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17th Annual Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks
Exhibition & Online Auction

April 16 – June 20, 2021

Register online auction


Welcome to 2021. Like you, we’re not certain what lies ahead, following a year of masked caution due to the upheaval of Covid-19. So, we’ve adjusted our focus to look beyond the mask to how does the Museum use its mission: to spread the power of art to deepen understanding of what’s before and beyond us as individuals, community members, citizens of our country and the world?

The 17th Annual Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition and Fundraiser is a start. The annual exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.7 million dollars to support the museum’s mission. During that time, Masks artists, most of whom live in Northern Colorado, have designed and donated more than 2,750 masks. Each year brings new perspectives as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as a creative collection of unique masks.

Professional artists, whose creativity is their economic mainstay, and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness with ingenious styles and materials, have created 219 masks for the 2021 Masks Exhibition and Auction. These unique masks take you on a journey through landscape, portraiture, different cultures, COVID, animals, abstraction, and glorious textures, colors and personal expression.

Take a look. Or, two. The Masks Exhibition and Auction is online, beginning April 16 and running through June 20th. You have choices: view the exhibition online and bid. View the masks in the museum and then bid online. Click HERE for a pdf of the Masks catalog. 

FREE ADMISSION to the exhibition if you register for the online auction. 
The online auction and exhibition will end promptly at 9:00pm MT on Sunday, June 20

Click HERE to be on our email list for Masks Artist information for 2022. 


See below for a behind the scenes look at the making of the masks for 2021.

A More In Depth Look at Making the Masks
Credit: Chris Wanner, Blake Wanner, David Fetkevitch (17.21 running time)


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Contact Us About Masks

Have a question about Masks, a Mask sponsorship or donation, or how to become a mask artist?   Contact us:

201 South College Ave Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970.482.2787
Email: [email protected]