Kala Bronaugh

Kala Bronaugh was born in Onaga, Kansas in 1991. Bronaugh expresses her concepts in a Fine Art manner evolving into a portrait setting that includes re-using material in an inventive way. Bronaugh completed an AAS Degree in Commercial Photography at Highland, KS where she graduated in 2011. Continuing her passion still today. Kala's favorite thing about art is that there are no general rules, or limits, think of an idea then do it, make it and create it. Most of her ideas come from collecting junk. Independent brainstorming, light sleeping and watching cartoons which release her imagination, inner child. The world can be stressful and how can a creative mind work in these conditions? Kala looks at junk and sees the potential. The possibilities that one can create with an ordinary object and add to it to make the object better, making it art. She observes an object, asking herself, “How can I use this?” “What can this be used for?” Creating photographs make her think of an environment to full-fill an idea, intrigued by basic elements that are about art such as; form, shape, line, color, texture etc.

Works by Kala Bronaugh

Christy Montoya

Christy Lynn was born to be an artist! Some of the unique attributes about her art are that she likes to paint large-scale images of smaller elements of nature, like feathers and flowers. Christy Lynn likes to capture movement and personality in her "spirit animals" as they tell their own story. Her art pieces are cheerful, bringing good energy to any space in a room.
Christy Lynn was born to be an artist! From a young age, she became interested in drawing, beginning with graphite, colored pencils and colored pens at 12 years of age. She learned that her artistic talent was in painting after discovering oils and acrylic paints in high school art class. When she became a student at the Art Institute of Colorado in 2008, she started painting again, learning the fundamentals of design. Those skills are what she uses in her art pieces. Christy Lynn, as an interior designer and artist, is very fortunate to be working and living her true passion. Her world travels while serving in the Army have given her a deeper perspective as an artist to paint pieces with strong, detailed elements, making the art speak for itself. Some of the unique attributes about her art are that she likes to paint large-scale images of smaller elements of nature, like feathers and flowers. Christy Lynn likes to capture movement and personality in her "spirit animals" as they tell their own story. Her art pieces are cheerful, bringing good energy to any space in a room. As an artist, Christy Lynn continues to develop her skill and gain inspiration from other artists, especially her mentor, Farrell Cockrum. His influence has taught her to paint loosely and open-mindedly, letting the painting tell its own story. Her mission as an artist is to share her inner beauty with you.

Works by Christy Montoya

Erica Loveland

Erica Loveland is an artist of the absurd.  She loves painting and sculpting fantasy and dreamscape creatures and landscapes.  Most of her work is inspired by classic fairy tales, epic sagas, and science fiction.  She lives in a weird and and strange universe, located in Denver, Colorado.
Erica Loveland is an artist of the absurd.  She loves painting and sculpting fantasy and dreamscape creatures and landscapes.  Most of her work is inspired by classic fairy tales, epic sagas, and science fiction.  She lives in a weird and and strange universe, located in Denver, Colorado.

Works by Erica Loveland

Gary Hughes

Gary Hughes is a Californian artist located in Santa Cruz, south of San Francisco. He received a BA from Califonia State University, Long Beach and an MFA from the University of Arizona in 1975. While many artists are, "born," to do art, Gary made a spontaneous decision to become a professional artist while a senior in college, then a reluctant pre-law student. Growing up in a cultural void, he was totally ignorant of anything about art whatsoever. He worked very hard to develop the skills for graduate school, and get a rudimentary idea of what the world of art held. Having a degree in history, he was able to acquaint himself with art history enjoyably and still studies history daily. LIke most other artists he has his favorites, and not-so-favorites. Gary's art is in many private collections in the United States and Canada and he has shown at various venues over the years. His illustrations have appeared in several periodicals, and his commercial art and signwork appeared almost everywhere. Gary's primary drive in making these paintings is to become masterful in all manners of two-dimensional art. It is his goal to make well-painted pictures, with original subject matter, unique compositions and color, in many media. His media are oil, watercolor, pencil, chalk, charcoal, airbrush, colored pencil, ink, and computer art. Although his application of these materials is solid and traditional, the manner in which he creates imagery and executes the pieces are somewhat different than the typical painter. Gary embraces technology, which has contributed much to his ability to create unique imagery that goes from strictly realistic to psychedelic and back. Each medium is pursued as it should be, in a technical sense, and the imagery is intended to reflect the visual potential of the chosen medium. Soon after Gary graduated from Arizona, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area and began working as an independent artist. He has had a successful career doing fine and commercial artwork of all kinds, maintaining a painting studio at his home near the ocean and a second studio in Oakland until 2005. His wife, Robin, is a research scientist, an expert in genetics, nanopore technology, anatomy, and physiology. Together, they share a life of creative pastimes mixed with an excessive dose of surfing and mountain biking. Their hobbies are fast sports cars, stringed instruments, cacti, pet reptiles, audiophile pursuits, and lots of other fun, distracting activities with their friends across the country. Gary does not consider the pursuit of art anything special. He is concerned with the making of pictures, and that only. Gary does not believe that one is special simply because one is creative, or has a special talent, almost everyone is good at something. Art is merely one more form of entertainment and should be subject to the viewers' whims like any other amusement. He feels society's true heros are the plumbers, who come to your house in the middle of the night and unplug your toilet. Art was indispensably important before the camera was invented, but since then, it is simply something one does as a choice in life. Recognizing that, it is Gary's intent to be entertaining and thought-provoking in his subject matter. Many of the paintings are intended to stimulate the viewer's imagination. Although Gary is serious about painting and art, he realizes that there are things in life that are just as important, and is committed to not missing out on living the surfer's dream, driving fast and having a partner in life who is always fun and creative.

Works by Gary Hughes

Sam Smith

Local to Denver and a photography prize winner, Sam Smith shoots landscape, still life and technology through art. He specializes in classic cars and orchids.
Sam’s artistic mission – like any worthwhile artistic mission – is more of a journey than a place. He bought his first camera way back in summer of 2012, imagining that he’d be a shooter of majestic Colorado landscapes. That isn’t what happened, though; he accidentally discovered the world of classic cars and for the next couple of years became something of a specialist in the wonderful automotive designs of the mid-20th century. Cars led to trains and other kinds of machinery which became a way of life, believing it makes sense to focus on technophilia, society’s complex, ambivalent and sometimes utterly twisted worship of our own handicraft. Sam has always been fascinated by design, art, architecture and technology, subjects that intrigue me at an intellectual as well as an aesthetic level. In the ‘90s, he earned a PhD from the University of Colorado with a dissertation examining the history of technology and the ideologies that informed it. His photography is seemingly the one place where both his left and right brains can truly work in concert. Sam grew up in one of the most beautiful places in the nation, North Carolina, so intense natural beauty is coded into his DNA. Perhaps inevitably, the past couple years have found him paying more attention to the vegetable and animal than the mineral. He knows very little about flowers, but has developed a serious love for them, especially orchids, even though he may have no idea what he’s photographing at the moment. Sam shoots with a (bright red) Nikon D5300 with a basic Nikor 18-105 zoom, a fixed 60mm Nikor macro and a Tamron 10-24 wide-angle in roughly equal measure. His processing workflow begins in Lightroom and then dives into Photoshop and an array of filters from the Nik Suite (primarily Viveza, Dfine, Color Efex Pro and Silver Efex Pro). Sam has been fortunate to feature in a number of shows in the past four years and recently won first prize in the Interiors category in the 2016 Doors Open Denver Photography Contest. Sam live in the West Highlands neighborhood of Denver on the grounds of Old Elitch Gardens.

Works by Sam Smith

Silver Sepmeier

Silver Sepmeier is a self taught surrealist artist from Denver and her art often captures glimpses of dreams and memories.
Silver Sepmeier is a self taught artist from Denver, CO. After graduating from East High School, she decided to pursue a career in the arts. She is currently working towards a fine arts degree from the Community College of Denver. Painting in acrylic has become her go-to medium, but she is experienced in mural, watercolor, oil painting, sculpture and welding. Her art often captures glimpses of dreams and memories. She also tries to incorporate nature in her art to provide a connection between the surreal concepts she presents with relate-able subject matter. She hopes to eventually operate an artist co-op in the Denver metro area that offers classes in a variety of media as well as entrepreneurship. She likes surrealism and her favorite painter is Salvador Dali.

Works by Silver Sepmeier