Telluride Arts: September Art Walk, 9/7!

Telluride Arts’ Art Walk takes place Thursday, September 7. 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.

Go here for more about Dave Pressler.

Go here for more about Art Walk in general.

Venues Hosting Art Walk Receptions:

Ah Haa School for the Arts
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 welcomes Kristopher Castle with a collection of eight narrative oil paintings looking behind the scenes of a production of “Hamlet” in a show full of historical symbolism, allegory and whimsy!

Drawing upon his history as a professional costume designer, Kristopher portrays imaginative characters to help tell stories and evoke a sense of performance and theatricality. An artist talk begins at 6:00pm on 9/7, with Telluride Theatre moderating a lively discussion full of Shakespearean lore!

ROOFPOP will literally top off the evening with cocktails and music on Ah Haa’s Skydeck!

On September 11,  Kristopher also leads a class, “Color & Composition in Oil,”designed for those interested in developing a deeper understanding of color theory and how that informs composition in oil painting. Participants will have an opportunity to engage with the artist’s dual approach towards painting – narrative and observational.


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.

Bella Fine Goods:

For the September Art Walk, Bella Fine Goods is featuring art by Peter Skidd and jewelry by Mattioli.

Specializing in custom, metal sculpture, Skidd’s meticulously built, indoor/outdoor sculpture is crafted using an intense process of plasma cutting, forming, grinding, welding, and painting to produce high-impact, statement art.

Mattioli showcases fine jewelry from Torino, Italy, designed to inspire dynamic, sophisticated women through their colorful, joyful, and impeccably executed creations. Each piece is unique and an irreplaceable signature of Italian elegance.

Between the Covers/Bruno Cafe:

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 silkscreens 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 lives and works in Telluride. She has been a professional artist since 1985, showing her work nationally and internationally.

Judy 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 also 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.


Founded by Telluride native Macy Pryor and close friend Rebecca Adams, Crossbow is a women-run business offering an experiential shopping experience featuring custom hats, handmade leather goods and beautiful works by other inspiring artisans.

In the new and lovely 101 W Colorado Ave space, guests will find an appreciation for crafted leather goods, and vintage and quality hats in a western style made with love.

Crossbow is open every day 10am-7pm.

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 Steve Green.

Steve is a contemporary landscape artist, whose abstract images are inspired by the majestic mountain ranges, low plateaus and canyons. Enhanced color, as well as light and dark tones, add to the drama that underlines the artist’s strong emotional connection to Telluride and the Southwest in general.

MiXX Projects + Atelier:

For their September show, “Spaces/Places,” MiXX projects + Atelier is featuring work from Kristin Hart, Sheila Giolitti, Sylvie Adams, and Katie Heffelfinger. Across a variety of media, these four women explore ideas of space through landscape and abstraction.

Kristin’s landscape photographs go the extra mile to distill the feelings of their captured environments, edited with exaggerated colors and dreamlike auras that feel more real than imagined.

In ways both physical and psychic, Katie’s ethereal watercolors feature undulating, dotted lines of latex resist and hand-made paints speckled with crushed mica to portray the abstracted deserts of the Australian Outback.

Both Sylvie and Sheila approach ideas of space even more abstractly.

With an almost mathematical sensibility, the brushstrokes of Adams’ acrylic abstracts are carefully executed to feel as though they occupy 3D in an essentially 2D format.

Finally, Sheila’s mesmerizing, layered resin abstracts exist as self-sustaining, created environments, with each layer of resin and mark-making responding to and informing the layers preceding and following.

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.

Rogers forages for her materials on hikes in the San Juan Mountains and Telluride and on travels throughout the USA and Europe. Her painting process combines physical and mental documentation using maps, technology and photographs. Her work includes figures, portraits, and nudes.

Rinkevich Gallery:

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

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


Second Chance Humane Society’s newly remodeled SIT…STAY…SHOP! is Telluride’s Upscale Resale Emporium.
For its September Art Walk debut, SIT…STAY…SHOP! is showcasing repurposed, up-cycled, wearable art created by Telluride’s talented Kathleen Morgan.

The exhibit titled “Tie One On, The Art of Aprons” highlights Kathleen’s purposefully created, one-of-a-kind apron designs. each made with 100% repurposed and recycled fibers donated to and collected by SIT…STAY…SHOP!

Kathleen resides in Telluride and, for over 30 years, she’s supported the community as a Telluride school district teacher and later as a One to One Mentoring program manager.

Today Kathleen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose creations encompass an eclectic history of wearable art, textile manipulation and sculpture utilizing unusual and unexpected materials. She brings those talents into her business, The Telluride Dresser, a service for weddings and other events across the region.

The Freebox is her creative mecca and her sewing machines bring her great joy.

Slate Gray Gallery:

This September, Slate Gray has two exhibits on view. First is Julie McNair’s “Offerings.”

Since 2004, Julie’s sculpture has reflected the natural world and our place in it. Unlike her earlier work, this latest series, “Offerings,” portrays an harmonious relationship between humanity and the environment, Using mostly female figures to emphasize nurturing, Julie is suggesting a need for more gratitude and love of the different or unique. However the playful quality that has marked her art over the years still remains in the forefront.

While former figures were freestanding and grounded, the new work is aloft, designed to hang on a wall. The pieces are also smaller, more detailed and more colorful. And the artist’s use of mixed-media has expanded, though clay remains the substructure.

White Water, Rising

Additionally, Slate Gray Gallery is excited to present a collection of new paintings by Marshall Noice. This show marks the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery – although the artist has shown his work in Telluride for over 20 years.

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:

This September, Telluride Arts is featuring Rob Gonzo in collaboration with Telluride Blues and Brews Festival. Gonzo is an artist from Memphis, Tennessee, who has recently relocated to North Carolina.

Rob’s art – inspired by the likes of Picasso and Basquiat – is a mix of styles including contemporary, abstract, folk, Neo-Expressionism, street art and graffiti.

He uses material such as fabrics, cardboard, and other found objects to build up texture, dimension and create stories. During his picking days, Rob gathered a lot of ephemera dating back to the early 1900s that he also uses as small touches of collage. He likes to work in bright vivid colors, sometimes straight from the tube.

Rob Gonzo painted the original image for the 2021 and 2022 Telluride Blues & Brews posters, and has now debuted a third image for the 2023 festival.

Telluride Arts HQ Gallery West:

This September, Telluride Arts HQ West is featuring “Summer’s Almost Over,” an exhibit by Dave Pressler.

Known for his fun and humorous depictions of our world using robots and monsters, Dave Pressler has a unique ability to bring a level of humanity to the inhuman, imbuing each of his subjects with distinct, engaging personalities.

Now, with his first solo show in several years, Dave brings his robots to the forefront of the conversation. “Summer’s Almost Over” challenges viewers to put themselves in the place of the robot, who are, like many of us, feeling unsure of their place in a world threatened by the rise of new technology including artificial intelligence.

Dave is a multi-media artist, illustrator, animator, painter, sculptor, character designer and more. Over the past 25 years, he has developed and designed characters for many major companies, co-creating the Emmy nominated animated show “Robot And Monster” for Nickelodeon; and “Boss Baby Back In Business” for Dreamworks TV. He is currently co-executive producer on “The Rugrats” reboot for Nickelodeon.

In addition to his media projects, Dave is an accomplished painter and sculptor whose work shows in galleries all around the world.

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 some of 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 snaps the picture.

Tony Newlin Gallery:

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

Room with a View

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:

The American Academy of Bookbinding is hosting an event at the Wilkinson Public Library for its 30th Anniversary in conjunction with the Ah Haa School’s Shakespearean-themed show.

The weekend of celebrations kicks off with a collaboration with the Wilkinson Public Library and the Folger Shakespeare Library to present and discuss Shakespeare’s First Folio, a 400-year-old publication.

Guests will have an opportunity to view the Folio and chat with the conservators. This rare collection from 1623 is of enormous importance, as about half of Shakespeare’s plays had never previously appeared in print, including “As You Like It,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth,” and “The Tempest.”

Without the First Folio, 18 plays might have been lost forever. A discussion and Q & A session follows.

The talk features Steven K. Galbraith, curator at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Curator of Early Modern Books and Prints at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

WOOF! Telluride:

Home of Gondogola, WOOF! Telluride (formerly Kamruz Gallery), 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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