News and Upcoming Events

2020 Schedule 

I will be updating my event schedule as show announcements continue to surface. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be further cancellations and postponements. Stay healthy everyone!


Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival 

Albuquerque, NM

3/13-3/15 Cancelled

Fiesta Arts Fair  

San Antonio, TX

4/18-4/19 Cancelled

Cottonwood Arts Festival 

Richardson, TX Cancelled


Denver Potters Association Spring Sale  

First Plymouth Congregational Church

3501 S. Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO Cancelled  


Art Students League of Denver Summer Art Market

Denver, CO Cancelled


Cheesman Arts Fest

Denver, CO Cancelled


Crested Butte Arts Festival 

Crested Butte, CO Cancelled 

Online Art Auction-August 8th 


Affordable Arts Festival

Littleton, CO

8/31 Cancelled 

Denver Potters Association Holiday Sale 

First Plymouth Congregational Church 

3501 S. Colorado Blvd

Denver, CO

12/3-12/6 Cancelled

    2020 Workshops & Classes

Healing Through the Arts

The Gunnison Art Center has paired up with The Center for Mental Health to offer a mindful art series focusing on creatively working through emotions. 

Drop That Pot ~ (Young Adults and Adults 16+)

Participants will be shown how to throw a basic form on the wheel, most students will struggle to find the perfect pot but, with the help of our instructor, will discover that you can succeed with help. Once the cylinders or bowls are thrown, the stress of wheel throwing them will be released by dropping them, allowing us to see the form in a different way and build from what we now have. This practice is freeing and would present itself to be a foundation of “failed” expectation that grows into something else, something uniquely yours. 

CLASS SOLD OUT, stay tuned for fall offerings. 

  • Tuesday, September 15. 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Virtual Clay Classes

Gunnison Arts Center 

Whimsical Houses ~ Live Virtual Clay Class

Wednesday & Thursday, April 8 & 9. 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 


Switch up the quarantine routine and join us for a live virtual course with local artist, Kristin Gruenberger. Build small birdhouses and gnome houses from clay while you follow along from the comfort of your own home. Each student will be able to complete two to three houses. Registered students will receive instructions to pick-up the supplies from the Gunnison Arts Center, as well as a link to join the live demo online.

Drop-off completed pieces and all tools on Monday, April 13, from 1 – 6 pm. Please write your name under each piece with the date. A follow up 3 hour class to glaze your work will be scheduled once Covid-19 restrictions have been lessened and class can meet in person at the GAC.

Instructor: Kristin Gruenberger. 

Virtual Clay Hour From the Studio  

Coming Soon 


Gunnison Art Center

September 15 – October 16, 2020

Main Gallery: 

“Down the Rabbit Hole: A Collection of Whimsy and Wonder” by Kristin Gruenberger

This exhibit includes a collection of ceramic tableware and sculpture that will take the viewer down the rabbit hole and into a storybook. This collection will feature a variety of whimsical tea sets, drinking vessels, centerpieces, totem sculptures and ceramic toys. Picture a table of the Mad Hatter or Dr. Suess. Through playful use of form and color, each piece creates its own narrative and personality, evoking a sense of childlike wonderment. Navigating through form and function with playful curiosity opens the mind of not only the maker, but the viewer, seeing the limitless possibilities of the basic wheel thrown form. The magic of this exhibit is that each piece acts not only as a vessel of function, but an object that connects one to their inner child and world of wonder.

 © Kristin Gruenberger 2020

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