1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; recipient of a Creative & Performing Arts Scholarship


Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

Winterowd Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

Solo Exhibitions

2022, 2019, 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2005 Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2023, 2018, 2016, 2013, 2011, 2009, 2007 Winterowd Gallery of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2009, 2008, 2007  Sol y Luna Galleria of Contemporary Art, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2009, 2008, 2007 The Marshall Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2007, 2006 Mary Martin Gallery of Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2005, 2004 Expressions in Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2005, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

2004, 2002  Fresh Art, Denver

2003, 2002 Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO

2002 Mariko Arts, Denver, CO

Select Group Exhibitions

2019 "Colorado Abstract + 10:  A History & A Survey", Arvada Center for The Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

2019 "Visual Poetry" with sculptor Sheryl Zacharia, Winterowd Gallery of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2019 "Enchanted Garden", Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2019 "Fifteen Year Anniversary Show", Winterowd Gallery of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2017 "Human/Nature", Walker Fine Art, Denver, CO

2016 “Art of the State”, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

2015  2010 AAF Show, New York City, NY

2015 Special Exhibition at the Boulder Public Library, Boulder, CO

2012 Fuera de la Frontera/Outside the Borders, McNichols Bldg, Denver, CO

2011 Hidell Brooks Gallery, Charolette, NC

2011 San Francisco Fine Art Fair, San Francisco, CA

2009 “Little Secrets, Significant Works”, CSU Art Museum, Fort Collins, CO

2009 “Bollywood a DAMC Party”, Denver Art Museum Contemporaries, Denver, CO

2009 Colorado Open at Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO

2009 Center for Visual Arts show to celebrate publication of “Colorado Abstract”, Denver, CO

2008 Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL

2007 ”Small Works Show” Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2006-2007 “Best of Colorado”, Denver International Airport, Denver, CO

2005 “Trading Voices”, Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO

2003 Fresh Art Gallery (Inaugural Show), Denver, CO

2002 Maclaren Markowitz Gallery, Boulder, CO

2004/2003 Expressions in Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

1999/1998/1997 Me-L-yu Gallery, Denver, CO

1997/1996 The Gallery at Denver Buffalo Company, Denver, CO

1996/1995 Panache Gallery, Denver, CO

1995 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO

1995/1994 Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

Select Corporate Collections

Element Hotel (Marriott Corporation), Superior, CO

Swift Plaza Lobby, Concord, CA

Bank of the West, San Fracisco, CA

Alta Bates Medical Hospital, Berkely, CA

Stone and Youngberg Investments, New York, NY

Terranea Resort and Spa, Palos Verde, CA

Valley Health Center Milpitas, Santa Clara County, CA

Heathman Hotel, Kirkland, WA

The Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland, WA

Avanyu Spa, Vail, CO

Moye White, LLP, Denver, CO

1999 Broadway Building Lobby, Denver, CO

Design LTD., Seattle, WA

Hyatt Hotel at the Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO

Jackson National Life Insurance, Lansing, MI

Qwest Communications Inc., Denver, CO

Sun Corp Credit Union, Denver, CO

Jeppesen, Denver, CO

Airport Concierge, Denver, CO

Metro Bank, Denver, CO

Pinnacol Assurance, Denver, CO

McGeady Sisneros PC, Denver, CO

Mark West Energy Partners, L.P., Denver, CO


Dex Media, Englewood, CO

First Bank of Colorado, Denver, CO

1515 Arapahoe St. Building Lobby (Major Installation),  Denver, CO

Numerous National and International Private Collections


Kerrie Lee Brown, Denver Life, "Inspired to Inspire Others", July, 2021

Voyage Denver "Meet Don Quade" March, 2020

Lisa Van Sickle, Santa Fean Magazine, Cover Art and Featured Artist, Art Issue, June / July, 2019

Michael Abatemarco,  Pasatiempo, Santa Fean Magazine, Reflecting Nature at Winterowd Fine Art, July, 2016

Gussie Faunteroy, Trend Magazine, Editorial, July 2013

Elizabeth Lake, Santa Fean, Don Quade: “Nature’s Architecture” April/May 2011

Michael Paglia, Art ltd, Paintings by Don Quade at Walker Fine Art”  October, 2010

Latin American Educational Foundation’s Artist of the Year, 2010

Inclusion in Nancy Reyner's book, Acrylic Innovation: Styles and Techniques Featuring 64 Visionary Artists   2010

Jenny Shank, New West Art, Book Review, “Colorado Abstract” Showcases State’s Contemporary Artists”  2009

Alejandro Baez,Viva Vallarta “Galleria Sol y Luna, Full of Surprises”, 2009

Wendy Brown, Banderas News: “Amorcito Corazon Delights Puerto Vallarta Art Lovers”  2009

Michael Paglia and Mary Voelz Chandler, Colorado Abstract: Paintings and Sculpture 2009

Courtney Carpenter, Southwest Art Magazine, “Best of the West September 2007

Marin Sardy, Santa Fean, “Art Previews” , September 2007

Craig Smith, Pasatiempo, “GalleryWise, Opening Acts” September 2007

Miriam Castro, Ambito Cultural, “Quade en Galeria Sol y Luna”, February 2007

Post & Courier, (Art & Culture) Charleston, SC “Big Receptions Mark Years Final Art Walk”, December 2006

Olivia Pool, Charleston City Paper,“The In-Between Season”, December 2006

Greg Katz, Artist Success Academy, “The Cohesive Exhibition", May, 2006

Westword, “New Directions” by Michael Paglia, 2005

W!ld Blue Yonder, Cover Story in Frontier Airlines In-Flight Magazine, March 2005

Santa Fe Reporter, Zane Fischer, Instant Insight Column, 2004

Colorado Homes and Lifestyles, “State of the Art”, 2003

Michael Paglia, Westword,Moving on Up” by Michael Paglia, 2003

Denver Post, Steve Rosen, In Review Column ,1995

Artreach International Competion, Frst Place Award Winner, 2003