Artistically Modified 2015

EDGE GALLERY:  Joan MacDonald has been a member of the Denver cooperative, Edge Gallery, since 1997.  The artist run gallery has been a co-op since 1992 and was a commercial gallery 1989-92.  The gallery is considered an "alternative" gallery and shows innovative and cutting "edge" works from its twenty-two full members and eleven associate members.  Edge Gallery:  3658 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211

Joan 2010


Kathryn, Joan, Michelle--July 2010

Balancing Rock 2010
Above:  Hiking with Joan, Kitty, Tina
Below:  Joan & Kitty with found object
Photo credits:  Top photo:  Steven Kane; bottom photo:  Tina Huffman



2015 Nov Edge Gallery, Artistically Modified, Denver, CO

2013        Edge Gallery:  Consequence, Denver, CO

2012        Edge Gallery:  Persistence of Place, Denver, CO

2011        Edge Gallery:  NEFA Project (installation w sound), Denver, CO

2011        Performance Art--NEFA Project--with collaborators--

                 Civic Center Park, Denver, CO

2010        Edge Gallery-The Potential of Broken

2009        Edge Gallery, An Incomplete Taxonomy of Chaos, Denver,

2008        Edge Gallery, COOP, Denver, CO

2007        Edge Gallery, Monuments and Ruins, Denver, CO

2006        The Art Library, Durango Arts Center,

                 First Draft, Durango, CO

2005        University of Montana, Gallery of Visual Arts, First Draft,



2005        Smoky Hill Library, First Draft, Denver, CO


2005        Edge Gallery, The Detroit Connection, Denver, CO


2004        Edge Gallery, Fictions and Factions, Denver, CO


2003        Edge Gallery, First Draft, Denver, CO


2003        Stanton Gallery, Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, Hybrid, Littleton, CO


2002        Edge Gallery, Window Action Project, Denver, CO      


2001-02  Denver Parks and City Streets, Window Action Project, (9 performance art pieces),


                  Denver metro area


2001        Edge Gallery, Hybrid, Denver, CO


2000        Edge Gallery, Say, Denver, CO


1999        Edge Gallery, Strata, Denver, CO


1998        Edge Gallery, Creative Dissonance, Denver, CO


1992       CU Art Galleries, Reframing the Past, Boulder, CO


1991        Context Gallery, Performance: 92 Cents/Day, Denver, CO


1991        Grant Street Art Studios Gallery, Fences Offences OffenciveDenver, CO


1990        Edge Gallery, US37858, Denver, CO


1989        Spark Gallery, Couples, Installation & Performance, Denver, CO


1989        The Pub, University of DenverPerformance Art pieces: Practicing Zen


                Cocktail PartyToday’s  WomanArt, Artist Art, Denver, CO



2016      Edge Gallery, Community Print Show

 2015      Edge Gallery States of Transition, Denver, CO


2015       Edge Gallery, Lineage, Denver, CO


2014-15  A borgata, Conifer, CO--ongoing commercial venue for art, etc.


2013         Denver Art Museum, Spun Community Quilt Show, Denver, CO


2013         Photo Bookworks, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, CO


2011         Is this how I look, tbellphotographic, Denver, CO


2011         Narratives, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO


2011      It's all there in black and white; small works by women photographers, tbellphotographic, Denver, CO


2011         Art as Nourishment, Comfort Cafe, Denver, CO


2010         Home Art Show sponsored by The Community Arts Connection, Park Hill, Denver, CO


2010         Teal Art Gallery, Breckenridge, COUniversity of Denver Alumni Show


2010         Pairings, Edge Gallery, Co


2009         Northern Migration, Edge Gallery, CO


2009         Southern Migration, Adams State College Art Gallery, Alamosa, CO


2009         abecedarian gallery, Word Works, Denver, CO


2009         Edge Gallery, Edgestremists--36"x6"Denver, CO


2008         Edge Gallery, Photographic Edge, Denver, CO


                 Edge Gallery, Edge Members Sculpture Show, Denver, CO


                 abecedarian gallery, Interweavings, Denver, CO


2007         Zip Gallery, Grant Street Reunion Show, Denver, CO


2007         Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Denver, CO


2007         Edge Gallery, Kari Edwards Memorial Exhibition, Denver, CO


2006-07    Central Cultural Casa Borda,  MexicoEdge va a México, Taxco, Guerrero, Mexico


2007         Zip Gallery, Grant Street Reunion Show, Denver, CO



2006-07    Denver Public Library, Main Library, C700.978883 A 792-2006 DPL, Denver, CO


2006-11    Pine Gallery, Pine Grove, CO


2006        Spire Studios, Beacon, NY


2006        Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Denver, CO


2006        Edge Gallery, Auction, Denver, CO


2005        Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Denver, CO


2005        Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 2005 Own Your Own, Pueblo, CO


2005        Center for Visual Arts, Back to Back, MSCD Faculty  Show, Denver, CO


2005        Asheville, NC, Exchange, Group show


2004        Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Denver, CO


2004        Three Local Collectors, University of Colorado Art Gallery, Colorado Springs, CO


2004        Emmanuel Gallery, ZIPCO, Denver, CO  


2004        Edge Gallery, Commemorative group show for Roger Beltrami


2003        Edge Gallery, 12 x 12, Annual members’ show


2003        Denver Civic Center Theater, Edge members’ group show


2003-1998 Zook Building, Studio Tours/Group shows, Denver, CO


2002,01,00 Edge Gallery, Blue Light Special, Denver, CO


2001        Project Safeguard Benefit Art Auction, organized by MorphGallery and LaRumba, Denver, CO


2001        Morph Gallery, Denver, CO


2001        Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Copy Cat, Denver, CO


2000        Edge Gallery, Exquisite Corpse, Denver, CO


2000,99,98 Edge Gallery, Edgestremists, Denver, CO


1999        Edge Gallery, Zippy Bugs and Bones, (Collaboration with Mark Brasuell), Denver, CO


1998        Edge Gallery, Text by the Foot, Denver,  CO


1997        Edge Gallery, Member’s Small Works, Denver, CO


                Edge Gallery, Three Lamps, Three Tables, Three Livesperformance poetry, Denver, CO


1996        Colorado Aids Project Annual Auction, Denver, CO


1994        Edge Gallery, Look Ma, No Hands, Denver, CO


                Boulder Artists Gallery, Look Ma, No Hands, Boulder, CO


1994      Edge Gallery Invitational Show, Denver, CO


1992        Edge Gallery, Homophobia ShowDenver, CO


1992       University of Colorado, Persistence of Place, Thesis Installation, Boulder, CO


1992        ASA Gallery, Group Show, University of New MexicoAlbuquerque, NM


1992       University of Southern Colorado Gallery, Group Show, Pueblo, CO


1991        CORE New Art Space, Social Commentary, Denver, CO


1991        Shwayder Art Gallery, University of Denver, Alumni Show


1991        Grant Street Art Studios Gallery, Member’s ShowDenver, CO


1990-91 University of Denver, Student Shows, Denver, CO


1989        Ice House Annual Show, Denver, CO


                City Spirit, Woodcuts by DU PrintmakersDenver, CO


                Kyle Belding Gallery, Outsider’s Show, Denver, CO


1989        CORE New Art Space, Reading Between  the Lines, Denver, CO


                The Pub, University of Denver, Variations of PigDenver, CO


1988-89 Pirate, Outsider’s Show, Denver, CO


1988        Pirate, A Contemporary Art Oasis, El Dia De Los Muertos, Denver, CO


1987        Lincoln Center, Poudre Valley Art League Annual Regional Show, Ft. Collins, CO


1985-86   Studio Art Galleries, Member’s Show, Denver, CO


1983        Gilpin County Art Association, 36thAnnual Exhibition, Central City, CO


1981, 82  Denver Symphony Designer Showhouse, Denver  Symphony Orchestra Art Exhibition, Denver, CO


1982        House Hodgkins Gallery, Group Show, Littleton, CO


1982        Colorado Graphic Arts Center, Rocky Mountain  Regional Print Show, exhibited at Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, CO


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