Art of the State 2022

January 20 - March 27, 2022

Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality, and depth of work from Colorado Artists. After its start in 2013 and iterations in 2016 and 2019, Art of the State 2022 continues the legacy as a juried exhibition showing off the powerful scope of contemporary art from across the state. This open call open to all Colorado artists garnered 2,067 submissions by 734 artists. The jurors worked diligently to select a comprehensive overview of work that strives to capture a wide scope of art from across the state. From those entries, 149 artworks by 142 artists were selected.

Jurors:

Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Collin Parson, Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

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"Latest Art of the State Showcases Strength of Colorado Artists" - Michael Paglia, Denver Westword

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Participating Artists

Vince Alfonso - alpert + kahn - Judy Anderson - Julie Anderson - Finn Baker

Andrew Beckham - Angela Faris Belt - Tree Bernstein - Brenda Biondo

Whitney Blue - Matthew Bollinger - Tonia Bonnell - Teresa Brooks

Alicia Brown - Trine Bumiller - Scottie Burgess - Michael Campbell

Al Canner - Taiko Chandler- Catherine Chauvin - Matt Christie - Joelle Cicak

Evan Colbert - Virginia T Coleman - Jodie Roth Cooper - Neil Corman

Emmett Culligan - Louise Cutler - William Day - Terry Decker - Chris DeKnikker

Robert Delaney - Connor Deniston - Scott DeWeese - Chapin Dimond - Thinh Dinh

James Dixon - Nathan Dominik - Peter Durst - Nancy Eastman - Richard Eisen

Sally Elliott - Chrissy Espinoza - Suzanne Faris - Sharon Feder - Lui Ferreyra

Kendra Fleischman - Ron Forest - Carlos Fresquez - Mark Friday - Melissa Furness

Gayle Gerson - Ania Gola-Kumor - Jean Gumpper - Jody Guralnick - Jane Guthridge

Ilan Gutin - Wendi Harford - Karen Haynes - Amy Hoagland - Deborah Jang

Marston A. Jaquis - Erick Johnson - Paulina M. Johnson - Ron Johnson - Heidi Jung

Junomatico - Susan Kane - Jonathan Kaplan - Margaret Kasahara - Rian Kerrane

Nicholas Kremske - Bryan Leister - Gayla Lemke - Lauren Lipinski Eisen

Nancy Lovendahl  - Mark Lunning - Max Maddox - James Makely - Terry Maker

Raj Manickam - Joseph Manuel - Julie Maren - Betsy Margolius - Patrick Marold

Jesse Mathes - Tiffany Matheson - Tom Mazzullo - Sarah McCormick - Chuck McCoy

Irene McCray - Katharine McGuiness - Heidi Meissner - Amy Metier - Stan Meyer

Lola Montejo - Elizabeth Morisette - Grace Morris - Meredith Nemirov - Susan Oehme

Kyoko Ono - Al Orahood - Krista Ann Owen - Tony Ortega - Dallas Parkins

Mark Penner-Howell - Jennifer Pettus - Sara Ransford - Sangeeta Reddy

Roger Reutimann - Jeffrey Richards - Catherine Robinson - Eileen Roscina

Craig Rouse - Jaimie Rudy - Ajean Ryan - Eleanor Sabin - Yoshitomo Saito

Gregory Santos - Merryll Saylan - Naomi Scheck - Annalee Schorr - Heather Schulte

Stephen Shachtman - Whit Sibley - Evan Siegel - Brady Smith - Robert Smith

Sharon Strasburg - Jodi Stuart - Autumn T. Thomas - Lucas Thomas

Floyd Tunson - David van Buskirk - Becky Wareing Steele - Christopher Warren

Pamela Webb - Tracy Weil - Meghan Wilbar - Mami Yamamoto - Dave Yust - Renee Ziccardi

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