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. Featuring oils and watercolors by Richard E. Williams, through April. www.aratiartists.com
Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.
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 Peep Show works of fiber, clay, painting and sculpture by Devin Arnold, through April 27.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Wunderkind 2003 in the Main Gallery: juried high school student art exhibition in the Main Gallery, through April 19. In the Avenue Gallery, Little Portraits of Heaven, Religious Icons by Bulgarian artist, Ognjan Kolev. Through May 3.
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 Collected Visions: African American Self-Taught Artists from the Southeastern U.S., through May 18; Transcendent Spirit: Works by Luis Gonzalez Palma, through April 25.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring 100 Years of Photography: A Bill Bowers Retrospective, through June 1.
Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring spring invitational lathe turned wood by Ed Davidson, blown glass by Chip Jones, clay sculpture by Deb Komitor, hand-painted photography by Padgett McFeely, and decorative clay by Fin Reed. Through April 22. www.commonwheel.com.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring student art show and sale, through April 29.
Dale Street Caf and Gallery, 115 E. Dale, 578-9898. Open Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Featuring collages and watercolors by Bruni Berkowitz, through June 9. Also fine art photography by Patricia and Michael Kimak, oils by Richard Hoge. Opening Reception on Wed. April 16, 6-9 p.m.
Eagle Fire Gallery, 444 E. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-5700. Featuring Divine by Design, a contemporary display of imagery presented in a multi-media art show through June 12.
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 35 pieces of watercolor art, benefits Alzheimer's Association.
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 annual student exhibition, through May 16. Opening Reception: Fri., April 18, 5-7 p.m.
L.I.W. Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fresh Paint, new works by Patience. Through May.
Pikes Peak Community College's Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Hours: Mon-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the Annual Pikes Peak Community College Student Art Show. Opening Reception on Fri., April 18, 5-7:30 p.m. Through May 9. Free. Call 527-6000.
Phototroph Gallery, 218 W. 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 Solar Photogravures, an exhibition by Missouri photographer Deborah Riley. Through April 27.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Antarctica: Through the Eyes of Those Who Live It, showcases the work of 16 photographers, in the Morrison Concourse. Through May 25. Abracadabra!, a new hands-on exhibit, will be featured at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center at 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $4 adults, $3 children. Through May 31.
Artwork by Alzheimer's Patients Auction, Adams Mark Hotel, Cascade St. Features 35 pieces of artwork from 20 artists. Sat., April 12, 6-10 p.m. For more call, 266-8773.
Slide Slam with local artists Carol Dass and Steve Wood at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Local artists will show slides and/or video and field questions about their work. $4-$7. Thurs., April 17, 6 p.m.
Potluck an open entry, juried fine art exhibition presented by The Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou. Featuring regional ceramics and printmaking. Intake dates: Sat., April 19, 3-6 p.m. and Mon., April 21, 1-5 p.m. Exhibition will open on Fri., May 2, and run through June 8. Prizes and awards are available. Call 685-1861 for more.
The Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, 20 local artists displaying original work in a variety of media as well as featured artist Suzan Bradford's first paintings in Just Women a series inspired by the recent Air Force Academy rapes and cover-ups. Through Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more, call 742-3074.
The Colorado State Fair is currently accepting applications for the 2003 Fine Art Exhibit. Download an application at coloradostatefair.com To receive an application by mail contact: Debbie Wallace, Colorado State Fair, 1001 Beulah Ave. Pueblo, CO 81004 719/561-8484 ext. 2080. Prizes include $1,500 Best of Show.
Call for entries: multi-media, juried art show in May/June at the Pikes Peak Center, sponsored by the Colorado Springs Art Guild. Open to all artists, no slides. Entry by pre-registration. Forms available at local art dealers and frame shops. Call 630-1611 for details.
Body Packaging III: Identity Crisis: Calling all artists, musicians and designers- A juried show of original works designed for the human body. Accepted pieces are professionally staged and performed on the runway to follow a show at the Fine Arts Center. Not a fashion show. $3,000 in cash awards. Entry fee $20-$25. For entry form contact Lindsay at 481-8205 firstname.lastname@example.org
3INFUSION2 2003, a juried exhibition for all visual arts media, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Deadline for entry is May 910. 577-4556 or stop by to pick up entry form.