Looking Back, Moving Ahead. A Year in the Life of Art Shape Mammoth!
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Leslie Fry, Colossal AcornHead, bronze, 40” x 60” x 30” : Colossal AcornHead is longing to be a real acorn – to be released from its state of artistic abstraction and to return to nature.
ART SHAPE MAMMOTH is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to connecting artists to new communities and supporting the development of artistic practice, dialogue, education, and research through creative public exchange. 
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A Brief History of ASM
We, Art Shape Mammoth directors Margaret Coleman, Amy Joy Hosterman, and Joshua Hosterman, have been working together on art and community projects for over a decade!

Josh at The Belfry Center for Social and Cultural Activities, 2006

Amy, Josh, and Margaret, 2015
Since then our group of artists, collaborators, and staff has grown, our vision has evolved, and our projects have developed in wonderfully exciting directions!

Miami Art Week December 2015

Visitor Center Artist Camp, August 2016

5 x 5, Shanghai Artist Symposium, January 2016
We officially formed Art Shape Mammoth in 2014, and received our 501(c)3 public charity status in 2016.

The breadth and depth of programming we offer has already come a long way!
Visitor Center Artist Camp

The Visitor Center Artist Camp has been our long term project since 2007, when a small group of artists gathered in the Upper Peninsula to reclaim an outdated US Forestry Service A-frame cabin. Together we rebuilt the A-frame, creating our first structure for a future artist camp.

Every summer we have returned to continue building this camp and to develop arts programming using local materials.

We opened to the public in 2014, hosting an annual Artist Residency and Sustainable Practices Symposium, inviting artists to experience a practice focused on sustainability and self-sufficiency by locally-sourcing and hand-processing materials for woodworking, ceramics, and cast-aluminum sculpture while living and working communally in a wilderness environment.

Joined by amazing artists and staff Liz Ensz, James Lentz, Melissa Sclafani, Mel Seeger, and Jordan Olsen, our wilderness art adventure is soaring to thrilling new heights!

Artist Representation Program

We offer an Artist Representation Program with thoughtfully curated exhibitions, residencies, and visiting-artist opportunities nationwide, tailored for professional US artists.

We started this program in 2014 with the launch of Art Shape Mammoth, offering artists an alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar gallery representation.

We selected 20 artists to represent, and while hosting an online portfolio of their work we began curating them into exhibitions with one another and connecting them with visiting-artist opportunities at galleries and colleges across the country.

Margaret at Governors Island Art Fair, NYC 2015

Amy with art handler Maya Piorkowska and artist Coral Penelope Lambert at Miami Art Week, 2015

Artists Kristen Tordella-Williams and Jennifer Shepard at Garner Art Center, NY, 2015

In 2016, we curated 16 exhibitions, showing artists in galleries and Universities in Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin, as well as in Shanghai, China as part of our new Cross-Cultural Exchange Program!

University of Vermont

Camp SoulGrow, Montauk, NY

Lycoming College, PA

Vermont Studio Center

Loveland Artspace, CO

Millsaps College, MS

Downtown Artery, CO
Art Shape Mammoth:Exchange 

Our cross-cultural artist exchange program hosts artists across continents, providing artists opportunities for exhibiting, networking, teaching and learning from each other in communities across the world.

In 2015-2016 we saw the success of our first international, cross-cultural artist exchange with China. We worked with curator Vera Sun to host 5 artists from Shanghai in Miami, FL to exhibit in Miami Art Week in December 2015.

In January 2016, we brought 5 Art Shape Mammoth artists from the US to Shanghai for a gallery exhibition, a public Q&A symposium with 5 local Shanghai artists, and visiting-artist lectures at local colleges.

We are currently developing this international exchange program to further connect artists from other parts of the world.

We are thrilled to be hosting Mari Mathlin, our first visiting artist from Iceland, in the summer of 2017. Mari will give a guest lecture and participate in the Sustainable Practices Symposium at the Visitor Center Artist Camp in the Upper Peninsula, as well as exhibit her work in a gallery and present an artist talk in Minneapolis, MN.
O.N.E. Arts Center

ONE Arts Center in Burlington, Vermont, is run by
Margaret Coleman and Becca McHale, providing the Old North End community with hands-on art programming for children and adults, community art events, and gallery exhibitions. Art Shape Mammoth partners with ONE Arts to bring national artists to Burlington.

Fay Stanford's exhibition, Modern Maturity, 2015
Traveling Experiential Workshops
in Metal-Casting and Ceramics

Based out of Providence, RI and Loveland, CO, our 
traveling workshops promote accessibility in the equipment-heavy arts of ceramic and metal sculpture by bringing foundry and kiln processes out in the open and allowing the community a simple, hands-on experience.

Amy Joy Hosterman firing her traveling raku kiln in Ewen, MI, 2016

James Lentz running his traveling furnace in Pelham, NY, 2014

As a nonprofit public charity, we rely on financial contributions from patrons like you.

What we offer in return is the opportunity to contribute not only to the development of local artistic practices, but also to share in creating national and international dialogue between artists and their communities. With your support, Art Shape Mammoth can deliver unique educational programming to artists of all ages and skill levels, cultivating a lifelong love of the arts and furthering individual creative research. 

Please consider supporting us through a tax-deductible financial donation, as we seek funding to continue these amazing programs! 

We welcome you to visit our website at to learn more exciting news about Art Shape Mammoth as our list of accomplishments grows. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events and new artists you won’t want to miss! You’ll also want to like us on Facebook for as-it-happens updates on our international artist community.

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Art Shape Mammoth
140 West 3rd St #280
Loveland, CO 80537

With much gratitude for support of any size,

Margaret Coleman, Executive Director
Amy Joy Hosterman, Program Director
Joshua Hosterman, Operations Director
and the
Art Shape Mammoth Team

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Satellite Art Fair

Aimee Hertog and Melissa Eder’s Collaborative Installation Premiered at Miami’s Satellite Art Show

Miami Art Week, December 2016
ArtShape Mammoth proudly presents the premiere of Aimee Hertog and Melissa Eder’s collaborative installation Fleur (Essence) at Miami’s Satellite Art Show December 1 – 4, 2016. Ambitious, playful, and wildly colorful, Fleur (Essence) integrates mixed media assemblage and photography in an installation exploring notions of kitsch and the unexpected beauty of ordinary objects.

Find more information about the Satellite Art Show here.
Andrew Brown has work at The Schwa Show, National Juried Exhibition, Emerge Gallery, University of N.C. Pembroke, Greenville, NC, Give Me Some Space, 6th Annual National Juried Show, Marshall University: School of Art & Design, Carroll Gallery, WV. He is still an artist in residence at The Wassaic Artist Residency for the remainder of the month. See more info here.
Maureen O’Leary has a painting  in The Reconsidered Landscape, a group show at the Perry and Carlson Gallery, Mount Vernon, Washington. Maureen's painting is also featured on the cover of the local arts magazine, Cascadia Weekly.
More info Here
Justin Johnson will have a solo exhibition at ProjekTraumFN, Friedrichafen, Manzell, Germany. Jan 29 - Feb 19th, 2017.
More info here

Justine was also selected to create work for the Dartmoor National Trust, England,UK ‘Moor Otter’ public art project. This work will help raise vital funds and the 'Moor Otters' will be on display summer 2017.
More info here
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