When the artists had a free moment, they journeyed to sights in the Mile High City, including the Henry Moore exhibition at the Denver Botanic Gardens. “With all of the leaves off the trees, you could really get a good view of the sculpture,” one of the artists commented. The American Art Invitational is on view through December 31. –Bonnie Gangelhoff
Kathy Anderson traveled west from Connecticut to Colorado last weekend for the opening of the American Art Invitational at Saks Galleries in Denver. Kathy returned home a few days later with Southwest Art’s award of excellence for her lush still life, Daffodils and Forsythia. “The American Art Invitational is full of first-class paintings, but this particular piece really sparkles and lights up the room. The colors are crisp, the edges are varied, and the dynamic composition leads your eye from one interesting passage to the next,” says Kristin Hoerth, SWA’s editor in chief.
Kathy was one of 42 painters and sculptors from across the country who gathered for the juried event. Other participating artists include Nancy Guzik, Quang Ho, John Traynor, Joseph Lorusso, and Ron Hicks.