Ah Haa School for the Arts



Daniel Tucker Gallery

Honoring the vision and questing curiosity of Ah Haa’s founder, Daniel Tucker, our new exhibition space explores the power of imagination and the creative impulse that is core to the human spirit. Artists have always played a crucial role in shaping our identities and our communities by inspiring reflection, generating dialog and sparking change. The Daniel Tucker Gallery will be a place of experimentation, exploration and celebration of the artistic spirit through a thought-provoking series of exhibitions, installations, artist talks and interactive experiences.

Wish You Were Here: Postcards to Telluride Past and Present

Opens March 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022

Opening Reception is during Telluride ArtWalk on Thursday, March 3 from 5-8 p.m.

Wish You Were Here: Postcards to Telluride Past and Present is an interactive, community sourced exhibition in Ah Haa’s Daniel Tucker Gallery in March 2022. An open call for photos of Telluride’s past and present events and places asked anyone and everyone to submit pictures that truly capture what Telluride means to them, and that might also resonate with the rest of the community.
In response, photos of karaoke in the Steaming Bean, KOTO street dances, 4th of July and Mushroom Festival parades, even the valley floor cows flooded in.From the over 350 photos received, 25 images were selected and printed as runs of 100 postcards each.
Visitors to the gallery during the month of March are  encouraged to select a postcard (or two or three!) that prompt their own memories and stories of Telluride, and to write (either signed or anonymous) their stories on the backs of the selected postcards. Written postcards will be displayed in the gallery, so that everyone can read the stories connected to different places, events, and times. At the end of March, postcards that include an address will be mailed.
Wish You Were Here partners with the Telluride Historical Museum to offer a free and open to the public Telluride History pub quiz on March 29th at the Strong House from 6-8pm. Everyone is invited to form a team and show their hometown pride by competing in this fun event! 
And tune in to KOTO Community Radio on March 4th from 10am – 11am for some hints and clues about pub quiz questions!


Submit by April 10th / Exhibition May 3 – 27, 2022

Opening Reception is during Telluride ArtWalk on Thursday, May 5 from 5-8 p.m.

The Ah Haa School for the Arts has reimagined its annual Youth Art Awards to become a more engaged, more intimate experience for artists and visitors. Born out of the traditional Youth Art Awards (YAA), the new iteration of this exhibition, now titled Show Me Who You Are, seeks to celebrate not only the creative pieces of participating teens, but also their creative processes, choices and artistic voices.

A juried exhibition, Show Me Who You Are invites artists aged 13 – 18 to submit work in any medium that they feel truly reflects who they are as artists. Submissions might be in a medium that the artist has struggled to master, or might be a piece that the artist is most personally proud of completing.

In conjunction with submitted works, interested artists will be asked to submit an artist statement, as well as written responses to a series of questions regarding why they chose to submit a particular piece and what their creative process involved.

Show Me Who You Are aims to provide viewers with a window into each artist’s creative identity, and to amplify each artist’s creative voice. Selected works will be displayed in the Daniel Tucker Gallery alongside the artist’s statement and explanation of what the work means to them personally. Artists whose works are included in the exhibition will also be professionally photographed and high resolution images will be provided for the artist’s portfolio use. Some participating artists will also be invited to teach an Ah Haa workshop in their chosen medium. While Ah Haa staff  will assist these workshops, the artist will be the paid instructor.


Presentar antes del 10 de abril / Exposición del 3 al 27 de mayo de 2022
La recepción de apertura es durante el Telluride ArtWalk el jueves 5 de mayo de 5 a 8 p.m.

La Escuela de Arte Ah Haa ha reimaginado sus Premios anuales de Arte Joven para convertirlos en una experiencia más comprometida e íntima para artistas y visitantes. Nacida a partir de losYouth Art Awards (YAA) tradicionales, la nueva iteración de esta exposición, ahora titulada  Muéstrame quién eres, pretende celebrar no sólo las obras creativas de los adolescentes participantes, sino también sus procesos creativos, sus elecciones y sus voces artísticas.

La exposición “Muéstrame quién eres” invita a artistas de entre 13 y 18 años a presentar obras en cualquier medio que consideren que reflejan realmente quiénes son como artistas. Las obras presentadas pueden ser en un medio que el artista ha luchado por dominar, o puede ser una pieza de la que el artista se sienta personalmente orgulloso de haber completado.

Junto con las obras presentadas, se pedirá a los artistas interesados que envíen una declaración de artista, así como respuestas escritas a una serie de preguntas sobre el motivo por el que decidieron presentar una obra en particular y el proceso creativo.

El objetivo de “Muéstrame quién eres” es ofrecer a los espectadores una ventana a la identidad creativa de cada artista y amplificar su voz creativa. Las obras seleccionadas se expondrán en la Galería Daniel Tucker junto con la declaración del artista y la explicación de lo que la obra significa para él personalmente. Los artistas cuyas obras se incluyan en la exposición también serán fotografiados profesionalmente y se les proporcionarán imágenes de alta resolución para su uso en el portafolio. Algunos artistas participantes también serán invitados a impartir un taller Ah Haa en el medio que hayan elegido. Aunque el personal de Ah Haa asistirá a estos talleres, el artista será el instructor remunerado.

Submissions: https://form.jotform.com/220236087306046

February 3 – 28, 2022
Opening Reception: February 3, 5-8 p.m

Hometown Bound, an exhibition of fine leather bindings by American Academy of Bookbinding (AAB) students and instructors, paired with AAB student class notebook pages and sketches, allows visitors an insider’s glimpse into how books get made. Visit the Daniel Tucker Gallery in February 2022 to explore the process and admire the products of AAB bookbinders. 

Visitors of the Daniel Tucker Gallery will be invited to engage in a treasure hunt for bookbinding terms, to trace different aspects of binding from process to product, and to vote on their favorite student classroom notebook sketches. The “people’s choice” award-winning student sketch will be featured on an AAB coffee mug.
For more information, and to learn about upcoming free and affordable Hometown Bound book making classes, visit www.ahhaa.org Youth/Adult Pages and www.telluridelibrary.org.



Past Exhibitions