As of Now 2022

K Contemporary Art

1412 Wazee St.

Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-590-9800


February 12 – March 12, 2022

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 6 p.m.

“As of Now” showcases the evolution of K Contemporary’s innovative projects and artists. K Contemporary’s unique mission is to foster an environment that helps artists develop their ideas and produce artwork with depth and contextual significance, while creating a platform for Colorado-based artists to have national and international influence and bring engaging work from international artists to Denver. Over the past five years, the gallery has operationalized this mission, highlighting the works of artists through gallery and museum exhibitions, pop-up installations, public programming, performances, and art fairs.


K Contemporary has collaborated with large cultural institutions, nonprofits and small businesses to bring exhibits and programming to life. This includes work with the Denver Art Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Ark.), the TiA Collection (Santa Fe, N.M.), Untitled Art Miami, Building Bridges (Los Angeles, Calif.), and local organizations such as the Biennial of the Americas, Athena Project, the Governor’s Residence Preservation Fund, Red Line Contemporary Art Center and the Armory.

Art of the State 2022

Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities

6901 Wadsworth Blvd.

Arvada, CO 80003.

Phone: 720-898-7200


January 20 – March 27, 2022

Exhibition Reception : March 17, 6 – 9 pm


A free reservation is required to visit this exhibition.
Select a date and RSVP.

Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality, and depth of work from Colorado Artists.This open call open to all Colorado artists garnered 2,067 submissions by 734 artists. The jurors worked diligently to select a comprehensive overview of work that strives to capture a wide scope of art from across the state. From those entries, 149 artworks by 142 artists were selected.


Jurors:Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center ; Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver ; Collin Parson, Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Calculations : Units of Measurement

Rudolstadt, Thüringen, July 2022 and

Berlin, Germany, September 2022 



The 9th International Conference on Contemporary

Cast Iron Art Conference (ICCCIA), Berlin. 

The Western Cast Iron Art Alliance seeks visual responses incorporating Fe that depict the ways we quantify and calculate to comprehend our place in the world. Mixed media works that explore mathematics, furnace dimensions, postal fees, shipping weight, ancestry, metric, imperial, hand-span, clothing sizes, climate change, statistics, currency, interstellar/ microscopic distances…. and related matters. It seems our entire society is based on units of measurement, from the founding of science to the organization of time. The Western Cast Iron Art Alliance invites artists to apply their quantitative reasoning to visual works of art with reference to the element of iron. How does your world work? 

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Melissa Furness has been awarded a fellowship by the Jentel Artist Residency Program to take place mid-April through mid-May of 2022. 



Jentel Artist Residency

130 Lower Piney Road

Banner, Wyoming 82832 USA


Jentel is located on a working cattle ranch in the Lower Piney Creek Valley approximately 20 miles southeast of Sheridan, Wyoming. Furness will be among the award recipients focusing on their own creative projects at this working retreat for artists and writers.  A panel of arts and literary professionals review samples of art work and manuscripts before making final recommendations for residency awards, with approximately a 20% acceptance rate of those that apply. There are 6 artists/writers invited for one months periods of time. Here artists and writers experience unfettered time to allow for thoughtful reflection and meditation on the creative process in a setting that preserves the agricultural and historical integrity of the land.  


The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers a spectacularly beautiful place to peacefully work and achieve personal artistic goals in a remarkable environment.  The program residents enjoy interaction with peers and the extended community. For any artist in whatever media, protected time from the day-to-day necessities of living to examine and reflect upon work and the creative process is essential as a catalyst for artistic development. 

Upcoming Solo Exhibition

Project space exhibition at K Contemporary Art in Denver coming August 27 through October 15, 2022



K Contemporary Art

1412 Wazee St.

Denver, CO 80202 USA



Since its inception, K Contemporary has made a name for itself by recontextualizing and informing the dialogue about how we experience art. This artist-centric gallery has a focus on contemporary and conceptual art, as informed by historical context, while providing its patrons with engaging exhibitions, pop-ups, art interventions and art fairs. Through these immersive and experiential displays, K Contemporary acts as a catalyst for engaging discussion about the role of contemporary art in society.


K Contemporary’s mission is to foster  an environment that helps artists develop their ideas and produce artwork with depth and contextual significance, while creating a platform for Colorado-based artists to have national and international influence, and bring incredibly engaging work from international artists to Denver. K Contemporary aims to revolutionize the role of a contemporary gallery in the community.



Studio Visit Magazine

Work to be featured in Volumes 49 and 50.

Studio Visit Magazine / The Open Studios Press

450 Harrison Avenue #47

Boston, MA 02118 617-778-5265

Studio Visit is a series of juried artist books produced by the publishers of New American Paintings. The publication presents all two- and three- dimensional media. This includes mixed media, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. Each high quality volume of Studio Visit features approximately 150 artists, who have been selected by professional curators. The curator for these volumes is Dominic Molon, Richard Brown Baker Curator of Contemporary Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI. Studio Visit is received by 2,000 carefully selected curators and gallerists throughout the country as well as a growing subscriber base of collectors and art enthusiasts. On our new website, you can download past issues.

See All This Magazine

Work to be featured in Volume #26, Summer 2022.

See All This

Baan 25, 2012 DB Haarlem, Netherlands

FOR THE LOVE OF ART. See All This amazes you online and every season in print with groundbreaking thematic issues at the intersection of art, literature, nature and travel. See All This art magazine is your field researcher through the dazzling landscape of art. Brimming with interviews, stories and tips, the magazine brings you the latest in art, literature, nature and travel. See All This is eager to share her love for art with you, every day online, and every season on paper. See All This is an independent Dutch art magazine powered by 45 museums in the Netherlands.  26th issue ‘We Are All Meat’ will focus on the body and our own cognitive dissonance with our ‘meatiness'