Summits, Streams and Shelters

  • BASALT, Colorado
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  • May 20, 2021

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Linda Lillegraven, "Pink Trailer and Barn", Oil on linen, 2021

Ann Korologos Gallery presents Summits, Streams, and Shelters, a group exhibition featuring explorations of the American West by Linda Lillegraven, Leon Loughridge, Joel Ostlind and Sean Wallis.  The exhibition is on view at Ann Korologos Gallery in historic downtown Basalt, Colorado from May 20th to June 26, 2021, and available virtually at  


“Each of these artists examines the intersection of man and nature, while celebrating the simple majesty of the natural world in their own unique style,” shares gallery owner, Ann Korologos. “Summits, Streams, and Shelters reminds us of what is exceptional and essential in the world, and highlights the beauty of both the modest and spectacular accomplishments of man and nature.” 

Joel Ostlind, "Believing in Nymphs", etching with watercolor


Linda Lillegraven lives in Laramie, Wyoming, and earned a BA in Art and BS in Zoology from San Diego State University. The great open landscapes of the West, with their changing light and seasons, offer the artist a lifetime of inspiration. Her oil paintings depict the transitions of color and tone of the plains, so subtle as to be ”almost invisible,” yet masterfully achieved. Lillegraven includes a minimal amount of detail while giving the viewer a sense of big skies, open fields, space and scale. 

Sean Wallis, "Tucked Away", Oil on canvas, 2021


Leon Loughridge lives in Denver, Colorado, where he makes prints based on watercolor paintings created en plein air. Loughridge paints the great wilderness of Colorado, yet often includes historic structures that show intimacy and boundless expanse of both man and nature. Influenced by Japanese printmaking techniques, he prefers watercolors to begin the woodblock process. The contrast in the fluidity of watercolor versus the hard lines of a wood carving is artfully translated by Loughridge. 


Joel Ostlind is a Wyoming native and expert draftsman. Ostlind spent fifteen years herding cattle on large ranches throughout the American West, always with a sketchbook in his back pocket. His drawings found new life, with copper plate etchings as his medium, and are often hand-colored with watercolor or gouache. His subject matter depicts the full range of Western life, with his current focus on cowboys and girls, fishermen, log cabins, and day dreams.   


Sean Wallis  is a painter based in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an impressionist, Sean pays close attention to the relationship of light and color, capturing fleeting moments with the texture of oil paint and a broad, colorful palette. Wallis’ barn series underscores the integration of man and nature, while honoring their independent beauty. His work with light, hue, and atmosphere manifest through a skillful combination of colors that vibrates and excites the eye.  


Summits, Streams, and Shelters, a group exhibition featuring Linda Lillegraven, Leon Loughridge, Joel Ostlind and Sean Wallis, and more, is on view May  20th through June 26, 2021 at Ann Korologos Gallery in Basalt, CO. For more information, visit, call (970) 927-9668, email, or visit the gallery at 211 Midland Avenue, Basalt, CO.  

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Ann Korologos Gallery
970 927 9668

Ann Korologos Gallery
211 Midland Ave
Ste 101
Basalt, Colorado

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