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Sarah Roy Brings Back Colorado Juried Show To Red Brick

Christin Kay
Aspen Public Radio

Earlier this week, Red Brick Center for the Arts executive director Sarah Roy was in the long hallway of the gallery lighting the artwork for the 2020 Colorado Juried exhibit. She meticulously directed spotlights, moving one an inch higher, shifting others a bit to the left or right, on nearly forty different works from artists all over the state.

The biennial show has been on hiatus since 2017; Roy says she's wanted to bring it back since the center came under her leadership that year.

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One sculpture on display at the 2020 Colorado Juried exhibition.

There were more than 100 submissions for January's show. Local Aspen gallery owners Sam Harvey of Harvey Preston Gallery and Skye Weinglass of Skye Gallery Aspen selected the works based on inventiveness and skill, ultimately choosing several artists from the Roaring Fork Valley, as well as Boulder, Denver and Gunnison. 


"Sam and Skye have such a talented eye for seeing great work," said Roy. "They're so knowledgeable."

The two jurists selected pieces that showcase a wide variety of styles and mediums, from large-scale paintings to a sculpture made of chairs.

An opening reception starts Thursday at 5 p.m. 





Contributor Christin Kay is passionate about the rich variety of arts, cultural experiences and stories in the Roaring Fork Valley. She has been a devotee of public radio her whole life. Christin is a veteran of Aspen Public Radio, serving as producer, reporter and interim news director.