Past News from 2015

Black Arts Cellars Opening

Come see KCAG artwork at our newest exhibit space.
Black Arts Cellars, 11616 Shaffer Place, Littleton, CO 80127


Own an Original

A reminder to attend the Littleton Fine Arts Board's 50th Annual "Own an Original" Arts Exhibition. The exhibition runs from November 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120. The opening reception was Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm.

Opening Reception for Black Arts Cellars


Susan Hill - Speaker for the KCAG November Meeting

Susan gave us a very informative talk on her experience publishing her new eBook, Getting Started with Zen and Ink, on Amazon.


KCAG Congratulations!

Cindy Marshall is participating in an art and craft boutique at The Mt. Vernon Country Club taking place Tuesday. She was also accepted for a juried show with The Conifer Newcomers, 11/7 at the Conifer High School.

Congratulations to Bruce Nall and Barbara Williams for acceptance into the Littleton Fine Arts Board's 50th Annual "Own an Original" Arts Exhibition. The exhibition runs from November 20, 2015 to January 10, 2016 at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street, Littleton, Colorado 80120. The opening reception is Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7pm.

Barbara also won an award for her piece in the Heritage Fine Art Show at ACC which runs through Nov 13.

Congratulations to Guild member Ronnie Seagren! She announced the re-publication of her novel Seventh Daughter from Carol Hightshoe's Wolfsinger Publications.

Barbara Cagianese and Gail Firmin have work accepted into the 40West show "Things that Grow on Vines". The show runs Oct 15 -Nov 14, with an exhibiting artist reception Wed. 10-28 from 5:30-7 and an opening Friday 11-6 from 5-7 in conjunction with Denver Arts Week. The gallery is located at 1560 Teller St. in Lakewood.

Diana Perkins is excited to have won first place -Poetry- in the Faulkner-Wisdom international writing competition 2015.

Sheila Marie Littlehorn has been participating in daily paintworks -- 30 paintings in 30 days.
See her work:

KCAG Congratulations!

Congratulations to 'Artist's Choice' Participants at Rox

It is a great looking show, certainly eye catching. We have 42 works and very diversified. Special thanks to our new members for their beautiful works & enthusiasm. We will leave this exhibit installed until Feb. 2016. Thanks again to Gail Firman for her assistance.

Bruce Nall has his sculpture "Ski Jumper" at the 8025 Gallery in Lakewood on display.

Barbara Williams has artwork accepted into the Heritage Fine Art Show at ACC on display Oct 21-Nov13 with an opening reception Oct 23 from 5-7 pm. for more info.

Steve McCall - Speaker for the KCAG September Meeting

Steve showed pictures of and discussed the building of his eagle project for the Ken Caryl Veterans Memorial. It has been an interesting journey so far. His discussion was focused on the process, rather than the art.


KCAG Congratulations!

Gail Firmin has work accepted into the Lone Tree Art Expo on display Sept 25-Nov 9 with an opening reception Oct 3 from 3-5 pm. More info at

Congratulations to Michele Sires-DeLorean for having her artwork accepted into the Denver Modernism show, which ran from Sept 11-13. For more information go to

Congratulations to Judith Ahlborn who had two pieces juried into the International Quilt Festival this coming October in Houston, Texas. Her piece, 'Three Handstands', will be part of the SAQA 'Balancing Act' exhibit. And her piece, 'Le Monde', will be part of Jane Dunnewold's 'Digital Alchemy' exhibit.

Congratulations to Barbara Williams. Her artwork was accepted into the Gateway to the Rockies show at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy in Aurora. The exhibit is open September 22 through November 7, with an opening reception Friday, October 2 from 5-7:30. For more info check

Congratulations to Ken Oliva. His wall sculpture "Electric Rainbow" sold at Rox. Great news!

Congratulations to the KCAG's newest member, Barbara Cagianese, who had 2 pieces of art accepted into the Lakewood Arts Council's "Colorado's Best" exhibit. It ran August 2-28, with an opening reception Thursday, August 6. The gallery is located at Pierce and Colfax west of Casa Bonita in Lakewood. Congrats also to Barbara Williams and Gail Firmin for also being accepted into the show.

KCAG Congratulations!

Joan Kaufman's cat 'Kitty Perry' was one of 22 designs selected by Juror Cheryl St. John last November for the 5th annual Tails of the Painted Cats, the Cat Care Society’s signature fund raiser. Her inspiration was her own cat, Cleo, with a little help from Katy Perry's Dark Horse video. The Painted Cats are on tour for three months this summer. The opening was at the Main Street Gallery in Evergreen, and the last stop is the Art of Life Gallery on Santa Fe in September before the final auction October 10 at Pinehurst Country Club.

Barbara Williams and Gail Firmin had pieces accepted by juror Kevin Wechbach into the Littleton Art Depot's All Colorado Show. This show ran July 29-Aug30 during Littleton's Western Welcome Week. Opening reception and awards presentation were Thursday, July 30.

Barbara Williams also had work accepted into the Louisville Annual National Juried Fine Arts Show which runs Sept 3-13th with an opening reception from 6-9pm on Saturday, Sept 5. Diana Perkins was also accepted into the Louisville show with her piece "Zelda". Congratulations Barbara and Diana! Go to for more info.

Michele Sires-DeLorean and Gail Firmin were selected by the 40West Arts District to have their work displayed at the Capitol Building in the near future -- more info to come on this exciting exhbiit!

KCAG Congratulations!

Two members had work juried into the 40 West Art of the Wheel Exhibition. The opening reception is Wednesday, July from 5:30 to 7:00 PM at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. The show runs through August 29th with extra hours during .West Colfax MuralFest. Congratulations to Mary Nehls, exhibiting three mixed media pieces, and Bruce Nall, exhibiting four photographs.

Gail Firmin and Bruce Nall had work juried into the32nd Annual All Colorado Art Show at the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center, 2349 East Orchard Road in Greenwood Village. The opening reception is Saturday, June 20th from 5 to 7 PM and the exhibition runs from June 20th to July 31st.

Congratulations to Candy Vallado, for the sale of her photo "Aspen" at Rox. Also, Gail Firmin's watercolor painting "Found'em" sold at Rox.

Barbara Williams and Gail Firmin had paintings juried into the LAC's Artist's Choice Exhibit at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway in Lakewood. The opening reception is Thursday May 21 from 5:30 to 7pm. The show runs from May 11 thru June 14.

Ronnie Seagren sold two of her photos from the current exhibit at Rox, 'It's Purple' and 'Columbine Cluster'. Congratulations Ronnie

KCAG Congratulations!

Several members had work juried into the 40 West Wonders of Nature Exhibition. The exhibition runs from June 5 to July 11 at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood. The opening event is Friday, June 5th, from 5 to 7pm during Lakewood’s INSPIRE arts week.
Congratulations to:

Dorothy DePaulo will exhibit three color pencil drawings. Gail Firmin will exhibit a color pencil drawing. Bruce Nall will exhibit two photographs. Michele Sires-DeLorean will exhibit three acrylic paintings. Candy Vallado will exhibit two photographs.

Julie Cole - Speaker for the KCAG June Meeting


KCAG Congratulations!

Barbara Williams received a merit award for her entry in the "Colorado Visions" exhibition at Westminster City Hall. Sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance, the show is displayed until May 26 during City Hall hour.

Steve Begej had two artworks accepted into the Evergreen Artists Association's All-Colorado Artist Spring Show. The pieces are "Exuberance No. 12" (cymbal with sound waveform) and "Exuberance No. 14" (violin). The opening reception will be Friday, April 24, from 5 - 8 pm, with the show running until May 25. The location is: Main Street Fine Art Gallery, 28186 Hwy 74, Suite 4, Evergreen, CO 80439

Thanks to Peg Hart and Barb Arne for helping judge the Jefferson County High School Art Exhibit at the Arvada Center. Annie Elefante from Collegiate Academy will receive the KCAG award for her ceramic piece, "Greek." Her instructor is Mrs. Tabitha Kim. The opening reception is Monday, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Awards Presentation will be at 7 p.m. at the Arvada Center Main Stage Theater. The show ran from April 10 to May 10.


Laura Givens - Speaker for the KCAG May Meeting


KCAG Congratulations!

Congratulations to Judith Ahlborn whose piece "Three Handstands" was selected by Jurors Lynne Bassett and Sue Bleiweiss for SAQA’s juried exhibition, Balancing Act. The exhibition will debut at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, in October, 2015, and will then travel to IQF in Chicago, Illinois (March, 2016) and Quilt, Knit, Stitch in Portland, Oregon (August, 2016).

Congratulations to Steve Begej who had two pieces ("Eureka!" and "Exuberance No 2" (trumpet)) accepted for the EcoCreations 6 Exhibit at the Muse Gallery, 356 Main St, in Longmont, CO. The opening reception was Friday, March 13, from 6 to 9 pm, and features artwork made from recycled materials and found objects. The show ran March 13 to April 25.

J.B. Sullivan - Speaker for the KCAG April Meeting


KCAG Congratulations!

Help congratulate Steve Begej! His photo, "Ghost Rider," was selected as one of the participants in the Eye of the Camera Exhibition at the Littleton Museum at 6028 S. Gallup St. The reception was Thursday, February 19, from 5:30 - 7:00pm, and the exhibition dates are Feb 20 to March 29, 2015.

Dorothy DePaulo - Speaker for the KCAG March Meeting


Peter Faris - Speaker for the KCAG February Meeting


Valkarie Exhibit

The Guild had an exhibition at Valkarie Gallery in the Block 7 Art District in the Belmar Shopping District from January 17 to February 6, 2015. The show was titled “Pulse.” We had a great exhibit of 98 various works from 18 of our members! Thanks to Bruce Nall and Barbara Williams for their hard work in arranging and putting on this great exhibit.


A Sample of Art Featured at Pulse

Vortex, by Kelli Jimmerson, Aurora, by Sheila Littlehorn, Coral Exploration #2, by Barb Arne, and Holly Berries, by Joan Kaufman.

Vortex Aurora Coral Holly

Ski Jumper, by Bruce Nall, Azure Pleasure, by Ken Oliva, Night Vision, by Michele Sires-Delorean, and Fractured, by Vicki Sullivan.

Ski Azure Night Fractured

KCAG Congratulations!

Juror Candice Pulliam selected "Exuberance No. 6" (a fractured cymbal that looks like a Japanese fan) by Steve Begej for exhibition in the 13th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo running from November 17 to January 5. The opening reception was November 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street in Lone Tree.

Juror Candice Pulliam selected work by Sheila Littlehorn for exhibition in the 13th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo running from November 17 to January 5. The opening reception was November 22 from 4:30 to 6:30 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street in Lone Tree.

Juror Tom Lundberg also selected Sheila's work for exhibition in Littleton's 49th Annual Own An Original Arts Exhibition running from November 21, 2014, to January 11, 2015. The opening reception for the exhibit was held November 20, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7pm at the Littleton Museum, 6028 S. Gallup Street in Littleton.

The Ken-Caryl Art Guild is a non-profit organization committed to the education and development of artists of all levels, and the support of the arts in Ken-Caryl Ranch and surrounding communities.