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Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale


Presented by the City of Fort Collins’ Cultural Services Department, the Fort Collins Artist Studio Tour and Sale is a free self-guided tour of local artist studios revealing the mysteries of the creative process to families and individuals in and around Fort Collins. Through art demonstrations and educational displays right in the artists' studios, visitors will meet the artists personally, buy original artworks, and learn about how and where artists create pottery, jewelry, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber arts, and more! The included artists reflect the amazing, creative talent right in our own community.

2023 Studio Tour Preview Exhibit Awards#

Grand Prize     ($500):             
Stephanie Spindler, Untitled, Prenatal Sojourn Series

2nd Prize           ($250):             
Nha Vuu, Heart of the City no. 1329

3rd Prize           ($125):             
Chris Wheeler, Cloud House no. 6

Honorable Mention     ($100):
Gina Blickenstaff, Boulder Spring Blossoms and Laundry

Honorable Mention     ($100):
Sharmila Rajopadhye, France Memory

Honorable Mention     ($100):
Cole Thompson, Powerlines No. 54

Guest Awards Juror:
Shelby Shadwell is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Wyoming. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Shelby received his BFA in 2003 from Washington University in St. Louis and his MFA in 2006 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

A two-time recipient of the Visual Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council, Shelby actively exhibits across the nation. His more recent exhibitions include LIKE AND SHARE IF YOU AGREE!!!, a solo show at the South Bend Museum of Art, DRAWN at Manifest Creative Research Gallery in Cincinnati, OH, and Drawing Discourse at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Shelby was awarded a solo exhibition at the APEX Space at the Portland Art Museum in OR in 2016, and his work is included in their permanent collection. For his research sabbatical from 2021 – 2022, Shelby accepted the Manifest Artist Residency Award, and he spent the year making new work at their Gallery and collaborating on educational opportunities at their Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH. Shelby was recently honored with the Stone & Deguire Contemporary Art Award in the amount of $25,000 from his alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis.

A special thanks to our 2023 event sponsors!#

The Jason and Lucy Greer Foundation for the Arts

Jerry's Artarama

KUNC 91.5

The Colorado Sound

DeL Corazon Family Fund#



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