the Art Academy of Colorado
the Art Academy of Colorado

2017 Gallery Events

Bruce Marion will be leading a workshop on Thursday Aug 17th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Contact Judee Dickinson to make a reservation!! There are only a few spots left. The cost is $100 - contact Judee to find out what to bring!!

call/text 303 902 3474 or

Our August Artists' Salon is on Wednesday Evening August 16th! The Salons are usually on Thursday evenings, and will revert to that schedule, but please note the exception this time.

June 15th 2017 Artists' Salon Poster
You can download and print this poster to hang in your place of work, church, fridge, etc
2017-06-15 Dan Lucario.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]

We are happy to announce our Main Street Gallery's (MSG) Spring Event - Friday March 31st. at 5:00 - 7:00pm. We know April's Fool day is on April first, but we're April Fooling it by moving it to the evening before!!


Please join us in celebrating art!! MSG features world class fine art. Our visitors are amazed at the quality of art we display, much of which is created by our in-house artists. We have several nationally know artists who have studios here and show their work in the gallery. Work includes oils, acrylics, watercolour, bronze sculpture, pastels, pen and ink, pencil, and feather art, as well as handmade jewellry, greeting cards and ceramics. Most works are for sale - so you also have the opportunity to start, or add to, your own private art collection.

Please come join us for a wonderful evening of art and socializing with artists and friends.

Main Street Gallery - this MSG is good for your health! Hope to see you there!!

We begin our 2017 Salon Series on March 16th with Jim Stevens


Here is information a gallery recently used as an introduction to Jim:

"Imagine the creative vision it takes to develop an entirely new painting technique in the art world. Most artists never realize such a thing. But now imagine someone who’s done it twice.

And imagine that vision coming from the mind and hand of an artist who is legally blind.

Imagination and vision are at the heart of artist Jim Stevens’ fascinating and nationally award winning works of art.

Among his many awards are:

  • Best of Show at the Boulder Art Association's Annual Juried Art Exhibition
  • Best of Show at the Santa Fe Art District's Annual Best of Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibition
  • the Veterans Administration National Gold Medal for Fine Art
  • Best of Show at the 2016 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

He has been featured on television's PBS Arts District and PBS NewsHour, CBS and NBC news, Colorado Public Radio, and print publications around the country, including The Saturday Evening Post.

Most recently, he has been invited to give a TED Talk at TEDxMIleHigh this summer on the creative vision behind his many artistic methods and concepts."

Visit Jim at the following:
Yes, Jim is also famous for his Scrimshaw work.


Please come join us for a wonderful evening with Jim Stevens and why not bring a friend to this interesting and unique night out. This is a 'not-to-miss' Salon! Hope to see you there!!

2016 Gallery Events

We had a terrific evening with Anna Rose. we may be able to have a video recap for those who missed out. And  -  we may be able to book her for a workshop later this year!

The following is adapted from her website

Anna Rose Bain is a fine art oil painter and commissioned portrait artist based in Denver, CO. Her paintings often depict people in peaceful settings or places that evoke happiness. She especially loves painting women and children, and seeks to convey all of her subjects with honesty and sensitivity.


Anna was self taught until college. Inspired by her grandfather, who started painting at the age of 70, Anna spent her free time as a child sketching from nature and poring over art books.


She studied fine art at Hillsdale College from 2003-2007, and in 2006 took a figure painting course at the Florence Academy of Art. After graduating from Hillsdale with honors, she continued her education studying with several renowned artists including Judith Carducci, Clayton J. Beck, III, Nancy Guzik.


Anna now resides in Westminster with her husband Steve and daughter Cecelia, having recently moved from the Dallas area.


She also teaches workshops, and is actively involved in the local arts communities.


She is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America.

She is also an associate member of American Women Artists

The International Guild of Realism

The California Art Club, and

The Portrait Society of America


Her award-winning work can be found in numerous private and public collections around the world.

Join us for this quarter's Salon with Aimee Deneweth

Becky Silver Salon Poster Salon Featuring Becky Silver
Feb 2016 Event 1 Feb 2016 Event 1
Feb 2016 Event 2 Feb 2016 Event 2

2015 Gallery Events

March 2015 Main Street Creatives Events 

As Promised, Here Are the March Events at the Gallery


First we have a Main Street Gallery Event where we are
introducing three of our new artists.

Friday, March 13th - 4:30 to 7:00pm

Secondly, our first quarter Artists' Salon is scheduled for
Thursday, March 26th at 7:00pm

Remember that because of SCFD and BCAC sponsorship (for which we are very grateful) Artists' Salons are FREE!!


And all are welcome - so  bring a guest! Or two, or three, or...


While you are thinking of it, put these events on your calendar of fun things to do!


Send me a request by email if you'd like PDFs or JPGs of the images in this email.

Request JPGs/PDFs

If you would like to be removed from this email list: Unsubscribe

If you were forwarded this email and would like to receive notifications: Subscribe to this mailing


The Mural

Brightonians and those driving into town, may have notice the charging Elephant, breaking through the upper storey of the od hotel on Bridge Street!!

This is the resulting mural of a year-and-a-half effort, whose genesis lay in Brighton's Little Big Idea.

Read more here...

Ceramics Classes

We now provide Ceramics Classes - wheel-work as well as slab (flat) work and sculpting. Classes will be held on Tuesday morning 11:00am- 1:00pm, evening at 6:00-8:00pm and Sat morning at 11:00am-1:00pm

Please contact us with any requests or questions.

A Part of Main Street Creatives
¤ Art Gallery ¤ Studios ¤
¤ Academy ¤

Located at:
36 South Main St
Brighton CO 80601

Open Google Map

Contact us at:
Email Ed at the Art Academy


Text or leave a message for Ed: 303 718 1014


Visit our websites and FB:
Main Street Creatives website

Main Street Creatives on FB
Art Academy on FB


Privacy Policy

Print Print | Sitemap
© the Art Academy of Colorado