One of the premier contemporary quilt exhibits in the country, this national exhibit showcases the best work of artists who are pushing the limits of the medium, working with new techniques and materials, and creating breath-taking and beautiful art.
Gallery Talk, Poetry Reading and Opening Reception: Friday, September 12, 5-8 p.m.
-Gallery Talk with Terri Warpinski, 5-6 p.m.
-Reception: 6-7 p.m.
-Poetry Reading with Laura Winter, 7-8 p.m.
In Terri Warpinski's "Surface Tension" exhibition two geographies half-a-world apart, the U.S-Mexico borderland and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, are seen in parallel with present day Berlin. Through these photographs Warpinski probes varying aspects of power and conflict and the consequences incurred when national desires for security dominate other social or environmental concerns.
This holiday tradition fills the art gallery with holiday trees made by local artists and community members, all available for silent auction to benefit the Lincoln Center Support League. Some favorite local businesses also create holiday vignettes, showcasing new and colorful decorations and specialty items for the holiday season.
Each year the Lincoln Center presents a nationally juried art exhibit, inviting a Guest Juror to select artworks from this competitive call for entries. Join us to see the results of this national contest with artworks in all media. Information and applications for artists will be available here by September 1st.
Fort Collins Studio Tour
Meet the artists and see a sample artwork by more than 60 artists who will participate in the Fort Collins Studio Tour and Sale on the weekend of June 27 - 29.
The Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour of local private artist studios. Visitors can see art in action in the places where it is made, meet local artists and buy art directly from the artists. See everything from Painting to Pottery, Watercolor to Woodworking and more! It's fun, educational and inspiring!
To see the list of participating artists, and the map to the studios, click here
"Fire and Rain" by Mary-Ann Kokoska
Gallery Talk with Anna Kaye and Mary-Ann Kokoska, Thursday, May 29th, 7 p.m., Canyon West Ballroom, Lincoln Center.
The exhibit features drawings and paintings of artists interpretations of these forces on our local environment. Includes the work of Mary-Ann Kokoska, Anna Kaye, Donny Dixon and Trine Bumiller.
Barbara Yates Beasley
Don't miss this international juried fiber arts exhibit, presented by the Northern Colorado Weavers Guild. The 40th anniversary exhibition represents a long and successful history bringing functional and artistic fiber artworks to public view. The competition is to be juried by Tien Chiu, an award-winning multidisciplinary fiber artist and regular contributor to professional weaving journals.
Exhibited in the Lobby Gallery, these encaustic and mixed media paintings by Shannon Troxler were inspired by classic literary characters throughout history.
March is Youth Art Month, celebrating the importance of art education for our youth. This exhibit will feature artworks selected by teachers from schools in Fort Collins. You'll be pleasantly surprised by the talent of our young artists in this colorful show, and impressed by the excellence and scope of art education taking place in area schools.
The exhibit and reception will take place in the Community Creative Center at 200 Mathews St., Fort Collins.
Four artists share the new worlds they've imagined through the media of Digital Art.
This exhibition features work by 30 Colorado artists reflecting art and life in the urban, suburban and rural plains, foothills and mountains of Colorado. Click images below to enlarge
No Place Like Home
Left to right; Mary Harnett, Will Ostendorf, Clint Eccher
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.
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