Visitor Center Bookstore Art Gallery

The Bookstore Gallery located in Colorado National Monument Visitor Center is a feature run by the Colorado National Monument Association. We rotate new artists every 2 months, exhibiting their 2 dimensional work with an emphasis on scenes of Colorado National Monument. If you are interested in purchasing a piece from the Bookstore Gallery, it must be done either in person at the visitor center, or via phone order. To order over the phone, please contact Linda @ 970-858-3617 xt. 308. Note: Artwork prices are non-negotiable and are exempt from any discounts.

Current Exhibition: John D. Phillips
September – October, 2018


John David Phillips was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1955. His first memories are of the open vistas and changing skies of the American Southwest. John began painting at the age of eight, inspired to capture on canvas his impressions of natural beauty wherever he lived; in the Southwest, California, Australia, Texas, and Asia. He now lives in western Colorado at the foot of the Colorado National Monument, painting both in-studio and en plein air.

The paintings of Colorado artist John David Phillips show an overriding concern for conveying the mood of a scene. He has a unique approach to lighting, composition and perspective.”
—Southwest Art Magazine


2018, 2017 Oil Painters of America, Western Exhibits
2013 Winner of Coutts Museum Juror’s Award, 7th Annual Paint the Parks Mini Competition
Article on Phillips’ work was featured in the July 2007 issue of American Art Collector Magazine.
Phillips’ Colorado Painting Workshop was featured in the Spring 2007 American Artist’s Workshop Magazine
“Golden Evening”, 36″X48″ on display in U.S. Congressional Offices, Washingtion D.C.
Best of Show and Book Cover 2005 Plein Air New Mexico Invitational Exhibit, Ventana Fine Art, Santa Fe
“From the Top”, 18″X24″ purchased by the Denver Art Museum in 2004
Work featured in Southwest Art’s October 2002 Collector Issue
2005-2014 Sangre de Cristo Art’s “Representing the West” Invitational Exhibit, Pueblo, CO
1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2014 OPA National Exhibitions, 2009 OPA Western Exhibit
Featured in Southwest Art’s 1999 issue, “New Directions in Realism”

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