Tickets are now available for the exclusive Governor’s Art Show Opening Night Gala from 6 – 8:30 p.m. Friday, April 24. Meet 58 of Colorado’s top fine artists and be among the first to see and buy their new art pieces. Gala tickets can be purchased on the Governor’s Art Show and Sale website for $75 per person.

The gala is the only opportunity during the show to meet and mingle with the artists, providing attendees a unique opportunity to learn more about each piece, including the inspiration behind it, technique and more. Tickets to this exclusive event include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. See the list of chosen artists here.

The art show has established itself as one of the top two art shows in the state, and among the many reasons, Loveland is at the heart of the arts in Colorado. Out of hundreds of entries, 56 artists were chosen to participate, and two legacy artists were selected to be honored during the show. Only about 20% of artwork submitted is accepted by the jury, making competition fierce and keeping the quality of artwork extremely high and rising each year. The artists come from across the state of Colorado and represent a variety of mediums, techniques and styles.

The 2020 Legacy Artists are Jane DeDecker and Mark Thompson. Legacy Artists are chosen by the show committee. These are artists whose past participation in the show has raised the bar for excellence and whose work is featured in the City of Loveland’s Art in Public Places collection. Meet Legacy Artists and all participating artists during the Opening Night Gala April 24.

Part of Jane’s artistic genius is her ability to select a moment with which all of us can relate to in our lives. The textures of DeDecker’s work bespeak her passion, integrity and honesty.

“It is such a great honor to be chosen as a Legacy Artist for the upcoming Governor’s Art Show,” said DeDecker.

“The Colorado Governor’s Art Show has, for twenty-nine years, been an important show for me and many of my contemporaries. To be honored as a Legacy Artist in this year’s show is the welcome acknowledgment of my life’s work as a fine artist,” said Mark Thompson.