First Friday Artwalk listings for Jan. 2, 2015

Audrey Dwyer

9th Street Tattoo Studio, 111 Ninth St., 970-367-3136

To ring in the New Year, 9th Street Tattoo will be featuring two different artists who share a passion for photography. Julie McNally, a Steamboat local and founder of Mc.Nastritron Image Collective, features a diverse portfolio that captures the beauty found in music, nature, and the skies above. Zsazsa Zahourek, a Colorado native and CMC-Alpine campus alumna, who delivers stunning wilderness images on canvas that illustrate some of Earth’s most remote and breathtaking landscapes.

Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Ave., 720-425-0522

“Jan in January” the show is titled. It will feature intensely abstract works as seen through the eyes of local artist Jan Maret Willman. A quote she references often about her art is, “Reality is just silence colored in.”

Circle 7 Fine Art, 1009 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-4744

The gallery will feature artists this month. The first is Rick Meoli with his work that resembles contemporary Western art. Saving the West one image at a time. Maggie Smith is the other featured artist who has created a series of monotypes depicting Colorado denizens you might meet during a stroll in the mountains.

Colorado Group Realty, 509 Lincoln Ave., 970-875-2917

Featured Artist will be Leigh Erceg this month. After a nasty fall from a high cliff, Leigh came back from brain injury, paralysis, amnesia and found her way into a new world via art, poetry, science and dance. While viewing Leigh’s work, keep in mind you are looking at how her brain is healing. Enjoy her journey as you look for all the faces, animals, objects and equations in her art.

Creekside Cafe & Grill, 131 11th St., 970-879-4925

Steamboat photographer Judy Jones is excited to feature our fabulous Winter Carnival with photos of the 100th anniversary parade alongside lots of beautiful equine shots that are a symbol of Steamboat’s iconic heritage from ranches near and far.

Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., 970-879-9008

“Encaustic: Nature as Muse” This national juried exhibition of contemporary encaustic art highlights a variety of techniques, materials and inspiration being used by today’s wax artists. Encaustic encompasses a process where heat is used at every stage of the painting or sculpting, melting a mixture of beeswax, pigment and resin to create a hard texture.

Douglas Kenyon Collection, 435 Lincoln Ave., 970-629-9999

The gallery will feature a culmination of works from renowned frontier photographers and other artists. Through hand coloring and archival techniques, we bring out superb image quality from original prints commemorating the history and amplifying the power of each image. See these striking images in person, or visit

Harwig’s/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-1919

“Chroma Obscura” means to bring visibility and light to the invisible or hidden. Paintings by Jan Maret Willman: “My work is a gateway to the sight behind the eye, capturing the fleeting and yet unformed images from memories, dreams, ideas and the human experience that flash unborn in the mind.”

Images of Nature Gallery, 730 Lincoln Ave., 970-871-1822

Legendary nature photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen has traveled throughout the natural world for more than 40 years observing and photographing the Earth’s last great wild places. New releases will be on display.

Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill, Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue, 970-879-3773

First ever exhibition of artworks by Ryan Keating. Archival and affordable prints of his original works are presented on birch panel. The illustrative paintings of birds are fresh and uninhibited in style and a minimalist approach to storytelling, embracing urban pop culture with a nod to rural p.o.v.

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence, 1306 Lincoln Ave., Suite A, 970-871-4838

Northwest Colorado Center for Independence is showcasing work by artists with unique skills born of creativity, realized from the challenges of living with disabilities. Their office is located at the northwest corner of 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue, at the end of the line — where it is never the end of the line.

Steamboat Art Museum, 807 Lincoln Ave., 970-870-1755

Steamboat Art Museum presents winter exhibits, featuring award winning Colorado artist Mark Thompson who mastered techniques of the lost art of painting with egg tempera. The museum will display many of his egg tempera paintings and etchings. Also on display are Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist.

Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, 837 Lincoln Ave., 970-846-5970

See all the new offerings in contemporary paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery and glass from new members Ken Pieper, Maggie Osterbauer, Rachel Hernig, Rondell Ferguson and Beth Liggett. Complimentary wine and snacks.

Urbane, 703 Lincoln Ave., Suite B101, 970-879-9169

Urbane presents “Forgiveness,  not Permission.” A new collection of paintings, drawings & Art Boxes by Steamboat native, Brianna Kole. This collection is comprised of stylized portraits of the living world,  colorful abstracts imbued with lyrics from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Joni Mitchell, as well as uniquely original curio Art Boxes. This show explores ideas of identity, nostalgia, and that pure visceral joy of moving paint on a surface.

Wild Horse Gallery, 802 Lincoln Ave., 970-879-5515

Wild Horse Gallery will feature new oil paintings by Richard Galusha and bronze wildlife by Jim Gilmore.  For more information go to or call 970-819-2851.

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