Wednesday, April 15, 2020

“D’art Gallery Walk Up Window Members Exhibition”

D'art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Dates:  3/24/20 - ?

Since we can't invite people into the gallery to view our work during the COVID19 Stay at Home period, the gallery members moved the gallery walls to the front of the entrance to D'art Gallery. We created a front window exhibition of smaller work by fourteen gallery members.

Here are photos of the exhibition:





Here's a link to a video of the exhibition:   https://youtu.be/2CNQpfLYLuc



I have one piece in the exhibition:   Wild Fire Sunset, Oil Painting 10 inches by 20 inches.
Price: $250.

Suzanne Frazier, Wild Fire Sunset, Oil Painting 10" x 20 "

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Boketto Exhibition Closes Early

Because of the coronavirus, the Boketto Exhibition closed on Saturday, March 14.

With deep appreciation to everyone who visited D'art Gallery during the exhibition of work by Lisa Calzavara and Suzanne Frazier, the exhibitions "Shadow's Breath" and "Boketto" have closed a week early due to the Coronavirus health situation. Thank you to everyone who was able to see the show the 3 previous weeks.

In the best interest of both the artists and the visitors to D'art Gallery, the gallery will remain closed until further notice. We are hoping that by May 21, we can open the doors to the gallery.

If things improve, then D'art Gallery will open sooner.


Monday, March 2, 2020

Video of "Boketto" Exhibition by Suzanne Frazier at D'art Gallery

900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Dates:  February 27 - March 22, 2020

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Noon to 5pm, Friday, Noon to 9 pm, Saturday, Noon to 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm.





Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Photos of "Boketto" Exhibition at D'art Gallery

900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Dates:   February 27 - March 22, 2020

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Noon to 5pm, Friday, Noon to 9 pm, Saturday, Noon to 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm. 
It's such a delight to have my series of "Boketto" paintings on exhibit at D'art Gallery along with Lisa Calzavara with her exhibition called "Shadow's Breath".





Sunday, February 2, 2020

"Boketto" Exhibition at D'art Gallery


900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Opening Reception:  Friday, February 28     5 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours: Thursday, Noon to 5pm, Friday, Noon to 9 pm, Saturday, Noon to 5 pm, Sunday, 1 pm to 4 pm. 



Art is a vehicle for exploring the exterior and interior landscape of our existence on this planet. 
Viewing the world from a meditative practice, I call myself a Contemplative Artist. To me, contemplative art is the product of creative expression rising from the pure joy of creating, grounded in a meditative connection to the radiance and perfection of spirit known only through one’s experience of being fully human. 
During a contemplative experience one does not observe anything specific but rather a feeling emerges from the meditation. Likewise, I choose to create work that does not refer to any specific location or time. I choose instead to invite the viewer into my meditation of my collected emotional responses from residing for forty-seven years in Colorado. 
Each painting lives in its own place and time. It breathes on it’s own, free from a particular association, reflecting back to the viewer a new way of seeing. The painting changes as the viewer breathes in detail, subtleties of shape, and nuance of color. Then the painting breathes back to the viewer. A relationship ensues. 
The painting process begins with heavy application of oil paint with a pallet knife to create texture. After the layer of thick paint dries and hardens, I begin the next layer, painting the contemplated image. Color and texture are the predominate features of my work, especially creating unique hues to reveal a particular mood. After applying untold layers of paint to create unique colors, my interpretation of my heart-centered experience arrives on the canvas. 
I have titled several of the paintings in this exhibition, “Boketto”, a Japanese word for the concept of gazing vacantly into the distance without thinking. Using images that are familiar from the environment to express in a non-verbal manner my life experience, I invite you to gaze, without labels, into my shared contemplation. 
I am delighted to be able to show this body of work that I created over five years at D'art Gallery in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe during the month of March 2020. The gallery space is perfect to exhibit the twelve large paintings.  
Here is the schedule of events for the exhibition:






If you want to stop by the gallery while I'm there, here's a listing of dates I will definitely be at the gallery:

Friday, February 28 
 4 - 9 pm
Saturday, February 29 
 Noon - 4 pm
Sunday, March
1 1 - 4 pm
Friday, March 6 
 Noon - 9 pm
Saturday, March 7 
 Noon - 2 pm
Sunday, March 8 
 1 - 4 pm
Friday, March 13 
 2 - 9 pm
Sunday, March 15 
 1 - 4 pm
Friday, March 20 
 Noon - 9 pm
Saturday, March 21 
 Noon - 5 pm
Sunday, March 22 
 1 - 4 pm

Monday, January 20, 2020

Women's Caucus for Art 30th Anniversary Exhibition


Core New Art Space
6851 W Colfax Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80214

Exhibition Dates:    1/24/20 - 2/9/20

Opening Reception:  1/24/20        6 - 10 pm

Artists Talk:  1/9/20    3 - 5 pm

The Colorado Chapter of the Women's Caucus for Art is hosting their 30th Anniversary Members Exhibition to honor present and past members of the organization. The WCA is a national organization of women artists interested in recognizing, supporting and promoting women artists, women art teachers, historians, critics, curators, writers, performance artists, and women craft experts. The mission of the WCA is to help educate and engage the public with art and art activism for the betterment of society.

The local chapter of the national organization of the Women's Art Caucus. WCA-CO has currently 63 member women artists working within the Colorado. The chapter of the national WCA has been active since 1990 when board member Catherine Carilli founded the Colorado Chapter after moving to Colorado from Wisconsin where she had been an active member of that chapter. The mission of the group is: 

to create community through art, education, and social activism 
 by supporting women artists 
 by creating leadership opportunities 
by offering exhibition opportunities

"Without art there is little hope, and without women, there is no life."

I am delighted to be part of this exhibition. I am exhibiting "Canyon Falls", oil painting 24" x 18".

"Canyon Falls", 24" x 28 Oil Painting

Here's a photo from the Opening Reception on Friday, February 24:



Friday, January 10, 2020

Many Voices, One Message: Art

D'art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204

Show Dates:  January 3 - 26, 2020

Artists Reception:  Friday, January 10, 2020      5 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours:
Thursday  Noon to 5pm
Fridays     Noon to 9 pm
Saturday   Noon to 5 pm
Sundays    1 pm to 4 pm.



Located at 900 Santa Fe Drive, D’art Gallery hosts the Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe “Collector’s Night” Reception on Friday, January 17 from 6 – 9 pm. The exhibition of work by sixteen D’art Gallery Artists closes on Sunday, January 26.

Many Voices, One Message: Art

The gallery members chose “Many Voices, One Message: Art” for the title of the exhibition to highlight the value D’art Gallery artists place on individual expression and unique media. At this gallery, art appreciators experience many points-of-view from artists using different art materials with a consistency of quality.

The exhibition features sixteen Denver area contemporary artists exhibiting diverse and thought provoking art: Kelly Austin-Rolo, Dan Baumbach, Lisa Calzavara, Lori Dresner, Suzanne Frazier, Susan M Gibbons, Susan Hazaleus, Faith Williams, Ashton Lacy Jones, Tara Kelley-Cruz, Carrie MaKenna, Emily Oldak, Lydia Riegle, Kim Roberts, Gabrielle Shannon, Jean Smith and Vicky Smith.

The work of each participating artist can be viewed at https://dartgallery.org

I am exhibiting two 36" x 36" oil paintings:  "Canyon Creek" and "Creek View"



Monday, December 16, 2019

2020 Art Calendar

It's that time of year for a new calendar.

Here's the 2020 Art Calendar.......
featuring my Boketto Paintings.

Boketto is the Japanese word for "staring vacantly into the distance without thinking."

This series of paintings I have been working on for 5 years. This year I had enough for a calendar.

Enjoy!




Monday, December 9, 2019

D'art Gallery "Simply Small" Exhibition

900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

Exhibition Dates:   Friday, December 13 - Sunday, December 22

Artist Receptions:  Friday, December 13    5 - 9 pm
                               Friday, December 22   5 - 9 pm

Gallery Hours:  Thursdays, Noon to 5pm, Fridays, Noon to 9 pm, Saturdays, Noon to 5 pm, and Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm. 


D'art Gallery's Holiday Exhibition of small works, "Simply Small" provides work that you can purchase off the walls for your gift giving. Here are a few of the pieces I am exhibiting:








Friday, December 6, 2019

Love Letters Exhibition

40 West Gallery  
1560 Teller Street 
Lakewood, CO 80214

Exhibition Dates:  December 6, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Gallery Hours:  Wednesday - Saturdays,  Noon - 4 pm.

I have one piece in the exhibition:  "Ode to a Still Life".....

Ode to a Still Life, Oil on Canvas 24" x 30"

I wrote this love letter for the exhibition:

I love painting! 
Especially painting with texture. 
And, I love flowers.
I love painting flowers with texture! 

It’s as simple as that. 

I spend my days doing what I love: painting with texture!



I first painted this canvas with my left-over dried up paint. I didn't want to throw the paint away into the landfill. After a painting session I would take my pallet knife and apply the thick paint "here and there" on the canvas. Once the paint was built up on the canvas, I was ready to move forward. First, I painted the entire canvas and paint mounds gray, because I had too many conflicting colors. Then I began looking for flowers and other images in the paint texture. The still life emerged over time. It was a delightful process of discovery.

I'm not much of a Still Life painter. It's too boring to have the image never move or change light. However, I did have fun creating this Still Life out of my imagination spurred on by the blobs of paint. Of course, the painting had to be created from my internal muse, because the vase is way, way, way too small to hold the arrangement.