Great Art for a Good Cause: Local arts nonprofit The Letterpress Depot launches fundraising campaign to make the Englewood train depot new

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On April 27 local arts nonprofit, The Letterpress Depot, will launch their first major fundraiser to reimagine the Englewood train depot and transform it into a regional hub where students, artists, designers, printers and neighbors can come for inspiration, hands-on experience and, most importantly, discover the fun of letterpress printing. The fundraiser will kick off with a celebration at 6:00 pm on April 27th, 2017 at the Globe Hall with an incredible assortment of prints and art produced by local and international artists including Frank Kwiatkowski, Shepard Fairey and well-known letterpress printers including Tom Parson, Jason Wedekind, Brad Vetter and the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. All proceeds will go towards critical repairs and renovations to the Letterpress Depot’s future home. Denver-based band Chimney Choir will also perform.

Read more: Letterpress Depot Fundraising Campaign

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Denver Theatre District's Blue Trees Begins April 18

  • An Environmental Art Installation About Global Deforestation And The Importance Of Trees To People And Their Environment
  • The installation will take place in downtown Denver on the streets of The Denver Theatre District, between Speer Boulevard and 17th Street and between Lawrence Street and Stout Street
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On Tuesday, April 18, 2017, Konstantin Dimopoulos' The Blue Trees, an environmental art installation about global deforestation and the importance of trees to people and their environment, will launch in The Denver Theatre District, coloring the trees lining the streets of downtown Denver, using a biologically-safe, water-based, non-permanent colorant.

The work is the first in a series of installations, collectively called Terra Firma, to be hosted by The Denver Theatre District in 2017. The Blue Trees takes a familiar urban landscape and transforms it into something surreal, unfamiliar, even uncomfortable, inviting the public to notice the presence of trees and question what occurs when our environment changes.

The aim of The Blue Trees is to generate thinking and conversation about environmental and social issues, raising social consciousness through art.

Family-friendly and free programming, scheduled throughout the month of May and hosted by The Denver Theatre District, will include musical performances, performances by local arts & culture organizations, educational lectures and wellness events.

  • About Konstantin Dimopoulos
Konstantin Dimopoulos creates both permanent and temporary public art installations, from sculptures to land art. Born to Greek parents in Egypt, he and his family migrated to New Zealand when he was a young boy in the 1960s at a time when there was no support for new immigrants. This experience as a merely tolerated stranger in a new land has resonated throughout his life when he studied first as a sociologist then as an artist. A deep connection with humanity, social justice and environmental consciousness pervades his artwork. The Blue Trees highlights the issue of global deforestation; while The Purple Rain removes the anonymity from the generic term “homeless.” His kinetic linear sculptures are in public art collections around the United States. For more information about Dimopoulos and his work, visit http://www.kondimopoulos.com.
  • Family Fun Day
Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, May 21 at Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall, giving families an opportunity to color 200 saplings, participate in environmentally friendly educational activities and enjoy kid-friendly entertainment.

 

Tansey Contemporary Opens New Location at 1743 Wazee Street, Denver CO

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Tansey Contemporary, founded in Santa Fe, NM, announces its new flagship space in LoDo at 1743 Wazee Street, now open to the public

Tansey Contemporary is focused at the intersection between contemporary art, design and fine craft including glass, ceramics, fiber, mixed media, sculpture and painting. The artist roster features well established artists making museum quality works who are exhibiting nationally and internationally.

The gallery is expanding its presence from Santa Fe, New Mexico, recognized as the third largest art market in the US, after gaining a national following. Its current space on the famed Canyon Road will remain open, but Denver will become the headquarters from which the Tanseys hope to continue to expand the business’ international reach.

“Denver is an attractive place to run an international business. Its growing population, thriving economy, continually improving infrastructure, international accessibility and diverse, skilled workforce make it ideal for our purposes. We think it is significant that Denver’s voters and leaders understand the positive contribution the arts make to the city’s economic development, as demonstrated by the recent extension of the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). We hope to make a positive contribution by basing our business here and continuing to participate in the local arts community,” explain the gallery’s owners, Michael and Jennifer Tansey.

Michael Tansey is heavily involved in the national arts community as majority owner and Chairman of Art Miami, LLC, which runs a growing portfolio of prestigious international art fairs primarily staged in Florida and New York. The company’s flagship fair is Art Miami, the well-established leading satellite to Art Basel during Miami’s art week in December. The portfolio also includes Context Miami, Aqua, Art Wynwood, Art New York, Context New York, Art Southampton and the recently launched Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary.

Jennifer Tansey is from the Denver area. Her early career was based in this community, working in organizational communications, partner relations and marketing in both the non-profit and business sectors. She left her most recent role as Membership Manager at Colorado Public Radio to run the gallery full time and is a member of the 2017 Colorado Business Committee for the Art’s Leadership Arts class.

The couple acquired the Santa Fe Gallery in 2013 as its previous owner, Jane Sauer, looked to retire. It was originally founded in 2001 by philanthropist Mary Annhalzer, who was very committed to addressing women’s issues. The Tanseys preserve this aspect of the gallery’s history by maintaining at least 50% female artists in the gallery program (currently above 60%).

Visit the gallery in LoDo at 1743 Wazee Street, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, online at http://www.tanseycontemporary.com, call 720-596-4243 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

 

Denver Theatre District Announces Terra Firma: A Series of Art Installations

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The Denver Theatre District, with the expertise of Denver-based arts curator and partner NINE dot ARTS, will activate a 16-block area of downtown Denver during 2017 with Terra Firma, a series of unique urban art installations. Terra Firma will feature the work of local, national and international artists with the following installations throughout the year.

Konstantin Dimopoulos’ “The Blue Trees,” an environmental art installation about global deforestation and the importance of trees to people and their urban environment. Scheduled for April and May with details about the exhibition coming in early March.

Temporary Arts Incubator, an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work and activate the city center with unique art experiences. Scheduled to launch in June.
An internationally recognized artist whose installation will invite the audience to share in artistic creativity on the streets of downtown. Scheduled for August and September, at which time the artist will be disclosed to the public.

“After nearly a decade of providing interactive cultural experiences and events to the public, including Supernova, Murmuration, Sesh Fest and Oh Heck Yeah!, The Denver Theatre District is excited to continue our support of artists by infusing the community with these engaging and unusual installations,” said David Ehrlich, executive director, The Denver Theatre District. “Each installation will include free programming that energizes the streets, activates the public, and collaborates with local organizations, schools and partners.”

For more information about Terra Firma, as it becomes available, please visit The Denver Theatre District website. For DTD images, visit http://bit.ly/2lvR0Dj.

About The Denver Theatre District

The Denver Theatre District (DTD) enlivens a 16-block area of downtown Denver through interactive, immersive and experimental art and culture events and experiences. The DTD provides creatives with a downtown platform and financial support for sharing their work. The DTD is a private non-profit funded through a revenue share collected from advertising on static and LED screens located throughout the District. The DTD invests its outdoor media revenues in cultural and art-based experiences, most of which are free to the public. This model is the first of its kind, setting an example for cities nationwide in how to leverage private revenue streams to fund public art and activity.

 

Mike Wright Gallery to Merge with Abend/1261

 
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Mike Wright Gallery is excited to announce a new chapter in in Denver's dynamic art scene. We have merged with the renowned 1261 and Abend galleries headed up by one of Colorado's premier gallerists Christine Serr and her partners Quang Ho, Doug Kacena and David Uhl. Christine brings a wealth of knowledge to collectors with over 25 years as a gallery owner. Beginning April 1st the new gallery group will begin renovations to create an amazing and innovative new concept where all three galleries (1261, Abend and MIke Wright Gallery under a new name) will exist in a progressive space designed to enhance the collector's experience.

Many of our existing artists will continue to exhibit with the new galleries, joining the incredible roster of artists represented by the gallery group, including masters like Daniel Sprick, Vincent Zeus and Jeremy Mann.

 

Denver Arts & Venues reopening historic McNichols Civic Center Building

Featuring exhibits I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle and SPOKES

  • Special grand opening event: Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm
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After a year of restoration and enhancement, Denver Arts & Venues is reopening the McNichols Civic Center Building to the public with a special event Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to partake in a grand reopening celebration with food, drink, entertainment and opportunities to win prizes such as roundtrip airfare, tickets to Red Rocks concerts, Broadway shows, and more. Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com.

The grand reopening celebration is the public’s opportunity to see the newest iteration of this historic building. Improvement highlights include a new front courtyard offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. The open courtyard supports outdoor program activation, as well as showcasing the building’s second floor exterior balcony. A new freight elevator grants easier access for public and private events and will enable diverse Denver Arts & Venues programming. Second and third floor restrooms have been renovated and relocated creating more usable space and higher capacity events.

The grand reopening celebration also highlights the newest exhibitions at the McNichols Building. “Art of Sport: Iconic Photographs of American Legends from 1956-today” features the work of the famous Rich Clarkson and the Clarkson Creative Group, and includes iconic shots of NCAA tournaments, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. “I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle” celebrates Colorado’s bike community through the eyes of local artists with SPOKES presenting cutting-edge videos and sculptures on the cycling theme.

Opening as a Carnegie Library in 1910, and located at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street, the McNichols Building originally served as Denver’s first public library and as the center of learning in Civic Center Park. The Greek Revival-style building was designed by Albert Ross and funded through a generous $200,000 donation from industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The building served as a library until 1955 and then as the home of the Denver Water Board. The building was renamed the McNichols Civic Center Building in 1999 in honor of the McNichols family contributions to Denver.

In 2010 the inaugural Biennial of the Americas transformed the building into a focal point of culture, art and ideas, representing people of the western hemisphere for the month of July. Denver Arts & Venues re-opened the building in 2012 as a contemporary arts and culture hub for the people of Denver. The McNichols Building, with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade, offers new arts and culture experiences in a classic space. The building, along with Civic Center Park, was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012. With the new renovations, the distinguished building enters its new chapter, not only as a historic cornerstone in Denver, but as a place to experience art, culture and events.

Please visit http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver Spring of 2017

  • Ice Cube is losing their space at the Dry Ice Factory, but they've found a new home at Con.cept Colorodo, along with a number of the crew from Core. Info at http://www.concept-colorado.com

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con.cept colorado is a new 11 acre art complex, comprised of art studios ranging in size from 350 to 2,000 square feet, larger gallery spaces of varying sizes, and other amenities such a a coffee house and food and drink venues. the artist community will also host many special public events, art workshops, etc.

con.cept is located just outside of denver, colorado. the site is situated 7 minutes north of the river north (RiNo) art district. interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and a new light rail station will open close to the site in 2018, which will link the complex to downtown denver and other city segments.

phase one is scheduled to open in spring of 2017.

con.cept colorado is located at:
6601 colorado boulevard
commerce city, colorado 80022

 

Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

To register for an artist membership, or to learn more, visit: http://mcadenver.org/imanartist.php
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MCA Denver is pleased to announce the I’m an Artist membership, a new program providing free museum membership for working artists residing in Colorado. This new membership level is the first in a series of initiatives and programs aiming to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

“MCA Denver is committed to being custodians of Denver’s creative future, by ensuring that Denver’s prosperity integrates the crucial creative elements that lend character and diversity to the city, promote innovative thinking, and attract even more creative talent,” said Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at MCA Denver. "Free admission for artists is the first step we are taking towards the goal of adding color and texture to Denver's current and future success.”

MCA Denver is excited to be the first museum in Colorado to secure funding (for three years) to underwrite 1000 memberships, to be used exclusively by working artists. Beginning on November 19, Colorado-based artists can register for memberships through MCA Denver’s website (mcadenver.org/imanartist.php).

“Colorado artists have always been a crucial part of our program, and this initiative takes our support one step further. It puts a little more wind in the sails of the many creative individuals who add vitality to the life of the city, regardless of their career stature.” said Lerner.

To celebrate the new I’m an Artist membership, MCA Denver will be hosting a launch party on November 19, 2015 from 7-9PM. The party will coincide with the reopening of the Open Shelf Library, featuring work from twenty-three artists. The party will feature live screen printing of the artist membership cards, a vintage pinball tournament hosted by Marc Hughes, tunes from DJ Mike Giant, and drink specials in the MCA Cafe + Bar. Admissions to the event is one cent and open to the public.

This program is one of a series of initiatives and new programs that the museum will roll out over the next three years, in an effort to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

 

Call for Entries: NCAR/UCAR Community Art Program

Deadline for registration: Thursday July 26, 2018 at 5pm; Jury selection takes place Saturday July 28, 2018

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Artists will be selected by jury for solo exhibitions in the two public galleries of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder on Saturday, July 28, 2018. Individuals interested in submitting their work for consideration may register via: On-Line Registration at the Community Art Program, UCAR Center for Science Education: http://scied.ucar.edu/forms/ncar-community-art-program-online-registration or CAP Website: http://scied.ucar.edu/exhibits/community-art-program 

The final deadline for registration is July 26, 2018 at 5 pm. The “Jury Show” is one day only Saturday July 28, 2018! There is no fee. Registration may be limited, if necessary. This round of judging will select artists for two month exhibits running September 2018 through August 2019, at NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory. Artists are requested to submit three representative pieces of their work (bringing work or sending digital images). You may provide a statement of 100 words or less (optional). Gallery space limits NCAR exhibits to wall-hanging artwork. After registration is received you will receive an information letter explaining details about the jury show process.

The NCAR Mesa Laboratory is located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. Its galleries and Visitor Center are open to the public on weekdays from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on weekends and holidays from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

Call for Entries: LIES: a Juried Photography Exhibition

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Deadline: Friday July 6, 2018

  • Juror: Richard McCabe
  • To Apply: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=5466
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Photography has a complex relationship to truth that leads all the way back to the invention of the medium. Our current culture adds to the immediacy of trickery, with claims of fake news and polarizing viewpoints, even without imagery to back it up - and what would an image prove anyway? From spirit photography to digital manipulation, photography has had to battle with an image that includes both reality and deception. For this juried exhibit, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center is inviting you to explore themes related to lies and the effect that misinformation has on our culture. Maybe by exploring work that talks about the prevalence of lies, we will find important truth about ourselves.

Deadlines & Information
  • Applicant submission deadline: Friday, July 6, 2018 (midnight, MDT)
  • Notice of Acceptance: July 23, 2018
  • Work received to gallery: Friday, August 24, 2018
  • Exhibition dates: August 31 – October 6, 2018
  • Opening reception: Friday, August 31, 2018, 6-9pm
  • Exhibition juror: Richard McCabe
  • Fees: Members $30 and Non-Members $35 up to 3 images; $4/$5 each additional image
About the Juror:

Richard McCabe has worked within the curatorial department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art since 2005 and was named its curator of photography in 2010. He has curated over twenty-five exhibitions, including Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, The Mythology of Florida, Contemporary Alabama Photography, The Colourful South, and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and 40s. He is also curator of New Southern Photography, a large-scale exhibition featuring the work of twenty-five photographers that debuted at the Ogden in the fall of 2018 and is available for travel to other institutions through 2021. McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. That year he also received a fellowship to the American Photography Institute’s National Graduate Seminar at New York University. From 1998 to 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums, including the International Center for Photography. He has also taught photography at Pratt Institute in New York City, Fairfield University in Connecticut, Montclair State University in New Jersey, and Xavier in New Orleans. His photographs, paintings, drawings, and installation art have been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States. In 2017, Aint – Bad press published LAND STAR a monograph of McCabe’s photography.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303.837.1341
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Call for Artist Submissions: Art+Soul

  • With the move to our new space on the horizon we are looking for new work to bring a fresh energy into the gallery
  • We invite professional artists to submit work to be considered for upcoming 6-8 week solo or group shows; with Boulder’s lush and vibrant artistic community, Art+Soul is looking to continue to showcase the best our city and state has to offer
  • Please send submissions to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Include artwork dimensions, pricing and medium along with a resume and artist statement
asgArt+Soul
1615 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80203
303.544.5803
http://asgboulder.com 

 

International Photography Call for Entry: "Wonder"

The Center for Fine Art Photography (Fort Collins)

Entries Due Sunday July 1, 2018

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Images: Amanda Harner, Leah Zawadzki, Teresa Meier, Juan Reyes, Adam Crosson, Jarrah Gurrie, Miki Hasagawa and Marisa White.

Wonder can be a moment, it's a feeling, a curiosity, an experiment or a discovery. It can also be the wonder of the natural world, fascinating cities, capricious animals and intriguing people around us. It is often what inspires us to take a photograph and save the moment. This is an online and projection exhibition. The Center will also produce an exhibition catalog featuring the selected artists. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection.

This is an online and projection exhibition. Projections of the Exhibition will take place during August of 2018 and during Denver Month of Photography in March of 2019. The Center will also produce an exhibition catalog featuring the selected artists. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection.

Juror Jean Dykstra is the editor of Photograph magazine. A photography critic, editor, and curator, she has written about photography for more than 20 years.

 

Read more: International Photography Call for Entry: "Wonder"

Athena Project’s Call for Entry: Inside Out

Entries due by Sunday July 15, 2018

  • More info: http://www.athenaprojectarts.org/get-involved/submit
  • Show runs September 7 to 29, 2018
  • Entry open to women 21 years or older residing within a 100 mile radius of Denver
  • Juror is Michele Brower, a Denver painter and installation artist. Ms. Brower ‘s work is included in museum, private and corporate collections. She brings substantial curatorial and teaching experience in the visual arts to this selection process. Currently, she also serves as an art leader and organizer for Athena Project.
athenaAthena Project, a Denver non-profit dedicated to empowering women in the arts, will present INSIDE OUT: Art and Reflection, a juried show at 40 West Arts Gallery at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood beginning September 7 and closing on September 29, 2018.

Through Inside Out: Art and Reflection, Athena Project will be expanding the celebration of our exhibiting visual artists by acknowledging that behind every outstanding woman artist there were outstanding and often less recognized women who inspired us and removed many of the obstacles in our paths. These women artists took us from working in personal interior spaces for small audiences to the dynamic, evolving and more visible community we have become. Inside Out seeks to dissolve the division between invisibility and visibility of women in the visual arts by recognizing the links between generations of women artists. Once accepted, each selected artist will be asked to submit a two part statement: the first part should speak to your process, materials and impetus. In the second part, you will be asked to name a woman artist who inspired, mentored you or in some way positively influenced your artistic trajectory. Please support that name with a brief explanation of your choice. As part of the juried installation, Athena Project will “exhibit” the works of the woman who inspired you with a slideshow of images that you provide or with images from links to their work. The submitted works need not relate to the title of the show.

 

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
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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!

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 http://www.40westarts.org 

Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

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