Mary Morrison

March 2016 Newsletter

Featured photo by Mary Morrison

The March 23rd meeting will be at
The Studios at
Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware
Denver, CO 80223
7:00-9:00 PM

Mary MorrisonThe Presenter for the meeting will be Mary Morrison

Mary Morrison lives and works in Denver, Colorado. She received her MFA in Visual Arts from The Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University in Boston, MA 2012. She has worked full-time painting, teaching and exhibiting art for the past 25 years and works with Golden Artists Colors, Inc., in the company’s Working Artist Program as the Working Artist for Colorado.Mary Morrison

Morrison’s paintings have been collected by the State of Colorado’s Art in Public Places Program as well as many private and corporate collections. Corporate collectors include Kaiser Permanente Lone Tree Medical Offices, Lone Tree, Co, Steel Street Bank and Trust, Denver, Co, The Medical Center of the Rockies, Loveland, CO, La Costa Resort, San Diego, CA, The Herman Memorial Wellness Center, Houston, TX, The Pinnacle Resort, Lake Charles, LA, The University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, The Anschutz Cancer Center, Denver, CO and The Boulder Country Club, Boulder, CO.

For more information, please visit her website at

Member News and Wet Paint

Join us for the Spring Members Exhibition April 1, 2016 through May 27, 2016

Hirschfeld Gallery at
Colorado Women’s College
The Chambers Center
for the Advancement of Women
1901 E. Asbury Ave.
Denver, CO 80208

Opening Reception April 8, 2016 from 4 -7 pm

Some of the artists in the show are

Nikolay RizhankovNikolay Rizhankov

Mary Silvia
Christine Jarvis
Bobbi Shupe
Donte Janae
Kathy Meyer
Dani Day (Ajai)

Roses for the dark heart; finished 3.11. 2016
Roses for the dark heart; finished 3.11. 2016
Leslie Aguillard

If you are a paid member and want to share your news and upcoming shows, please send your info to by the 1st of the month!

Remember to check the website frequently for updates and opportunities!

2016 Exhibits

We will have 4 member exhibits in 2016! Please visit the Exhibits page for more information!






Entries open to amateur and professional artists in Jefferson County and other Denver Metro areas. Prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd places, Mayor’s choice, and People’s choice.Submissions will be selected for exhibit through a juried process.  $10 submission fee for each piece.

Artists are invited to submit up to three pieces (2D mediums). Limit size to a max of 48 inches.  All work must be ready for installation and have adequate wire on back for hanging. Include artist label on back.

Donated work will be included as a silent auction piece.

Work for sale will be paid to the artist at 85% of sale.  40 West retains 15% commission.  Artists may contribute additional amount of sale to fundraiser.


Submit a photograph of your work via email to by April 22, 2016, 5:00p.m.

Up to three images (one for each work submitted). JPG (jpeg) format. Max file size of 2.0 MB per image.   JPEG file must be saved: Last name First name _ Name of work.  For example (LacroixNicole_Safe.jpg)  Email subject heading must state: MIND, Last name, First name.

In the body of the email include: full name, address, email, and phone.  List the title, medium, dimensions, and special instructions when applicable. Indicate if artwork will be a donation or for sale. Include the sale price.

The narrative: In under 150 words (approximately), tell the story behind the composition as it relates to mental health.

$10 fee for each submission.  See payment instructions at

A confirmation email will be sent with additional selection, drop-off, and contest information.  Artists will be notified of selection by April 29, 2016.

Contact us at

Calls for Entry


President’s Soap Box

president's soap box“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be.” ~ Abraham Maslow.

Do what you do. Paint, draw, sculpt, doodle, create. Bring your imagination with you and share your hopes, dreams and challenges with like minded folks. Get feed back on your latest works and inspiration for the works yet to come. Joining the Colorado Artists Guild is a great way to expand your artistic horizons!

Be sure to join us for the monthly meetings, the fourth Wednesday of the month!

We are still looking to fill a number of board positions so if you are interested in any of the volunteer positions available or if you want to volunteer to help as a support person for the various positions, please contact

Submitting to the Newsletter

DEADLINE:  1st of each month
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