Saturday, April 28, 2012

C. Michael Dudash Moves West New Art at Saks Galleries

In celebration of C. Michael Dudash and his family's adventure of moving out west, visit Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek to enjoy his latest paintings. These original fine art paintings and more are available now. 

"American the Beautiful" 
Exhibition Opening Reception 
June 22 - July 28, 2012

In the past 32 years, Michael has completed over 1800 oil paintings and assignments for clients worldwide. His earlier illustration career focused on creating artwork for the movie industry, advertisers, publishers, books, magazines, design firms, corporations and institutions such as the United Nations, and the US Postal Service. They have won him a national reputation and numerous awards, from the Society of Illustrators (NYC & LA), the Society of Publication Designers, Communications Arts and HOW Magazine.


Friday, April 27, 2012

BoldBrush Competition "Best of Show" Stephanie Birdsall

Best of Show 

BoldBrush Painting Competition
BoldBrush Painting Competition Winner March 2012

"Hydrangeas" 16 x 12 oil
      This "Best In Show" painting is available at 

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

"More Fresh Paint" from Pastel Artist Jane Christie

See More Fresh Paint

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek
by Pastel Artist

"In Homage to the Pansy" 11 x 14 pastel

Enjoy more fresh paint at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek now through May 31, 2012.

All Gallery Artists Exhibition

Jane Christie will be demonstrating her personal painting techniques on 
Saturday,  May 12th 
 during the "Artists in the Afternoon" reception along with Michelle Torrez.

Join us from 1:pm - 4:pm
Conversation Demonstrations and Light Refreshments

3019 East Second Avenue Denver, Colorado 80206

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Artist Reception and Demonstrations this Saturday - Barry Kooser and Skye Mason


An Afternoon with Two Impasto Painters

Barry Kooser and Skye Mason

Demonstrations and Reception
Saturday, April 21, 2012
1:pm - 4:pm

Barry received a Fine Arts degree from Kansas City Art Institute. Barry swiftly moved into his professional career working full-time as a Background Artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in Orlando. "My work there, with such dedicated and talented artists, has given me an understanding of craftsmanship and helped me develop a passion for creating environments. This experience provided me the realization and the knowledge that technical understanding is a must — drawing, composition, value and color."
Kooser "Summer Light II" 30 x 30 oil

                                                                                                                                Skye Mason will show you five different stages of completion and demonstrate painting garden flowers. Skye's rich, thick impasto style is inviting and powerful. Her approach to the canvas has a romantic quality, layering the oils while utilizing dramatic colors to carefully display thick, visible strokes of the brush.  Discover her latest works presented at the gallery.

Mason "Poppies Up Close" 12 x 9 oil

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Award Winning Artist Stephanie Birdsall Joins Saks Galleries.

Three Beautiful New Works By Acclaimed Artist

Join Saks Galleries as we welcome master artist, Stephanie Birdsall to the gallery in Cherry Creek, Denver Colorado. Just in time for spring.

Stephanie Birdsall has painted three new works for her first season at Saks Galleries. Visit the gallery in Cherry Creek Tuesday - Saturday. We open at 10:00 am.

Stephanie Birdsall received her formal training at the City and Guilds of London Art School in England. She has exhibited at the Royal Academy in London, England, Bargemon, France and both the Salmagundi and National Arts Clubs in New York. Her work has garnered recognition and over 40 awards in national and international juried exhibitions. The French Publication, L'Art du Pastel, recognized her as one of the leading international pastel artists.

In the early 2000's, Stephanie met an artist who would be her friend and mentor—renowned representational painter and author, Richard Schmid. Richard suggested that she start painting in oils along with her pastels. Schmid invited Stephanie to paint alongside him and it was during these Plein Air painting sessions that Stephanie blossomed as an artist of note, resulting in many awards including the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award, the Degas Pastel Society Exceptional Merit Award.

Ms. Birdsall's work has been displayed in select museum exhibitions and included in several Permanent Museum collections including the Florida Museum of Art and Culture which held a one woman show of her work.

Stephanie Birdsall will be featured in our upcoming "America the Beautiful" exhibition opening June 22, 2012.


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Demonstration and Reception Sallie K. Smith Saturday, April 7, 2012

exhibition now through May
at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Sallie K. Smith "Crystal Morning" 39 x 52 oil

Saturday, April 7, 2012
1:pm - 4:pm

"The Colorado Landscape"

Meet Colorado landscape artist, Sallie K. Smith this Saturday at Saks Galleries in Cherry Creek. Sallie will be demonstrating and discussing her painting techniques with patrons and other artists. Light refreshments served.

Sallie K. Smith says that she is thrilled with the response from patrons and recognizes the truly amazing non-verbal connection that happens through art. Ms. Smith said, "Paintings speak to people for a variety of reasons. I have such a sense of gratification knowing that my art exudes a gentle spirit and joy. Please join me for an afternoon of demonstration and discussion April 7, 2012 - 1:pm - 4:pm."

Saks Galleries presents "An Afternoon with the Artist" series throughout the year with gallery master artists such as: Stephanie Birdsall, Jane Christie, Daniel Glanz, Andrea T. Kemp, Barry Kooser, Skye Mason and Michelle Torrez.

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