Summit County Art Forum: Current Exhibit

The Summit County Art Forum is a display space that showcases local art. The space is located in the upper level of the County Commons building in Frisco. The Art Forum rotates its exhibit three times each year, with each exhibit based on a particular theme.

The theme of the current exhibit is “Ice and Snow,” which will be on display through May 2018.

‘Ice and Snow’ Featured Artists

“Ice and Snow” will be on display in the Summit County Commons through May. Local artists and partner organizations present their interpretation of change for themselves and our community.

Artists featured in “Ice & Snow” include Corky Woodring, Jeremy Greene, Bill Linfield, Kathy Wahler, Tai Leach, Abbe Gold, Scott Brockmeier, Bruce Spinney, Drew Gibson, Matt Norfleet, Joanne Stolen, Gail Shears, Todd Powell, Scott Cramer and Rocket Nelson. The show also includes antiques from Richard Allen’s Vintage Ski World collection.

  • Heeney resident Corky Woodring is a self-taught artist who creates his found-object art using meditation and visualization. His artwork has been inspired through walking, part of his mental health therapy. “Currently, I am trying to find a balance between the mother earth, father sky, and the Creator, so I can share what our eyes don't see and maybe find a new color.”
  • Jeremy “Jerms” Greene captures feelings through color. His paintings and wire sculptures are a “glimpse of time through the eyes of a survivor of a traumatic brain injury” he sustained at 16 years old.
  • Bill Linfield started with photographic film 40 years ago. His photography displayed during this show illustrates dramatic winter moments in nature throughout Summit County.
  • Kathy Wahler is a member of Women of Watercolor. Her pieces in this show reflect her love of the local Summit County landscape and activities.
  • Colorado native and Breckenridge resident Christian Tai Leach is a self-taught painter. He upcycles snowboards, skateboards and other materials for his canvases.
  • Abbe Gold is a mosaic artist. She creates her artwork with cut glass and found objects. In this show, she is displaying a Ptarmigan on the mountain. She is also a member of the High Country Artisans Gallery in Silverthorne and Arts Alive in Breckenridge.
  • Breckenridge-based Scott Brockmeier, an avid skier, has used photography to raise awareness of and generate support for avalanche rescue-dog programs. His work has been featured in national magazines and digital advertising.
  • A retired teacher and school administrator, Bruce Spinney has become an avid angler and water color artist in retirement. His work is inspired by the natural world. “I find myself seeing the world differently now, in terms of shape, color and contrast.”
  • Blue River resident Drew Gibson specializes in oils and pastels. Professionally trained as a graphic artist, the Summit County mountain landscape inspired Drew to delve into fine arts. Ski patrolling and backcountry skiing inspire much of his work. Drew enjoys working en plein air.
  • Matt Norfleet is a professional graphic artist, ski patroller and raft guide. Using illustration, digital art and silk screen, his artistic inspiration comes from mountains and rivers.
  • Joanne Stolen has been involved in artistic endeavors for many years. She has performed in numerous one-person shows, including two at Breckenridge Backstage Theater. Her artwork has been featured in galleries across the United States and abroad. Her fiber-art photography collage is a collection of ice climbing and local snow scenes.
  • Gail Shears works with stained glass. She is a member of the High Country Artisans Gallery in Silverthorne. Her one-of-a-kind snowflakes displayed in this show are whimsical representations of winter.
  • Todd Powell is an accomplished Frisco photographer. He favors landscape and travel photography, because it communicates his own adventurous worldview. He and his wife, Tracy, specialize in creating mural sized prints for anyone looking to bring a window of nature into their lives.
  • Scott Cramer is a professional photographer who uses his creative vision to capture the essence of his subjects. His craft has taken him around the world, photographing cultures and landscapes, yet he continues to find inspiration from the mountains of Colorado.
  • Diana “Rocket” Nelson is a seasoned seamstress who crafts fabric-art quilts representative of her world.
  • Richard Allen is the founder of Vintage Ski World, which has a shop in Frisco, and has gradually acquired one of the largest private collections of antique ski equipment, clothing, posters and memorabilia in the world.
Photograph of icicles