In 2018, PINKPROGRESSION participated in three local unique exhibitions at the Center for Visual Art, Denver Public Library, and Boulder Public Library for a period of seven months, incorporating compelling dynamic artwork, interactive workshops, artist lectures, books, and community collaborations. These exhibitions are inspired by the historical womxn and sister marches that began in January 2017. PINKPROGRESSION commemorates, celebrates, and builds on the solidarity established during these marches, addressing concepts, such as human rights, equality, gender identity, and inclusivity. *These exhibitions include all gender identities and expressions. Follow us @pinkprogression.

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PINKPROGRESSION: COALESCE at McNichols Civic Center, 1.18 – 4.5, 2020

This boundary-pushing exhibit coincides with the centennial of women’s suffrage and the fourth annual Womxn’s March. In Dearly Disillusioned, four local collectives, Birdseed Collective, Hardly Soft, Odessa, and Pink Progression, come together with unique and compelling perspectives on gender identity, protest, and equality. Curators and artists collaborate to explore new intersections of historical and contemporary narratives that inspire change in our community.

In Dearly Disillusioned, Pink Progression: Coalesce incorporates a fusion of narratives through collaborative artwork. This collective process utilizes the power of networks to inspire social change influenced by over a century of suffrage movements. Themes of inclusivity, equality, and gender identity are interwoven into mixed media approaches. These multidimensional works emphasize the collective issues that confront us and the transformational ways of finding common ground

PINKPROGRESSION PARTICIPATING ARTISTS @ MCNICHOLS:

Jane Dodge + Judy AndersonTiffany Matheson + Scottie Burgess + Robin Hextrum, Kathy Mitchell-Garton + Diane Allison, Regan Rosburg + Sarah PickmanEileen Roscina Richardson + Courtney E. MorganLouie Trujillo + James Mullane, Eriko Tsogo + Batkhishig Batochir + Tsogo Mijid and Liz Quan + Sabin Aell

Poetry + art reading and book launch @ McNichols 3rd floor gallery: March 14, 1 – 3 p.m., this book features a collection of collaborative poetry, prose, and art from local Colorado writers and artists. This book is designed by Nancy Rice and will accompany all of our 2020 exhibits. Eriko Tsogo will be hosting a writing workshop, Letter to My Mother, from 3 – 4 p.m.

PARTICIPATING POETS + ARTISTS:

Constance E. Boyle + Petra Perkins + Brooke Granville + Gail Waldstein, Irene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Joslyn Green + Deb Y Felio + Nancy Rice + Sue Bickert, Marj Hahne + Kathleen Willard, Ginny Hoyle + Judy Anderson, Theresa Rozul Knowles, Courtney E. Morgan + Eileen Roscina Richardson,  Kimberly O’Connor, Eleanor Perry Smith + Chloe Heglin, Tanaya Winder + Precious Vicente, Kathryn Winograd + Carol D. Gerrero-Murphy, Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman

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PINKPROGRESSION: COLLABORATIONS at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities from June 4 – August 23, 2020. Opening Reception, June 4, 6 – 9 p.m. Click here to see more events inspired by the 100th anniversary of the women’s vote @ the Arvada Center. 

The year 2020 is the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. This historic centennial offers us the opportunity to commemorate a milestone and recognize the consecutive dates in which all women attained the right to vote in America. In order to inspire social change, collaboration must occur. Working together allows us to share our knowledge and experience, while challenging each other to move outside of our comfort zone and discover a fusion of narratives.

PINKPROGRESSION PARTICIPATING ARTISTS @ ARVADA CENTER:

Deidre Adams + Brooke AthertonJudy Anderson + Ginny Hoyle + Christopher HeckerTheresa Anderson + Alicia Ordal,  Tya Alisa Anthony + Kim PutnamFawn Atencio Bonnie Stolzmann + Sarah Wallace Scott Mindy Bray + Tonia Bonnell, Trine Bumiller + Kathryn WinogradKatie Caron + Lisa DiMicheleIrene Delka McCray + Tree Bernstein, Sally Elliott + 3rd Law Dance, Corrina Espinosa + Elisa Groglio + Joanna BugajskaLares Feliciano + Katy ZimmermanBonnie Ferrill Roman + Judy GardnerAshley Frazier + Becky Wareing SteeleSteven Frost + Frankie ToanSarah Fukami + Brooky Blunt, Melissa Furness + Rian Kerrane, Jennifer Ghormley + Victoria EubanksAnia Kumor + Leah Swenson, Susan Goldstein + Gayla LemkeMoe Gram + Robyn Frances, Jane Guthridge + Voices of Light Chamber Choir, Kim Harrell + Lynda Ladwig, Ana Maria Hernando + Amie Knox, Veronica Hererra + Lola MontejoDeborah Howard + Laurel McMechan, Micaela Ironshell-Dominguez + Darion Sanchez + Renee Chacon-MillardRochelle Johnson + Sylvia Montero, Samara Johnson + Alanna Lacey + Samantha Bares, Tsehai Johnson + Leslie D, BoydMargaret Kasahara + Jina Brenneman, Anna Kaye + Sarah Wallace Scott, Sammy Lee + Megan Gafford, Jessica Loving + Rachel Doniger, Marsah Mack + John Roemer, Virginia Maitland + Melanie Walker + George Peters, Julie Maren + Jessica Drenk, The Great ShoutLaleh MehranJayne ButlerSusanne Mitchell + Janelle W. Anderson, Sophie Lynn Morris + Hannah Untied, Jennifer Pettus + Rebecca Vaughan, Sandra Phillips + Virginia Folkestad, Julie Puma + Patricia MclnroySangeeta Reddy + Jodie Roth CooperSusan Rubin + Peter Illig, Martha Russo + Tina Suszynski + Anna Suszynski + Elizabeth Faulhaber, Julia Rymer + Drew Austin, Dylan Scholinski + Scholinski family, Sue Simon + Mark Brasuell, The Great ShoutAutumn T. ThomasKaitlyn Tucek Lindsay Smith GustaveSusan Vaho + Elaine Stires, Sherry Wiggins + Luís Filipe BrancoKate Woodliff O’Donnell + Stacey Stormes, and Belgin Yucelen + Anne Waldman + Akin Koksal

2020 PUBLICATIONS

Westword, Ten Best Things for Denver Art Lovers to Do This Weekendby Susan Froyd, February 20, 2020

Westword, Art Attack: Fourteen Best Things for Denver Gallery Lovers to Do This Weekby Susan Froyd, January 15, 2020

Westword, In Dearly Disillusioned Denver Artists Offer a Fresh Take on Women’s Suffrage, by Cori Anderson, January 16, 2020

303 Magazine, Don’t Miss These Denver Events in 2020by Cori Anderson, January 9, 2020

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2018 EXHIBITIONS

Center for Visual Art, May 31 – August 18, 2018

Denver Public Library, March 2 – July 29, 2018

Boulder Public Library, February 16 – March 23, 2018

2018 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:

Tya AnthonyFawn Atencio, Libby Barbee, Michael Bernhardt, Estee Bershof, Tonia BonnellMindy Bray, Mark Brasuell, Joan BremnerTrine Bumiller, Katie Caron, Danielle Cunningham-TierneyRachael DelaneyIrene Delka McCray, Rebecca DiDomenicoSally Elliott, Bonnie Ferrill RomanDon FodnessSteven FrostMelissa Furness, Jennifer GhormleyAnia Gola-KumorEmma HardyKim HarrellAna Maria HernandoVeronica Herrera, Katie HoffmanTsehai JohnsonMargaret KasaharaAnna KayeRian Kerrane, Karen Kielpikowski, Mary-Ann Kokoska, Sandy LaneViviane Le CourtoisLauri Lynnxe MurphySuchitra Mattai, Laleh MehranAmy MetierDaisy McGowanSusanne Mitchell, Kelly MonicoSophie Lynn MorrisDaisy Patton, Mark Penner-Howell, Marie Perin-McGrawJennifer PettusMartha RussoAjean Ryan, Julia RymerDylan Scholinski, Natascha SiedeneckSue Simon, Bonnie StolzmannJodi Stuart, Edie Tavel, Frankie Toan, Susan VahoRebecca Vaughan,  Sarah Wallace ScottChinn WangKate Woodliff O’Donnell, Melanie Yazzie

PARTICIPATING WRITERS

Diana Khoi Nguyen, Jessy Randall, Jessica Comola, Tanaya Winder, Kim O’Connor, Sommer Browning, Janice Gould, Eleanor Perry-Smith, Natanya Ann Pulley, Phuong Thao Vuong, Jami Frush, Constance E. Boyle, and Laurie Duncan.

PARTICIPATING COMIC ARTISTS

Brian Essig-Peppard and Kevin Caron

SPECIAL FEATURE @ DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY highlighting photographs from the Women’s Marches: Photographs and Narratives

2018 PUBLICATIONS

Met Media, Pink Progression art exhibit challenges social justice issues, by Ali Watkins, August 22, 2018

Golden Transcript, Pink Progression exhibit pays tribute to Women’s March Events, by Sonya Ellingboe, July 9 2018

Westword, Five Things for Art Lovers to Do and See this Weekend in Denver, by Susan Froyd, August 15, 2018

Westword, Reviewed: Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer (Closing) and Seven More Shows to See Now, by Michael Paglia, August 10, 2018

Denver Post, More than 50 artists remember landmark Women’s March with “Pink Progerssion” on Santa Feby Ray Rinaldi, June 22, 2018

Westword, Review: CVA’s Pink Progression is a Must-See Showby Michael Paglia, June 6, 2018

Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, May 29 through June 4by Westword Staff, May 29, 2018

Westword, Eight Arty Things to Do and See This Weekendby Susan Froyd, March 7, 2018

Medium, Embracing the Society of the Spectacle as a Strategy to Combat It, by Steven Frost, in response to the Tilt West Roundtable: The Lure of Spectacle in Politics and Art

KGNU Radio, Pink Progressionby Maeve Conran, February 26, 2018

5280: Denver’s Mile High Magazine, New Exhibitions Celebrate Unity & Empowerment Through Art, by Rejena Carmichael, February 16, 2018

Daily Camera, Boulder Library launches ‘Pink Progression’ art exhibit inspired by Women’s March, by Syndney Worth, February 19, 2018 

Westword, The 21 Best Events in Denver, Westword Staff, February 13, 2018

Westword, Five Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denverby Susan Froyd, January 24, 2018

Westword, Ten Arty Things to See and Do This Weekend in Denver: Pink Tea Social, Pink Fibers Collecting, and Pink Crochet Hats at Processusby Susan Froyd, January 10, 2018

Westword, Mark Your Fall/Winter Calendar for These Top Colorado Art Events, by Susan Froyd, November 3, 2017

Westword, Don’t Toss Your Women’s March Signs, by Ana Campbell, January 17, 2017

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Collaborative Art

2020
Pink Progression’s theme for 2020 is collaboration. These mixed media artworks will be on view at McNichols Civic Center Building from January 18 – April 5, Arvada Center from June 4 – August 23, and Regis University O’Sullivan Gallery from September 3 – October 1.
Collaborations are multi-layered explorations in which a fusion of ideas and creative approaches occur. They inspire inquisitive discussions and observations, a profound jump into the unknown, the bending/flexing of methods/ideas, and a celebration of our strengths and expressions.
2018
For Pink Progression’s Center for Visual Art exhibit, artists were invited to pick an artist to collaborate with.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS
Fawn Atencio & Susan Vaho • Mindy Bray & Sophie Lynn Morris • Katie Caron & Marie Perrin-McGraw • Sally Elliott & Bonnie Stolzmann Melissa • Furness & Estee Bershof • Jennifer Ghormley & Jodi Stuart • Kim Harrell & Katie Hoffman • Tsehai Johnson & Edie Tavel • Anna Kaye & Mark Brasuell • Irene Delka McCray & Karen Keilpikowski

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2017
Our group of artists were split into two geographic areas. Each artist has one week to complete their marks and deliver the collaborative artwork to the next artist. The collaboration starts September 18 and ends on December 10, 2017. Follow the blog to see how our compositions evolve.
The Denver and Aurora group consists of artists Mindy Bray, Frankie Toan, Dylan Scholinski, Kellie Cannon, Fawn Atencio, Trine Bumiller, Kate Woodliff O’Donnell, Viviane Le Courtois, Melissa Furness, Jennifer Ghormley, Kim Harrell, and Jennifer Pettus.
The West & North of Denver + Colorado Springs group consists of artists Anna Kaye, Katie Caron, Julia Rymer, Veronica Herrera, Rian Kerrane Bonnie Ferrill Roman, Ania Gola-Kumor, Susanne Mitchell, Irene Delka McCray, Ajean Ryan, and Margaret Kasahara.
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Contact

This is a contact page with some basic contact information and a contact form.

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