Painter and Colorado native Dave Santillanes calls his work “atmospheric realism” and says that his main subject is “the design of color, light and atmosphere ...” His exhibit opens Sept. 6 at Evergreen Fine Arts, 3042 Evergreen Parkway, with an artist's reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on opening day. Despite the late summer heat, one can almost feel a shiver from seeing his oil painting called “January on the Poudre.” 303-679-3610.
Call for photographers
A photo contest for the 2015 Littleton Calendar and Annual Report is announced, with a deadline of Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. Horizontal images only, taken within the boundaries of the City of Littleton, are eligible. (Easily recognizable images preferred.) Photographs must be released for reproduction. Digital photos must be high resolution, accompanied by a CD. Five images may be submitted, although only one will be used. Include name, address, phone and location of image with each submission. Mail or deliver to: Communications Department, City of Littleton, 2255 W. Berry Ave., Littleton, CO 80120. Information: littletongov.org and click on Calendar Contest.
Visit to Umbria
“Umbria: A Sense of Place” opens at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College on Sept. 2, running until Oct. 10. Paintings and photographs will be by ACC students and faculty who traveled to La Romita School of Art in Umbria, Italy, for two weeks this summer. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 5. ACC is at 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; Tuesdays until 7 p.m. Information: Trish Sangelo, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-797-5649.
What is it worth?
Bemis Library will repeat its popular Antique Appraisal Fair from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton. Experts will look at family heirlooms and explain the history, significance and value of each item. A maximum of two items per person will be appraised. Bring photos of large furniture. Register in advance for a time slot: 303-795-3961.
On the hunt for art
Colorado Creative Industries invites Colorado-based artists to submit work to be considered for an exhibition celebrating the refurbishment of the state Capitol's dome. CCI is looking for two-dimensional interpretations of the building and dome to be exhibited from this October through March 2015. Deadline for submission is Sept. 2, 11:59 p.m. Contact Deanna Miller, email@example.com.