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Art & Framing at Stapleton
7483 East 29th Place
Denver, CO 80238
(303) 534-1979


Featured Artist, Art & Framing at Stapleton
May 1-31, 2014
M-F 10am-6pm
Sat 11am-5pm (closed Sunday) 

I Think I'm Going to Like it Here
November 14, 2013 to January 8, 2014
Stanton Art Gallery, Littleton, CO 80120

National Watercolor Society 93rd Annual Exhibition
November 10, 2013 to January 11, 2014
NWS Gallery
915 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731

Mountainside Miniatures
September 3 - November 22, 2013
Foothills Art Center
809 - 15th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Hidden Pages

Windows on the World No. 11, Cauldera (detail). Received Third Place in the San Diego County Fair in 2004.


Art & Framing at Stapleton May 1-31, 2014

In this show you will see my new series painted with acrylic on raw canvas. What I love about working on raw canvas, wet-into-wet, is getting some of the same effects that happen when working with watercolor on paper--rich saturated colors, soft edges, colors blending in unexpected and beautiful ways. While some of the paintings are more realistic, my heart moves me more toward abstract or non-objective.

Inspiration for my paintings comes from observing and photographing flowers in my garden -- as well as friends' and neighbors' gardens -- many so close that the image is totally abstracted.  I also look for abstract patterns and textures in everyday objects or nature.

Painting has become one of the greattest pleasures of my life -- and I haven't yet reached the age at which Grandma Moses began!!

Art & Framing at Stapleton  (303) 534-1979


National Watercolor Society - 11/10/13 - 1/11/14

I am thrilled beyond words to have been juried into the National Watercolor Society's 93rd Annual International Art Exhibition, and to have received signature status from jurors Gerald Brommer, Dean Mitchell and Kathleen Conover, each of whom I have admired for a long, long time.

The exhibition opening is Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

National Watercolor Society Gallery
915 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 831-3201

Gallery Hours:
  Thursday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  First Thursdays:  6:00 PM - 9:00PM

Adagio: Opus #5


"I Think I'm Going to Like it Here" Opens 11/14/13 - 1/8/14

This four-person show opens during the performances of the musical "Annie", playing at the Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton, CO.  Please join Pat Mudge, Janice Hanson, Jan Archuleta and me for the opening reception in the Stanton Art Gallery on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.

The Stanton Art Gallery is open to the public daily, Monday through Friday. You will see the sign in front of the Town Hall Arts Center.

Stanton Art Gallery
Town Hall Arts Center
2450 West Main Street
Littleton, CO 80120
(303) 794-2787

Open to the public Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Stanton Gallery is open to theater-goers during all performances

Windows on the World #21: Reds Squared


Mountainside Miniatures Exhibit - 9/3/13 - 11/22/13

Spring Blooms #3What began as a local show of miniature paintings (images 5" X 7" or smaller) is now a sought-after exhibition by painters of miniatures from all over the country, as well as the world.  In the Community Gallery at Foothills Art Center, the exhibit runs concurrently with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition.

Mountainside Miniatures Exhibit and Sale
Foothills Art Center
809-15th Street, Golden, CO

Exhibition Hours:
  Tuesday - Saturday,: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Sunday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Monday: CLOSED


Stapleton Open Studios Tour - 9/28-29/13

Stapleton artists are holding their first annual Stapleton Open Studios Tour on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2013, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. You will see demonstrations, works in progress, and finished art pieces, as they welcome you into their artistic process in an up close and personal way!

Valli Thayer McDougle
8057 E. 24th Drive
Denver, CO  80238-3062
(303) 955-8750

Windows on the World #27: East Meets West #6