Francine Campone

My work explores connection, reconnection and the ways that
experiences alter the material of our lives.  My grandfather was a
master tailor who immigrated in the early 20 th from his home in
southern Italy to New York City.  He met and married my
grandmother, a seamstress, and set up a home filled with
scissors, thread, fabric and sewing machines.  Thus, I owe my existence to stitching and I have thread in my DNA.
My interest in working with fiber is driven by this history and by an acknowledgement that fiber is a most intimate and accessible material.  Thousands of times each day, we touch and are touched by plant and animal fibers: bedsheets and pillowcases, hand towels, socks, underwear, sweaters, baskets, jeans, curtains, magazines, seat cushions, envelopes- the list is endless. Each wearing, touch and rub leaves a trace and the material is altered in some subtle way.
I use a variety of textile processes to explore these traces and to remake discards, remnants and recycled items into something new.  I consider my work a form of reincarnation; nothing is wasted, nothing disappears.
These works are an invitation to renew awareness of the fiber of our lives– the colors, textures, connections, loose ends, what is unravelled, what needs mending– and to consider how experiences form and re-form life into a whole cloth.

Susan Dillon

Fiber & mixed media artist Susan Dillon combines fabric, fibers, stitch and found objects into 2d & 3d pieces, as well as wearable art, examining the connection and interaction between emotion and the physical world.  It is the tactile nature of fiber that first drew Susan to the medium, and it allows her the “hands on” exploration she needs to create her pieces.  Most pieces start with a simple detail or even a phrase, then through manipulation of the materials, Susan allows the piece to evolve on its own.  Often the final piece is a surprise, even to Susan.
Susan’s work his been displayed and is collected nationally & internationally, and she has her studio at GRACe in Denver.
You can visit Susan in her studio by appointment.

Heidi West

Heidi West is a fourth generation native to Colorado. Her small-scale abstracted landscapes in oil, dominated by rich texture and vivid color, are drawn from memories and the emotional and visual impressions imprinted upon her as a result of her geographic heritage. Heidi is interested in the interplay between the external environment and an the internal emotional experience and seeks to use the sense of movement through space as a mirror for the way we might move through an inner emotional landscape over time.

Junegrass Florals & Photography

Hi! My name is Savanna, I am the owner of Junegrass, a multifaceted
brand that aims to provide creative services in a more efficient and
thoughtful way. Creating a creative space for all things floral design
and photography. I am an artist, florist and photographer, offering
floral services such as floral styling for fellow
artists/photographers, unique wedding designs for couples and
capturing life’s moments through film photography. I work in several
artistic mediums, collage, floral design, film photography and dabble
with alternative photographic processes such as cyanotypes.

Ketty G. Devieux

My journey as an artist birthed out of a vision, while daydreaming in an afternoon
of self questioning in my law office. Disillusioned and feeling hopeless, I
envisioned myself transported in a peaceful hideout amid brushes and paints,
letting the creative “me” flow freely. What was at the time just a dream, where I
would often retreat in order to escape the arid and soul-less nature of the legal
world, became reality twenty years ago after leaving my homeland, Haiti, and
making a complete transition from an attorney to an artist. I then devoted myself
to this lifelong passion, engaging in Fine Arts academic pursuit, with diverse art
scenes (in Latin America/ Rio de Janeiro, Asia / Hong Kong, the United States,
Washington DC-/Denver) and diverse mediums (canvas, paper, textile).
The pursuit of art developed as a spiritual journey. It led to the “regenerative
process” that was to transform my whole being, uncover my unique potential as
an artist, and take me to unsuspected experiments and discoveries. The process
still goes on with its quests, doubts, frustrations, but always pulsating and
radiating in the fullness of life.
My latest collection called “Dissonances” is made of abstract paintings on
unprimed cotton, canvas and watercolor paper. Dissonances in art describe the
tension that arises from the arrangement of discordant elements. In music It
means things are not in harmony. In psychology, it refers to the feeling of unease
that occurs when someone evaluates an emotional experience as a threat to his
or her identity. “It is hypothesized that unresolved dissonance relating to a
violation of one’s symbolic source of self esteem and meaning (i.e. one’s belief
system) represents a traumatic experience that can produce significant
psychological distress”.1 Dissonance is what I experienced while working on this
collection and its many disparate elements. To counter that dissonance, I felt the
need to make extensive use of lines. Lines act as anchors to connect what is
disconnected, dislocated, disassociated.

Edgar Dumas

The Humble Monkeys Studio

I like to feel the paint- to experience its consistency, the brushstrokes, the texture and their effects on the vivid colors I use.  My subject matter is both personal and true to the way I live my life- both familiar and intimate.


Jonathan Garbett

Hello, I am Jonji, an artist and graphic designer living in Denver, CO. I love clouds, coffee, and gradients. Most of my work is digital, but I have been painting more frequently. I graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor’s in Graphic Design. Shortly after, I moved to Denver and got a studio at GRACe. This was my first step to supporting myself with my passion and I will never look back!

The Studio on Paradox Lane

The Studio on Paradox Lane features the fine art and other creative adventures of Erika LZ Delzell.
A contemporary artist working in Denver, she predominately works in oil paint on found objects to combine contemplative practice and social activism with and a deep seated love of color and paint to create timeless visual explorations of the human experience. The results are delicately intuitive works showcasing the power of often forgotten glimpses of reality as they were meant to be seen.
Erika holds a BFA in painting, and studio arts photography & ceramics from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Art Therapy from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Please e-mail with commission requests or to schedule a studio visit.


EcoJarz is a small Denver-based company focused on challenging the concept of throw-away culture. We create the highest quality mason jar accessories that are guaranteed for life! The original concept is so simple and irresistible: take an already perfect glass canning jar and add a stainless steel lid to convert it into a reusable to-go mug that can be used over and over again.  Our products are manufactured responsibly with sustainable, non-toxic materials and shipped with minimal, plastic-free packaging that is 100% recyclable. All of our products are designed to simplify your life, be multi-functional, and to reduce wasteful consumption.  We truly believe that you can do good work while treating the planet well!

Alexandra Messimer

“Alix is a Denver based sculptor with a focus mainly in figurative works. Originally from Michigan, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007.

Her subject matter focuses on anatomy, movement, and a touch of the grotesque. A lover of creature/character design and classical sculpture, her work celebrates the beauty and complexity of the human form. The play on exaggerated physical features in her sculpture is often a nod to the idea of the evolution of skeletal structures throughout time, as well as a touch of the fantastical. Using primarily oil and water based clays, her work has more recently begun exploring other materials such and paper mache, wood, plaster, and metals to feature both human and animal forms.

Alix is currently a freelance artist in Denver, CO, sculpting for special effects studios and specialty exhibitions. She teaches Sculpture and Form with Flux Studio and Gallery in Denver, and shows in galleries throughout Colorado’s Front Range.”

Katie Funk

My name is Katie Funk and I am a printmaker, illustrator and a high school art teacher based in Denver. Being a teacher, I am always looking to learn new ways of making art so I tend to dabble in multiple media, techniques and styles. My inspirations come from everywhere; my students, the outdoors, goats, my dogs, and living with mental illness. My art tends to be in two polar opposite categories; childlike and lighthearted or realistic and emotional. Despite the categories, I enjoy working with line, symmetry and bright colors.

Steve Sells Studio

Sarah Nix is a visual artist and poet living in Denver. She received a BFA in 2006 from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis. She has recently exhibited work at Core New Art Space and the Lone Tree Art Center. Her poetry has appeared in CALYX Journal, Rust + Moth, DIALOGIST, and others.

Lara Buelow

Lara Buelow is a primary a mixed media draw-er and muralist. Born in Germany and raised in the Bay Area, Lara creates at home and abroad. Her wanderlust has led to a love of sketchbooks and collage, incorporating bits and pieces of her surroundings into her work. Lara is always seeking to build bridges between the dualities in life. She has embraced the big city of NYC and smaller communities in Washington and New Mexico. Lara’s life in Denver is now focused on raising two little kiddos, maintaining her career coaching and mural businesses, and squeezing in fun creative moments when she can.

Lilian Schaffer

Awareness of the self in the context of the human condition is naturally reflected through the act of painting, and can be channeled into a sublime experience within a subset of the infinite.  Breaking free from the constraints of hyperrealistic perfectionism in order to savor the experience of paint is ideal in order to give the conscious a rest, yielding large-scale controlled-chaotic intuitive painting regulated by visual analysis and academic knowledge.

John Kline

John Kline is an artist and educator based in Denver, Colorado. He holds a BFA from the University of
Missouri-Columbia with an emphasis on painting and drawing. He worked as a full-time artist in Chicago
for six years, before moving back to Kansas City to study Art Education at the University of Missouri-
Kansas City. He taught elementary art for three years. Currently, he is working full-time as an artist.

“My current work focuses on depictions of past memories and moments of love, heartbreak, death,
abandonment, loneliness, joy and disappointments. Other works depict personal fantasies or desires. In
most of the work, I use linear lines influenced by comic illustration as a way to simply express my
recollections and feelings about past memories.
Making these images is a process to understand how the events had on my life and as a way to recover
from feelings of guilt, anxiety and depression.”