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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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2015 Juried Members Show – Call for Artists

The 2015 exhibition will be a survey of new work made by Colorado Photographic Arts Center members within twelve months of the deadline, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s core constituency.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 29 May 2015

There is no theme. The show is open to current, registered members of the organization only. New members joining prior to the deadline are welcome.

A $300 purchase award will be given for Best of Show, chosen by the juror on site at CPAC. The selected image will become part of CPAC’s permanent photography collection. Three honorable mention awards will be made. An exhibition catalog will be published online.

CPAC is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibitions, education and community outreach:

  • CPAC benefits the Mountain West region’s photographic community by nurturing new talent, expanding concepts, generating skills, piquing interest, and contributing to a sustainable market for collectors and artists.
  • CPAC is a place where photographic artists, hobbyists, collectors, and the public can come together to exchange ideas; grow their interests, careers, and professional practice; and engage with photographic exhibitions, both historic and contemporary, fine art, and experimental.
  • CPAC values and seeks improved diversity throughout the organization and audience. In doing so, CPAC intends to broaden the scope of the work shown and the education CPAC delivers, the people they serve, and the technique, context, and content of everything with which CPAC is engaged.
  • CPAC advocates for the photographic arts through exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach to people of all skill levels, ages, and interests.

For more information, contact info@cpacphoto.org.

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11th Annual Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival

The 11th Annual Pikes Peak Art and Music Festival is held in the shadow of Pikes Peak in America the Beautiful Park in downtown Colorado Springs.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 12 Apr 2015

Over 100 artists display fine art and fine craft, all genres of music and live performance, food vendors, beer garden, arts activities. Festival management is focused on building strong connections with our artists and taking this festival to the next level of arts and culture happenings in the Pikes Peak Region.

Be part of a festival on the move. Festival management is working diligently to expand our advertising and marketing reach, develop new revenue streams, attract art buyers, and upgrade guest and artist services.

Pikes Peak Arts Council is focused on upscaling this event to attract art buyers and patrons for our festival artists.

For more information, contact director@pikespeakartscouncil.org.

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Flight – Call for Artists

Create an original art design on a large, crafted aluminum butterfly. Rotary Club of Colorado Springs will supply the butterfly and a stipend.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 10 Apr 2015

Inspire the artist in all of us. Your butterfly will be on display to the public in Colorado Springs for months.

Empower students in District 11 schools. Proceeds from the butterflies will benefit D-11 Arts & Sciences programs.

Flight is a community service initiative led by The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs to raise awareness and funding to ensure that children receive essential arts programs with the educational benefits that promote brain development, social skills, improved communication and effective learning.

Participating artists will contribute to making dreams real by transforming large-scale, blank, aluminum alloy butterfly templates into original works of art. Each transformed butterfly sculpture will be displayed around the Colorado Springs community and then auctioned off this Fall, with proceeds primarily benefiting creative arts education for children and secondarily for the Rotary Club’s Community Service Fund.

Artists will be provided:

  • $250 stipend for materials for large butterflies.
  • $150 for small butterflies.
  • Any costs incurred over these amounts should be considered a donation to Flight.
  • 10% of the auction sale price for their art piece.

Artists must:

  • Seal painted butterflies with Rotary approved automotive clear coat.
  • Seal non-painted butterflies with Rotary approved sealant.

Artists will be recognized:

  • During the community-wide exhibit on a plaque near their art piece;
  • On printed materials,
  • On the Rotary Club’s website; and
  • At the celebratory auction event.

More than one design concept may be submitted. Artists who are selected will be asked to sign an Artist Agreement.

This colorful event demonstrates the creativity of regional artists and raises awareness about the critical importance of childhood participation in art – a significant stimulus for later success in other disciplines including math, science, language, literature, and critical thinking skills.

Flight provides a positive image and metaphor for children while simultaneously raising funds for their arts and science programs. As a creative artist, your participation can help promote a healthy cocoon for every child and encourage a creative metamorphosis into all each can be!

Art pieces will be placed on display in outdoor locations for public viewing and interaction during the summer. The artist’s name and title of the art piece will be displayed near each work. In addition, a photograph of each completed piece, including the artist’s concept
description, will be available on the Rotary Club’s website. A city map will identify the exhibit location of each butterfly. ”

The heart of Rotary is our clubs—dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Rotary brings together great minds and great hearts from nearly everywhere in the world. We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens uniting for the common good.

We are a service project oriented group with clubs all over the world. Collectively, we have 1.2 million members who volunteer and financially support our local service projects and global impacts. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

Our impact starts with our members—people who work tirelessly with their clubs to solve some of our communities’ toughest challenges. Their efforts are supported by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which turns generous donations into grants that fund the work of our members and partners around the world. Rotary is led by our members—responsible leaders who help to carry forward our organization’s mission and values in their elected roles.

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. Through our network of resources and partners, we help clubs focus their service efforts in promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies.

For more information, contact artist@csflight.org.

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Art in the Park – Call for Artists

Steamboat Springs Arts Council – Art in the Park is free to the public and features over 100 artist vendors, live entertainment, food vendors, and an interactive kids area.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 May 2015

This popular and successful event takes place on July 12th and 13th over Rainbow Weekend which coincides with the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo and Balloon Glow making this weekend in Steamboat Springs one of the most colorful and anticipated weekends in Colorado.

  • Over 100 juried artists in a lovely park setting.
  • Over 20 different categories to chose from.
  • Jury fees are $35 and booth fees are $350 for a single booth.
  • 40th anniversary celebration of Art in the Park.
  • Wide reaching community support with a fabulous team of volunteers and staff.
  • Over 10,000 visitors annually.
  • Promotion of the event through newspaper, radio, press releases, magazine articles, social media, rack cards, collaborative marketing with Chamber of Commerce, and more.

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 and being excellent stewards of the 1908 historic train depot.

SSAC is currently, particularly interested in developing and engaging the Yampa Valley community and natural environment in the greater conversation of interdisciplinary and contemporary arts.  This is realized by curatorial and collaborative projects involving local, regional, and national artists and organizations working in all media.

For more information, contact haley@steamboatarts.org.

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National Juried Painting Exhibition – Call for Artists

The Western Colorado Center for the Arts (Grand Junction, CO) invites you to submit for its 2015 Contemporary Painting Exhibition. The national exhibition will take place from May 15 to June 24 at The Art Center and will be juried by New York City / New Mexico painter Gregory Botts.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 4 Feb 2015 (Deadline extended).

Calendar of Events

  • January 17: Digital Image Postmark Deadline
  • March 16: Artist Notification
  • April 15-20: Shipped Work Delivery Deadline
  • May 5-8: Hand-delivered Works
  • May 15-June 24: Exhibition Dates
  • June 5: Reception
  • June 25-26: Pickup Hand-delivered Works
  • June 30: Begin Return of Shipped Works

Cash Awards

  • $750 Best of Show
  • $450 First Place
  • $300 Second Place
  • $250 Third Place

The Western Colorado Center for the Arts is located at 1803 N. 7th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9-4. Reach us at (970) 243-7337.

We are a community arts organization dedicated to improving quality of life by promoting the enjoyment and understanding of the arts through studio art instruction, educational programs for children and adults, exhibitions, and the acquisition, care, and display of a permanent art collection.

For more information, contact submissions@gjartcenter.org.

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Creation Care: Water – Call for Artists

Denver Seminary – “Creation Care: Water” is an exhibition that investigates the human role in the natural environment with a specific emphasis on our interdependent relationship with water. Bridge Gallery is seeking work by artists working in a variety of media who celebrate the vitality of water and compel audiences to consider their responsibility for the care and stewardship of this precious resource.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 5 Jan 2015.

The Bridge Gallery is a space for visual, theological and cultural dialogue. Artists present concepts and questions through a variety of mediums, addressing the topics of our times. The expressions presented at the Bridge Gallery are not necessarily reflective of the theological or philosophical stances of Denver Seminary yet represent the human struggle towards truth and meaning. The mission of the Bridge Gallery is to prepare Denver Seminary students and the public to engage the world through contemporary art.

For more information, contact thebridgegallery@denverseminary.edu.

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