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Representing the West

White Gallery, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center | February 3 - May 26, 2019    


About the exhibition:

Enjoy artwork in a variety of mediums which considers the changing culture and myths of the American West. Non-traditional subject matter, materials, and concepts and traditional depictions of the West will be on display, including audio and video pieces. Over $5,000 in prize money is awarded during this exhibition, along with a coveted “People’s Choice” title - which YOU get to vote on - awarding the opportunity for a solo exhibit at the Arts Center.

About the juror:

The juror for this year's exhibition is Regis University in Denver art professor Tony Ortega. Mr. Ortega holds a Master of Fine Arts, May, 1995 - University of Colorado, Boulder; Associate of Arts, Fine Art, August, 1982 - Rocky Mountain School of Art, Denver; Bachelor of Arts, Commercial Spanish;  and a Certificate in Latin American Studies, August, 1980 - University of Colorado, Boulder.

He is the recipient of the coveted Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1999) and the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts (1998). He has been a working artist and teacher for the past 30 years. Tony Ortega’s lifelong goal is to contribute to a better understanding of cultural diversity by addressing the culture, history and experiences of Latinos through his art. His work can be found in Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum and the Colorado Springs Fine Art Center.  Tony’s artwork is represented in Denver, Colorado at the William Havu Gallery. He has exhibited in United States, Latin America and other parts of the world. For more information, please visit his web site at:

Sponsored by Charlie & Shari Ready, an anonymous cowgirl and 

Artists on display and location:

Andrew Amundsen, Minneapolis, MN

Dave Armstrong, Colorado Springs, CO

Brandin Baron, San Francisco, CA

Bob Benvenuto, Pueblo, CO

Frank Blazquez, Albuquerque, NM

Jorin Bossen, Los Angeles, CA

Michael Brohman, Denver, CO

Aaron Brown, Wichita, KS

Jeffrey Brown, Sunset Beach, NC

David Caricato, Pueblo West, CO

Alejandra Carrillo, El Paso, TX

Katherine Cooper, Tucson, AZ

John DeFeo, Denver, CO

Julie Devine, Seattle, WA

Maeve Eichelberger, Paonia, CO

Aimee Fink, Denver, CO

Maura Freeman, Seattle, WA

Heather Gallegos-Rex, Sandia Park, NM

Michele Hardy, Silverthorne, CO

Jennifer Hecker, Brockport, NY

Annette Isham, Denver, CO

Vicki Johnston, Evergreen, CO

Shari Kessler, Santa Fe, NM

Michael Keyes, Aurora, CO

Gay Lasher, Denver, CO

Ryan Lee, Denver, CO

Leon Loughridge, Denver, CO

Paul Malinowski, Littleton, CO

Robert Martinez, Riverton, WY

Jeffrey Neumann, Hillsdale, NY

Randy Pijoan, San Luis, CO

Mark Scantling, Amarillo, TX

Stephen Shugart, Denver, CO

Eileen Skahill, Palmer Lake, CO

Catherine Eaton Skinner, Seattle, WA

Anne Skok, Boulder, CO        

Kevin Sloan, Denver, CO

Jason Stout, Martin, TN

Jodi Stuart, Denver, CO

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