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Each year Westword, Denver’s voice on Arts & Culture publication, awards 5 Mastermind awards to five arts discipline leaders. Denholm was selected for the Fashion Arts Award

http://www.westword.com/2012-02-16/culture/dianne-denholm-2012-mastermind-award-winner/

Founder of TACtile Textile Arts Center wearing original design combining vintage kimono silk and devore silk velvet

Knitting a Network of Art and Fabric     The Denver Post, September 9, 2009

http://www.denverpost.com/lifestyles/ci_13439678

D’Leas even makes the billboards around town!

The Little Black Dress Runway line up

The Little Black Dress Runway line up

The D’Leas silk Polka Dot challenge!

The D’Leas silk Polka Dot challenge!

March 2007

Fashion Project Launches Designing Dozen    **2014 NOTE:  Copy below notes winners Mondo and Stephanie O in their ‘pre-Project Runway’ fame, as obvious talents!
If you missed out on the Premier Fashion Project event at local Denver mall Tamarac Square 2007, start planning for it next spring when it comes back again. This Project Runway style event was so much fun for all involved from designer to model to judge to crowd to bloggers to national news, even MSNBC for the Ace Hardware challenge!

All 12 designers are winners. They became fondly known as the Designing Dozen. Seemingly impossible, we did select a winner each week and a grand prize winner who will be going to New York Fashion Week for the designer show of his choice. Congratulations to Armando Thomas Guerra for his consistently high scoring designs that won him the big prize! Grand Prize Runners up were Gino Vilardi and Stephanie Ohnmacht who had won weekly challenges.