Exhibit Will be Held at the Loveland Museum With In-Person and Online Fine Art Sales From Saturday, May 11 Through Sunday, June 9, 2024

Clyde Aspevig headshot

2024 Legacy Artist, Clyde Aspevig.

LOVELAND, Colo. – The Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale, one of the largest juried fine art shows to exclusively feature Colorado artists, has revealed Clyde Aspevig will be honored as the Legacy Artist during the 33rd annual exhibit. This distinction is given to artists who have participated in past years of the Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale and have been strong advocates for the arts. Aspevig, a longtime Loveland resident who recently relocated to Montana, is one of 61 Colorado artists selected to participate in this year’s show. The exhibit will be held at the Loveland Museum from Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, June 9, 2024 with fine art sales available in-person and online.

Born and raised in Montana, Aspevig had a lifelong relationship with the living land, helped along with parents who instilled in him the ability to be self-reliant, living surrounded by nature. He started painting at the age of 12, when he realized the need to experience nature and paint what he loves. 

Aspevig’s personal and artistic horizons have unfolded expansively since his childhood on a Montana farm near the Canadian border. While his early efforts attracted awards and critical praise from the regional or “Western” sector of the art community, his work has since emerged to be highly sought after by world class collectors. 

“Hollyhocks” by Clyde Aspevig.

“Hollyhocks” by Clyde Aspevig.

Aspevig’s paintings of the West are not theatrical sets intended to reinforce regional mythology, but rather evocations of places that he perceives as already disappearing during his own lifetime, subjects worthy of both artistic and societal preservation. The paintings reflect his intense days of absorbing his natural surroundings, days which shaped a philosophy where he explains he sees, “nature as being so much more powerful than we realize.” 

In the last three decades, Aspevig’s painting has been inspired by travel along with his artist wife, Carol Guzman. While landscape painting has been his focus in his 48 years of making his living as an artist, he also enjoys exploring more non-objective styles as well.

The Governor’s Art Show includes sculpture, mixed media, oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylic paintings from participating artists. Nineteen new artists will join the show this year, and several artists have returned after numerous years. The 2024 show will feature four different works of art from each artist at the Loveland Museum. The majority of the artwork in this year’s show is one-of-a-kind and will be available for purchase throughout the run of the Governor’s Art Show & Sale both online and in-person from Saturday, May 11 through Sunday, June 9, 2024. Experience the show in person at the Loveland Museum, 503 North Lincoln Avenue, or online at GovernorsArtShow.org. 

Museum hours are 12 to 4 p.m. on Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and the museum is closed on Mondays. Exhibit admission is $7 and free for visitors 12 and under and museum members. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

To learn more, visit GovernorsArtShow.org

About the Governor’s Art Show and Sale:
The Governor’s Art Show is presented by Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Clubs, in conjunction with the Loveland Museum and endorsed by the Governor of Colorado. The Show is truly Art With Heart as net proceeds will benefit Rotary-sponsored charitable projects and causes. One-third of net proceeds will go to the Thompson Education Foundation’s Resiliency Fund for Unhoused Youth, and additional funds will go toward scholarships for local art students. The goal of the Thompson Education Foundation’s Homeless Assistance Fund is to ensure education stability and success by providing support and assistance to students and families in homeless situations. To find more information on Governor’s Arts Show events, please visit GovernorsArtShow.org, call 970-670-0335 or email director@governorsartshow.org