ColoradoArtWeekend.com is excited to continue the 17th annual Lake Dillon Arts Festival in the Colorado mountain community of Dillon, CO! www.LakeDillonArtsFest.com
Don't be fooled - This show is the longest running & most established art festival in Silverthore/Dillon/Keystone/Frisco area! 17 years! The juried fine art show will run in the core downtown area of historic Dillon, CO right in front of Dillon's historic brewery Pug Ryan's.
July 14 - 16 * 104 Village Pl, Dillon, CO 80435 * 70 miles west of Denver
Hours: Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 4 pm.
There will be 100 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. The county includes the cities of Dillon, Silverthorne, Frisco, and Breckenridge with both home-owners and visitors from Colorado and around the world.
Located on the eastern shore of Lake Dillon, the town also features Dillon Marina which has the world’s highest yacht club. The club hosts weekly regattas and other aquatic special events throughout the summer. www.townofdillon.com
These returning artists are a featured collection of the 100 total artists exhibiting at our 17th Annual Lake Dillon Arts Festival July 14-16.
These are artists new the 17th annual Lake Dillon Arts Festival.
These are artists you will find at every ColoradoArtWeekend.com show.
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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.
Greg Robertson is an artisan who creates sculpted fountains made of onyx, travertine, and petrified wood. Each piece is individually hand carved and unique. Greg's Designs are born, developed, combined, reciprocated and always depend on the stone they are being applied to - the fun part!
Rock Steady Designs is located in Santa Fe, NM.
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. https://peter-freischlag.squarespace.com/
Stefan uses acrylic and paint on hardboard. The hardboard allows him to achieve desired textures, and the rigidity supports his technique of painting with stiff spackle knives. He also hand crafts each signature frames. www.ArtThatSings.com
You have to see this in person to believe it! Thousands of hand glued glass beads come together to create unique mosaic paintings. Each one draws visitors in with their vibrant sparkles of colors that create an immersive & tactile experience. www.sabrinafreyart.com
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
From the harvesting of my materials through the whole creative process I work alone. Wood lathe turnings, Carvings and bandsaw cutting. My pieces are inlayed with stones & metals finished to a high luster.
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.
After establishing the basic design, Jan blocks in the forms without detail then colorizes the block-in by pushing color into areas to emphasize and make sense of the form. She then adds texture and detail.
Jan paints in oil on canvas.
Paula relies on the innate brilliance and natural elegance of responsibly sourced metals, stones, and gems as the backbones of every handcrafted collection for her modern hand-crafted jewelry designs.
Danny Bushart uses 14kt gold, silver, copper, brass, gemstones and pearls using a variety of methods including form folding, cutting, shaping, hammering and lost wax to create all of his original designs.
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.
Brian Billow’s artistic style is described as organic contemporary. He uses acrylic paints, plaster, acid oxidized paints, metal leaf and a molten metals process that he developed to create works that range from landscapes and representational to abstract. The use of acid washed metallic paints creates the timelessness of rust and patina, but used in these designs and in conjunction with the molten metals they reflect the contemporary feel of the modern world. www.bbmsart.com
A nationally noted, award winning sculptress, specializing in miniature to monumental work. Felicia’s portraiture and figurative Southwest manner demonstrate the uniqueness of her elegant, recognizable style. Felicia appeared in publications / books titled Women Leaders of Colorado, Sculpture of the Rockies, and many news and magazine articles. Felicia was recognized as one of the top women leaders in Colorado.
Joseph's work is reversed carving in LUCITE acrylic using Denta tools. He creates decorative wall and floor panels that are hand carved in multiple panels and then assembled inside a Wood/ Aluminum frame.
Joseph then illuminates the panels by color changing LED lights. www.josephgalvanstudio.com
From Jamie "Images start from photos I’ve taken. Creating my ’ Photographic Art’ requires extensive digital editing and touch-up: involving hours, days and more.
I like to touch on themes & objects which bring back memories or celebrate connections with each other, or just take you to a ‘special place."
Mike first began expressing his love for birds and wildlife in elementary school by sculpting a series of animals out of clay, then firing them in a kiln. It was during this time, while growing up in the untouched desert areas around Scottsdale, Arizona, that he began a lifelong passion of wildlife observation and study.
Large scale nature and wildlife photography specializing in Rocky Mountains. Photographer considers himself a purest with by not using extreme editing techniques or photoshop manipulation. All printing, mounting, framing is completed by artist with no outsourcing or drop and drip photo labs. This gives a much more personal touch and artistic take on work. It has also granted the artist to offer the best framing presentations available at a fraction of the cost. Artist uses Roma Moulding, the finest in the world. It is a truly glamorous presentation often seen in world renowned galleries. www.timmermeyergallery.com
Tina Hoffer is a unique woodworker by blending two of natures alluring elements; wood and stone. Tina creates functional, culinary accessories with her Cutting Boards, Gathering Boards, Serving Platters and Dipping Trays that 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 the cracks and voids. She follows the Kintsugi method of Japanese art , where broken and fractured pottery is mended with gold or silver dust, there by restoring the fragments to a functional and more beautiful piece. http://knotswoodandstone.com/
Outstanding Emerging Artist winner goes to Ray Goodluck
Ray Goodluck draws inspiration from animals he grew up around and from his ancestors. From Ray - "Yáh áh tééh. That is greetings in my Native language. I am from the Navajo Nation. My clan is the 'Mud People' and born for the 'One who walks around one'.
Before painting, Ray was an iron worker out of Local 40 in New York City, where he was the first and only Navajo. In April 2019, Ray was working on the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, when he was injured on the job site. This injury led to him becoming wheel chair bound, stuck at home frustrated, & having nothing to do but watch TV. In May of the same year his girlfriend saw this frustration and left out a painting set she had got him at Christmas. She hoped it would give him something to focus his time on and ease his frustration while in rehab.
It worked. From this point on, Ray has spent all of his time painting and focusing his attention on making great pieces of art. Ray’s work has already been featured in the “Native American Art” magazine, as well as, a three page feature in “Western Art Collector”.
As a self taught artist, Ray is starting to realized his life's passion.
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. This unique approach garnered Marilyn our winner from ColoradoArtWeekend.com
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.
Deidre Sappington is a progressive custom stained glass artist, specializing is stained glass pet portraits.
She has been creating stained glass windows and panels since 2015. Her inspiration comes from the transference of light and the emotion that it evokes through Stained Glass. Her love of animals led to specializing in stained glass pet portraits and memorials, where she expertly captures the essence of our adopted family members. Deidre also enjoys creating custom works for her clients, including up-cycling old items with stained glass to give them new life through art.
From Mike "My Photography covers primarily Landscapes, Americana, and Travel in the American west.
Subjects include wild horses, old neon signs, cowboys, and unique western landscapes."
Mark Jennison uses brush and palate knife work to create impressionistic and expressionist landscape. Trees and mountains play an important in role in most of Mark’s work.
“I fell in love with Colorado on my first visit in 1980.”
The Colorado landscape has had a profound personal impact on him and is a dominant theme in his paintings. He aspires to capture light, texture and patterns of nature and convey grandeur and depth in each painting.
Mark has found a sense of tranquility in painting. His works are a tribute to the inspiration of nature and he hopes that others can find the same peace and solitude through his artwork. He has sold his artwork throughout Colorado and the US, as well as in Europe
To see/download a list of all the 100 open air galleries including their artist name, medium, and websites (if available), click the button below ....
Colorado's #1 Acoustic Instrumentalists Skanson & Hansen - live all weekend long!
Artists will be demonstrating all weekend long!
Kettle Korn, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts, and Homemade Root Beer!
Small coffee shop located in Wheat Ridge who roasts their own beans for the shop, festivals, and for packaging. They serve a variety of coffees, lattes, lemonades and baked goods.
July 15 & 16 only
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.