Western Art Collector | March 2022 Issue
Colorado’s landscape is diverse, from arid deserts to the snow-capped Rockies, to rivers, canyons and more. The state, with its towering mountain ranges, attracts visitors year-round for epic hikes, skiing and snowboarding. Possibly even more robust, though, is its arts and cultural scene—especially art with a Western flair.
The opportunities to immerse oneself in art are boundless, and throughout the state of Colorado, Western art lovers will find no shortage of talent. Peruse the following pages to learn more about galleries and organizations like Ann Korologos Gallery, Claggett/Rey Gallery, Sorrel Sky Gallery, Enver from Denver Fine Rugs & Restoration and Mudhead Gallery, as well as artists Don Woodard, Ryan Austin Lee and Sherry Cobb-Kelleher.
Ann Korologos Gallery represents more than 40 painters, sculptors, printmakers, mixed media artists and photographers. Located in the charming town of Basalt, this spacious gallery is one of the premier galleries for modern landscapes and contemporary Western art.
“We believe you will be transported by the insight and creativity of these artists, and the inspirational, timeless and vibrant works created,” says gallery owner Ann Korologos. “Our goal as a gallery is for everyone who visits to discover something new with each experience.”
Discover regional landscapes by Peter Campbell, Deborah Paris, Andy Taylor, Nathan Solano, Dinah Worman, Marie Figge Wise and Dan Young. Feel the impact of nature through the abstract landscape paintings of Michael Kessler, Cap Pannell, Allison Stewart, and the pastels of Sabrina Stiles. Experience ranch life in the American West as painted by Terry Gardner, Donna Howell-Sickles, Peggy Judy, Linda Lillegraven, Kate Starling, Sean Wallis and Simon Winegar.
Explore the contours and characters of the West carved and printed by Leon Loughridge, Sherrie York, Aaron Fink, Joel Ostlind and Paula Schuette Kraemer. Take home a modern-day relic of a ceramic horse by Amy Laugesen, a pot by local ceramicist Michael Wisner or a bronze sculpture by Gordon Gund, Veryl Goodnight or Lisa Gordon.
Experience the realist still lifes by Sarah Lamb or highly detailed landscapes by Brett Scheifflee. Characters of the past take new dimension through the eyes of Tomas Lasansky, Janet Nelson and Lloyd Schermer. All manners of wildlife — great and small — evoke humor and nostalgia through works by Diana Woods, Mike Weber, Sandra Kaplan, Ewoud de Groot and Heather Foster.
Upcoming shows include Lightness of Spirit from June 2 to 28, Sarah Lamb: Timeless Memories running June 30 to July 7 and Dan Young: Mountain Majesty from July 9 to 19.