The ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL is a professionally juried event that attracts artists from Colorado and the United States. 


2018 ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL JURORS

   JESSE MATHES    Jesse Mathes received her BA in Metalsmithing and Applied Design from San Diego State University in 1998, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Indiana University in 2004 where she focused on large scale sculptural adornment.  She has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States, and has pieces in both private and public collections, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Swope Art Museum, and the Miami University Art Museum.  She currently resides in Colorado where she works as a professional artist.

JESSE MATHES

Jesse Mathes received her BA in Metalsmithing and Applied Design from San Diego State University in 1998, and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Indiana University in 2004 where she focused on large scale sculptural adornment.  She has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States, and has pieces in both private and public collections, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Swope Art Museum, and the Miami University Art Museum.  She currently resides in Colorado where she works as a professional artist.

   MAI WYN    Mai Wyn Schantz is a 1999 graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado and has been exhibiting professionally for over ten years. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections including the Weidner Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, the Aurora Arts Council in Colorado and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Wisconsin. In 2006 she was included in her first museum exhibition  Up North: Imaging Northwoods Culture and Mythology  at the Museum of Wisconsin Art and in 2008, was featured in a solo exhibition at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Colorado. She is represented by Trove Gallery in Park City, Utah. Back in Denver for almost ten years, Schantz firmly rooted herself in the Denver art community by opening Mai Wyn Fine Art,  a combined studio-gallery space on Santa Fe Drive in 2013

MAI WYN

Mai Wyn Schantz is a 1999 graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, Colorado and has been exhibiting professionally for over ten years. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections including the Weidner Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, the Aurora Arts Council in Colorado and Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance in Wisconsin. In 2006 she was included in her first museum exhibition Up North: Imaging Northwoods Culture and Mythology at the Museum of Wisconsin Art and in 2008, was featured in a solo exhibition at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Colorado. She is represented by Trove Gallery in Park City, Utah. Back in Denver for almost ten years, Schantz firmly rooted herself in the Denver art community by opening Mai Wyn Fine Art,  a combined studio-gallery space on Santa Fe Drive in 2013

   PAM FORTNER     As an artist, my greatest hope is to create artwork that means something.  Artwork that provokes thought.  Something that allows me to express my personal experiences and concerns and is more than just a pretty picture. My current body of work includes everything - paintings, artists’ books, installations and sculpture. I love the elements of repetition and progression.  All work that I create will incorporate these aspects.  I consider myself a maker as well as an artist. The process involved in the creation of a piece of artwork is very important to me. Each of the many steps enriches my experience and allows me to see new possibilities and new directions for the final piece. The results are always surprising.

PAM FORTNER

As an artist, my greatest hope is to create artwork that means something.  Artwork that provokes thought.  Something that allows me to express my personal experiences and concerns and is more than just a pretty picture.
My current body of work includes everything - paintings, artists’ books, installations and sculpture. I love the elements of repetition and progression.  All work that I create will incorporate these aspects.  I consider myself a maker as well as an artist. The process involved in the creation of a piece of artwork is very important to me. Each of the many steps enriches my experience and allows me to see new possibilities and new directions for the final piece. The results are always surprising.


2018 ARTSWEEK GOLDEN FESTIVAL ARTISTS