Gallery Representation

Earthwood Gallery

Estes Park, Colorado

Fare Bella Gallery

Manitou Springs, Colorado

Wilder Nightingale Fine Art Gallery

Taos, New Mexico

The Great Southwest Gallery

Sedona, Arizona

Bio

  I devoted myself to painting after many years as a graphic designer, mainly in San Francisco. During that time I also earned a California teaching credential and have enjoyed teaching painting at the college level, and through civic and recreational adult education, ever since.
     After moving to Colorado I earned a Masters Degree in Painting at Adams State University and opened the PleinView Painting Studio in Alamosa where I live with my family, paint full time, and teach painting all year around.
     Primarily an outdoor painter, I am a member of Plein Air Artists Colorado, Plein Air Painters New Mexico, a founding member of High Desert Painters (an international plein air group), member of the Spanish Peaks Arts Council, and founder of the San Luis Valley Painters.
     I have worked with organizations in California, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and Arizona, serving as show judge as well as speaker on the topic of Marketing for the Individual Artist. My work is in collections in the U.S. and abroad and can be viewed in the galleries that represent me and

on line at  ConiGrant.com or on Instagram at conigrant or #conigrant.
    Using my design background, I combine Expressionist influences with innovative color ideas to express a distinctive view of the landscape and life around me.

My classes and workshops emphasize painting fundamentals with a focus on design skills and inventive color use - in both oil and acrylic.


 

Selected Past Shows, Events & Awards

​2018

ON the Wing 
show of work presented by San Luis Valley Painters
Milagros Coffee House Gallery, in Alamosa, CO

Road Tripping- Interpretations of the West
Opening May 4th, 2018, Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton in Manitou Springs, CO


Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw 2018, Creede, Colorado
Sunday, Memorial Day Weekend

Plein air Workshop at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico
July 15th, - July 21st, 2018

Coni Grant - featured artist at Estes Park Fine Art Opening,

August 4th,  Earthwood Collections Gallery, 141 E. Elkhorn in Estes Park, CO

Awarded Honorable Mention at 2018 Taos Fall Arts Festival, Taos, NM

September 21st through Sept 30, Taos, NM

WilderNightingale Fine Art Celebrates Taos Fall Arts,119 Kit Carson Rd., Taos, NM
Opening Reception, September 22, 5 -7 pm

PAAC - Plein Air Artists Colorado Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition and Sale
Opening Reception, Friday, October 5th, 5 - 7pm

MANITOU PAINTS, - Plein Air Event in Manitou Springs, CO
Saturday, October 6th, 2018
Featuring painters from all the Manitou galleries and is sponsored by Manitou Springs businesses.

Colorado Showcase 2018 - Juried fine art exhibition

at The Parker Artists Guild and The Parker Arts, Culture & Events Center, Parker, CO.
Opening, November 2 - Dec 31, 2018

2018 Miniature Show at the TracyMiller Gallery,16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, CO

 

2017

DESIGN x2,  new work by Coni Grant, at the ARTrium Gallery, SLV Medical Center

        Through February 2017
San Luis Valley Painters present The SHAPE of THINGS Show,  Alamosa, CO
Pagosa Springs Medical Center presents a juried exhibition of work.
Coni will has 3 new pieces for sale in this show,  April -June, Pagosa Springs, CO
Taste of Creede
Arts Festival Quick Draw 2017, Creede, CO
Alamosa Artwalk, June 2 and 3rd in Alamosa, CO
Coni Grant - Featured Artist,  Earthwood Collections Gallery,  Estes Park, CO
4 Day Plein Air Workshop August 5- 8, Estes Park, 


One Day Workshop  August 9, Art Center of Estes Park


One Day Workshop  August 11, Fare Bella Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO

TAOS Fall Arts
Wilder Nightingale Fine Art presents
"Sanctuary In Solace" September 23rd, Taos, NM
MANITOU PAINTS,  Plein Air Event, October 21, downtown Manitou Springs, CO
Holiday 100, Holiday Miniature show at the Tracy Miller Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO

 

2016

Colors of the West - Landscapes We Love. All new work by Coni Grant

         May at the TracyMiller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, CO
Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw, Creede, CO

Alamosa Artwalk, - Alamosa, CO

Plein Air Painters New Mexico 2016 Plein Air Festival

         June 9th, - Show Opening and Reception at InARt Gallery, 219 Delgado St., Santa Fe

Sun Up to Sun Down Plein air Event in Taos, NM, July 29. Artists Coni Grant, Susan McCullough

         and Peggy Immel will paint dawn to dark along the famous Kit Carson Road in Taos.
One Day Workshop  Estes Park, CO. August 17th.

One Day Workshop  Manitou Springs, CO. August 19.

DESIGN x2, work by Coni Grant and Judith Greenwood, ARTrium Gallery, SLV Medical Center

         Show hangs November 2016 thru February 2017

2015

Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
San Luis Valley Painters present EYE of the ARTIST Show

         Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw in Creede, CO
Art For the Endangered Landscape - Public On-site Paint Out, Wolf Creek Pass

         Exhibitions Honoring Wolf Creek Pass: September in Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, 
Alamosa Artwalk, - Plein Air Demo, Alamosa, CO
Workshop - Art Center of Estes Park
Western Light 2015 - Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO
Plein Air Painters New Mexico, National Members Juried Exhibition

         Santa Fe Art Collector Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Holiday Miniature Show at TracyMiller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Art For the Endangered Landscape Exhibition Honoring Wolf Creek Pass

         Community Partnerships Gallery at Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
 

2014

San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center presents - Solo Exhibition “Places and Spaces”          November - February, ARTrium Gallery, Alamosa, CO
San Luis Valley Painters present SMALL WONDERS Show

         Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Plein Air Painters New Mexico, National Members Juried Exhibition

         Gary Kim Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw in Creede, CO
Alamosa Artwalk, - Plein Air Demo, Alamosa, CO
Coni Grant, Featured Artist at Pinon Hill Art Gallery - June and July,  LaVeta, CO
Western Light 2014 - Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO
San Luis Valley Brewery presents Solo Exhibition of Large work

         September - December, Alamosa, CO
Holiday Miniature Show at TracyMiller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO

2013

San Luis Valley Painters present Our TOWN Show

         Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO

Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw in Creede, CO
Manitou Artwalk Featured artist at TracyMiller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Workshop - TracyMiller Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO
WILDLAND - WILDLIFE  - Phantom Canyon Brewery Exhibition, JUNE & JULY
Plein Air Artists Colorado Crested Butte Paint Out & Exhibition

         Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Crested Butte, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado, 17th Annual Juried Members show at Abend Gallery, Denver , CO
Western Light 2013 - Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO

         Winner, ARTIST’S CHOICE Award
Plein Air Painters New Mexico, National Members Juried Exhibition

         Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos NM 

         Winner, MEMBER’S FIRST PLACE Award
Sedona Plein Air Festival, Invitational Plein air Event, Sedona, AZ
Holiday Miniature Show atTracyMiller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center presents - Solo Exhibition “Places and Spaces”

         November - February, ARTrium Gallery, Alamosa, CO

 

2012

3 Friends, 3 Painters, 3 Points of View - Plein Air Painters Exhibition featuring Coni Grant,

         Susan McCullough and David Montgomery at the ARTrium Gallery, Alamosa, CO 
Spanish Peaks Arts Council,  Cloudscapes Show, LaVeta, CO
San Luis Valley Painters present SMALL WORKS Show

         Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Midland Arts Association 2012,  Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Museum of the Southwest, Midland, TX

         Winner, Honorable Mention
Alamosa Artwalk, - Plein Air Demo, Alamosa, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado,16th Annual Juried Members show, Wilder Nightingale Gallery,Taos, NM
LaVeta Fine Art Gallery,  2012 Art Opening, LaVeta, CO
Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw in Creede, CO
Plein Air Workshop in La Veta, CO, June 2012  
Coni Grant- Solo Exhibition, JULY 2012 at Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO

Cuchara Hermosa Invitational Art Show, Cuchara Valley, CO
Western Light 2012 - Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO

         Winner, PEOPLE’S CHOICE Award
Women of the West 2012 - Invitational Fine Art Show at Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, CO

         Winner, ARTIST’S CHOICE Award
Sangres Art Guild 6th Annual Plein Air Paint Out, Westcliffe, CO

         Winner 3RD PLACE
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
Holiday Miniature Show atTracyMiller Gallery, Manitou Springs, CO
Art for the Endangered Landscape Exhibition & Sale

         Adams State Univiversity Community Partnerships Gallery, Alamosa, CO
 

2011

Spanish Peaks Arts Council,  Members Show at SPACe Gallery, LaVeta, CO
Solo Exhibition, February 2011 Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Artists for Pijoan Benefit at the San Luis Valley Brewery, Alamosa, CO
San Luis Valley Painters present The SQUARE Show, Milagros Coffee House Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Alamosa Artwalk, - Plein Air Demo, Alamosa, CO
LaVeta Fine Art Gallery,  2011 Art Opening, LaVeta, CO
3 Friends, 3 Painters, 3 Points of View - Plein Air Painters Exhibition featuring Coni Grant,            

         Susan McCullough and David Montgomery at Creede Repertory Theatre Gallery, Creede, CO
'11 Colorado Expressions,  Juried Fine Art Show at SPACe Gallery, LaVeta, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado, 15th Annual Juried Members show at Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
19th Annual Salida Artwalk, Plein Air Demo in Downtown Salida, CO
'11 Cuchara Hermosa Invitational Art Show, Cuchara Valley, CO
Western Light II - Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO
Women of the West II - Invitational Fine Art Show at Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, CO
'11 Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Plein Air Competition and Show,  Salida, CO
3 Friends, 3 Painters, 3 Points of View - Plein Air Painters Exhibition featuring Coni Grant,

         Susan McCullough and David Montgomery at the Paquette Gallery, Salida CO
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
2011 Lone Tree Art Exhibition at the Lone Tree Arts Center,  Lone Tree, CO

2010

DIA Art Of The Great Sand Dunes Exhibit

         Juried show exhibition at the Denver International Airport
Women's History Month Art Exhibition at the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, CO
Western Spirit Art Show, Featured Speaker in Cheyenne, WY
Alamosa Artwalk, - Plein Air Demo, Alamosa, CO
Artist Association of Northern Colorado 19th National Juried Art Exhibition and Sale
Nomadas del Artes, National Juried Plein Air show at the Southwest Gallery, Dallas, TX
Gateway to Imagination, Juried Competition, Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, NM
Taste of Creede Arts Festival Quick Draw in Creede, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado, 14th Annual Juried Members show Saks Galleries, Denver, CO
Colorado Expressions, Fine Art Show

         Juror and  Featured Artist, SPACe Gallery, LaVeta, CO
Women of the West, Fine Art Invitational at Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, CO
45th Annual Cuchara Hermosa Invitational Art Show in Cuchara Valley, CO
Wyoming Plein Air Event 2010, Juried Plein Air Competition and show in Cheyenne, WY
Keep the Rio Grande Grand, Premier Art Invitational and sale in South Fork, CO
Western Light 2010, Invitational Fine Art Exhibition at Earthwood Collections, Estes Park, CO

         Winner BEST IN SHOW
10th Annual Zapata Invitational Artist Gathering Exhibition, Colorado Springs, CO
Plein Air Painters New Mexico, "The Spirit of Place" National Members Juried Exhibition

         Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
Segil Fine Art, 2010 Juried Holiday Small Works Show Monrovia, California

2009
Rio Grande Museum presents - Coni Grant, Solo Exhibition "Expressions in the Landscape"

        Rio Grande Museum Gallery, Del Norte, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado, 13th Annual Juried Members show at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
Wyoming Plein Air Event 2009, Juried Plein Air Competition and show in Cheyenne, WY
'09 Estes Park, PAINT THE PARKS, Juried Plein Air Event, Competition and Show
'09 Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Salida, CO

        Winner People's Choice Award
'09 Judge at the "Paint the Town" Plein Air Event, Florence, CO
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM

2008

Colorado Art Educators Association Show

         Winner 1st Prize , for 'Whispers in the Wood'

         Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
5/4 Time,  Five artists - Four bodies of work at Durango Art Center, Durango, CO
Different Strokes, 3 Painters en Plein Air at Arkansas Valley Art Center, Buena Vista, CO
Coni Grant, Featured Artist for June - Earthwood Gallery, Boulder, CO
Plein Air Artists Colorado, 12th Annual Juried Members show at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO    

         Winner, Artist's Choice Award for 'Tracks at La Veta'
Wyoming Plein Air Event 2008, Juried Plein Air Competition and show in Cheyenne, WY

         Winner, Artist's Choice Award, Link Gallery
'08 Estes Park, PAINT THE PARKS, Juried Plein Air Event, Competition and Show
Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, Salida, CO

         Winner 3rd Place
'Art for the Sangres 2008'  Premier Art Invitational and Sale, Westcliffe, CO
San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center presents Solo Exhibition, 'Soul VIEW',

         ARTrium Gallery, Alamosa, CO
Hearts & Stars Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM

 

2007

'Colorado Color' Exhibition, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
’07 Estes Park, PAINT THE PARKS, Juried Plein Air Event Competition and Show
'07 Plein Air Painters New Mexico Paint Out and Exhibition at the Zoeller Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Summer Exhibition of work at the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Mosca, CO

Solo exhibition 'PLEIN BREW', SLV Brewing Co., Alamosa, CO
Hearts & Stars
Show & Fund Raiser, Wilder Nightingale Fine Art, Taos, NM
 

2006

'06 Estes Park, PAINT THE PARKS, Juried Plein Air Event, Competition and Show

         Winner, Directors Choice Award
Adams State University 'Trains, Planes & Automobile' Show

         Winner, FIRST PLACE Award, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
2006 Graduate Thesis Exhibition, 'Room With A View',

         Cloyde Snook Gallery, Alamosa, CO
 

2003 Solo Exhibition in Alamosa, CO

2002 Winner - Honorable Mention, StepOne Gallery Show, Carpinteria, CA
2001 Winner, Best in Show, StepOne Gallery Show, Carpinteria, CA

 

2002 Member, Mid-Valley Artist Association, Temple City, CA

2003 to Present,  Painting Instructor, Alamosa Recreation Center
2005 Painting Instructor, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

2005 Alamosa Boys and Girls Club Workshop presenter, Artes Por Todos
1999-02 Member of the StepOne Gallery, Carpinteria, CA
1996-2002 Adult Oil Painting Instructor, Monrovia, CA
1993 Instructor, Sr. Graphic Design and Nominated Outstanding Faculty Member at the 

         Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, San Francisco
1991-92 Artist in Residence for Visual Arts in Worship,

         First Presbyterian Church of San Mateo, CA
1987 Guest Lecturer, Senior Illustration, San Francisco Academy of Art
1987 Juror for San Francisco Society of Illustrators '87 Show

 

 

EDUCATION
2003 - 2010 Studied with Ann Templeton in New Mexico
2007 Studied with Kris Gosar, Alamosa, CO

         Studied with Kim English, Ruidoso, NM
2006 Graduated, Master of Arts Degree in Painting

         Adams State University, Alamosa, CO
2001 Studied with Morgan Samuel Price, Laguna Beach, CA
1998 Studied with Charles Movalli, Cambria, CA
1996 Earned California Teaching Credential,    

         University of California at San Diego
1993 M.F.A. Program in Conceptual Design (degree not completed)         

         California State University at San Francisco
1978 Graduated, B.F.A. in Graphic Design

         California State University at Long Beach

 

 

SELECTED AFFILIATIONS

Plein Air Painters New Mexico, PAPNM

Plein Air Artists Colorado, PAAC

Spanish Peaks Arts Council, SPACe
Founding member of HIGH DESERT PAINTERS, international plein air

Founder, San Luis Valley Painters
 

© 2019 by Coni Grant