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2015 ART EXHIBITION AND SALE

Kent Denver School in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado
Saturday, November 7, 2015

There were over 200 people in attendance.  Twenty-two of the nation’s most renowned artists exhibited their paintings of the beautiful landscape,
flora, fauna and people of the Colorado Plateau.  Rims to Ruins raises money for the Mesa Verde Foundation, which benefits Mesa Verde National Park. 
The foundation is excited about the results of this year’s show, which will support projects in the park.
 

(left-right) Patti Eisenach, Barry Eisenach, James Asher, Joe Anna Arnett, Jim Rey (back), Judy Grant

Ralph Oberg (back), Rosie Sandifer, Mary Willis, Jay Moore (back), Cliff Spencer, Jim Dulin

 

    
                                Art enthusiasts enjoy the many diverse paintings exhibited.   Sally Russo (left) and Bart Johnson              


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Read more: http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_29109735/rims-ruins-exhibit-and-sale-benefits-mesa-verde
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Hear and see artist Lorenzo Chavez talk about his artwork, along with MVF Board member Mary Willis on KUSA's Colorado and Company:

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The following artists participated in Mesa Verde Foundation's Third Rims to Ruins Exhibition and Sale.

Please contact us at info@mesaverdefoundation.org for a list of artwork still available for sale.



 
Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-04-47-PM-(1).png  William Acheff
William Acheff, renowned for his realistic still lifes, studied under Italian artist Roberto Lupetti in California in 1969.  Four years later, he moved to Taos where he developed a distinct style that is widely recognized and admired.  After  40 years in Taos, he is still inspired to paint the Native American subject matter for which he is known.  Acheff has  shown in major Western art shows, is a two time Prix de West Award winner (1989, 2004) and received the Masters of  the American West Purchase Award in 1998.
                     "Santo Domingo with Peach and Plums"    
   
                                    Oil by William Acheff
                                         6" x 8" - $4,750
   



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-05-09-PM.png  Joe Anna Arnett
Joe Anna Arnett was a Senior Art Director for Young & Rubicam Advertising, working on such accounts as Merrill Lynch and People Magazine.  In 1997, she became a Master Artist of the Artists of America Show at the Colorado Historical Society.  Joe Anna’s art has been exhibited at The Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, The Tucson Museum of Fine Arts, and The National Cowgirl Museum in Fort Worth, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and Art Asia in Hong Kong.
"Cliff Palace From Sun Point"   "Storm Over the Mesa"
   
Oil by Joe Anna Arnett
9" x 12" - $2,400
  Oil by Joe Anna Arnett
9" x 12" - $2,400
                                   "Deep Woods Wildflowers"
                                          Oil by Joe Anna Arnett
                                             12" x 16" - $3,200



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-1-07-29-PM.png  James Asher
James Asher approaches watercolor with a boldness and attention to detail that is rarely seen today.  Asher is mindful of the philosophy of being true to nature in the creation of his work. Exhibitions include: The Gilcrease Museum, The National Museum of Taiwan, The Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, The Fine Arts Museum of Santa Fe, Artists of America at the Colorado Historical Society, and the Royal Watercolor Museum.

                   "The Navajo Boy"    
   
            Watercolor by James Asher
                    9” x 6.5” - $2,200
   


 
Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-05-23-PM.png  Joe Bohler
Joe Bohler’s paintings have earned him a myriad of awards and an impressive roster of collectors. He works in both oils and watercolors. In June 1991, he was elected by his peers to membership in The National Academy of Western Art (NAWA). Bohler is a regular exhibitor in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s, Prix de West. Since 1998, he has shown with the Masters of the American West exhibit at The Autry Museum in California. Winner of the inaugural Donald Teague Memorial Award for best Work of Art on Paper at the 2013 Prix de West Show in Oklahoma City.

 "Sunset - Canyon of the Ancients"   “Once Upon A Time In The West”
 
 Watercolor by Joe Bohler
9" x 12" - $1,600
  Transparent Watercolor by Joseph Bohler
10 3/4” x 13 1/4” - $1,800



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-49-14-PM.png  John Burton
John Burton is an award winning oil painter. He is at once tangibly influenced by the Western and Russian painters of the early twentieth century, and entirely unique in his remarkable ability to capture the profound spirituality and majesty of his surroundings. Burton has traveled and painted around the globe, always maintaining his home and artistic center in the American West. Burton’s deep American roots permeate the rich, natural character of his art, and inform his work’s reverent tone. He is one of Carmel’s most celebrated artists.
                                              "Anasazi Gold"
                                               Oil by John Burton
                                                 9" x 12" - $1,700


 

  Case.png  G. Russell Case
Artist G. Russell Case makes his home in Brigham City, Utah. While surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, Russell’s passion lies south in the desert.  Vast mesas and endless skies produce the inspiration behind the painters work. His sweeping, idealized versions of the western landscape combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist’s mind.  Russell’s work is found at Astoria Fine Art Gallery in Jackson Hole, WY, David Ericson Fine Art in Salt Lake City, UT, Bingham Gallery in Mt. Carmel, UT, Gerald Peters Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and Overland Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

"Colorado Cows"   "Slick Rock Canyon"
 
Oil by G. Russell Case
9" x 12" - $2,200
  Oil by G. Russell Case
12" x 16" - $3,200



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-49-06-PM.png  Lorenzo Chavez
Lorenzo Chavez was born in New Mexico, where the striking landscapes, varied cultures and colorful history helped him develop an appreciation for art from an early age. Lorenzo exhibits his work across the country, including at the Pastel Society of America, Artists of America, The Northwest Rendezvous Group, C.M. Russell Museum, Laguna Art Museum, Gilcrease Museum, Landscapes of the American West, Plein Air Painters of America, Loveland Art Museum, Pasadena Art Museum, Butler Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Albuquerque Museum, and Colorado Springs Fine Art Museum.  

"Canyon de Chelly"   "Castle Valley"   "Draw in Capitol Reef"
   
Oil by Lorenzo Chavez
8" x 10" - $1,200
  Oil by Lorenzo Chavez
9" x 14" - $1,450
  Oil by Lorenzo Chavez
10" x 12"- $1,450




  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-05-47-PM.png  Jerry Cohoe
Jerry Cohoe, a Din’e (Navajo) is of the Bit’ahnii (leaf) clan and born for the ‘Ashiihi (salt people) clan. Jerry was raised in the “Sa’ah Naaghai Bik’eh Hozhoo” philosophy, the Din’e traditional living system, which places Din’e life in harmony with the natural world and the universe. He is a self-taught pencil or graphite artist. Jerry feels that his curiosity in art dates back to early childhood. Watching his mother weave intricate designs on Din’e rugs and seeing ritual sand paintings created on hogan floors during his father’s (a medicine man) ceremonies, left Jerry with an indelible appreciation for beauty and form. It would be unfair to classify his work; rather Jerry draws what he feels comfortable and familiar with. As a result most of his studies are framed in the setting of the Great Din’e Nation, where his roots, heart and soul are firmly planted.

"Spruce Tree House"  

Pencil by Jerry Cohoe
6" x 4" - $700

"Dos Burritos"

Pencil by Jerry Cohoe
4" x 6" - $450




"Rockin' W Coffee"
 
Pencil by Jerry Cohoe
4" x 6" - $450

"Estella"

Pencil by Jerry Cohoe
8" x 7" - $500

 

 


 

  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-48-50-PM.png  John DeMott
A John DeMott painting is truly a part of the great American frontier. An outdoorsman and storyteller of the American west, DeMott transcends the cliché of the western artist. DeMott spends hours researching and studying tools, wardrobe, accoutrements and the history of his subjects to recreate the detail that is a trademark of a Demott painting. John's work has been published in the Art of the West, Southwest Art, Art Talk, Civil War Art, Sporting Classics, and Western Horseman.

"Spruce Tree House"   "Sounds of October"
 
Oil by John DeMott
9" x 12" - $2,000
  Oil by John DeMott
8" x 10" - $2,400


 

  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-31-PM.png  David Drummond
Widely recognized for his realistic watercolors of Lake Powell and western landscapes, watercolorist David Drummond concentrates on attention to detail and mood. Drummond, a career physicist with the U.S. Air Force, resigned in 1986 to paint full time. He returned again and again to Lake Powell and created a unique process to capture the subtle variations of light and shadow on water. He was commissioned to paint the 2007 White House Christmas card. He earned his American Watercolor Society (AWS) membership in 1986 and Watercolor West membership in 1987.

"Built to Last"    
  "Evening Shadows"
Watercolor by David Drummond
12" x 16" - $2,100
Watercolor by David Drummond
 10" x 7" - $700
   



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-42-PM.png  Barry Eisenach
Barry Eisenach, who graduated from Colorado Institute of Art, paints and sculpts out of his studio in Arvada, Colorado. After 23 years as an illustrator and graphic designer, he turned his attention to sculpting and painting.  He was featured in the January 2000 edition of Southwest Art Magazine and the July/August 2008 and 2011 issues of Art of the West. He was elected to membership in the Northwest Rendezvous Group in 2003 and is a juried Sculptor Member of the National Sculpture Society.  

"Red Rock Hunter"    
   
 Oil by Barry Eisenach
 24" x 36" - $10,500

"Monolith"

Oil by Barry Eisenach
16" x 12" - $2,300
 

"La Vieja"

Bronze by Barry Eisenach
18" x 24" x 13" - $5,600




  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-47-31-PM.png  Gerald Fritzler
Gerald lives and paints in Western Colorado and has been painting watercolors for over thirty years. He is a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, The Transparent Watercolor Society of America, the Colorado Watercolor Society, the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, the Northwest Rendezvous Group, and the Plein Air Painters of America.
His works have been featured in numerous major exhibitions around the country and have been published in a number of books and art magazines including American Artist, The Artists Magazine, Southwest Art, Art of the West, and Plein Air Magazine.

    "Long House Sunlight"
"Last Light at Canyon de Chelly"
Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
12" x 9" - $2,600
 

Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
9" x 12" - $2,600

"Fall in the San Juans"

    Watercolor by Gerald Fritzler
9" x 12" - $2,600



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-48-26-PM.png  Veryl Goodnight
Veryl Goodnight and her husband, Roger Brooks, live in the San Juan Mountains of Southwest Colorado. The dramatic landscape, abundant wildlife, ranching community and the history of working animals of the San Juans (such as the burros and guardian dogs for domestic sheep) provide endless inspiration both for Veryl’s sculptures and paintings. Veryl shows in the Masters of the American West at The Autry Museum and the Quest for the West at The Eiteljorg Museum.

"Colorado Treasures"    
 

"Early Spring"

Oil by Veryl Goodnight
12" x 12" - $2,200
  Oil by Veryl Goodnight
8" x 12" - $1,500
"A Long Stretch"   "Dust Devil"    

Bronze by Veryl Goodnight
11" x 12" x 8" - $1,600
    "Stormy"
Bronze by Veryl Goodnight
11" x 18" x 5" - $2,500
    Bronze by Veryl Goodnight
23" x 18" x 11" - $3,600
   
                                           "The Apprentices"
                                           Oil by Veryl Goodnight
                                               10" x 20" - $3,500



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-07-23-PM.png  Buffalo Kaplinski
For more than 40 years Buffalo Kaplinski has been a fine artist establishing himself in the western U.S. Born in Chicago (1943), he studied at the American Academy of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. After working as a commercial artist in Chicago, the lure of the American Southwest took him to Taos, NM where his career as a fine artist began (1967). He quickly became known as one of the finest contemporary landscape artist working in watercolor and acrylic and gained national recognition through his many one-man shows. His work has been added to numerous corporate collections as well as hundreds of private collections. National shows in which he exhibited include the American Watercolor Society, the Artists of America show, and the National Academy of Design (1965). The Southwest, canyons of Utah, high country of Colorado, moving water, fallen snow, ice, aspen groves, rock formations, sunsets, and glaciers are subjects that get Buffalo splashing away in watercolor and acrylic. He has worked plein air all over the world in about 25 different countries.  He is featured in Passionate Landscapes of Buffalo Kaplinski by Harmon Graves published by Sunstone Press. He has won the Footsteps of Thomas Moran, Award of Excellence in 2012 and 2013 at Zion National Park, where he also was the poster artist and has won the Superintendent’s Award.

"Along Woody Creek"

near Aspen, CO

 

"400 Year Old Ponderosa Pine"

Prairie Creek Ranch

  "Castlewood Canyon - Scrub Oak"
   
Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
12" x 9" - $650
  Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
12" x 12" - $1,600
  Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
13.5" x 19.5" - $2,700

                       "Color Extravagance"
                  Watercolor by Buffalo Kaplinski
                            16" x 20" - $2,500



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-07-14-PM.png  Jay Moore
Jay Moore grew up in Evergreen, Colorado, spending nearly every waking moment outdoors: fishing, camping, swimming, and absorbing the subtleties of nature that every good sportsman and artists needs. “My bond with nature formed early and became deeply rooted,” he says. He graduated at the top of his class from the Colorado Institute of Art and worked in graphic design and illustration for several years. It was a plein air painting workshop with the master landscape painter Clyde Aspevig that convinced him to concentrate full-time on painting. The skills he has developed in both observing and painting have landed his paintings in magazines, exhibitions, and collections across the country. He has been on the cover of Western Art Collector magazine twice, most recently in January 2014. This year his work appears in the Coeur d’Alene Art Auction, Scottsdale Art Auction, Fredericksburg Art Auction, Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum, the , as well as the Masters of the American West at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. Jay is represented by Astoria Fine Art, Jackson WY; Keating Fine Art Gallery, Aspen, CO; Oh-Be-Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO; Saks Galleries, Denver, CO; and Trailside Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, and Jackson, WY. His work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Pioneer Museum in Colorado Springs as well as many corporate and private collections. His collectors include former Commerce Secretary and Mrs. Don Evans, Walmart Chairman and Mrs. Rob Walton, Uline Corporation president Elizabeth Uihlein, as well as the late British rocker  Joe Cocker.

                                     "San Miguel River Sparkle"    
   
                                             Oil by Jay Moore
                                           9" x 12" - $3,000
   



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-59-PM.png  Ralph Oberg
Raised in Colorado, Ralph Oberg always knew he would be an artist. In 1987, Oberg began to study with several plein air masters including Wayne Wolfe, Clyde Aspevig, Len Chmiel, and Skip Whitcomb. Ralph is a Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters of America. He received the William Weiss Purchase Award at the 1988 Buffalo Bill Show in Cody, WY and the Collector’s Choice Award at the 2006 Maynard Dixon Foundation Show.  His large Colorado landscape hangs permanently in the House Chambers of the Colorado State Capitol Building.

"Barracks Canyon Cutbank"   "Sevier River - Utah"   "Red Rock Blocks"
   

Oil by Ralph Oberg

10" x 16" - $2,000

  Oil by Ralph Oberg
11" x 14" - $1,950
  Oil by Ralph Oberg
14" x 18" - $2,800
"Navajo Ponies"    
   
Oil by Ralph Oberg
24" x 48" - $11,000
   



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-14-PM.png  John Poon
John Poon has been a working artist for over 20 years. He graduated from the Academy of Art College in San Francisco, California and later stayed on as an instructor. He served as Director of Foundations overseeing classes in Drawing, Sketching, Perspective, and Color and Design. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including The Society of Western Artist, Arts for the Parks National Juried exhibition, and The Sonoma Annual Plein Air competition. 

"Summer Clouds" "Clouds Over the Southwest" "Southern Sunset"
Oil by John Poon
9" x 12" - $1,050
Oil by John Poon
11" x 14" - $1,450
Oil by John Poon
9" x 12" - $1,050
                          "Sage Brush and Red Rock"
 
                                    Oil by John Poon
                                     9" x 12" - $1,050


 

  Jesse-Powell-DutchTH.jpg  Jesse Powell 
Jesse Powell was born in 1977 in Los Angeles, California.  A third generation artist, Jesse's love for art started at an early age, mostly from the influence of his father, nationally recognized artist John Powell. Jesse's work has received numerous awards, and his paintings have been exhibited in The Laguna Art Museum, The Pasadena Museum of California History, The Pasadena Museum of California Art, and The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.  He is an artist member of the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society.

"Mesa Verde Clouds"   "Ridgway, CO"   "Fresh Snow"
   
Oil by Jesse Powell
16" x 20" - $4,300
  Oil by Jesse Powell
16" x 20" - $4,300
  Oil By Jesse Powell
24" x 36" - $10,000



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-06-21-PM.png  Jim Rey
Jim Rey has been a practicing fine artist since 1976. His paintings have been printed by Bantam Books on the covers of Louis L'Amour and Bonanza books. His works have also been on the covers of Western Horseman magazine. The Great Plains Art Museum (University of Nebraska) and The Leanin' Tree museums have Jim's works in their permanent collections. His works have been exhibited in The Frederic Remington Museum and The Museum of Nebraska Art.  

                                            "September Morning Light"    
   
                                                         Oil by Jim Rey
                                                       8" x 18" - $3,500

                                                                                          "Moving Cows"

                                                                                             Oil by Jim Rey
                                                                                           8" x 30" - $6,000
   


 

  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-48-57-PM.png  Rosie Sandifer
Rosie Sandifer received her formal training in commercial art at Southwestern State University in Weatherford, OK and Art Education at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. TX. She trained in portrait and figure painting at Froman’s Portrait Painting School in Cloudcroft, NM, and she began her career as a portrait artist in the late 70’s, evolving to the third dimension of sculpture in the 80’s.  Later professional training came from Frank Mason at the Art Students League summer landscape school. She has received awards for her painting and sculpture from the Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, Pen & Brush Club, Texas Fine Art Association, Western Wyoming Plein Air, Paint the Parks Association, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Society and American Artists Professional League and National Sculpture Society, where she is a Fellow member.  Her work has been exhibited in Great American Artists ‐ Cincinnati, OH; National Wildlife Museum – Jackson, WY; Governor’s Invitational Show-Loveland, CO; Northwest Rendezvous, MT;  and Sculptors Who Paint-Museum of the Southwest, TX.  Her work is in the collections of Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum‐ Wausau, WI, Ranching Heritage Museum – Lubbock, TX, Virginia Museum of Animal Art‐ Charlottesville, VA, Museum of the Southwest – Midland, TX, and Brookgreen Gardens, SC.
 
    "Side Canyon Walls" study    
"Canyon Blues"     "Sunrise Special" study
Oil by Rosie Sandifer
12" x 12" - $1,800
  Oil by Rosie Sandifer
16" x 20" - $2,600
  Oil by Rosie Sandifer
14" x 24" - $2,800



  39.jpg  Mian Situ
Born in southern China, Mian Situ received the Masters of the American West Purchase Award for Convergence of Cultures, given in recognition of the work acquired for the Autry National Center’s permanent collection. In 2003, he received three Masters awards: the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting, the Artists’ Choice Award, and the Patrons’ Choice Award. He won the Gene Autry Memorial Award at the 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2012 Masters. He has also received numerous awards from the National Juried Exhibition of Oil Painters of America.

"Remembrance"   "Spruce Tree House"
 
Oil by Mian Situ
12" x 16" - $5,000
  Oil by Mian Situ
9" x 12" - $3,000



  Screen-shot-2015-08-25-at-12-05-34-PM.png  Jim Wilcox
Since 1969, Jim Wilcox has painted extensively throughout the world.  Though realistic in his painting technique, the beautiful abstract patterns that he finds in nature continue to be an important part of his work.  Jim was awarded the coveted Prix de West Award at The National Academy of Western Art Show in 1987, the Remington award from the same show in 2002 and 2007, and the Purchase Award from The Masters of the American West Show at The Autry Museum in Los Angeles.  

 "Vermilion Peak"   "Light in the Forest"
 
Oil by Jim Wilcox
12" x 16" - $3,800
  Oil by Jim Wilcox
12" x 16" - $3,800