Fine Art Bio

AnnetteColemanArtist

Annette Coleman

Artist BiographyBorn in Denver and raised in Littleton Annette still lives, works and produces art in Colorado.

Affiliations with The Colorado Women’s Caucus for Art and Core New Art Space, a Denver Artists’ Coop has helped build and shape Annette’s fine art career. While working full time as an advertising specialist Annette has developed a strong style and unique imagery in her fine art.

Annette is virtually fearless and incredibly resourceful when it comes to new creative challenges. She’s been known to work around the clock to master new software, raid her closet for just the right item for a photo shoot, or take the lead finding new and exciting venues for showing her work. Annette is Creative Communications’ founder and creative director overseeing art direction and design. After attending Colorado State University and the Colorado Institute of Art, she embarked on a design career that has included positions at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, the Colorado Historical Society, and a number of Colorado’s leading advertising agencies. She formed her communications company in 1993.

With over 130 individual and group exhibits to her credit Annette knows how to organize and put on art shows.

Artist Volunteer & Business Highlights

  • NoBo Art District, Boulder Colorado, Leader of the Pack, 2009-2015
  • NCAR Community Art Juror 2008 & 2009
  • Boulder County Arts Alliance, Marketing Committee 2007-2008
  • President of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado 2006
  • Past CoDirector of Core New Art Space 1997-1999 & 2001-2004, currently member at-large
  • Past CoDirector of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado 2002-2004
  • Exhibit Chair, Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado 2002-2005
  • Director of the Women’s Caucus for Art, Colorado 2002-2004
  • Contributor to The Aids Auction amongst other many fundraisers
  • Launch of 8888ArtLook audio tours for artists, galleries and tours 2010
  • Art Workshop Speaker/Teacher at the Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder 2012-ongoing

I love creating timeless mosaics using tiles or stained glass that are shaped, fired, carved and placed in colored grout. Public installations with mosaics can take shape as murals, sculpture or functional seating areas. I make sure that the materials used last a lifetime with only a wash of water based sealant yearly to protect the grout from freeze thaw cycles. Think Pompeii abstracted, with the vivid colors of today, durable, timeless and joyful.

I embrace commissioned work, combining different views and engaging communities. In addition to working as a public artist I have a background in working as a commercial exhibit designer, theatrical set designer, advertising pro and scenic artist. I have designed and produced public art on schedule to exacting standards. I work well with community members and understand budgets, blueprints and most importantly listen. Let’s have fun working together to create the best public artwork for your community.

Key exhibitions: commissions & public art installations working with public art committees & staff

  • 2019 40 West Arts Gallery, Altitudes, Colorado Mosaic Artists Exhibit, Lakewood, CO
  • 2019 Art2C on Havana, Community Sculpture Loan Program, Two Placements, Aurora, CO $2,000
  • 2019 Douglas County Art Encounters, Community Sculpture Loan Program, Roxborough, CO $800
  • 2019 Art On The Street, Community Sculpture Loan Program, Two Placements, Old Town Lafayette, CO $1,600
  • 2019 ArtSpeak, Art & Poetry collaborations, curatorial direction for 20 visual artists & poets, Boulder Arts Week, CO • 2019 FooLPRoof Gallery, PULCHRITUDINOUS Exhibition, RINO Art District, Denver
  • 2019 Westwood Park Public Art Project, semi-finalist, Denver Arts & Venues, Public Art Program $55,000
  • 2019 Core Gallery, Women’s Caucus for Art Exhibition, Resolutions, Art District on Santa Fe, Denver
  • 2018 FooLPRoof Gallery, COLDPLAY Exhibition, RINO Art District, Denver
  • 2018 Lousiville Texas Public Art Installation, semi-finalist, Main and Mill Public corridor $60,000
  • 2018 FooLPRoof Gallery, SPELLBOUND Exhibition, RINO Art District, Denver
  • 2018 Colorado Mesa University, Mosaic Leaf Installation, Lobby, Grand Junction, CO $8,000
  • 2018 FooLPRoof Gallery, Inaugural Opening Exhibition, RINO Art District, Denver
  • 2018 Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, Public Art Interior,semi-finalist, Commerce City, CO $68,000
  • 2018 NoBo Art District, Flight, Curated Group Show, Ace Storage, Boulder Arts Week Feature
  • 2018 Parker Art Encounters, Mosaic Sculpture, Tide Pool, CO Temporary Installation $6,0000
  • 2018 ArtSpeak, Art & Poetry collaborations, curatorial direction for 19 visual artists & poets, Boulder CO
  • 2018 Broomfield Health & Human Services Building, Main Lobby, Moved 2016 Mosaic Installation $3,400.00
  • 2018, Earth, Air, Fire, Water Colorado Mosaic Artists Exhibition, Loveland Museum, Loveland CO
  • 2018 Lone Tree Public Library, Mosaic Sculpture, Fire Dance, Lone Tree CO Temporary Installation $6,0000
  • 2017 Broomfield Public Library Lobby, Company of Trees, Mosaic Art Installation, Broomfield CO $8,000.00
  • 2017 Lakewood Civic Building, Mosaics, Honoring Inspiring Individuals, Lakewood CO $5000.00
  • 2017 Spirit Guides, Three-person exhibit & ArtTalk, Naropa University, Boulder CO
  • 2017 ArtSpeak, Art & Poetry collaborations, curatorial direction for 11 visual artists & poets, Boulder CO
  • 2017 Sutherland Shire Park Bollards, Mosaics and handmade tiles, Lakewood CO $1,500.00
  • 2017 Woman’s Caucus for Art, Grit & Glam Group Show, Core New Art Space, Denver CO
  • 2017 Woman’s Caucus for Art, Women Yes! Annual show, Bemis Public Library, Littleton CO
  • 2016 A History of the Visual Arts in Boulder, Invitational, Chromatic Heat Changing Canvas, Boulder, CO
  • 2016 MishMash, ArtParts Reuse Center, Invitational, Boulder, CO
  • 2016 Broomfield Health & Human Services, Family Services 3rdFloor Lobby, Mosaic Installation $10,000.00
  • 2016 The Dairy Center, SEED: Disperse, Invitational Installation, Mosaics, Boulder, CO
  • 2016 Jacque Cousteau Meets Dr. Seuss, Mosaic Mural, Arts Alliance, Lucky’s Courtyard, Boulder CO $3,500.00
  • 2016 Ace Community Gallery, ArtSpeak Solo Exhibition, Boulder CO
  • 2016 NoBo Art District 2016 Group show, Boulder CO
  • 2016 Boettcher Milestones, Conference Room Installation Commission, Denver CO $2,400.00
  • 2016 Invitational Tree Installation, Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery, Jan/April, Boulder, CO $6,000.00
  • 2015/16 Intercambio, Lobby Installation, Longmont, CO
  • 2015 Lakewood Public Art Commission, Ute Community Garden, Mosaic Bench, Lakewood, CO $1,500.00
  • 2015 West Flanders Brew Pub,curated by the Dairy Center, Boulder, CO
  • 2015 Sixth year of 10 Monthly 1st Fridays, NoBo Night Out, NoBo Art District, home gallery Boulder, CO
  • 2015 Craig Hospital Art Collection, Collage Commission, Englewood, CO $ 2,000.00
  • 2015 Lucky’s Café, Solo Show in NoBo, Boulder, CO
  • 2014 Fifth year of 10 Monthly 1st Fridays, NoBo Night Out, NoBo Art District, home gallery Boulder, CO
  • 2014 EFFA lobby show, Boulder, CO
  • 2013 Celebrating over 125+ Radio Shows on Art for Artists, BlogTalkRadio.com/annette-coleman
    • 2013 Forth year of 10 Monthly 1st Fridays, NoBo Night Out, NoBo Art District, home gallery Boulder, CO
    • 2012 Winds of Change, Featured Artist, First Congregational Church, Boulder, CO
    • 2012 Invitational show at the Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery, Nov/Dec, Boulder, CO
    • 2011 Objects of Inspiration, Art Roots Group Show, Firehouse Art Show, Longmont, CO
    • 2011 Boulder Solstice Art Show, Canyon Gallery, Boulder, CO
    • 2011 The Dairy Center for the Arts, Group Show featuring Recycled Art, Boulder, CO
    • 2011 Featured July Artist, Artwork Network Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2011 Juror for Broomfield’s Recycle Show, Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield, CO
    • 2011 Featured July Artist, NoBo Art District, Boulder, CO
    • 2011 Year Anniversary of 8888ArtLook, Service for adding Audio to Art Exhibitions, 8888ArtLook.com
    • 2011 Solo Show, Arkansas Valley Art Center, Colorado Mountain College, Buena Vista, CO
    • 2011 Happa Sushi Grill, Solo Show, in two locations, Denver & Boulder, CO
    • 2011 MMMMM Boulder, Nomad Theatre, All Things Boulder, Solo Show, Boulder, CO
    • 2011 PechaKucha Slide Show Share, Longmont, CO
    • 2010 Old Firehouse Art Center, Lost & Found Group Show, Longmont, CO
    • 2010 Longmont Studio Tour, Longmont, CO
    • 2010 Children’s Hospital, Fish Bowl Collage Installation, Denver, CO$600.00
  • 2010 Open Arts, Whimsy Group Show, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 Boulder Public Library Resurrections, a recycled trash show, Boulder, CO
    • 2010 Boulder Arts Association, guest speaker, Art Trading Cards, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 December member show, Art Network Gallery, Denver, CO
    • 2009 Nexus, Colorado’s Holistic Journal, Feature artist: How to Sleep Deeply, Colorado News Stands
    • 2009 History Art Piece Commission for Lobby, 1900 Wazee Building, Denver, CO $2,000.00
    • 2009 The West – Old, New, Wild, True, Chautauqua Community House, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 Boulder Public Library Invitational, Solstice Arts, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 University of Colorado, RE:Art, Recycled Art Show, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 26th Annual, All Colorado Art Show, Realism and abstraction, Greenwood Village, CO
    • 2009 Logan’s Espresso Cafe, North Boulder Artists Show, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 Boulder Open Studio Tour & Show, Canyon Gallery, Boulder Library, Boulder, CO
    • 2009 Juried Boulder Open Studio Artists Group Show, Kingdom Wright Corporate Offices, Boulder CO
    • 2008 Boulder Public Library Invitational, Solstice Arts, Boulder, CO
    • 2008 Jean Smith’s retrospective, 25 years at Core New Art Space Invitational, Denver, CO
    • 2008 KGNU Boulder Public Radio featured artist for April/May
    • 2008 Served on the Art Advisory Committee Jury for NCAR 2009 gallery shows
    • 2007 St. John’s Episcopal Church, Juried show: Metaphors of Transformation, 3 Artists, Boulder, CO
    • 2007 Durango Arts Center, Reverie, Juried four artists show, Durango, CO
    • 2007 Kitchen Goddess, Juried show, Lakewood Cultural Center Lakewood, CO
    • 2006 High Heels In Wet Pavement, Impressions of Second Generation Feminists, Steamboat, CO
    • 2006 3 Front Range Artists, Arkansas Valley Art Center, Colorado Mountain College, Buena Vista, CO
    • 2006 McGrath & Braun Art Consultants commissioned work for Townsend and Townsend and Crew$3,000.00
    • 2006 The Dairy Center, Reverie, A journey into the dreamstate, Boulder, CO
    • 2006 Littleton Arts Alliance, 2006-Fellowship Award and show, Depot Art Gallery, Littleton, CO
    • 2005 Atmospheric Research Center, Gallery 1, Boulder, CO
    • 2005 Bemis Library, First Place Award Show, Arts Alliance Littleton, Littleton, CO
    • 2005 McGrath & Braun Art Consultants commissioned work for Townsend and Townsend and Crew$5,000.00
    • 2005 All Colorado Art Show, Greenwood Village, CO, FIRST PLACE AWARD
    • 2005 LAA, Kaleidoscope, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO, FIRST PLACE AWARD
    • 2005 Print Portfolio Exhibition, Open Press Ltd, Denver, CO
    • 2005 Jack & Jill An Exploration of Relationships Among the Sexes, Air Force Academy, CO Springs, CO
    • 2005 Art & Science Show, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
    • 2004 The Veil, Colorado State University, Women’s Caucus for Art Group Show, Fort Collins, CO
    • 2004 Maternal Legends II Collaborative Installation & individual work, Dairy Center, Boulder, CO
    • 1988 One Woman Invitational Show, Business of Art, Fine Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO
    • 1988 Loveland Museum and Gallery, Colorado Artists Biennial Exhibit, Loveland, CO
    • 1988 20th Dulin National Works on Paper Competition, East Tennessee’s Official Art Center
    • 1988 North American Print Exhibition, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
    • 1987 Contemporary Southwest Exhibition, Postsdam College, State University, NY
    • 1987 Art West Open Competition, Jackson Hole Art Association, Jackson Hole, WY
    • 1987 Certificate of Excellence in Printmaking, Metro Art USA, Scarsdale, NY
    • 1987 Honorable Mention, 26th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

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