Take Home the Original 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival Painting

 Proceeds benefit the Telluride Society for Jazz and are tax deductible as a charitable contribution on personal taxes.

The original artwork piece behind the 2019 Telluride Jazz Festival poster is now on auction! To build this year's poster, the festival staff took a fine piece of Telluride-inspired art from award winning painter Jennifer Godshalk and formatted it to suit our lineup poster.

For this year's poster art, painter Jennifer Godshalk's source of inspiration was the vibrant mix of the view seen on Colorado Avenue, "Main Street", in downtown Telluride featuring the town's colorful Victorian-era homes, paired with the iconic stance of a trombone player. Godshalk's stunning rendition combines the small town mountain charm and summertime music for which Telluride has become famous.

If you love the artwork, bid online to take home this one-of-a-kind original painting. Bid on the piece online here, or on-site at the festival's Merchandise Tent and Patron Concierge Station (next to the patron lounge bar) until Sunday, August 11th at 6 pm. The starting bid is $3,000 and the piece is valued at $10,000.


The piece was sourced from Telluride's Ellinof Gallery of fine art and jewelry, making this benefit auction possible!


The Artist - Colorado Contemporary fine artist Jennifer M. Godshalk has sold numerous paintings to collectors all over the world including business executives, corporations, restaurants, and Hollywood celebrities. She has exhibited her artwork in prestigious exhibitions including a solo exhibition at the Pro Rodeo Hall Of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and the Leonardo Da Vinci Tribute Exhibition in Milano, Italy. Her work is represented at Elinoff Gallery in Telluride, Colorado; MADS Gallery in Milano, Italy; and Gallery 104 in New York City.

Jennifer's work conveys strong emotion and expression which reflect the struggles within her journey. She has experienced severe suffering in her life, including losing her husband of 20 years to depression and suicide. Jennifer has taught her kids the valuable life lesson of determination, perseverance and to never give up on your dreams. Despite life's difficulties, her artwork continues to flourish.


Auction proceeds benefit the Telluride Society for Jazz. The Telluride Society for Jazz is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education organization working in collaboration with the Telluride Jazz Festival and presenting the "Society Stage" at Elks Park, Telluride Student All-Stars Jazz Ensemble and other year-round artist workshops, student education programs and community outreach events.


  • The auction is open now and will close at 6 PM (MT), Sunday, August 11, 2019.

  • Starting August 9 at 12:30 PM the auction will also be available at the festival Merchandise Tent and at the Patron Concierge Station. The online auction will remain open until August 11.

  • The "Auction Winner" is the highest bidder. Winner will be announced from the Telluride Jazz Festival Main Stage at 7 PM (MT) Sunday, August 11. You do not have to be present to win.

  • Winner will be contacted and will have 24 hours to claim and pay for the piece. If winner does not claim said piece in this time frame, they will forfeit the winnings and the next highest bidder will be offered the piece.

  • If shipment is required, winner assumes all shipping and handling costs to deliver piece to destination.

  • Bidding opportunities are unlimited.

  • "Current Price" or highest bid will be updated daily Monday through Friday every 24 hours at 9 am (MT) July 16 - August 9. During the festival, the "Current Price" will be updated every 4 hours.

  • 50% of winning bid funds are allocated to the Elinoff Gallery to help cover cost of piece.

  • 50% of winning bid funds benefit the Telluride Society for Jazz and are tax deductible as a charitable contribution on personal taxes.

  • For questions, please contact us here or at (970) 728-8037.