Monday, April 29, 2013

Full Day of Demonstrations by Molly D. Davis at Saks Galleries May 4 and May 18, 2013 Join Us


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Demonstrations and Reception
May 4 and May 18, 2013
All Day Demonstrations 10:00 am - 4:00pm


Molly D. Davis "Wine Running From the Vine" 9" x 18" Watercolor

Please join Saks Galleries Cherry Creek in an extraordinary day of learning and creating from one of the top teachers at Art Students League of Denver, Molly D. Davis.  

An award-winning artist in watercolor and oil, Molly will spend the day discussing insightful and useful techniques to apply to your own paintings.  If you are a patron of the arts, please join us and get to know Molly personally. 

Molly says of teaching in a recent interview, "Teaching to me helps me transcend the ordinary and cull the imagination of a diverse group of people who want to learn to paint.  Nothing is more fun, than to be standing by a student when they first understand how to paint a flower, after speaking about the anatomy of a leaf so they completely understood its translucent quality." 



Molly D. Davis "Croatian Fishing Boats" 9" x 12" Oil on Linen

Molly says, "It's not hard to paint  - it's harder to learn what not to paint."




Molly D. Davis "A Few Are Englightened" 24" x 30" Oil on Linen



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




Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Informative Demonstration by Pastel Artist Jane Christie at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Saturday, April 27, 2013

 


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Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado and a Signature Member of the 
Pastel Society of America


Saturday, April 27, 2013
1pm - 4:pm


Christie "Morning Song I"  8.5 x 9 pastel

Jane Christie remarks on her latest paintings available at Saks Galleries, "I was inspired to paint my little bird friends that come every morning to perch in the woven branches of the large bush outside my breakfast nook window.
 
Christie "Journey Into Late Afternoon" 9 x 12 pastel

Jane says of this painting, "A drive with my sister through the countryside led to this tree lined road with the sun beginning to set.   I said, “Stop, I have to paint this.”  It was so inviting. 
 
Christie "Red Tulips" 10 x 8 pastel

And of the still life, Jane says,"I loved capturing the light that surrounded these red tulips."

Jane Christie has been an active artist since she attended the art school at the Atlanta High Museum of Art.  At the University of Georgia, Jane was working toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Home Economics, but her love of painting drew her to the art curriculum instead.  Her focus shifted to attending as many art classes as her major would allow.  

Today her passion for painting continues. She has studied with great masters such as Albert Handel, Doug Dawson and Kevin Wechbach.

 

Christie "Sun Lit Afternoon II" 22 x 30 pastel

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
 
 
Christie "Shore Song" 18 x 18 pastel

Jane says of the children painted in this figurative, "Thomas and Caroline’s attention was captured by the ocean’s song and vastness.   The water was an exceptionally beautiful color that day.  A perfect time for me to set up my easel."  

"We never know what moment will seize us and cling to us - a moment of peace and tranquility. Capturing that moment inspires us all."

 Please visit Saks Galleries Cherry Creek this Saturday afternoon to enjoy an artist demonstration by Jane Christie as she paints another inspired moment in nature.
 

 
 
 

 
 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Wayne Salge Demonstrates the Lost Wax Process This Saturday at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek


  
Nationally Recognized Sculptor



This Saturday, April 20, 2013
1pm - 4:pm

Lost Wax Demonstration and Reception

Salge "Camellia," 23H x 9 w x 19D Bronze, Edition of 12
 
Salge, "Gallatin" 29" H Bronze, Edition of 12

What is Lost Wax Process?

Wayne Salge uses a traditional process to create his bronze sculptures, a process that has been used since the third millennium.

This method is also called, cire-perdue, a method of metal casting in which a molten metal is poured into a mold that has been created by means of a wax model or form.  Once the form is made, the wax model is melted and drained away.  A hollow core can be effected by the introduction of a heat-proof core that prevents molten metal from totally filling the mold. 

Please join us as we explore and learn about this ancient process and how Wayne Salge creates his award-winning bronzes. 

 
Salge "Marketable"  24 H x 8.5 W x 9.5 D, Bronze, Edition of 12



Salge "Savannah" 27H x 14W x 10D, Bronze, Ed of 12

 
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

 
 
Salge "Sonora" 24.5 H x 17 W x 14D Bronze, Ed of 12
 
 


 
 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Antique Southwestern Jewelry Exhibition Extended at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Denver

Antique Native American Collection at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Now

The Antique Southwestern Silver and Jewelry Exhibition will remain on display at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek for an another week in Denver, Colorado.  Mikkel Saks, owner of Saks Galleries, offers his private collection for public viewing at the exhibition. Don't miss this chance to view these unique historic items, such as a ketoh (wrist guard) made from spondylus, circa 1870.  As well as, Andy Warhol's "knifewing" trinket box designed Leo Poblano from the 1930's.      



This is a rare opportunity for the public to add to their southwestern silver collection, or the novice and curious collector to acquire early Navajo, Hopi and Zuni silver and turquoise jewelry. They are now available for sale, as well as, Pueblo pottery and Navajo rugs, which includes three Two Grey Hills textiles. Please visit the gallery this week. All Native American antiquities may be viewed on line.



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More Great News at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek 
April

Jane Christie, pastelist and Wayne Salge, sculptor



Saturday, April 20, 2013 1-4pm
Lost Wax Demonstration and Reception

Wayne Salge will be giving us a look into the Lost Wax process and sculpting in the gallery on Saturday, April 20th from 1pm - 4pm. Wayne is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and an associate member of the National Sculptors Guild. 





Saturday, April 27, 2013 1-4pm
Painting Demonstration, Discussion, and Reception
Have fun, ask questions & learn a lot.

Jane Christie will be painting in the gallery on Saturday, April 27 from 1 to 4pm.  Jane is an award-winning artist and a signature member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. For more information on upcoming demonstrations at Saks Galleries please see our website.


The Spring Exhibition will open from May 17th to June 22. We will be celebrating our 50th anniversary on May 17th from 5-8pm. This event is open to the public and all art will be on line and available to purchase shortly. Please stay tuned. 

 
 

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

Every Tuesday we offer a free verbal valuation and consultation of the art you may consider selling.
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.


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Southwestern Silver Presentation at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek An Outstanding Success




Mikkel Saks, owner of Saks Galleries Cherry Creek spoke to a standing room only crowd today.  The patrons came to the gallery to hear Mikkel give a special presentation on the history of Southwestern silver and the story of early Navajo design.

Mikkel Saks Presents the History of Southwest Silver and the story of Navajo design
Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Southwestern Jewelry Collection

Mr. Saks offered a glimpse at his private collection of horse bridles, tools, medicine bags, trinket boxes adorned with turquoise, including one owned by Andy Warhol.  A rare treat of museum quality items and genuine American artifacts.

Warren Ondelacy, Zuni, Villa Grove Turquoise and Silver Bracelet, Circa 1930's
Mikkel brings a lifetime of experience in dealing with jewelry of the Hopi, Navajo and Zuni nations. Southwestern jewelry for sale includes turquoise from several mines of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico including Morenci, Bisbee, Cerrillos, #8 and Lone Mountain. This beautiful display of Native American jewelry should not be missed.  Visit the gallery to enjoy the entire exhibition.  Historic pottery and rugs are also available for sale.

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

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Saks Galleries Presents Antique Southwestern Silver & Jewelry 2-day exhibition, sale and lecture! April 12-13 in Cherry Creek

Join us for our Antique Southwestern Silver and Jewelry two-day exhibition, sale and lecture! April 12-13 in Cherry Creek. Interested? Please follow the link to RSVP and share with others.  https://www.facebook.com/events/493145610751284/



Whether you're a collector or just love silver and jewelry from the Southwest, you can't miss this event! 

Exhibition and Sale Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:00am - 5:00pm 
Saturday, April 13th, 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Presentation of "The History of Southwestern Silver" by Mikkel Saks Saturday, April 13th 2013 at noon.  


Navajo, "Turquoise & Silver Bracelet", circa 1920's 

Be sure to follow us on our facebook and twitter page to stay up to date on all the happenings at Saks Galleries or see our website for more information.



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.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Navajo, Ganado Red Weaving at Saks Galleries - April 12 and 13 Denver, Colorado



Ganado Red Textiles have long been coveted by collectors of 
Navajo weavings. 

Add to or start your collection from Saks Galleries Cherry Creek now.




The small village of Ganado is located in Arizona and is part of the Navajo Nation.  In 1878, Don Lorenzo Hubbell opened his first trading post, which served the Navajo community offering groceries, horse tack and the like. Hubbell encouraged the community’s weavers to produce high quality textiles and marketed them to buyers across the United States.

“Ganado Red” is a very distinctive deep red dye used in these traditional weavings and is set against the natural wool colors.  A black or dark border is usually present and the reds are often offset by grays and white inner designs. The textiles incorporate zigzag lines, diamond triangles and crosses.

Navajo, “Ganado Weaving” Circa 1950’s  72” x 108”

This beautiful example of a Navajo, Ganado Red Weaving may be purchased at 





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

Always Available by Special Appointment