fbpx Brush & Palette 2021 Annual Art Show | The Art Center of Western Colorado

Whatever your palate, you are bound to find something that suits your taste. Whether it’s oil, watercolor, or acrylic, let your taste be your guide. The Brush and Palette 2021 Annual Art Show will feature paintings of all kinds, including abstract, landscape, still life, and more.

Thick paint, thin washes, and splashes of color make for a vibrant display of skill and technique in this year’s Brush and Palette Annual Art Show. Generally, painters work outdoors, in the studio, or a combination of both. For this reason, their process is generally hidden from the viewer’s eye. We only see what is left after the creative process is complete. Our experience of the work consists of studying colorful brush strokes, thick globs of paint, or soft, smooth surfaces. We are captivated by the impression of a sunrise and moved by an image of a tide kissing the shoreline. As a witness to the aftermath of creative genius, we cling to the images as if to hold on to a memory. For most artists the “art” is in the making, but for others the artwork itself is an intimate object meant to be taken home, lived with, and experienced daily.

Art Blom
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This year’s juror is Art Blom. Blom was born and raised in Idaho. He attended college at Boise State and Ohio State where he received his MFA. He was head of the sculpture program at Grand Valley State Colleges in Allendale, Michigan. He has received many honors and awards including several artist consultancies and research grants. Today, having been inspired by the landscapes of the West, Blom’s work is on canvas. Using oil paint and a palette knife, Blom has developed a dynamic and textural style of painting that is widely admired and collected. His paintings are often on display at The Art Center and at Main Street Gallery in Grand Junction.