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Great Weekend at Quest for the West!

I just returned from a wonderful weekend at the Eiteljorg Museum’s annual Quest for the West show. I’d always heard great things about the show, but this was my first time to attend. The organizers put on a first-rate event in a stunning museum venue. This year’s show drew about 300 collectors, and with...

June Temptation by Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

Artists of the Moment: Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

Bowls brimming with cherries. Donuts with red sprinkles. Cacti with pink blooms. These are a few of Olga and Aleksey Ivanovs’ favorite things. The Denver-area painters are unique for several reasons. First of all, they work in egg tempera, a timeless medium once used by the ancient Egyptians. And secondly, the couple works in...


Simply Divine: Colorado Plein-Air Event

Taos-based painter Clive Tyler took home the Best of Show award at the Windows to the Divine Invitational Paint Out and show held at Evergreen Fine Art near Denver on Saturday. Clive’s winning piece, “Colorado Flow,” also received the Collectors’ Choice Award. Other top awards went to Colorado painters Ron Hicks, Robert Spooner, and...