Video Art: open call for submissions at Black Cube

Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020 AT 11:59 p.m.

  • no submission fee
  • artist must be based in Colorado
  • new works that respond to the current moment are encouraged
  • running time is up to 20 minutes
  • 60-second clip to share on social media channels
  • submit video as a Vimeo, WeTransfer, or Dropbox link
  • submit clip as a Vimeo, WeTransfer, or Dropbox link
  • awarded work will be displayed on Black Cube’s Vimeo and social media channels
Black Cube, a nomadic art museum, invites Colorado-based artists to submit video work for a cash award, in an effort to support those impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Preventative measures established to slow the spread of COVID-19 continue to deeply affect artists due to mass cancellations of art gatherings (openings, performances, lectures, and more). Although necessary, this social distancing has gravely influenced working artists, who often lack the financial stability needed to persevere through times of crises.

With the help of an emergency grant from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and a matching donation from Leslie and J Kent Miller, we are using this funding to support artists in our community. Additionally, this open call will serve as a platform to share local video art with audiences online. As an organization that passionately believes in artists’ sustainability, community engagement, and art accessibility, we hope this opportunity will provide care and inspiration during these trying times.


Call for Entries: 2021 Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale

At the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2020

  • Opening Events: Thursday, December 10, 2020 and Tuesday, January, 5, 2021
  • Gallery Open to the Public: January 9-24, 2021 Application cost: $45
  • Guidelines for artists: 
The Coors Western Art Exhibit at the National Western Stock Show is a nationally-recognized, curated contemporary Western art exhibit. Artworks due November 2020, preview events December 10, 2020 and January 5, 2021, gallery open to the public during the 2021 Stock Show January 9-24, 2021. We saw 34,000 people in the art gallery during the Stock Show, and over 2,000 during preview events. We seek artists to support, not one-off artworks for our show. If you think you work in the realm of contemporary Western art, we want to see your work.

For more information about the art exhibit and Denver Stock Show: and  
Submit application and read about show guidelines, commission amounts, and image requirements:


Call for Entries: Gone to the Dogs (with friends) Juried Show

Niza Knoll Gallery

Submission Deadline: May 2, 2020

nkg If there is one thing everyone agrees on, it’s that Colorado is full of dogs. On any given day, every shape, size, and breed of canine can be seen happily strutting, strolling or running with their humans on trails, parks, and sidewalks. Others can be seen greeting or challenging those who walk by their fenced domain. Less seen, but equally as prevalent, are their furry, feathered or fishy companions. This year’s Gone the Dogs call for entries is welcoming these friends to be included in artwork submitted for this popular juried exhibit at Niza Knoll Gallery. For example, the dog may be the main subject of a piece, or there may be just a hint of the dog such as a tail, a paw, or a leash as it relates to any other animal—a cat, a bird, a human etc. Works will be juried online, but accepted pieces must be dropped off in person on May 2nd to the gallery by the artist or a representative. All submissions are to be made through the Café website at

The Gone to the Dogs (with friends) exhibit runs May 15 - June 13, 2020 at Niza Knoll Gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. The gallery specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits, participates in First and Third Friday and Art of Brunch Art Walks, and hosts monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought-provoking thematic exhibits of artists using non-traditional media. Through a partnership with Kingman Winery the space serves a tasting room for their fine Colorado wines and is proud to offer their wine for sale during First Friday art walks and other special events. Visit for more information.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Open Call: The Month of War

Exhibition date: Friday March 6, 2020 from 5:30 PM – 8 PM

Drop-off dates: March 2 - 4, 2020

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March is named for Mars, the God of War. March can also mean a determined progression or force. As the first month of Spring, this conflict can be seen with the change of seasons. This group show is an invitation for artists’ interpretations of the positive and negative perspective of struggle and change.

Accepted mediums:
  • 2-D Works (photography, drawing, painting, printmaking) less than 18x24”
  • 3-D works less than 3’ x 3’
  • No commission will be taken for sold work. 100% of sale price goes to the artist (it is up to the artist to account for taxes taken for work sold)
  • All work must be dry and properly prepared for showcase. 2-D pieces must be framed (or gallery-wrapped canvas) and wired across the back. Work may be refused for any reason, including unprofessional presentation.
  • Images of work may be posted online.
  • All work must be collected in the 5 days following the closing of the show. Any unclaimed work may be donated or become the property of the space.


Call For Entries: 3rd Annual Central City Plein Air Festival Exhibition & Sale

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 1st, 2020

2020PleinAirCentral City Opera, in partnership with the Gilpin County Arts Association, seeks 20 artists to participate in the 2020 Central City Plein Air Festival, September 24- September 27. Up to 20 artists will be selected to paint the fall landscapes and historic architecture of this Colorado mountain town. The festival culminates in an Exhibition, Sale, and Awards Reception on Sunday, September 27th in which the paintings created throughout the weekend will be on display and available for purchase in the Gilpin County Art Association’s Washington Hall Gallery. Awards reception, featuring $3,700 in cash awards, will be judged by Jennifer Reifenberg.


All artwork must be completed within a 2-mile radius of the Central City Opera House area between September 24th and September 27th, 2020. Selected artists are asked to paint a minimum of three (3) original paintings for prize judging at the Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Artists are selected through a blind juried process consisting of one juror: Jennifer Reifenberg. The judge will review all submitted applications and select up to 20 artists to participate in the 2020 event.

Application Details

Entries must be submitted electronically, along with a non-refundable application fee of $40. Required application information includes 3-5 plein air artwork images and an artist bio/statement. Application via Juried Art Services.


Call for Entries: City of Longmont Art on the Move

Entry Deadline: Sunday March 29th, 2020

7316The City of Longmont is presently calling for artists to participate in the 2020-2021 Art on the Move program. This year, we invite regional artists from within a 250 mile radius of Longmont to consider applying to loan an artwork for display in the City. All applications must be submitted through the Call for Entry link

Since 2005, Longmont Art in Public Places has exhibited between three and 10 works of art by Colorado artists in various locations throughout the City as part of the Art on the Move program. Each artist receives a $1,000 stipend for their work, and Longmont residents and visitors of Longmont get to enjoy fresh artworks each year!

Program inquiries can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Artwork: Mo’ Print - Month of Printmaking at Edge

Hosted by EDGE Gallery

Drop off dates: Sunday March 1 and Monday March 2, 2020

  • Open show featuring artwork made from traditional and experimental printmaking processes
  • Non-juried exhibition showcasing the wide variety of printmaking methods by Denver area artists
  • All artwork that meets the requirements (below image) will be displayed
  • Artworks that push the boundaries on printmaking process and material highly encouraged
edge.cpsEdge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm


Call for Entries: Georgetown Plein Air

Application Deadline: July 12, 2020

The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program is pleased to present our third annual Plein Air event in vintage, 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. This year will include a Quick Draw event on Saturday. Join us for this 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 July 31st or August 1st within the defined 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.


Registration cost is $35 non-refundable, application must be received by July 12. Late registration fee is $45 and will be open until August 1st if space is available. Apply by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Call for Entries: Lost & Found at 40 West Gallery

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2020

Show Dates: May 1 - 23, 2020

Have you ever come across an object, person, song, food or smell that sparked a long lost memory or emotion? Have you ever lost something (or someone) and it really bothered you, or found something special that you didn’t even know you were missing? There’s complexity to the idea of ‘lost and found’ that is both familiar and exotic at the same time.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


PlatteForum Artist Residency Opportunity for 2020/2021

Now accepting applications through March 15th 2020

PlatteForum, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization, is an award-winning and innovative arts, youth-development, and artist-in-residence program in Denver that teams under-resourced youth with professional artists in intensive, structured, and long-term creative learning environments. Youth work side by side with resident artists to collaboratively plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work in an environment in which artistic excellence is highly valued. Youth in PlatteForum’s programs delve into a variety of art forms, confronting challenges and obstacles and making life-changing discoveries about who they are, what they are capable of achieving, and where they belong in the world.

PlatteForum, as an artist community, supports the creation and presentation of new art and ideas by contemporary artists. By supporting working artists, PlatteForum generates dialogue in the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be.

Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only four to five slots awarded each year. Each residency gives the artist, the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four to five available slots in the Artist Residency program each season. Residencies are typically 6-8 weeks in duration.

Residency time slots follow the approximate schedule:
  • Residency A: Sept-Oct 2020
  • Residency B: Jan-March 2021
  • Residency C: March-May 2021
  • Residency D: June-July 2021
  • Residency E: June/July 2021
The Artist Residency program is open to artists in all genres and disciplines. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, an Artist Resident from the 2018-19 season is not eligible to apply until the 2021-22 season).

PlatteForum is a member of the Alliance of Artist Communities, an international organization that advances creativity. Community connections nurtured by collaborations and partnerships with organizations, schools, and individuals that extend the artist’s aesthetic are integral to each residency. The PlatteForum approach — teaming creative residents with youth and the community — makes a valuable contribution to our city’s cultural discourse, fosters personal growth for the artist, and positively impacts the lives of participating individuals. PlatteForum’s uniqueness gives artists, youth, and community members opportunities that they might not find elsewhere.

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



PlatteForum is accepting applications for the 2020-2021 ArtLab Internship

Deadline for applications is March 7, 2020

artlabArtLab is a paid internship opportunity for students to take workshops and create artwork with professional artists over the course of their high school career. Artists come from all disciplines and backgrounds to share about their practice and skill sets. Students meet at Platte Forum on Saturdays during the school year and 2-3 days a week in the summer. Once selected, students remain in ArtLab until the summer after they graduate high school. Students with freshman, sophomore or junior standing are eligible to apply.

PlatteForum, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, supports contemporary artists and youth from historically marginalized communities in metro Denver through innovative, long-term arts programs that allow the youth to work side-by-side with artists in residence. This award-winning nonprofit organization provides a nurturing space where creativity and artistic excellence are highly valued and where artists and youth partner together to plan, produce, and exhibit a body of work to the public. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community.

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Tue-Sat: Noon - 6:00 PM



Art call for Muralists from Pasternack’s Art Hub and Next Gallery


Pasternack’s Art Hub and Next Gallery has issued a call for artist proposals for one or more Wall Murals for various locations on the Pasternack’s Art building Located at 6851 W. Colfax in Lakewood. Sizes vary. Most Paintings should be done the over weekend of August 1st through the 3rd to Coincide with Colfax Art Fest. (Exceptions will be made to artists that make arrangements ahead of time)

The goal of the call is to enhance the buildings appearance and to provide public art that is of interest to residences and visitors.

Mural themes are open. The overall mural lengths and height will be determined by location, and by the artist's concept. The walls consist mostly of concrete and block construction.

To apply, please submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • artist statement (and website if you have one)
  • 3 to 5 jpeg images, no larger than 1MB each labeled with your name, title, medium, dimensions, and year completed
  • CV or resume
  • The email attachments you send should not exceed 7MB