GALA ARTISTS EXHIBITION: Chris Miller & Craig Childs


Daniel Tucker Gallery
Opening Reception during ArtWalk on Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 5-8pm.


Chris Miller was born in California and studied studio art in various colleges, including Fort Lewis College and CU. Near the end of a short career in film he discovered Telluride and moved here with his family in 1992. Since 2013 he divides his time between San Francisco, Napa Valley and Telluride. An avid cyclist, he and his wife Catherine McNamee owned Moots Cycles from 1995 to 2015.

Chris has been painting continuously since college, focusing on landscapes and abstract work. “Landscape studies allow you to interpret the world you see and recast it as your unique view, abstraction brings unseen and unknown elements together and creates a dialog between form, color and texture to explore the essential in our experience. Painting is a journey, and I’m not sure where it’s going to take me, but there’s an exploration going on, that’s a kind of personal examination and certainly autobiographical.”

Over the years Chris has studied at Ah Haa and Anderson Ranch. This is his first solo exhibition.



Craig Childs is an Arizona native now living in western Colorado. Winner of the 2009 Rowell Art of Adventure Award, he is part deep traveler, part writer who focuses on natural sciences, archaeology, and journeys into the global wilderness. He is a commentator for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men’s Journal, Outside, the Sun, and Orion. Subjects range from pre-Columbian archaeology to US border issues to the last free-flowing rivers of Tibet and Patagonia.
Childs is known for following ancient migration routes on foot, pursuing early Pueblo passages across the Southwest and most recently the paths of first peoples into the Americas during the Ice Age. He has published more than a dozen books of adventure, wilderness, and science. His new book, ATLAS OF A LOST WORLD: TRAVELS IN ICE AGE AMERICA, examines the dynamics of people moving into an uninhabited hemisphere in the late Pleistocene, documenting arrivals from Alaska to Florida to southern Chile. He has won the Orion Book Award and has twice won the Sigurd F. Olson Nature Writing Award, the Galen Rowell Art of Adventure Award, and the Spirit of the West Award for his body of work. The New York Times says “Childs’s feats of asceticism are nothing if not awe inspiring: he’s a modern-day desert father.” He has a B.A. in Journalism from CU Boulder with a minor in Women’s Studies, and from Prescott College, an M.A. in Desert Studies. An occasional commentator for NPR s Morning Edition, he teaches writing at University of Alaska in Anchorage and the Mountainview MFA at Southern New Hampshire University.

The artists will be featured at our Annual New Year’s Eve Gala, where the Daniel Tucker Gallery is transformed into a formal dining room for a four-course, plated, sit-down dinner catered by one of Telluride’s exceptional chefs.