Stanton Englehart

February 24 – April 1, 2017













February 24–April 1, 2017

Friday, February 24 at 5-7pm

The Durango Arts Center, together with the Englehart Family Trust, is excited to present a collection of work never before exhibited publicly as a series by Stanton Englehart (1931-2009).   As a departure from Englehart’s well-known landscapes, THE WOMEN expands on notions of gender, environment and society in striking figurative works.  The mixed-media works will bring the academic and fine arts community together in a show of mutual environmental concern, demonstrating themes as timely as when he created the pieces in the 1960s, and posing the question, “How will our choices today dramatically affect our planet tomorrow; and as the work still holds a poignant place to today, what if any reforms have occurred?”


In addition to more than 30 consecutive solo shows at FLC, Stanton Englehart’s work was the subject of solo exhibits at his alma mater, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the Mile High Center in Denver, the Kansas Gallery of Fine Arts in Topeka, the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center in Pueblo and the Anasazi Heritage Center in Dolores. Two retrospective shows have been held, one at the Durango Arts Center and “Seasons on the Plateau” at the Anasazi Heritage Center. In 2006, he and his wife, Pat, were named the first ever “Sweethearts of the Arts,” by the DAC.

As much as he is known for his prolific career as a professional artist for over 50 years, with paintings in collections around the world, Englehart is known for his teaching. He founded the Art Department at Fort Lewis College in 1961, where he was the sole professor in the discipline, responsible for teaching all fine-art media, history and theory for several years before the department hired additional faculty.  During his tenure at the college, Englehart was named Teacher of the Year several times.

Except for brief stints to get his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from CU, Englehart spent his entire life in Southwest Colorado.

He was always generous to local organizations, donating paintings for fundraisers or buildings and agreeing to speak to Leadership La Plata classes for more than a decade. He donated a collection of 18 paintings to the Community Concert Hall when it opened.

– Source: The Durango Herald

DAC is grateful for the generous support of our exhibit sponsors who enable culturally innovative programs to exist in our community.  The premier sponsor of this exhibit is First National Bank of Durango.



The Women is also made possible by 2017 Exhibits Season Sponsors: Russell EngineeringOxford Asset Management and New Face Productions.


Durango Arts Center shows early Englehart works

by Judith Reynolds / February 24, 2017. READ HERE.

The legacy of Stanton Englehart returns to Durango Arts Center

by James Dernon / February 17, 2017. READ HERE.

Stanton’s B-sides: DAC to present series of iconic artist’s lesser-known works

by Stew Mosberg / February 23, 2017. READ HERE.

Barbara Conrad Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday
10am – 5pm

Entry to Durango Arts Center galleries is always free.  The galleries are closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays.