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2018 Calendar

Events and Happenings at Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery

Pearl Street Mall, Boulder, CO

February 6 – March 24, 2019 Don Ashcraft Pop-Up Shop

Don Ashcraft’s photography captures special moments in nature.  Sharing them with others is rewarding when he sees people smile, feel calm or even happy and excited. Many images are taken from around Colorado and his travels around the country and the world.

Don’s beautifully vibrant images are reproduced onto metal.  Metal print preserves the vibrancy and sharpness that he works hard to produce in each photo. Metal prints are durable & easy to hang, giving each space a modern clean look.

Reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm, accompanied by The Wallpaper Band.

January 3 – April 1, 2019 David Kennedy Pop-Up Shop

Meet local painter David Kennedy. Images Dave has captured in his mind or with a camera during years of open road cycling find their way to his acrylic paintings.

With his studio in Boulder, Colorado, Dave is connected our beautiful landscapes.  Mountain vistas, dynamic skies and misty mornings are highlighted in his paintings and prints. Dave’s background in architecture is evident in his affection for straight lines & detailed brush strokes.

Reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 from 2 – 4 pm, accompanied by The Wallpaper Band.


Past Events

September 12 – October 21, 2018 Lucas Farlow Pop-Up Shop

Meet local painter Lucas Farlow. Lucas has an Art Education degree from University of Northern Colorado. In 2015, he expanded his art mediums to acrylic painting on canvas.

From Lucas: “My paintings have been inspired by modern, everyday life: both busy cities and quiet natural settings. “

Reception for the artist was held on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm, accompanied by The Wallpaper Band.

August 3, 2018, 6-8pm Meet the Artists: Steve Briggs, Ruth Briggs and Joel Wallach

Please join us at The Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery for an evening of lively conversation with artists and live music by The WallPaper Band.
Reception for the artists was Friday, August 3rd, 6-8pm: Steve Briggs (ceramic artist), Ruth Briggs (fiber artist) and Joel Wallach (digital artist).

August 11, 2018, Painting Demonstration by Lois Barber

Join Lois Barber for a demonstration of her unique and fun painting technique.

Lois will be demonstrating from 11am-2pm on Saturday, August 11, 2018.

August 1 – September 9, 2018 Lori Hight Pop-Up Shop

Except for four years on the Big Island of Hawaii, Lori Hight has lived her entire life in Boulder County. She began her painting journey in watercolor, and then, switching to oil, she has continued to passionately work at capturing the landscape, buildings, and florals that she loves. Her paintings depict the sensuality of light on everyday objects, and are rendered realistically, but always with evidence of the artist’s hand.

Lori has been a regular participant in Boulder Open Studios, as well as being juried into the Boulder Plein Air Festival last summer. She is a popular teacher, and has been in numerous galleries in both Colorado and Hawaii.

July 2 – October 1, 2018   Joel Bruce Wallach 

Joel believes that the beautiful shapes and patterns of the natural world reveal deep universal truths, like a sacred mirror that shows us the inner beauty of our hearts and souls. His bold Digital Impressionism uses vibrant patterns and sparkling colors to create intricate and powerfully enchanting art – jewel-like images of Boulder county that inspire and delight.

Reception for the artist was held on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 6 – 8 pm

June 20 – July 29, 2018 Mary Kay Samouce jewelry pop-up shop

Mary Kay Samouce grew up assisting her mom, Mary Ann Samouce, with her antique business, buying and displaying at shows while learning firsthand the rich history of the decorative arts.  Mary Kay brings her many years of experience as a theatrical scenic designer and her love for historic period research to her dramatic, unique jewelry designs.

Mary Kay is the designer and creator of ADORN by Samouce vintage statement jewelry.  She hand crafts each piece integrating authentic antique and vintage finds giving new life and a contemporary edge to each one-of-a-kind treasure.

June 20 – July 29, 2018 Sara Slee Brown collage pop-up shop

My work is an exercise in exploring the known versus the unknown:  order versus chaos.  The foundation of the work is built on familiar, realistic people, places or things.  Over, around and through this foundation I add other images or fragments of images that are not so easily identified.  When combined with the familiar they create a new reality which may not be as easily understood but nevertheless exists:  a new perspective.

The comfort of the familiar combined with the confusion of the unfamiliar is an expression of my experience in the world. The unexpected can crash down at any moment.  Our shared reality, the familiar, connects us to each other, which provides an anchor we can hold on to when necessary.

Apr 2 – Jul 2, 2018 Gary Pummel

Welcome to the unique, original oil paintings of Gary Pummel. I specialize in warm oils on heated canvas, very much in the manner of Maxfield Parrish, a technique of glaze layers resulting in a sumptuous stratum of transparency.

This method of painting is the result of honing my craft for 40-plus years, constantly striving to improve my skills, craftmanship and the lusciousness of paint application to canvas.

Reception for the artist was held Saturday, June 9th, from 2 – 4 pm.

May 9-Jun 17, 2018 Rob Lantz

From the time he was a boy toting a small point-and-shoot camera, Rob Lantz has been fascinated with capturing the world around him.

As an artist, Rob is drawn to the extremes of nature. “I like the idea of bringing images to people who perhaps will never see the floor of an ocean or a frozen alpine lake,” he says. “The challenge of getting to a remote place, the difficulty of photographing there, discovering the right time to capture the perfect image – all of it thrills me.”

Reception for the artist was held Saturday, June 9th, from 2 – 4 pm.

May 12, 2018, 12 – 4 pm Fresh Flower Pop-Up Party and Reception/Tribute to Betty Woodman

Come and celebrate Betty Woodman  and revel in flowers. Shanti Schultz, ceramic

artist and owner of Love in Bloom Floral Design, will provide an abundance of colorful flowers available to create designs unique to each vase. Flowers and vases will be available for purchase just in time for Mothers’ Day, (and Betty’s birthday, May 14).

We will create a colorful, bountiful tribute to Betty Woodman and a celebration of flowers and spring as only potters can do.

Apr 11 – May 27, 2018 A tribute to Betty Woodman

Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery is hosting a tribute to Betty Woodman. 20+ invited ceramic artists to create vases or provide vases to be shown in the store and in the window of our shop on Boulder’s Pearl Street Mall. The vase tribute will be backed by floral colors and patterns and a photo of Betty to show our regard for this illustrious teacher who so much a part of the Boulder community.

photo: FabMagazine/Stefano Porcinai

May 25th, 2018 Anne Gifford

We are pleased to announce that Artist Owner Anne Gifford will be on hand Friday evening, May 25th, 5-7pm, to sign Bolder Boulder posters. We will have them available for purchase.

Anne has designed several Bolder Boulder posters over the years and will have many of them on hand to purchase and sign as well!

Anne signed posters on Friday, May 25th 2018, 5-7 pm. She is generally available at the store on Wednesdays to sign any of her art. Please call ahead to be sure she is there.



Mar 28-May 6, 2018 Brooke Connor

Boulder-based artist, Brooke Connor, uses primarily Copic Markers to create vivid and eye-popping representations of all kinds of animals.  Markers are kind of like watercolors, in that they can be transparent and blended.  Brooke’s pencil sketches start out semi-realistic so that the animal is recognizable and familiar.  The ink outlines then commit the shapes and spaces to paper.
And then it all goes downhill from there. Colors are exaggerated and shapes defined. Curves are accentuated.  Eyes are expressive.

Reception for the artist was held Saturday, April 7th, from 2 – 4 pm.

Mar 2-4, 2018, Annual Storewide Sale

2018 sale means 20% off everything in the store! It only happens once a year!

Shop in person or online for jewelry, ceramics and pottery, woodwork, fiber arts, photography, paintings and more!

Everything in the store will be 20% off + you’ll find other markdowns throughout the store.

Friday & Saturday hours: 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday hours: 11 am – 6 pm

Feb 7 – Mar 25, 2018 Ming Cai

Ming Cai grew up in China, moved to Colorado for college, and then Ithaca, NY for graduate school. Apparently leaving Colorado for a year was long enough because he now lives in Boulder.

His vision for landscape photography is a combination of a fine art look and a natural look.

Reception for the artist was held Saturday, February 10th 2018, from 2 – 4 pm.

Jan 4 – Apr 2, 2018 Martha Peacock

Martha Peacock discovered painting after meeting her biologic family and discovering they shared a love of the same things she did: color, design and textures.

If you asked her today why she paints, she’d say: “I paint because the closer I come to the depth of my talent, the closer I come to my own truth.”

Reception for the artist was held Saturday, February 10th 2018, from 2 – 4 pm.

Nov 8-Dec 31, 2017 Anne Gifford

When you are on the Pearl Street Mall hunting for that perfect Christmas gift, you’ll want to stop by the Gallery and savor Anne Gifford’s vibrant, rich and detailed watercolor paintings. Her newest winter paintings are displayed in our window, and much more can be seen in the store.

Anne finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Colorado. On her many walks and hikes throughout the area, Anne is always on the lookout for new imagery and she brings her own unique vision to her work.



October 21st, 2017 – Meet the Artist and Author: Brian Andreas

This event features a book signing by Brian Andreas for his latest publication:

“Bring Your Life Back to Life: A Guide to Effortless Joy”

~ A clear-sighted book about choosing a life that truly lights you up ~

Join us for a day of lively conversation in our gallery filled with locally handmade art. Refreshments will be served..

We have a full assortment of Brian’s prints, greeting cards, books and more. If you’re not familiar with his artistic style, click here for our online store.

Book signing with Brian was held Saturday, October 21st, 2017 from 11am-3pm. 

October 20th, 2017 – Souper Bowlder

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7 – 9 pm

Twisted Pine Brewing, 3201 Walnut Street

$25 includes soup, bread and a handmade bowl of your choice donated by a local potter.

Cash bar by Twisted Pine Brewing

Music generously performed by local musical group Crowboy

Souper Bowlder is an annual event that raises money for the Emergency Family Assistance Association, efaa. Local potters, and potters from far away, donate bowls to the event. Soup is provided by Twisted Pine. The Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery runs the event each year and has bowls for sale in gallery afterwards. In 2016 we raised $3000 for efaa!

October 2 2017 – January 4th 2018  Mimi Elmore

After a lengthy career working as a graphic designer in marketing and communications media, Mimi decided to pursue her fine art painting full time in 2000.  Starting with images of flowers, Mimi has expanded her subject matter to include a variety of different animals including the stunning Buffalo series that will be on display at Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery.




September 6 – October 22, 2017   Dianne Taylor Moore

Dianne Taylor Moore currently specializes in pastel paintings, which have become a serious passion, taking her outdoors to paint on site. “There is no substitute for seeing the colors first hand.”

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina she now lives in Boulder, Colorado. Exaggerated reality and the boldness of Nature are the foundations of her work.
Reception for the artist was held Saturday, September 9th, 2017 from 2 – 4 pm.

June 26 – October 2, 2017  Girls Painters West Group

Welcome to the Girl Painters West Art Show.
This group of painters has spent many a fine hour painting plein aire under the inspiring skies of Colorado and New Mexico, to name a few of the gorgeous locations we call our own for art inspirations. Our belief in painting the dramatic story of the Western Landscape, and our love of expressing our visions finds us creating works of beauty to share with our art community. Artists featured include:  Alice Renouf, Laurie Donlon, Margot Rowan, Lancene Cadera, Penny Peterson, Jacque Michelle, and Laura Brenton.

Reception for the artists was held on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm. Music by the Wallpaper House Band


July 26 – September 3, 2017   Joel Bruce Wallach 

The bold digital impressionism of Joel Bruce Wallach uses vibrant patterns and sparkling colors to create intricate and powerfully enchanting art — jewel-like images of Boulder County that inspire and delight.

Reception for the artist was held on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 – 8 pm


September 9, 2017 – Artist Reception 2-4pm

How often do you get to meet professional local artists? Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery knows how much you love and value handmade creations. Come get the behind the scenes scoop from the artists themselves on this upcoming Saturday, 2-4pm.

This month we brings you three local artists: Dianne Taylor Moore, Alan Klug and Marguerite Specht. Don’t miss this chance to chat about styles and methods, what inspires creativity, and what it’s like to be a professional artist in Boulder.

Stop in for refreshments, live music with The Wallpaper House Band and a Gallery full of creativity! Dianne Taylor Moore’s paintings will be available at the Gallery Sep 6-Oct 22. Alan and Marguerite are member/owners of the Gallery. Their work is available year-round.