Local Art Consignment Program


If you live in Colorado and create artwork, you're eligible for our Local Art Consignment Program. Our new art program enables local artists like you to submit their artwork based on our current exhibit's theme. Pieces will then be selected to be hosted at Tattered Cover's Colfax location. Submissions will be open during the submission period, ending at the deadline.

Please send questions about our local art program to art@tatteredcover.com



Current Exhibit Theme: READ COLFAX
--Submissions will be accepted from March 8 to May 1, 2021

Reflect on the 26 miles that make up Colfax Avenue, and the nuances of Denver culture portrayed on the strip. Colfax comes to life through its people, providing snapshots of Denver life in its truest, rawest form. What’s your read on Colfax as a living hub?


Submit for the READ COLFAX exhibit by clicking the link below:

       Local Art Consignment Submission Form 

We will contact you regarding your submission after the submission period ends.



Tattered Cover's Future Themed Exhibits:
(Dates TBA)

     "Your DEI Story"







-Meet Tattered Cover's Current Artists-

MICHAEL GADLIN - Contemporary Mixed Media Artist

BIOGRAPHY: Born in Denver, Colorado, Michael studied drawing and painting at the Art Students League of Denver as a youth with renowned abstract painters Dale Chisman and Quang Ho. He would later attended Pratt Institute in New York after graduating from East High School. He focused his discipline on drawing and painting fundamentals and later emphasized his studies on abstract and contemporary concepts in art. Exhibiting in select galleries, museums and institutions worldwide, Michael has been commissioned by governments, Fortune 100 corporations and private collectors, and has been exuberantly heralded in the press. Michael received a three month artist-in-residence through La Napoule Art Foundation (LNAF), in the south of France, given out only once a year. Most proudly the Vance Kirkland Museum has acquired a work as part of their permanent collection. Through public and private funds, including Denver’s Urban Arts Fund (DUAF), Michael’s well-received public art installations, murals and commissions hang permanently throughout the city and beyond, including District 2 Police Station, Denver’s River North Pathway, Westlake Middle School, East High School, just to name a few. In 1999 Michael was the youngest artist ever to win Best of Show at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Currently Michael has been included in several museum exhibitions and Biennials.


Michael is Tattered Cover's first local artist, helping to launch our Local Art Consignment Program and bring artwork into our stores!  Enjoy his mixed media pieces at our Colfax location.


*Note: limited edition prints available for purchase coming soon to our Colfax location.

Quixotic Muse  

Michael Gadlin
Mixed media collage and paint
18 x 18 x 2.5 in
Price: $3,000.00





Michael Gadlin
Mixed m
edia collage and paint 
18 x 18 x 2.5 in
Price: $3,000.00





Visage (After Klimt's Muse) 
Michael Gadlin
Collage, Acrylic, house-paint, ink, spray-paint, on canvas
48 x 49 x 2.5 in
Price: $18,000.00



“Today's art has a freer hand. Fair to say Gadlin is less concerned with precision and more with fervor and provocation. Surely, there is structure to the madness. Gadlin happens to be talented at drawing, so his lines are amazingly straight and impeccably spaced when he wants them to be. There are no certain objects in the pieces, though his curves and shapes are clearly influenced by figurative skills. They are sensual and, at the same time, art-historical, with subconscious nods to pictorial traditions.“

- Ray Mark Rinaldi Art Critic / The Denver Post