Using atmospheric painting techniques, Telagio Baptista masterfully renders portrait, landscape, seascape, and cityscape watercolors.


Open Call for Artwork by ASLD members ages 65+

Exhibition Dates: June 14-July 20, 2024

Location: Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 2024 | 5:30-8:00PM

Call for Entry: TBD

Artwork Dropoff: May 25-June 1

With age comes wisdom. ASLD looks forward to celebrating and learning from the work and expertise of ASLD members who are 65 years or older. All mediums welcome! This exhibit alsofeatures the work of visiting artist Telagio Baptista, who will teach a workshop  July 18-21.

Stay tuned for Call for Entry information.


July 18 | 6:00 – 8:00PM

As a part of ASLD’s Visiting Artist Series, Telagio Baptista will share more about his story, process, and inspirations during this lecture on July 18.

Recently relocated from Sacramento, California, Telagio Baptista, a former graphic design studio owner in Hawaii and professional golfer, now resides in Omaha, Nebraska, pursuing his passion for watercolor art. Recognized for his artistic talents since high school, Baptista earned a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts. He employs atmospheric techniques and a limited color palette to create captivating portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes, infusing each piece with narrative depth. Baptista exclusively utilizes watercolor, finding its versatility ideal for expressing his creative vision. Committed to growth and innovation, Baptista offers private and group workshops, emphasizing individualized support and encouragement in his teaching approach.

Baptista’s work will be featured in the exhibit, 65 & Bolder. Join us for an opening reception on the evening of July 14. He will be leading a workshop at ASLD the weekend following his artist talk.


July 19 – 21 | 9:00AM – 4:00PM

As a part of the Visiting Artist Series, Telagio Baptista will be leading a three day watercolor painting workshop from July 19 – 21. Learn the basics, starting with a single-color and jumping right into a multi-color approach, working together one-on-one to create some beautiful art.

FIRST DAY – Embark on a profound journey exploring monochromatic painting with a single color.

SECOND DAY – The pleasure of painting with a limited palette by utilizing only three colors.

THIRD DAY – A creative journey into no-fear portraits, your favorite fuzzy pet or animal of your choice. Bring a few B&W and full-color prints

Registration opens 4/2/2024 

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This special event is part of ASLD’s Visiting Artist Series to bring guest artists to Denver and offer master classes to our community. We are grateful for the generous support from the Olson-Vander Heyden Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about the VISITING ARTIST SERIES.