The Focused Eye – Juried Photography Exhibition

The Focused Eye! Annual juried Photography exhibition. Drop off Feb. 28th from. 11-4 at CHAC Gallery.

focused eye

Denver – While the debate over who first invented photography may never be settled, there is little argument that photography has evolved into a classic art form. Through clever use of light and shadow, it evokes emotion, inspires imagination and captures souls and images forever in the blink of an eye.

An amazing array of photographic images created by local and out of town photographers will be exhibited from March 6 – 28, 2015, at the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, at 772 Santa Fe Drive, in Denver. “The Focused Eye,” an annual juried photography exhibition is open to the public and admission is free. Curators for the show are Judy Miranda and Charlie Walter.

“The show will feature an amazing, imaginative and beautiful array of work,” says curators and photographers Miranda and Walter. “Visitors will be seeing photography in a completely new and fascinating light.” Some of the artist/photographers are long-time professionals with decades of work along with national and international recognition. Others will be showing for the first time. “What they all have in common,” says Miranda, “are an eye and imagination that that has captured unique images and chosen to share with the world.”

“The Focused Eye,” will be one of the most elaborate and sophisticated photographic exhibits CHAC has ever showed. “We are expanding the viewing area and dedicating the entire space to this exhibit,” says Crystal O’Brien, gallery director.
Visitors can get their first look at the exhibit on Friday, March 6th when CHAC hosts an opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. There will be second CHAC reception on March 20th, also from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The judges awards will be presented on that date and time. Contact: Judy Miranda – or CHAC at 303.571.0440.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Join us for CHAC’s 16th Annual Milagros del Corazon Fundraiser

Join us for CHAC’s 16th Annual Milagros del Corazon Fundraiser

Opening Night – First Friday February 6th, 6-9 PM
La Ultima Noche – Friday, February 13th, 6-9 PM

Screen Shot 2015-01-31 at 2.52.53 PM

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Call For Entry – Milagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser

Milagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser

unnamedMilagros Del Corazon 2015 Annual Fundraiser!!! ~Call for Entry~

  • You are invited to design a heart for our silent auction fundraiser!
  • Pick up your blank wooden heart at CHAC Gallery during regular gallery hours. Hearts are only $3.00 each to cover the cost of the supplies and labor.
  • Create and design your masterpiece in your own personal art style.
  • Due date: Saturday, January 31st or before.
  • Proceeds benefit CHAC’s year round on-going cultural arts programming!
  • Fundraiser to be held February 6-15 at CHAC Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive
  • Free ticket to the event when you turn in your heart!
  • We are also accepting donations of original art and goods and services!

*Note: Art work must be suitable for a family friendly, environment, and be all age appropriate.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

January 2015 Events

January 2015 Events at CHAC Gallery

CHAC Gallery Presents:

jan1CHAC Gallery is proud to present a retrospective of Co-Founder and Fine Artist Jerry Jaramillo’s artwork including paintings and sculpture the Month of January in our South Gallery 772 Santa Fe Drive. Opening reception is First Friday January 2, 2015 from 5-9 PM. Jerry is also the 2015 recipient of our 2015 “Life Work Achievement Award” which will be presented on Third Friday, January 16th. Stay tuned for details.





CHAC Norte Presents:

jan2Join us this First Friday for the amazing work of Raphael Sanchez! Start your New Year out with a great new piece from Raphael’s newest collection featured for the first time right here at CHAC Gallery!


CHAC Norte Artists for January:

jan3Come check out Dominic’s one of a kind paint sculptured art work.  It’s inventive, modern and original.

All new work, never been shown…..Arturo Garcia presents his “Colorado Series” you will love this new series of original paintings. They are so vivid and fresh! He will also have prints available for purchase.
Michael Penny- Great new items to choose from starting at only $45!

Santo Nino de Atocha and many other Santos by Sean Trujillo will be on display.

Rebecca Rozales- has the ability to capture the essence of the soul in her paintings. She navigates through Modern art and contributes to our understanding of culture.
jan4Joe Martinez- “I think of my work as an inventory of memories”
Tony Ankele- This month I’ll be showing pieces in acrylic and colored pencil. Colorful pieces that dance with subject and texture. I’ll be showing a part of my new series mixing the beauty of the universe and images of faith and Hispanic cultures.

Stevon Lucero- More than a visual artist he is in truth, a philosopher artist. Each painting reflects a metaphor of his own internal dialogue between himself and God. Each piece tells a story, a story in which the ultimate intent and value lies in the future when people will have a greater understanding and appreciation for true spiritual art.

jan6Daniel Luna- Who does not need a little Avocado Rain in their life? This wonderful piece and so many other fun pieces that will delight your senses!
Introducing Denver Artist Jerry Miera
Bob Martinez- “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid” -Elaine Locke


Celebration of Life

jan7Please join us on January 17th 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 for an Open House Celebrating the Life of G. Belinda Maestas. Belinda worked for CHAC Gallery for several years in our gift shop, La Tienda, and passed away in November 2014. Join us as we celebrate the good memories we have of her and her contributions to CHAC and our lives. This is an open house, very casual and you may drop in and come and go as you wish. We will have light appetizers, cookies, soft drinks, and some music.
Please call us at 303-571-0440 with any questions.

Coming in March 2015 – Annual Juried Photography Exhibition: The Focused Eye – March 6-28

March is dedicated the month of Photography. Many galleries will be showing photographic works. This exhibition will be a collaboration with other local galleries. The Focused Eye 2015 Exhibition will show from March 6-28. For more information visit or contact Judy Miranda at or Charlie Walter at

Coming in April 2015 – Selena Art Show 3/31- 4/25

selenaEl REY Artwork, Estilos Denver in conjunction with CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center are presenting more than just a first class art show. The show will open on 03/31/15 with a candle light vigil starting at CHAC Gallery. The show runs 03/31/15 – 04/25/15 Selena Quintanilla Perez, “A Celebration of Life”, will take place at CHAC Gallery & Cultural Center, 774 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, Colorado

This multi layered show will feature:

  • A call for entry art show featuring the art in all mediums
  • Candle light vigil on 03/31/15
  • Selena inspired Music
  • Educational children’s art workshop, influenced by Selena
  • Selena inspired college step dancers, and karaoke


  • Artwork drop off is Sunday March 29th from 11:00 to 4:00 PM at 774 Santa Fe Drive.
  • Please call us at 303-571-0440 with questions
  • All Mediums of art are welcome
  • Artwork will be juried and can be rejected if deemed inappropriate for the exhibit by the curator. Work should be all age appropriate for gallery visitors.
  • Entry fee of $10 per artist



Special Event Rentals

jan8CHAC Gallery is a beautiful and vibrant space to rent for your next event.  We have two spacious galleries, one with a full kitchen, and an outdoor courtyard.  Our Gallery space is great for wedding showers, receptions, graduation or holiday parties, and fundraising events.

Contact Suzanne Martino, our Event Coordinator, to book your next event at 303-571-0440 or


CHAC Gallery Thanks Our Sponsors!

jan9Thank you to our sponsors. Without you we could not serve over 25,000 people yearly!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

December 2014 Events

2014 Christmas Mercado Call for Entry!

“Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe & The Christmas Mercado” Annual Show and Sale

dec1CHAC Gallery Call for Entry 2014

Drop off your artwork Sunday Nov. 30 2014 from noon to 4 P.M.                           

  • All mediums are welcome, no limit on size or quantity, within reason. Members are free with donation of product, (see our wish list) non members $10 per piece. We will work with you on price if you have small items or jewelry
  • Mercado (market) type items such as Santos, prints, small gift type items, jewelry, pottery, photography, sculpture and painting are great! No particular theme…items people will purchase for Christmas!
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe art pieces…Large and all sizes are welcome!
  • Show runs till Sat. December 20 2014. Pick up is also that day!!!
  • Opening reception December 5, 2014 6-10 PM.
  • Volunteers needed to help decorate the trees, gallery sit and hang the show any of the above days and during the show

If you have any questions please call Crystal @ 303-571-0440 or email us at

CHAC Gallery Wish List

  • dec2Paper products such as napkins, toilet tissue, Kleenex, c- fold paper towels
  • Large trash bags and kitchen size trash bags
  • Coffee, Tea, cream and sugar
  • Cleaning supplies, glass cleaner, bleach and soft scrub, hand soap
  • Beverages such as water and soda
  • Envelopes-Business size and manila, copy paper & General office supplies
  • Books or rolls of stamps!
  • Packaged Cookies
  • Pens, markers, sharpies, pencils
  • Art Supplies for Children’s art programs: Paint, glue sticks, markers, scissors, construction paper, colored tissue paper, watercolor sets, yarn
  • Small & Medium size nails, picture hangers, wire and any picture hanging devices

Gifts of cash are always appreciated!

CHAC Gallery Loses a Valued Friend

dec3It is a sad day that we have to let the World know that our Beloved Belinda Maestas passed away on Saturday November 22, 2014. Many of you know her, as she worked in our gift shop La Tiendita for several years. The family will notify us of any arrangements that have been planned. We will keep everyone updated.


CHAC Gallery Presents: Fair Trade Market!

dec4Fair Trade Market: December 3-23,  772 Santa Fe Drive
Join us for this annual Mercado filled with so many wonderful gift giving items from around the globe! Many new vendors this year with very exciting products that are sure to be that perfect gift.

CHAC Gallery Fair Trade Mercado:  Supporting artists around the world
Our Guiding Principles:

  • Create social and economic opportunities
  • Promote safe working conditions
  • Protect rights of women and children
  • Build local capacity and leadership
  • Pay promptly and fairly
  • Cultivate environmental stewardship
  • Respect cultural identity

Good Gifts Giving Good!

CHAC Norte Presents: Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe & The Christmas Mercado

dec5Choose from a wonderful selection of handmade items that include paintings, Santos, photography, prints, mixed media, stonework, jewelry, soap and much more! Show runs December 3-23.


CHAC Norte Artists for December:

dec6Bob Martinez- “Art must discover and reveal the beauty which prejudice and caricature have overlaid” -Elaine Locke
Michael Penny- Great new items to choose from starting at only $45!
Daniel Luna- Enjoy a new selection of work just delivered for the Holiday season!
Crystal O’Brien- Enjoy a new selection of art including crosses, Frida Kahlo pieces and new Buddha items.

dec7Rebecca Rozales- has the ability to capture the essence of the soul in her paintings. She navigates through Modern art and contributes to our understanding of culture.
Joe Martinez- “I think of my work as an inventory of memories”
Tony Ankele- “I hope to create paintings that make the viewer think, wonder or even fantasize about what the painting means to them”

Free 3rd Saturday Class:  Playing with Picasso!

dec8Byers Branch Library, 675 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 720-865-0160
Saturday, December 20 from 2:00- 3:30PM.  Connecting Vecinos is proud to present Mary Hernandez with CHAC Gallery for a hands-on workshop.  We will create a mixed media art piece inspired by the artistic style of Pablo Picasso.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment