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The Canvas 

May 1, 2012

Greetings and welcome to the 2012 Cherry Creek Arts Festival! 

2011 ccaf terry adams


I am grateful for the opportunity to have this avenue to stay in touch with you and our many other Arts  Festival patrons that support the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in so many ways.  We are busy putting together the details for 2012 and look forward to once again creating a top quality experience for everyone involved.   


One area of focus for us this year is looking for ways to allow you to BE PART OF ART! Stay tuned as that journey begins now! 



Terry Adams

President and CEO   


2012 Commemorative Poster Art    




"Smack Talk"

2012 - Painting

Chris Vance

Bondurant, IA


"Art is my diary. I document my life through art. Throughout time, art has marked place and time. My work is the expression of daily events that form ideas and transform the compositions. I don't attempt to settle the piece before paint hits the piece. I like the piece to tell me what it needs in the form of line and color. I look at composition and balance, and my feelings drive the piece on a subconscious level. Ideas are an internal ingestion. Graffiti and the works of my four children inspire me."

-Chris Vance


Chris's work is in acrylic and spray paint.


Posters will be available for purchase at the annual Poster Signing and Debut Party, FREE and open to the public! CLICK HERE for party info!  


The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) is proud to taut the confirmed slate of 236 juried artists and 8 "Emerging Artists" for its 22nd annual show. The artists were chosen in a blind-jury process from 2,000 artist applications, making the CCAF one of, if not the most, competitive art shows in the nation. 23 artists are from the state of Colorado.  


The exhibiting visual artists are the heart and soul of this festival: 100 of the 236 artists are first-time- ever CCAF exhibitors, with 101 artists returning from 2011. The remaining artists exhibited in 2010 and prior or were invited. The only artists exempt from the 2012 jury are the 12 award-winning artists and the annual commemorative poster artist from 2011.


Contributing to the extremely competitive nature of the jury and the high levels of art excellence are actual artist sales (in excess of $2.3 million for 2011) and consistently high national festival rankings. High sales are attributed to the event's setting in the heart of Denver's unique, beautiful and affluent district of Cherry Creek North, an educated art-buying audience of 350,000 annually, and a $900,000+ multi-media marketing campaign. The visual artists' success and quality are core values and measurements of accomplishment for the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.


Artistic excellence of original, handcrafted work is the sole criteria for selection of exhibitors. The Arts Festival features artists in 13 different media categories including: ceramics, digital art, drawing, fiber, glass, graphics and printmaking, jewelry, metalworks, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.  


CLICK HERE for the names, mediums and images of all 2012 exhibiting artists  


The panel of jurors was comprised of Cecily Cullen: Assistant Director and Curator at the Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State College of Denver; Dolan Geiman: mixed media artist from Chicago, IL, and also a CCAF Invited Artist who won an award for excellence in art at the 2011 event for his mixed media work; Jennifer Perlow: Gallery Owner and Executive Curator at PS:Gallery in Columbia, MO; Elaine St. Louis: Art Director and Field Editor at Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine in Denver, CO, as well as a freelance national Field Editor; Chris Vance: Painter from Bondurant, IA, and CCAF Invited Artist won an award for excellence in art at the 2011 event for his work in painting.

2012 "Commemorative Cherry" and Motto 
2012 logo and tag

2012 Gala Save the Date




In This Issue
- 2012 Poster
- 2012 Juried Artists
- 2012 Cherry Logo
- Gala Save the Date
- Official Sponsors
- Time Lapse Video!
- More Events
Quick Links

 Exhibiting Artists 


Festival Store  

 Past newsletters & merchant info 

Volunteers are the backbone of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The difference between a good volunteer program and a great one is that the volunteers have a wonderful time while they are working for the event.
A team of almost 1,000 volunteers are needed to produce the Cherry Creek Arts Festival each year. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival's mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences and support arts education in Colorado. Our volunteer team understands that mission and works towards its goals by volunteering for one of our many committees during the event.




Cast your vote for the artist you'd like to see featured in this year's Mobile Art Gallery.

2011 Rewind: VIDEO
2011 phil in the circle complete

Created by 1,000 people!

Mr. Hansen is a ground-breaking, innovative artist internationally renowned for creating public dialog with art.

 For the 2011 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, he created a collaborative piece of artwork based upon "things you wouldn't believe." This work of art was created and finished LIVE at the Arts Festival with over 1,000 responses.   






More events by CCAF


August 11, 2012

August 17, 18, 19, 2012
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2011 b  2011 d  2011 f 2011 g 2011 h


May 16: Official Sponsor Clinic
May 22: Volunteer Chair Meeting
June 5: Poster Signing Party -- Free and Open to public
June 21: Public Art Dedication
June 29: Final Production Meeting
July 3: Festival Preview Celebration
July 5: Opening Gala
July 6, 7, 8 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) 22nd Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival

August 11, 2012: Cherry Creek North Food & Wine
August 17, 18, 19, 2012: Telluride Festival of the Arts

October 1 -- December 1, 2012: 2013 VISUAL ARTIST CALL FOR ENTRIES



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