Telluride Arts: June Art Walk!

Telluride Arts: June Art Walk!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, June 1. Participating venues are open 5-8pm, hosting receptions to introduce new exhibits and artists. 

Complimentary gallery guides, offering a self-guided tour, are available at participating venues or online at Use it any time to help navigate through the venues which are open to the public most days. 

For more information about the Telluride art galleries and exhibition venues, visit: View more Telluride Arts District upcoming events here:

Go here for more about Slate Gray’s current show, Waxing Rhapsodic,” featuring the work of encaustic artists Judy Kohin, Shawna Moore and Amy Van Winkle.

Go here for more about the Ah Haa School

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues Hosting Art Walk Receptions:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
Baked in Telluride
BELLA Fine Goods
Between the Covers / Bruno
Elinoff Gallery
The Gordon Collection
Mixx Projects + Atelier
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Slate Gray Gallery
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ East
Telluride Arts HQ West
Tony Newlin Gallery
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Gallery

Ah Haa School for the Arts:

For the June Art Walk, Ah Haa School for the Arts proudly presents, Anomaly, Christopher Beaver’s solo exhibition featuring meticulously created mosaics and fine handcrafted jewelry.

“Art would bore us if it weren’t for the anomalies. We crave patterns, but then delight in subtle discrepancies. Patterns are satisfying, but then there’s a second burst of satisfaction when we discover the exceptions. The title of this show is Anomaly because we need to rejoice in the subtle discrepancies that enrich our thoughts and feelings.”

Upstairs at Ah Haa find the latest paintings by Rob Schultheis in a show titled “Mountains.” Go here for more on his life and work.

Mont Cristallo

Join Ah Haa for an opening reception with Christopher Beaver on June 1, 5-8 and purchase your HAHA tickets during Art Walk at a special pre-sale rate!


Atelier is artist Joanie Schwarz’s working studio and gallery space at 215 E Colorado Ave.

Schwarz’s artwork ranges from delicate 14k handmade gold jewelry to dreamscape-merged photography of old world Telluride.

All of Schwarz’s work questions what connecting means in a world where our sense of home seems to be a given in defining who we are.

Baked in Telluride:

Baked In Telluride features photographs by Lawrence Giles, a long-time Telluride resident captivated by the colors and design of nature.

Giles is a painter, photographer and print shop owner who arrived in Telluride in 1995 and never left.

He says:

“I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. The mountains have always been my inspiration …and continue to be to this day. I grew up in the mountains of California and have always sought to be near vertical terrain. I have done everything around here in Telluride from ski bum/lift operator, construction worker, graphic designer, magazine designer and Art Director to now Print Shop Owner.”

Lawrence now divides his time between print work, getting out around the local area to photograph and hike, and scuba-diving several times per year.

The photographic work displayed here is the result of several years of photographic exploration on the elements that inspire Giles – response to the design, color, and emotions brought about by the weather, landscapes and creatures as experienced here in the San Juan Mountains and elsewhere on the planet.

Bella Fine Goods:

BELLA Fine Goods presents an exquisite and lovingly curated fine art and fine-jewelry collection that brings together the work of artists and designers from around the world. For the June Art Walk the gallery is pleased to present Javier Lopez Barbosa (Modern Art), and CASATO (Fine Jewelry Collection from Milan, Italy).

Javier Lopez Barbosa’s paintings, dedicated to free expression of his ideas, feature singularly glossy surfaces that draw us in and urge us to focus on the roiling, dynamic compositions beneath which seem to spread out beyond the edges of the canvas. Barbosa has perfected a beautiful mixed media on canvas technique that could be best viewed as an outgrowth of glazing. The paintings project a lucidity that deploys color in large fields with incorporations of texture and form that expands upon the tendency of Color Field painting within Abstract Expressionism.

Designed and conceived in Milan as accessories with a strong personality, CASATO jewels embody the perfect Milan prêt-à-porter style that enchants the modern and elegant women.

Join BELLA June 7th and 8th, 10am-7pm, as they welcome special guest Federico Gauttieri (Chief Designer at CASATO), for a Fine Jewelry Showcase of his newest collection.

Between the Covers/Bruno Cafe:

Between the Covers has been a haven for book-lovers and a community hub since 1974. Visit the new store and Bruno Café. While visiting, enjoy an exhibition of large-format film images by conservation photographer and filmmaker, Dawn Kish, whose new film just screened at Telluride Mountainfilm.


Crossbow is a women-run business offering an experiential shopping experience featuring custom hats, handmade leather goods and beautifully well-imagined works from other inspiring artisans.

Along with their team of incredibly talented craftswomen, Crossbow has strived to establish an intimate connection with both the customers they create pieces for, and the community they love so deeply.

Visit Crossbow for a custom experience this summer.

Elinoff & Co.:

Elinoff & Co. is featuring the art of Eugenio.

Simply known as Eugenio, he is one of the most promising Peruvian artists working today.

Sprawling cities might seem boisterous to some, but for Eugenio a bustling city is a source of inspiration. Through a command of light and movement, Eugenio takes the ordinary trappings of urban settings — cityscapes depicting crowds of people shuffling through a brightly-lit street — and transforms the scene into something grander.

The Gordon Collection:

New to Art Walk, The Gordon Collection specializes in Native American jewelry, weavings and arts. 

Mixx Projects + Atelier:

In a celebration of all things colorful and collaged, MiXX atelier’s new show, Spectra, features four collage and mixed- media artists who tease out works of rich detail from their materials.

With work by Brenda Bogart, Ouida Touchon, Luis Bivar and Tomo Mori, Spectra is a showcase of artwork that is more than the sum of its parts

Using distinct media and artistic styles, Kammerzell and McGee cleverly refract western Americana through their respective lenses of mid-century nostalgia, and playful pop art iconography.

Paxton’s neon sign paintings breathe new life into aging structures that feel otherwise stuck in time.

Touchon’s mixed-media works pay homage to the feminine characters that too frequently go unwritten in tales of the Wild West.

Red Dirt Studio Gallery:

Red Dirt Studio Gallery is featuring paintings from Eunika Rogers, a local painter who works in found clay, wine and pigments collected on her hikes in San Juan Mountains and Telluride.

With her earthy palette Eunika creates large, realistic paintings of Colorado landscapes using the materials with which they were formed.

Slate Gray Gallery:

This June, Slate Gray Gallery presents Waxing Rhapsodic, featuring Judith Kohin, Shawna Moore, and Amy Van Winkle.

Waxing Rhapsodic is a celebration of wax as a medium and the versatility of encaustic painting. Each of the three artists has developed a method of working with wax that results in a style entirely her own. In different ways, these three artists have all pushed this ancient technique into the contemporary realm. Pigment suspended in wax-based mediums lends itself to the creation of lush surfaces and luminous layers. Each approach will give viewers a glimpse into the boundless realm of possibilities that these artists have explored.

Tellurado Studio:

The Tellurado Studio is featuring the adventurous fine art of Markus Pierson.

Pierson explores a mythic narrative in his Coyote series, each piece symbolic of wanderlust and living beyond boundaries.

The protagonists of these hand-embellished prints are the coyotes: enigmatic figures searching for the next big adventure.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery East:

Telluride Arts HQ East is debuting History Carved in Stone, a new exhibition about the Transfer Warehouse’s past, present, and future.

The exhibition includes artworks displayed at the Transfer Warehouse from Britt Bradford and Flair Robinson, Chris Myers, Jack Plantz, Katy Parnello, MD Famous Artist, and more local artists.

Join Telluride Arts in celebrating the Transfer Warehouse’s past and brining to life a new era for this cherished landmark.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West:

This June, Telluride Arts HQ West presents Tame Your Marmots by Ridgeway-based artist Tammi Brazee.

While a hint of an accent reveals Maryland roots, Colorado has been Brazee’s home since 2011. Returning to college as a “late-bloomer,” she now holds two graduate degrees, one in environmental science and the other in visual art. This unusual combination of interests has had a profound influence on her work, keeping it suspended somewhere between recognizable reality and imaginary narrative.

Brazee tends to investigate the human relationship with the natural world, with its creatures, with others, and with themselves. She makes social commentary with a sprinkling of humor, a nip of nonsense, a dash of self-deprecation, a pinch of bird droppings, and a dose of deeper meaning.

The Tame Your Marmots series explores the silent messages that repetitively replay deep in our minds and influence our behavior. These messages are numerous and the way they play out in each life is as unique as a fingerprint…The presence of a trickster marmot throughout the series embodies our tendency to be misled by our perceptions and beliefs, many of which have long generational ties that are passed along like family heirloom.

Tony Newlin Gallery:

The Tony Newlin Gallery features the nature and wildlife photography of Tony Newlin.

This summer season we are excited to present Tony’s New Release photograph captured this past year, Canyon Passage.

Wilkinson Public Library:

Telluride Arts is presenting a Wilkinson Public Library exhibition titled “Seasons,” works by local artist Gregory Deame.

Deame grew up in Massachusetts, but has lived in Telluride for over 20 years. His first art class was taught by his sister in his parents’ basement. Afterward, Deame learned to illustrate using technical pens while also studying landscape architecture at the University of Massachusetts.

After moving to Colorado, Deame began to expand the way he chose to render landscapes, now using ink, watercolors, and acrylic paint.

WOOF! Telluride:

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery) is now located at 307 E Colorado Ave.

WOOF! Telluride features photography by Mary Kenez and local painters who capture the spirit of Telluride and Southwest Colorado.

The gallery hosts unique and humorous creations that represent the ever-so-active, hippy-happy and sometimes a bit quirky Telluride lifestyle

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