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Recent Juried & Invitational Shows

38th Annual Juried Show, Durango Arts Center, 2014, Durango, CO
New Work, AHA- school for the arts, 2014, Telluride, CO
Fort Lewis College Art Gallery, solo show, 2013, Durango CO
Durango Arts Center Art Library, solo show, 2013, Durango, CO
36th Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, 2012, Durango CO
Ink, Shy Rabbit Gallery of Contemporary Arts, 2011, Pagosa Springs, CO
The 35th Annual Juried Exhibit, Durango Arts Center, 2011, Durango CO (award)
Gateway to Imagination, 2011, Farmington, NM
The Art Show, 2011, St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Disparate Colors, Shy Rabbit Gallery of Contemporary Arts, 2010, Pagosa Springs, CO
Paper & Clay II, Shy Rabbit Gallery of Contemporary Arts, 2009, Pagosa Springs, CO


BA Degree: University of Richmond, VA
BS Degree: Richmond Professional Institute, Richmond, VA
MA Degree: University of Northern Colorado, Greely, CO
Psy.D. Degree: Denver University (Doctoral degree in clinical psychology.)

“Juanita Ainsley’s exuberant mixed-media paintings…now on display in the Durango Arts Center Art Library, (are) from a particularly rich and fruitful new direction (that) radiate delight. Rarely has the arts center staged an exhibition by a regional artist that carries so much intensity, verve and pure joy. (This exhibit) is a garden of earthly delights that speaks with the voice of a mature artist who has tapped into a magical source of inspiration: children’s art.

Ainsley…has a uniquely expressive vocabulary and a complex but cogent sense of composition. (She) combines her own childlike schemata with sophisticated imaging techniques. The result is a body of work with tremendous narrative power….Her new paintings have a story to tell in a language that few contemporary artists have understood and/or used.”
Judith Reynolds, The Durango Herald 2013