REM (Random Expression Movement) is an Artist Exhibition Center  where artist members have their own studio space, create mind bending exhibits and sell their art. Open to the public, REM will be a showcase for artist’s abilities to create OUT OF THE BOX exhibits.

By taking over the old St. Joseph Manor in Florence we are transformed the 24,000 sq. ft. building  into a unique art center with exhibits, shows, classes, events and workspace. REM  consist of a diverse membership of a  of artists who create wondrous creative and artistic realities together. Each room is like entering a whole new world.Artists from all disciplines of art are welcome to join: dance, music, video, stage setting, fabrication, theater and more.  REM’s main purpose is to promote its members and give the community a new look on art.  Each artist is a member of REM. Member artists gather together to dream up  art instillations (or exhibits) and together they create them. Members get studio space of their own to work from, access to a variety of equipment, materials and help. We also have a storeroom filled with free materials to aid in any project.  REM will offer art openings, special events, dance and art entertainment, music, private parties, workshops, speakers and classes.


The City of Florence has submitted for a grant from the Colorado Artspace Program which will renovate the building and create living/studio spaces when complete.

So get involved now while we are just starting. Space is limited to first come basis. Together we will build an amazing creative centerBE A MEMBER

At this time we are offering membership for the low price of $100 per month for a 6 month membership with 24hr access to your workspace to work anytime you want. Fees go toward advertising, rent, utilities, insurance and cost to run the center.

What you get: Workspace * Exhibit show space * Free use of equipment * Free materials * Free advertising * We sell your art * Work with other members on projects


If you don’t need studio space and would still like to work on one of the exhibits you can sign up to be an associate member for $25. per month. You can give workshops and sell your art in the gift shop. Only members are able to sell at REM. 


You don’t have to be an artist to be a member. You can become a sponsor member by donating membership to your favorite artist, or an upcoming artist to show your support or to the general cause. You will receive recognition in all ads and printing  plus discounts on shows and art.  Corporations, businesses and individuals are welcome to donate to REM directly with funds, supplies and materials. 


We are always seeking volunteers to help with projects, run the office, or to learn how to run a museum or art gallery.  By being a volunteer you receive discounts on our shows, workshops and gift items.

For more information on membership or volunteering call or email me.

Mary Shell 719-371-5405