Art of the State 2022 features 149 works by 142 artists - and the exhibition's three jurors have given special recognition to a few standout pieces in this year's Juror Awards.
These works exemplify the creativity, diversity and vision of these Colorado artists. Congrats!
Best in Show - Chris DeKnikker, Reunion
Second Place - James Dixon, Phone
Third Place - Joelle Cicak, Our Ladon
Honorable Mention - Renee Ziccardi, Pieces & Parts 2
Honorable Mention - Yoshitomo Saito, Million Year Drone
Honorable Mention - Al Canner, Octopod
Joelle Cicak, Our Ladon (Left, in glass case) and Chris DeKnikker, Reunion (Right, on the wall), photo by Wes Magyar
Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver
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
Yoshitomo Saito, Million Year Drone - photo by Wes Magyar
Recognizing the importance of the triennial Art of the State exhibition, a number of regional institutions gave awards to artworks that embody the mission and excellence reflective of their organizations.
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver - Naomi Scheck, Viscosity
RedLine Contemporary Art Center - Floyd Tunson, Worker Bee
Meow Wolf - Deborah Jang, We're not in Kansas anymore
Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art - Christopher Warren, Plowshares: Altered Colorado
Museum of Outdoor Arts - Roger Reutimann, CYBER DROPPINGS
Art Gym - Matthew Bollinger, Caulfield
Denver Botanic Gardens - Sharon Feder, Still Being | Being Still No. 7
Arvada Arts & Culture Commission - Julie Maren, Rainbow Beam
UCCS Galleries of Contemporary Art - Lucas Thomas, Debris
Floyd Tunson, Worker Bee (Left) with Eccentricity by Autumn T. Thomas (Right) - photo by Wes Magyar
Art of the State 2022 is free to visit through March 27. This exhibition is underwritten by Nancy Terry and Jodie Steeves.