General Information

The 16th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo (previously the Lone Tree Art Exhibition and Sale) is presented by the City of Lone Tree and the Lone Tree Arts Commission. This juried exhibition runs September 28 – November 28, 2017 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colorado, 80124.

Please apply through (CaFÉ™) - click here to apply

Viewing hours:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and two hours before productions at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

All artwork is available for purchase through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.


Lone Tree Art Expo Opening Cocktail Reception

NEW DATE Wednesday, October 11 from 7pm-9pm

At Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street

Music, appetizers, and fun.


Categories include:

Painting (oil, acrylic, tempera)

Drawing (pastel, pencil, charcoal)


Mixed Media (collage or combination of any media)
Sculpture (cannot exceed 15") no more than 8 will be accepted


2016 Art Expo Award Winners

Forms and Waivers

If you have have been accepted into the Art Expo, please click here to fill out the Artist Waiver and Release and click here if you are interested in bin work at the reception


Joan Kresek is a realist artist, creating paintings of natural subjects, dioramas of natural scenes, and trompe l'oeil representations of natural surfaces that celebrate the illusion of three-dimensional form, actual and tactile textures, particular moods, specific characters, and authentic details that depict a certain times, distinct environments, and explicit moments in our lives.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Joan had the great fortune to be nurtured by Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and found inspiration in realist artists Rene Magritte and Walter Tandy Murche, the abstraction and assemblage techniques of the cubists Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque and Lucas Samaras’ installation approach; many of Joan’s works explore the culture of metaphoric/symbolic still-lifes in two and three dimensional surfaces. 
As a commercial artist, Joan constructs dioramas, creating the background murals along with the three dimensional habitats, focusing on natural history. 
Her teaching experience covers over 20 years as an instructor in drawing, painting, Illustration, graphic design and media usage.
Joan creates art for galleries, private commission and museums. Her work is in collections in Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado. Joan lives in Denver with her husband, two daughters, three cats, dog, rabbit, and guinea pig. and


Selections for the exhibition are made via (CaFÉ™) from JPEG images. Awards are made by the juror in person and include the final presentation of the artwork. Prize money will be awarded to each winner.  Awards include: Best of Show and Commissioner’s Choice award, Painting First Place and Second Place, Drawing First Place and Second Place, Watercolor First Place and Second Place, Mixed Media First Place and Second Place, and Sculpture First Place and Second Place. 
The Best of Show and Commissioners’ Choice winner along with First Place category winners will be awarded gallery space at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the Art Expo. Each artist can display 6 original works of art from November 29th – January 3rd.  Those works can include what is already in the show or you can chose to bring in all new pieces. 



Sales are conducted by the Lone Tree Arts Center. A 20% sales commission will be applied to all sales.



Call for Entry open on CaFÉ™ - August 1st, 2017

Deadline to apply - September 5th, 2017

Jurying - September 6th - 8th, 2017

Notification - September 11, 2017

Exhibition - September 28th - November 28th, 2017

Reception - Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 7pm-9pm


Please refer Art Expo questions to the Frequently Asked Questions page or call 720-509-1011.