“Aspen Forest- Rocky Mountain National Park” Limited edition autographed print. ©Richard Schmid 2016
I’m excited to preview Richard Schmid’s brand new print! Aspen Forest- Rocky Mountain National Park image size 12″ x 20″. The signed print will be for sale Saturday, September 24 during the luncheon/ fundraiser and panel discussion I’m hosting at History Colorado Center and later, at the Richard Schmid: A Retrospective Exhibition at Gallery 1261 in Denver, CO. The public opening is from 6:30- 9 pm.
The historic day begins at 12:00 pm in the Colorado room at the History Colorado Center 1200 Broadway, in Denver. It includes a delicious luncheon buffet, a digital presentation of Mr. Schmid’s paintings of Colorado produced by myself and Nancy Guzik.
Then representatives from The Rist Canyon All Volunteer Fire Dept., a Colorado non- profit organization, will give Mr. Schmid an award for his leadership and creation of The Richard Schmid Art Auction to help protect the lands above Ft. Collins, CO from fires. Guest speakers to be announced…
The afternoon also includes a short film on Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to acquire and preserve available lands inside the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. Charles Money, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy will give a short talk and present Richard Schmid with an award for his generous contribution- 100% of sales from the print, Aspen Forest. Each print is $85.
The afternoon ends with a panel discussion by leading artists, Quang Ho, Kathy Anderson, Scott Burdick, Daniel J. Keys and Judy Stach. Their topic will be, How Richard Schmid influenced my own art and the importance of painting Nature directly from Life!
To reserve and purchase tickets for the afternoon events, please go over to http://www.WestWindFineArt.com shopping cart. Tickets are $72 each. Ticket holder’s names will be at the registration desk, just outside the Colorado room. Since there’s a ticket counter on the shopping cart, please place your order individually for each reservation.
Then, later on that evening, please join us for the Opening Reception of Richard Schmid’s historic Retrospective Exhibition, featuring 30 oils and drawings from private collections. The reception is free and open to the public and is hosted by West Wind Fine Art, LLC and Gallery 1261, located at 1261 Delaware Street in Denver from 6:30–9:00 pm.
As curator, I’m also delighted to present 5 new exquisite oils by Richard and I’m happy to report that his painting, Begonias, will grace the cover of Southwest art magazine.
To view our two page spread in Luxe Magazine, please click on: CO47_WestWindFineArt_0713
The weekend festivities end with a book signing by Richard Schmid at Gallery 1261 from 11:00 am to 12:00 noon. Richard will be on hand to personally autograph his books, Alla Prima II and The Landscapes as well as his new limited edition print Aspen Forest.
In addition, I also want to acknowledge our wonderful sponsors. Chris Serr, Quang Ho and Dave Ethridge of Gallery 1261; Joshua Rose, Executive Editor of American Art Collector Magazine; and our dear friends and sponsors, Symi & Rosemary Jackson of Rosemary Brushes.
Plus, we’ll also showcase Space drawings that orbited the earth by our favorite
Cosmic Couple, Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik!
Nancy Guzik and Richard Schmid– Photo courtesy Daniel J. Keys
So, please mark your calendars and join us for what promises to be the most beautiful and amazing Exhibition of RICHARD SCHMID’s paintings and drawings on loan from private collections ever…
KRISTEN THIES- Curating Fine Art Collections with Integrity since 1998
For more info. and to order tickets, please go over to: WestWindFineArt.com
To view Richard Schmid new works, please email Kristen@WestWindFineArt.com
or call 508-566-9463.