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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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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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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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Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Art Festival

Commonwheel Artists 41st Annual Labor Day Art Festival will be held Labor Day Weekend and tends to attract more than 12,000 visitors to historic Manitou Springs, just 10 minutes away from Colorado Springs. Art patrons are delighted to find many past favorite artists mixed in with some exciting new artists at Commonwheel’s Art Festival.

Call for artists application.

Deadline: 1 Jun 2015,

Commonwheel aims to present a high-quality show at a reasonable cost to our artists with a good mix of media categories representing unique, creative work with price points to appeal to and attract a broad audience of art buyers. Sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelers, painters, glass artists and all artists who create any original artwork are invited to apply.

Digital files submitted for jurying must be a non-altered representation of the actual artwork to be considered for exhibition. Resale and wholesale items are not permitted. Artist may only show and sell work from the category in which they have been accepted. Artist must be present at show (no reps or agents). We have an extensive event targeted marketing, and promotion campaign to better market, recognize, and celebrate our festival artists.

This Waste Wise festival requires Food Vendors to use Eco-friendly food serviceware. The Art Festival is enlivened with talented local musicians, specialty food items and creative activities where kids can try their hands at creating art. This family-friendly festival will feature something for everyone! Admission is always Free!

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has had a member owned Art Gallery since 1974 and hosted the Labor Day Art Festival since 1975. A group of young artists started this adventure in promoting Art in the Pikes Peak Region 41 years ago and is considered the premiere destination Art Festival by art patrons all along the Colorado Front Range.

For more information, contact festival@commonwheel.com.

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