Crystal Hartman


Crystal Hartman is a multi-media artist and a jeweler. Her artwork has been shown at locations such as the Center for Contemporary Culture, Barcelona Spain, the National Palace of Culture, Sophia Bulgaria and The Lill Street Art Gallery, Chicago Illinois.  She received her BFA for Printmaking from The University of Colorado at Boulder, studied Image in Enamel at Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artist Residencies and teaches drawing and the love of creativity through small regional workshops. Studying Femininity in Argentine Society, filming with Null Skateboards in Spain, and diving into public art and cultural craft in Chaing Mai, Thailand, Crystal’s work is inspired by reflections on human experience, ritual and storytelling.  Her large and small, whimsical, carnal creations open conversations within and between disparate perspectives. Hartman is a recipient of the National Watercolor’s Merwin Altfeld Memorial Award for Storytelling in the Arts and with inspiration from Willowtail Artist Residencies, is now working to share stories of pollination and pollinator studies.  She was the founder and director of Durango Open Studios and is an active member and lover of the southwest Colorado arts community. Her writing and visual poetry can be found in Art Jewelry Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal and Interrupture Magazine, and through Open Country Press.  Crystal Hartman Art Jewelry can be found at select galleries and fine jewelry stores throughout the west.

* I am committed to sharing a beautiful story of life! 10% of all purchases will be donated to The Jane Goodall Institute supporting our beloved animals and environment and educating future generations... 




Crystal Dawn Hartman



Denver Colorado, Studio Colfax, 2418 E Colfax Ave

Durango Colorado, Studio &, 1027 Main Ave.

Telluride Colorado, Gold Mountain Gallery, 135 West Colorado Ave.



Denver CO, Gusterman Silversmiths, 1418 Larimer St.

Durango CO, Lively -809 Main Ave.

Silverton CO, K& C Traders -1152 Greene St.

Seattle WA, hitchcock Madrona -1406 34th Ave.

Urbana IL, Bohemia 135 West Main St.

Whitefish MT, Going to the Sun Gallery-137 Central Ave.



Current and Upcoming:

+ indicates solo show or featured artist, E indicates Invitational Event, I indicates Invitational, J indicates Juried, G-Group


+ “Pollinators” Featured Artist at Bohemia, Urbana Illinois, Boneyard Arts Festival, April

+"Pollinators" Studio Colfax, Denver Colorado, July-August

Art Fair: Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale, CO July 27-29


I “Action/Reaction” Installation and Exhibition, Studio &, Durango CO, February

E "IAmMusic Festival” iAmMusic Festival, Indie Music and Arts Festival, Community Interactive Art Project, Durango CO - September 

+ “The Bees” at Illumen Arts, Durango, CO September-December

I “Reverie, Artists of Willowtail” at the Durango Arts Center, Durango CO, September-October

+ "The Monkeys" in The Recess Gallery, Studio &, Durango Co, November


G “De Los Muertos" at Studio &, Durango CO, October 2012-2016

(2016 "The Passage Between”…)

I “The Bracelet” at Kathleen Sommers, San Antonio, TX, November (2013-2016)


I “10x10” Auction and Fundraiser, Studio &, Durango CO, April

I “Under Pressure - The Art of the Hand Pulled Print” DAC, Durango CO April-May

I “Beyond the Stone -Contemporary Jewelry Design from Colorado Metalsmiths” Denver International Airport, Denver CO, June-September

J “De Los Metros” Outnumbered Gallery, Littleton Colorado, October 

I “Boogeyman” Haas Brothers Gallery, Pagosa Springs, Colorado, October

+ “Canary” at Studio Colfax, Denver CO, September-October

+ “Double Trouble” Dan Groth and Crystal Hartman, Durango Arts Center, Durango, October-December

+ “Snakes and Snowflakes” Raider's Ridge, Durango CO, November-December


I “Bound” Studio &, Durango CO, February

+ “Recurring Butterfly” Studio Colfax, Denver CO, April-May

+ “Featured Artist”, Online Exhibition, Durango Arts Center, April-May

I “Human" . Pura Vida, Durango CO, July-August

I "Artists Working" A Fundraiser for Willowtail Springs Nature Preserve and Education Center, Willowtail Springs, Mancos CO, July

G "Creepy Beautiful" Sweet 11 Gallery, Durango CO, October


+ “Her Amazing, Magnetic, Pulling Closer Machine” with The Panoply Project, Melangue, Telluride CO, February

J “Telluride Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO, February-March

J “Extinct” Juried Exhibition. Studio &, Durango CO, February-March

J “Earthly Delights -Metalsmiths Inspired by Nature” Juried Exhibition. Lillstreet Art Gallery, Chicago IL, April-June

J “TOP Jewels, International Jewelry Exhibition” Juried Exhibition. Durango Arts Center, May 16-June 28


I “Year – A brief underview of the history of time.” Studio &, Durango CO, February

J “Telluride Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO, March

J “Aspen Aids Benefit” Juried Runway Show, Belly Up, Aspen CO, April


G “Previously Entitled”  Studio &, Durango CO, February

I “DYNAMO”  Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO - September

G “Recycled Art”  Feat of Clay Gallery, Aztec NM, April-May

+ “You are my Muse”  Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts, Pagosa Springs CO - Summer

+ “Past Lives”  A Panoply Project Event, The Lost Dog, Durango CO - September


+ “Working with the Hummingbirds” The Rochester Hotel, Durango CO - Spring/Summer

+ “I am a Scientist” - The Panoply, Exhibition and Performance- The Rochester Hotel - October

G “Monsters Under My Bed or In My Head,” Studio &, Durango CO - October


 I “Text” Raider’s Ridge, Durango CO - October-December


I “Single Speed World Championships” Ska Brewing World Headquarters, Durango CO - September


J “National Watercolor Society 88th Annual Exhibition” Riverside Art Museum, Riverside CA

J “Deliciously Weird” A Guerilla Art Event with McCarson Jones, Durango CO

J “After Urban -Video Art and Architecture Event” Florean Museum, Baia Mare, Romania


J “United BAC!06” (Festival of Contemporary Art) CCCB (Center for Contemporary Culture) Barcelona, Spain

J “Forms, Figures and Symbols” Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs CO


J “Local Expressions” Durango Art Center, Durango CO 

II “Crossing Borders” Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, Mexico City 

BFA SHOW - “Or Best Offer” University of Colorado Art Museum, Boulder CO 

G“4th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2005” National Palace of Culture, Sofia Bulgaria: June, Lessedra Gallery, Lozenetz, Sofia Bulgaria



Book Cover, "Assembly" Michael Hardt and Antoni Negri, Oxford University Press, New York, NY, August 2017

Book Cover, “Verde Que Te Quiero Verde: Poems After Federico Garcia Lorca” Open Country Press, Missoula MT, March 2016 Second Edition, November 2016

Book Cover, “Like A Teardrop and A Bullet” Dancing Girl Press, Chicago IL, April 2016

Publication -Visual Response, “All Accounts and Mixture: Visual Response to Federico Garcia Lorca by Crystal Hartman” CutBank Literary Journal, Missoula MT, July 2014

Book Cover, “40 Years of CutBank” CutBank Literary Journal, Missoula MT, October 2013

Publication “Gritty Silk” Collaborative Visual-Poetry Contribution with Rachel Mindell, Pity Milk Press,, August 2013

Publication -Visual Review, “Darling Beastelettes” Gina Abelkop, (Apostrophe Books) CutBank Literary Journal, Missoula MT June 2013

Publication -Visual Review, “Apparition Wren” Maureen Alsop, (Main Street Rag Publishing Company) CutBank Literary Journal, Missoula MT January 2013

Collection “The Poorest Florist” The Fiction Project at the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY, 2011



“Reaction/Action” A Collaborative Art Installation at Studio &, Durango CO, February 2017

“Community” YogaDurango, Durango CO October 2016-Present

“Down the Rabbit Hole” Collaborative Sculptural Installation at the Durango Arts Center, Durango CO, February-March 2015

“Iron Horse Classic” Photo and Video Installation for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the of the Iron Horse Classic Bicycle Race, The Durango Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum, Durango CO, September 2012

“Soldiers and Strings” Collaboration with Jeff Madeen at The Art Library, Durango CO 2011 

“A moment and silence” Eco Installation for Move and Be Moved, Taos NM 2009

“A Bird to an Artists Heart” Mural at Nimmanhaemin, Chiangmai, Thailand, February 2007

“Such ingratitude after all the times I saved your life” Video Installation at the CCCB, Barcelona, Spain December-January 2006-’07

“Connotations” Paper Installation at Shy Rabbit Contemporary Art, Pagosa Springs CO, October 2006

“The Fly” Drawing Installation at 25 Blai, Barcelona Spain, March 2006 


CoMA - Colorado Metalsmiths Association, 2016-2017

SNAG - Society of North American Goldsmiths, 2015-2017

Durango Arts Center - 2009-2018

 Crystal Hartman at Studio &, Durango Colorado  During the Opening of Rings!, 2015   

Crystal Hartman at Studio &, Durango Colorado

During the Opening of Rings!, 2015


Process, Inspirations and Updates...