Call for Muralists: Boulder Office of Arts and Culture's Mural Artist Roster

Deadline: Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 11:59 pm 

CBOCA MastheadThe City of Boulder Office of Arts and Culture is excited to announce an opportunity for muralists to join the Mural Artist Roster.

Artists living in the Front Range Corridor (CO & WY) are invited to submit qualifications to join the Boulder Office of Arts and Culture's Mural Artist Roster. This roster serves as a resource to identify artists most suitable for new artwork commissions, including the Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program. Application Materials: Letter of Interest, up to 8 work samples, image identification list, and references. All materials must be submitted through CaFE.

The Creative Neighborhoods Mural Program is an opportunity to collectively promote the unique personalities of Boulder through the commissioning of murals on private properties within Boulder’s neighborhoods. The program has three feature components: a roster of artists living in the Front Range Corridor, a property owner application, and up to $2,500 provided by the Office of Arts and Culture for each mural. In 2018, nine new projects are anticipated, one project within each of Boulder’s subcommunities. The Property Owner application is anticipated to open May 1.


City of Boulder Presents "Art of Data" Open Call

Deadline for submission: Thursday May 31, 2018

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The City of Boulder City Manager’s Office, Information Technology Department, and the Boulder Public Library are excited to announce an open call for artwork for an upcoming exhibition, Art of Data. This exhibition will be held in the Canyon Gallery of the Main Library from December 14, 2018 to February 3, 2019. The show will celebrate art created by the community, inspired by the City of Boulder’s Open Data Catalog and other public City data.

Our community of Boulder has a strong commitment to creativity, a progressive and inclusive mindset, and an entrepreneurial spirit. Within the local government sector, we have a renewed focus on innovation that is being driven by a citywide effort to enhance data-driven decision-making and innovation. In order to further our innovation work and continue encouraging an open dialogue about important issues in our community, the City of Boulder is seeking artwork that has been inspired by our city’s data. Submit your artwork idea that is inspired by Boulder data and showcase what the City’s progress and priorities mean to you.


Call for Entries: 28th Annual Golden Fine Arts Festival

Application deadline: Sunday April 15, 2018

The Golden Fine Arts Festival, now in its 28th year, invites artists nationwide to apply!

A Golden icon for nearly three decades, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a prestigious juried art show located in the heart of historic downtown Golden, Colorado. With its prime location just 20 minutes West of Metro Denver and free admission to the public, this premier event draws over 35,000 visitors over 2 days to enjoy art, live performances, craft beer, food vendors, and children’s activities.

The established art fair will be limited to 134 artists selected through a competitive jury process. Cash prizes of over $2,000 await 1st and 2nd place winners in nine categories, as well as Best of Show and Best of Colorado honors. Produced by the Golden Chamber of Commerce, Golden Fine Arts Festival is a favorite of those who value an attentive and welcoming environment for artists and patrons alike.

Golden Fine Arts Festival's award-winning artists are featured in the Golden Chamber’s Member & Community Directory with an annual circulation of over 25,000. View the 2017 Artists Feature here. Golden Fine Arts Festival is a trademark, award-winning annual event with national recognition with national recognition promoted through advertising, digital and social media, event directories, and more.


Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air

Saturday August 11th, 2018 in Georgetown Colorado

Application deadline: Friday June 1st, 2018

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The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program is pleased to present our first Plein Air event in historic, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado. Just 45 minutes west of Denver along I-70 at 8,500 ft elevation, and part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District, a charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Registration and exhibition will be held at Georgetown Heritage Center, recently restored 1874 schoolhouse, at 809 Taos Street. Join us for this one-day painting event in the summer mountain air!


All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on August 11 within the defined boundary area. Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Exhibit space is limited, the first 50 qualified artist applicants will be accepted.


Registration cost is $30 non-refundable, application must be received by June 1. Late registration fee is $40. Apply by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Send resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre.


Call for Entries: 
Hey Diddle Diddle at Niza Knoll Gallery

Artist Interpretations of Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday May 29, 2018

nkgNiza Knoll Gallery in Denver Colorado is pleased to invite artists throughout the United States to submit work to the juried exhibit “Hey Diddle Diddle” in which nursery rhymes or fairy tales are interpreted through art. The first regional show of this kind was held in 2015 and the gallery received such fascinating stories and marvelous art, that they were encouraged to hold it a second time and to open the call for artists up nationally.

This exhibit is for adults not children, so your interpretation is wide open. 

The exhibition of accepted work opens June 15, 2018 and runs through July 28th. It is a great time to have art showcased in Denver’s popular and renowned Art District on Santa Fe. Submissions will be juried by a blind-juried method. Juror to be announced. Entry fee is $40.00 for 1 to 3 entries. Awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Call for Entries: Third Annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival

Dates & Deadlines:

  • Early reduced entry fee deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Final entry deadline: July 15, 2018
  • Notification Date: August 15, 2018
  • Event Date in Downtown Denver: September 21 – 22, 2018
Supernova is the only major festival to focus solely on the latest advances in digital animation as art, presented free to the public on large-scale LED screens in the heart of Denver, Colorado, one of the fastest growing cities currently in the US. The festival returns for the third year to the Denver Theatre District with an expanded lineup of screens and exciting program activities slated to energize the city in the fall of 2018. It's an experience not to be missed!

Call for Entries: 45th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibit

Deadline: May 22, 2018

  • For more information and to apply, visit 
  • Juried in 2018 by internationally acclaimed painter, author, and teacher, Mary Ann Beckwith
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An annual juried exhibition of watermedia artwork nationwide The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 45th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, CAE is committed to delivering engaging exhibitions and diverse educational programs for adults and children. In 2017 we moved into a new facility which includes a totally renovated brand new gallery space that was formerly a historic schoolhouse and church.
  • All artists residing in the United States are invited to submit their work
  • Paintings must be an aqueous medium on watercolor papers, watercolor canvas, watermedia boards such as Aquabord, Claybord, Gessobord, Yupo, illustration boards, panels (egg tempera)
  • Non-watercolor canvas is not permitted
  • Computer‐generated works or Giclee prints are also not permitted
  • All collage materials must be painted by the artist
Juror Mary Ann Beckwith served as an instructor of Art at Michigan Technological University from 1973 until 2012. Mary Ann has been awarded signature membership in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, the Watercolor Honor Society of Watercolor USA, the International Society of Experimental Artists, the Transparent Watercolor Society, and others. She has served as juror for many National and Regional societies and organizations: including the American Watercolor Society 150th Annual Exhibition; the National Watercolor Society; the International Society of Experimental Artists Society. Her work has been featured in many books and magazines, including a feature article in International Artist Magazine. 

Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Dr.
Evergreen, CO 80439


Call for Entries: Drawing the Line at 40 West Gallery

Submission Deadline: Saturday April 21, 2018

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A line is powerful. It divides positive and negative space, distinguishes one plane from another, and creates boundaries. It expresses length, direction, speed and movement. A single line can convey shape, form and structure. For this exhibit, we ask for your interpretation on 'drawing the line'. All mediums and styles are welcome. This exhibit is highly open to interpretation. Opening Reception Date: First Friday June 1st from 5-8pm in conjunction with a district-wide Art Walk, Lakewood's week of INSPIRE and the launch of the new 40 West ArtLine.

40 West Arts
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


EDGE Gallery Call for New Members

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EDGE seeks contemporary artists working in any media for full, associate or affiliate membership. EDGE is an independent exhibition space managed by artists and supports those working on the margins of materials, content and technology. Our mission provides fresh challenges to the publish audience. EDGE welcomes membership applications from artists of all communities and cultures.

EDGE Gallery is now located in the growing 40 West Art District in Lakewood, CO. For more information about the Art District and plans for upcoming development and events, visit 

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm


Call for Entries: Colorado Dragon Boat Festival 2018 Poster Contest

Entries must be submitted online no later than May 1st, 2018 by 5:00pm Mountain Time

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The 2016 Image Design Contest winner was created by Kim Ta

The Colorado Dragon Boat Festival is now accepting entries for our 11th annual Poster Contest. Each year, we call for the creative imaginations of graphic artists — both professional and young students — to have fun illustrating the magic of our event, and submitting their best designs for review by a panel of judges.

The winning design will primarily be used for the festival promotional poster and possibly for collectible merchandise. The winner of the competition will be honored as the Official Festival Poster Artist at the Opening Ceremony on the Main Stage of the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival.


Any individual may participate regardless of age, experience, technical skills, or other indicators. There is a $5 processing fee; there is no limit of entries per person. Student artists currently enrolled in grades 6 through 12 will qualify for the Young at Art awards. There is NO FEE for student artists.

Awards are as follows:
  • 1st place: $300
  • 2nd place: $200
  • 3rd place: $100
  • Young at Art Award (6th-12th Grade): $50
CDBF reserves the right to use the winning image on miscellaneous advertisement or promotional media, T-shirts, and any other CDBF related items. The winning entry will become the full property of CDBF, with all rights and privileges inherent thereto. CDBF reserves the right to resize or otherwise alter the winning entry before using it in promotion and merchandising materials, or to not use any submitted competition materials at CDBF’s sole discretion.

Complete details online at:


Call for Entries: Currents 9th Annual International New Media Art Festival

June 8 - 24, 2018 in Santa Fe NM

  • To view submission guidelines and to submit an application visit: 
  • Selected artists in the New Media Installation, Outdoor, Multimedia Performance, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Installations for Children Categories will be considered for full lodging, travel, and shipping support.
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CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation. It promotes exploration into all forms of new media art, providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. CURRENTS is committed to making this extraordinary form, at the intersection of art and technology, available to everyone.

Currents is accepting submissions in the following categories:
  • New Media Installations
  • Outdoor New Media Installations and Projections
  • Single Channel Video and Animation
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Experimental Documentary
  • Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Robotics
  • Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
  • Interactive Installations for Children


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