February Notes from Kristen

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,” wrote Alfred Lord Tennyson.

New beginnings are rich with the light of hope, faith, and fresh potential.

For me, February signals a time of renewed grace and the promise of a year filled with creativity and joy, so I’m writing to announce a very great joy–a once in a lifetime Fine Art show I’m curating in Denver, CO, September 24 through October 1, 2016! Please mark your calendars and save the dates for:

RICHARD SCHMID: A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION: Co-hosted by my gallery West Wind Fine Art and Gallery 1261.The wonderful venue is located at 1261 Delaware Street, Denver, CO 80203, located in the heart of Denver’s arts district.

OPENING & ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Open to the public:  Saturday, September 24th  6- 9 pm. In addition to many masterworks from private collections (not for sale), we will also receive at least four new paintings by Richard Schmid available for purchase. Richard Schmid is busy creating new works in his studio now!

FUNDRAISING EVENT TO HONOR NATURE & CELEBRATE RICHARD SCHMID’s FINE ART CAREER: Saturday: Sept. 24th from noon 4:30 pm. Venue: Colorado History Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. My aim is to honor Richard Schmid and Nature so I am also hosting a Fundraising event to help sustain Nature’s untouched beauty in Rocky Mountain National Park. Please save Sept. 24th from noon 4:30pm. I’m a member of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy so my intent is to assist this great non-profit in preserving additional parcels of land within the park’s boundaries.

 In 1998 Richard Schmid won $100,000 Arts for The Parks Competition for his painting, “Rocky Mountain Stream, Rocky Mountain National Park.” So, I had the thought to ask Richard to produce a limited edition signed print with sales proceeds benefitting the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s ongoing efforts to acquire and preserve land within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Therefore I rented the Colorado History Center. Its a rare opportunity to join together to show our gratitude to Richard Schmid and for Nature’s beauty.  The event features a panel discussion by leading American artists, Quang Ho, Kathy Anderson, Scott Burdick, Daniel J. Keys and Judy Stach. The topic will be: How Richard Schmid has influenced and inspired my art and the importance of painting Nature directly from life.

Our schedule also includes, a delicious luncheon, a short presentation by Charles Money, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy, a Digital presentation of Richard Schmid’s paintings of Colorado, an awards ceremony celebrating Richard’s contributions to non-profits in the State of Colorado, as well as a few surprises yet to be announced!

The Colorado Room seats 250 people. For details and to purchase tickets on a first come first serve basis, please visit the www.WestWindFineArt.com Shopping cart. The Colorado History Center is located at 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203. Tickets are $72 per person–a portion of the ticket price will be donated to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy after expenses.

I’m in the process of acquiring many of Richard Schmid’s masterworks so graciously being loaned by Collectors nation wide. And we are also trying to locate the original painting of Rocky Mountain Stream. We have not been successful yet, but we will keep trying and will showcase a copy of the original print.

I assure you this grand Retrospective Exhibition is one you will always treasure, because many of Richard’s original paintings and drawings in private collections have not been seen by the public in years.

Our colleagues and friends at Gallery 1261 and I look forward to seeing you Sept. 24 thru October 1, 2016 for these historic, inspiring, and unforgettable events! More details to come….

All my best,


www.WestWindFineArt.com   | Kristen@WestWindFineArt.com | 508-566-9463

www.gallery1261.com  |  info@gallery1261.com    |    303-571-1261

www.RMConservancy.org  |  970-586-0108

For more info. on the Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Capital Campaign go over to:


Arpeggios-Oil- 15x22-©Richard Schmid 2011 72 dpi

“Arpeggios” oil 15″ x 22″ ©Richard Schmid 2011. Private Collection.

Richard Schmid retains all rights to his paintings worldwide.

“Arpeggios” will be on loan at the Exhibition from Sept. 24-October 1, 2016.