Don Quade

Don Quade’s mixed media paintings are elegant expressions inspired by nature. The transformation of the textures and colors within a garden from season to season is an exciting source of inspiration for this artist. He enjoys the subtle shifts in nature: the rich textures and warm tones of the fall and winter juxtaposed with the soft and vibrant colors that spring and summer bring. The exciting, exuberant lines, shapes and colors in the the natural are metaphors of transformation in Don Quade’s newest abstract mixed media paintings.


Don Quade

1986 BFA Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

2016 Solo-exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2015 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, NY
2014 Solo-exhibition, Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO(also 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005)
2013 Solo-exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2012 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Seattle, NM
2011 Solo-exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2009 Solo-exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
Solo-exhibition, The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ (also 2004, 2007, 2008)
2007 Solo-exhibition, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
2006 New Artists, Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, New York, NY
Solo-exhibition, Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC
2005 Solo-exhibition, Expressions In Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM (also 2004)
Trading Voices, Aravada Center for Arts, Arvada, CO
2004 Solo-exhibition, Fresh Art, Denver, CO (also 2003)
2003 Solo-exhibition, Maclaren Marckowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO
2002 Solo-exhibition, Mariko Arts, Denver, CO
Group exhibition, Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO
2001 Art Market, Arvada Center for Arts, Arvada, CO (also 2000)

2014 “Cross-Cultural” by Elizabeth Sullivan, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
2011 “Don Quade: Nature’s Architecture” by Elizabeth Lake, Santa Fean Magazine
2010 “Smoke & Shadow,” review by Michael Paglia, Art Ltd
2008 “Colorado Abstract: Paintings & Sculpture” by Michael Paglia & Mary Voelz Chandler, hardback
2007 “Best of the West,” by Courtney Carpenter, Southwest Art Magazine
2007 “Gallery Previews,” by Marin Sardy, Santa Fean Magazine
2007 “Gallery Wise, Opening Acts” by Craig Smith, Pasatiempo
2006 “The In-Between Season” by Olivia Pool, Charleston City Paper
2005 “New Directions” by Michael Paglia, Westword
2005 Cover/Feature Story, In-Flight Magazine, Frontier Airlines, March
2004 “Instant Insight” by Zane Fischer, Santa Fe Reporter
2003 First Place Award , Artreach International Competition
2003 “State of the Art” Colorado Homes & Lifestyles
2003 “Moving on Up” by Michael Paglia, Westword
1995 “In Review” by Steve Rosen, Denver Post

Corporate Collections:
Alta Bates Medical Hospital, Berkeley, CA
Stone & Youngberg Investments, NY
Swift Plaza Lobby, CA
Terranea Resort & Spa, CA
Heathman Hotel, Kirkland, WA
Bank of the West, CA
Hyatt Hotel at Denver Convention Center, CO
Century Link Communications, CO
Dex Media, CO
Airport Concierge, Denver, CO
numerous private and corporate collections