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

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:

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 Artists: 34th Annual All Colorado Art Show in Greenwood Village

Juror: Tim Vacca, Director of Programs at the Museum of Outdoor Arts

Entry Deadline: Saturday June 10, 2017

  • Juror's Awards: The juror will choose a total of three works for the following awards: 1st place - $1,000, 2nd place - $500, 3rd place - $300
  • Exhibition dates: July 8 - September 2, 2017 
  • Apply online via CaFE

34rd Annual All Colorado Juried Art Show

The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 34rd Annual All Colorado Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open for submissions from artists in all mediums, currently residing in Colorado. The exhibit takes place from July 8 through September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30

Read more: Call For Artists: 34th Annual All Colorado Art Show

Denver Public Art opens RFQ for new Red Rocks project, open to Colorado artists only

Deadline: Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 11:59pm

Budget: $65,000 USD

Areas along Trading Post Road that are possible sites for permanent or semi-permanent public art

Denver's Public Art Program, managed by Denver Arts & Venues, and the Red Rocks Art Selection Panel released a request for qualifications (RFQ) Thursday for a Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre art project.

Applications will be accepted at through April 27, 11:59 p.m. The budget for this project is $65,000, and is open to Colorado artists and artist teams only.

The vision is to incorporate permanent or semi-permanent artwork into transitional areas of the park, integrating natural and man-made areas at Red Rocks, and enhancing the visitor experience.

The selection panel seeks one-of-a-kind artwork(s) appropriate for Red Rocks, and for the diverse community that utilizes it for recreational and concert-going activities. The artwork should respect the natural scenery, and speak to the history and geology of the site. The artwork(s) should also provide a sense of excitement and discovery. The artwork(s) can be interactive or kinetic. The selection panel is looking for artists who can demonstrate experience with integrating artwork into the built environment, either in a permanent or semi-permanent way.

The selection panel is open to artwork in all medias and materials. Once selected as a finalist for the project, artists and/or artist teams will have the opportunity to select one or more sites for public art with final approval by Red Rocks staff and the Red Rocks Art Selection Panel.

For more information on the RFQ, please visit


Read more: Call for Qualifications: Denver Public Art at Red Rocks

Next Gallery: Call for New Member Artists 2017

Deadline: Monday May 1st, 2017


NEXT Art Gallery in Denver is looking for new energetic and driven artists to join our membership. NEXT Gallery's vision is to create an environment for active artists to present and grow as artists in a fostering community. Each member gets a 3 week solo show each year as well as the opportunity to hang work in our small works gallery year round and all of our member shows.

If you are interested in joining our strong group of dedicated artists within our co-op, please submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:
  • Your CV/Resume (Note: Your resume should include an art education or at least 2 to 3 years of showing your work in Denver or beyond)
  • Artist Statement
  • Up to 5 images from a complete body of work
  • Email attachments should not exceed 7mb
Once we receive your information, a committee will review your submission and notify you about the status of your application. For more information about membership please visit our or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Next Gallery
6581 W. Colfax Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Fridays: 5 - 10 pm
Saturdays: Noon - 5 pm
Sundays: Noon - 5 pm


Call for Entries: FIRED: Hand Built Ceramic Sculpture

Niza Knoll Gallery

Entries due by Sunday June 11, 2017

Niza Knoll Gallery invites local artists to submit hand-built ceramic art to the FIRED exhibit, juried by Peter Durst. Submissions must be made in person to the gallery, 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe on Sunday, June 11th between 11-2 PM. Artists may submit up to 3 of their best pieces for a $35 entry fee. No specific theme is required.
  • Deadline/Submission Date: Sunday, June 11th, 2017
  • Pick up of non-chosen work: by Wed, June 14 between 4 and 6 pm
  • Exhibit Dates: June 16 - July 29, 2017
  • Opening and Artist Reception: Friday, June 16th from 5-8pm
Juror Peter Durst has been a potter, ceramist, and sculptor for the past 40 years and has exhibited his work nationally in galleries, art centers, museums, private collections and public spaces. After receiving a B.A. in political science from Allegheny college and a J.D. from NYU School of Law, he became interested in pottery and ceramics and discovered the Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, Colorado. After working there for two years, getting a grounded ceramics education and developing his skills, he moved to Denver, Colorado and opened his first studio. He has maintained Durst Studio, Gallery and Sculpture Garden since 1990 where he makes and shows his work and others’. Since 2001 he has taught classes through the Art Students League of Denver. More recently, Peter has become a part-time resident of the big island of Hawaii where he has a studio and teaches a class at the Donkey Mill Art Center in Holualoa, Hawaii

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its seventh year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, hosts first and third Friday events, 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. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-8 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information, visit The gallery number is 303-953-1789 or email Niza directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the fastest response.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


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


Rent Gallery Space at Core: The Annex


Do you have great art but no place to show it? CORE New Art Space is a great venue for artists, and we offer “The Annex” for three week shows.  If you would like to reserve one of these spots please email us for more information.
  • How to rent
Call or email Core for available dates see contact information below. 25% percent commission is taken on all sales. Press and patron mailing lists can be purchased from Core for a nominal fee. “Basic” information about the show is released by Core to the newspapers, but hanging, show tags, promotion, reception and any repairs to the gallery after the exhibit are the responsibility of the artist. We encourage new forms of expression in experimental media, installation, video as well as other more established media. Slides/proposals should be submitted to the gallery with a SASE and labeled, please call first to discuss possible dates. Please stop by Core, call, or email us for more information on “The Annex” our rental gallery.

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


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