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Lines into Shapes – Call for Artists

Art Center & Gallery of Estes Park is in the 20th year of offering a national showcase, Lines into Shapes, for a diverse collection of the fine artworks.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 29 Aug 2016

Works for Lines into Shapes will be displayed throughout our beautiful gallery in the high mountain town of Estes Park, Colorado.

Up to $4,000 will be awarded in prize money:

  • $1,000 Best in Show
  • $200 1st Place in each Category
  • $100 2nd Place in each Category
  • Plus additional awards

One of the reasons the Art Center was established was that local artists were not encouraged to exhibit their artwork in any of the local galleries. They started seeking out ways to show their work and exhibited wherever they could, usually for a weekend or a month in places like the Stanley Village and at the Stanley Hotel. They realized that what they really wanted was a facility where they could display and sell their work on a long-term basis. The Art Center became a non-profit organization in September 1987. The mission is to promote visual art and artists in the Estes Park area by providing a facility, support, exhibition opportunities, present opportunities for education in the visual arts, and act as an advocate and partner in the community for development of the visual arts.

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Lines into Shapes


Art 2C on Havana 2016 – Call for Artists

The City of Aurora Art In Public Places Program (AIPP) and the On Havana Business Improvement District (Havana BID) are looking for outdoor sculpture to be considered for a one year exhibition on Havana Street in Aurora, CO, Art 2C on Havana 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2016

The exhibit is scheduled to open in October, 2016.

Exhibiting artists will be paid a $1,000 stipend for the transportation, installation, and de-installation of their artwork.

The Havana BID is providing funds for cash awards in the following amounts:

  • 1st Place: $1,250
  • 2nd Place: $750
  • 3rd Place: $500

Sculptures may be purchased from the Art 2C on Havana exhibit and will be advertised as such. Aurora AIPP may purchase sculpture from the exhibit to be added to the City’s public art collection.

On Havana Street and the City of Aurora’s Art in Public Places program are proud to partner to bring the Sixth Annual Art 2C on Havana 2016. This highly successful and anticipated exhibition brings thirteen temporary sculptures annually to the business district. The exhibition provides residents and visitors with a unique way to experience the Business District. Public art such as this boosts real estate values and creates opportunities for local businesses to thrive while also providing sculptors with opportunities to share their work, gain recognition for the quality of their work, and compete for cash awards.

The City of Aurora Art in Public Places program has made it possible for locally and nationally renowned artists to enhance the city’s public spaces with works of art ranging from indoor wall hangings to monumental outdoor sculptures. The collection includes over 240 pieces valued at over $3 million, creating cultural landmarks that serve as a cornerstone of the city’s identity.

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Art 2C on Havana 2016


42nd Annual Art in the Park – Call for Artists

Steamboat Springs Arts Council announces a call for artists for the 42nd Annual Art in the Park.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Apr 2016

The 42nd Annual Art in the Park is free to the public and features nearly 160 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive children’s art area. This popular and successful event takes place on July 9th and 10th over Hot Air Balloon Rodeo Weekend, which draws large crowds through a weekend of fun and excitement.

Around 10,000 people attend our festival located in West Lincoln Park, on the west end of downtown Steamboat Springs in beautiful Northwest Colorado. This Summer tourist destination draws art collectors from all over.

42nd Annual Art in the Park

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is devoted to supporting and promoting arts and culture in the Yampa Valley. We achieve this through planning, production, and collaborating with arts and humanities programs and initiatives that have a positive educational, cultural, and economic impact for our community as well as being excellent stewards of the 1908 historic train depot.

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported by our annual members, audiences, and local businesses. Large support has been provided by private donation, the City of Steamboat Springs, and regional and national grants.

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Brighton Art in the Park – Call for Artists

The City of Brighton, Colorado, announces a call for artists to participate in the Brighton Art in the Park Festival to be held June 25, 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 7 May 2016

Best of Show Booth Displays for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will receive up to $300 in cash awards.

Brighton is dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in Colorado. This groundbreaking event is intended to bring attention to the fabulous artists that bring focus to the arts in Colorado.

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Brighton Art in the Park


Interconnections – Call for Artists

Off the Hook Arts announces a call for artists for Interconnections, a unity and diversity juried art show.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 4 Apr 2016

Interconnections is a collaborative arts event of classical chamber music performance, morning hands, and a juried professional art show. Local artists are welcomed to submit smaller pieces that reflect their impressions of how visual art and music interconnect in a relevant and meaningful way in our culture and time.

In an attempt to encourage purchasing of art work, we will place inserts in programs and in prominent locations in the gallery and advise patrons that purchased works can be donated back to our Off the Hook Arts Lending Library. In return, we will help find permanent public and private locations for art work to be hung which will be viewed by children and their families on a daily basis. The goal is to promote the value and beauty of visual art in every day spaces. Organizations involved in these gifts will be Poudre School District schools, local hospitals and rehabilitation centers, Habitat for Humanity, and Project Self Sufficiency.

Artists benefit from sale of works with a 70/30 split with Off the Hook Arts Academy education programs. Two tickets to the Grand Opening with music provided by the Miami String Quartet on June 23rd with food and wine reception included.
We are encouraging patrons to purchase works and donate them back to our Lending Library so that children can gain a deeper understanding about the value and beauty of real visual art work in the spaces in which they live.

Off the Hook Arts’ goal is to promote a deeper understanding of the value and pure joy of learning more about music, live performance, and the connectedness that all types of music have to each other. We seek to educate people about the importance of interdisciplinary interaction of science and music. We give youth the opportunity to have these experiences to spur on their own development whether it be from taking one of our SummerFest STEAM classes or by being coached in a chamber music group at their school. When youth are exposed to high levels of artistry across all disciplines, they will be inspired to think creatively about their own futures as scientists, artist, musicians, entrepreneurs, or whatever career they pursue.

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Art in Action Denver – Call for Artists

Denver Community Church announces a call for artists for Art in Action Denver.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2016

Art in Action is looking for artists who love Colorado and love to make and impact in their surrounding community via their art. This year’s theme for Art in Action is Colorado. We are looking for artists that focus on the beautiful state as inspiration.

Denver Community Church will select up to ten artists for the event. We ask that you are able to set up and tear down your own booth as well as be present throughout the event. Set up will be April 29 and the event is April 30 7pm-10pm at Denver Community Church Uptown Ballroom.

Booth space rental costs are a donation of one specific piece of your choosing with 100% of the proceeds from that specific piece going to the night’s beneficiaries, Dry Bone Denver and Mission Wear.

Art in Action Denver breaks down boundaries through art. We believe that by breaking down ideals of solidarity, walls built by religion, ethnic background, occupation, or sexual orientation, we can create a spirit of community and interaction between neighborhoods, generations, and social barriers. We intend to generate people’s sense of belonging through art in a specified habitat of growing and living together and bring a closer, warmer, more harmonious bond between downtown residents and an expanding community.

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Art in Action Denver


Elsewhere Studios Fall Residency – Call for Artists

Elsewhere Studios announces a call for artists for the Elsewhere Studios Fall Residency.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2016

The Elsewhere Studios Fall Residency provides space and time for artists to create art in a unique and supportive environment. Elsewhere consists of artistically crafted living and studio spaces. Time spans are individually based – 1 to 6 months. The residencies are partially subsidized. The cost to the artist is between $500 and $700 per month depending on the space – utilities and WiFi included. (Our cost is $2000/month per artist). Please inquire about additional scholarships.

Elsewhere is a choose-your-own-adventure style residency. Situated in downtown Paonia CO., the spaces are versatile, providing residents with opportunities to connect and interact with other artists in the community, to create or participate in art exhibitions, and to teach classes or workshops.

Elsewhere Studios is a temple to the Muse tucked in a small artist haven in the Rocky Mountains. The residency was created by artists and breeds creativity. Paonia is a hidden gem brimming with delicious food, breath taking scenery, and a genuine community.

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Elsewhere Studios Fall Residency


Working Women – Call for Artists

Artworks Loveland is calling on Colorado women artists to submit proposals for contemporary artwork for its upcoming exhibition, Working Women, that comments on women in the labor force.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 24 Jan 2016

  • Juried exhibition open to female artists who reside in the state of Colorado.
  • Artists may submit up to three pieces, representing the theme, Working Women.
  • A maximum of two works of art per artist will be chosen.

All themes and mediums that deal with evolving family dynamics and relationships with women as earners throughout history will be considered. The topic is broad as many transformations and changes over the past decades have had a profound impact on the lives of women. The subject has been left open to a variety of interpretations to complement and further explore themes of the women’s economic, social, and cultural status. We encourage you to submit artwork that is exciting and unique.

The exhibition is inspired by talented contemporary women artists working in Colorado, and will be curated by Maureen Corey curator at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. The intention is to support and strengthen women in the arts by selecting a cross-section of artists engaging in dialogues about furthering progress for women’s rights.

The selected artists’ artwork will be featured in the Working Women exhibition at Artworks Loveland, 310 N. Railroad Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Working Women will be held in the main gallery space. Cash prizes are available.

Artworks Loveland the largest nonprofit Studio Artist Community in Northern Colorado dedicated to advancing contemporary art and artists. We foster a collaborative studio environment supportive of the creative process and opportunities to exhibit.  Artworks Loveland is located in the heart of the arts district in downtown Loveland.

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Working Women


Artist-in-residence Program – Call for Artists

Anderson Ranch’s Artists-in-Residence Program fosters creative and intellectual growth for emerging and established visual artists. Residents have access to world-class facilities at the Ranch and 10 weeks of uninterrupted studio time.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 15 Feb 2016

We provide studios, facilities, a community of working artists, and feedback from visiting artists and critics. The Ranch setting is specifically crafted to aid artists in the production of their work, free from the distractions of everyday life. Residencies are offered to artists who work in one of the following media: ceramics, new media, photography, furniture design, woodworking, painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. There are no specific educational qualifications for entry into the Artists-in-Residence program. Awards will be made to those who, in the exclusive opinion of the jury, have submitted the best work by the application deadline.

The residency is offered during two terms each year (approximate dates):

  • Fall Term: October – December 2016 (ten weeks)
  • Spring Term: February – April 2017 (ten weeks)

While in residence, artists will be encouraged to pursue their own work amidst a group of artistic peers. The residency is designed to allow artists to take risks and pursue new projects and ideas. Artists-in-Residence are encouraged to pursue a multidisciplinary approach toward their work while at the Ranch. Resident artists will be provided housing, studio space, meals and certain other benefits and will be required to submit a residency fee of $1,500.

Four of the 28 residencies are fully funded fellowships awarded by the jury panel.

Anderson Ranch Arts Center provides transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue, and community. Experience the beauty of art next to nature at Anderson Ranch. Our campus is a hub of creative energy and activity where artists of all levels have access to world class facilities, expert faculty, and exchange of ideas in a stunning mountain setting.

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West Colfax MuralFest 2016 – Call for Muralists

40 West Arts District and its partners seeks muralists’ for our annual Mural Festival along historic West Colfax Avenue (US 40) in Lakewood, CO.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 25 Jan 2016

Revenue opportunities range from $1000 to $7500.

40 West Arts is one of only twelve Certified Creative Districts in the State of Colorado. Our mission is to enrich the community and enhance the creative, cultural, and economic vitality of historic West Colfax by creating community arts spaces and events and supporting creative enterprises and activities.

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