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Linda Armantrout

Linda Armantrout painted a series of Power Images shown as Horse Power as Spirit. “Power Image No. 7- Connection to Ancestors” started a series, using rock and cave paintings as a touch point. The work is about connections to ancestors, artists, and shamans who made ancient marks, the idea of leaving marks on top of marks, and an agreement that “We are all related” across time and across continents. The most recent evolution is the Spirit Messenger Series shown as Reconnection to Spirit at Sellars Project Space in the Twitchell Building in Salida, Colorado.
Armantrout’s work offers symbolically charged animals and people, as  messengers of the power of Spirit. It is important to the artist to paint from a state of exploration and experimentation. Her intention is to allow room in each piece for the viewer to find personal meaning and connection.


Linda has been encouraged by curators, Sally L. Perisho, Ken Bloom, and Jerry Allen Gilmore.  Her work was selected into various regional group exhibits by Dianne Vanderlip and Gwen Chanzit (Denver Art Museum), and she received a juror’s award from Debra Jordy. 

This quote describes the message best and comes from the Denver Art Museum:

"Animals generate a feeling of reverence and awe among followers of different religious traditions and help us bond with some form of the sacred. Depending on the religion, an artistic rendering of divine spirit, a connection to an ancestor, or an earthly form taken by a higher being. Animals can also act as guardians or guides." December, 2017




Linda Armantrout has a BA in Studio Art from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received an art history foundation from John Alcott and John Sloan and studied painting with Black Mountain College abstract expressionists.

Later, Linda studied with Edith Niblo, John Lencicki, Jim Valone, and Chuck Ceraso. Her lineage includes Maitland Graves, Hans Hofmann, Charles Hawthorne, Monet. Teaching, since 1989, compels Linda to think more deeply about art. 

Linda taught at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design for nearly a decade. She has taught basic design for corporations, at Louisville Center for the Arts, and in her Studio. She is currently teaching in the Louisville Arts District.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Creative Framing Art Gallery, Louisville Arts District, November through January
2016  9 Colorado Artists, Sellars Project Space, June-Salida ArtWalk
2015  St. Julien Hotel November, December, January.
2015  Creative Framing Art Gallery, Louisville Arts District July and August
2014  Image and Word: Art and Poetry in Conversation, Louisville Center for the Arts, Artist and developer
2014  Colorado Horse Rescue, Equine Expressions, Chautaqua Dining Hall
2014  Pop up Gallery in the Louisville Arts District
2008  25th Annual Greenwood Village All Colorado Art Show, Juror Gwen Chanzit, (Denver Art Museum)
2007  Denver Modernism Show Art Gallery, Juror Gwen Chanzit, (Denver Art Museum)
1997-2010 National Juried Fall Festival of the Arts Show, Louisville Art Association
1996 13th Annual Greenwood Village All Colorado Art Show, Juror, Dianne Vanderlip (Denver Art Museum)
1993-94 Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale Fine Art Show, Juror, Steve Savageau
1993 ART ZONE 1993, Jewish Community Center, Denver
1992 10th Annual GVAHC- All Colorado Show, Juror, Sally Everett 
1991 9th Annual GVAHC- All Colorado Show, Juror, Sally L Perisho  
1990 Work introduced, Breckenridge Galleries, July/August

Solo/Duo Exhibitions

2016 "Reconnection to Spirit", Sellars Project Space, The Twitchell, Salida, Colorado July/August
2015  "Following the One who Knows the Way" Sellars Project Space, Salida, Colorado. May-June 
2008, 2011, 2013, 2015  Creative Framing Art Gallery, Louisville Arts District 
2009  NCAR Gallery 1, solo exhibition, Boulder, Colorado
2008  “Horse Power as Spirit”, solo exhibition of Power Images and Glory Series
1999  Mary Williams Fine Arts, 2 Woman Show, Fall
1999  Silver Song Studio, Boulder, CO, 2 Woman Show, Spring
1997  University of Denver Law Library, solo exhibition

Selected Awards

2001 Judge’s Award, Jeanne MacKensie, Louisville Art Association Fall Members Show
1998 Juror’s Award, 15th Annual GVAHC, Debra Jordy (Director, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities)
1994 Juror’s Award, Littleton Depot’s Annual Show, Sally L. Perisho (Curator, Visual Arts Center)
1993 Two awards, Tri-City Fine Arts Show, Jurors, Rich Hilker and Virginia Maitland

Professional Affiliations

2011-Present Louisville Arts District
2001-Present Boulder County Arts Alliance, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Artists Register
1994-Present Member Louisville Art Association,
1999-2001 Founding Member, East Boulder County Studio Tour

Gallery Affiliations

2015, 2016 Sellars Project Space, Salida, Colorado
2009-2011 The Carla Wright Gallery, 870 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO
2008/Present Creative Framing/Louisville Art Gallery, Louisville, CO
2003-2007 Showing only in the studio by appointment.
1999-2003 Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO
1990-1999 Breckenridge Galleries, Savageau Galleries, other galleries throughout Colorado


2014-2016 Advanced Art Process, Creative Framing Art Gallery
2013 Published The Art Process WorkBook and PlayBook
2009-present “The Art Process” offered as an on-line class
1998-Present Armantrout Studio, Creative Framing Art Gallery
1998-Present Louisville Center for the Arts
1989-1998 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design Faculty


BA Studio Art, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1977-1979 Edith Niblo, basic design and color theory
1986-1987 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, John Lencicki
1987, 1988 Art Students League of Denver
1988, 89, 90 Coloritalia Workshops, John Lencicki, who studied with Maitland Graves
1996 Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Jim Valone, who studied with Hans Hofmann
2001, 2002 Chuck Ceraso, who studied with Henry Hensche, student of Charles Hawthorne