Now in its fourth year, PSYAH is a citywide creative placemaking and neighborhood revitalization initiative that cultivates collaborative, community-led outdoor projects in Denver’s public spaces.
In 2017, PSYAH will fund at least $70,000 in grants. Applicants can request up to $10,000 in funding per project. Grants must be matched 1:1 by applicants through cash or in-kind contributions -- goods or services -- or volunteer time. PSYAH funds help support creative, short-term physical improvement projects that aim to transform the city’s underutilized urban spaces to increase collaboration, honor heritage, build civic engagement, beautify neighborhoods, enrich communities, and inspire long-term change.
“Not only do P.S. You Are Here and other IMAGINE 2020 projects contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of our dynamic city, they are helping to bring creativity and culture right into the daily lives of Denver residents and visitors by making art truly accessible to all,” Mayor Michael B. Hancock said.
PSYAH is a program of IMAGINE 2020, Denver’s community-based cultural plan that presents strategic vision and implementation support for arts, culture and creativity contributing significantly to the city’s economy and quality of life.
In 2016 PSYAH provided $71,500 in grants to nine groups in Denver including Birdseed Collective, City Park Alliance/City Park Neighborhood Committee, Civic Center Conservancy, Concerned Citizens of Barnum, Gang Rescue and Support Group, RedLine Contemporary Art Center, Santa Fe Business Improvement District, Thomas Jefferson High School and West Colfax Association of Neighbors. Each of these projects are currently underway.
Corporate and Supporting Memberships are also available for those who believe in supporting alternative artists and the mission of CORE.
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.
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:
The Town of Superior, Colorado, and the Superior Cultural Arts and Public Spaces (CAPS) Committee announce a major public art competition for professional artists. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents at least 18 years of age.
The Town has a strategic location in southeast Boulder County, which positions it as “The Gateway to Boulder Valley®”, and provides for opportunities to live, work and play through a diverse mix of businesses, residential neighborhoods and convenient regional recreational possibilities. The Town has a rich agricultural and mining history with early inhabitants of the Town dati ng back to the late 1800’s.
The Town reportedly was named after the “superior” quality of the coal found in the area. Superior is also a growing, vibrant, and progressive community focused on the future. Superior’s vision represents its long-term values and aspirations for a community-oriented small town that is accessible, pedestrian and bicycle friendly, safe, and attractive. Superior prides itself on its unique local character and high architectural standards while its mountain views, open space, parks, trails and wildlife offer residents a variety of outdoor experiences. In addition to the respect for nature, Superior hosts outdoor competitions and events, including open-air festivals, and running and cycling challenges. In concert with its vision, the Town seeks to advance its artistic footprint by offering opportunities to create art for public experience.
Call for Entries: Wax Stories 2 at Niza Knoll Gallery
Submission Deadline: Saturday September 30, 2017
Juror: Patricia Aaron
Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver, Colorado is calling for artists who incorporate encaustic in their art to submit their work for the juried exhibit Wax Stories 2. After a successful regional show in 2015, the call has been expanded nationally. We encourage artist to submit up to 3 of their best encaustic pieces and tell us their stories. Awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winners will be honored with a four-week group exhibition, Best Stories, at the Niza Knoll Gallery in Denver in 2018. A full prospectus can be found at http://bit.ly/waxstories2 and all submissions must be made through this site.
For the lay-person, Encaustic is a process using pigments mixed with hot wax and fused with heat. The exhibition will open November 3, 2017 and run through the holiday season until January 6, 2018 and is a great time for artist to showcase their work in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. Submissions will be juried by Denver Artist Patricia Aaron. The Wax Stories 2 Exhibit will be curated by Denver artist Victoria Eubanks.
Call for entries deadline: September 30, 2017
Jurying complete: October 6, 2017
Acceptance letter by: October 9, 2017
Shipped art received no later than: October 29, 2017
Hand deliver art to gallery on: October 31 between 12-2:00pm
Show opens Friday: November 3, 2017
Artists Reception: November 17, 2017
Exhibition Duration: November 3, 2017 –January 6, 2018
Patricia Aaron is an award winning contemporary abstract painter. Aaron’s work has evolved to draw direct inspiration from her travels through the culture, language and customs of the environment and habitat in which she resides as an artist resident. Aaron has held artist residency fellowships in France, Iceland, Hawaii, Virginia, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Aaron’s work has been featured in solo museum and airport exhibitions as well as invitational gallery exhibits throughout the United States, and featured in both regional and national publications. Her work is held in numerous US, UK, European and Japanese private, corporate, and museum collections.
SYNC Gallery at 931 Santa Fe Drive in Denver's Historic Santa Fe Arts District is seeking new creative members to join our gallery for the 2018 show year. Photography, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media are welcome. To apply for membership or for details visit our website at http://www.syncgallery.com/membership
A solo show every year, shared with another member
Year-round exhibition space in our Back Gallery. Art is changed out monthly
Participation in a month-long group show once a year
Internet presence on the SYNC website
Opportunities for interaction with an established community of artists and participation in community events sponsored by the Art District on Santa Fe
Sync Gallery 931 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 Thu: 1-4pm First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm Sat 12-4pm http://syncgallery.org