Michael Ome Untiedt, Artist of the Taj


Michael Ome Untiedt

born: Lamar, Colorado,  April 26, 1952

Married: wife Donna Marie Montgomery Untiedt

Children: Zachariah Ome Untiedt, Hannah Faye Untiedt



1970 Graduate, Granada Union High School, Granada, CO

1975 Scholarship; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, BA University of Denver, Denver, CO

1981 Scholarship; summa cum laude, BS Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO

1984-88 Colorado Artist’s Association, State Board of Directors, President State Board

1986 Post Graduate Studies, Art History University of Colorado, Denver, CO

1987-90 Art Students League of Denver

           1991-94 Board of Directors, Aurora Arts & Humanities Council, Aurora, CO

1991-97 Colorado Artists Guild

1991-97 Citizens Advisory Board, Aurora Fox Arts Center, Aurora, CO  Executive Board Chairperson

2003-4 Member, National Association of Independent Artists, NAIA

1996-2006 Member of the Gatherers, national fund raising group for the cultural arts, Austin, TX, secretary, National Board of Directors

2001-2013 Director, OmeArt LLC, producer of artist workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and Studio Nights, Denver, CO



Evergreen Fine Arts, Evergreen, CO

Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO

Sanders Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX



2001 SouthWest Art Magazine, Painting the Landscape, Telling Stories, Feb/01,  feature article and cover

2001 Artist’s Magazine, Living Your Landscapes, Dec/01 feature article and cover

2002 Artist’s Sketchbook, Open Book, An American Painter in Ireland, spring 2002 feature article

2004 Colorado Expressions,  Art Scene,  Winter 2004, feature article

2006 Aristos, an Online Review of the Arts,  January 2006   aristos.org

2006 Cultural Times, An Artist That Almost Didn’t H,appen, Nov/06,  feature article and cover

2012 SouthWest Art Magazine, Governor’s Invitational Art Show, April 2012



2006 Poster Artist, Rocky Mountain PBS, Denver

2005 Tuffy Berg Award, CM Russell Auction, Great Falls, Montana

2004 Collector’s Choice Award, Master’s in Montana, Bozeman, MT

2004 Finalist Winner, Artist’s Magazine  20th Annual Art Competition

2003 Finalist Winner, Artist’s Magazine  20th Annual Art Competition

2002 Collector’s Choice, Best of Show, Master’s in Montana, Bozeman, MT

2002 Sullivan Award, Master’s in Montana, Bozeman, MT

2002 Merit Award, Lubbock Art Festival, Lubbock, TX

2001 Poster Artist, Mountain Art Gathering,   Keystone, CO

1997 Poster Artist, Rotary Boot’s and Spurs Invitational Show, Boulder, CO.

1995 Best of Show, Rotary Boot’s and Spurs Invitational Show, Boulder, CO.

1994 Director’s Choice Award, Southwest Arts Festival, Albuquerque, NM

1993 National Greeley Art Mart, Meritorious Painting Award, Greeley, CO

1993 Colorado Artist’s Guild, Annual Watermedia Painting Award, Denver, CO

1992 Meritorious Award, Colorado State Fair Art Show, Pueblo, CO

1992 Picture Perfect Award,  Oil and Acrylic Painters Show, Osage Beach, MO

1992 Fountain Hills National Art Show, 1st Place, Acrylic, Fountain Hills, AZ

1992 Colorado Artists’ Guild, Annual Water media Painting Award, Denver, CO

1991 National Greeley Art Mart, 1st Place, Painting, Greeley, CO

1991 United Bank ART Classic, Best of Show, Denver, CO

1988 Best of Show, Fountain Hills National Art Show, Fountain Hill, AZ

1987 Jurist Award, Winfield Art in the Park, Winfield, KS

1986 Colorado Artist’s Association State Show, 1st Place Watercolor, Denver, CO

1985 Aurora Library Show, Best of Show, Aurora, CO

1984 Colorado Artist’s Association State Show, Jurist’s Award, Denver, CO





Michael’s works will be on display at the Jefferson County Courts and Administration Building, 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO, in the Rotunda, from September 19th to October 9th.

 Deer Creek Canyon Park, “Alpine Geometry”, oil on canvas

Lookout Mountain Nature Center, “Sights and Sounds of Nature’s Resolve, oil on canvas


About the author /

Michelle Poolet

PLAN Jeffco Board Member. Michelle Poolet is a relative new-comer to PLAN Jeffco, but not to the world of volunteer work. She has been on the Board of PLAN Jeffco since 2008, and in that time has worked hard to ensure the success of various PJ conferences and events. She is part of the PLAN Jeffco web content subcommittee, and liaisons between the PLAN Jeffco Board and the Open Space Advisory Committee. Her “day job” is as President and Chief Enterprise Architect of Mount Vernon Data Systems, a BBB A+ accredited database consulting company. Michelle lives on Lookout Mountain, in unincorporated JeffCo, with her best pal, TessaRose the collie, with whom she enjoys daily trekking in the forests.

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