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 functional clay shapes by P & G Pottery through June. 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 Move It!, mixed media, fiber, clay painting and sculpture through June 29. Opening reception Fri., June 6, 5 8 p.m.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Potluck in the Main Gallery, The Role of Nature in the Human Spirit, photography exhibit through June 7.
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 Edward Borein: Paintings and Prints (May 10 Aug. 10); ReconFIGURED: Persons and Personas of the Permanent Collection (through Aug. 24); Something New: contemporary Regional Artists, William Cummins, Daniel Raffin and Rita Zimmerman (June 13 Aug. 31). ###Red White Blue and God Bless You: A Portrait of Northern New Mexico, Photographs by Alsex Harris (June 21 Aug. 31); International WaterMedia XIII: Presented by Pikes Peak Water Society (June 21 Sept. 7).
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 Cold Water: Fountains, Planters & Mini-Pools by Jeremiah Houck. For more, call 685-1008.
Cottonwood Art Academy, 102 W. Cucharras St., 520-1899. Featuring Watercolors of Mary Cohagan, Show runs through June 13.
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.
John Deaux Art Gallery, 221 S. Union, Pueblo, featuring paintings by Edward Sajbel and Lew Tilly. Open Tues.- Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 719/545-8407.
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.
El Tesoro Restaurant & Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St. Featuring Soully Colorado, nature photographs by Sherry Moldenhauer to benefit the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club. Through May. 471-0106.
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 Alzheimers Association.
Hillside Community Center Art Gallery, 925 S. Institute, 385-7900. Open Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. 8 p.m., Sun., noon 6 p.m. Featuring Conversations in Red, paintings by Christina Alaniz. Through May.
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.
Manitou Center for Photography, 103 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Sat.and Sun., noon to 3 p.m.; weekdays by appointment. 963-8501. Featuring Eclectica, a group show featuring the work of Carol Dass, Brian Doan, and Matt Chmielarczyk..
Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0986 Featuring art by Peter Teekamp and others. Open Mon. Thurs. 9 a.m. -midnight and Fri. Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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 Laura Ben-Amots, Works on Paper, Jean Gumper, Works on Paper, Dani Greer, Fused and Painted Glass and Mosaics. Through June 20. Free. Call 527-6000.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring Spontanaeity 2003, presented by the Colorado Springs Art Guild. Fri. May 16 to June 30.Viewing hours Sat. May 31, June 21, June 28, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.. Reception Thursday, May 22, 5 8 p.m.Call 472-0604.
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 Photogravures. May 2 25. Call 442-6995 or www.phototroph.com.
Plantera Group Inc., 517 S. Cascade, 886-0456. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works by Michael Cellan, Louis Cicotello, and Dave Armstrong. 886-0456.
Poor Richards Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon, 632-7721. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring abstract artist Sheimala. Free. For more, call 632-7721.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (Carriage House), At the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St., $1 - $5, Summer Hours: June-Labor Day, Wed. Sun., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., 578-6777.
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, 1111 Washington Ave., Golden. Hours: Mon. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Showing Contemporary Japanese Quilts -- New Works by Quilt Artists in Japan. Through July 12.
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. The Morrison Concourse features Antarctica: Through the Eyes of Those Who Live It, the work of 16 photographers, through May 25. The Regional Gallery features The Quiet Landscape by Pat Dagnon, abstract landscapes, through Aug. 16. The King Gallery features the Fab Four Visit the King, the work of four top Pueblo painters, through Aug. 16. The 2nd Floor Foyer Gallery features Human Being, platinum/palladium photographic prints by Andrea Modica through Aug. 16. The 3rd Floor Foyer Gallery features Bonnie Waugh's early mixed-media pieces through Aug. 16. Steel City: Contemporary American in Metal through Aug. 25. Summer exhibits revolve around the artists of Interstate 25. Free public reception with the artists June 13. $4 adults, $3 children. For more, visit www.sdc-arts.org or call 719/295-7200.
Velez Gallery Ltd., 220 N. Tejon, 630-3710. Open Mon. - Sat., 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun., Noon to 5 p.m. Representing art from over 80 tribes of the Americas. Featuring horsehair baskets from the Tohono O'Odham Indians of southern Arizona. Through May.
The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., presents three new artists, Holly Parker, Tish Lacy Reed and Dr. John Sherman. 475-8880.
Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2605A W. Colorado Ave., Suite 214. Gallery open Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 266-6700. Featuring black-and-white photographs of the southwest U.S. and Mexico.
art announcementsSangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center 31st Anniversary, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $95. Black tie optional. Fri., June 6. For reservations and information, call 719/295-7200.
Artstalk, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $2/nonmembers. Hosted by Rodney Wood, a walk-talk through current gallery exhibitions. Tues., June 3, 7 p.m. For more, call 719/295-7200.
Call for Entries, Commonwheel Artists Co-op proposals for 2004 gallery exhibition schedule, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Spgs., Send SASE for application form. Deadline July 1. Call 685-1008 for more information.
Artist and Food Vendor applications for Chile Harvest Festival to be held at the Denver Botanic Gardens September 6 7. Applications downloaded at www.chacweb.org. Deadline June 15.
Call for Entries, Commonwheel Artist Co-op, 102 Canon Ave., Manitou Springs, shop member opening for a wall artists, artists should submit application and 4-5 pieces by Mon., June 9. Required meeting Mon., June 2, 6 p.m. For more, call 685-1008.
Call for entries: 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Regional Juried Photography Exhibition. Sponsored by the Business of Art Center. Entry Deadline Fri., July 11. Show begins Aug. 23. .Open to photographers 18 and older, living in Ariz., Colo., Idaho, Mont., N. M., Utah and Wyoming. Applications available at www.workingwithartists.org, or call Heather at 578-9226.
First Annual Art Show & Sale, presented by the Tri-Lakes Community Arts Project. Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $25-30. Benefits the arts and the Lucretia Vaile Museum of Palmer Lake. Opening gala June 7, 7 10 p.m. with special appearance by BodyPackaging. Call 651-1946 or visit www.trilakesviews.org.
Call for Entries Museum of Contemporary seek film and video artists (visual artists are encouraged) to be a part of the upcoming Colorado Film Biennial 10 by 10, a film/video festival. Categories include experimental/avant-garde, narrative and documentary. Deadline for submissions Mon., June 9, entry fee $15-25. Contact Patty Ortiz, at 303/298-7554 x204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Slides due June 13; artwork due in July.
Essential for Life, an open-entry, all-media exhibition reflecting issues of water (or lack thereof) in our region and the world, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave. Manitou. Artwork due at BAC on Sun. June 8, 1-5 p.m. and Mon. June 9, 12-6 p.m. Exhibition opens Fri. June 20.