Andy Taylor



  • loans to the embassies in Kingston, Jamaica; Nouakchott, Mauritania; Lisbon, Portugal


  • Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park, CO, 1990 and 1993


  • born 1949, West Chester, Pennsylvania

  • resident, Carbondale, Colorado, 1975 -- present

  • Colorado College, 1971, BA cum laude

  • manager, Mountain Blue Turf Farm, 1977 - 2014

  • President, Board of Directors, Mount Sopris Nordic Council, 1996 - 2010

  • member, Carbondale Comprehensive Plan Working Group, 2011 - 2012

  • member, Board of Adjustments, Town of Carbondale, 1990 - 2005

  • member, Board of Directors, Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities, 1987 - 1990


For almost forty years I have lived in Carbondale, Colorado. Most of my art world exists within a day's drive: the 250 miles to the north, south and west, across the Colorado Plateau, with its spectacular canyons, high plains, distant mesas, skinny rivers, and infrequent trees and sundry shrubbery. I love it: the colors, the shapes, the weather, and the occasional place where water changes everything.

For me painting is about exploration and discovery: exploring different ways of seeing or different ways of expressing what I see and discovering what I want to paint and discovering things as I paint. And, if successful, the result is hopefully an engaging visual treat.  

Future Shows:

             Ann Korologos Gallery, October 2018


One-person shows:

  • Ann Korologos Gallery, 2013, 2014, and 2017

  • A Gallery, May 2012

  • Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, July 2010

  • Basalt Gallery, Basalt, CO 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 and 2009

  • Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Grand Junction, CO, 1992

  • Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO 87, 88, 89, and 1991

  • Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO Letz and Shore , 1983

Selected group shows:

             2018    Coors Western Art Exhibit, National Western Club Artist

 Art for the Sangres

  • 2017 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, National Western Club Artist Fine Art Connoisseur Award -- Young Guns

  • 2017 Colorado Showcase, PACE

  • 2016 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale, National Western Club Artist

  • Best of the West, Ann Korologos Gallery

  • 2015 Coors Western Art Exhibit and Sale National Western Club Artist

  • Out of the West, Ann Korologos Gallery

  • 2014 Close to Home Colorado Mountain College, Rifle Campus

  • 2013 Green, A Gallery

  • Works on Paper, Ann Korologos Gallery

  • 2012
    5 Points Film Festival Art Show, Carbondale
    Valley Visual Arts Show, Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities, Carbondale

  • 2011 Ann Korologos Gallery

  • 2010 Ann Korologos Gallery

  • 2002 Five Rivers , Glenwood Springs Center for Arts, juried, Diane Vanderlip, First Place

  • 1993
    Cheekwood National Contemporary Painting Competition, finalist, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN
    Artists of the West, Pioneer Museum, Colorado Springs, CO

  • 1990 Biennial 90, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO

  • 1988 The Roaring Fork Juried Exhibition, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

  • 1987 Roaring Fork Annual, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

  • 1986
    Inside Out, Kyle Belding Gallery, Denver, CO
    Small Wonders, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

  • 1985 Artists of the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

  • 1983 Of, On, or About Paper - II , USA Today, Arlington, VA

  • 1981 Seventh Colorado Annual, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

  • 1980 Inside -- Outside, Boulder Center for Visual Arts, Boulder, CO

  • 1979
    Interiors, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (one-person)
    First National Small Painting Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL
    National Painting Show 1979, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
    Strains of Realism, Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO

  • 1978
    Works on Paper, University of Portland, Portland, OR
    42nd Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    Marietta National, Marietta College, Marietta, OH

  • 1977
    Arizona National, Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ
    An Aspen Group Show, Gargoyle Gallery, Aspen, CO
    Opening Exhibition, Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO
    41st Annual Midyear Show, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
    Roaring Fork Valley Art Show, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
    Four Corners States Biennial 77, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

  • 1974
    Paintings Biennial, a traveling group show sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and Humanities: Arizona Western College, Yuma -- Mesa Community College, Mesa -- Scottsdale Public Library, Scottsdale -- Pima College, Pima

  • 1973 Second Four Corners States Biennial of Painting and Sculpture, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ