MICHAEL CHARRON (1957-     )

 

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Western Michigan University:

Minor art history 1980

 

AWARDS:

Ford Foundation Grant for research in bronze casting

Ford Foundation Grant for research and project completion

Walter Enz Memorial Award (outstanding academic achievement in the field of art)

Coutts Museum Paint the Parks Competition 2014 Full-Size Award Winner

Coutts Museum Paint the Parks Competition 2014 Full- Size Winner Honorable Mention

24th Annual Juried Exhibition Breckenridge Fine Art Center Texas Lester and Virginia Clark Memorial Award

 

EXHIBITIONS:

Steers Street Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan; “Color Show” 1978

Western Michigan University Art Department Gallery; Group Show 1978

Knollwood Building: Kalamazoo, Michigan “Three Sculptors” BFA Show: 1980

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts; Kalamazoo, Michigan “Group Show” 1981

Remmi Fine Art, Denver, CO. “The Eternal Landscape” July 7 - 28, 2006

Red Stallion Gallery; Glen Haven, CO. “Estes Park Plein Air – Painting the Parks” 8/26/06 – 9/30/06

Square Deal Framing & Gallery; Denver, CO. “Four Painters” 11/17/06 – 12/21/06

Remmi Fine Art, Denver, CO. “The Eternal Landscape” July 6 - 27, 2007

Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO.  “Landscapes of Colorado” August 4 – 25, 2007

Byers Evans House Museum, Denver, CO. “High Plein Air Art Exhibit” Fall 2007

Fort Collins, CO. Lincoln Center, “17th National Art Exhibition and Sale” 4/5/08 – 5/9/08

Enso Gallery, Denver, CO. Syndication Presentation September 30, 2008

Square Deal Gallery; Denver, CO. “Small Works” 11/14/08 – 12/20/08

Gallery 1261, Denver, CO. “Salon du Musee” November 3 – 14, 2008

Denver Public Library “Denver Plein Air Arts Festival Exhibition” 11/14/08 - 12/31/08

Wings Over the Rockies Museum, 27th Annual Antique and Art Show 4/17/09 – 4/19/09

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays of Wilderness Journeys 2009” Solo Exhibition Oct. 2009

Square Deal Gallery; Denver, CO. “Small Works” 11/13/09 – 12/19/09

Gilmore Art Center, “Artists brushes Lend a Helping Hand” Group Show June 2010

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT. “The Russell: Sale to Benefit the Russell Museum” exhibition 3-19-10

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays from Wilderness Journeys 2010” Solo Exhibition October 11 - 15, 2010

C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, MT. “The Russell: Sale to Benefit the Russell Museum” exhibition 3-18-11

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays from Wilderness Journeys 2010” Solo Exhibition October 24 - 28, 2011

Artistica Art Gallery, Denver, CO “Opening Exhibit” Group show November 5, 2011 – December 5, 2011

Artistica Art Gallery, Denver, CO “Polareyes: One Vision Two Perspectives” Solo Exhibition June 5 -30, 2012

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays from Wilderness Journeys 2013” Solo Exhibition Nov 15 -  Dec 10, 2013

Crested Butte Plein Air Invitational July 11, 2014 Open class

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays from Wilderness Journeys 2014” Solo Exhibition Nov 17 - Dec 20, 2014

Mary Williams Fine Arts, Boulder, CO. 20th Anniversary Celebration January 2015

24th Annual Juried Exhibition Breckenridge Fine Art Center Texas August 2015

Coutts Museum of Art, Kansas "8th Annual Paint the Parks Exhibition" Nov 3, 2015 - Jan 20, 2016

Gilmore Art Center, “Pictorial Essays from Wilderness Journeys 2015” Solo Exhibition Nov 16 - Nov 30, 2015

The Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI “Paint the Parks” July 30, 2016 – September 13, 2016

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, TX “Best of the Best “from 24 years of the annual juried show 11-2016 – 1-2017

Littleton Art Museum, Colorado 52nd Annual Own an Original juried exhibition Nov 17, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

Breckenridge Fine Arts Center, Breckenridge, TX 27th Annual Juried Art Show   July 2018 – September 2018

Pine Street Church, Boulder, CO “Art at the Fringe of Spiritual Expression” Aug 15, 2018 – Sept 22, 2019

Niza Knoll Gallery, Denver, CO Holy Moly Religious/Political Commentary in Contemporary 10-2018 – 1-5-2019

Lapis Gallery, Denver, CO “Three Point Compass” May 3-2019 – June 14, 2019

Pine Street Church Art Gallery, Boulder, CO “Wilderness, Serpents & Saints An Artist’s Odyssey” One Man Show Nov 2020

 

MEDIA:                   

Landscapes of Colorado – Mountains and Plains Fresco Fine Art Publications 2006

Southwest Art Values section June 2008

Southwest Art Collector’s Corner October 2011

Southwest Art Feature Article:  Inspiration en Plein Air June 2012

Steamboat Magazine   the Arts Summer issue 2012

Plein Air Magazine Extreme Painter feature August September 2012 issue

Denver Westword Blogs Michael Charron by Jamie Siebrase posted Nov. 24, 2014 at 7:48am

Colorado Public Radio Colorado painter braves snow…. by Shanna Lewis ← Older postsPosted on December 10, 2014

ARTBEAT Magazine   Wendy L. Pitton http://www.artbeatmagazine.com/michael-charron-catacomb-saints-series   May 2020

Outdoor Painter Llama Syndicate Bob Bahr editor  www.outdoorpainter.com/the-llama-syndicate/ 2020

https://www.dropbox.com/s/o67y5vw5qr2tbld/AnArtistsOdyssey.mov?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3im7lb54ko4751y/Charron%20Interview%20WS%26S.mov?dl=0

SELECT COLLECTIONS:

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum; Colorado Springs, CO

Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI

Crimson Midstream, Denver, CO

Holland & Hart; Denver, CO

DJ Resources Management LLC, Denver, CO

Wood & Company, Denver, CO

Castle Rock Adventist Health Campus, Castle Rock, CO

Senator and Mrs. Clarence Saxby Chambliss: Georgia

Mia Valley, Aspen Colorado

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