21 of our members will be showing their art at the National Center for Atmospheric Research. One part of this show will have our version of the theme “Earth, Air, Fire, Water”. The remainder of this extensive gallery space will be filled with member mosaics with our signature styles . Come celebrate our largest show ever!
Bellco Gallery Hours 9:00am – 7:00pm
20000 Pikes Peak Ave. Parker, CO
You may read more about the exhibiting artists on the Parker Arts website here
In conjunction with the mosaic exhibit at the Parker Arts Culture Events gallery, CMA is offering a presentation free and open to the public.
Enjoy a look at mosaics history around the western world and see this ancient art form’s new, contemporary interpretations. In addition to the presentation, attendees will receive a printed Gallery Guide featuring mosaics in the exhibit along with a glossary and descriptions of a variety of mosaic materials and methods. The lecture is free and open to artists of various levels and mediums. RSVP Required to Attend – Please call PACE Center Box Office at 303.805.6800.
Marlea Taylor BA. Ohio University, MFA Michigan State University, 7 pieces in the State of Colorado collection, 31 years in art education, former Vice President of Colorado Mosaic Artists.
Kathy Thaden is a professional member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and serves as President of the Colorado Mosaic Artists. Kathy’s degree in Commercial Art led her to a 25-year career in broadcast design – winning numerous honors, including seven Emmy Awards.
Westminster City Hall – Main Lobby
4800 West 92nd Avenue
Mondays through Thursdays:
7:00am to 6:00pm.
You are invited to meet the artists during an opening reception from 6:00-8:30pm on Thursday, March 5.
CMA members recently completed “Bubble Hunt,” a collaborative mural for Children’s Hospital Colorado, approximately 24 1/2 square feet. The mosaic consists of over 150 “bubbles,” each a small work of art. Children’s Hospital recently hosted an exhibit called “Mosaic Magic” in their Hamilton Gallery featuring individual works by CMA artists who participated in the project.
Also read the HUB Article about the event.
From September 2nd through October 4th, 24 CMA members mounted an extensive show of their recent works in the Lobby Gallery of Broomfield’s Auditorium, immediately adjacent to their public library.
Read the Broomfield Enterprise Article: Online Article
Founded in 2010, Colorado Mosaic Artists is dedicated to educating and promoting excellence in the mosaic art form. In 2013 the first Education Grant was awarded to member, Kathy Boland. The Grant is designed to provide funding toward education/skills to aid development of a striving mosaic artist.
Jan Wharton was recipient of the 2014 Educational Grant. Jan used the $550 award to attend Mosaic Fundamentals: Process & Materials Workshop taught by Matteo Randi, an Italian born mosaic artist well versed in the ancient techniques of mosaics. Jan has a strong desire to improve her “technical skills and abilities, to understand the roots of mosaics, and to grow from amateur/hobbyist status to fine artist.” Jan also has served as Secretary/Membership Chair for Colorado Mosaic Artists since 2012.
The CMA Educational Grant deadline is March 1 each year and applicants must be CMA members for at least one full year prior to applying. They must articulate how a focused learning opportunity will support their growth as a mosaic artist. Jan’s response: “My most sincere thanks to CMA for offering this grant and to the team of independent artists who reviewed and awarded it. I have been truly blessed by being a part of CMA and I’m looking forward to sharing what I learn with the most talented and giving group of people I know – the artists of CMA!”
This was another year of successes, starting with a major group show in Highlands Ranch, an extensive mosiac created here and installed in Ghana, Africa, and a regional juried show mounted at the Lakewood Cultural Center in the fall. Click here for a short show that tells the story.
A regional show, juried by internationally recognized artist Julie Richey, was held at the Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO. Fifty works by 28 artists were on display with $2,000 in awards given.
Ms. Richey has exhibited in the SAMA Mosaic Arts International (MAI) juried exhibition for ten years and in juried shows throughout the US and Italy. She conducts annual art tours to Italy and the biennial Ravenna Mosaico festival. www.juliericheymosaics.com
In 2013 members of Colorado Mosaic Artists, their friends and family members, worked together to create a 64 square foot mosaic that would be installed at the Touch a Life Foundation center in Ghana, West Africa.
15 Colorado Mosaic Artists joined forces to create a permanent mosaic quilt for Denver’s Angel Heart non-profit organization which provides nutritious meals to improve quality of life, at no cost, for those coping with life-threatening illness.
“Project Angel Heart is thrilled to have the support of the Colorado Mosaic Artists and is extremely pleased to have their artwork in the heart of our new headquarters – an area we call Main Street that connects the kitchen, which produces the meals we deliver to clients, with our Distribution area, which oversees the effective packaging and routing of those meals. It will be displayed prominently in an area that will be enjoyed by every visitor to our building, as well as volunteers and staff … a proud representation of our mission to serve nutritious meals, at no cost, to people living with life threatening illnesses.”