Archive for the ‘Featured Artist’ Category

For the young Dilia Salvador it was marbles. She was the only girl playing, but she was good and routinely beat all the boys, until her collection of marbles filled two bags. In one bag was her workhorse competition gear, in the other the special marbles she treasured too much to lose.

Later it was river rocks, then petro glyphs, then beaded scarves, and at present she is fascinated in clay totems like stacked beads. Dilia finds inspiration for her jewelry in nature, in folk art, in other cultures, and loves working in many mediums. → Read more

After seeing Alan’s picturesque, harmonious photographs, which line the wall of the Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, you will want to go to Europe for the first time or be overwhelmed with nostalgia for the trips you have taken in the past. You’ll be determined to see those brilliant window boxes for yourself or you’ll remember that bicycle by the painted blue door and want to revisit. You might end up buying a photograph to take home because of its serenity, balance, and sense of color. Alan admits he likes to do pretty pictures and feels lucky that his aesthetic matches the taste of so many other people. → Read more

August 2013 – Barbara McKee’s idea of heaven is a good FAT new project. This project might be reproducing Van Goghs Starry Night in stained glass on an arched 4×4 panel; or making a bookcase that is a false door which swings open to reveal a bathroom when you cock a gun built into its face; or in a detailed botanical illustration, painting the pun of a globe artichoke with both leaves and continents drawn in; or maybe playing the bagpipes at someones funeral. No matter what, its just another thing she has taught herself, transforming everything into art. → Read more

Want a recommendation of a great book to read? Want to take riding lessons on a well-loved horse? Want to learn about bravery and fortitude? Want to learn to appreciate and make kiln-worked glass? Call Robin G., a Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery member since 1990. → Read more