Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

To register for an artist membership, or to learn more, visit:

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 (

“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


Call for Entries: Dog and Pony Show

Core New Art Space

Entry Deadline: Thursday August 24th, 2017


Dog & Pony Show: A highly promoted, often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince opinion for political, or less often, commercial ends.

Show us your over the top creations! Get political, circus-y or tell us how you interpret this theme by including a one or two sentence explanation of your work. Have fun and help us make this the ‘Greatest Denver’. Show dates: September 14th - October 1st Application end date: August 24th Notification of acceptance: August 28th All work MUST be delivered: September 10th Artist reception: September 15th

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


Read more: Call for Entries: Dog and Pony Show at Core

Town Of Superior Call For Entries

Public Art Project For Roundabout At McCaslin Boulevard and Main Street

Submittals must be received by October 2, 2017, at 4:00 pm

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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 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.

Important Dates:
  • 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: Call for New Members

2018 Exhibition Calendar

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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

Membership includes:
  • 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


Call for Artsist and Food Vendors: Arvada Center Arts & Ales Festival

Event dates: September 16 - 17


Join us in the Arvada Center’s Sculpture Field on our South Lawn for a weekend celebration of local art, local beer and local music! The Arvada Center, one of Colorado's premier art exhibition venues, is partnering with Dana Cain Events to launch this exciting event! The Arts & Ales Festival will feature:
  • Dozens of local artists exhibiting and selling their work!
  • Beer Trucks and Brew Tents sampling out a variety of the best local creations!
  • Live music, performance art and more all day, both days on our main stage!
  • People’s Choice Awards for the Best Art Booth and the Best Brew samples!
  • Kids Art Activities including chalk art and more!
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Call for Entries: Women's Caucus for Art Colorado presents Metamorphosis

Entry Deadline: September 6, 2017

wcaYou are invited to present your interpretation of Metamorphosis in any medium. Size limitations 8 feet high by 24 inches wide; no performance art accepted.

Mutation, transmutation, evolution, rebirth, alteration, aging, reshaping, development, innovation, change, revolution, renewal, transition, growth –A profound change in form from one state to the next. Examples include; the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly, or the lifecycle of a human from birth to toddler to teen to adult to death…as if transformed by circumstance, magic or witchcraft…complete change in appearance or character.

Bobbi Walker, juror, founded Walker Fine Art in 1999, and opened the gallery in June of 2002. In 2012 Bobbi was appointed to the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and is currently serving her 5th year as a commissioner in addition to serving on the Denver Art Museum Board of the DAM Contemporaries for 3 years. She is a Heart Club member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver serving on the membership committee. She is a 1944 Society level member of the Clyfford Still Museum, and served on the membership committee for 2 years. She was President of the Denver Art Dealers Association (DADA) for 3 years, and is currently an active member. She has served on the boards of the Golden Triangle Museum District (GTMD) and the Golden Triangle Neighborhood Association (GTA), Denver Art Dealers Association as well as served on the Clyfford Still Museum membership committee in addition to many other organizations in her community. She is a member of the Colorado Business Community for the Arts (CBCA), Arts for Colorado, Visit Denver, Redline, the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Denver Film Society. Bobbi has been a speaker on art at many civic functions as well as lecturing at many of Denver’s higher educational institutions.

ZIP 37 Gallery is seeking new members

  • ZIP 37 Gallery is interested in reviewing new artists to join the cooperative
  • Dues are $80 per month and paid quarterly
  • 80% of sales go directly to the artist
  • If you are interested in membership, please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work and/or a link to your website

Each artist receives one, three-week solo show in the front room and at least one group show annually, as well as permanent year-round space in the famous salon-style back room. Artists sit their own shows unless they make arrangements with other members.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm


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