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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Elevated by Ian Houghton and Steven Derks, White Rhino Customs, 19.5 ft. wide x 17 ft. tall, 2016

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: Gilpin County Arts Association 71st Juried Art Show

Deadline for entries: March 10, 2018

  • Jurors: Dave Santillanes (2D), Gayla Lemke (3D), David Muench (photography), Karen Roxburgh (Fibers), Ira Sherman (Jewelry) and Bill Thomason (awards judge)
  • Over $3000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show
  • Additional information and entry forms at http://www.gilpinarts.org
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The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 71st juried art show in 2018. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Deadline for entries is March 10, 2018. See the prospectus at http://www.gilpinarts.org for all details.

 

Call for Entries: The Printed Page III

Final submission deadline: Sunday January 7, 2018

  • The Printed Page III will be on view at various venues throughout the Denver metro area during Mo'Print (Month of Printmaking) Spring 2018
  • Selections will be made by Alicia Bailey, Director, Abecedarian Artists’ Books, Denver, Colorado
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The Printed Page III is an international juried exhibition of contemporary artist book works featuring printmaking techniques. Eligible are any artist bookworks that utilize hands-on forms of printmaking. Included in this are relief, silkscreen, pochoir, intaglio, lithography, letterpress, monotypes and new technologies. Disallowed are photographic or offset litho books. Books may be editioned or unique, sculptural or more traditionally bound, interactive or passive. Books that measure more than 20 inches (closed) in any dimension are ineligible. Both wall and 3D work is acceptable.

The Printed Page III will be on view at multiple venues through out the Denver metro area in conjunction with and extending beyond Denver's Bi-Annual Mo'Print (Month of Printmaking) events.

 

Call for Entries: Colfax Avenue: Past, Present & Future

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Submission Deadline: Saturday January 13, 2018

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Our annual Colfax Avenue exhibit celebrates the grit and glamour of Colorado's most iconic street. We welcome your take on anything that intrigues, inspires or shocks you about the people, places and things located on this stretch of asphalt. All mediums are welcome and we invite interpretations related to the past, present and future of Colfax Avenue.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller Street
Lakewood, CO 80214
http://www.40westarts.org

 

Call for Artwork: Open at Edge

Open Show featuring artwork of any media

Drop-Off Dates: Tuesday, January 2, 5-7pm and Wednesday, January 3, 9-11am

  • $15 per entry; All presentable works will be shown
  • Unlimited number of entries, except artwork over 36” on any side will be limited to one per artist
  • Exhibition dates: January 5 - 28
  • Fleeting last glance and artwork pick up: Sunday, January 28, noon-5pm (no storage space available)
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Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
303.477.7173
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 1-9pm, Sat:12-5pm
http://edgeart.org

 

Museum of Boulder: Call for Exhibition, Spring Showcase April 2018

Submission Deadline: Monday January 1, 2018

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In partnership with a group of University of Colorado Boulder students and Boulder community members, the Museum of Boulder will curate and produce an art show highlighting student and local artists in April 2018 to coincide with CU's Conference on World Affairs.

We are looking for pieces that engage with or interpret one of the show themes (Sustainable Technology, Movement, Historical Ethics). And we are open to all manner of mediums and approaches - 2D, 3D, light, sound, etc. - share your craziest ideas with us! We are open to hosting your innovative installation, performance piece, or other work in dialogue with our community themes. Acceptances will be decided by a community-based committee and we hope to curate a thought-provoking show to inaugurate the new Museum space.

 

Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council Seeks Scholarship Applicants for Students Pursuing Degrees in the Arts

Applications are due by February 28, 2018

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The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council is seeking applicants for two college scholarships to be given to students pursuing degrees in the arts. The Council will award two $3,000 scholarships. The schools of the scholarship winners will also receive a $500 award for their art programs.

Student must be a graduating senior from an Arapahoe County high school or a graduating senior who is a resident of Greenwood Village. The student must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at a college or arts school majoring in either the performing, visual or literary arts. Examples of majors include but are not limited to: Fine/studio arts, Film/Cinema Studies, Photography, Music, Theater, Set Design, Graphic Design, Creative Writing, Poetry or other literary arts.

All graduating seniors planning on pursuing a degree in the arts are encouraged to apply. Students must submit applications through http://www.callforentry.org. A link can be found on the Greenwood Village website at http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/culturalarts. Students will be asked to submit examples of their work, a resume as well as letters of reference. Applications are due by February 28, 2018.

About the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council

The Arts and Humanities Council nurtures, promotes and supports high quality cultural arts activities for the City of Greenwood Village. The Arts and Humanities Council serves as an advisory group of volunteer citizens appointed by City Council. The Arts & Humanities Council works to provide community activities such as art programs, concerts, plays, and literary events. The Council serves as an advocate for the arts, artists and arts organizations of the Village; stimulates community awareness and enjoyment of the fine arts; promotes community education, awareness, and enjoyment of the arts; and supports performing, visual and literary arts programs, projects, and events.

 

imPressed: Art Gym Call for Entry Now Open at CaFE

Submission deadline: Sunday, February 11, 2018, 11:59pm

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Art Gym Gallery is inviting artists living in the United States to submit work to the 3rd annual imPressed show, which highlights current trends in contemporary American printmaking
Artists can enter work to this national call for entry via CaFE.

Juror: Craig Zammiello is a Master Printer with over 40 years of experience in all areas of printmaking. He is the author of a studio manual on photogravure, and the book Conversations from the Print Studio, published by Yale University Press.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
http://artgymdenver.com

 

Read more: Art Gym Call for Entry: imPressed 2018

Dairy Arts Center 2019 Call for Entries

Application​ deadline: 11:59pm on Friday January 5, 2018

dairyThe Dairy Arts Center in Boulder has opened ​its annual call for entry​ for individual​ and curated group​ exhibitions for January – December 2019. The Dairy encourages artists who work in all visual art mediums to apply.

The Dairy’s Visual Art Jury is a ten-member committee comprised of artists, curators, university faculty, and art collectors. Following the close of this call, applications will be reviewed by the Dairy’s Curator of Visual Arts and the Visual Arts Jury to select individual artists and groups of artists to exhibit in the Dairy's four galleries during the period defined above. A floor plan of the Dairy's exhibition spaces has been provided for review by potential applicants, however, if selected for exhibition the Dairy's Curator of Visual Arts will select the gallery or galleries that are most appropriate for the display of invited artist(s) work.

Call for Entry: delecTABLE: The Fine Art of Dining

Fourth Biennial Juried Exhibit of Functional Ceramics Artist

Submissions open through January 22, 2018

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Ceramics by juror Marty Fielding: visit http://www.martyfielding.com for more information about the juror

delecTABLE is A juried exhibit dedicated to enhancing the presentation of functional ceramics, focusing on the fine art of dining, to include serving vessels, place settings, platters and dinner table décor. Proceeds from the sale of work, and associated fundraising events that will showcase the work, will benefit the Art Students League of Denver.
  • Exhibit dates: April 6 – May 18, 2018
  • Artist Reception & Meet the Juror: Friday, April 27 from 5:30 - 8:00pm at the Art Students League of Denver Gallery
Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
303.778.6990
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
http://asld.org

 

Call for Entries: Currents 9th Annual International New Media Art Festival

June 8 - 24, 2018 in Santa Fe NM

  • To view submission guidelines and to submit an application visit: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2018 
  • Selected artists in the New Media Installation, Outdoor, Multimedia Performance, Virtual Reality, Robotics, and Installations for Children Categories will be considered for full lodging, travel, and shipping support.
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CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation. It promotes exploration into all forms of new media art, providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. CURRENTS is committed to making this extraordinary form, at the intersection of art and technology, available to everyone.

Currents is accepting submissions in the following categories:
  • New Media Installations
  • Outdoor New Media Installations and Projections
  • Single Channel Video and Animation
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Experimental Documentary
  • Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Robotics
  • Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
  • Interactive Installations for Children

 

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