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Gay Lasher at National Center for Atmospheric Research

March 29, 2015

Gay E. Lasher will be showing work from her Transformations and Playing In Traffic series at National Center For Atmospheric Research March 30-May 30th, 2015.    The opening reception is April 3 from 6-8PM.  Gay’s work uses computer altered photographic elements from digital photographs to create abstract compositions of deeply saturated colors.  Her work is inkjet printed on cotton and stitched.


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Upcoming Denizen III Show at Helikon Gallery and More

March 28, 2015

Upcoming Show

My work will be part of the annual tenant show at Helikon Gallery, April 24 – May 30. Helikon Gallery is located at 3675 Wynkoop, Denver in the RiNo Art District. Opening Reception is Friday, April 24 from 6 – 10pm. First Friday is May 1 from 6 – 10 pm. Hope to see you there!

thornton_denizen_show_4x4Need Your Help for Website Cleanup

Our website needs your help. Many of our pages such as Members Who Teach and CO Member Spotlight have very old information. I will be updating these pages over the next few weeks and would really like to include the latest and greatest information from everyone. Please check the pages and send your updates to This is also an excellent time to send me your information if you would like to be added to the website pages.

New Format to Newsletter

I would like to expand our blog and newsletter to highlight our local artists monthly. If you would like to be in the newsletter, please email the following information to me (

  • Photograph of you
  • Photograph of a representative piece of your art and a description of the media and techniques used
  • Brief description of what you enjoy about surface design
  • Website link (if applicable)

I will include them on a first come, first serve basis so everyone has a chance to be highlighted.

Local SDA Meetings

For those who would like to meet other SDA artists, there is a local group meeting monthly and still open. Please feel free to contact the group lead, Rose, if you have any questions. This is a great opportunity to meet up with other SDA artists!

South Denver Fiber Artists

Rose Legge

(303) 663 3181

The group meets on the 4th Friday at Holly’s Quilt Cabin (County Line and Holly in Centennial) at 1pm.

Let me know if you would like to set up an SDA group in your area.

Sue Miller Evening of Caring Survivor Fashion Show

March 10, 2015

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Join SDA member Brooks Luby from Denver, Colorado as she showcases her Spring Clothing Collection at a gala for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Breast Cancer survivors will model the designs based on “Here Comes The Sun”.  The gala is sold out, but you can view it LIVE, as we are streaming it Thursday nite 7:45 MST.  Go here to get notified or just join in Thursday night:

New Local Rep and Latest News

March 1, 2015

Hello to all!  I am Jan Thornton, the new Colorado SDA Rep.  As many of you know, Barb Beasley had to step down after several years in this role.  Many thanks to  Barb for all her support on the SDA blog and for her help getting me started!  I am excited about taking this on and look forward to hearing from each of you.

Laurie Hill Gibb has some exciting news to share:

Up until March 2nd, Monday, you will be able to see a video of my appearance on THE QUILT SHOW, a worldwide online quilting magazine. I share Episode 1512 with the featured guest quilter Debby Schanbel, so you will need to scroll to about 38 minutes into the segment in order to catch my segment.  It was both intimidating and exciting to be part of this experience.  Journey 65, the story of the year long journey I took in my beloved VW van, Turtle, has really had a life of its own.  The Journey has been written about by either me or others in THE QUILT LIFE, SAQA JOURNAL, QUILTING ARTS, and QUILTERS NEWSLETTER.  If you have time in the next few days, give a look.

Laurie’s website:

Here is a link to her video:


February 27, 2015

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Brooks Ltd. to Showcase Spring Collection

At Day of Caring Colorado.

Downtown Embassy Suites

March 11, 7-8 PM

Please go to the website for more info and tickets.

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Mary Hertert Fashions at

Fashion Extravaganza

Carbondale Recreation Center

March 13 & 14, 2015, 7 PM

Tickets at Carbondale Arts.

Animals with Attitude

Animals with Attitude

March 6–April 25, 2015

Bas Bleu Theater, 401 Pine St., Ft Collins, CO

Opening Reception March 6, 2015, 5–7 PM

Tuesday—Friday 12:30-5:30

Saturday 1:00-4;00

Closed Sunday to Monday

State Representative Needed

February 26, 2015

It is necessary for me to step down as the Colorado Rep at this time.  I would like to pass along our blog if there is anyone interested in taking over as state rep.  I will be happy to talk to anyone about what I have done, but keep in mind you can create your own vision of what you want for Colorado.  I also have printed materials and computer files I will pass on to help you get started.
Please email or call me if you are interested. or 303-494-8270. Thank you for making my time in this position enjoyable.

February 2015

January 28, 2015


There is a beginning and end to every flame. From bright spark to mute ash, fire is a process of beguiling and fleeting beauty. It’s an all-in situation, though. There is no turning back from combustion, no reverse reaction. Just the charred ruin left in its wake. Beyond the literal, though, a flame is a symbol for love and passion, as well as the intensity and duration of a relationship.

For the cold month of February, Helikon Gallery will warm things up with a fire-themed group show: “Spark & Ruin: Anatomy of a Flame.” Curated by 1of1 Magazine, the exhibition will feature works by 13 artists that are inspired by the temporary beauty and/or irreversible destruction of fire, treated either literally or figuratively.

Opening reception on February 3rd from 6-10pm,  First Friday Art Walk from 6-10pm February 6th. The exhibit will close on February 24th from 12-5pm.

Tue, Feb 3rd – 6-10pm
Fri, Feb 6th – 6-10pm
Sat, Feb 24th – 12-5pm

Adventures in Fabric

Opening Reception January 30, 5:30-7:00 pm

Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree
See a retrospective of Jean Herman’s work including new pieces and work that has just returned from other exhibits. Her fabric collage work will be exhibiting at the Lone Tree Art Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. The show runs January 28th through March1 and includes a collection of the small “Musings” pieces.  The center is open M – F 10- 4 pm and during the times various events are occurring.



NCAR Group or Solo Exhibits

Artists will be selected by jury for solo or group exhibition in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via the NCAR Community Art Program- UCAR Center for Science Education:

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2015 at 5pm. There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for exhibits June 2015-May 2016, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work and may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork.

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact:

Audrey Lewis at (303)-497-2570 Email:

NCAR Community Art Program, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, Fax: (303) 497-2411

25 Years of Inspiration Quilt Challenge

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum invites you to help celebrate its 25th anniversary. Create a 25″-square quilt about something that has inspired you during the last 25 years. Was it a person, a place, or an event? All entries will be displayed as part of the museum’s 25th anniversary exhibit, July 30 through October 27, 2015.

Quilts will be judged. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place. Entry deadline is July 15, 2015. Visit for more information.

Public Display Space

Erie Community Library has wall space available for the visual arts. There is no fee to display, but there is a form to be completed. We can accommodate one artist if they prefer or if several artists would like to show together, that is fine as well. We are also booking for winter and spring of 2015.

Erie Community Library, 400 Powers, St., Erie. Contact Steph Myers, Librarian.

Art Classroom Space Available in Golden

The Foothills Art Center in Golden has a large art classroom that is underutilized.  Lots of light, tables, chairs, sinks and more for your art group or school group to hold classes!

For more information, rates and availability, please contact:

Eriq Hochuli
Education Coordinator and Preparator
303.279.3922 Ext. 32


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