Art Exhibitions at the State Capitol brings permanent and rotating art exhibitions to the State Capitol to celebrate Colorado’s creative economy and share it with Coloradans and visitors.

February 5 through May 5, 2014
Art + Quilt + Critique = Artique

The practice of making art quilts differs in many ways to traditional quilt-making. Art quilting comes in the form of the fiber medium and combines traditional techniques with innovative methods to make objects of art rather than traditional functional blankets. Bringing together unique compositions, designs, textures, shapes, lines, color with embellishments, art quilters draw upon contemporary art themes, ideas and imagery.

Art + Quilt + Critique = Artique is an exhibition of fiber art by the Artique Critique Group of Northern Colorado. This group of artists meets monthly to offer each other critique of their artistic explorations and to share inspirations, theories, concepts and techniques. Each year, the artists challenge themselves to create a piece based on a theme and then display these art quilts in exhibitions around the community. This year's theme is It's Not Just Black and White for which they each blindly selected a colorway and integrated it with a unique design using only black and white fabric.

The exhibition features art quilts by:

Tori Anderson                       Carol Anderson
Daisy Bolter                          Julie Hallquist
Mari Harpold                          Lynn Jaenke
Kay Jones                             Nora Jones
Patty Joy                             Stephanie Patterson
Jean Poland                          Janet Pugh
Betty Sutton                        Dorianne Thompson
Ruth Ann Thompson

Past Exhibits

November 4, 2013 through January 30, 2014

In honor of American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month in November, the Colorado Creative Industries Division's Capitol Art Exhibition Program, in collaboration with the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, is featuring the artwork of Walt Pourier and the Live Life Call to Action Campaigns of the Stronghold Society.

The exhibition runs November 4, 2013 through January 30, 2014 in the Lt. Governor's Office and basement rotunda at the Colorado state capitol building. A public reception will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013 3:30 - 5 p.m. 

About the Stronghold Society
Artist Walt Pourier is the Executive Director of the Stronghold Society, a nonprofit dedicated to instilling hope and supporting youth movements through Live Life Call to Action Campaigns. Stronghold Society's mission is to inspire confidence, creativity, hope, and ambition for the youth of native and non-native communities. To encourage youth to take action to live a healthy life in mind, body, and spirit through the diverse means of skateboarding, arts, and creative movements. Visit for more information.


Teaching Talent
At the State Capitol June 20, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Experience the diverse talents of the Colorado artists who serve as faculty at the Art Students League of Denver, home to many of the Rocky Mountain region’s most well-known artists. This exhibit includes works by 11 artists representing the diverse vision and skill of ASLD’s faculty. Both nationally and internationally recognized, all faculty members are working artists who share their passion and expertise through a wide range of courses in a variety of media, including sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, painting and printmaking.

Poster for Teaching Talent exhibit June 20,2013 through October 31, 2013 at Lieutenant Governor's Office and the Basement of the Capitol Rotunda


On my Own Time (OMOT)
At the State Capitol December 25, 2012 through May 13, 2013
In its 18th year, the On My Own Time (OMOT) Employee Art Exhibition program is designed to identify, encourage, and acknowledge the creative talents of people who work for local agencies. Each participating company hosts its own exhibit of artwork employees and their families have created on their own time. Each agency exhibit is judged by a panel of art professionals convened by Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA). CBCA also organizes a multi-company show and reception, with awards presented for outstanding works. 
on my own time poster

Our Town - Colorado
May 15, 2012 through December 3, 2012
Our Town Colorado, a documentary photography exhibit illustrating what makes a community unique. The exhibit included over 70 photographs from 27 artists, representing 11 Colorado communities. The show illustrated the people, events, landscape and architecture that make these places unique Colorado towns.

Our Town Poster