January 21 - March 27, 2016
The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2016. This juried exhibition will showcase the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists. Art of the State 2016 is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Art of the State: A Juried Exhibition of Colorado held in 2013. In its second iteration, Art of the State 2016 garnered 1,434 entries from 511 artists. Jurors Gwen Chanzit, Michael Chavez, and Collin Parson selected 148 works by 124 artists to represent art in Colorado being created by both emerging and established artists. The call for entry was open to all Colorado artists in all media. All three of the Arvada Center’s galleries, over 10,000 square feet, will be devoted to this celebration of art in Colorado.
Awards will be presented at the opening reception for Best in Show, 2nd and 3rd place, five Artistic Excellence Awards, as well as special awards from arts institutions throughout the state.
April 8 - May 8, 2016
The Arvada Center welcomes back Jaime Molina who began his artistic career in the Arvada Center's Jefferson County High School Art Exhibition in the mid-nineties. Molina attended Bear Creek High School from 1992-1996 and went on to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Metro State University. Now a talented professional artist, he returns this spring to exhibit a variety of work including his signature found object assemblages, mixed-media illustrations, and large graphic mural compositions. Juxtapoz Magazine recently highlighted Molina by saying "this artist is a multi-talented professional whose aesthetic is well-defined and evokes a ruminative yet dynamic atmosphere." Using traditional folk techniques, his work speaks about cultural background and icons; but with a contemporary flourish. In recent years, Molina's work has been included in many of the region's most prestigious art spaces including the Center for Visual Arts on Santa Fe Drive, RiNo arts district, and MCA Denver.
September 15 – November 13, 2016
In celebration of the Arvada Center’s 40th anniversary, this exhibition looks to our past and features many of the artists that have had an influence over the past forty years of the Center’s history. Artists included will represent exhibitions from 1976 to 2016, and the result will be a range of art on display by the artists that helped establish the Arvada Center as the dynamic exhibition space it is today.