Joe Fretz Photography | Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions and Awards


I've progressed through several different phases of my artistic careerand an unrelated career before that. I've designed graphics, created illustrations, exhibited award-winning paintings and photographs locally and nationally, and taught secondary and college level art and design. Here are some selected highlights:

Reflections on Perspective, Nov. 2017 - Solo Photography Exhibit, tDAC Gallery, Santa Fe Arts District, Denver, CO

Urban Structure, 2015 - Solo Teacher Photography Exhibit, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Black and White Magazine feature, August 2017Merit Award, 2017 Portfolio Competition

Black and White Magazine feature, August 2016Excellence Award, 2016 Portfolio Competition

Black and White Magazine feature, February 2016Merit Award, 2016 Single Image Competition

Various Awards, 2008-2014Jeffco Art Teachers’ Exhibit, Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

Featured Artist, 2005 Colorado Art Open, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Juror’s Award, 2003 All Colorado Art Show, Curtis School Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO

Friends of Foothills Award, 2003Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Honorable Mention Award, 1999Colorado Art Education Association Exhibit, Core Gallery, Denver, CO

Mustard Seed Gallery Award, 1997Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

Artists Magazine Feature, December 1996 – Annual Competition Issue

Purchase Award, 1996 All-Colorado Art Show, Curtis School Arts and Humanities Center, Greenwood Village, CO

Denver Post Feature, 1994Colorado Watercolor Society State Watermedia Exhibit, Colorado History Museum, Denver, CO

Best of Show (Arches/Rives Award), 1993Nat. Soc. of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 40th Anniv. Annual, New York, NY

Featured Artist, 1992 KCNC-Channel 4 Keep the Lights Promotion, Denver, CO