Colorado Creative Industries’ program of art exhibitions at the Colorado State Capitol brings rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol to celebrate Colorado’s creative economy and share it with Coloradans and visitors. Exhibitions tie in with events happening throughout the arts community and showcase artists and cultural organizations from throughout the state.


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October 2016 - January2017

The photographs included in this exhibition at the State Capitol complex were chosen from the entries in the Clear Creek Land Conservancy Annual Photography Contest. The artworks were selected by William Sutton, a professor of Photography at Regis College and a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts.  Photographers entered photographs taken in the Clear Creek drainage basin of Colorado that highlight the exquisite natural areas that run from the mouth of Clear Creek Canyon in Golden to the start of Clear Creek at the Continental Divide. The winning photographs are displayed in the rotunda of the Capitol and the photographs chosen as finalists are shown throughout the rest of the Capitol Building and the Legislative Services Building.  Photographers range from amateur to professional and showcase some of the wonderful creative talent found in Colorado.

Colorado photographers featured in the show:

Frank Burzynski, Larry Caine, Lionello DelPiccolo, Dave Edwards, John Gritts, Tammy Hammond, Eric Hanneken, David Izuo, Jeff Kuhn, Peter Monson, Dan Orcutt, Andrew Price, Terri Rosevear, Erin Tate, Jao van de Lagemaat, Ann Zimmerman, and Oscar Zuniga.


About the Clear Creek Land Conservancy

Clear Creek Land Conservancy (CCLC) is a land conservation organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and stewardship in perpetuity of the open spaces and natural and scenic resources of the mountain and foothills region of the Clear Creek area.  CCLC was founded in 1986 by citizens in the Clear Creek Canyon area who were devoted to preserving Clear Creek Canyon as open space for all.  The Clear Creek drainage basin is envisioned as a place where people and nature exist together for the benefit of both – where visitors, through such activities as hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and nature viewing, can appreciate the natural and historical significance of Clear Creek while the area’s plants, wildlife, water quality, and scenery are managed and enhanced to ensure that this beautiful area remains for future generations.  CCLC is a donor funded, 501(c)3 non-profit.

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