The Heritage Fine Arts Guild’s New Dimensions 2009 show opened at Iris Gallery in downtown Littleton last night. New Dimensions is a jurored show featuring the works of member artists. Lee Wasilik served as juror for the 2009 show.
Iris Fine Art Gallery represents mostly emerging Colorado artists with a strong local emphasis. The eclectic taste of owner Bill Bickerton and Laurie Bartee, manager, brings together a delightful space filled with a rich array of art and fine craft. The variety of home accent pieces and one-of-a-kind gifts delights shoppers. There’s colorfully decorated wood furniture, funky steel wine tables and coat racks, delicately engraved crystal and glassware, unique clocks made from “found” materials and decorative wine stoppers. Paintings range from still lifes and realistic landscapes to abstract impressionist pieces. Appropriately, there’s currently a marvelous rich watercolor of iris by Jo Gaston.
Heritage Fine Arts Guild is made up of an active group of local artists working in a variety of mediums. In additional to showcasing the work of member artists, HFAG presents a slate of workshops, monthly meetings with guest artist demonstrations and/or critiques, monthly classes for children at a local recreation center and provides scholarships to local high school seniors.
Please indulge me for a bit of bragging. Fat Cat, a watercolor by Bob Yackel was named Best of Show. Although he’s exhibited and sold his work for several years this is the first jurored show he’s entered. He’s modest but I’m not when it comes to hubby’s art.