Exhibitions

74th Annual Juried Show Judges Winners:

2D Category

Honorable Mention: “Liftoff” – Virginia Unseld
Judge’s Comments: “Great tones – use of light vs. shadows in orange/yellow vs. blue/violet tones. Like the underpainting defining outline & adding tone to reflection.”

3rd Place: “Salt Shaker” – Carol Foerster
Judge’s Comments: “Good fundamental execution and use of graphite/pointillism. Subtle detail in reflections – nice use of the negative space.”


2nd Place: “Morning in the Aspen Glade” – Walter Avramenko
Judge’s Comments: “Awesome use of negative space. Excellent tones – simple and effective graphic quality.”


1st Place: “Silverton Stage” – Marc Jones
Judge’s Comments: “Strong execution – nice range of colors and detail, well-rendered and high level of discipline.”


Photography Category

Honorable Mention: “Lightning on the Eastern Plains” – Jeremy Janus
Judge’s Comments: “Nice timing! Beautiful tones and composition.”
Juror’s comments: “I chose this photo for its light, drama, depth and colors. It was the photographer that captured the composition of nature”

3rd Place: “Time’s Arrow” – Michael Potts
Judge’s Comments: “Love the complexity in the composition – dynamic movement and unique angle, nice use of negative space.”
Juror’s comments: “The use of black & white brings the contrast & drama that makes this not just a photograph but a painting with light”

2nd Place: “Fall Wonder Tree” – Bob Coorsen
Judge’s Comments: “Breathtaking tone, excellent framing of the tree & composition is perfect. Contrast creates movement to draw in the viewer.”
Juror’s comments: “This one pulled me in as soon as I saw it. The colors are incredible & it looks even more spectacular in person”

1st Place: “Standing Watch – Mount Evans” – Robin Keys
Judge’s Comments: “Incredible tone. Detail in both foreground and background is exceptional. Strong composition – simple, but deceivingly dynamic.”
Juror’s comments: “I like the use of black & white. I like the use of vertical instead of horizontal here because trees give it depth & lift”


3D Category/Mixed Media/Jewelry/Fiber
(this was grouped together due to small amounts of art entered in each category)

Honorable Mention: “Fox Haven” – Amy Love
Judge’s Comments: “Excellent use of mixed media, nice composition and tonal quality. I like the use of ink color fields.”


3rd Place: “The World is Watching #2” – Mary Ellen Latino
Judge’s Comments: “Nice use of technology and presentation. Interesting tones.”


2nd Place: “Swirls of Copper” – Eileen Leland
Judge’s Comments: “Nice offset/asymmetrical cut stone, unique chaining, beautiful cut (crysacolla.)”



1st Place: “Teton Range Panorama” – Lynne Buss
Judge’s Comments: “Incredibly detailed, fine woodwork. Great use of tones – incorporating various wood types. Unique composition, frame, and presentation.”

Best in Show

“Building or Art? Yes.” – Steve Sorensen (Photography)
Judge’s Comments: “Excellent composition & complimentary tonal quality. Unique and modern spin on architectural photography. I love how the composition is clear on the left and moves into abstraction.”


President’s Choice, Eric Miller –
Roses and Pancakes by Richard Saxon


April 6th The Colorado Watercolor Society will be doing a Plein Air in Central City to coincide with the annual Colorado Watercolor Society State Show, The painters will be painting in the morning in Central City.

Information for the 74th Gilpin Arts Association’s annual juried art show

Call for entry available on Café https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals.php?reset=1&apply=yes

2021 Gilpin Arts Prospectus

74th Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show

June 5th through August 14th 2021

Juried Exhibition Prospectus

The Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA) hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in beautiful Central City, Colorado.

Dates and times are subject to change depending upon if and when any new Covid-19 restrictions are implemented going forward.

Artists are encouraged (but not required) to join Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA). Benefits of membership include

  1. Membership provides a $10.00 discount off of your entry fee for the juried show. A coupon code will be sent to members via email so they may receive this discount.
  2. Membership allows you to exhibit concurrently in the Members’ Gallery whether or not you are accepted into the juried show
  3. Exhibiting in the Members’ gallery allows you to exhibit more of your work
  4. Membership allows you to participate in the “Members Only” show following the juried show from August 21st  – October 15th 2021
  5. Membership provides a 10% discount on all items purchased in the gallery.
  6. Membership provides funds to support the K-12 art program for Gilpin County school students
  7. Members receive email updates from GCAA with news about our events, artists,  and shows

74th Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show

Over $3000 in cash awards, including a $500 Best of Show.

Awards are for 2D, 3D and Photography

Three first place awards in the amount of $400.00

Three second place awards in the amount of $300.00

Three third place awards in the amount of $200.00

Three honorable mentions in the amount of $100.00

Jurors:  GCAA is proud to present the 2021 distinguished jurors and judge:

2D: Jean-Pierre Jacquet French American painter: https://www.jpjacquet.com/

3D: Kim Harrell Silversmith and Jewelry designer:  khsilversmith.com

Photography: Teri Metallo a Gilpin County Photographer: nighteaglephotography.com

Judge for Awards: Jared Hankins Fine Art Painter: https://www.hankinsfineart.com/

Thank you for your interest in and support for The Gilpin County Arts Association.