Narrative Threads at DAC


Narrative Threads at DAC September 2019   This is the final installment of a multi-venue exhibition curated by Abecedarian Artists’ Books Director Alicia Bailey. Narrative Threads is an exhibition featuring a range of works created by six contemporary artists working in the southwestern United States who use thread in combination with other materials to create [...]

Narrative Threads at DAC2019-09-30T14:09:26-06:00

Mechanical and Botanical: Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman


Mechanical and Botanical: Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman August 2nd - 31st, 2019, Barbara Conrad Gallery Together the artists explore concepts of space and place through their respective practices.  Boyer's current work investigates the site-specific response to the natural world through the use of wet cyanotype, painting, and drawing.  Nordman's work is part [...]

Mechanical and Botanical: Works by Jody Boyer and Russ Nordman2019-09-30T14:09:56-06:00

PRACTICE: A Celebration of the Human Form


July 5 - July 27, 2019 Opening Reception, July 5, 5-7pm Curated by Maureen May A collaborative exhibit featuring work by members of Life Drawing Groups of The Durango Arts Center, The Eldorado Community Center, and Argos Studio Gallery from Santa Fe, New Mexico. There is an element of many artists' practice that never goes [...]

PRACTICE: A Celebration of the Human Form2019-09-30T14:11:12-06:00

2019 The Girl and the Shedding Fox


The Girl and the Shedding Fox by Lisa Sanders and Sandra Hunter June 7th - June 29th, 2019, Barbara Conrad Gallery Artist and Writer Talk TBD Collaborative hybrid installation of visual artworks around a narrative. The Fox lives in a small shed where she is isolated and hated by the villagers who blame her [...]

2019 The Girl and the Shedding Fox2019-07-10T18:19:59-06:00

2019 Triple Jeopardy – Kayla Shaggy


Triple Jeopardy By Kayla Shaggy June 7 - 29, 2019 Barbara Conrad Gallery Opening Reception, Friday, June 7th, 2019, 5-7pm “The goal of this gallery is to show what it means to be in "triple jeopardy" and how it influences me as an artist and my artwork. As a gay, indigenous woman I am [...]

2019 Triple Jeopardy – Kayla Shaggy2019-07-10T18:06:22-06:00



43rd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION Dates of Exhibit: May 3, 2019 - June 1, 2019 The Durango Arts Center is pleased to provide a professional juried exhibit for artists working in all media.  In its 43rd year, the Annual Juried Exhibit continues to be a national competition in order to broaden creative expression, both in and [...]

43rd ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION2019-07-10T17:56:47-06:00

Creativity Festivity – 25th Annual


A Royal Celebration of 25 Years of Creativity Festivity! Durango's annual Creativity Festivity celebration launched in 1992, modeled after the Kennedy Centers’ Imagination Celebration.  It was a one week event showcasing student art work at the Durango Arts Center, which was then housed on the second floor of the Main Mall. [...]

Creativity Festivity – 25th Annual2019-07-10T17:48:35-06:00

2019 Animas River Series – Caryl Goode


Animas River Series Artwork by Caryl Goode Entrada Gallery April 26th - June 1, 2019 Artist Statement When the Animas River turned orange in 2015, I witnessed the fragility of the river and its ecosystem. While our community reacted viscerally, I sought solace and inspiration watching the rebirth of the river. The ducks floated [...]

2019 Animas River Series – Caryl Goode2019-06-01T18:02:35-06:00

Imprint – Andrea Martins


Imprint By Andrea Martens March 15 - April 27   In her new body of work Martens continues her exploration of mixed media printmaking, focusing on the complexities surrounding the human impact on our oceans and their inhabitants in contemporary industrial society. In this work she furthers her investigation of the human-animal relationship and issues [...]

Imprint – Andrea Martins2019-07-10T18:03:22-06:00