ColoradoArtWeekend.com is excited to continue the 5th annual Fall Fest In Dillon in the Colorado mountain community of Dillon! This show is the sibling to longest running & most established art festival on the eastern side of Summit County! The juried fine art and fine craft show will run in the core downtown area of historic Dillon, CO right in front of Dillon's historic brewery Pug Ryan's.
104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO 80435 70 miles west of Denver www.townofdillon.com
Hours: Saturday Sept. 3rd 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday Sept. 4th from 10 am to 5 pm & Monday (Labor Day) Sept. 5th 10 am to 4 pm.
There will be 85 artists showing fine work like painting, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, metal & woodwork, fiber, and much more! Summit County Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is a perfect setting for the art festival. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Dillon, Dillon Colorado features Dillon Marina which has the world’s highest yacht club. The club hosts weekly regattas and other aquatic special events throughout the summer.
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
Peter has been an artist for as long as he can remember and still proudly displays the ceramic dinosaur he made when he was just four years old. However, since 1986 he has solely worked in watercolors. Peter has shown his artwork in juried shows and galleries throughout the country since winning numerous awards. Peter's free-flowing style makes his watercolors unique. Peter is a mood painter creating an impression of his sublet matter through the use of bold and energetic colors. Peter's greatest satisfaction comes from the donation to worthy causes such as Habitat for the Humanity, the American Heart Association, the American Breast Cancer Society, Children’s Hospice House among others and was commissioned by Johns Hopkins in Baltimore where he produced some 50 originals for their surgery wing, Recently, Wake Forest’s University’s new neonatal center approached Peter to paint the signature piece for the entrance to their new center and his 48 x 60 inch “Baby Bear” adorns the entrance. His work is bright and bold watercolors that adhere to wood panels treated with a preservative.
Through the technique of gestural abstraction, Jessica Wright invites us into a world of enchantment: a world of forested landscapes that are sometimes burning and bright and other times shrouded in mist. Self-taught, Jess has been painting since the age 12. About four years ago she abandoned the brush—after more than 25 years of work—and hit upon a “throwing” technique that employs acrylics, chopsticks and, of late, her own hands. Her paintings come to life with color and texture—and an immediacy that produces an almost child-like state of wonder and awe in the viewer.
Jess plays with the line between realistic and abstract art. As one appreciator said, Jess’s landscapes provide a refreshing view of nature with a modern edginess. Jess’s fans feel as if they have created another window in their home that looks out upon a scene that touches the heart and stirs the imagination.
As she works to capture some of the most beautiful scenes the natural world has to offer, Jess is transported into a state of mindfulness. It is her greatest hope that her art, in turn, transports her viewers into a state of mindfulness and present moment awareness that fosters the intense appreciation for the natural world that she experiences.
Jess is extremely prolific. She exhibits her work across the Front Range through gallery exhibits, charitable events, live painting demonstrations and participation in a variety of art festivals including the Aspen Art Festival, the Vail Art Festival and others.
Her work is available online, in person, at festivals and charity events. High quality prints are now available - please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Jess lives amid paints, drop cloths and canvases in the beautiful state of Colorado.
3-D mixed media, Gourds, Feathers, Totems
Doug Fountain embodies the spirit and the power of the Great American Indian. A direct descendant of the legendary Chief Sitting Bull, Doug and his family are proud members of the Spirit Lake Dakota Sioux tribe. This distinguished legacy uniquely enables this extraordinary artist to use the knowledge and wisdom of his heritage to create his original, one-of a kind, limited edition Art. Fountain’s impressive body of work includes totems, masks, sculptures, his continuing energy series and the circles of life series. Fountain creates museum quality pieces of art, which are conceived on the legends and proud traditions of his people. Each dot represents a prayer of thankfulness, each triangle represents unity and each rectangle represents family. These symbols represent the strength of character, their struggle to survival, their honor and deep respect for Mother Earth and Father Sky. All of these elements come together to create the journeys and experiences of our lives.
Reclaimed Colorado pine trees are used to create functional art for the home. Benches, Ottomans, Bar stools are cut by chainsaw, sanded, stained and lacquered then covered with cowhide, leather or suede.
Amado's work is the essence of the southwest, with bold colors, forms and dynamic composition that capture a vision of a people, a land and its art.
Amado is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment.
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
The artist grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and has lived most her adult life in beautiful Colorado. She has always loved the outdoors and possessed a passion for home decorating. Hand chiseling naturally beautiful granite, slate, and other stones into elegant oil candles, lazy susans, and serving candles has been a perfect fit for her. She uses scrap granite from fabricators that is destined for our landfills. The wicks are fiberglass and with proper use should last indefinitely. These fiberglass oil wicks are efficient and economical as they provide the best flame shape and color in the candles. The oil reservoir is attached to the bottom on the candle, and a funnel is provided for filling purposes. The oil candle reservoirs are made from a sturdy glass that is permanent, simple to refill, and protects the environment.
Intimate scenes in landscape photography that entices us to explore a deeper experience of light and texture themed in the the concepts of "Water and Woods". Museum Grade Face Mounted Acrylics using Pearled Metallic Print in gloss or no-glare.
Raku fired ceramics, Wehhel throw and a few pieces hand built, Copper based and crackle glazes in a reduction fire. Horse hair, feathers, and slip resist for a "naked" finish.
From Kim "My specialty is Raku Fired ceramics. This is not to say I don’t do functional work, but I really love Raku. I started with copper based glazes, Experimented with various recipes until I found the two basic glazes I use. I learned about horse hair Raku firing. There was pit firing or sager options, but I like Raku. I’ve been firing horse hair for about 20 years. "
Brian has a created a unique new take on bas relief with Carved Canvas. Through graphic design and virtual sculpting, he transforms a two dimensional image to 3D, then carves that image on a wood "canvas" with a CNC Router. Each carving is then torch fired, hand painted, and distressed to create beautiful wall art. More of his work can be found at www.carvedcanvas.com.
Rust & Sawdust Creations, by Jared Keeth, showcases functional & imaginative furniture, using primarily reclaimed materials. Stemming from a love of antiques & refurbishing forgotten pieces, Jared has been able to apply a myriad of skills he's learned throughout his life to what he builds--woodworking, construction, welding, & powder coating, to name a few. Jared is on the autism spectrum; creating these functional art pieces has given him the freedom to pursue a career he loves in a way that suits his atypical needs. Jared hopes to inspire others to see the beauty that is found in our differences, our scuffs & scars, our oddities…just like the furniture he creates. www.rustandsawdustcreations.com
Paco Gonzales uses 60 million year old specimens from the Sea of Cortez to make beautiful hand carved Onyx lighted sculptures, lamps showing mystical crystals and so much more. From Paco "I was born in Mexico City in April 4,1972 always working as Civil Engineer related to projects in natural stones such as Onyx and other stones until August 2008 when we are relocated in LA, CA. I began to create lamps and sculptures in Onyx using different techniques focused in an artistic vision." https://www.facebook.com/people/Paco-Gonzalez-P/100008171705998/
The jewelry is wearable art inspired by the cultures and colors of America's Southwest. All necklaces are one-of-a-kind and only three pairs of earrings, at most, are made. Geometric shapes are included in the three dimensional necklace and earring designs.
Scott began photography at age 12 with a Rolleicord medium format camera. He learned to make Black and white prints in the junior high school darkroom. Today he shows his work at juried art festivals around the united States.
Modern hand-crafted jewelry designed with precious metals and carefully sourced gems. Our namesake, Zeta Leonis, is the seventh most brilliant star visible in the Leo, one of the oldest constellations. As a Leo born in August, this star has special significance to the artist Paula Romero. Built upon the success of the introductory line of meticulously beaded jewelry, Fire of Joy, Paula’s newest project is an ode to individuality and diverse femininity.
Zeta Leonis is the next chapter of Paula’s artistic vision: born from the lush beauty of her native Ecuador, enriched by expansive travels, and honed in the rugged mountains of Colorado.
Mostly metal sculpture. Little bit of wood mixed!
Steve Fast is a lifelong inquisitor and creator. He studied Industrial Design at the Art Institute of Colorado. As an artist and craftsman, he holds himself to a high standard for both the function and the aesthetic in all of his work. His integrity and creativity lead to incredible pieces every time.
His work is derived from His love of childhood and the endless imaginings that come with it. With his joyfull whimsical imagination, Christopher strives to create a deeper dimension to the stories and imagery he skillfully portrays in his sculpture.
“When I see, or imagine, a subject or scene, I love the inherent beauty present in its shape, texture, and flow. The medium is the same way, though I draw and paint, I am drawn to the tactile feel of clay in my hands. I do most of my work with my bare hands, only using tools as extensions of them when necessary.”
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.
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
Autumn Teneyl mountain chic clothing for the earth conscious women. Autumn creates each piece with the real women in mind. Feel good ,look good, do good support Colorado made clothing. The work work is a vision of small batch hand-made original and flattering designs. The clothing has timeless styles that fit real women, using fabrics that are durable, luxuriously comfortable, and cozy. https://autumnteneyl.com
Musical Artist Lineup - Coming Soon!
Artists who will be demonstating - Coming Soon!.
Street Performer Schedule - Coming Soon!.
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
Hot Diggity Doggies proudly serve delicious skinless all beef franks, 100% beef, gluten free with no artificial flavoring or by products. They also serve fresh squeezed lemonade, breakfast burritos, and pretzels as well as bottled water.
Parking is plentiful right on Lake Dillon Drive or the many parking lots around the show.
Well behaved dogs are always welcome at our shows.
The festival is free and open to the public.
Restrooms are available in the middle of the show.
The festival is on the parking lot so wheel chairs could navigate that easily.