Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Welcome Guest Artist Ralph Grady James New Works Arrived at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek



Ralph Grady James, "The Fifth Day" 24 x 36 Oil on Canvas


All paintings are available for sale and will be presented in 

The Spring Exhibition 
celebrating 

Saks Galleries 50th Anniversary
 Opening Reception 
Friday, May 17, 2013

Ralph Grady James, "The Last Blooms" 9 x 12 Oil on Canvas


Ralph Grady James has developed and refined his talents to include all genre of painting. Whether still life, figurative, landscape, or wildlife, he describes the setting with a light infused atmosphere that forms his subjects. Indeed, the portrayal of light is of utmost importance to him. Inspiration comes from everyday life, urban settings, and also America's natural habitat which Ralph has a deep love for.

Ralph's creations adorn the walls of private homes as well as public collections, including the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wisconsin, which houses the internationally acclaimed "Birds in Art" exhibit.



Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Friday, March 22, 2013

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Continues Painting Demonstrations with Sallie K. Smith and Andrea T. Kemp


Andrea T. Kemp and Sallie K. Smith 
Continue March Madness Demonstrations 
at 
Denver Colorado

Sallie K. Smith at Saks Galleries



Colorado Landscape Painter
The Rocky Mountains
Saturday Demonstrations and Receptions
Coffee and Cookies
March 23 and 30, 2013
1:pm - 4:pm



Andrea T. Kemp Realism Still Life Instruction

 Realist
Watch the Progression of a Painting
Saturday Demonstrations and Receptions
March 23 and 30, 2011
1:pm - 4:pm


Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:am - 5:pm    Saturday 10:am - 4:pm


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

March Madness "Two for One" at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Artists Demos and Receptions This Weekend Sallie K. Smith and Andrea T. Kemp

 



 
Smith "Timeless Odessa" 40 x 48 Oil

Colorado Landscape Painter
The Rocky Mountains
Saturday Demonstrations and Receptions
March 16, 23 and 30, 2013
1:pm - 4:pm



Drawing to be held Friday, May 17th, 2013
Opening Reception for The Spring Celebration Exhibition 
 


Kemp "Drip of Spring" 36 x 24 Oil

Realist
Watch the Progression of a Painting
Saturday Demonstrations and Refreshments
March 16, 23 and 30, 2013
1 pm - 4pm


Drawing to be held Friday, May 17th, 2013
Opening Reception for The Spring Celebration Exhibition 
 


Celebrating 50 Years of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue Denver, Colorado 80206
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Friday, March 8, 2013

Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace with Old Burnham Turquoise Nuggets, Circa 1950's at Saks Galleries




Silver & Old Burnham Turquoise Nuggets, Circa 1950's.   

This circa 1950’s Navajo squash blossom necklace features approximately 400 cts. of some very rare and hard American turquoise - Old Burnham nuggets. The Burnham Mine (also called the Godber-Burnham Mine) was discovered in 1932. It was a ‘hat mine’, so called because you could put your hat over the mine to disguise the entrance. At an elevation of 6,900 feet near Austin, Lander County, Nevada, it was not easily accessible. The mine was sold to Frank Burnham in 1932 and then to Walter Godber in 1934. Oscar Branson in his book ‘Turquoise’ has called Godber-Burnham “some of the finest turquoise in Nevada”. Only small amounts of this high grade material have ever been produced.                                                       
                                                                                                   
 “Some of the finest turquoise in Nevada”    $3,500
This beautiful antique Navajo squash blossom necklace is available at Saks Galleries along with many fine examples of Southwestern silver and turquoise jewelry. Join us for a unique two-day exhibition, sale and lecture, April 12th and 13th. Visit our website for more information.


Antique Southwestern Silver and Jewelry
Unique Two-Day Exhibition, Sale and Lecture
April 12 and 13, 2013
Call for Details 

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:am - 5:pm    Saturday 10:am - 4:pm

We are interested in purchasing single items or collections of Native Americana. Our appraisal department is pleased to assist your valuation requirements for insurance or estate purposes. Please call for an appointment 303.333.4144

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Welcome Colorado Oil Painter, Cheryl St. John to Saks Galleries Cherry Creek



Cheryl St. John "Soaking Up the Sun" 18 x 24 Oil

Please join us in welcoming Cheryl St. John to Saks Galleries Cherry Creek. 
Visit the gallery to see her latest works.


Cheryl St. John "Indian Summer" 16 x 20 Oil

Cheryl is a fourth generation Colorado Native, with a great appreciation of nature and the environment and the preservation of both. She is known for her "plein-air" landscapes as well as her breathtaking large landscape paintings created from the plein air studies. 

Cheryl says, "It's a bit difficult to paint on a 36 X 48 canvas on location so working from small studies, created in the field is the perfect solution!" Now, she can enjoy being outdoors, which is where she wants to be most of the time, and enjoy the comfort of the studio when she wants to work large. The nice thing about creating a small study on location is it takes me right back to that "special place" so I can create a large work with the same feeling and emotion.

Cheryl St. John "Wild Daises" 16 x 20 Oil
Cheryl is an award-winning artist with multiply achievements, most recently she has been included in the 22nd Annual Oil Painters of American National Exhibition of Traditional Oils.  She also received the honor of being selected the grand prize winner of the "Official Image" of  The Capitol Christmas Tree, permanently displayed in the Art Collection of the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.


Visit the gallery and enjoy Cheryl St. John's latest paintings!

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:am - 5:pm    Saturday 10:am - 4:pm


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Important Vintage Concho Belt, circa 1950 by David Taliman, Cochiti 1902 - 1967

David Taliman, Cochiti, "Stamped Silver Concho Belt" circa 1950's $2500

David Taliman was a student of Fred Peshlakai, circa 1920, then worked in several shops in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, including Maisel's and Harold Gans' Southwest Indian Arts and Crafts prior to World War II.  He married Anacita Naranjo, a Santa Clara woman, who was the sister of the silversmith for Kohlberg's in Denver, Manuel Naranjo.

Detail of Stamped Concho Belt by David Taliman

The stamping on this concho belt is similar to that of a box in the collection of the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian pictured along with Taliman's photo on p.169 of the Native American Curio Trade in New Mexico by Jonathan Batkin.

David Taliman 1902 - 1967
Antique Southwestern Silver and Jewelry
Unique Two-Day Exhibition, Sale and Lecture
April 12 and 13, 2013
Call for Details 

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary of Living Artfully
3019 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206

Always Available by Special Appointment

Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:am - 5:pm    Saturday 10:am - 4:pm

We are interested in purchasing single items or collections of Native Americana. Our appraisal department is pleased to assist your valuation requirements for insurance or estate purposes. Please call for an appointment 303.333.4144