Call for Entries: Art for Hope from Athena Project and Print Pointe

Submission deadline: Friday June 5, 2020

3 women artists will receive $100 each for selected works

Women artists! Show us something good, uplifting and hopeful and you could earn $100. Athena Project and Print Pointe have partnered to sponsor Art for Hope, an opportunity for your work to be featured on postcards sent to the residents and employees of assisted living communities around the metro area. We know that these populations suffer isolation and vulnerability. Most folks have been confined to their rooms and have been unable to see family members for a very long time. Your work will offer hope and remind them that they are not alone.
  • Submissions must be received by midnight on June 5, 2020.
  • Artwork will be reviewed and selected by a panel of judges who are women leaders from art institutions and galleries across the Denver Metro area. 
  • Art may be designed in whatever medium and dimension the artist chooses (i.e. graphic design, or a photo of a sculpture, or a watercolor painting) and must be accompanied by a quote or a message of hope.
  • Print ready artwork must fit on a 6” x 9” postcard with bleed. We will add the logos of Print Pointe and Athena Project to the final postcard on the back side.
  • Print Pointe will offer a beautiful larger size print of the artists’ work on either acrylic or metal. (¼” acrylic or brushed aluminum composite, up to 20” x 16” with stand-off mounts)
  • Postcard deliveries will be made by the end of June.
  • Athena Project and Print Pointe will highlight the winning artists on social media and in an upcoming newsletter.
  • Artists who identify as women of color are encouraged to apply. 
About Athena Project: Athena Project empowers women through the arts and creates a world with gender equity where women's voices are amplified. Programs include our Plays In Progress Series showcasing the contributions of women playwrights from the earliest stages of new play development; Curating Art for Impact authentically connecting brand or mission to stakeholders in a thoughtful and engaging way; Artists’ Night Out connecting our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist; Girls Create summer intensive week-long camps exploring various art forms, which culminates in final performances shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and effect change in themselves and others through creative learning.

About Print Pointe: Print Pointe is a local female owned and operated printing and marketing communications company. Print Pointe provides comprehensive printing, signage, mailing and marketing services while relentlessly meeting unparalleled turn-times in the industry. We find innovative & professional solutions that exceed our customers' expectations and help them thrive. Our goal is to support and connect our community through print.


Call for Entry: Distanced Perspective at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Submit by Friday May 22, 2020

Virtual exhibition to be posted on CPAC’s website from May 29 – June 27, 2020

At the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, we believe photography is an important tool for documenting the world around us – even more so during a crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed much about our daily lives and is affecting everyone in different ways. Distanced Perspective is a curated, online exhibition that will show images from photographers working in Colorado during these unprecedented times.

How has the pandemic affected you, your family, or your neighborhood here in Colorado? How are you coping with social distancing? How has your world changed, and how can you show this in a photograph?

To enter your work, email one image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject line, Distanced Perspective. Your image should be a JPEG (maximum size 8MB). Please include your name, a title for your image or brief description, the date you captured your image, and the location of where your image was taken. You can also include your Instagram handle and/or website URL. The photographs will be displayed on CPAC's website beginning May 29.

There is no fee or membership requirement to participate, only that your image must be made here in Colorado. We welcome artists of all levels of experience and encourage you to invite others to contribute. It is our hope to remain connected through this online exhibition until we can once again come together and experience art in person.


Call for Entries: Superior Pop-Up Prairie Dogs

Proposals are due Monday, June 8, 2020 at 12pm

The Town of Superior, Colorado and the Superior Cultural Arts and Public Spaces (CAPS) Advisory Committee are seeking artists interested in adorning cast fiberglass prairie dog sculptures with unique designs. Kicking-off Superior’s summer of creative placemaking, the sculptures will pop-up throughout Superior offering a fun and whimsical image of the native prairie dog. The Request for Proposals invites artists to submit basic design concepts to be juried by the CAPS Advisory Committee. Up to 12 artists will be selected and provided a four-foot-tall prairie dog with which to bring their design to reality.


“Arts in Society” Accelerates Grants in Response to Covid-19 to Support & Promote Cross Sector Work Through the Arts

Grant applications accepted through Monday, June 1, 2020

arts.socRedLine is excited to announce that the Arts in Society grant program will make available a second round of grants in 2020. The program, which supports the integration of arts and culture into multiple disciplines critical to the health and well-being of Coloradans, will accept applications through June 1, 2020.

“We are accelerating the application and grantmaking process in response to the devastating economic impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the creative sector” explains Gary Steuer, President & CEO of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Arts in Society is accepting applications from artists, arts organizations and nonprofits that are responding to the current threat of Covid-19 or responding to another pressing social challenge. “We are not considering this round of Arts in Society a COVID-19 relief fund,” explains RedLine Executive Director, Louise Martorano, “This is an opportunity for creative work by artists and organizations to find support, whether by responding to the current crisis or exploring new responses to ongoing social challenges.” With the intent of preserving the original purpose of the grant program, the funding partners continue to focus on ​cross-sector collaborations​ to fund projects that engage a wide range of issues ​through a variety of media.

Over the last 4 years, the Arts in Society grant program has provided over $2 million to 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 Colorado communities. Through this round of funding, ​grants between $5,000-$35,000 will be available to non-profit organizations and individual artists or activists to fund projects that will take place in Colorado between August 2020-August 2022.

Grants will be determined by a selection panel and will seek projects that best demonstrate cross-sector work, exhibit cultural relevance, foster community engagement, present opportunities for shared learning, illustrate artistic excellence, and broaden the understanding of the role that arts play in society. Individuals and organizations interested in using art to respond to the current COVID-19 public health crisis are highly encouraged to apply. "Colorado Creative Industries is committed to supporting community engagement through the arts, particularly at this challenging time in our lives.” Margaret Hunt, Executive Director, Colorado Creative Industries.

Arts in Society, administered by RedLine Contemporary Art Center, is funded by the following partners: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation (2017-present), Hemera Foundation (2017-present), Colorado Creative Industries (2017-present), Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) (2020), The Colorado Health Foundation (2020) and Denver Arts & Venues (2021)


Call for Artists: The Art of Being Alone

Museo de las Americas
What have you created during quarantine?! Show off your work on our social media, website, etc. What have you been doing with your time? Please send a short paragraph and 1-2 images of your creations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope you are staying healthy and safe. Your artwork will be featured on the front page of Museo's website carousel.


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


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: 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..


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