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SHOCK ART: Tif's 2017 submission for the
Art In Public Places in Longmont, CO


2018 Interview with 11x Emmy winning Kevin Torres
for FOX31 Channel 2 News Special: Unique2Colorado

Tif catching a 90 lb. Halibut in Kachemak Bay,
Homer, AK 2018


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Born: St. Louis, MO, 1970

Tif Choate primarily paints with acrylic on canvas and latex on walls; she has been an artist and painter since childhood.    A graphic design and illustration graduate of the Art Institute, Tif now finds herself regularly painting colorful commissioned animal portraits and large exterior murals. An active Colorado artist, Tif regularly exhibits her paintings and participates in many public art projects in and around her hometown of Lafayette, CO.


Currently Represented

2018-Present  -  7 Dogs from ‘Truth Is A Good Dog’ series on exhibit, High Drive Pet Supply, Longmont, CO

Recent Solo Exhibitions

  • ‘3 Dog Nights’, Romero’s K9 Club & Taproom,  Lafayette, CO
  • Tif Choate Solo Exhibition, The Acne Lab, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘By Love: Art, Love & MeToo’, Exhibition and Silent Auction, East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Wild Things II’, FATE Brewery, Boulder, CO
  • ‘Wild Things’, FATE Ale House, Lafayette, CO
  • Tif Choate Solo Exhibition, Bittersweet Cafe, Louisville, CO

Invitational Exhibitions

  • ‘12x12 ARTS! Ball’, Fundraiser & Silent Auction, The Arts HUB, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Artists Among Us II’, ARTS! Lafayette,  East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Artists Among Us’, ARTS! Lafayette, East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO

Recent Group Exhibitons

  • ‘Community Hang(Out)’, Madelife Gallery, Boulder, CO
  • ‘See &Respond: Art on the Street’ Juried Exhibition, Lafayette City Library, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Community Hang(Out) + Beat Cypher’, Madelife Gallery, Boulder, CO
  • ‘Truth Is A Good Dog’ Tif Choate with artist, Dori Stickles, Cannon Mine Coffee House, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Duo of Color’ with artist Ruth Meere,  East Simpson Coffee Co., Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Winter Fine Arts Show, Juried Exhibition,  Louisville Center for the Arts, Louisville, CO
  • ‘See &Respond: Art on the Street’ Juried Exhibition, Lafayette City Library, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Grand Petit Deux’, CORE Art Space, Santa Fe Art District,  Denver, CO
  • ‘Hear Our Voices’,Silent Auction to benefit domestic violence survivors with SPAN    [Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non-violence],    Twisted Pine Brewery, Boulder, CO

Recent Public Art

  • ‘Insectopia’ (larger than life winged insects and flora)  3D switchgear box for SHOCK Art, Art In Public Places, Target on Nelson Rd.,  Longmont, CO
  • Commercial Mural 60’x15’, Animal Urgent Care 24 hour, 64th & Ward, Arvada, CO
  • ‘My Neighbor Totoro Visits Waneka Lake’, public mural for Alley Art Amazin’ city mural program, Lafayette, CO
  •  ‘Let ItBee’ (the Beatles meets bee conservation)  3D switchgear box for SHOCK Art, Art In Public Places, 6th &Coffman, Longmont, CO
  • ‘Lotus & Ohm’, gold leaf mural inside Soul Tree Yoga, south studio, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Little Clinic Measure Up Animals’, mural inexhibit, WOW! Children’s Museum, Lafayette, CO
Public murals, Alley Art Amazin’ city mural program, Lafayette, CO -

• Peacocks 100’x7’                     

•  Chicka Boom  12’x10’

• Empowered by Love 48’x15’   

• The Hand Off’ 60’x15’

•LafaYeti 24’x10’                        

• Miller’s Window 12’x8’    

• The Miner at the Miner’s Museum, Lafayette, CO  

• Sunrise in the Mountains, on Mary Miller’s chicken coop

• Urban Garden 2-sides of a house            

• John Weise Tribute, founder of Alley Art Amazin’

  • Multiple stage sets and mobile murals for non-profits, Asheville, NC
  • Public art murals with homeschool communities

Honors & Awards

2019  -  Selected Artwork commissioned by ARTS! Lafayette for 2019 Art Hero Award Winner
  • ‘Insectopia’, 3D switchgear box, public vote winner for SHOCK ART, Art In Public Places, Longmont, CO
  • Juror, ‘See &Respond: Art on the Street’ Reception, Lafayette City Library, Lafayette, CO
  • ‘Music, Rhythms & Dance’ Juried Exhibition,  2nd Place Award, Louisville City Library, Louisville, CO
2017  -  ‘Let It Bee’, 3D switchgear box, public votewinner for SHOCK ART, Art In Public Places, Longmont, CO

Recent Publications about the Artist

  • ‘Critters on Canvas’ article in Life & Culture Section, The Denver Post - July 12 edition  
  • ‘Turning Your Pets Into Pieces of Art’ FOX31 CH.2 News: Unique 2 Colorado - aired July 31  
  • ‘Ferbenreiche Vierbeiner’ (Full Color Quadruped)  world news article, Hund, syndicated German magazine - July/August issue  


  • Interview: The Making of a mural ‘The Hand Off’ by Tif Choate @ The POST Brewery’, The Lafayette Buzz, Terence Wike, on YouTube  
  • ‘Up Their Alley: Colorado Town Creates Bootstrapped Public Art Project’ article about Alley Art Amazin’  including Tif Choate,article in Life & Culture section, The Denver Post - 2014

Teaching/ Professional Experience

  • Lead Artist, Alley Art Amazin’ city mural program, Lafayette, CO
  • Co-Chair of Public Art Committee, City of Lafayette, CO
  • Member of Public Art Committee,   City of Lafayette, CO
  • Artistic Director, Alley Art Amazin’  city mural program, Lafayette, CO
  • Art Instructor, ‘I Have a Dream’ mural for Youth program, helping to design & oversee group painting
  • Summer Youth Art Instructor K-5th Grade, Boulder Valley Christian Church
  • Homeschool Instructor for my two sons
  • Co-op teacher for Hendersonville Homeschoolers Assoc., Asheville, NC
  • Co-Op teacher private homeschool community, Boulder County, CO


  • AS Degree in Arts, Illustration and Graphic Design, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • continuing education, workshops, field training, mentorship, parenting, and lots of trial and error.


Large format painting, professional acrylic and latex painter, animal portraiture, wall mural painting,
graphic design, Adobe Creative Suite designer, all around positive attitude,resiliance and determination.

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