Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Thank You American Art Invitational Participants - Coming Up - 2013 Exhibition Announcement

American Art Invitational

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Denver would like to thank all of the participating artists.

Another beautiful exhibition of fine paintings and sculpture.

Visit the American Art Invitational website for the
2013 Schedule and Artist Roster
Contact Saks Galleries Cherry Creek for more information on upcoming events.

Gordon Brown "Morning Sky" 13 x 14 Oil

American Art Invitational 2012
Collectors Choice Award

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek
Celebrating 50 years of Fine Art in Colorado
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Denver, Colorado 80206

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Johanna Harmon New Paintings at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Johanna Harmon "Imbued" 16 x 24 Oil

Harmon "Lavalier" 9 x 7.5 Oil
Small Gems
now - December 31, 2012

100 National Sculptors and Painters

All Works Available at

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Landscape Painter Sallie K. Smith Reception and Demonstration at Saks Galleries Denver

Oldest Gallery in Colorado


Painter of the Rockies Artist

Sallie K. Smith "Colorado Morning" 30 x 40 oil
Saturday, December 8, 2012
1:pm - 4:pm
Reception and Demonstration

Sallie K. Smith "Moraine Park Autumn" 36 x 48 oil

Though Sallie K. Smith paints other subjects, she prefers landscapes, and enjoys letting the work speak for her. The gentle yet vibrant images she depicts are inspired by her favorite vistas and her focus is exclusively Colorado. "Nature, to me, is so perfect in every detail; it gives me peace and, at the same time, is exhilarating. I am trying to capture that ethereal sensibility in my work, knowing that these moments of solitude are often fleeting. It is my hope that people can glimpse into my scenic travels and likewise be carried away with the work."

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The American Art Invitational exhibition at Saks Galleries offers several miniatures of Sallie K. Smith.  Please join us for an afternoon with the artist.  Sallie is represented by Saks Galleries Denver, Colorado.

Smith "Dancers" 11 x 14 Oil
Smith "Morning Reflected" 16 x12
Smith "Bear Lake Study" 6 x 8 Oil
Smith "Little Horses" 4 x 6

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

American Art Invitational Presents Gordon Brown "Fall Colors" at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Gordon Brown

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek
Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

Gordon Brown "Fall Colors" 13" x 16" Oil

Gordon Brown creates yet another beautifully serene landscape for the Annual American Art Invitational hosted by Saks Galleries Cherry Creek and co-sponsored by Southwest Art Magazine.  Visit the gallery in Denver's finest shopping area Cherry Creek North or visit the entire exhibition online at American Art Invitational.  This year's event boost 100 nationally recognized painters and sculptors.

American Art Invitational 2012
Brown made his first foray into art when he bought a set of oil paints while in high school. Although he had not painted until then, two of his oils won best of show and first place, respectively, in a high school art contest. This early recognition sparked his interest in art and his desire to pursue a career as an artist. Brown also received encouragement from several established artists in the area. Shortly after graduating from high school, he was introduced to Mark Rohrig, who invited Brown to his one-man show in Aspen, Colorado. From this experience in the professional art world, Brown learned that it was possible to earn a living as a painter.

Gordon Brown received the 2012 American Art Invitational prestigious Collectors Choice Award for 

Gordon Brown "Morning Sky " 13 x 14 Oil

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Denver, Colorado 80206

Holiday Hours Call for Details.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Late Arrival and Worth Waiting For New William Acheff at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek Denver

Small Gems
100 National Artists
Paintings and Sculpture

hosted by

Oldest Fine Art Galleries in Colorado

William Acheff "Tunes" 8 x 6 Oil

In 1973, Acheff moved to Taos, New Mexico, to separate himself from the influences of his teacher. It was in Taos that Acheff found his niche. Acheff, who is of Alaskan Athabascan heritage, has a special affinity for the historical and cultural artifacts that he chooses to paint. The appealing forms and designs of the Indian pots and artifacts are intertwined with Acheff's preference for painting textures from nature. The vintage photographs that often appear in Acheff's compositions help the artist set a mood. Each article in relation to the others becomes integral to the composition as a whole. The results invite lasting contemplation.

Over 100 nationally known artists are presented at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek during the holidays.  The American Art Invitational is an annual event celebrating the finest art and benefitting in part the Colorado Children's Hospital.  

Enjoy the season, visit Saks Galleries Cherry Creek for Contemporary, Historical Western and European Fine Art, Native American Antiquities, Jewelry, Textiles and Pottery.

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Denver, Colorado 80206

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Just Desserts In Time for Thanksgiving Weekend From Natalie Featherston - American Art Invitational 2012

Double The Confection Perfection

Home-Made Cupcakes
Just in Time for Thanksgiving

Featherston "Chocolate Mouse Cupcake" 10 x 8 Oil

Featherston "French Vanilla Cupcake" 10 x 8 Oil

Both delicious cupcakes may be purchased at 

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Denver, Colorado 80206

Open Black Friday Until 7:00 pm

The American Art Invitational 2012 presents painter Natalie Featherston, One of the country's most innovative and accomplished young artists, Natalie Featherston works exclusively in the centuries old realm of still life to create dazzling narrative and trompe l'oeil paintings that combine the virtuosity of a Dutch Master with the vision of a thoroughly modern mind. The Chicago Sun Times has described her paintings as "artful beyond just illusion and trickery; they are truly masterful still lifes made with both craft and wit."

"What inspires me most is the creative voice that still life gives. Unlike portraits or landscapes, still life doesn't simply exist around us. You have to actually build the stage for the painting and select the subjects, colors, and textures. The end result must arrive at something that draws the viewer into an invented realm that connects with their experiences in a meaningful way. I have always found still life painting to be quite a challenge for these very reasons, and although it may qualify me for the 'one-trick-pony' category, I can't imagine painting anything else." 

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Landscape Artist Michael Godfrey - Two New Works - American Art Invitational Exhibition Saks Galleries Denver

Landscape Artist
Michael Godfrey "Gentle Cascade" 12 x 16 Oil
Michael Godfrey "Winter's Best" 12 x 12 Oil

About Michael Godfrey

Michael Godfrey is an award-winning landscape artist whose work hangs in many private and corporate collections. Born in Germany in 1958 and raised in North Carolina, he earned a BA in Fine Arts and began his painting career in oils and watercolors. He spends hours photographing and sketching, preparing for a well thought out painting.

Michael describes his style as a combination of George Inness' impressionism with the moods of an Albert Bierstadt painting. "I paint," he says "to help people notice the special moments that happen every day, especially the drama when light first splashes across a scene." From different perspectives and different times of day, he works to capture and interpret the varying moods of light.

"A landscape artist has to have knowledge of many disciplines (geology, chemistry, physics, architecture), to understand the world in which they are trying to create. An artist must observe with the idea that what is observed must be interpreted and distilled. For a landscape artist, it is just as important what is not included in a work as what is eventually laid down. I ask myself, what is the dominant truth—is it color, shape of land forms, or time of day. I try to understand what I am seeing, so that the final work will capture the visual emotion."

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All American Art Invitational Works Are Available Now At

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek
3019 East Second Avenue
Denver, Colorado 80206
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