Commissioners' Choice

Upcoming Show

Earth, Sky and in Between - Janice Sugg

January 11th - March 10th, 2019
Opening Reception - Friday, January 18th 6pm-7:30pm
The oil paintings of Janice Sugg occupy a unique position in the genre of Western landscape. Her concept of horizon imagery portrays a powerful sense of earth blending with sky. She interleaves textures, blending color and a subjective atmosphere within her imagery. She paints using unpredictable palettes—a spectrum of color that often challenges well-worn clichés (the sky is blue, the land is green...). The resulting layers are successively wiped and refined revealing a composite of underlying design—the result of colorful swathes of braided paint unfolding and enfolding the values within her palette. Indeed, her surprising use of color has become a distinctive attribute of her work.
Janice Sugg is a full-time career-level artist whose work hangs in public and private collections both nationally and internationally. Primarily a self-taught oil painter, she studied at the Loveland Academy. She has exhibited in solo and group shows. Sugg was invited to teach and lecture at the Devonshire Art Center in Illinois. She is represented by Mirada Fine Arts, Indian Hills, CO, Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO, Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK, and Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango, CO and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her oil paintings were recently featured in Mountain Living magazine, Luxe magazine, and Denver Life magazine 2018 designer show house.

Opening Reception - Friday, January 18th 6pm-7:30pm
Join us for a night of Art, Food, and Music!  Help us celebrate the opening of Earth, Sky and In Between while noshing on light bites from Lante Brau Casa, swaying to the musical talents of El Javi, the King of Rock Flamenco, and taking in the beautiful collection of Janice Sugg. There will be a drawing for an original oil on canvas piece signed by the artist. All pieces are available for purchase at the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office. 


Proposals for future Commissioners' Choice exhibits 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