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



Call for Entries: Art Not Roses! Tiny Art Pop-Up Show

Millers & Rossi (3542 Walnut St in Denver)

Submission Deadline: Sunday February 2nd

Are you an artist looking to show your work? Join us at Millers & Rossi in a tiny art pop-up show February 7th-14th! Let’s give Hallmark the boot and encourage people to buy local art to celebrate love, friendship, and art.
  • All artwork must be no larger than 12”x12”, small is key here
  • All mediums will be considered
  • You may submit love or friendship themed art, be it is silly, serious, or sarcastic…but artwork of all subject and kinds are highly encouraged!
  • The show will be juried by our Art Curator, we are looking for variety
  • $25 entry fee for up to 5 image submissions, additional submissions $5 each
  • Please note entering does not guarantee your works will be selected for this show
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details


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



Call For Artwork: Beyond Botanical at Edge

Drop-Off Dates: Sunday, January 19th, 3-5pm & Monday, January 20th, 6-8pm

See EDGE’s Fence Art Installation on the 40 West ArtLine: 

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm


Call for Entries: Superior Bus Shelter Public Art Project

Submittal Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 11:59pm

superiorThe Town of Superior, Colorado and the Superior Cultural Arts and Public Spaces (CAPS) Advisory Committee are seeking artists interested in transforming bus shelters with unique works of art inspired by the history of the Town. The selected artist will receive a design fee for conceptualizing and designing the artworks with input and approval from the CAPS Advisory Committee. The Superior Historical Commission will collaborate to provide historic information and resources.


Call for Artists: 30th anniversary of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival: July 3,4,5, 2020

  • Application Deadline: Sunday December 1, 2019

This is an incredible opportunity to find out first-hand the accolades as touted by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential (estimated at $15,600 per artist in sales for 2019 as reported on the artist survey), consistently high national rankings, famous on-site artist amenities/hospitality and a new jury panel every year that helps successful jury entry for applicants.

Higher than average sales are attributed to the event's location in the heart of Denver's beautiful and affluent district of Cherry Creek North, an educated art-buying audience of 330,000 annually, and over $1 million in multi-media marketing campaign.

CherryArts is committed to building a vibrant future for the arts community where artists can thrive. The festival garners recognition and respect at the local, state, regional, national and international-level with marketing and sponsorship arenas, as well as both the festival and visual artist industries.

Apply on ZAPP

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019 Midnight MST

Artist Notification: January 28, 2020

Booth Fee Deadline: February 21, 2020

For more information go to:

Information: (303) 355-ARTS (2787)


"Finest show in the country in my opinion."

"Exceptional show in every way. You continue to stay at the very top of the game. Thank you for your commitment to the arts, to artists, and to your community."

"The show is beautiful with high quality work.  It's laid out in a graceful configuration." 

Call for Entries: Abstracts at 40 West

Submission Deadline: Saturday December 14, 2019

40w.cfaAbstract art uses the concepts of form, color, motion, and line – as opposed to concrete shape – to create elements of feeling, emotion, pattern, expression, and vision. These elements are placed intentionally and maintain a sense of balance and continuity throughout the piece, as determined by the artist. Abstract art holds a special place in the world of creativity, because it invites the viewer to translate and imagine. We invite all interpretations on the theme of abstract art, including pieces that are slightly abstract, with subtle changes to shape and form, to pieces that are wholly abstract, and bear no resemblance to anything grounded in the concrete.
  • ART DROP OFF: Accepted works must be dropped off, ready to hang or display, Wednesday January 22, 2020 between 12-2pm. Please note, if you are unable to drop off works during this time, you MUST make prior arrangements.
  • ART PICK UP: Works must be picked up Wednesday March 4 between 11am-1pm. Please note, if you are unable to pickup works during this time, you MUST make prior arrangements.
40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Call for Entry: delecTABLE: The Fine art of Dining

Join Art Students League of Denver for the fifth installment of our biennial national juried exhibition, representing the best in contemporary tabletop clay

Submissions accepted from October 1, 2019 – January 19, 2020

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LizSummerfieldJuror Liz Zlot Summerfield

About juror Liz Zlot Summerfield: "I have been an instructor and visiting artist at numerous clay facilities, colleges, and universities. I exhibit and sell my work nationally through exhibitions, fine craft shows, our home gallery, and my online shop.  I have been featured and on the cover of Ceramics Monthly and Clay Times magazine. I have also authored and been included in a variety of ceramic publications. In 2014, Ceramics Arts Daily released an instructional DVD featuring my construction and surface techniques. I am the co-creator of Red Handed Symposium, a conference solely devoted to low-fire red clay enthusiasts."

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 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