Call for Entries: Fantastical

40 West Arts District

Submission Deadline: Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • All mediums are welcome and encouraged to apply for this call
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, October 5, 2018 from 5 to 8 pm
  • Gallery Location: 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood, CO 80214
The word fantastical means imaginative or fanciful, otherworldly or beyond ‘normal’ reality. Fantastical works can stem from a wide variety of subjects and ideas. Fantastical is something that evolves from an unrestricted imagination. How can an art piece showcase this idea? Perhaps something that is realistic, but so incredibly great or extreme, it makes the viewer ponder the whimsy, scale or richness in detail. Or maybe it is something so highly unrealistic and impractical that a viewer might wonder and question reality? Perhaps the work is based in mythology or science fiction, or maybe the piece is strange and fanciful in form, conception or appearance. Even the process of an artist conceiving and manifesting a fantastical idea can be artwork in itself! How do you interpret an unrestricted imagination?

This is an inclusive exhibition, meaning that we strive to accommodate at least one work from all artists. However, submissions will be screened by a panel, including 40 West Arts curators and invited guest jurors, to ensure quality and applicability of work. Please note that depending on the number of submissions, our curation process, and other factors, not all submitted works are guaranteed entrance into our show. We will notify you within the time frame indicated herein regarding the acceptance of your work(s).


Call for Submissions: Arts in Society Grant Program

Applications will be accepted July 16, 2018 through August 17, 2018

Information Sessions:

The Arts in Society grant program announces another year of funding to support cross-sector work in the arts across Colorado

Beginning July 16, applications will be accepted for funding through the Arts in Society grant program. The purpose of Arts in Society is to foster cross-sector work through the arts by supporting the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans. The Arts in Society grant program funds projects that engage arts organizations and artists as partners in illuminating and finding solutions to a wide array of civic and social challenges faced by our communities. Grants between $10,000-$50,000 will be available to non-profit organizations and individual artists or activists to fund projects that will take place in Colorado between April 2019-April 2021.

Grants will be determined by a selection panel and will seek projects that best illustrate artistic excellence, broaden the understanding of the role arts play in society, demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevance, foster community engagement, and present opportunities for shared learning.

Arts in Society is a collaborative grantmaking program administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center and funded through a cohort of Colorado foundations, including Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and Colorado Creative Industries.

About RedLine Contemporary Art Center

RedLine is a nonprofit contemporary art center that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Located in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood, RedLine combines an exhibition space and artist residency program with project-based engagement in the arts. RedLine responds to the needs of the community by engaging resident artists in programs that offer arts education for under-resourced youth, a community network for artists experiencing homelessness, and relevant public programming for members of the surrounding neighborhoods.


Call for Entries: Denver Modernism Gallery 2018

Part of the Denver Modernism Show

Submissions due by Friday, August 10, 2018

  • Curated by Kym Bloom
  • Juror: Dana Cain
  • $200 Cash Prize for Best in Show
  • Entries are $10 each
dmodernCall for Artists: Are you MODERN?

How do you interpret Modernism? Is your work an homage to the past or a continuation of those ideas? Do you gain inspiration from the googie styles of the 1950s, or the sleek lines of Le Courbousier? All genres, styles, and mediums will be considered, as long as they relate to the theme of “modernism."

This is your chance to have your work seen by more than 3,000 art and culture lovers, who will be coming ready to shop at the Denver Modernism Show! The show is held at the Denver National Western Complex Expo Hall. Enter as many works as you like. Each entry is $10. Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their artwork to and from the Expo Hall. 

  • Friday, August 10 – Deadline for submissions
  • Monday, August 13 – Notify artists of acceptance status
  • Thursday, August 23 – Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm
  • Friday, August 24 – Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10pm
  • Sunday, August 26 – Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-6 pm


The Center for Fine Art Photography Call for Entries: Abstract

Entries Due by August 5, 2018

Images: Randi Ganulin & Michael Koerner

In trying to define the undefinable, we say that abstracts have subjects transformed to their essential elements or into non-objects, or simply to non-representational images. Admittedly, Abstract is hard to define and artist interpretations are welcome as part of this conversation on a significant and current photographic direction. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and presentations are eligible.

Juror: All images will be selected by Elizabeth Houston, Owner and Director of Elizabeth Houston Gallery, NYC. The gallery’s initiation to the contemporary scene imbues fresh voices from artists who work in the present and explore a cornucopia of facets. The Gallery is committed to bringing their artists work to exhibitions both home and abroad and has met success with collectors and critics alike and been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, and The New York Times among others.

Read more: Call for Entries: Abstract from C4FAP

Call for Artist Submissions: Art+Soul

  • With the move to our new space on the horizon we are looking for new work to bring a fresh energy into the gallery
  • We invite professional artists to submit work to be considered for upcoming 6-8 week solo or group shows; with Boulder’s lush and vibrant artistic community, Art+Soul is looking to continue to showcase the best our city and state has to offer
  • Please send submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Include artwork dimensions, pricing and medium along with a resume and artist statement
1615 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80203


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