Mosaics in Colorado:
Some examples of the art form found in the state
Map of free public mosaics
Jane Glotzer's Bear
Is A Show Favorite!
Jane Glotzer was one of only 15 artists accepted out of 150 entries to compete in a bear sculpture competition for the holidays. “Chautauqua Winter Fest Bears” which can be viewed at 900 Baseline Rd. in Boulder. Not only was Jane accepted, she won First Place for her mirror-coated bear!
Jane recently participated in a group show at Boulder’s R Gallery that ended December 13th. Though her website name starts with “PlainJane…” her re-invention of discarded items proves she’s anything but plain.
“I have always been a crafter and maker of things. At this point in my life I am in my sixth or seventh incarnation, having been a second-grade teacher, a dancer, dance teacher and choreographer, a mother of two now-grown sons, a preschool teacher, a furniture painter and re-upholsterer, an interior designer, a children’s theater teacher and a visual stylist and merchandiser before becoming a full-time working artist.”
Annette Coleman Earns First Place Honors
Annette has been honored as a First Place award winner in the ART2C 2020-2022 competition in Aurora. She tied for first place with David Farquharson and his sculpture.
She says her tall “Rock Candy” sculpture is based on a childhood memory of going to a candy store with her grandmother in Denver. Penny candy was then 2 or 3 pieces for a penny so you could literally get sick on 25 cents worth. The rock candy in the glass case was beautiful and alluring but would take up most of my quarter. I decided to buy it but saved it for a longtime before I ate it because of the beauty of the crystals. I have to admit I was disappointed in the candy’s taste (it is, after all, just sugar) so I never bought it again, but this memory stayed with me and thus Rock Candy supersized was born. Now, I can take the prize money and really get sick on chocolate truffles instead!
Public art descriptions helped the selection committee understand each proposed sculpture. Here’s how Annette described Rock Candy: “Solar LED lights bring nightly delight to the sparkle of this stained-glass mosaic sculpture. Depth is created by layers of shapes with an overlay of cement for strength. Add stained glass contrasting with the patina on the base for a wonderful juxtaposition, all designed to withstand Colorado’s weather.”
Rock Candy is at 1301 South Havana Street, Aurora CO
Delcia Litt's mosaic at
"Meaning in Abstraction" exhibition
August 4 - September 13, 2020
“Eleven Remnants” is an abstract mirror mosaic Created by CMA artist Delcia Litt was accepted to the “Meaning in Abstraction” Show and is currently on exhibit at “R Gallery” in Boulder.
You can visit the gallery or shop online.