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Sellars Project Space
Salida, Colorado 81201
(719) 221-9893


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916 Main Street
Louisville, CO 8002
(303) 664-0043


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Welcome to Armantrout Studio

Armantrout Studio is the working studio and classroom of artist Linda Armantrout. Her work is about gesture and color. Linda has been encouraged by curators, Sally L. Perisho, Ken Bloom, and Jerry Allen Gilmore.  Her work was selected into group exhibits by Dianne Vanderlip and Gwen Chanzit , and she received a juror’s award from Debra Jordy. Read more about Linda Armantrout 

Studio News

Check out news about the Studio below. If you aren't on our mailing list please sign up on the left and be sure to join us on Facebook at Armantrout Studio. If you are new to the site please scroll and read previous pages in Studio News to see more of the artist's journey and body of work.


New Work to debut at CFA Gallery November 3

"Reconnection to Spirit"Linda Armantrout will offer recent work from her Spirit Messenger Series in November, December, and January. You are invited to the Opening Reception on November 3, 2017 at CFA Gallery, 916 Main Street, Louisville, Colorado.The reception will be fun with old and new friends and the music of MaryLynn Gillaspie (Rare Silk), hors d'oeuvres, and wine. 

If you saw "Reconnection to Spirit" in Salida, Colorado in August of 2016, you saw some of this work as the series broke through. All of the recent work to be shown is new to Louisville and Denver area collectors. Linda took wet paintings to Ken Sanville today for photographs. Work doesn't get any fresher than that.

Linda showed previous work as a resident artist this summer at CFA Gallery. This fall, Linda also enjoyed a trip to Nebraska, a trip to Salida for the Chipeta Rising Celebration (see below), and began teaching her Color Theory Class with new and returning students. Lots going on in the Studio. Come see the the new paintings!


Chipeta Rising Celebration

The Chipeta Rising Celebration was organized to honor the renaming of Chipeta Mountain in the Sawatch Range on Sun., Oct 8, and Mon., Oct. 9, in Salida and surrounding areas. Free historic, public events will paid tribute to Ute culture with a Unity Walk, reconciliation and rededication presentations and ceremonies, performances, a mountain rededication ceremony and memorial summit climb. Read more on my blog.


The Power Images at CFA Gallery

Linda Armantrout seeks to make paintings with content that connects to the viewers heart or ancestral knowledge. the artist painted a body of work, Horse Power as Spirit. The first Power Image came in a meditation. A series of twelve moving horses developed as metaphors for the Power of Spirit. Power Image No. 7- Connection to Ancestors is the basis for the two series that followed using symbolically charged animals and people as messengers of Spirit. Linda Armantrout will be showing the remaining Power Images from the Horse Power as Spirit series at Creative Framing Art Gallery, 916 Main Street, in the Louisville Arts District. See this work First Friday from 6pm-9pm and weekdays Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Also, in November see the recent work that evolved from those 12 images. See Available Paintings here.

In other news, there is one seat available in Armantrout's Color Theory Class.  If you are ready to deepen your understanding of color relationships, this class is for you! Based on the color theory of Johannes Itten, this class will awaken your ability with color. Painting exercises with casein paint lead you to understand color contrasts and color harmonies. You will learn the difference between intensity and value. This class requires an interview and the intention of completing the 16 week program. Color Theory Students learn to mix and manage color. See more info here. 



Ongoing and changing exhibit at CFA Gallery

Linda Armantrout will be showing work at Creative Framing Art Gallery, 916 Main Street, Louisville, Colorado throughout the year. The artist will be in attendance on the First Friday of each month for the Louisville Arts District ArtWalk. CFA Gallery provides music and refreshments. Janet Russell has been essential to creating a vibrant Main Street in Louisville. The gallery is open Monday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Closed Sunday. Enjoy the murals along the alley behind the gallery (Via Artista). Enjoy first class food and drink all along Main Street. Linda teaches art basics in the gallery's classroom first and third Saturdays. Color theory class begins in the fall. Linda is painting in her studio now towards an exhibition of recent work never shown before in Louisville. The recent icons and spirit messengers will be shown in November 2017-January, 2018 at CFA.

This from Black Elk—“I think I have told you, but if I have not, you must have understood, that a man who has a vision is not able to use the power of it until after he has performed the vision on earth for the people to see.“ Please, come "see".


About the work from Armantrout Studio

Linda Armantrout makes drawings and paintings. In 2008, the Power Images became the exhibit "Horse Power as Spirit". This body of work evolved to use the horse and bison as icons to connect to ancestors, making marks on marks.  Included in the solo show was the Glory Series painted with reference to small plein air paintings. These two approaches have come together in the work shown last summer at Sellars Project Space in Salida, Colorado. The Spirit Messenger Series continues to be Linda’s focus in the Studio. See these paintings at Available Paintings.

To the viewer of these paintings, Linda offers this quote from Nick Ortner: “I heard them call your name…the Gods…the Ancients…the Universe…the All Knowing…the All Seeing… They Whispered… it’s time…its time for you to be you. It’s time for you to love more, give more, be more, live more…it’s time…and that time is now.”