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Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017

  • All entries must go through CaFÉ (callforentry.org)
Niza-Knoll Sample-Scanography
Scanography, by Niza Knoll

Niza Knoll Gallery is accepting submissions for a new juried exhibit Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning. The selected images will be on display from March 17-April 15, 2017 in the Niza Knoll Gallery, located in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. This exhibit is taking place in conjunction with the The Month of Photography (MOP) Denver which is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region (www.mopdenver.org)

Artists are invited to create digital images using a flatbed scanner instead of a camera. There are many different techniques to creating scanner art. Develop your own style by arranging a composition of few or many objects directly on the flatbed scanner. Painting on the flatbed scanner is also a possibility. After the image is completed on the scanner photo editing can then be applied if you choose. Use your creative abilities and scan something new.

Important dates are as follows:
  • March 1, 2017: Application Deadline
  • March 3, 2017 - Announcement of accepted work via e-mail
  • March 14, 2017 - Shipped artwork must arrive
  • March 14th , 2017 (Tuesday) between 11-2 pm - Local artwork must be dropped off directly to the gallery
  • March 17, 2017-April 15,2017 - Exhibit Dates
  • March 17th from 5-8pm (Friday) - Opening and Artists Reception
  • April 15th from 1-4pm - Last day of exhibit
  • April 15th, from 4-6 pm (Saturday) - Pickup of unsold art
The show will be juried by gallery owner Niza Knoll has been making photographs and other art for many years. She has enjoyed using the scanner to experiment with creating images since 2009. She arranges items to create pleasing compositions resulting in crisp, dramatic, undistracted images that depict the simultaneous stillness and energy of an object. She prints the resulting scans on photographic paper and presents them in a large format. She continues to explore new ways to use the flatbed scanner as a creative tool.

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 www.nizaknollgallery.com or contact Niza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-953-1789.


Call for Entries: ReMix at SYNC Gallery

Call for Entries: ReMix at SYNC Gallery

ReMix: an exhibition of alternative process photography and photo-based work

Deadline to enter: February 19, 2017

Juror: Rupert Jenkins

  • Visit www.callforentry.org for more information and to apply
  • Exhibit Dates: March 16 - April 15, 2017

SYNC Gallery is seeking original work for ReMix, a juried photographic exhibition exploring alternative approaches for resolving the balance between process & materials along with imagery and content. ReMix is part of Denver's Month of Photography 2017. The exhibition is open to artists aged 18 and over residing in the United States. Photography and photo-based work, both 2D and 3D are eligible.

About Exhibition Juror Rupert Jenkins:

Rupert Jenkins is a photography curator, writer and arts manager based in Denver. His company, Durrington Edits, specializes in photo-related editorial and consulting projects. He was the Director and principle curator of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center from 2011-2015 and is currently researching a book about post-WWII Colorado photography. Prior to his time in Denver, Jenkins spent 25 years in San Francisco, where he directed the Arts Commission Galleries (1995-2005) and was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1988-1994). In 2015, he was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives by Denver’s Westword magazine.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm



Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month through May, 2017

  • Monotype Workshops, every 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Februrary 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6
  • Solar Plate Workshops, every 3rd Sat. of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: January 21, February 21, March 18, April 15, and May 20
  • Join us for our printmaking workshops. Learn from Master printer Mark Lunning, artist and owner of Open Press for over 30 years.
  • Cost is $95 per workshop, which is due at workshop. (Paper and ink provided)
  • One 4x5 inch solar plate will be provided with the solar plate workshop. If you'd like to order different sizes they are available at http://www.solarplate.com
  • Workshop is limited to 7 people. Please e-mail us to register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open Press
40 W. Bayaud
Denver, CO 80223
Saturdays from 12-5pm


Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Deadline for online entries: Friday March 3, 2017

gilartsThe Gilpin County Arts Association hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. 
  • February 28, 2017: deadline for postmark for mailed entries
  • March 3, 2017: Deadline for online entries
  • 2017 Show dates: June 3rd - August 6, 2017
  • GCAA is proud to present the 2017 distinguished jurors The Photography juror is John Fielder. Fielder is a nationally renowned photographer, author of more than 40 books, publisher and environmentalist. See more at www.JohnFielder.com
  • The 2D juror is Stephen Quiller. Quiller is an internationally known painter and teacher and author of 6 books on watermedia painting. More at www.stephenquiller.com.
  • The 3D juror is Bob Smith. Smith is an award winning raku artist and longtime teacher. He has been a studio potter for over 40 years and is featured in many publications. More at www.BobSmithraku.com
  • The Awards Judge is Christopher Herron. Herron is the Deputy Curator & Registrar for Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, where he has worked for 12 years. More at www.kirklandmuseum.org
Info or questions: Virginia Unseld, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303.582.5724


Call for Entry: ASLD and CPAC Month of Photography Exhibition

Call for Entry: Art Students League Denver in partnership with CPAC

Flipside: An Alt Angle to Photo Processes

Juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director with CPAC

  • Visit www.callforentry.org for more information and to apply Open to regional artists
  • Deadline to Enter: January 23, 2017
  • Exhibit dates: March 4 – April 21, 2017

Join the Art Students League as we celebrate Denver’s biennial MoP (Month of Photography)! Flipside is a regional juried exhibition that explores non-traditional and non-commercial photography in alternative processes. The exhibition is open to Colorado artists at least 18 years of age. All forms of alternative photo processes are eligible.
  • Samantha Johnston – Juror Bio
A photographer, arts administrator, and educator, Samantha Johnston joined CPAC as Executive Director in September of 2015. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for twelve years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of a Southwest regional conference in Denver (Letters to an Emerging Artist). Her photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community, serving as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest in 2016. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado's Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Denver's Westword Magazine and featured on Lenscratch in April 2016.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


King Soopers Public Art Opportunity for Artists in Metro Denver

King Soopers Public Art Opportunity for Artists in Metro Denver

Entries due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017

King Soopers will commission a professional artist and/or artist team to create an indoor mural for a new King Soopers grocery store located at Stapleton in Denver at 10406 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The mural will be a welcoming feature displayed on a wall inside the entrance to this store. The intent of this artwork will be to celebrate the spirit of the Stapleton community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and the surrounding area.

Professional visual artists living in the seven county Denver metropolitan area with the ability to create an exemplary large-scale mural are encouraged to apply. The amount of the commission for this 19’ wide x 9’ high mural is $10,000. For more information about this project and to apply, please go to the CaFÉ™ website at http://www.callforentry.org. The deadline for application is midnight, Tuesday, January 31, 2017.


Call for Entries: Lost in Motion at Valkarie Gallery

Call for Entries: Lost in Motion at Valkarie Gallery

Entries due by Saturday February 4th, 2017

Juror: Robert Newman

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Valkarie Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in Belmar, will have a jury show for this year's Month of Photography, titled: Lost in Motion

Photographer Edward Westin said “The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” There are many ways to visualize motion in a still photograph. Manipulating shutter speed with long exposures, especially at night, create new forms unseen in reality, or, it can completely freeze action otherwise too fast to follow. The act of panning the camera along with a moving object, or merely planting ourselves in the perfect location can all give us a tremendous feeling of movement. Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been capturing the speed of things in engaging ways. For this special Month of Photography event, show us you're Lost in Motion.

  • This exhibition will be featured in the Month of Photography show at Valkarie Gallery and receive widespread promotion
  • Deadline to submit: Midnight, Saturday February 4
  • Exhibition Dates: February 22 – March 19, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5 – 8:30pm
  • Entry fee: $25 for the first three images, $5 for each additional image
How to apply:
  • Submit your name, email address images, details and payment through our website at http://www.valkariefineart.com/call-for-entry.html
  • Attach images, as instructed below:
  • File Set Up: JPG files, 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI Name Files: imagetitle_firstname_lastname1.jpg, imagetitle_firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc
  • This exhibition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional residing in Colorado
  • All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer
  • All photographers will be notified 7-10 days after submission deadline
  • Selected works, matted and framed, delivered to Valkarie Gallery by 4pm, February 19, 2017
  • Due to storage limitations, we request that all art be dropped off/picked up in person
  • We can make a few exceptions (will be a first come first served basis) and have art mailed to us. Artists will be responsible for all shipping to and from the gallery
  • Include any special information about your print (paper or process type), dimensions, and sales price
  • Valkarie Gallery will keep 25 % commission
  • Checks will be mailed out within 30 days of show closing
  • Robert Newman spent his entire career in the Denver Public Schools, taking the original 16mm film program into the computer age with Digital Film Production. In teaching his high school students techniques of film and video production, DFP earned honors nationally and his graduates are now working on many levels in the entertainment industry. In 2011 Robert retired to aim his creative eye inward towards his passion for still photography. He enjoys the farm and ranch land east of his hometown Denver where the minimalist landscapes require a closer look with emphasis on form, motion, color and light. Remnants in abandoned places pique his curiosity, as do man's impact on nature. Robert became a resident artist at Valkarie Gallery in 2015.  
Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Call for Entries: Look App This at Spark Gallery

Call for Entries: Look App This at Spark Gallery

Juror: Mark Sink

Entries due by Friday January 27, 2017


Call Description: An evolution, perhaps a revolution, in the art and craft of photography has happened to the art world. A camera in smartphones means a camera in almost everyone’s hand out in the big beautiful world. Show us what you’ve seen and what you have to say. Tell us about your Apps and filters. Denver celebrates Month of Photography biennially. There will be photography exhibits city-wide with workshops and seminars. Be part of this exciting month with Spark Gallery and “LOOK APP THIS!”

Juror Mark Sink: “The camera on your phone is an amazing tool. It has changed the world's social consciousness through social media, fine art and photojournalism. Everyone from the very young to very old now shares the magic of photography in all its forms with a simple phone. Some of the greatest photographers and artists in the world use this tool for their work. The theme for this exhibition is open. I look forward to seeing what the artist in you has to offer. I look for work that speaks from your heart, happy or sad, artistic or photojournalistic.”

Dates to know:
  • Deadline for receiving application and images for jurying Friday, Jan. 27 at midnight
  • Juror notification Wednesday, Feb. 1
  • Accepted work must by be received by Monday, Mar. 6
  • Show Dates March 9 - 26, 2017
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 10 from 6-9 pm at Spark Gallery
  • Call Legal Agreement: Artists exhibit their work at their own risk; Spark Gallery and its staff assumes no liability
Worksample Guidelines: The exhibition encourages unframed works no larger than 20 inches by 20 inches and will be hung by clips or magnets. Prints must include label information author, title, date, edition and price. Send print with return label and postage, or print will not be returned.

There will be no mailed returns without label prepaid postage

Accepted entries will be printed on chosen substrate by the artists and mailed to Spark Gallery c/o McGuinness Studio 74 W. 11th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. For special hand delivery, contact Kate McGuinness at mcguinnessstudio.com

Sales will be actively encouraged with Spark Gallery retaining a 25% commission. Checks for sold work will be mailed to artists 30 days from show closing date.

Eligibility: open to all photographers age 16 or over and residing in the U.S. All rights to photographs remain solely with the photographer.

Fees: $35 for 1-3 images and is non-refundable

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Call for Entries: Retellings at The Art Center

Call for Entries:  Contemporary 2017: Retellings

The Art Center at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday February 1, 2017 (envelopes containing entry fee and form must be postmarked by this date)

  • Gabriela Martinez, Juror
  • Exhibition dates: May 13 – June 24, 2017

This national, juried biennial features artists from all over the country, including local artists, May through June of every odd year. Click here to download the prospectus. There are no restrictions on media in 2017. Instead the theme, “Retellings,” focuses on artists who utilize traditional materials, processes, and/or narratives in new and innovative ways. It looks for work that engages histories, memories, or media which may at one point have been dismissed or ignored. Now more than ever artists have the opportunity and the obligation to reshape the stories and practices we have all come to ‘know’. The juror in 2015 was Gregory Botts.


Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Friday, December 2nd 2016 from 6-9pm

Mirada Fine Art's Core Team includes owners Steve & Jenni Sonnen, and assistant manager, Jan Thompson

It has definitely been a 'Lucky 7' for Mirada Fine Art at the unique Trading Post location just minutes southwest of Denver. Mirada will celebrate its 7th Anniversary, as well as ring in the holidays on Friday night December 2nd with its annual Holiday Art Party. Many of Mirada's most popular and award-wining artists have contributed new paintings and sculptures for this festive occasion.

Mirada will be unveiling the artwork of Melanie Warsinske, a Colorado artist who captures the spirit of the Colorado region in her remarkable equine and abstract work. Enjoy wine, hors d'ouvres and live music as Mirada toasts their patrons, who have made Mirada Fine Art such a success.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)


Call for Entries: Next Up 2017

NEXT Up: An open call at NEXT Gallery for national artists

Online Entry Submission Deadline: Sunday January 22, 2017

Juror: Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211


I’ve got a bike! and SPOKES at the Newly Reopened McNichols Building

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
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


5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th from 11am - 5pm


The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11am-5pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County to coincide with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your weekend in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople in their studios, as they exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 5th and most diverse year to date. There are 16 artists participating with a wide array of styles, including painters, illustrators, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelers, fiber, metal and glass artists and even laser cut wood pieces.

The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Central City is hosting the Hot Rod Hill Climb the same weekend, but all artists and gallery stops in Central City will be open during that event. Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country.

Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit http://www.GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.


Call for Entries: In the Flesh and Beyond at BCC

IN THE FLESH AND BEYOND: Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus

An art show sponsored by Berkeley Community Church UCC

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017


Most of us, whether religious or not, have a fixed mental image ofJesus Christ drawn from historic depictions. These mental images are often based on cultural stereotypes, political circumstance, and theological interpretation. However, a race- or gender-specific depiction of Jesus is limiting. In life, Jesus’ aim was to banish racial, social, and class distinctions. Jesus is, symbolically, “all in all”—everyman, everyperson.

What is your visual interpretation of Jesus? Are your images of Jesus literal, metaphorical, or something else entirely? Berkeley Community Church (United Church of Christ) invites artists to use their chosen media to address their perspective.

  • Show Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Entrance Fee: $25 per piece
  • Total Awards: $250
  • Head Juror: Cecily Cullen—Managing Director and Curator of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art.
  • Secular submissions are welcome and encouraged. Chosen art will be displayed for one year. Artists may sell the art while it is on display, but purchaser must allow art to be displayed for the full year before actual possession.
Questions? Email Jill Carstens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

August 12, 13 & 14: Friday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4:30pm

920 W. 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538

rgThistle, by invitational artist Ron Gerbrandt, 40 x 30", oil

The Fine Art Invitational offers three days of world-class art, wine, food and music. Featuring over 175 juried artists from across the Country, exhibiting thousands of original works and master pieces in a wide variety of medium and subject matter, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas; batiks, bronzes, stone, clay, glass and mixed media sculptures; drawings, metal, wood work, copper, ceramics, and hand-crafted furniture and more. Show patrons will experience the ambiance of strolling through the sculpture garden and outdoor gallery, while enjoying a selection of fine wines, event eateries and live musical performances.


First Friday on Santa Fe Drive

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from approximately 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues


Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver

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

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


Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

Santa Fe New Mexico Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

t-cTwenty-five years ago, in June 1991, Michael Carroll and Tonya Turner Carroll opened the doors of Turner Carroll Gallery, at 725 Canyon Road—the same location it occupies today. The two had dreams, degrees in art/history, experience working with museums, auction houses and galleries, and a true passion for art to fuel their ambitions. provoke or reflect social change. They travelled to newly opened Eastern European countries in the early 1990s, bringing back art by artists whose works embodied socio- political change.

They have exhibited, spoken, and written about artists from all over the world, and have published the authoritative monograph on Romanian artist Traian Filip. Among Turner Carroll’s best-known artists are Chinese painter Hung Liu, who grew up under Mao during China’s Cultural Revolution, abstract philosopher Squeak Carnwath, and Traian Filip, head of Romania’s State Engraving Studios during the rule of nefarious dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israeli artist Drew Tal, who explores issues of liberation/ oppression in his images of Muslim women, will exhibit in 2016.

In honor of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, Turner Carroll has added several new artists to its roster, including social activist realist Scott Greene; New Mexico’s own Holly Roberts, John Barker, Orlando Leyba, Suzanne Sbarge, Karen Yank, Jamie Brunson; and pop commentarians Walter Robinson and Robert Townsend.

Turner Carroll has launched and furthered the careers of many contemporary artists whose works are now included in major museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louvre, Belvedere Museum (Vienna), Harvard’s Fogg Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Bulgaria’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Vatican Collection, Mexico City’s Tamayo Museum, Brazil’s Chateaubriand Art Museum, the Medici Palace in Italy, and many more.

This 25th anniversary provides a time of reflection and anticipation for Turner Carroll. Throughout the 2016 exhibition season, Turner Carroll will feature a stellar lineup of its most eagerly collected international artists, including its newest ones. On June 3rd, Turner Carroll will open its anniversary season, featuring works by acclaimed New Mexico artist Holly Roberts, and Chinese sculptor Wanxin Zhang. Holly Roberts, “Woman in her Garden” mixed media on panel Wanxin Zhang, “Red Arm Band,” fired clay and pigment In celebration of its first 25 years, Turner Carroll will also launch its new arts activism initiative, starting with the June 3rd exhibition. In addition to its continued efforts with school children internationally, Turner Carroll will present works of art by its artists, for sale, to help support various organizations.


Read more: Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

Every First Friday from 6-9pm at Belmar's Block 7 Arts


Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.


18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

Colorado Artist and Curator Collin Parson selected to lead jury for 18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

  • Parson will be joined by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong
Collin Parson and Joy Armstrong

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. Selected artwork will be exhibited June 2016 through May 2017 throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artist and Curator Collin Parson has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado. An arts administrator, artist, curator, and designer, Parson received his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver.

His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Parson is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative, is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, and is an artist-in-residence at Red Line Denver. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects including Unbound: Sculpture in the Field (2014) which received a "top exhibition of the year in the Denver area" in art ltd. magazine.

He was awarded as one of "100 Colorado Creatives" by Denver’s Westword in 2013, and was featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the region's arts community help Collin long before his professional career began, and he is proud to be continuing his family’s educational and creative traditions.

Parson will be joined by Joy Armstrong, Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. During her tenure at the FAC, she has had the pleasure of collaborating on over 40 shows, featuring local/regional and national/international artists from the permanent collection as well as major temporary exhibitions. She was nominated for the Pikes Peak Arts Council “Excellence in Curatorship” award for her work on Katja Loher’s Miniverse, and won “Excellence in Curatorship” and “Creative, Intriguing, Astonishing” PPAC awards for Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd.

Most recently, she curated El Mac: Aerosol Exalted and collaborated with Museum Director Blake Milteer on Springs Surreal and Collections Surréaliste. Armstrong has coordinated many special events for the FAC, and has served on multiple juries and as guest curator for other regional institutions such as the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Armstrong holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Kent State University, where she specialized in contemporary art and body art, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Communications from the University of Denver.

Previously, she has worked as the Assistant Director of Galleries for the Kent State University School of Art, the Director of the Eells Gallery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and as the Senior Exhibition Technician for the Akron Art Museum. Locally, she has been deeply involved with some of the region’s most dynamic non-profit institutions, including GOCA, Harley’s Hope Foundation, Imagination Celebration, and NEDA.

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Downtown Ventures, Inc. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.

18th Annual Art On The Streets Call For Artists Now Available

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org. More information about the program and the application can be found at http://www.downtowncs.com/aots.


MCA Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

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

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


Saw Artist Studios Open House in Carbondale

S.A.W. Artist Studios Open House

Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 3-8pm

Carbondale Colorado

  • Support your LOCAL artists: ceramics, painting, sculpture t-shirts, and other handmade ART-i-facts For Sale
  • Gallery FULL-O-WORK (that stuff is for sale too)
  • Beer + Food (donations accepted)
  • OUT-the-DOOR movie screening of The Big Lebowski at Dusk (Bring cardigans blanlæts, clairs, comfy things to sit on and ask your self, "what would the dude do?")

Studio For Arts And Works
525 Buggy Circle
Carbondale, Co 81623


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