August Newsletter from Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Living Artfully Newsletter 
Joseph Lorusso A Familiar Tune 24 x 26 Oil available at  

Joseph Lorusso  "A Familiar Tune"  24 x 26 Oil on Panel

Exhibitions and Special Events

August 2014  Artist of the Month 

Joseph Lorusso Nine New Works

Joseph Lorusso Gold Locket 12 x 9 oil available at

Joseph Lorusso "Gold Locket" 12 x 9 Oil on Panel


Artist Demonstration of the Month
August 23, 2014 - Jane ChristiePSA, PSC

Saturday 1 - 4pm Demonstration and Reception

Jane Christie Rocky Mountain Beauty 11 x 14 pastel Available at

Jane Christie "Rocky Mountain Beauty" 11 x 14 Pastel

September 2014  

September 13, 2014  

"The Collectors' Salon I and II"

Picasso Women with a Flower Salon at
Pablo Picasso "Woman with Flower" 162cm x 130cm Oil 1932

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Lecture Summary Part I
11:am - 12:noon
Lecture and Panel Discussion Part II 
12:45 - 2:pm

Featured Speaker -  
Shannon Robinson

September 19, 2014 

Les Femmes du Galerie Exhibition

Join us Opening Night September 19, 2014 

Women Artists of Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Mary Qian Valor Reclined 15 x 16 Oil on Canvas available at

Mary Qian "Valor Reclined" 15 x 16 Oil on Canvas


October 2014  - Artist of the Month 

Kim English Studio Tour

10:30 am - 3:30 pm Lunch Served

Once again Kim English opens the door to the studio for all to explore and purchase fine treasures. 

For More Information and to Sign Up for October 4th go to

Kim English Studio Tour Oct 4, 2014 contact

Kim English "Watering Day" 13 x 14  Oil on Canvas


A Few Things to Consider Corner

from the desks of Catherine and Mikkel Saks

Hanging Art

"Generally speaking, many people tend to hang their artwork too high. If you have ever visited castles in Europe, Victorian collections, or places like the Barnes Collection in Pennsylvannia, you will see paintings hung from floor to ceiling.

However, the current aesthetic is lower. If you compare clothes racks in department stores today with the height 30 years ago (for those of us old enough to remember such things!) you'll find that everything is quite low and within reach. So the proper height for a painting is such that the mid-point is eye-level for a person of modest stature.  

As with any rule, there are exceptions. For example, if the main subject matter of the painting is towards the bottom of the canvas it may be appropriate to go up a few inches. Another exception which arises frequently is the placement of large paintings over a high fireplace mantle. When that occurs, the best solution is to have the bottom of the frame within two to five inches of the mantle, thus leaving a larger space between the top of the frame and the ceiling. You want the painting to be 'grounded' by the fireplace so it doesn't visually float away.  

There are often other considerations… we encourage our clients to discuss their particular situations with our staff.  Our years of experience are a valuable resource."

William Scott Jennings Final Glory Available at  

William Scott Jennings "Final Glory"
 18 x 24 Oil

 Recent Estate Arrivals

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek brokers many secondary market and estate sales.

New arrivals this month include famous American painters such as Charles Partridge Adams, Gerard Curtis Delano, Alexander Dzigurski, Paul K. Smith and William Scott Jennings. 


Alexander Dzigurski Pacific Twilight 24 x 30 oil  

Alexander Dzigurski 1911 -1995 "Pacific Twilight" 24 x 30 oil

Alexander Dzigurski, 1911 - 1995, who is known for his seascapes, landscapes and some portraiture, is associated with the art of California, although he was born in the farming community of Backa, located in Stari Becej, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The son of a wheat farmer, he was one of four siblings. Alexander's father considered his son's artistic desires an unproductive pursuit; contrarily, his mother was most interested in her son's talent and understood her son's wishes to extend his artistic desires. His work is featured in a number of museums and private collections.


Paul K. Smith Redstone Colorado 20 x 24 oil  

Paul K. Smith 1893 - 1977 "Redstone, Colorado"20 x 24 oil

Paul Kauvar Smith 1893 – 1977

“Smith’s work bears a strong stamp of his personality and vision…the sum total of years of sensitive and creative reflection and work.”  Otto Karl Bach, former Director Denver Art Museum.

Paul Kauvar Smith moved to Colorado to study under John E. Thompson at the Denver Academy of Fine and Applied Arts. Thompson, who is considered to be the pioneer of modernism in Denver, was a strong influence on Smith.


Denver Arts Week

November 7 - 15, 2014


Well with more than 300 events at more than 100 museums, galleries and arts districts all over The Mile High City, it easy to just start the week off at Saks Galleries Cherry Creek.  

Celebrate starting with us. 

Come to the opening night reception November 7th starting at 5:00. Meet Olga and Aleksey Ivanov.  Saks Galleries will be presenting a new selection of great art from the Ivanov's to enjoy and perhaps you should take home a piece of furniture - a new chair painting that is - "Cheers to Chairs" Exhibition.

November 2014    

Olga and Aleksey Ivanov

"Cheers to Chairs"

Long anticipated new exhibition

Two great artists plus a few surprises!  

Opening Night Reception 
November 7, 2014

Aleksey Ivanov in Olga's Chair Celebrate Denver Arts Week

Aleksey in Olga's Chair

This exhibition is in conjunction with

 Denver Arts Week 

November 7 - 15, 2014

O and A Ivanov Demonstration

 Saturday, November 8, 2014

1:pm - 4:pm.


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We will have more online catalogs for viewing entire shows, more videos, more fresh art.   

More Living Artfully Next Month

We offer appraisals of your fine art and Native American antiquities.

Call us for more information at 303.333.4144  

Complimentary Valuations of Your Fine Art Every Tuesday.

Saks Galleries Cherry Creek

Oldest Fine Art Gallery in Colorado

 3019 E. Second Ave, Denver, Colorado 80206


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