The Art Center of Western Colorado (TAC) is honored to announce the People's Choice Award winners from the Ron Beckman Members' Show, now showing at TAC through February 23.

This is one of TAC's largest and most popular exhibitions annually. Each year yields nearly 300 works, including ceramics, fiber arts, collage, oil, acrylic, watercolor mediums, and more. The Annual Members' Show is a true testament to the Western Slope community. Artists from all mediums, skill levels, and ages come together, united in their hopes to create a dynamic exhibition embodying the passions and efforts associated with the act of creation.

Visitors to TAC voted on their favorite works in the show. Voting lasted from the show's opening on February 2 through February 16.

The winners are:

  • Best of Show: Daryn LaDuke, Poker in the Back Room of Clichés Bar, Polymer Clay
  • 1st Prize: Bud Markos, Red Sky in the Morning, Oil
  • 2nd Prize: Steven Marshall, The Beauty Below, Alcohol Ink
  • 3rd Prize: Nancy Bauer, Changing Mountain Weather, Oil
"Poker in the Back Room of Clichés Bar" by Daryn LaDuke
Poker in the Back Room of Clichés Bar by Daryn LaDuke, Polymer Clay
"Red Sky in the Morning" by Bud Markos
Red Sky in the Morning by Bud Markos, Oil
"The Beauty Below" by Steven Marshall
The Beauty Below by Steven Marshall, Alcohol Ink
"Changing Mountain Weather" by Nancy Bauer
Changing Mountain Weather by Nancy Bauer, Oil

The Art Center Guild sponsored the People's Choice prize awards. Meanwhile, the Ron Beckman Art Center Members' Show was sponsored by Kendra & Chuck McDaniel, The Art Center Foundation, and the Ron Beckman Estate.

All Art Center members, regardless of membership level, experience level, or medium, have the opportunity to show two works in the Ron Beckman Art Center Members' Show each February. The 2024 edition is open February 2-23, showcasing landscape painting, ceramics, fiber artistry, abstract painting, mixed media assemblages, and everything in between!

Information for artists is below.

The Ron Beckman Members' Show 2024 is now closed to further entries. Thank you to everyone who entered and come see the show starting February 2!



  • Opening Reception: Friday, February 2, 6:30-9pm
  • Dropoff: Tuesday, January 30, 10am-2pm
  • Pickup: Saturday, February 24, 10am-2pm

1) The Exhibition is open to all Art Center members.
2) Artwork should not be so fragile that public display is harmful to the work or the viewer.

ENTRY FEES: Non-refundable entry fee of $5 per entry, for up to two entries. Payment is by credit card and processed online.

1) Artists may submit up to 2 entries (works of art).
2) Our online entry form will ask you to list the following for each entry: title, media, dimensions, and sale price. Enter “0” if not for sale.

Artist is responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork to and from The Art Center, and all related expenses. Hand-delivered work must be dropped off and picked up on the specified dates at The Art Center. A storage fee of $10 per day per work will be charged on artwork remaining past the specified pick-up date, unless other arrangements are made with The Art Center.

Artwork Identification & Labeling
Upon delivery, artwork must be labeled with artist’s name, medium and price on the front (glass or frame) and back for 2D work. Do not tape labels to the artwork itself. For 3D work labels should be adhered to the bottom of the piece with archival removable materials. The Wall tags for art works will be generated from the information provided in this entry form. Please make sure all spelling and capitalization is correct.

The Art Center retains a commission of 40% on all Artwork sold from The Art Center galleries during the exhibition. The Art Center will collect sales tax and make payments to the appropriate agencies. Sales are reconciled at the end of the exhibition; sales commission checks are mailed to the artists after the fifteenth (15th) day of the month following the close of the exhibition.

All artwork must be securely mounted and ready for display with the appropriate wiring or cleats and hardware. Artwork not ready for display as indicated, or excessively fragile artwork requiring more than normal handling and consideration, will not be exhibited. The Art Center reserves the right to install selected artwork in any manner deemed necessary for exhibition or security reasons, and to refuse display of any unsuitable artwork.

Please email with questions about non-traditional hanging.

Reproductions of submitted artwork may be used by The Art Center for promotional and educational purposes.

Liability & Insurance
The Exhibitor acknowledges that The Art Center’s facilities are open to the public and often unlocked. Exhibitor thus acknowledges that art left at the facilities may be at risk of being damaged, lost, or stolen. The Art Center provides insurance coverage for loss or damage to individual exhibited items in amounts up to $10,000 per occurrence with a $30,000 aggregate maximum per event. All insurance payments will be made less The Art Center's commission, in cases where the work is available for sale. All such payments will be dependent upon the artwork’s agreed value, as stated in the Exhibitor’s inventory. Should the insurer require an appraisal, any fees or costs incurred for the appraisal are the responsibility of the Exhibitor (as used herein “Exhibitor” includes the artist, owner of the art, or any third party claiming an interest in the art other than The Art Center). The Exhibitor may protect against loss or damage to its art by purchasing insurance at its own expense. The Exhibitor agrees to rely solely on its own or The Art Center’s insurance for recovery of any loss or damage of any kind to the artwork while in The Art Center’s possession. Except to the extent any loss or damage to the artwork is insured by The Art Center, the Exhibitor, or otherwise, the Exhibitor releases, indemnifies, and holds The Art Center, its members, employees, agents, officers, directors, and contractors harmless from any claims, actions, liability, damages (including but not limited to actual, consequential, or exemplary damages), losses, expenses, costs or fees, including attorney fees, relating to or arising out of the loss or damage to or destruction of the artwork from any cause, including, without limitation, loss or damage due to negligence or theft.

How to Enter
To enter, click the direct link on the exhibition page. You will be asked to login to your Art Center account. If you do not already have an account with us, enter your email, click the Create Account button, and create your account. Once you are logged in, you will be asked to enter an artist statement and your email or social media information. Please note, these are optional, and you may skip this step by pressing the Save & Continue button. Once you’ve continued to the next page, click the red Add Entry button, and enter all applicable information. Please make sure you save your item details before you continue. Once you are finished, click the Finish and Send Confirmation button.

If you have more than one artist in your household, each will need to log in and submit separately, each using a different email address to log in.

By submitting entries to this exhibition, you agree to the Terms and Conditions set forth in the prospectus.

AGREEMENT: Submission of artwork shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following: Accepted artwork must be available for purchase unless ‘NFS or 0’ is clearly stated in the online entry form. No work accepted for the exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. The Art Center will retain a 40% commission on all sales of juried artwork. Permission to reproduce the artwork for publicity purposes and for educational purposes is granted. Images are viewed anonymously by the juror. All decisions made by the exhibition’s juror are final. The Art Center is not responsible for any artwork that is lost or damaged in transit.