Brush and Palette is the oldest art club in Grand Junction. It has been offering art education, display opportunities, and art shows for almost 75 years.

Meetings are on the third Thursday of most months (note calendar for alternate meeting locations) at 1:00 p.m. at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts which is located at 7th and Orchard Avenue. 

All meetings are open to the public.

Elements of a painting

What does a judge look for in a painting? “Composition” – stay out of the center“Shapes” – shapes are unique and different“Lines”  – lead you through a painting“Edges”  – hard to soft; soft edges around the...

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Art is a process

"Drawing is a skill that must be learned . . ." I found the following quote on a drawing by Richard Schmid in his book "Alla Prima." "There is a popular notion that artists are born with an ability to draw, but that isn't true.  The impulse to draw is there, but no...

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