Telluride Arts Presents: August Art Walk (most Shows Up Through The Month), 8/3!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, July 6. 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. 

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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
La Cocina de Luz
Mixx Projects + Atelier
Red Dirt Studio Gallery
Rinkevich Gallery
Slate Gray Gallery
Tellurado Studio
Telluride Arts HQ East
Telluride Arts HQ West
Telluride Distilling Company
Tony Newlin Gallery
Wilkinson Public Library
WOOF! Gallery

Ah Haa School for the Arts:

Ah Haa School for the Arts is showcasing artworks created by a selection of participating HAHA installation artists!

Play with giant pencils from master prop builder, Mike Stasuik, as well as an interactive photo collage from artists Brandon Berkel and Alex Ferrari.

HAHA’s curated gift shop will be open with artfully made goods and limited edition merch.


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 is showcasing “Wildflowers in the San Juans” by Gary Ratcliff.

In keeping with the summer season, the theme of this show of landscape photography is alpine wildflowers in beautiful mountain settings around Telluride, including iconic Wilson Peak. The colorful wildflowers range from lupine to columbine, paintbrush, and elephant head flowers.

Gary Ratcliff is a professional photographer who operates the Ouray Image Photography Gallery in nearby Ridgway. His work is frequently published in Telluride magazine and San Juan Skyway magazine. In 2022, Gary won first place in the photography category of the Ouray Alpine Holiday Art show. Using a large-format printer, he prints and frames images for his clients as large as  12 feet wide.

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Bella Fine Goods:

Bella Fine goods is featuring Aida Izadpanah and Annamaria Cammilli for the month of August.

Aida Izadpanah lives and works in New York City and specializes in large-format, mixed-media and porcelain sculptural painting. Aida’s signature style suggests ancient walls and exteriors that are aged and detailed evoking Middle Eastern designs.

Annamaria Cammilli, the jewelry designer behind the eponymous brand, draws inspiration from her hometown of Florence, Italy, known for its rich history in art and design.

Annamaria’s jewelry is a testament to the beauty and fluidity of the natural world, beautifully mimicking the undulating shapes of the sand dunes and the waves of the sea. Eight sophisticated shades of 18-carat gold contribute to the uniqueness of Camille’s creations.

Between the Covers/Bruno Cafe:

This August, Between the Covers and Bruno are showcasing works by Judy Haas.

Since the Sixties, Judy has been inspired by the “Art of Rock.” The images and artists are unique. Originally intended for inexpensive promotional devices, rock posters evolved into extraordinary visual equivalents of the music they advertise. The posters themselves are created by many different artists, some silk-screens and signed by the artist;  other are “show editions” and no longer in print. All of the posters are embellished with imported Swarovski crystals, diamond dust, and/or hand-cut paper.

Judy Haas lives and works in Telluride. She has been a professional artist since 1985, showing her work nationally and internationally. Judyy is well known for her colorful handmade pastel drawings of trout. Her mediums include pastel on paper; ceramics; computer-generated fractals; mixed-media prints and projects. She has illustrated two books, “Being a Mother” and “The Grace of Mary.”

Judy participated in the Art in the Embassies program and many companies, including Patagonia, The Nature Company and Andrews McMeel, have used her images.

Judy has shown her work at Alexander Gallery in New York; Beadleston Gallery in New York and London; Meredith Long Gallery in Houston; American Museum of Fly-fishing in New Hampshire; and many galleries in Sun Valley, Vail, Aspen and Telluride.


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

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

This month, Crossbow is featuring Heather Benjamin.

The heart of Heather Benjamin’s creations is engagement with the natural world, connecting us to beauty at its purest level. Her wish is that the relationship to nature, via sustainable mineral and metal will promote the awareness and compassion so deeply needed for our planet and its beings.

Heather Benjamin’s work ranges from casted hat pins to bezel-set, geode hat band slides. It is out of her deep love for the natural world that she chooses ethically sourced materials like recycled sterling silver, naturally shed deer antler and cruelty free bone.

Heather is featured in a permanent collection sold at Crossbow and will also be in town August 11-13 with more one-of-a-kind pieces to adorn your favorite hat.

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. 

La Cocina De Luz:

La Cocina de Luz is featuring the works of Steven Green.


Steven is a contemporary landscape artist who uses forms inspired by nature to create a dance between the natural world and his abstract interpretations of same.

Telluride is a perfect place for nature’s majestic mountain ranges, which contrast with the low plateaus and canyons. Steven enjoys giving his work enhanced color, as well as light and dark tones, adding drama that evokes the artist’s strong emotions toward Telluride and the Southwest.

MiXX Projects + Atelier:

This August, MiXX projects + atelier is featuring four new artists— Nikolaos Schizas, Ingrid Matthews, Anne Vandycke, Anna Kalachyan in “Moving Meditations,” a many-faceted celebration of color, shape, and abstraction.

Acrylic painter Nikolaos Schizas utilizes an arsenal of tools ranging from traditional paint brushes to squeegees and spatulas to craft vibrant, gestural abstracts that express complex emotions through color and movement.

A former professional violinist, Ingrid Matthews now translates her musical background into visual form as an oil painter. Layering color in the same way one would sound, she builds colorful, richly nuanced abstracts that are more than the sum of their parts.

Oil painter Anne Vandycke’s minimalist abstracts deftly translate color and mark-making into energetic tableaus that pull an impressive amount of intensity from her thoughtfully restrained color palettes.

Finally, mixed-media artist Anna Kalachyan utilizes paint, thread, and a spectrum of representation and abstraction to personify the soft, feminine side of the natural world and those who inhabit it.

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.

Rinkevich Gallery:

Rinkevich Gallery is featuring the abstract painting of long-time local Margaret Rinkevich.

It’ll Come Back

The Rinkevich Gallery is one of Mountain Village’s premier art galleries, and also presents a unique selection of traditional, tribal sculpture along with small works, works on paper, jewelry, and scarves.

Slate Gray Gallery:

Slate Gray Gallery presents a selection of 10 new paintings by contemporary landscape artist Mark Bowles.

The exhibition is titled “Memories of Landscapes” due to the artist’s tendency to record his memories from his travels in his paintings. In these new works, Mark explored new ways to capture changing landscapes and atmospheres.

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:

Show your love at Telluride Arts HQ East with a new, interactive exhibit! Bring your best memories and dreams for the future to Telluride Arts HQ East to add to the collection of our best memories of the Transfer Warehouse.

You can write a love note and print your favorite memories or tag us on instagram @telluridetransferwarehouse and use #showyourlove.

The Transfer Warehouse has been a vital place of exchange for over a century. Already a central gathering space for the Telluride community, it is designed to become a year-round welcoming space for creative innovation and thought-provoking conversation within the community and beyond. The Warehouse will provide access to the arts for all, for years to come.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West:

Telluride Arts is presenting “Organic Elements,” a group show produced in collaboration with Art + Architecture 2023.

“Organic Elements” features local and regional talent including Kirk Drogsvold, Lucy Peveto, Rebecca Messier, Tara Carter, and Ted Moore. Telluride Arts will host receptions for Art Walk on July 6th and Art + Architecture on July 14th, both 5-8pm. There will also be an artist panel conversation in the gallery on July 14th from 1-3pm.

Telluride Distilling Company:

Telluride Distilling Company features the landscape photography of Tyler Sandstrom.

Tyler moved to Telluride back in the winter of 2013 to continue pursuing his career in environmental education. After years of falling in love with climbing in the San Juan Mountains and canyoneering in the desert Southwest just beyond our backyard, he began to question the inherent selfishness of his risky adventures. He determined the best way he could share the joy he found in these remote places was by utilizing his passion for photography to capture the amazing moments he experienced in the outdoors.

In the summer of 2020, Tyler decided to finally invest in a professional camera to begin sharing the beautiful scenes he witnessed for those who may never have the opportunity to witness it themselves. He uses the moniker “Captain Nowhere” because, unlike many landscape photographers you see on Instagram, he wants to remove the ego from the art he shares.

Tyler’s goal is to convey the ineffable feeling of human insignificance when witnessing the incomprehensible combination of geological time, atmospheric phenomena, and evolution of life on this planet; Nature deserves all the credit, Tyler merely snapped the picture.

Tony Newlin Gallery:

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

Room with a View

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

This summer season the venue is excited to present Tony’s newest photographs captured this past spring in the Serengeti. From the power of male lions, to giraffes grazing in the morning fog, to a large herd of elephants with babies, these images capture magical days of pure wilderness experience.

Wilkinson Public Library:

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

Greg 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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