Plan a Visit to the Tointon Gallery
As the only city-run gallery in Greeley, the Tointon Gallery provides community members with opportunities to experience the visual arts; enjoyment and education from thought provoking discussion; and an enhanced quality of life as the result of its contributions to the city's thriving arts community.
The gallery features up to 12 different exhibits each year -- with opportunities to meet and ask questions of the artists -- and participates in the monthly, city-wide First Friday Art Event.
- Location: 651 10th Ave
- Phone: (970) 350-9450
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Open during most UCCC performances
Sarah Nguyen: Shifting the Sun
December 15 – January 12
Sarah Nguyen is a mixed media artist, working primarily with paper. Storytelling is central to her hand-cut fiber panels and paintings. The intricate compositions found in her work tie to landscapes and are based on and feature symbolic motifs—flora, fauna, and an ever-changing moon—to elicit childhood memories of myths, fables, and folklore. Nguyen uses a balance of abstract and representational forms to sever the connection between shape and meaning, connecting the viewer to the gesture of the brush or cut of the knife, so that s/he becomes complicit in the art. Myths, reverence and refinement of nature, and observance of daily life, are the concepts behind her work.
Louise Cutler: We Are Still Watching
January 19 – February 23
Louise Cutler is an award-winning Fort Collins-based artist, poet, teacher, and the founder of the Beauty of Blackness Fine Art Show in Fort Collins. Her works include paintings, gilding, and sculptures.
"'We Are Still Watching' makes us look at our past through the eyes of those who have gone before – Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X, Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks, among others, who had their faith to guide, strengthen, and direct them," Cutler says. "They held onto the hope that things would get better for their children and future generations of Blacks. This exhibit is not just for people of the African diaspora but also for all who have fought and are still fighting against injustice and freedom."
"We Are Still Watching" invites us to reflect on our past, examine our history and change the world around us. It reminds us that we have hope in something greater than ourselves. Last Day of Exhibit: February 23, 2024.
Weld County School District 6 High School Artists Exhibition
March 1 – March 15
Artists’ Reception: March 1, 5-7 p.m.
This annual student art exhibition is part of the Greeley Arts Walk, celebrating Youth Art Month. It features all of the high school artists from Weld County School District 6 schools in one place. The Tointon Gallery will feature the work of these emerging artists and future creatives as they explore art-making and self-expression through drawing, painting, digital design, photography, mixed media compositions, and sculptural forms. Come see for yourself why this is one of our most popular exhibits.
March 22 – April 26
March is the Month of Printmaking (Mo’Print) and this biennial event celebrates the art of making original, hand crafted prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness in the Denver metropolitan area, across the front range region, and throughout Colorado. Come learn about the major printmaking processes and enjoy the artwork of Colorado artists who work with themes of changing landscapes.
In recent years the landscape of the West has radically changed due to drought, fire, population increases, traffic increases, and many other factors due to human expansion. This year’s exhibit explores these themes through the work of artists Theresa Haberkorn, Jennifer Ghormley, Johanna Mueller, Ashley Nason and Melanie Yazzie. Learn more at Mo’Print.org.
May 3 – June 7
With encaustic as her primary medium, Anne Feller’s work is an examination of memory, seeking to explore questions of what we remember, how we remember, and why we remember what we remember. Each piece is a recreation of an intimate yet fleeting moment in time often capturing figures in simple everyday activities. The act of remembering and the involuntary manifestation of forgetting appear side by side in her work, with each piece balancing both the desire to preserve the memory in its entirety while simultaneously revealing the unreliability of the memory itself. This is reflective of Feller’s own concerns of memory, time and ultimately the mortality of the people, the moment and the memory depicted.
Greeley Art Association Golden Gallery: Creative Collective
June 14 – July 19
For 55 years the Greeley Art Association has promoted art from a diverse group of regional artists in a variety of media. Over 70 artists are members of the GAA and the group is diverse in age, art mediums and ideology. This exhibit challenges and expands the concept of what art can be or what art is, and features the work of Delilah Fiechter, Alan Adler, Rose Green, Ed Hansen, Janet McGregor and Colette Pitcher.
Greeley Arts Picnic Fine Art Exhibit
July 26 – August 30
The Arts Picnic Fine Art exhibit is the Tointon Gallery's largest community exhibit of the year and celebrates artists in our community. This five-day exhibit is held in association with Greeley’s Arts Picnic (celebrating its 45th year in 2024). Hosted in historic Lincoln Park, Arts Picnic features artists and crafters from across the country. Make plans to stop by the Gallery for this special showing of community artists.
September 6 – October 18
Carolyn Harper is a textile artist living in the Philadelphia area, and she has exhibited her work from New York to California. Her work has a strong social justice component to it as she creates images of people or groups who have been marginalized, discriminated against, or abused. Her current work features hand-embroidered batik and hand-sewn art quilts of individuals who have been impacted by mass incarceration. Using graphic representation of society’s forgotten members, she creates portraits that shout, “See ME! Look At Me!”
Dia De Los Muertos
October 25 – November 8
This fine art exhibition features a sampling of local artists who are tied to Día de Los Muertos by their heritage. Día de Los Muertos is a unique holiday, started in Mexico by overlapping beliefs of the ancient indigenous Zapotec and Aztec cultures with Colonial Christian beliefs. Present day, the holiday is a true celebration of the dead, both lively and humorous, as well as somber, as graves and altars or ofrendas are decorated to pay homage to those lost. The artists in this show have each been influenced by the traditions, colors, festivities, ceremonies, metaphors and symbols involved in this unique holiday.
November 15 – December 13
Wyoming artist Mark Paxton’s work focuses on a type of painting that may have begun with the drawings of the Renaissance and was later developed by the Dutch in the 16/17th century. “Tronies” (a 16/17th century Dutch word for “face”) are a specific type of this kind of painting and refers to faces, heads and expressions. These paintings not only reflect the world around us, but they also provide the viewer with a glimpse of what is both recognizable and strangely familiar. They are paintings of faces expressing emotions -- of anxiety and uncertainty, pride and laughter. Ordinary people have existed in all periods of time, as the most substantial part of the human condition and Paxton’s work representing humanity in brushstrokes.
December 20 – January 24, 2025
As an artist utilizing a combination of photography, collage and embroidery, Diane Bronstein explores the imbalance of nature and human-built environments. The relationship between our cityscapes and the battle for nature’s survival fascinates her, and she uses the subject of climate change to create works that offer introspection. Her work focuses on an odd nostalgia of typical street scenes, sometimes populated with people, but where nature is rapidly encroaching. Each piece has been heavily embroidered onto vintage and original black and white photos, and she adds dimension to the surface by extending the embroidery off the photo. She wants her work to have a juxtaposition of humor and dread; that feeling that something’s not quite right, but no one seems that concerned. “I’m afraid that we’re all guilty of this when it comes to how our world is trying to right itself from humanity’s damage,” she says.