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2021 YEAR IN REVIEW

What an extraordinary year we had at Denver Art Society!

Total Dollars Paid to Artists INCREASED by almost 97% from 2020

Total Volunteer Hours: 7000+

19 Members Volunteered to be on the Board of Directors in 2021

2021 CURATORS

Shelly Saville (Jan, Feb, Mar): Just Another Dimension or…4, Black History Month, Selfie to Selfie

Spencer Willoughby (Apr, May, Jun): Spring, Animals & Indigenous People, Deviation from the Norm

Andy Perry (Jul, Aug, Sept): Retro Party, Space Odyssey, Underwater Adventure

Molly Kirby (Oct, Nov, Dec): Extra Terrestrial, Holiday Shopping Price Point Section $5-50, Winter Solstice – Death/Rebirth

SUNDAYS ON SANTA FE

April, May, June, July, Aug, Sept

Organized by the Art District on Santa Fe in Spring and Summer, DAS brought live music, local art and even a lemonade stand to the streets of Santa Fe!

FEB & MARCH 2021

February:

Denver Online High School - Digital Art Show streamed from DAS FB Page:

See the show here!

March:

Incident Committee started to help members to report any needs for mediation among its members.

Denver Art Society Incident Report Form 

MAY 2021

Westword Best of 2021 

Voted on By Readers

Denver Art SocietyBest Experimental Art Space

Moosgh - Best New band

Pilot Haus (Sonny Masicampo): - Latitude – Best New Album

Denver Online High School - Digital Art Show streamed from DAS FB Page:

See the show here!

Studio Rents went from $240-270 (due to sales tax, paypal fees rent increase)

We WERE going to change the DAS commission from 20 to 25% but opted to charge sales tax at the register instead.

JUNE 2021 

Added Sales Tax

Updated the ByLaws

Avalon Art Music Dance Festival in Boulder – Rick Dallago – 20+ DAS artists

Art Opportunity at medical office with Andy Perry

First Friday on 9 News

JULY 2021

Community Outreach Committee -Avenue Angles July 17th

Education Committee

Purchased new equipment for the music counsel

AUGUST 2021

Returned to in person meetings

Molly Kirby Fashion Show – Aug 14th

DAS Show 2

Treehouse Cameras

SEPTEMBER 2021

Returned to in person meetings

Molly Kirby Fashion Show – Aug 14th

DAS Show 2

Treehouse Cameras

OCTOBER 2021

Circus So Spook – Jason Bushey + a lot of volunteers

Community Outreach Event – Dia de los Muertos – Kim G + a lot of volunteers

Studio Member Appreciation Month

Wah Gwaan Brewery sponsorship

Tried open mic 2nd and 4th Friday Community choir on Fridays

NOV & DEC 2021

November

Holiday Art Market

Free Art Drop Box

 

December

Pronoun badges

Events Team Started

New Gallery Rail System Ordered

CLASSES IN 2021

Denver Drum and Dance: Todd Dooley

Adventure Art: Linda Hart

Painting: Lisa Pardon & Dechteres

Piano: Tim Johnson & Dechteres

Bookmaking: Cat Robinson

Oil Painting: Michelle Vasquez

Painting: Mike

Make your Own holiday Gifts: Lisa and Lena

Oil Painting: Alex Hadden

Abstract Bedazzle: Molly

GRANTS AND MORE

Colorado Creates Grant - $6500

Anne Embree - $7500

Inside Murals Painted

Community Studio turned Media Room

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2021 CURATORS

Shelly Saville (Jan, Feb, Mar): Just Another Dimension or…4, Black History Month, Selfie to Selfie

Spencer Willoughby (Apr, May, Jun): Spring, Animals & Indigenous People, Deviation from the Norm

Andy Perry (Jul, Aug, Sept): Retro Party, Space Odyssey, Underwater Adventure

Molly Kirby (Oct, Nov, Dec): Extra Terrestrial, Holiday Shopping Price Point Section $5-50, Winter Solstice – Death/Rebirth

AUGUST 2021

Returned to in person meetings

Molly Kirby Fashion Show – Aug 14th

DAS Show 2

Treehouse Cameras