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Marion Kahn
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EVENTS

NOW SHOWING!
Solo Show Rumor Designs January 2023
Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Opening January 6, 5-8p

912 Lincoln Avenue

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

PACE Center with Cherry Creek Art Gallery
"Heart of Winter, The Shortest Days"
Curated by Rose Fredrick
January 2023 in Parker, Colorado

Reception: Thursday, January 12

6:00 - 8:00  PM at the Pace Center
20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, Colorado 80138

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Marion selected as cover artist!
Read the interview here:
https://yampavalleyarts.com/stories-spotlights/post/1052806/the-space-in-between

Marion's cover art for
Yampa Valley Arts & Culture Guide

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Classes and Studio Visits

To schedule a private lesson or to join an upcoming class, please contact Marion on the form below.

Also, if you would like to schedule a personal or 
Zoom studio visit, please contact Marion by email through the form below.

Events and

About Marion Kahn

Marion Kahn is an American artist with deep roots in Colorado and Arkansas. An oil painter, she's best described as a contemporary colorist. Her paintings share the unceasing beauty of the world around her.  

 

As an artist, Marion confidently captures surprising details that draw in the viewer.  Her palettes can be soft or bold.  She uses color to carry the message of the painting, whether expressing a quiet meditation or exuberant joy.  Marion's work is found in the homes of collectors around the country.

 

"My desire to paint exploded in Sicily when I saw two young artists atop a scaffolding as they restored a 400-year-old fresco," says Marion.  "I watched, mesmerized and full of questions."

 

Up to that point Marion's work combined marketing communications consulting for companies like Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Delta Air Lines.  She modeled and acted in the U.S. and Paris.  She also designed jewelry for custom clients.

 

Through these fields of interpretation, Marion was engaged in the creation of form, design and color that cause a desired response from the target audience.  Painting, on the other hand, requires the artist to be true to herself without regard to the after-effect.

 

Good painters create a series of problems that they must solve. As Sir Winston Churchill wrote, "...painting a picture is like fighting a battle...  It is, if anything, more exciting than fighting it successfully."

Marion has studied with established artists including: renowned photorealist painter, Robert Cottingham; abstract painter, Lauren Mantecon, American Impressionists, Kim English and Barry Thomas; abstract colorist, Casey Klahn, and plein air painters, Jean Perry and Joan Hoffmann.

 

Marion instructs private students who want to grow their art practice. 

 

In Colorado she comments locally on the arts, juries regional shows, and has reviewed grants for Colorado Creative Industries. She served on the board of Arts for Colorado for 14 years.


For more information about buying an existing piece or commissioning a painting, please contact Marion.
 

Representation

Framed Image

5066 East Hampden Avenue

Denver, CO 80222  map

Rumor Designs

912 Lincoln Avenue

Steamboat Springs, CO

Cherry Creek Art Gallery

Denver, Colorado

Artful Home

In the news

Steamboat Pilot Public Art

https://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/public-art-collaboration-downtown-brings-hope-ahead-of-holiday-season-with-interactive-map/

 

Cover Artist, Yampa Valley Arts & Culture Guide https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2021/08/25/366165/equine-assisted-grief-therapy-healing-with-horses-at-humble-ranch

 

Steamboat Pilot Abstract Art

Steamboat Pilot, July 16, 2021

Steamboat Magazine

https://www.steamboatmagazine.com/2021/08/25/366165/equine-assisted-grief-therapy-healing-with-horses-at-humble-ranch

 

Front page artist, Steamboat Pilot, December 28, 2019

Cover artist, 1st Friday Artwalk, February 2018

Featured Artist, Steamboat Springs 1st Friday Artwalk, July 2016

Recognition

 

Artist of the New Decade 2020

by Windfall Fine Art Gallery

Solo Shows

Rumor. Designs. 2023

Vail Health Hospital 2022

Rumor Designs 2021

Chief Theater

Alpine Bank

Harwig's

Riverwalk Collective

Center for Visual Arts

Featured Artist, Riverwalk Collective, 2021, 2020, 2019

Juried Shows

PACE Center, Parker, Colorado 2023

Colorado State Capitol, Art of Colorado 2022

Embodying Spirit, Santa Fe, NM 2022 

The Healing Power of Color, NY 2022

Cover Artist, Yampa Valley Art & Culture Guide 2021

Western Heritage, 2021, 2019

Framed Image 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

Collections

Shaw Cancer Center, Vail Colorado

Parker Adventist Cancer Center, Parker, Colorado

CARTI (Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute), Little Rock, Arkansas

Group Shows

Embodying Spirit, 2022, Nocturne 818, Santa Fe, NM

Colorado State Capitol, 2022

The Healing Power of Color, NY 2022

Cherry Creek Art Gallery, 2022

Riverwalk Collective, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022

Center for Visual Arts, 2012-2018

Private Collections

Naples, Florida

San Clemente, California

Denver, Colorado

Cincinnati, Ohio

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Washington, DC

Boulder, Colorado

Holland, Michigan

Kensington, New Hampshire

Fairfax, Virginia

Little Rock, Arkansas

Illinois

and others

Public Art

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Photo by Brooke Baumgarner, courtesy of the Steamboat Pilot

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