AUTUMN CLASSIC FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

9/23, 9/24, 9/25

Colorado

Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village

Fuel your passion for cars, colors and the arts!

The Fine Arts & Sculpture Festival located in Heritage Plaza in Mountain Village highlights a select group of fine art vendors. Car lovers and art lovers alike can stroll around Heritage Plaza and feast their eyes on fine jewelry, paintings, photography, ceramics, metalwork and much, much more. Whether you’re coming from the Concours on the Golf Course or just passing through, the Fine Arts & Sculpture Festival is open to the public to enjoy!

Vendor applications for this event are CLOSED.

Friday, September 23, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 24, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday, September 25, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Application deadline for the 2022 Arts Festival has past.

Meet some of the Telluride Autumn Classic Fine Arts Artists from 2021!

Michael Schuessler-Painter

Schuessler Studios

Michael has been a contemporary artist for over 35 years, having several galleries, one in Denver and the other in the Florida Keys. He has collectors all over the world. They are drawn to his very unique medium, pastels on canvas. And, currently, now incorporating a new series of of resin over the canvas, with Gold Leaf, to create a glass like, one of a kind stunning effect.

“My medium is chalk pastel on raw, untreated canvas which I bind together with acrylic bonding agent. This is accomplished in a series of transparent layers. As a result light striking the canvas is absorbed rather than reflected. This illusion creates the effect of self-generated light, changing from morning to night. This facilitates the true spirit of the pigments to the surface in an ever-changing palette of color.”

https://schuesslerstudios.com/

Sherry Little Fawn Schuessler- Nature Photographer- Schuessler Studios.

Sherry Little Fawn Schuessler has been a photographer for over 30 years. Specializing in Landscape and Nature/Wildlife Photography

Sherry’s photography has been featured in the International Library of Photography for her Black and White piece “Waiting for Daddy”. In May 2013, her photo “Seasons” was selected (out of 10,000 entries- 50 were selected) for the exhibition (I’ll be your mirror) for the 1650 Gallery Juried Photography Exhibition in Los Angeles. Sherry’s work can be seen on the front cover of several publications:
Magazine Highlands Ranch Lifestyles Aug. edition with her special dog photography. Also on the cover of the book “Apache Shaman’s Journey” by Priscilla Wolf. Her German Shepherd Photography can be seen several times in the new book “The complete guide to German Shepherds” By David Daigneault and in the book “Old Dog” by Dr. Joanna De Klerk both on amazon.com

https://schuesslerstudios.com/

Ray Tigerman – Painter
 
“Using palette knife and vibrant colors, I strive to create imagery that represents the culture and beauty of the southwest. From the indigenous people, to the wildlife and dramatic environment.”
 
Loren Feldman – Custom Knives
 
Hand made knives with minerals, gems, dinosaur bone and other coveted handle materials inlaid on the knives. Some blades are iron meteorites from the core of another planet older than the earth and also American Damascus blades. Custom knife stands from dinosaur bone and gems and minerals. 
 
Jude Biscoff-Painter
 
Nature dances across my paintings like a fat bellied fish in a mountain stream. The rhythm and energy created when painting on site delivers to the viewer of my paintings a world of happiness and joy.
 

Josh Hirt- Mixed Media- Josh Hirt Studios-

Josh Hirt Studios specializes in Mixed Media artistry, metal work, wood bending and abstract imagery.

As a former builder of the new and shiny,  Josh has an ironic, yet deep, appreciation for forgotten structures left to the harsh elements of time and nature.  He believes there is wonderful beauty in decay, which exists all around us, as well as within.  His drive is to present these unique relics in a way that not only tells their story, but shows them in a new light and in their current state of glory.  

https://www.joshhirtstudios.com/

Marshall & Jerry Locke
Mountain Sculpture Studios
 
“A variety of natural stone is cut, finished, and assembled to create three dimensional mountain landscape. Natural colors and textures of stone take the viewer on a journey into the mountains.”
 
Craig Terry Modern
Craig Terry
 
My Mixed Media paintings are created using commercial printing ink, enamel paint, and sulphuric oxides on steel, canvas, and birch panel supports. A ‘raw-ness’ is achieved by using industrial materials in an artistic context.
 
Beth Houts- Photography
 
I refurbish vintage items, (ex: window sash) for an artist made frame. I print my images of wild animals on canvas and hand stretch the canvas to the item to make a complete unique piece.
 
Laurie Hansen- Fiber
 
A unique design/technique with elastic thread sewn throughout soft fabric creates a puckering stretchable fabric, trapping air for warmth and creating a rich texture for home decor. One goal of the designers is achieved as these handmade throws & cocoons comfort and “hug” the user, calming anxiety.
 
Kate Kilpatrick- Painter
Kilpatrick Vintage Car Art
 
Using America’s greatest ingenuity–the automobile, my canvas presents an educational journey through moments in time. I paint in oil exercising a graffitti underpainting on canvas with an eye to the beauty of the vehicle and a nod to our great history. 
 
Sandy Maguire- Mixed Media
New West Designs
 
This totally unique expression of fine art is created entirely of wood! Developed by the artist, each art piece is hand painted, glazed and fired in an kiln.Other elements create texture and balance. No design is ever repeated; there is only one of one. Custom frames complete the originality.
 
Bert Poling- Mixed Media
 
As a self taught wood turner I create vessels that are simple in form yet finely detailed. I work with materials that exhibit defects as a result of their natural environment — weather, fire, insects etc. I use a variety of natural minerals such as turquoise for inlay and use a variety of finishes. 
 
Kristy Woodhouse- Painter
 
My art is leaf paintings. These are American Sycamore or Cottonless Cottonwood. The leaves are pressed/painted with high quality acrylics. When they are finished they are coated with UV resistant acrylic spray mounted and framed in frames that enhance the rustic and elegance of the animal and leaf.
 
Jessica Wright – Painter
 
With acrylic paint I throw, drizzle with a chopstick or use my hands to create vivid Colorado landscapes
 
Peggy Anton- Fiber
Anton’s Creations
 
Woven &”Lana Bolito wool” all lined with contrasting printed silk.Cut sewn & designed by only me.All have custom buttons & deep pockets.I make sure fabric nap is perfect,button holes R stitched properly,buttons secure. Seams R ironed open & matching.Hems R hand sewn.Each coat having a bit of my DNA
 
Samantha Combs-Sculpture
 
It’s my intention to capture how the energy of an environment is affected by an individual’s movement by exaggerating motion into graceful shapes that ebb and flow into one another. 
 
Emily Dwan-Mixed Media
 
My vibrant nature inspired acrylic paintings are created with impressionist brushstrokes to evoke wonder and positivity in the viewer. Along with my paintings I also create unexpected mosaic sculptures composed of stained glass, crystals on found objects such as guitars, instruments and skis.
 
Mary Filapek- Two Dimensional
 
We create drawings in ink and colored pencil on maps and charts which we mount to wood panels that we have painted with acrylic paint.
 
Jordan Fillers- Painting
 
I paint in acrylic and oil on canvas and on panel. Some pieces also involve layers of resin.
 
April Fox- Jewelry
 
I use beads of all sizes, leather, and other ready made items that I use to attach beads on. Such as hats, dowels, cabachons. Silver, stainless steel findings, I use semi precision beads and stones.
 
Stephen Hackley Studio
Stephen & Pamela Hackley
 
I paint in acrylic on canvas, wood and plexiglass using a heavily textured painting method I developed. My work is colorful and full of motion.
 
Jimmy Hancock- Mixed Media
 
Custom woodworking artist. Specializing in live edge wood art, custom lighting, tables, and high end functional pieces utilizing hand tools, power tools, and techniques such as hand carving.
Meg Harper-Mixed Media
 
Deep Shadow box 3D. Dramatically painted sky background with free standing industrial meets modern aspens. Textured and glazed copper mountains. Mood lighting at night with LED’s for accentuated sunset effect. Wall or shelf mount. 
 

John Hoyt- Sculpture

Contemporary art vessels and sculptures. Created from the remnants of old growth forest lost long ago. I work with burlwood that has undergone the changes that occur after years of harsh conditions. Each piece is hand carved with a traditional hand rubbed finish. 
 
 
Joel & Suzi Johnson – Jewelry
Ala Blanca Jewelry
 
All of our designs are made by hand and original. Our metals are solid and are not plated or lacquered. We use German silver, copper, and a gold/brass alloy. All of our stones are Swarovski crystals. We hand cut our designs from flat sheets of metal stock, then hammer shape/hand stamp each piece. Some of their clients are international celebrities, including Steven Tyler and Carlos Santana among a few of them.
 
Polly Kennedy- Sculpture
 
My love of humor has become a perfect marriage to inspire my art. Each piece is hand carved in wood. I do replications from my Originals, all replications are done by artist
 
 

Matthew Robinson- Jewelry

Gold and silver handcrafted fabrication of jewelry designs around ancient coins and artifacts.
Nathan Roberts- Mixed Media
 
I tear, cut, twist, and manipulate handmade, plant-inclusion papers to construct images with great amounts of texture, detail, and depth on stretched canvases.
 
 
Candice Rodriguez-Adams- Mixed Media
 
Using the sun, two chemicals, and curated leaves I create something simple, yet elegant. I have captured a study of nature using Cyanotypes. The result is a one-of-a-kind indigo image. My art is intended to encourage others to foster their personal relationship with the environment.
 
Alina Rominger-Jewelry
 
Precious metals, natural color stones, fossils, silver and gold smithing, casting, stone setting, hammering, wirework, assembly. Contemporary South West, colorful, and Western designs. I am self taught and have benefited from the expertise of artist friends, and those who came before me.
 

 

 
Jason Sharp- Mixed Media
 
I utilize an amalgam of hand tooled and machine work on hand selected woods to create heirloom pieces. 
 
Matthew Sievers- Painting
 
I use various tools to apply oil paint in several transparent layers. 
 
Lou Ann Townsend- Jewelry
 
Fabricated jewelry created using sterling silver and powder coated base metals. All metal work and powder coating performed by us in our studio.
 
Arthur Trevino-Photography
 
I’m a wildlife and nature photographer. My images are printed on paper, canvas, metal and acrylic. I shoot with a Sony A9 mirrorless camera.
 
 
Caryn West- Painting
 
Acrylic Painting. 
 

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