During July, Millar Kelley, owner/artist of TAB Fine Arts in Tabernash, is donating 10 percent of gallery proceeds to benefit Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates).
The idea is the brainchild of Kelley and her artist friend, Shanna Ganne, an oil painter who also sells her art in the gallery. Art in the gallery ranges from traditional water and oil painting to blown glass and Grand County photographic images by local artist Andrew Lussie.
Kelley also met Boulder artist Chris Huong at Naropa University and sells his colored pencil on wood art.
An upcoming exhibit is Bud Young and Trent Miller: Outsider Art Revealed.
"Outsider art" is a term for work created by untrained artists. Miller's oil paintings and ink drawings "teeter and vibrate with abstract expression, eliciting imagery of futuristic dwellings, fancy bird cages, or as the title suggests, simple lines and windows of light healing energy," said Kelley.
Bud Young builds artistic bird houses and whilrly gigs. He creates unique art combining re-purposed materials and a creative vision for the past 50 years. Always resourceful, Young has created all his toys, games, widgets, and art with the materials around him. Young lives in Grand County with his wife of 60 years who continues to nurture his inspiration and creativity.
The bird house group of work consists of buildings that are either a part of his life or historical buildings of Colorado. He has also taken commissions for different residential and commercial installations after meeting with clients to receive a feeling of their story that they would like to be told.
"I doubt if he has ever been in a gallery, I mean really," said Bud's son Barry Young. To schedule a meeting with Young call 305-335-2309
Upcoming this fall at the gallery, look for the new "Vintage" ski poster from Tab artists. They will be making a modern version of the '30s classic ski posters.
"Posters are more affordable and some can be framed." Kelley said. "These are great low-cost options for home decorating."
Other decorative art sold in the gallery includes air plants, or Tillansia originally from the rain forests. These live plant sculptures are created by Wendy Andringa. The plants just need a light water spray each day and are great for decoration and indoor gardening.
"It's a growing trend for landscape architecture," Kelley said.