The Lincoln Center Art Galleries are currently closed for maintenance.
Please join us on Friday, December 6th, 5-7 p.m., for the opening reception for "No Place Like Home," a juried show of Colorado artists.
This exhibition features work by 30 Colorado artists reflecting art and life in the urban, suburban and rural plains, foothills and mountains of Colorado.
No Place Like Home
Left to right; Mary Harnett, Will Ostendorf, Clint Eccher
This holiday tradition features festive vignettes designed by local businesses and 3' holiday trees created by local artists and community members. The small trees are available on silent auction to benefit the Lincoln Center Support League.
Want to create a holiday tree for the silent auction? Trees are provided by the Lincoln Center Support League. Contact Trudy Schade at .
Haley Hasler, "Portrait as Birds and Bees"
This year's ArtWear Fashion Week exhibition, "Say Yes to the Dress!" is a reflection of the fun and fancy that 'dressing up' can bring to life. Be it in celebration of a special occasion or simply everyday life, dress and adornment provide a range of tools for creating an honest expression of self-identity, an armor of disguise, for fitting in, or standing out. Our two featured artists, Haley Hasler and Wylie Sofia Garcia use clothing and costume as a basis for examining personal identity, gender roles, and contemporary mores and expectations.
Wylie Garcia, "Sofia, October 2011"
Presented by Gary Hixon and the Lincoln Center, our biennial celebration of wearable art opens with the dynamic ArtWear Fashion Show and Reception on Friday, September 20. Ticket holders will also get a sneak preview of the Sales Gallery, full to the brim of original one-of-a-kind garments and accessories. Finish the weekend by a visit to the KnitWear Fiber Arts Market on Sunday, September 22, with vendors and artists catering to the fiber art artist and enthusiast with specialty yarns and more, free demonstrations all day, and unique knitted, woven and fiber arts garments and gifts of all kinds. The Sales Gallery continues all week, with proceeds from the events and sales supporting the Lincoln Center Visual Arts programs.
Tickets for the Fashion Show & Reception will be available in August.
"Cherry Blossom 10"
by Chiaki Dosho
This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world's finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form.
"Sand Dollar Spectrum"
by Betty Busby
You'll be surprised and delighted at the variety of objects on display, some of which may not be recognizable as quilts. See what the legacies of Grandma's quilts have inspired!
Grand Prize Award, sponsored by Machine Quilting Unlimited:
"Cherry Blossom 10" by Chiaki Dosho, Japan
Award for Creative Artistry, sponsored by Lincoln Center's ArtWear Fashion Week:
"Sand Dollar Spectrum" by Betty Busby, Albuquerque, NM
Award for Creative Innovation, sponsored by Lincoln Center's ArtWear Fashion Week:
"Crystal Emanation" by Shea Wilkinson, Omaha, NE
by Shea Wilkinson
Juror's Choice Award, sponsored by Mama Said Sew:
"Birds of Beebe Woods" by Salley Mavor
"Not Just Black and White" by Ruan Robertson
"Wandering Through" by Leesa Gawlik Zarinelli
"Birds of Beebe Woods"
by Salley Mavor
by Leesa Gawlik Zarinelli
"Not Just Black and White"
by Ruan Robertson
Northern Colorado Potters Guild
The Fort Collins Studio Tour is a free self-guided tour into private artist studios in Fort Collins, Bellvue and Laporte on the weekend of June 22 and 23, 10am-5pm, both days. Meet the artists, and learn about their artistic process. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase artwork directly from the studios. Visit the Lincoln Center Art Galleries from June 14 - 29 to view a sample artwork by each of the artists on the tour and pick up a free map to all the studios.
Free maps are available at the Lincoln Center, Gardens on Spring Creek, Senior Center, Northside Aztlan Center, and the Poudre River Libraries.
Cabinet by Chad Wierema
Opening Reception and Kick-off of Silent Auction, April 26, 5-7 p.m.
Silent Auction Ends on June 7, 8:30 p.m.
In the summer of 2010 as the Lincoln Center was nearing the end of construction on its newly renovated building two large century-old trees had to be removed from the property. Local wood-working artist Drew Nichols proposed a use for the trees that would offer a resurrection of sorts: invite local artists to create new objects - both fine art and functional objects - from the wood of the fallen trees. Twenty-two local artists stepped up to the challenge, creating art objects from furniture to sculpture to wall-hangings and more from the trunks, branches and even the sawdust of the trees. All the objects will be available on Silent Auction beginning on Friday, April 26 and closing on Friday June 7 at 8:30 p.m.
Charles Boone - Orchard Series
Artist Charles Boone presents a portrait of an apple orchard, tree by tree, etching by etching. As the artist describes it, the project is "the study of the antiquated orchard through the antiquated process of etching."
Elise Deringer - Metamorphosis
Opening Reception: Friday, March 1, 5-6:30 p.m.
Followed by a Talk with Elise Deringer at 6:30 p.m.
Deringer's recent works have explored landscape through the lens of textiles. Her work blurs the lines between drawing, sculpture, and sewing. Individual artworks and massed installations are constructed primarily of silk and cotton, juxtaposed against other materials such as sand, stones, and concrete.
Alan Paine Radebaugh
Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 5-7 p.m.
Talk with the Artist: Friday January 11, 7 p.m.
200 million years ago, this region was the Pennsylvanian Sea. 100 million years ago, the Western Interior Seaway. Today, it is the Great Plains. Alan Paine Radebaugh, from Albuquerque, NM, paints the strata and flora of this region in colors and shapes that residents of the Great Plains will recognize as home. In his latest series Ghost of Sea, intimate studies and sweeping vistas of rolling grasses echo the waves of these ancient seas. Radebaugh manages to transform a view of monotonous acres of scrub and grasslands into majestic landscapes.
Hard Winter, Plant Seeds
Meet the Artist at a reception on Thursday, February 7, 5-6:30 p.m.
Talk with the Artist: Thursday, February 7, 6:30 p.m.
This exhibition features collaged intaglio prints and woodcuts, and hand-made artist books by Terry Schupbach-Gordon. Marrying the strength of nature with the human figure, Schupbach-Gordon says she seeks to "explore the concepts of water and buoyancy as they could be used to describe a variety of situations re-framing our understanding of disability, fragility, strength, beauty and body images." Schupbach-Gordon's imagery is a celebration of the embrace of humanity in the hand of nature.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 30, 5-7 p.m.
The Lincoln Center has invited Guest Jurors Louis Recchia and Zoa Ace, nationally acclaimed artists, to select artworks from a national call for entries. The resulting exhibition is a provocative showcase of works in an exciting mix of painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, photography, sculpture, video, and new media.
We are pleased to announce the following award winning artworks, selected by Guest Jurors Louis Recchia and Zoa Ace:
American Quilt Star 49
Linda Sue Price
Outside the Box
Series of noisemaker blow toys
Grand Prize Winner:
prsm, Interactive video
by Aaron Higgins, Oklahoma
Second Prize Winner:
Slow Drive, Painting
by Blake Brasher, Massachusetts
Third Prize Winner:
American Quilt Star 49, Painting, stitched mixed media,
by Kaori Takamura, Arizona
Glass Assay, Video by Mark Ingram, Ohio
Outside the Box, Neon sculpture by Linda Sue Price, California
Still.Life., Photograph by Ronda Stone, Colorado
Series of noisemaker blow toys, Theresa Devine, Arizona
Therese Bauer, TX
Elaine Bezold, MO
Marian Bodart, VA
Douglas Bosley, WI
Blake Brasher, MA
Jeff Brown, CO
Amelia Caruso, CO
Joel Cherrico, MN
Ben Cricchi, MD
Theresa Devine, AZ
Cathy Fields, WA
Shaina Forsyth, HI
Jim Foster, CO
Rachel Fujita, ID
Melissa Furness, CO
Maureen Hearty, CO
Aaron Higgins, OK
Jenna Horenn, CO
James Hubbard, IN
Mark Ingram, OH
Wayne Kleppe, PA
Tony Lazorko, NM
Linda Lowry, CO
Kristen Perkins, CA
Linda Sue Price, CA
Benjamin Sandness, WA
Stanley Scott, CO
Katie Serralde, CO
Jaime Shafer, PA
Ronda Stone, CO
Kaori Takamura, AZ
Laurie Zuckerman, CO
Closing Reception and Silent Auction Final Bidding: Friday, November 16, time: 5-7 p.m.
Easily one of Fort Collins' favorite holiday traditions, the will be transformed into a wonderland of holiday trees by area businesses, local artists and residents. Stroll through the holiday vignettes created by some of your favorite local businesses to see what holiday treasures they have in store for you. Creative holiday trees made by local residents and artists are on auction - take one home this year by being the highest bidder! Silent bidding begins on Friday, November 9th, and closes at the Closing Reception on Friday, November 16th.
This site-specific installation is loosely based on the historic Ray and Charles Eames Memory Game from the artist's childhood. Unusual and startlingly beautiful, Jennifer Angus creates intricate patterns and surreal settings that showcase the beauty and unique qualities of the insect world. Often mistaken for wallpaper, her installations call into focus the undeniable intersections and interdependence that the human and insect worlds have in common.
With this exhibition in our lobby the Lincoln Center pays tribute to long-time Fort Collins resident and international ceramic artist, educator and innovator, Nan McKinnell. Nan and her husband James F. McKinnell taught ceramics nationally and internationally, working with important figures in the field during their lifetimes and doing much in the advancement and innovation of the ceramic arts. Nan passed away this summer at the age of 99, making pots until the end. Exhibiting her own collection of teapots by Nan, her friends and colleagues, we celebrate her dynamic contributions in the field of ceramics in the way that she loved - sharing tea with friends.
Click here to see an interview with Nan McKinnell to learn more about her life and career, and her longtime friendship with our exhibition designer, Jack Curfman.
Now in it's 30th year, New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts has become one of the country's finest art quilt exhibitions. Featuring art quilts by top artists from the US and beyond, the exhibition features cutting edge techniques in thread painting, surface design, piecing, construction and many more techniques. Presented as artworks in their own right, these beautiful objects bring the field of quilting into the world of fine art.
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Many thanks to the following individuals and sponsors:
Exhibition Jurors: Vicki Carlson, Ellen Martin, Louisa Smith and Carol Ann Waugh Awards Judges: Louisa Smith, Patty Hawkins, and Carol Shinn
Grand Prize Award Sponsor:
Jurors’ Choice Award:
Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 5-8 p.m.
This popular exhibition features one sample artwork from each of the artists on the Fort Collins Studio Tour. The tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. It's a free public tour of private artist studios through the Fort Collins area. Dozens of artists will participate, offering a peek into their private art studios with art demonstrations and displays, the opportunity to meet the artists personally and to buy art directly from the studio in which it was created. Free maps to the studios will be available at the Lincoln Center Art beginning in May, and in other Fort Collins culture and recreation venues.
Susannah Mira - Deep Folds
Opening Reception: Friday, May 4, 5-8 p.m. - Open to the public.
Five artists, Bob Coonts, Erick Johnson, Susannah Mira, Lee Somers, and Les Sunde, are featured in this exhibition for their admirable ability to create beauty from the residue of modern culture. Objects rescued from the junk heaps of society find redemption and rebirth at the hands of these talented and imaginative artists. In a challenge presented to the artists, they were each asked to create a new object from the remains of defunct pianos from the City's popular Pianos About Town project, a collaboration between the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program, the Bohemian Foundation and the Downtown Development Authority. The resulting artworks from this challenge will be on display in the exhibition.
Kim Ferrer - A Story Within A Story
Opening Reception: Friday, April 13, 5-7 p.m. - Open to the public.
This juried show celebrates the interplay between science and art by featuring scientific displays that are inherently artistic, as well as art that draws inspiration from science. The exhibit celebrates the wide range of creative output found in the juxtaposition of these distinct yet undeniably related disciplines and showcases the creative energies of the Colorado State University campus community. Entries include artworks by CSU undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.
Reception for the Artists: Wednesday, March 28, 4-6 p.m. - Open to the public.
In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Lincoln Center Art will present the Poudre School District Youth Art Exhibition. This colorful and diverse exhibit showcases the variety of artworks produced by children from kindergarten through 12th grade in Poudre Schools. We are proud to display the talent and creativity that is nourished through the District's visual arts programs. Many schools offer not only two-dimensional techniques as in drawing, painting, printmaking, video and photography, but also offer three-dimensional programs in sculpture, pottery and jewelry. Examples of student work in all areas will be represented in the exhibition.
Opening Reception is on January 20, 5-8 p.m. with a Talk by Jan-Ru Wan at 6:30 p.m.
Taiwan-born artist Jan-Ru Wan will install her colorful and unique fiber constructions in the Lincoln Center Art . Originally a fashion designer, Jan-Ru Wan began a journey toward the fine arts as a way to express deeper, more universal ideas. Wan's education in Taoism and Buddhism have deeply influenced her world view, leading her to seek the essential human being through her art. Multi-layered constructions in fiber express the relationship between individual cultural tensions and universal balance and harmony experienced by all humanity.
Opening Reception is on January 20, 5-8 p.m.
Sometimes spare and delicate, others abundant and vibrant, Lebesch's paintings express things that are mysterious yet resonant. In the artist's words, "I am moved to paint for the pleasure and spiritual experience, working in an organic and spontaneous way that expresses the moment. In this right-brain state, I might attempt to direct the painting towards a specific goal, but rarely does the image end up where I might expect."
Produced within the layers of viewing's making, Courtesy of David B. Smith
This is not your typical landscape show, but is deeply tied to how we experience and interpret our relationship to the land, the environment, and our surroundings. The focus of the exhibition will center on work that stretches the idea of how we view our environment, surroundings and the 'scape and scope' of the land as metaphor for something else entirely. Award-winning art critic Leanne Goebel is our Guest Juror for the exhibition. She has invited Gregory Euclide, Chris Coleman, Laleh Mehran, Kate Petley, Jenny Gummersall and Kevin Bell to participate as anchors for the exhibition. Thirty-six additional artists will be have been selected from applicants in all media from around the country. Don't miss this intriguing exhibit that will have you thinking about landscape art in an entirely new way. View painting, photography, sculpture, installations and video in this multi-media exhibition.
by Charlotte Ziebarth, CO
The Lincoln Center Art will present the 29th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition this fall. Formerly called Fabric of Legacies, this exhibition has a long history at the Lincoln Center. Starting in 1981 the exhibition featured exclusively traditional quilts. After 30 years, we've kept up with the fascinating changes in the quilting arts and now feature some of the most technologically and creatively advanced quilt artists in the country and beyond.
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Grand Prize of $1,000
Presented by Vicki Anderson
and Machine Quilting Unlimited:
Honorable Mentions go to:
"Container Garden: Protea" by Mary McCauley
Second Prize of $300
Presented by Lincoln Center
Our goal forArtWear Fashion Week is to present innovative and wearable works of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration into wearable art techniques and materials. The brand new Lincoln Center Art was funded in part by the biennial ArtWear Fashion Week event. We are particularly grateful to Gary and Carol Ann Hixon for their tireless support, volunteerism, and artistic vision in making ArtWear a success since 1992. This year’s ArtWear Fashion Week was a great success! Presenting the Fashion Show in the Magnolia Theatre was a thrill and offered new creative challenges and possibilities. We opened our new Art with a featured exhibition by Horst Couture, and established the elegant sales in the space as well. We had a exciting week with opportunities for many of you to see the fabulous wearable art through the Preview Event Fashion Show, a week-long Sales , Jewelry Trunk Shows featuring Gary Hixon Designs, Flying Anvil Designs and Pam Caidin Jewelry, and finished off the week with the 5th Annual KnitWear: Fiber Arts Experience with artist and merchant booths and three demonstration tables running all day!
Thank you to all who participated and donated their time and talent toward these events!
ArtWear Fashion Week highlighted the work of 43 artists from the United States and Canada through the week-long Sales and the Preview Event Fashion show. Money from garment sales will benefit the Lincoln Center Visual Arts Programs, allowing us to provide outreach to the community, Colorado State University, Poudre School District and other area schools. It also allows the Visual Arts Department to purchase needed equipment and provide support for special events and continue to provide the community with quality visual arts exhibitions.
We are pleased to report that over $28,000 in wearable art was sold this year through the Sales !
This year marked our 5th annual KnitWear event. We expanded into both of the Lincoln Center’s Conference Center rooms, with demonstrations, Sit ‘n’ Knit community tables, and our Knit Knot Help Desk in the Columbine Room, and artist and vendor booths filling the Canyon West Ballroom.
The event provided over 14 free demonstrations throughout the day, the opportunity to get to know local and regional vendors from Colorado, Wyoming, and California, to purchase supplies, learn new techniques and participate in community crafting.
The Horst Couture ArtWear Fashion Week Runway Collection
Horst visited from the Akron, OH area to speak with nearly 100 CSU Fashion Design and Merchandising students, presented a Talk at the Lincoln Center, and offered a trunk show during his weekend visit.
In addition, we invited three jewelry artists, Gary Hixon, Julie Jerman-Melka and Pam Caidin, for Trunk Shows during the final weekend of the event.
Black and White Bark Jacket
Ring of Fire Cape
ArtWear Fashion Week Award
Hans Christensen - “Hand Painted Silk Organza Jacket”
Sarah Bashore-Imhoff/Hixon Interiors Award
Sharon Cahn - “Hungarian Anticipation”
Gary and Carol Ann Hixon Award
Deborah Murphy Designs - “Dark Blue Fiori Cape”
Marilyn Murphy & Robert Medlock Award
Jacquelyn Rice and Uosis Juodvalkis - “Hand-dyed boiled wool jacket with leather trim”
Maggy Pavlou - “Black and White Bark Jacket”
Handweavers Guild of America Award
Josette Luyckx & Marie Payne - “Ring of Fire Cape”
ArtWear Fashion Week would not have been successful without the donation of time and talent from the many volunteers. We would like to thank the following people:
Additional in-kind sponsorship provided by: Mama Said Sew, Paul Wood Florist, The Light Center, American Furniture Warehouse, Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandise, CSU, Fiona’s Delicatessen, Republic National Distributing Co. Inc.
Additional thanks to KnitWear vendors and participants, Lincoln Center Staff, and many other volunteers who donated their time to help make ArtWear Fashion Week a success.
Please join us for a new tradition at Lincoln Center as we display Holiday Trees decorated by individuals and organizations in our community as a fund-raiser for Lincoln Center Support League. Trees will be on exhibit and available via Silent Auction beginning on the evening of Thursday, November 17th. Join us for the Opening Reception in the Lincoln Center Art !
For more information please contact Dave Dale at or 416-2188.
On the verge of our comprehensive remodel of the Lincoln Center, two artists will present installations reflecting on architectural space, construction and deconstruction. Amy Reckley and Sarah Vaeth will prepare us to shift our perceptions of the spaces around us, and our perceptions of art itself. Visit throughout the three-week installation to see the artists at work. The galleries will shift and change over time as they create a new experience of the Lobby .
Enjoy memorabilia and from the last 30 years of performances, exhibits and events presented at Lincoln Center as we prepare for our renovation.
Image credit: Reflections by Cyd Rust
Juried by nationally recognized watercolor artist Frank Francese, this popular exhibition and sale features a mix of landscape, portrait and abstract painting, sculpture, photography and more.
Image credit: Ryan Barney-Thomas
Selections from artists of all ages in the Poudre School District. Enjoy painting, sculpture, photography and more created by some of Fort Collins most talented youth artists in celebration of National Youth Art Month.
Six artists exhibit paintings, drawings and photography that expose their unique ways of seeing.
Michigan artist Darlene Kaczmarczyk uses various photographic techniques to re-image mid-20th Century domestic life. Three series examine the domestic roles of women from the 1950s with irony and humor afforded by 50 years of hindsight.
Luna Cabinet by Anne Bossert
Creative Spaces is an annual favorite at the Lincoln Center. The focus of this exhibition is on the artful home. From furniture to flower vases, these unique artist-crafted objects will inspire you to express your own style and set your home apart. All objects are available for purchase, created by twenty local, regional and national artists.
Pitcher by Jim Klingman
Fifteen local and regional potters share their wares. Unique, handmade functional ceramic objects are for sale with proceeds benefitting the Visual Arts program at Lincoln Center.
Carni by Elizabeth Morisette
Seven artists from around the country exhibit work that shows the new face of fiber arts. These artists are leading the way in innovation and creativity, re-imagining the scope of traditional fiber crafts into provocative and beautiful fine art.
Diedre Adams: Detour
This year marks our 28th Annual Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition. Rather than the traditional patterns handed down through the generations, art quilts are the unique designs and creations of artists using fiber and other art techniques including surface design and hand-dying of fabrics, beading, hand and machine stitching, painting, applique and many other embellishments. This juried exhibition features 29 artists and 29 quilts, plus work by our featured artist, Diedre Adams.
Our featured artist is Diedre Adams (image right: Detour) with her intricately stitched and hand-painted quilts exhibited in the Walkway .
Ever wondered how the various statues, sculptures, mosaics and other art objects find their way onto City streetscapes and into our parks? Have you ever stopped to appreciate the artists' touch on the floors, walls, windows and ceilings of the City's buildings, transit centers and community recreation facilities? This exhibit highlights the Art in Public Places collection and sheds light on its collaborative process. Featured projects include Northside Aztlan Community Center, Spring Canyon Community Park, Transformer Cabinet Murals, Sidewalk and Power Trail Pavers, and models, maps and timelines of the Art in Public Places projects.
Presented to coincide with Youth Art Month in March, the Poudre School District Student Art Show features artwork by students in kindergarten through high school. Artwork in all media, from painting to sculpture, ceramics to printmaking will be on display.
Celebrated nationally, Youth Art Month emphasizes the importance of quality art programs in our schools.
Crowning Glory by Shawn Shea
A perennial favorite this exhibition features painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking by nationally recognized artists. From over 800 entries, 134 works from 116 artists representing 22 states and British Columbia, Canada, were selected by this year's Juror Arleta Pech. Ms. Pech is a nationally recognized watercolorist, has written the best-selling art book “Painting Fresh Florals in Watercolor” and is now working on a book on Oil Painting Still Lifes. The Juror selects award winners from the exhibition, with AANC contributing over $8,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.
PInk Daisy by John Bonath
John Bonath focuses on natual world specimens that not only possess interesting colors, shapes and textures but also defy us to determine which are real and which are fake.
left: from the Dead River Rushes series by William Harper
right: Fidelity by Haley Reneé Bates
The lines and shapes of Harper's nature photographs and Bates' forged, fabricated and altered utensils echo each other perfectly, bringing attention to the beauty of nature's utility and humanity's inclination toward beauty.