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American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. Featuring Rendezvous with Destiny: The Money of WWII through Aug. 15, 2003. Call 632-2646.

Antler's Adams Mark Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Take Seven, the work of seven local portrait photographers including Sean Cayton, Ryan and Becky Kercher, Miranda Kombert, Jane McBee, Wendy Pearce Nelson, Sandra Elliott Orsillo, Christian and Joel Metzler. In the atrium through Jan. 2003.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com Featuring oil paintings by George Hart & jewelry of George Fellows, through December.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd., 260-1873. Featuring "Care & Share Food Bank" bring in $10 or 10 lbs of food, win personalized framed love birds. Also featuring Winter Landscapes by various artists.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available 329-1574. Featuring Naked People explored through painting, sculpture and mixed-media works, through Dec. 22.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Fine Art of Toys -- A Playful Experience! An exhibit of fun, serious, functional, impractical and transformational toys and toy images by regional artists. Focus: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, a juried exhibition of photographs of the region captured within 24 hours, through Dec.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$5. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Featuring Lateral Thinking: Art of the 1990s, through Jan. 5.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day Photographs by photographer Gregory Mac Gregor through Dec.; Pieces of the True Cross, through Dec.

East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., featuring a display of the winners of the youth division for Focus: 24 Hours in the Pikes Peak Region, a juried exhibition of photographs of the region captured within 24 hours. Through Jan. 6.

FastFrame Gallery, 5154 Centennial Blvd., 277-0161. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring 16 & Under, various works 16 inches or smaller, through Jan. 10

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Featuring works influenced by the Chinese Year of the Horse by several local artists.

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Front Range Student Art Exhibit, best work from students across the front range, through Feb. 7. Opening reception Fri., Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m.

Phototroph Gallery, 218 West Colorado Ave., Suite 111, under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 442-6995. Open Sat., noon to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Weekdays by appointment. Featuring selected work from Elaine Bean's Thin Layers and Caught in the Headlights, an exhibition and sale of photographs by the owner of Phototroph Gallery. Through Dec. 22.

Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring artists Chip Shaw, Christen Weathers and Ann Rodgers. Through Jan.

Quintessence Fine Art Gallery, 725 Manitou Ave. #3, in the promenade, 338-2138. Open Fri-Sun., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Featuring contemporary art by Andr Angelo, Greg Carlson, Martin Montoya and Ron Koehn.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. In the White Gallery: Own Your Own Holiday Art Show & Sale, discover an excellent selection of original fine art and fine craft artworks through Dec. In the Hoag Gallery: Iconography, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Orthodox Church. Byzantine and Renaissance icons will reveal the spiritual and artistic path taken by the Greek and Roman Orthodox church, through Jan 25. For more, visit www.sdc-arts.org.

Stagecoach Inn, 702 Manitou Ave., 685-9400. Open 4:30-9:30 p.m. daily. Featuring landscape and floral artist Irene Braun and impressionist Kathryn McMahon, through Jan. 13.

Textures Gallery, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., 475-2104. Gallery hours: Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring silver jewelry and wood sculptures of Colorado Springs artist Annie Hague, through January.

Velez Gallery Ltd., 220 N. Tejon, 630-3710. Open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Native American Arts of the Americas, a collection of Hopi Katsinas, through Christmas.

Wayne Lambert Photography, 2605A W. Colorado Ave., Suite 214. Gallery open by appointment. Call 266-6700. Featuring fine black-and-white photographs of the southwest U.S. and Mexico.


call for entries

The Gallery, at 132 W. Ryus St. in La Veta, invites entries for its Black & White Show, an exhibit limited to monochromatic works, with an emphasis on black & white work, open to all media, any subject. All entered artwork must be for sale. $5 entry fee per item, limit 4 entries per artist. Deadline: Sat., Jan. 4. Opening reception: Sat., Jan. 11, 5 -7 p.m. For more, call 742-3074.

Museum of Fine Arts, in Santa Fe, invites entries for The Show: Southwest Juried Exhibition, an exhibit of contemporary art in all media by Southwest artists. For more and to download prospectus, visit www.museumofnewmexico.org/theshow or call 505/476-5118. Entry fee $30 per artist for up to 4 works. Deadline: Jan. 6, 2003

Phototroph Gallery invites entries for juried exhibition of photographs by high school students from the Pikes Peak Region. Entry deadline: Wed., Jan. 15. Show: Feb. 14 to March 2 at Phototroph, 218 W. Colorado Ave. One entry per student, no fee. For more call, 442-6995 or e-mail: elaine@phototroph.com.

The Colorado Art Education Association is accepting slides for the upcoming exhibit at the Tri Lakes Art Center in Palmer Lake. This exhibit is open to all artists who teach art. This includes retired art educators as well as teachers in training. Those who teach workshops and seminars are also welcome to participate. Entries due Jan. 18. Show dates are Feb. 7 through March 8. For more, call 685-3717 or e-mail

rlapsley@ffc8.org.

Business of Art Center is now accepting proposals from Colorado artists for the 2003 Avenue Gallery. To be considered, an artist must be a current member of the BAC. To submit a proposal, send or bring a portfolio with samples, sketches, and ideas for an exhibit to the BAC at 513 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Deadline is Dec. 15. Call 685-1861.

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