Show rescheduled to Sept. 26 – Nov. 1, art sales moved online for the first time

The 29th annual Colorado Governor’s Art Show, one of the largest fine art shows to exclusively feature Colorado artists, has made several changes for its 2020 show in light of COVID-19 safety protocols. The show will now run Sept. 26 – Nov. 1 at the Loveland Museum and, for the first time ever, the artwork will be for sale online. 

“While the world stood still, Colorado’s top fine artists were creating art for us. They delved deep within and masterfully brought forth the magnificent collection of work that will only be shown at the Governor’s Art Show,” said Ruth Scott, Governor’s Art Show director. “As it turns out, the Governor’s Art Show will be Colorado’s only major fine art show in 2020 and will be an experience of beauty and delight. Our show and sale is the best place to see and purchase work from some of Colorado’s best.”

How to purchase art

Online sales will open to the public at noon on Sept. 26. Art purchases, artist previews, and images of artwork for sale will all be available on GovernorsArtShow.org and on the Governor’s Art Show Facebook page and Instagram profile

How to see the show in person

The month-long show will be held at the Loveland Museum, opening at noon on Sept. 26. Exhibit admission is $7 and free for museum members. The museum will be able to accommodate up to 50 visitors at a time to ensure proper social distancing. Staff, volunteers, and visitors will be required to wear face coverings during the initial reopening phase. Patrons who are in one or more of the high-risk categories are encouraged to visit the museum during special hours on Wednesdays from noon – 1 p.m. and Fridays from 2 – 3 p.m. However, seniors and people with serious medical conditions are encouraged to see the show through a virtual tour that will be available on the website. 

The Governor’s Art Show is presented by Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs and endorsed by the Governor of Colorado. Net proceeds will benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes. One-third of net proceeds will go to the Thompson Education Foundation’s Homeless Assistance Fund and additional funds will go toward scholarships for local art students.

The goal of the Thompson Education Foundation’s Homeless Assistance Fund is to ensure education stability and success by providing support and assistance to students and families in homeless situations. 

To find more information on the Governor’s Arts Show, please visit the website or email director@governorsartshow.org.

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LIST OF CHOSEN ARTISTS

The show includes sculpture, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paintings from participating artists. Karen Storm, 2019 Best of Show winner returns, 12 new artists join the show this year, and several artists have returned after numerous years. Selected artists are:

      Jody Ahrens, Grand Junction

      Chris Alvarez, Colorado Springs*

      Daniel Augenstein, Greeley

      Anna Rose Bain, Arvada (returning after three years)

      Carolyn Barlock, Denver

      Michael Baum, Manitou Springs

      James Biggers, Estes Park

      Carl Bork, Salida

      Cheryl Browder, Gunnison (returning after 16 years)

      Melissa Cooper, Littleton

      Sarah Dean, Englewood

      Jane DeDecker, Loveland (Legacy Artist)

      Sheri Farabaugh, Thornton (returning after six years)

      Daniel Glanz, Loveland

      Lindsey Bittner Graham, Northglenn (returning after seven years)

      Nancy Haley, Golden*

      Quang Ho, Denver (former Legacy Artists and returning after four years)

      Carol Jenkins, Ward

      Joan Judge, Colorado Springs

      Andrea Kemp, Golden*

      Alyson Kinkade, Loveland

      Tammie Lane, Aspen*

      Kathleen Lanzoni, Boulder

      Amy Laugesen, Denver

      Bev Lee, Grand Junction*

      Karol Mack, Fort Morgan

      Jeannie MacKenzie, LaPorte (returning after 12 years)

      Kim Mackey, Pueblo

      Jeremy Manyik, La Junta

      Sina March, Wheat Ridge*

      Susan Hediger Matteson, Dolores

      James M McComas, Golden*

      Parker McDonald, Longmont

      Patrick McKee, Fort Collins

      Anita Mosher Solich, Centennial (returning after six years)

      Julia Mulligan, Golden

      Norbert Nagel, Lakewood

      Desmond O’Hagan, Denver

      Tony Pachak, Pueblo*

      Rosetta, Loveland (returning after seven years)

      Scott Ruthven, Fort Collins

      Kirsten Savage, Fort Collins

      Doug Schneiter, Loveland

      Cathy Sheeter, Aurora

      Tamara Simmons, Loveland

      Kelly Singleton, Firestone*

      Nathan Solano, Pueblo

      Cydney Springer, Estes Park

      Shandy Staab, Wellington

      Sabrina Stiles, Longmont

      Karen Storm, Manitou Springs

      S. Mark Thompson, Golden (Legacy Artist)

      Kathryn Vinson, Loveland*

      Tal Walton, Fort Collins

      Douglas Wodark, Castle Rock

      Ellen Woodbury, Loveland

      Rick Young, Castle Rock*

      JieWei Zhou, Highlands Ranch*

 

 

The 2020 show will feature four different works of art from each artist at the Loveland Museum.