Local Artists will Shine at the Art League Fine Art Show.
The Wheat Ridge Art League Fine Art Show will be on display during the Carnation Festival in the remodeled Anderson Building at Anderson Park, 4355 Field St. Friday, Aug 13th, 4-9.; Saturday, Aug.14th, noon-9pm.; and Sunday, Aug. 15th, noon -4pm.
Around Thirty-two members of the Wheat Ridge Art League will be exhibiting their best pieces. Including - watercolors, oils, pastels, charcoal and pencil. Many, though not all, works of art will be for sale at affordable prices that make it easy for a beginning collector to acquire their first piece, and hard for a seasoned connoisseur to resist another purchase. “The show this year will be bigger than ever, a great way to celebrate the missing of the 2020 show" said Theresa Joyce, Chairwoman of the Art Show.
The art show is not a juried event but rather a members only show. The Art League, organized in 1974 and is now in it’s 47th year, has more than 40 members, most hailing from Jefferson County. Artists pay a $35 annual membership fee. The purpose of the league, “To pursue the study of the arts, to encourage originality, and provide members with the opportunity to obtain public recognition.”
The Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival serves as the League’s exclusive art show.
Throughout the year, member artists may be on exhibit at any one of the seven regular exhibit spaces including the Arvada Motor Vehicle Depart at 6510 Wadsworth., Pietra's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant 9045 W 44th Ave, WR., Infiniti’s Pizza PIE 5807 W 38th Ave., WR. Highlands Senior Center, 29th & Osceola, Denver., Holy Cross Lutheran Church 4500 Wadsworth Blvd-Room 1, WR., Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce-Visitor Center 7230 W 38th Ave. WR., Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center 6363 W 35th Ave. WR,.
The league has commissioned Michael Untied to judge and present awards to the members for 2021. This will include Best in Show to honorable Mentions, fulfilling the league’s mission to offer its artists, from amateur to professional the opportunity to earn recognition for their creativity. The public is invited to vote for ‘People’s Choice Award” by filling out a ballot after viewing the exhibition.