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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.

For more information, contact jcerise@andersonranch.org.

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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.

For more information, contact muralfest@40westarts.org.

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2016 Exhibitions – Call for Artists

The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for our 2016 exhibition calendar.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 18 Sept 2015

$30 entry fee, 6 images (300 dpi, jpeg images), artist bio and statement, proposal for exhibition, and documentation of artwork submitted (title, dimension, media, and price) required.

Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. We are looking for established and emerging artists in all mediums are welcome including film, music and installation.

Multidisciplinary artists work encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals. We may combine several artists into one exhibition.

Jurors will be looking for submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Contemporary work is encouraged. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to raise cultural awareness and understanding of the arts in the regional community through classes for all ages, lectures, events, and visual art exhibits of regional and national artists.

The Firehouse Art Center is the leading contemporary art space in Longmont. Artists gain exposure to a new audience and buyers. Many of our artists showing for the first time are placed in other galleries after their show.

The Firehouse is open approximately 238 days each year with no admission fee. We serve over 2,000 visitors from Boulder County and the region. New exhibitions are installed almost every month and in two spaces. In 2014 over 110 individual artists were exhibited. Our focus is primarily contemporary art within the context of accessible art. During the Longmont Creative District monthly 2nd Friday, we host opening receptions where visitors to meet and mingle with our artists.

For more information, contact gallery@firehouseart.org.

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Orchard Arts Festival – Call for Artists

Fine artists and studio craft artist are invited to participate in the South Westminster Arts Group Orchard Arts Festival.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 10 Sept 2015

In addition to vendor booths, the festival features live public art demos and projects. The vendor booths are predominantly artist and studio craft booths. Other booths include sponsor booths and nonprofits as well as a partnership with the Westminster Farmer’s Market.

The festival set up will include the street, sculpture garden, and parks. Food trucks, beer garden, and live music will also provide a significant draw to the event.

The Orchard Arts Festival is unique in that it has a small town feel set in a big city. It is surrounded by the historic buildings and homes that made up this agricultural center in the late 1800’s. The festival derives its name from the Apple Orchards that once graced the surrounding lands. Westminster is the largest suburb of Denver, the Harris Park neighborhood in which the festival is held, was where the city originated, now it is the home of the Historic Westminster Arts District, which houses several SCFD organizations, including SWAG (South Westminster Arts Group), the festival promoter.

Celebrating it’s 6th year, the Orchard Arts Festival is a well established festival held in the Historic Westminster Arts District. This one day event draws attendees from all of the front range including Denver and surrounding cities. The festival has shown significant growth in attendance over the last 5 years and also has significant support from the City of Westminster.

SWAG was founded as a non profit organization in 2007 and is dedicated to providing community service and advocacy on behalf of the arts, artist and patrons. By creating a healthy and safe environment for members of all ages within our society we help promote and encourage creative thought, art education as well as community growth and well-being.

SWAG engages the public directly by providing art education classes, supporting an active group of artist members, producing special community fundraisers, organizing the Sculptures on 73rd Ave public art on loan project, and curating regular gallery shows.

For more information, contact info@southwestyartgroup.com.

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DADA Art Bar – Call for Artists

In the true spirit of Dadaism, DADA Art Bar is seeking to revamp our art program by opening our walls to as many local artists as possible.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

By flooding them with art, we hope to allow everyone the opportunity to showcase their work in a community that fluctuates minute by minute. Beginning this summer, we expect to be adding a new artist each week.

This is a great opportunity for new and established artists to showcase their work in a growing network and build and exciting community. Artists keep 75% of the piece selling price.

There’s always something going on at DADA – music, painting, live painting with music, open mic, and of course, art. It is a positive community that sparks ideas and is constantly shifting. Located at the edge of RiNo, this is truly a unique space conducive to all art forms and limitless potential.

For more information, contact art@dadaartbar.com.

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Artist Residency at Willowtail Springs – Call for Artists

In 2014, Durango Arts Center launched a partnership with Willowtail Springs Education Center to support an artists’ residency program for creatives of various mediums living and working in southwest Colorado: La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores and San Juan counties.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 5 Jun 2015

Artists studio and living space at enchanted Willowtail Springs for seven nights, organized at your convenience during 2015. In addition to a private cabin, this residency at Willowtail offers a 600 sq. ft working studio space full of natural light and visibility of the natural surroundings. The studio is nestled in the gardens adjacent to the lake house overlooking the lake, gardens and small pool with fountain.

Artists will also be promoted via the Durango Arts Center website and social media.

The residency award does not cover food, material costs or any stipend.

Since DAC is the only visual and performing arts organization within the Four Corners region, we seek to engage our regional artists and deepen artistic diversity within our surrounding communities.

Conceived with the notion that emerging and established artists require dedicated time and space for inspiration and experimentation of creative work, DAC funds one-week residencies against the backdrop of a private, rural oasis of Willowtail, which was founded and is operated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) by artist Peggy Cloy and her husband, Lee.

For more information, contact cristie@durangoarts.org.

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