Third Annual Salon d' Arts Attracts Fine Art Masters Of Our Time To Colorado
Fine Art Exhibition and Sale of Over 40 Renowned Artists
to Benefit Colorado Ballet and The Webb-Waring Institute for Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research
DENVER (January 2, 2004) - The Third Annual Salon d' Arts, a fine art exhibition and sale, has returned this year by popular demand. The event strengthens Colorado's presence as an international cultural destination by providing an influential and accessible fine art exhibition. The event also provides opportunity for purchasing fine art and serves as a vehicle for funding the arts and sciences. The exhibition was designed in the tradition of the great European art salons of the late nineteenth century and serves as a public forum for fine art produced by artists from all over the world. The exhibition, showcasing over of the world's most notable representational artists, is free to the public from June 10 through June 30, 2004 at the Colorado History Museum, Denver.
The addition in 2004 of Webb-Waring Institute for Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research as a co-beneficiary is a strong match for Salon d' Arts. John E. Repine, M.D, Director, states "At their best, art and science are closely linked by their common footing in creativity--- an innovative spirit and enthusiasm that improves our quality of life. The partnership between Salon d' Arts and the Webb-Waring Institute reflects this natural alliance."
The Salon d' Arts Gala and art sale, the primary fundraising vehicle, is held the evening of June 26, 2004 with limited tickets available. The VIP dinner for Sponsors and Patrons will be held at Palettes Restaurant at the Denver Art Museum preceding the Exhibition Gala Exhibition & Sale at the neighboring Colorado History Museum. Regular tickets to the Gala are $135, Patron tickets including VIP events are $500, and can be purchased by calling (303) 494-0180. Attendees will be able to purchase art for a fixed, fair market value price ranging from $500 up to $50,000, via a lottery system. There will be over $1 million of fine art available for purchase.
Participating Artist Quang Ho emphasizes, "An important distinction about Salon d' Arts as an exhibition is the selection process. Salon's founder, Natalie Rekstad-Lynn, with the help of several renowned visual artists, chooses participating artists based solely upon artistic merit. This is an anomaly for most national shows since fundraising is generally the first priority, not artistic integrity, and other selection committees are generally made up of non-artists." He adds, "Salon's reputation as being one of the best, if not the best, invitational show in the country is widely known among the best artists in the nation, and is evidenced by the number of artists clamoring to be accepted into the show."
Demonstrations, Seminars, and Panel Discussions presented by the artists were a resounding success during Salon's previous years and will again be available at no charge for attendees. This is a unique opportunity for visitors to hear firsthand the artists' vision, inspiration, and struggles. Artist seminars and demonstrations will be held on June 26 and June 27, 2004 at the Colorado History Museum and will include:
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Salon artists are chosen based on long-term artistic significance and merit. The majority of artists are held in museum collections across the U.S., including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, National Portrait Gallery, Denver Art Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. The grouping of artists offers a vast array of representational fine art from figurative and portraits, landscapes, still lifes and sculpture. Participating artists include:
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"Salon d' Arts exemplifies the small business in Colorado that is both dedicated and effective in promoting arts partnerships with big business, while engaging the public in the fruits of those partnerships," states John Hickenlooper, Mayor, City and County of Denver. "Salon artists fly in from all over the U.S., spotlighting Colorado as an important cultural destination in the national arts press."
Salon d' Arts
Salon d' Arts was established in 2001 by Natalie Rekstad-Lynn. Its goals are to promote artistic integrity and education via fine visual and performing arts; to continuously enhance the community's economic and cultural development through funding to support arts and sciences; and to strengthen Colorado's presence as an international cultural destination. For more information, contact Natalie Rekstad-Lynn at (303) 494-0180 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit the Salon d' Arts web site at www.salon-d-arts.org.
Nationally recognized as one of the United States five foremost regional ballet companies, Colorado Ballet comprises 36 professional dancers and 15 apprentices. Founded 43 years ago, its Academy provides the highest caliber dance instruction. The education and outreach programs funded by Salon d' Arts serves more than 22,000 people, including giving under-served children the opportunity to take quality ballet
The Webb-Waring Institute for Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research
Founded in 1924, The Webb-Waring Institute for Cancer, Aging and Antioxidant Research is a Denver based not-for profit biomedical research center focused on understanding the cellular imbalances that lead to multiple diseases and aging. The Institute's team of scientists and students are investigating Cancer; Autoimmune diseases; AIDS; lung abnormalities such as the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and emphysema; age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the leading cause of blindness in the elderly; diabetes, and other vascular disorders. The Institute's fundamental approach is to discover new knowledge that will lead to preventing the disability, expense and heartache associated with the world's most pressing health problems.