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437CO Art Gallery

437CO is CMU's art gallery in downtown Grand Junction. The gallery is located at 437 Colorado Avenue (between 4th and 5th Streets) in a building shared with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA). In addition to the gallery, the building houses a studio space for classroom instruction and artist presentations. During exhibits, the gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 12-5PM. Gallery admission is free and all receptions and artist events are free and open to the public.

For additional information, please call the Art & Design Department at (970) 248-1833 or the gallery directly at (970) 241-2025.

Schedule of 2017-2018 Gallery Exhibits & Events

Illinois Unearthed

October 2-November 17, 2017

Friday, October 6, Reception 5-8 p.m.

Friday, November 3, Reception 5-8 p.m.; Harris Deller Artist Talk at 5:30 p.m.

A ceramic exhibit featuring artists associated with Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Utilitarian forms have a long history in ceramics and continue to be a driving force in contemporary practice. The artists exhibiting work are Harris Deller, Amy Chase, CJ Niehaus, Noel Bailey, Matthew Schiemann, Pattie Chalmers and Bethany Benson.

Laura Grossett, The Wishbone the Jawbone and the Backbone

September 1-29, 2017

Friday, September 1, Reception 5-8PM

Grossett is an artist, printmaker, teacher, and founder of Mad Deer Press from Fort Collins, CO. Mediums featured in this exhibit include screen printing and mezzotint etchings.

Schedule of 2016-2017 Gallery Exhibits & Events

Run Across Europe

June 1-August 25, 2017

Friday, June 2, Reception 5-8PM; Artist Talk 5:30PM

Run Across Europe showcases photographs taken by students and faculty who were part of a Summer 2016 CMU trip to Hungary, Croatia, and Montenegro. CMU’s Art & Design Department and Outdoor Program jointly planned and led the trip. Photographers in the exhibit include Grant Duta, Morgan Wagner, Kaitlin Webb, Alec Williams, Jenna-Lee Yoneshige, and Forrest Zerbe.

Studio Art BFA Senior Shows

A series of four exhibits highlighting the work of Senior-level students pursuing a BFA in Studio Art. Media will include printmaking, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Glimpse: Nicole LaRose, Justin Squier and Patricia Gibson

May 3-27, 2017

Friday, May 5, Reception 5-8PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Materials featured include porcelain, found objects, and cast metal.

Quintessence: Kira Norby, Nadine O'Brien and Jess Smith

April 4-29, 2017

Friday, April 7, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Mediums will include painting and sculpture.

Unity in Chaos: Lindsay Hanson and Caleb Brown

March 1-30, 2017 (Gallery closed for Spring Break March 18-26)

Friday, March 3, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Hanson and Brown will feature mediums including bronze, ceramics, and printmaking.

Chroma & Monochrome through Vida en Movimiento: Mitchell States and Elisa Uribe

February 1-28, 2017

Friday, February 3, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

States and Uribe explore the light, space, and energy of the natural world using various mediums, including porcelain, bronze, and steel.

The 437CO Juried Student Show

November 17, 2016-January 28, 2017

Friday, December 2, Reception 5-9PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

The gallery will be closed for CMU's Winter Break beginning Saturday, December 17 and will re-open Monday, January 16.

An exhibit of student art selected by CMU Art & Design faculty, with works in the mediums of sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, graphic design, animation, and mixed media.

CMU Art & Design Faculty, That would be chaos...

October 3-November 10, 2016

Friday, October 7, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talk 5:30PM (Eric Elliott & Eli Hall); local wine & beer available for purchase.

Friday, November 4, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talk 5:30PM (Josh Butler & Araan Schmidt); local wine & beer available for purchase.

That Would Be Chaos features 2D and 3D work from CMU's Art and Design faculty, both full-time and part-time. Media include painting, graphic design, ceramic installation, photography, sculpture, printmaking, sign painting, and mixed media.

James Surls & Charmaine Locke, The Two of Us

A joint exhibit with The Art Center

July 13-September 23, 2016

Friday, August 5, Reception 5-9PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Friday, September 2, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talk 7:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

The work of acclaimed artists James Surls and Charmaine Locke will be on display both at 437CO and at the Grand Junction Art Center. After many years of making art and raising a family in Texas, Surls and Locke moved to Colorado in 1997 and now live and work in the Roaring Fork Valley. Surls' sculptures of wood, stone, and steel are in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and MoMA in New York, the Menil Collection and Dallas Museum of Fine Arts in Texas, and the Los Angeles County Museum in California. Locke's work, both two- and three-dimensional, reflects her study of psychology and her interest in portraying human behavior and motivations through visual symbols.

View the online-only exhibit catalog, featuring artwork images and scholarly essays.

Schedule of 2015-2016 Gallery Exhibits & Events

Studio Art BFA Senior Shows

A series of four exhibits highlighting the work of Senior-level students pursuing a BFA in Studio Art. Media will include printmaking, painting, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics.

Ineffable; Kurt Breshears, Nikkeya Gray, Kay Hunt, & Katie Ziegelman

May 2-June 30, 2016

Friday, May 6, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Slip, Press, Stroke; Kaitlynn King, Ashtonn Means, & Colin Williams

April 1-29, 2016

Friday, April 1, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Existence, Michael Martinez, Jenni Jones, & Lauren Stern

March 1-27, 2016

Friday, March 4, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Transcend, Kayla Golub, Matthew Jones, & Ethan Dow

February 1-26, 2016

Friday, February 5, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talks 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Tony Holmquist, Etched Permanence and Reconstruction

December 4, 2015-January 28, 2016

Friday, December 4, Reception 5-9PM; Artist Talk 5:30PM; local wine & beer available for purchase.

Holmquist's work utilizes the processes of traditional printmaking, drawing, and collage media elements and incorporates the concepts of visual music and rhythm. Holmquist is an Assistant Professor of Art at Fort Lewis College in Durango, where he teaches Printmaking and Foundations classes. He received his MFA from CSU Fort Collins. He has recently exhibited his work at the International Print Center of New York, Manhattan Graphics Center, and the National Arts Club in New York City.

Cortney Boyd and Nate Steinbrink, Nostalgic

October 2-November 20, 2015

Friday, October 2, Reception 6-10PM

Boyd and Steinbrink are Denver-based glass artists who both received their MFA's from Southern Illinois University. Boyd worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University for six years. She has been awarded scholarships to the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuk Glass School to further her research. Steinbrink was formerly the curator of exhibits at the University Museum at Southern Illinois University. Steinbrink and Boyd are in the process of converting a former Denver gas station into a glass studio.

Steve Hilton, austerity

August 17-September 28, 2015

Saturday, August 15, 10AM artist presentation in the studio space

Friday, August 21, Reception 6-10PM; Artist Talk 6:30PM

Hilton received his MFA in Ceramics from Arizona State University and also holds an MS in Art Education and a BS in Geology. His work, which is a fusion of sculptural and wheel-thrown components, is in the permanent collections of museums, universities, and private individuals in the US and in numerous foreign countries. Hilton is currently a full-time ceramics and art education faculty member at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and is the programs director for NCECA (The National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).

Rebecca Woods, she rose to devour

June 6-August 13, 2015

Friday, June 5, Reception 6-10 PM; Artist Talk 6:30PM

Woods is a CMU graduate who received her MFA in Installation and Performance Art from the University of Newcastle in the UK. Using light, Woods creates an experiential exploration of narrative, space, and mood, telling the mythological story of a snake that became the moon.