The Annual Evergreen Elk & Art Fest Sept. 23 & 24 is a juried fine art and fine craft show that will showcase 60 professional artists from Colorado and beyond. The show will once again be presented at The Evergreen North shopping complex - just off Evergreen Parkway next to the Evergreen post office. 3719 Evergreen Parkway * Evergreen CO * 80439. Saturday 10 am to 5 pm Sunday 10 am to 4 pm
Evergreen is a a small town that is energetic, comfortable, unpretentious, welcoming, & engaging. This community event will highlight all those wonderful qualities.
The show will feature mountain-living oriented, Western, Southwestern, and rustic artists at this historic mountain bedroom community west of Denver. Mediums will include painting, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, wood, metal, and many more. The dates for the show have been chosen carefully as this September weekend is one of the city’s most alive and historically has enjoyed great weather.
When starting down his path, BenJamin was given the words from another artist, "make what you like" - from those words Ben Jamin has found that the warm energy we all feel in great art comes from the artists who truly love what they create. Ben creates his work using a plasma torch to create relief in thick steel plate. He then refines and polishes each piece before adding some color by way of chemical reaction, or patina. Ben has been refining his techniques for almost 15 years, and the quality of his patinas and finishes reveal just that. Be sure to take a look at his web site www.BJaminCustoms.com
Doug Wodark's art centers on an update of the iconic image of cowboys and Native Americans as well as animals in a more contemporary light. A simple, atmospheric background, often with a solvent-based patina, overlaid by a single, closely cropped silhouette. Doug lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife, Heidi, and two children. His work can be found at various galleries throughout the West.
The husband-and-wife painting team of Kevin D. Miles and Wendy Schaefer-Miles are unique in the art world. Two artists with one vision, working side-by-side on the same canvas. Neo-Impressionists dedicated to bringing nature to life on the canvas. Their oil paintings reflect their love of nature and joyful countenance. https://www.schaefer-milesfineart.com/home
Moss was exposed to the art world at a very young age. His sister, Lyn Kent Jones, was the first in the family to follow a career in art. Definite influences by the wonderful Russell family of artists in Pecos, a small town in romantic West Texas, created a spark in Moss which followed him through worldly careers to the point where the artistic pull could no longer be denied. In fact, Moss' budding artist son, also Moss, provided a stimulus for the elder artist to "get serious" about art.
Moss is amazed on a daily basis with the processes of applying paint to a blank canvas and at some point seeing something beautiful, inspiring, or exciting pop out. Catching the light of the world is his goal. Beauty will follow.
Autumn Teneyl is a boutique women’s clothing brand, grown from the ground up in Colorado for the last 20 years.
"We are a small family, a team, sometimes changing, but mostly staying the same, and always maintaining the course line when it involves our vision. A vision of small batch, hand made, original, and sustainable way of pursuing a dream. A dream of creating, establishing, and culturing a high end fashion product, one able to transform women from all walks of life, incorporating flattering designs, with timeless styles that fit real women, using fabrics that are durable, luxuriously comfortable, and cozy.
All made 100% in Colorado, USA, using 100% recycled and repurposed designer fabrics, we will always walk the path of Earth conscious women."
Born in Stillwater, OK in 1953, Randall Case is a lifelong, self-taught artist with a loyal following. He was named "An artist to watch" by Southwest Art magazine as he divides is creative work equally between oils and pastels. Case delivers his perspectives in and increasingly unique style which is the result of his relying more and more on his artist instincts. Perhaps it’s this preoccupation with color which explains the exceptional ( and regular) diversity of Case’s palette. From his detonation of color within florals to the muted tonal quality of his quiet pieces, Case seems to relish the challenge of using color to create specific moods across a wide spectrum.
7x8" fabric & leather bags that clip to belt loops or can be worn with a strap. Leather bags are all one of a kind. 12 to 22" dream catchers. This year introducing Sari silk wind socks with bells & one of a kind leather hat bands.(wind socks & hat bands haven't been made yet but will send photos ASAP)
Slantbrush Studio's creator Matt Rinn has always been inspired by his love of the outdoors. When looking at his work one can see the influence of the four elements: earth, water, wind, and fire. Matt's unique approach also uses flow and movement from his favorite sports: soccer, board sports, mountain biking, and whitewater kayaking. Some favorite techniques he incorporates in his pieces are long lines, free fluid strokes, unique structural foundations, and upward ramp like curves. His intention and end goal is to bring to life the sometimes overlooked natural beauty in everything and everyone in this life. Remember to take an extra few minutes to look a little deeper and a little closer into Matt's creations. Most likely, an unexplained surprise with in his art await your discovery!
After many years of exploration, Laura’s preferred artistic medium is batik on rice paper with water media. One of the world’s oldest art forms, the intriguing process of batik, dates back over 2, 000 years ago in Asia, India, and the Far East and is traditionally done on paper.
Today, as a contemporary fine artist, Laura layers pigment and hot wax over handmade rice paper. Then she coats the painting with a final coat of wax, crumpled into a ball, and smoothed out. A final coat of paint is applied and the pigment seeps into the cracks of broken wax, leaving a crazed look to the painting similar to a spider web.
Finally, she removes the wax with a hot iron, melting away the layers of the opaque wax to reveal a vibrant painting beneath. The batik process has many phases and all are integral to the creation of her “one of a kind” paintings.
Laura’s art is focused on creation, evolution, and the many phases and cyclical nature of life. She paints abstracted images from nature in an impressionistic style leaving the viewer to complete the image and connect on a more personal level with her art.
Amber Drawbaugh and Polly & Co offers handmade crochet throws for every home. We founded Polly & Co to share our chic and comfortable blankets with the world. Whether you're shopping for a unique accent piece or just want to curl up on your couch, our crochet throws are the perfect fit for your home.
Julie creates mountain inspired pieces using reclaimed wood and resin. Her artwork is inspired by her mountain lifestyle in Evergreen, Colorado. She highlights some of her favorite things about the Rocky Mountains- snow capped peaks, brilliant starry skies, and forest tree lines. Her artwork is made in layers, so it gives depth and dimension, and no two are exactly alike. www.modstikdesigns.com
Elaina is a local artist and photographer inspired by the great state of Colorado and U.S. National Parks. Elaina's personal adventures and journeys outdoors have inspired her to make art to share with others. She has a personal connection to each piece made. Elaina's art and creations are meant to spark joy and nostalgia. National Park lovers go wild over Elaina's shop, as they buy unique and meaningful gifts for everyone on their list. You can shop for the wildly popular national park ornaments on colorado pine, each ornament is hand drawn. Elaina also offers wood engraved designs and art, original photos on coasters and canvas, as well as national park and colorado magnets. All wood is locally sourced here in colorado, and her most favorite medium is aspen wood.
Hand cut and stitched custom made leather goods for home and travel.
Debbie Gold is a contemporary impressionist painter using acrylic and different tools to create impressions of landscapes,& florals. Graduating from New York Community College, majoring in Art & Advertising Design, Debbie worked in in the fashion industry as a freelance fashion illustrator, freelance embroidery sketcher, fashion coordinator/stylist for Lina Lee, and sales associate for La Marca shoes where she also showcased her own hand painted women’s tee shirts. Also in Denver, Colorado, Debbie worked for Nordstroms and Anatomy pop-up boutique.
To expand her creative experiences, Debbie moved to Santa Fe New Mexico and opened her own gallery on Canyon Road where she successfully painted and sold her own oil and acrylic paintings for many years. Debbie has since sold her gallery and now resides in Denver, CO where she continues to do art shows throughout the year.
By blending two of natures alluring elements, wood and stone, Tina creates functional, culinary accessories. Her Cutting Boards, Gathering Boards, Serving Platters and Dipping Trays will elevate your daily or special occasions.
Tina meticulously searches through arborists’ wood lots looking for the perfectly flawed, cracked and knot filled hardwoods that other woodworkers pass by because of these deficits. She chooses smaller pieces of wood that will be enhanced with Stone like turquoise, lapis, malachite or chrysocolla, and inlays these into these cracks and voids. Following a similar method to the Japanese art of Kintsugi, where broken and fractured pottery is mended with gold or silver dust, thereby restoring the fragments to a functional and more beautiful piece. http://knot-wong.squarespace.com/
Marilyn's art is reverse painting on acrylics. Yep, she paints in reverse from the most forward elements of the piece to the furthest back. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate its magic. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her home at the base of the Mt. Evans wilderness area in Idaho Springs, Colorado. Painting in a modern impressionist style, Marilyn's art is infused with brilliant light and color. Her use of textured, bold brush strokes magnifies the vivid impressionist style.
PASSION for Nature & Photography has inspired Brad Carlin since 1992. He has become an outdoors-man with high respect for his subject matter. Twenty years of his images have been acquired by way of film, but he is currently using digital equipment with Very Little Photoshop editing. Scouting & sneaking, camouflage, scent block, tree stands, ground blinds, and understanding wildlife behavior are some other techniques that he uses.
Ashley Ball is the one woman show behind Bowled Over Ceramics. Everything is handmade by her start to finish, from a lump of clay to the final fired piece. She focuses on functional artwork, as a way to bring beauty to the seemingly mundane. You can find her work at bowledoverceramicsab.Etsy.com.
Dawn expresses what she see's in nature while capturing its spirit and essence onto canvas creating colorful, thick, juicy paintings you almost want to touch. She paints because it fulfills her and wants to share her artwork with others to bring them joy and beauty to their lives. Dawn is thrilled to paint outdoors as weather allows. Living in Estes Park, Colorado gives her inspiration often.
Cecelia is well known as the “Fastest Draw in the West” because of her popular five-minute profile that is rendered realistically and accurately in record time. She has completed over 50,000 portraits and they hang in homes all over the world.
Cecelia also paints on wild tree wood that she gathers from mountain trails in Summit County. The images range from wildlife, florals, landscapes and fantasy. They are a clever collaboration between artist and nature.
Lisa Pearson Designs believes that art should not come at nature’s expense. From the handcrafted, minimalist jewelry collection to our eco-friendly home goods lovingly crafted by artisans and designers we admire, every product we sell is sustainable, ethically sourced, or organic.
Deidre Sappington is a progressive custom stained glass artist, specializing is stained glass pet portraits. www.Brokenglass.design
Crystal Hey Designs creates functional resin art, charcuterie boards, lazy Suzan's, cutting boards, utensils and various other kitchen items. Resin wall art.
DJ music entertainment Saturday and live entertainment Sunday!
1 to 4 pm. Pumpkins will be $2.00 for small and $4.00 for larger, with proceeds going to Mountain Area Alternative Crisis Pregnancy Center.
7Barrels is referred to as "The best balsamic you will ever have". The combinations of oils and vinegars are fantastic for creating new and unique flavors for customers. They use their personal olive oil recipe and pair it with 25 year aged balsamic vinegar
~Come get your "Curry in ah Hurry" Burritos, Rice Bowls, Wraps & More! With a Full line of Espresso Drinks! ~Spice it the way you like it Mon!!
Parking is plentiful in the center itself or on the frontage road.
Well behaved dogs are always welcome at our shows.
The festival is free and open to the public.
Restrooms are available in the NE corner of the festival in the parking lot.
The festival is on the parking lot so wheel chairs could navigate that easily.