Grand Junction’s Raw Canvas hosts member art show Friday |

Grand Junction’s Raw Canvas hosts member art show Friday

Brittany Markert
Wendy Gill displays art pieces at the Raw Canvas Art Gallery, with an exhibit celebration planned for Friday, April 4, from 6-9 p.m. This event will coincide with Grand Junction's First Friday Art Walk.
Brittany Markert / | Free Press


WHAT: The Raw Canvas Members Show

WHEN: Friday, April 4, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: The Raw Canvas, 507 Main St,, Grand Junction

COST: Free

INFO: or call 970-985-9649

First Friday Art Walk returns downtown. And, as part of the festivities this month, The Raw Canvas Tattoo Studio & Art Gallery will host a members show on Friday, April 4. The free show starts at 6 p.m. at 507 Main St., in Grand Junction.

Artists include Bennett Art Studio, Jerry Clyfford, Matthew Haberkorn, Chaz Emmons and Pat Lewis. All art is for sale.

Quarterly shows at the Raw Canvas often are centered around a theme.

“This is the one show that we do where the artists choose their own work to be displayed,” Raw Canvas gallery manager Wendy Gill said.

Also set to perform is a husband-wife duo called You Knew Me When. They play indie rock and folk-style music.

Bin 707 will serve appetizers.


Are you an aspiring artist? The Raw Canvas Gallery is accepting applications for new talent.

According to The Raw Canvas website, participating members must be active, positive, and their art must be priced realistically.

Gallery members pay dues, and all artists receive 100 percent of their sales.

Artists may pick up an application at the Main Street gallery, by calling 970-985-9649, or by visiting their website —


Not only is The Raw Canvas an art gallery, it’s also home to a tattoo studio and La Tee Da Photography Studio. It’s open seven days a week, starting at 11 a.m.

Tattoo artists include owner Justin Nordine, Melora Coyle, Seth Jordan, and Arlo Discristina.

La Tee Da photographer Melissa Pruitt specializes in maternity, family, newborn, senior, modeling, business headshots, weddings and more. She is also a resident artist in the gallery.

Free Press community editor Caitlin Row contributed to this article.

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