The Art Center of Estes Park was established in 1987 and offers an extensive collection of fine art including painting, photography, jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber, and woodworking. In addition, we present opportunities for education in the visual arts, and act as an advocate and partner for community arts development.
This was the vision of several local artists, many of whom are still participating members. We are dedicated to education and excellence in the visual arts, and is operated through artist and community volunteers, membership, sales, and donations. Our mission is to provide a facility that supports and promotes regional artists; to present opportunities for education in the visual arts, and to act as an advocate and partner for community arts development.
The Center now represents local and regional artists from across the Rocky Mountain area. We feature the high-quality artwork of 40 local Colorado artists in a broad selection of media. Whether you’re searching for a large piece of fine art or photography to enhance your home, or the perfect gift of jewelry, fiber, pottery, or a notecard for a friend, we have it.
We feature a new exhibit approximately every six weeks, opened by a public reception featuring refreshments and entertainment. We invite you to come and view these fine artists' work and to shop for additions to your home or business collections.
Jenifer Cline, an award winning sculptor for many years, has found another direction to travel in her exploration of art. She has opened her heart and her palette to working in two dimensions with oils. She is drawn to color and texture, emotions and the challenge of light.
Drawing on her experience with three dimensional works, Jenifer explores how color and light create shape and depth in a painting. Her inspiration for painting comes from a wide range of subjects including portraiture, landscapes and wildlife.
Her work resides in public and private collections nationally, and she has exhibited in numerous juried shows and won many awards.
"The depth of color and texture an artist can achieve with oils produces an excitement and a responsibility in the creative process. The challenge is to find a way for your creative vision to speak to your audience. To me, clay is a life force. As a piece begins to form under my fingers, I thrill at the emotion and individuality that emanates from the emerging sculpture."