RedLine is a diverse urban laboratory where art, education, and community converge. Our vision is to foster forms of social practice in the arts that inspire inquiry and catalyze change. With its dynamic physical space, talented Resident Artists and proximity to some of the city’s most culturally diverse neighborhoods, RedLine continues to evolve into a center for contemporary art where creative expression is celebrated and integrated into the fabric of our diverse community.
RedLine has 22,000 sq. ft. dedicated to art practice, exhibitions, special events and education programs making it a hub for the creative community in Denver. Membership to RedLine enables us to achieve our mission to support resident artists while providing educational outreach programs and events that are responsive to the needs of new and returning visitors. As a non-profit 501(c)3 public charity, your contribution ensures RedLine’s dynamic contemporary exhibitions and programs will continue to inspire new generations of cultural and civic transformers. By becoming a RedLine member, you make our mission and commitment to art, education, and community possible.
We invite you to join us for cocktails and dialogue at Private art collections throughout the state. Participants will have access to contemporary art that is not available for public viewing and will have opportunities to hear from collectors about their approaches and inspiration for collecting art. Each private collection viewing will be paired with a special studio visit from a professional working artist.
The first Collection & Conversation will be: Jasper John's "The Critic Smiles" welcomes you. You are asked to be that critic. Will your smile be one of pleasure or one of disdain?
Abstraction has been with us since the cave drawings at Lascaux and probably long before. It took many centuries for artists to learn how to make "realistic" pictures. We like art that shows things we know. Around the turn of the last century, things took a turn for the worse. A couple of guys, Picasso and Braque, who should have known better, began making "cubist" art. Mondrian abstracted trees into rounded shapes. More followed. Things didn't look like things anymore. That was just the beginning. At least abstract art was based on things that existed. In the 1940s a few people, now quite famous, started making art about nothing more than the way they felt when they painted. That was called Abstract Expressionism. Which brings us to you, standing here in a house full of "abstract art" - some is made by chance, most is quite purposeful. You'll see there are lots of ways to make abstract art. You'll find lots of connections, too.
Your job is to talk to each other about what in the world is going on here. We'll compare notes afterward to give you the chance to the critic. After viewing this collection, guests will be invited for a studio visit of professional working artist Jane Dalrymple-Hollo.
Please RSVP: Afrazier@redlineart.org.
RedLine is a nationally-recognized venue for contemporary art exhibitions. Along with its robust exhibition schedule, RedLine provides studios, exhibition space, and resources for emerging contemporary artists. RedLine partners/collaborates with/selects approximately 20-25 artists at any given time who remain “in residence” for a two year fellowship. Artists receive studio space and mentoring from up to four accomplished artists per year. Interactivity is a core element at RedLine: artists engage in healthy art criticism and vibrant debate as each develops their practice. It is a place for artists to explore, to create, and to interact with other artists and visitors alike.
In addition to the residency program, RedLine is working to establish art as an integral dimension in the holistic education of students in the Denver area by offering intensive and experiential arts education programming to area youth through programs like EPIC Arts. EPIC Arts provides a platform for RedLine Resident Artists to work in collaboration with educators from Denver area K-12 schools to implement an experiential curriculum that creates a body of artwork through a lens of contemporary social justice. Future programming will continue to engage youth in schools and eventually extend to workshops at RedLine’s Community Studio.
RedLine believes in art’s ability to enrich, inspire and transform. We are fully committed to bringing that vision – as well as practical strategies for its realization – to the community. It is in this spirit that Reach Studio, a program that uses art as a medium for assisting homeless clients in moving toward self-sufficiency, was born. A means to transforms public spaces abdicated to blight by reclaiming them, through art, as public commons, Reach Studio challenges participants to consider art as a career and teaches them business of art-making.
Individual : $50
- Exhibition postcards & RedLine mailings
- Free admission to exhibitions
- Free admission to The Artist's Studio second Saturday events
- Free or discounted admission to ticketed events
- Invitations to members-only receptions and previews
- Discounted tuition for all seasonal adult and youth programs
Dual : $100
Includes all of the above plus:
- RedLine signature merchandise of choice (t-shirt, mug, or scarf)
- Complimentary guest pass for each ticketed exhibition
- Complimentary guest pass for The Artist's Studio second Saturday events
Includes all of the above plus:
- Use of RedLine's library for a private event or meeting
- Informational tour of Resident Artist program & studios
- Two complimentary guest passes for each exhibition
Includes all of the above plus:
- Use of Reception Area for private event
- Director's Tour of RedLine
- Complimentary exhibition catalogue
- Use of Project Space for a private event
Other prominent Donor Opportunities are available:
Sponsor RedLine’s Resident Artist Studios, Community Room, Research Library, Reception Area, or Project Space.
Institutional & Community Sponsorship Opportunities
Artist Sponsor: $3000
Provides principle funding for our Resident Artist Program. Enables RedLine to update the facility to be more conducive to new methods in art making, invite national and internationally known curators to visit with our Resident Artists, thus increasing their exposure on the national & international stage. This level of support also provides funds for our visiting artist program and facilitates the artists' continued presence in the community.
The benefits of this membership include:
- Private tour of Resident Artists' studios
- Use of Exhibition Hall for a private event
- Underwriting recognition for the Resident Artist program
- Invitation to propose a student-based or community-based exhibition
- Logo or name on website & RedLine's patron wall
- A curator's tour for all Exhibition Hall exhibitions
Arts Activator: $5000
Provides exclusive funding for our education outreach programs. This includes purchasing art materials and supplies to use for art making activities and workshops in area schools and at RedLine, providing opportunities for educators to work with local, practicing, contemporary artists and young people to hone their creative and critical thinking communication and collaboration skills.
The benefit of this membership includes all the Artist Sponsor benefits plus:
- Underwriting recognition for youth programming
- Exclusive member's-only visits to private art collections
- Use of RedLine (Including Exhibition Hall, Project Space, Recdeption Area & Patio) for one event
- Invitations to exclusive events with RedLine's Founder and Director
Make a Donation
Supporters of RedLine
- Peter Kudla
- Vicki and Harry Sterling
- White & Steele
- Katherine Merage
- Merage Foundation
- Arthur & Irit Waldbaum
Supporters of RedLine Programs
- Donnell Kay
- Biennial of the Americas
- Semple Brown
- Rocky Mountain Active 20-30
- Denver Foundation
- Xcel Energy Foundation
- Mabel H. Hughes Charitable Trust
- Mile High United Way
- Virginia Hill Foundation
- Rose Community Foundation
- Linda D. Campbell
- The Donnell-Kay Foundation
- The John G. Duncan Trust
- Sidney E. Frank Foundation
- The Women's College at Denver University