Spiritual expression has driven much of art-making since the earliest creators of sculptures and paintings. A selling exhibition devoted to contemporary manifestations of the spiritual in art commemorates this historic relationship.
Held every other year in Colorado for the benefit of the nonprofit Colorado Dominican Vocation Foundation and its featured artists, the “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale premieres this weekend at ArtHaus in Denver.
Vincent Xeus, “Velvet Girl,” oil with antique Italian frame, 13 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
This selling exhibition gathers artworks that, in varied ways, draw upon and elicit the spiritual, “divine” aspects of art and art-making. However, the paintings and sculptures on view are not confined in subject matter to traditional, explicitly religious or sacred themes. Visions of the natural landscape, figurative works, still lifes, and even abstracted forms offer expressions of spiritual importance. Impressionistic, realistic, and abstracted styles commingle in this thoughtful display.
Quang Ho, “Winter Waters,” oil, 30 x 40 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
Kathy Anderson, “Flo Blue With Forsythia,” oil, 10 x 14 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
The 2014 “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale features 59 widely respected contemporary painters and sculptors, including Kathy Anderson, Joshua Been, Stephanie Birdsall, Gregory Block, Diane L. Massey Dunbar, Kim English, Scott Fraser, David Gray, Ulrich Gleiter, Albert Handell, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, William Hook, Ramon Kelley, Daniel Keys, LuCong, William Matthews, Dan McCaw, Danny McCaw, Ron Richmond, Don Sahli, Dave Santillanes, Jill Soukup, Daniel Sprick, Ben Victor, and Vincent Xeus. The sale includes a special incentive for new collectors: Many of the show’s fine artists will exhibit specially priced works for purchase only by guests under the age of 45.
Dan McCaw, “Waiting,” oil, 40 x 30 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
Greg Block, “At Table,” oil on board, 35 x 24 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
“Windows to the Divine” premieres with an Opening Gala on May 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A highlight of the evening’s events will be the presentation of the Fra Angelico Artist of the Year Award for exceptional work and service in the art world. William Hook will be honored with this year’s award.
The Patron Collectors’ Salon — which features a lecture by Daniel Sprick and a 4-in-1 collaborative painting event with artists Terrie Lombardi, Jill Soukup, Desmond O’Hagan, and Kevin Weckbach — will be held on May 31, beginning at 9 a.m.
Daniel Sprick, “Tom Walsh,” oil, 20 x 16 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
LuCong, “La Petite Saint,” oil on panel, 24 x 24 in. “Windows to the Divine” Art Exhibition & Sale
“Windows to the Divine” is an important component to the eighth Fra Angelico Celebration of Art & Spirituality, which runs concurrently with the exhibition. To learn more, and to view the exhibition catalogue online, visit the event website.