Commissioners' Choice

Doug Kacena

June 23 - September 23

Opening Reception: June 23 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

The Lone Tree Arts Center is thrilled to announce the Lone Tree Arts Commission’s selection of abstract impressionist painter Doug Kacena for the next Commissioners' Choice exhibit. The exhibit, entitled Redeveloped, will be on display June 23 through September 23.
This spectacular exhibit features a survey of recent works, including a selection of pieces from Kacena’s acclaimed Crossover exhibition last year at Denver’s Mike Wright Gallery.
Called “One of the Most Exciting Art Exhibits of 2016” by 5280 Magazine, Crossover was a groundbreaking exhibit where Kacena was given permission to paint over completed works by 12 of Colorado's most talented representational painters, allowing them to do the same with his own original works. “There are no rules. How do you re-conceptualize someone else’s work? It’s a chance for us all to stretch our boundaries, to explore the similarities between our styles, and confront deeply-rooted ideas about what is, and what isn’t, art,” the visionary Kacena explains.  

The Commissioners' Choice program is an artist invitational which provides a unique exhibition opportunity at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Each year, the Lone Tree Arts Commission supports emerging and professional artists by providing a venue to display their work in a public setting.

Artists are encouraged to submit an application for consideration of solo and group exhibitions in the Lone Tree Arts Center. Submittals should have an educational and informative component and demonstrate a meaningful body of work.

Commissioners’ Choice invitational at Lone Tree Arts Center is open to the public. With a rolling deadline applicants may submit at any time. Our team meets regularly to review artists’ submissions. If we are interested in presenting your artwork in our gallery, or have questions on your application we will contact you.

Proposals must include:

  • A concept statement for the exhibition (500 words maximum).
  • Resume and artist statement describing body of work for each artist to be in the exhibit including: website address, exhibition history, gallery experience, awards and reviews.
  • 10-20 professionally photographed digital images uploaded to Café ( formatted to Café guidelines.
  • An annotated exhibition checklist may be requested for presentation to the lone Tree Arts Commission and City Council.

Proposals may only be submitted to CafÉ under the title Commissioners’ Choice Invitational Lone Tree Arts Center. Click here to submit your proposal. Please forward questions to