The Durango Arts Center is proud to showcase the work of DAC member artists in rotating online exhibitions. This is a chance to discover some of the most exciting artists in our community and identify new talent, all the while engaging audiences near and far.
All artists that are currently members of the Durango Arts Center, professional and amateur, and all art mediums will be considered in this call for entries. Media ranging from photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, graphite, etc.
An online gallery of a maximum of 25 works will be available at www.DurangoArts.org for a period of 3 months, and promotion will be made to celebrate the selected artist. Artist groups are also invited to apply.
To apply, please submit the following to Elsa Jagniecki, at email@example.com:
- Artist statement
- Resume or CV
- 5-7 images of your work in JPEG, TIF, GIF or PNG file formats.
Please label all attachments with your name, and include appropriate contact information (phone and email). Direct any questions to Elsa, (970) 259-2606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Online Exhibit:
Joanie Bauer Hupp
I’m drawn to detail . . . all of the beautifully etched lines found in nature. Much time is spent studying my subject, before I even pick up a pencil. I stylize the organic shapes, softening them a bit, allowing them to flow across the gallery-wrapped canvas. Color is usually on the earthy, muted side, and compliments the addition of metallic colors. Multiple layers of acrylic paint add to the overall smoothness of the finished piece, eliminating the brushstrokes that I find distracting. I use repetition of line to create visual texture, by first outlining the shapes with metallic gold, then with black ink my signature style of linework, which adds a much needed sense of rhythm and balance to the finished painting.
Contact Joanie at email@example.com.
Joanie Bauer Hupp is a professional artist and illustrator. The artist was born and bred in Louisville, KY, not far from the banks of the Ohio River. A love of horses, ice-skating, and sailboats, complimented nicely to her love of drawing and painting. Born to creative parents; her father was a sculptor of clay, metal, and wood, who also designed and built the family residence; while her mother was a painter, working mostly in watercolor. Both were instrumental in influencing and encouraging their daughter. She graduated from Ballard High School, in Louisville, Kentucky, spent 2 years at Kentucky Wesleyan College, and graduated with a BFA from Spalding College in 1977.
After graduating, she moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she continued teaching figure skating. There was always balance in her life, with both skating and art. In 1979 she took an entry-level job at Richardson/Smith a design firm, in Worthington, OH. While there, she had the opportunity to do illustrations for many clients including; Bassett-Walker, Bath & Body Works, Black & Decker, Dakotah, Lee, and Xerox. After 20 years, and after several name changes and owners, she retired as an Associate Vice President from Fitch, Inc. in 1999. She continued working as a freelance illustrator, while also spending time teaching skating.
Both, avid skiers, they had fallen in love with the mountains of Colorado, so in 2001, she and her husband Dave moved to Denver. She started teaching skating at South Suburban Ice Arena, in Centennial, and also got back to her painting . . . a favorite location was the Denver Botanic Gardens. In 2005, she joined the Arts Alliance of Littleton, and began selling her cards and paintings at Willow; an artisans market, in downtown Littleton. In 2006 she joined the Colorado Watercolor Society, where she earned Signature Status in 2008. She was an active member in CWS, volunteering as the Graphics Coordinator, and participating in numerous exhibits, and making many life-long friends. In January 2011, she and her husband moved to beautiful Durango. She first worked at The Art Supply House, where she also taught watercolor classes, and got to meet a lot of the local artists. This October, has found her back on the ice, teaching skating at Chapman Hill. She continues to draw and paint from her home studio. She is currently a member of the Durango Arts Center, and a Signature Member of the Colorado Watercolor Society. Her paintings have been juried into local, regional, and national exhibitions. Her work is available at Willow, an artisans market, in Littleton, and Urban Market; 865 Main Street, here in Durango.