Brush & Palette Members' Show 2022

An Exhibition of Painting
October 7 – November 4

Brush and Palette (B&P) will fill the walls of Studio Colorado at The Art Center of Western Colorado (TAC) with beautiful artwork in a variety of media showcasing the talent of its 71 members. The show also accepts entries from the public. Artists may submit their artwork in one of four categories: professional, advanced, amateur, and non-judged. Monetary prizes from sponsors are awarded for best-in-show, first-third places and honorable mentions in each category. Additionally, individual patrons may purchase Honor Ribbons for artists’ paintings. Honor Ribbons are tokens of remembrance for special people, pets, or events in patrons’ lives.

This year’s exhibition is juried by nationally recognized plein air painter Philip Carlton. He will be presenting a workshop on Saturday, October 8, 9am-4pm at The Art Center. Registration for this workshop opens Tuesday, September 20. Carlton will present a lecture on his life and methods prior to the workshop. Carlton will be exhibiting his artworks in TAC’s Atrium Gallery in conjunction with the B&P exhibition.

B&P is the oldest art club in Grand Junction and has been offering art education, display opportunities, and art shows for almost 75 years. The club’s beginning dates back to a few years after WWII when a group of artists established the Brush and Palette Club. While working in a house next to the current Art Center location, the members organized meetings and art shows.

The Brush & Palette club’s mission is to encourage within Grand Junction, Colorado, and surrounding communities an appreciation for the fine arts. It provides its members with opportunities to learn from other members, as well as from leading professionals within the field. Members benefit from interaction and friendship with other artists in the community. They provide members with timely information about fine art activities and events within the community, mount exhibitions of members’ work, and support, whenever feasible, The Art Center of Western Colorado.

They offer monthly demonstration programs presented by guest artists that are designed to be interesting and educational while exploring a wide variety of media and techniques: watercolor, oil, pastels, ink dyes, colored pencil, and more. Please attend their monthly art demonstrations/meetings which are held on the third Thursday of the month (no meetings in the summer months of June, July, and August) at 1pm in Colorado Studio at TAC. All meetings are open to the public and are free of charge.

B&P and TAC hope many of you will participate in this year’s Fine Art Show, visit to view all the lovely artwork that will hang in Studio Colorado and The Atrium Gallery, and join Philip Carlton’s workshop and lecture.


Image: Sharon Hutchings, Canyonlands