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Featuring works from The Art Center’s Permanent Collection Curated by Gayle Gerson March 5 – April 9 “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau Mixed media art describes a visual art form that combines a variety of media in a single artwork. Mixed media…

CMU Student Show (Past Event)

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Juror Roger McCoy March 5 – April 7 Student pick-up for hand-delivered work: Thursday, April 8, 9am-4pm “A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.” - Salvador Dali As John Singer Sargent said, “The thicker you paint, the more it flows.” This is like creativity for…
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“Watercolor is like life. Better get it right the first time, you don't get a second chance!" -Sergei Bongart Juror David Smith March 5-29 This exhibition is one of the most competitive national exhibits for watercolor in the region. The Western Colorado Watercolor Society was formed in 1989…
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Please note: registration/tickets are not required to view this exhibit during regular business hours, Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-4pm. It’s time for Art Center members to show the people what you have been working on. This is by far one of our largest and most popular exhibitions every year. Last year…
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December 4 – January 28 Mesa County Libraries and The Art Center of Western Colorado will collaborate on an exhibition honoring the Mesa County Libraries Artists in Residence of 2020. The Art Center is pleased to have on display works by TJ Smith, Evan Curtis, and Rebecca Woods. This talented and…
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An Exhibition of Ceramics by Terry Shepherd and Paintings by Dan Logé Sponsored by Chuck and Patti Shear / Shear Inc. December 4 – January 28 Terry Shepherd, The Art Center’s Director of Ceramics, has led The Art Center of Western Colorado’s ceramic studio since 1984. With a career spanning over…

Cowboy Up (Past Event)

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Featuring works by Ron Henry and Terry Shepherd, and works by Harold Bryant from The Art Center’s Permanent Collection Sponsored by Chuck and Patti Shear / Shear Inc. December 4 – January 28 Put on your boots and cowboy hats; it’s time to take a walk through the West. This exhibition features…
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It’s a muddy world for these mud slingers, mud daubers, and hairy potters. Explore ceramic art that’s hot from the kiln and into your hands. This exhibition brings together artists from across the Western Slope in both functional and sculptural ceramics at various levels of ability. Grand Junction…

Face of Cannabis (Past Event)

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Gaze into the eyes of youthful faces wanting to tell their stories in this exhibition brought to you by photographer Nichole Montanez. Montanez captures the casual expressions of children at play, careless and joyful, all the while living with life-altering circumstances such as epilepsy, Dravet…
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The 73rd annual Brush and Palette exhibition will feature artwork by amateur, emerging, and professional artists. The juror for this exhibition is Ajay Gustafson. Gustafson’s current body of work brings together patterned surfaces and delicately painted objects and figures. There is a fusion…