All posts by Fred Lunger

July Get Together

Please join use tomorrow evening, Wednesday July 26th 7:00 as we have decided to play at Jerry Simpson’s studio and make art cards.

Meeting location is 825 E Arkansas Ave..

To get a sneak peak what this YouTube video.

Come meet Jon Zahourek, Artist and Creator of the Anatomy In Clay Learning System

Jon Zahourek had always realized that the understanding of anatomy and kinesiology empowered him and his students to create art without dependence on visual reference of any sort. It was during his tenure at the Parsons school of design, that the world of art and anatomy began to collide in a profound way. Jon created a scale model skeleton on which to demonstrate surface anatomy in clay to his students. Through the use of these models, anatomy began to make simple sense to him for the first time. He realized that in shaping models and using clay to construct anatomy onto the models, he was simultaneously shaping his own learning. His artistic appreciation of the human body led him to profound insights into the study of anatomy, thus leading him to create Anatomy in Clay Centers.

Jon Zahourek

Please join us this Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 PM as Jon discusses discusses with us his adventures in the world of art, and how the Anatomy in Clay Centers, Denver came about.

Location: Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware St. Denver

May 24th Meeting – Demo and Presentation by Tiffany Miller Russell

Morning Stretch Stream of Consciousness

Please join us this Wednesday when we will have Tiffany Miller Russell talking about her Paper Sculptures.

Tiffany’s sculptures are created from specialty art papers, which are cut flat and then formed and shaped by hand. Patterns, colors, and textures of the available paper are utilized, and can be subtly tinted with pastels, or collaged to mimic brushstrokes. Tiffany explores the limits of her art materials and strives to create sculpture that resembles painting.

Her work celebrates nature, the diversity of life, and the individuality of animals and their relationship to the world. Her bas-relief collages intrigue and engage, creating inviting glimpses of familiar worlds that display a heightened sense of reality.

Date: Wednesday, May 24
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Studios at Overland Crossing
2205 S. Delaware St. Denver

March 22nd Demonstration


Please join us this Wednesday, March 22nd, for a brass plate engraving demonstration by Ferenc Gyulafia. As a one time engraver for Hallmark, Ferenc would create the printing plates for may of the cards and decorations produced by Hallmark.
Meeting location, The Studios at Overlook Crossing, 2205 S. Delaware, Denver, CO 80223
Meeting time: 7:00 pm

working on brass

The Gilpin County Arts Association 70th Juried Art Show

The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 70th juried art show in 2017. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, CO.  Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  Deadline for entries is March 3, 2017.   Jurors are John Fielder, Stephen Quiller and Bob Smith. Awards judge: Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator from Vance Kirkland Museum.  Awards: Over $3,000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show, First, second, and third place awards will be given in three categories, 2D, 3D and Photography.  Additional information and entry forms at

February 22nd Meeting Demonstration



We are excited to introduce Colorado Artist Guild members to Mixed Media by Pebeo! Come see what the latest buzz is all about at our upcoming meeting on February 22nd from 7:00 to 8:30pm. The demonstration will be by local artist and Pebeo Mixed Media Product Specialist, Candace French. Candace is an award-winning mixed media abstract artist, teacher, author and coach based in Littleton, Colorado. Her passion for life and innovative painting style will both entertain and educate while you enjoy learning about these exciting self-expressing liquid oil paints. Come join us!  Meeting Location, The Studios at Overlook Crossing, 2205 S. Delaware, Denver, CO 80223

2016 Potluck Dinner


Okay friends, it’s that time of year for our annual Potluck dinner.
When: Wednesday, Nov 16th
Time: Approximately 6:30 pm
Location: The Studios at Overland Crossing, 2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

For all of you that are are members and haven’t been to a meeting is some time, please come and join us, and reconnect with your fellow artists. We would love to have you.

Welcoming Teresa Castaneda to our October 26th Meeting


At this weeks meeting we are honored to have Teresa Castaneda join us to discuss how she makes her “Crinkleism” print making process, which is her own invention in printmaking.  Its unique plates produce only four original hand pulled prints.   She will also be sharing with us, some of her other creative endeavors like white formed paintings,  photography and jeweler making.

Please join us this Wednesday, Oct 26th, 7:00 PM at The Studios at Overland Crossing, 2205 S Delaware St, Denver, CO 80223

Jo Ann Nelson will be Visiting with us at our September Members Meeting on Sept 28th


Please join us this Wednesday as well will have Jo Ann Nelson sharing with us her artwork.

Jo Ann is still a little farm girl at heart, playing with many objects that add interest to her life and especially to her art work. She is a retired educator, with degrees from Fort Hays University and many additional classes different universities. Always on the look out for new knowledge and a way to apply it to the working situation has been her life’s goal.
The demo for this guild will include the application of varied mediums to aqua paints, with finishes that make each study archival.
Meeting time and location:
Wednesday, Sept 28th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Overland Studios
2205 S Delaware
Denver, Co 80223

2016 Senators Bennet and Gardner Call for Art

Dear Artist,

Welcome to the sixth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet and second year for Senator Cory Gardner’s Washington D.C. offices, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild.

Senator Bennet and his staff are again looking for 12 to 15 pieces of 2D artwork and possibly 2 or 3 sculptural pieces.   Because the Senator’s office and conference rooms have 25 ft ceilings, they would prefer pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame) but have selected a few small sizes.   As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

Just a note on Senator Bennet’s loan program, because of his upcoming election campaign, final notifications of selected work, will not occur until after election day.

Senator Gardner and his staff are looking for a mix of sizes.  Like Senator Bennet’s office, they have a few rooms with 25ft ceilings, but they also have other rooms that are smaller, so could use a few pieces of artwork in the 18” to 24” size range.  The style they are looking for is a little more specific.  Senator Gardner enjoys artwork that is more historic, and because he is from the eastern plains he would like see artwork that represents that part of the state as well.

For an idea of past art selected, please visit the Colorado Artists Guild facebook page at:

Loan Program:

Open to Colorado Artists Only
Loan term – 1 to 2 years
Shipping will be paid for by the Senator’s office
Artwork will be insured


Maximum of 2 images per person
Image size: 72 DPI and no larger than 1920 Pixels on the long side.
Image should be labeled as: last name_Title.jpg
Email images to
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
In your email response, please provide;
First Name, Last Name
Address, City, State, Zip
Contact phone number
Email address
Title of artwork
Size of artwork (if framed, include frame in measurements)
State if the artwork is framed or gallery wrapped
Price of artwork (for insurance purposes)
Your preference for the loan term, 1 or 2 years
Senator preference for submission, either Senator Bennet, Senator Gardner or both.

Schedule (all dates past submission deadline are subject to change)
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
Image consolidation and submission to the Senators offices:    Friday, October 14, 2016
The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, November 4, 2016
Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, December 2, 2016


Fred Lunger

Colorado Artists Guild

Wednesday, August 24 Guild Meeting

Please join us this Wednesday for our monthly meeting, as the Guild hosts a conversation with photographer Joe Bonita. Please note that our meeting location has changed for this meeting only. We  will be on the University of Denver campus, Colorado Women’s College, 1901 E Asbury. Same location as our current exhibit. Program starts at 7:00.

Joe Bonita PhotoJoe Bonita Photo 2


Joe Bonita is a self-taught photographer who’s been taking pictures at one level or another for a long, long time. He’s traveled extensively in Europe and made forays to Canada, Japan, China, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica, Africa and South America. These travels have provided him with a wealth of subject matter for his photos, some of which appear this program. Many of his images are manipulated for what he considers artistic effect because in his view, photography isn’t just about showing the viewer what was there. He believes that it’s highest calling, like that of all art, is it’s ability to show others the world both as the photographer sees it and as he or she would like it to be.

The program is about the making of high impact images. It identifies the characteristics of these photos and gives many examples from Joe’s work and some from other photographers. The principles can be uses by photographers and painters as well.