Color Theory: Basics and Beyond – ONE DAY WORKSHOP
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Color Theory: Basics and Beyond – ONE DAY WORKSHOP


When: April 29th, 10 am to 2 pm, my home studio in Littleton, CO. Email me to register at

Learn the basics and explore the possibilities of color in art. In this one-day class, you will learn fundamental color theory principles, color structure and function in art, and color mixing techniques, moving into contemporary approaches to color use and manipulation. Discover new approaches for your palette, and ways color can make your work more interesting, expressive and dynamic.

Taught by Julia Rymer, abstract painter, art educator and color theory enthusiast with over 20 years of painting experience.

 $75, all materials provided.

Materials explored include acrylic painting, collage, and watercolor. Open to artists of all levels.

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Artist-in-Residence, Winter 2019
to Mar 23

Artist-in-Residence, Winter 2019

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I am the artist-in-residence at the Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus this Winter!

Join me for open studio hours, listed below. Visitors will learn mixed media painting and drawing techniques, and explore the connection between color and emotion. For more information, click here.

11 am - 2 pm in The Art Studio

Friday, January 11 
Saturday, January 12
Friday, January 18

Friday, February 1
Friday, February 8 
Saturday, February 9 
Friday, February 15
Saturday, February 16
Friday, February 22

Friday, March 1
Saturday, March 2
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9 
Friday, March 15
Saturday, March 23

artist reception

Join us on Friday, March 22 from 11 am - 3 pm for extended open studio hours to say goodbye to Julia and check out her exclusive art installation.

*Open studio hours are subject to change.

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to Oct 27

Chasing 360: 5 Abstract Artists Explore Process

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Chasing 360

Artists exploring process in abstraction

Kristen Abbott
Deidre Adams
Molly Burger
Jessica Magee
Julia Rymer

Featuring five abstract Colorado-based Abstract Artists at the Curtis Center for the Arts

Picasso said, “I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” This is a sentiment that many abstract artists can relate to and draw comfort from as their work deviates from the original vision into what it ultimately becomes. From the point of view of five Colorado-based artists, Kristen Abbott, Deidre Adams, Molly Berger, Jessica Magee, and Julia Rymer, Chasing 360 explores the full magnitude of the artistic and creative process.

The inspiration for this exhibition evolved out of the artists meeting to connect about their work and process. Artist Jessica Magee coined the phrase “Chasing 360” as a metaphor for the feeling an artist has as they work- in a sense, as if they are chasing their tail or running in circles. While some artworks seem to come together effortlessly, often there are a multitude of variations and experimentations before a painting finally comes full circle and feels “finished.” The artists included in “Chasing 360” allow themselves to surrender to this process, making the resolution in their work unpredictable and intriguing.

A thread running through the on display is a dedication to craft, process, and experimentation, to failure and success, and to seeing each piece through to its own conclusion.

In conjunction with the artwork itself, each artist’s physical and digital inspirational ephemera will be on view, illuminating their personal creative journeys. From experimental color palettes, sketchbooks and preparatory studies to the digital imagery that infuses daily life, each artist in the exhibition will share the impetus and meaning that exists in their work and how it comes to be.

Ultimately, Chasing 360 will give the viewer insight into the artistic process, allowing them to fully appreciate the artists’ works in totality, and gain deeper understanding into the complexity of a work of art’s evolution.

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to Aug 25

All Colorado Art Show

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The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to present the 35th Annual All Colorado Art Show. This exhibit features artists in all mediums that reside in Colorado. All interested artists must submit an application through Call For Entry available here. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 3rd.

Exhibit: July 14th - August 25

Reception: Saturday, July 14th 6-8pm

Curator's Talk: Thursday, July 26th 6pm

About the Juror
We are honored to have Greenwood Village resident and international artist Patricia Aaron as this year's juror. Ms. Aaron has been featured in numerous gallery, museum, university and airport exhibitions. She received her MFA from the University of Denver School of Art and Art History and a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland. Patricia is represented locally by Space Gallery.

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EXTENDED! Ellipses: Recent work by Julia Rymer
to Aug 25

EXTENDED! Ellipses: Recent work by Julia Rymer

Ellipses has been extended through August at MLB Designs & Boutique in Kansas City!


Opening May 3, 2018 at MLB Designs & Boutique in Kansas City, MO, Ellipses is an art exhibition featuring work by abstract painter Julia Rymer. This exhibition marks Rymer’s first showing both with the gallery as well as within the Kansas City area, and features her recent mixed media paintings and works on paper.

“Ellipses” refers to the defining element of Rymer’s work, an elliptical, oval form that recurs in each piece. She paints and draws these forms intuitively, referencing natural phenomena and ancient symbols. Inspired by her interest in physics, astronomy and color theory, and her childhood spent immersed in the plains and mountains of Colorado, Rymer’s work celebrates the beauty of the natural world.

Julia Rymer is an abstract artist based in Denver, Colorado whose work has been exhibited widely across the country, and is included in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States. She holds an M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute in New York, and a B.F.A. in Painting from the University of Denver.

For more information, visit or contact Marie B. Smith, director of MLB Designs & Boutique, at

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to Mar 3

Celestial: A Two Person Exhibition at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery

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Featuring work by Julia Rymer and Roseanne Critchfield. Opening February 1st at Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, CA.

“Celestial” is a series of work that meditates upon the expanse of sky and space, evoking the emotional effects of its intensity and unpredictability. Contrasting elements of light and dark, warmth and coolness, brightness and subtlety, and delicacy and force, Julia Rymer’s abstract paintings call upon the power of atmospheric forces on Earth and beyond.

Created with a multitude of painting and drawing media, Rymer’s compositions exhibit openness, energy, and grace. Wild brush strokes, washes of color, and swooping marks contrast against areas of white or blue, suggesting the distinction between a satellite and the expanse of a planet, or a treetop against the sky. Color choices, palettes and relationships form the emotional core of each work, lending them resonance and meaning, while repeating ovoid shapes make reference to organic forms like rocks, clouds, hills, orbits, planets, galaxies and stellar nurseries. 

Whether contemplating the sublime vastness from a mountaintop in Colorado, a hill in San Francisco overlooking the Bay, or imagining the sensation of gravitational waves undulating through the fabric of spacetime, Rymer’s work celebrates the beauty and emotional significance of the natural world.

Rymer will be exhibiting work alongside Bay Area-based abstract painter Roseanne Critchfield.

For more information, click here.

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to Apr 24

Contemporary Abstraction at Room & Board Cherry Creek

Celebrating Denver Artists at Room & Board in Cherry Creek, April 17th-24th, 2017

Room and Board
222 Detroit St, Denver, CO 80206
Artist Reception: April 21st, 6 to 8 pm

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Room & Board in Cherry Creek presents a pop-up shop of seven local artists from April 17th through 24th in celebration of Denver’s vibrant creative community. Inspired by Room & Board’s distinctive mid-century modern design sensibility, local artist and curator Julia Rymer has brought together a unique group of contemporary abstract artists from throughout the Denver area. Working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and drawing, their art will be highlighted throughout the showroom, with the artists in attendance for a reception on April 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

Participating artists include Kristen Abbott, Tonia Bonnell, Jon Koenigsberg, Jessica Loving, Jessica Magee and Julia Rymer.

"Surfacing," mixed media on canvas, 18" x 36". On view at Room & Board through April 24th.

"Surfacing," mixed media on canvas, 18" x 36". On view at Room & Board through April 24th.





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to Apr 15

Color Play: Five Artists Exploring Color and Emotion

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The Town of Danville presents Color Play, an art exhibition opening on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Village Theatre & Art Gallery. Color Play is an art exhibition that invites the audience to explore their personal and emotional interactions with color. The artists' unique styles say to the viewer, "This is how we play with color." They ask the viewer, “How does color play with you?” Featuring large-scale and small works, this exhibition provides a variety of color experiences, including paintings and prints of diverse media and materials. Artwork by the five following artists will be on view: Ellen Levine Dodd, Elise Morris, Karen Olsen-Dunn, Sharon Paster and Julia Rymer

An Opening Reception for the Color Play exhibition is scheduled for Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event that will delight people of all ages. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the opening reception and as always, this event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome!

In conjunction with this exhibition, the Art Gallery will be hosting a free family art workshop scheduled for Friday, March 3 from 3:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guest Curator and Artist, Julia Rymer will host a brief discussion on color and art and then lead a family friendly art workshop along with Gallery Staff. This is a free event but registration is required. Please visit and enter activity code # 12758

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is located at 233 Front Street in Danville. The Gallery is open to visitors Wednesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. The Gallery is always open one hour before performances in the Theatre. The Art Gallery is closed on Sundays. Admission is free and donations are always appreciated. The exhibition will run through April 15.

For more information, contact Visual Arts Coordinator Marija Nelson Bleier at (925) 314-3460 or

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to Oct 24

San Francisco Open Studios

My work will be featured at the Room and Board showroom in San Francisco's Design District in conjunction with ArtSpan's Open Studios Tour. Stop by to see my work displayed in this gorgeous space!

Opening reception is on October 20th from 6 to 8 pm.

Room and Board
685 Seventh Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Contact Heather Robertson at 415.252.9280 for details.

  • Located in the SoMa neighborhood at Seventh and Townsend, inside a restored Chinese import warehouse dating back to the 1950s.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • The showroom features 40,000 square feet of design inspiration on three floors.
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to Sep 26

Create for Syria Art Auction

My work will be included in an online art auction called "Create for Syria." All funds from sales of the work will go to support of Syrian refugees. Please consider purchasing an artwork for this important cause! We will donate funds to the International Rescue Committee.


A few weeks back a little Syrian boy sat in an ambulance seat staring into our eyes through the window of Social Media. He was covered in blood, dust, and debris. He was alone. He was confused. He was small and helpless. At first we reacted. Wanting to hold tightly to that little boy and whisper in his ear that everything will be okay. The hollow shallow feeling of doing nothing no longer felt good in our hearts. We have decided to take action; by creating.

There are many more like the boy in the ambulance still in need of help. We have come together, and hope you will join us too, to purchase art made by professional working artists to benefit the refugees in need. All proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) where money will go to those working on the ground to supply food, shelter, school supplies and all the other day to day needs of refugees.

On September 22nd we are going to hold an online auction with 100% of proceeds going to the International Rescue Committee where money will go to those working on the ground to supply food, shelter, school supplies and all the other day to day needs of refugees. Artist throughout California and western states are taking part. Please follow this page for more news as we get closer. Thank you!
Julia Lindsteadt
Julia Rymer Brucker
Jan Weiss

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