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Call for Entries: Exploration of a Medium: Watermedia

Call for Entries: Exploration of a Medium: Watermedia

Entry Deadline: May 19, 2014 5pm

For more information, visit: http://www.evergreenarts.org


The Center for the Arts presents Exploration of a Medium: Watermedia. This is another show in our ongoing series of exhibitions focusing on the variety a single medium can have. As water is one of the most valuable elements, it seems only natural that artists have made use of and incorporated it into artworks. Paleolithic paintings in the Lascaux caves were created with a water-pigment mixture that was then spread or sprayed onto the wall. During the Renaissance, water was mixed with pigment and eggs to create the quick drying medium tempera. Early manuscripts were illuminated with inks and pigments mixed with water. Watermedia has evolved and continues tradition today.

CAE seeks watermedia artworks. These could be watercolor paintings, gouche, acrylics, water-soluble oils or inks (such as Indian inks). Historical watermedia, such as tempera, is also acceptable. Collage utilizing watermedia as a prominent aspect is additionally encouraged. Pieces submitted should clearly be watermedia-based. All content and concepts will be accepted.

The Center for the Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen, CO 80439
Mon-Fri: 10am-5pm; Sat: 12-5pm


CultureHaus Presents Banner: Art of Light

CultureHaus Presents Banner: Art of Light

Saturday May 10, 2014, 7-10 pm

Battery 621 at 621 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80204

  • Visit http://culturehaus.denverartmuseum.org to buy tickets
  • CultureHaus Members: $50 in advance, $60 at the door; Nonmembers: $60 in advance, $70 at the door

Banner is the signature annual party and fundraiser for CultureHaus, the young professionals group for the Denver Art Museum.

This year’s event will bring the art of light to life through music, design, a visual glow-in-the-dark fashion show by Art Shoes and an interactive video game by OhHeckYeah. The evening will also feature specialty cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Three Tomatoes Catering, live entertainment by DJ Tower, customizable photo booths by Just ShutterUP and a silent auction.


Call for Entries: Summerfest 2014

Call for Entries: Summerfest 2014

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2014

"Arts Alive Evergreen" Festival dates: July 19-20, 2014


Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 35th year, Summerfest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day visual and performing arts showcase. This collaboration allows us to attract more visitors from all over the Denver Metro Area.

With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest features a fabulous selection of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts chosen by a jury process. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area. Summerfest is known for our beautiful mountain setting, bringing in a dedicated art buying crowd, and offering the best support services for our artist vendors.

For more information and to apply online: https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3112

Any questions, please contact Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-674-0056


2014 ART DENVER Call for Entries

2014 ART DENVER Call for Entries

Colorado Convention Center, November 14, 15, 16

Apply by Thursday, May 15, 2014


You are invited to apply for jury selection into ART DENVER, November 14, 15, 16, 2014. Presented by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, ART DENVER brings a fresh experience of fine arts to Colorado. One hundred (100+) visual artists will be selected during the 2014 artist jury process.
  • Artist's success is both the core value and measurement of success.
  • Extensive media sponsorship and citywide marketing focused on high quality & premium art buyers.
  • Event dates selected for highest pre-holiday art sales potential: November 14, 15, 16.
  • Finale event for Denver Arts Week, marketed by VisitDenver.org
  • Located at Colorado Convention Center for transportation accessibility, ease, and overall Downtown Denver shopping & dining experience.
To apply: Go to https://www.zapplication.org/event-info-public.php?fair_id=3387; The application opens April 15, 2014; Create an online artist profile; Prepare and upload your images; Complete the application and submit before the deadline of midnight (MST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Questions? Contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (303) 355-2787. Visit www.CherryArts.org/ArtDenver for more information about Art Denver.


Call for Artwork: "Inside and Out: Exploring the Figure" at Edge

Call for Artwork: "Inside and Out: Exploring the Figure"

An Open Show hosted by EDGE Gallery

Drop-Off Dates: Tuesday, May 20th, 5-7 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 21st, 1-3 p.m.

Edge InsideOut

Figurative work in all media will be accepted. $10/entry, unlimited number of entries. All work must be framed, mounted or in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Video and installation work must be installed by the artist. There are a limited number of pedestals available. Edge Gallery will retain 40% of all sales.
  • Drop-Off Dates: Tuesday, May 20th, 5-7 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 21st, 1-3 p.m.
  • Pick-Up Date: Sunday, June 15th, 5-6 p.m. or during regular gallery hours
  • Artist's Reception: Friday, May 23rd, 6-10 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: May 23rd - June 15th, 2014
  • Exhibition Contact: Jennifer Pettus ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Call for Artists: Unleashed

Call for Artists: Unleashed

Entries due by Saturday May 31, 2014

Juried by Jennifer Garner, art faculty at Metro State University

  • Sponsored by WCA/CO (Women’s Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter)
  • Exhibition venue: Annex @ Core Gallery
  • Entries accepted via Cafe
Diane Mayer

About the Juror: Jennifer Garner is tenured faculty at Metro State U of Denver, Dept of Art. She teaches multiple sections of the capstone course, Senior Experience: Thesis & Portfolio, to all graduating studio art majors. From 2002 - 2012 she served as director and curator of the on-campus Emmanuel Gallery and at Metro’s off-campus Center for Visual Art.

Submitted artwork will explore the theme of being released from entrenched opinions, issues and methods of doing things and to explore the challenge of finding alternatives in our personal lives, larger surroundings and even the globe. What does it look like when we free ourselves from self-imposed limitations or from those restraints pressed upon us from family, society, our partners, peers, religion, or work? Creative thinkers from all walks of life are encouraged to submit works of art in all media including drawing, painting, print, sculpture, collage, & mixed media.

WCA-CO is the Colorado chapter of the national organization, Women's Caucus for Art. Membership is $60.00 per year. Go to www.wcaco.orgfor more info.  You do not need to be a member to enter this show.


Open Call Robot Art Show at Good Thieves Press

Robo2: 2nd Annual Open Call Robot Art Show

Good Thieves Press

Entry Deadline: Sunday May 18, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24 from 5-10 pm
  • Closing Reception & Art Pick-up: Saturday, May 31 from 6-10 pm
Robots are more than artificial people, or virtual mechanical agents guided by computer programs or electronic circuitry. Robots surpass the delicacy of human flesh. They are often autonomous and humanoid with movements that convey a sense of intelligence or thought of their own. When a robot reaches the pinnacle of complex intelligence and independant thought, it transcends raw material, no longer confined by the limitations of cold, dead, steel. The manifestation of self awareness generates a unique essence and the ascent into the phenomenon known as LIFE occurs! The machines are alive! We are looking for works of art that celebrate, explore and transcend the past, present and future of Robotics and the unique relationship between man and machine. All mediums including Costumes, 2D, 3D and time based media are all welcome! Wow us with your amazingly creative ROBOT ART!

Entry fee: $10 per entry with 3 max submissions per artist

Good Thieves Press
2045 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80122


CPAC 2014 Members Show Call for Entries

2014 Members' Show Call for Entries: Open Theme

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Juror: Mark Sink, Director, Denver Month of Photography

Deadline: April 26, 2014

The exhibition will be a survey of new work made within the past twelve months, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s public members. There is no theme. The show is open to current members of the organization only.

A $300 purchase award will be given for Best of Show, chosen by the juror on site at CPAC. The selected image will become part of CPAC’s permanent photography collection. Three honorable mention awards will be made. An exhibition catalog will be published online. Deadline for entries is April 26, 5 PM MST

Works submitted must have been made within twelve months of the exhibition deadline. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. Entry is open to currently active regional, national, and international members of CPAC. New members joining prior to the deadline are welcome.

Mark Sink is founder and director of MoP (Month of Photography) in Denver, Colorado, where he coordinates over one hundred eighty regional galleries, museums and art spaces biannually to celebrate photography. The next MoP is scheduled for March 2015. In addition to curating extensively for MoP projects, Mark serves on the Exhibition Selection Committee for Redline, a downtown city block of new gallery and multimedia studio work and exhibition spaces.

Mark is also an internationally recognized photographer in his own right. In 1991, Mr. Sink co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver and opened his own gallery space, Gallery Sink. He is a regular portfolio reviewer for the Houston FotoFest Meeting Place, SPE, and Photolucida. He is always looking for unique talent for his many ongoing curatorial exhibitions, projects and collection placements, and regularly places the artists he reviews with various gallery and museum exhibitions. This is an outstanding opportunity to have your work seen as preparations for the 2015 MoP get seriously underway.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
1513 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
Wed-Sat: 12-6:00pm


Call for Artists: Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 2014

Call for Artists: Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 2014

  • Artists working in experimental techniques, linking art and technology or art and community are encouraged to submit works

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) is currently looking for artists working in all media to exhibit at DAVA in 2014-2015. We are currently looking for artists on the themes of:
  • Communication Across Times
  • Global Exchanges
  • Robots
  • Transformation
  • Universes (Macro/Micro)
  • Social Practice, Rituals and Memory
All exhibits are a combination of works made by youth in our programs and works by guest artists. Artists may also have an opportunity to work with youth on a related subject or media, or give a talk in the gallery.

We are also looking for artists making small works for our end of the year holiday shows. (in particular: basketmakers, fiber artists, ceramic and glass artists, toy makers…)

Artists working in any media can send materials for consideration:

Please email all your information to Viviane Le Courtois, Gallery Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Including:
  • a link to your website or to an online portfolio (via dropbox for example)
  • a current resume or a bio
  • an artist statement
(We are currently reviewing works for the rest of 2014 and starting on 2015, so please submit as soon as possible for consideration.)

Thank you!

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit www.davarts.org ,or call DAVA at 303 367 5886.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment



The Afterparty at RedLine

The Afterparty at RedLine

Friday, April 4, 2014 from 8–11 pm

Band: Landlines

  • The Afterparty will occur 3-4 times per year, additional dates TBA

Initiated by RedLine's Resident Artists, The Afterparty is an opportunity to enjoy live music and mingle with the artists in their studios. Come to The Afterparty to relax when you're done gallery-hopping, and take your time perusing RedLine's 20,000 square foot art space and current exhibition--A New Attitude: Chen Man's Provocative Interpretations of Contemporary Chinese Women.

2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


Call for Entries: Alternative Process Stop Motion and Short Films

Call for Entries: Alternative Process Stop Motion and Short Films

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Deadline: Thursday May 1, 2014

Skye Mitchell 

Exhibition Submissions:

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center seeks stop motion and short films made with alternative photographic processes. Submissions will be considered for an exhibition of Alt. process works at CPAC July 10th - August 16th, 2014. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. Works chosen will be included and shown on a compilation disk with other artists.

Requirements: Please send a link to your movie, a DVD or a flash drive. No paper labels on the discs please!
  • Include a written statement, bio, and description of the process used.
  • Include your name, email address, website URL, and mailing address.
  • Related websites and online sources may also be reviewed as part of the process.
  • If you want your materials returned, include return shipping in the form of a self-addressed-stamped-envelope.
  • Allow up to eight weeks for an email response.
  • There is no submission fee for entries.
  • Either email the material to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send submissions by mail to: CPAC Exhibition Proposals, 1513 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211


Call for Entries: Rolling Route 40

Call for Entries: Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show

Entry Deadline: Wednesday May 28, 2014

Juror: Phil Bender, Artist & Arts Leader (and Bon Vivant!)


40 West Arts Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show celebrates the historic car culture in a brand new way. The car culture along Highway 40 began decades ago, with the automobile traveling trend of the 1950’s. Drivers cruised Colfax to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way - - and Colfax still has great significance to car aficionados. To honor this heritage, all artists begin with the same blank ‘canvas’ - a hubcap of their choice - which they transform into something magnificent! Roll into 40West to see these creations at the June show.


June 6th–28th, 2014, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 80214
Friday, June 6th: Opening event, 4-7pm and Saturday, June 7th at 40 West Gallery, 12-4pm


New Life: An open call at NEXT Gallery for Colorado artists

New Life: An open call at NEXT Gallery for Colorado artists

Entry Deadline: Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Juror: Bonnie Ferrill Roman


Decomposition can begin a “new life”. For example, when a tree falls in the forest, it goes through the process of decomposition, serving as a savings account by providing nutrients and organic material for new growth. A third of woodland birds nest in holes and cavities of dead trees, as do many small creatures. Thus death makes way for new life and the cycle begins again.

Hours of delivery for submission: 5 pm - 9 pm; All work must be delivered in person to NEXT Gallery at 3659 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211

Please visit our website at http://www.nextartgallerydenver.com for the full prospectus or you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

Next Gallery
3759 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


New American Paintings 2014 Western Competition

New American Paintings 2014 Western Competition

Deadline: April 30th 2014

  • Juror: Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  • Now accepting entries from: AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY

New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.

Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.

The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2014 edition of New American Paintings.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

To Enter, visit: http://www.newamericanpaintings.net

For more details, visit: http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/competitions.html


Call for Entries: Holy Moly at Niza Knoll

Call for Entries: Holy Moly/Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art

Niza Knoll Gallery

Work drop off to gallery: Sunday, June 15 from 11a – 2p

  • Juror: Mark Penner-Howell
Juror: Mark Penner-Howell - photo circa 2013 by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

What is religion, is it real, fantasy, calming, confusing, corrupt, what do you think, how do you feel, how do you interpret it? Paint it, sculpt it, and create your passion.

All media accepted, oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, ink, assemblage, collage, prints (etching, intaglio, woodcut, monoprint etc.) photography and sculpture (stone, clay, wood, paper, paper mache, bronze)
Juror: Mark Penner-Howell

Mark Penner-Howell is a Denver-based artist who has exhibited widely throughout the region and in group shows nationally. He is represented in Colorado by Walker Fine Art. Howell hails from upstate New York and is the son of an evangelical Christian minister. "Having quite literally grown up in the church, the stage was set for me to continually examine matters of ‘faith’ throughout my adult life, and to try and sort out what I think and believe.” says Penner-Howell, “It's an ongoing process for me, as it likely is for the type of people tempted to enter work in a group show about religion. I'm confident this exhibit will be provocative and will represent a wide range of reactions to the topic.


Art must be original and created by the artist. no reproductions or giclees. All 2D work must be ready to hang with a secure wire on the back. No plastic frames, no white frames, no saw tooth or triangle hangers,. All 3D work must not exceed 50 pounds. Artist may need to help install art that weighs more than 50 pounds. Sculpture must be sturdy and stand-alone. If the 3D work is to be hung on the wall it cannot exceed 25 pounds.

Original artwork must be brought in person to the gallery between 11 -2 pm on June 15th. Please do not ship art, bring images, CD’s or other reproductions of your work. Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork.

Schedule and Deadlines:
  • Work Drop off: Sunday, June 15, from 11 - 2 pm to 915 Santa Fe Drive
  • Announcement of accepted work via e-mail: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • Work not accepted into show must be picked up Wednesday, June 18th between 2-6 pm
  • Work not picked up in a timely manner will be donated
  • Exhibit Dates: June 20 – July 26, 2014
  • Opening and Artists Reception: Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5-8 pm
  • Last day of exhibit: Saturday, July 26 from 1-4pm
  • Work pickup: Saturday, July 26, from 4-6 pm
  • Other special events to be announced
  • Maximum of 3 entries
  • Entry Fee: $15 for 1 entry, $25 for 2, 35 for 3 entries
  • Call for entry fees may be paid with cash or check at the time of drop off. No credit cards accepted
  • Accepted work must be for sale. 40% commission will be taken off the sale price
  • Awards of recognition will be given, Specific categories are to be determined
Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Two Calls for Entry, Two Exhibitions, Two Creative Colorado Communities

Two Calls for Entry, Two Exhibitions, Two Creative Colorado Communities

Denver-based Art D’Elke partners with North Fork Valley’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Entry deadlines are March 28 and May 3, 2014


In a cultural exchange between Denver and the North Fork Valley, two exhibitions bringing something new to diverse communities are planned for the Spring season. The exchange is designed to introduce the creative communities to each other, strengthen a bond among artists, and promote the ways the arts are connected in Colorado’s rural and urban communities.

“North Fork Valley Overture” is an exhibition of 2-dimensional works by artists in the Crawford-Hotchkiss-Paonia communities, a certified Creative District of Colorado. North Fork Valley artists Helen and Ty Gillepsie and Jared and Nicole Davis are the jurors who will select from among the entries submitted and the resulting exhibition will be presented in Denver at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street. It opens on Tuesday, May 6, and continues through Thursday, June 19. Receptions are scheduled for Saturday, May 17, and Saturday, June 14, both from 2 to 4 p.m.

Participating North Fork Valley artists must be members of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia in order to submit their artwork. The deadline is Friday, March 28, at 5:00 p.m., online at www.BlueSage.org where artists will also find membership information. There is no entry fee.

“Denver Overture” is an exhibition of 2- and 3-dimensional works by Denver area artists which will be shown at Paonia’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226-228 Grand Avenue, from Friday, May 9, through Friday, June 20, with a reception on Friday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Jurors for the “Denver Overture” exhibition are Denver artists Sandra Kaplan and Fred Lunger.

All Denver area artists are invited to submit their artwork on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street in Denver. The entry fee is $30 for up to three submissions. Artwork that is selected will then be transported to Paonia; artwork that is not selected can be picked-up the same day between 1 and 3 p.m.

The exhibitions are produced by Art D’Elke in collaboration with Blue Sage Center for the Arts. For more information, please call 303-368-5208.


Call for Artists: CAE 10th Anniversary Members Show

Call for Artists: 10th Anniversary Members Show

Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE)

Entries due by Monday April 28th 2014

  • Juror: Doug Kacena

The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) invites you to participate in our 10th Anniversary Members Show. CAE has been membership-based for 10 years now! Every year we offer members an opportunity to exhibit and display their varied talents and techniques.

The 10th Anniversary Members show is open to current members of CAE or those who apply for membership at the time of entry. All media are eligible including alternative and new media. Artwork must be exhibition ready with hardware for hanging or instructions for installation (if necessary). There is no restriction on theme or concept. All members are guaranteed one piece in the exhibition. For full entry details, please download the call for art at: http://evergreenarts.org/pdfs/CAE_exhibit_7.pdf

Colorado artist Doug Kacena will jury this show. Having received his undergraduate education in Fine Art and Art History from University of Colorado Boulder, Doug is currently very involved in the Colorado art scene. Doug is currently both a practicing artist represented by the Mike Wright Gallery, as well as the Director of Exhibitions at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Previously, He served as the Gallery Director for the Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition (2012), CHUN Steering Committee Member (People’s Fair) and Mural Project Director (200-2014) and as Co-owner and Direct of Gallery 13 (1999-2003).

Center for the Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen CO 80439


Monkey Town 4

Monkey Town 4

February 27 - June 1, 2014

3545 Larimer St (in the RiNo Art District) Denver, CO


The legendary New York City video cinema and dining experience opens in Denver for a 3-month limited engagement. The audience sits inside a giant cube of four 24-foot screens. Denver marks the first city outside of New York in an expected three year national and international tour.

18 Artists & Filmmakers

Our Nightly Video Program features: Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Peter Burr, Kelly Monico, Will Rahilly, Laleh Mehran, Johanna Billing, Jeremy Couillard, Agnes Bolt, Quintin Gonzalez, Theo Angell, Milton Melvin Croissant III, Jonathan Monaghan, Chris Coleman, Alex McLeod, Phil Solomon, Montgomery Knott, Evan Mann, and several special guests

Plus, every night showcases weekly performance residencies by national and local artists
  • February 27 – March 9: RAFT (Pat Noecker)
  • March 11 – 16: The Blow
  • March 18 – 23 : Real Magic
  • March 25 – 30: Nikki Pike
  • April 1 – 13: Will Rahilly
  • April 15 – 18: Cop Circles
  • April 22 – 27: Control Group Producitons
  • April 29 – May 4: Julie Rooney
  • May 6 – 11: Casey Jane Ellison
  • May 13 – 18: Opera On Tap
  • May 20 – 25: Daughter Cells
  • May 27 – June 1: Peter Burr 

Monkey Town 4 has partnered with The Populist + City O’ City/WaterCourse Foods + Noble Swine, who have created tasting menus with wine pairings (including vegan/vegetarian options). Menus will change slightly at the beginning of each month.


Third Annual Love + Light to Light-Up Loveland

Third Annual Love + Light to Light-Up Loveland

The Loveland Feed & Grain (Loveland CO)

Thursday February 13, 2014 from 6-9pm

Friday February 14, 2014 from 6-9pm

Saturday February 15, 2014 from 6-9pm

  • Featured Artists: Chris Nelson, Carrie Johansing, Claudia Mastrobuono, Abbie R Powers, Anna Maddocks, David Young, Terry Lipstein, G.Mark Lewis, Jacqueline McKinny, Jason Kay, Kerri Ertman, Olivia Lowe, Garrett Shell, Chelsea Gilmore, Dustin Brunson, Dina Kalahar, Jeff Lowe, Megan Tracy, Lynn Kincannon
  • Suggested Donation: $5
Image Credit: G. Mark Lewis

(from the press release)

Arts @ the Feed & Grain" is funded in part by ArtPlace America, a national creative placemaking program, sponsored by the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, and by the National Endowment for the Arts' Our Town program. Art Works.

Special Thanks to Uncle Benny's Building Supply for their continued support of Arts @ The Feed & Grain

Arts @ The Feed & Grain will feature innovative and nationally recognized art experience at the Loveland Feed & Grain this February 13-15 from 6-9pm. Love + Light is an annual conceptual and contemporary art and light event that draws on the spirit of Loveland’s rich cultural history in the arts and Valentine’s Day activities.

For Love + Light, artists will transform the spaces in the Feed & Grain with light and other materials creating one of a kind artistic expression. Photographers will use light to make “light graffiti”, fire dancers will perform outdoors, hot drinks and a warming shed will help keep guests warm as they experience the site specific installations in the old building. Large artistic projections will light up the exterior of the Feed & Grain as 10 hearts made of LED lights created by local Artist Kerri Ertman.

Internationally recognized artist, Chris Nelson of Massachusetts, will be creating a site specific installation in the west room of the Feed & Grain using light to create space that interacts with the viewer on both a physical and emotional level. Nelson was raised in Colorado where he received his BFA in sculpture at Colorado State University. He is now based in Holyoke, MA, and shows in various parts of the country, and in Japan. You can view his website at http://chrisnelsonartist.com/

The Loveland Feed & Grain will play host to this uniquely blended art experience through a program called Arts @ The Feed & Grain. Arts @ The Feed & Grain is committed to bringing programs that support innovative art experiences of all disciplines working in the avant-garde.

Other Artists in Love + Light include, Garrett Shell, a student from Rocky Mountain School of Art as well as Claudia Mastrobuono, a adjunct professor from the same school. There will be a host of other regional and local artists from emerging to professional talent to complete this uniquely blended art experience

Abbie R Powers, David Young, Carrie Johansing, will be featured for their installation work at the Loveland Feed & Grain the national publication, Sunset Magazine. Sunset Magazine is featuring the Feed & Grain after one of their New York writers the building last September. “We are very excited to be recognized by this travel magazine,” said Artistic Director Megan Tracy, “ After receiving two National grants from Artplace America and the NEA, this national publication really has put the Feed & Grain on the map as a top artistic and cultural destination in Colorado.

The Loveland Feed & Grain
130 W 3rd Street
Loveland, CO 80537


Untitled 2014 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2014

Denver Art Museum

Final Fridays January through October from 6-10pm

  • Free with museum admission
Buntport Theater’s "Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme"

(from the press release)

On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.

“Untitled invites visitors to look at the DAM through a different lens,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs. “The galleries are activated with hands on activities, music, special tours and more. Each Untitled is produced with local creatives who share their skills, inspiration and working process with Untitled visitors, creating a fun, collaborative atmosphere.”

That means visitors get special access to their favorite curators, educators and community experts. Visitors can curate their own night by choosing from a full menu of activities ranging from crafty projects and tours with a twist to theater performances. Untitled events are included in general museum admission (free for DAM members). Students presenting valid IDs receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased onsite.

Untitled is produced with local creatives from all disciplines, including chefs, crafters and musicians. On November 8, the DAM is hosting Meet Here, an evening of discussion and brainstorming for community creatives who want to take part in the 2014 Untitled season. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/UntitledDAM. RSVPs can be sent to Rose Eason, coordinator of adult and college programs at the DAM, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Here is a preview of the 2014 line up. Visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org for full event details.

Untitled #63 (Au Naturel): January 31, 6–10 p.m.
The first Untitled of 2014 delves into the natural and seductive side of art from the city of love. Highlighting the Passport to Paris exhibitions, visitors will sample specially-crafted scents made by a local perfumer and celebrate la bonne vie with French music.

Untitled #64 (Framed): February 28, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #64 (Framed), visitors are invited to pause to appreciate what many often look past. Take a behind-the-scenes look at Seen in Passing, an exhibit of Chuck Forsman’s photography, get the scoop on Polish movie posters and put the pieces together on how art is framed.

Untitled #65 (Say Anything): March 28, 6–10 p.m.
In March, Untitled takes a cue from the provocative posters in Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives. This is your chance to sound off on art through poetry on demand and insightful pillow talk.

Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel): April 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled #66 (Rebel Rebel) visitors have permission to break the rules. Stray from the norm and take inspiration from the avant-garde artists in the exhibit Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons from the Albright-Knox Gallery.

Untitled #67 (Chain Reaction): May 30, 6–10 p.m.
This month’s Untitled ventures into the scientific side of sculpture, the chemistry of conservation and dives into the domino effect of history.

Untitled #68 (Nomad): June 27, 6–10 p.m.
June’s Untitled kicks off a three-part, summer-long series looking at the stories of human migration. Take a tour with a twist looking at the art of nomadic peoples with DAM staff, get tips from a survivalist and see how photographer Alec Soth documents his cross-country adventures.

Untitled #69 (Uncharted): July 25, 6–10 p.m.
At Untitled # 69 (Uncharted) it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey. Following in the footsteps of Tom Wesselman and other artists who push the boundaries, visitors are invited to step out of the box and color outside the lines.

Untitled #70 (Roost): August 29, 6–10 p.m.
As the final Untitled of the summer series, August’s program is a homecoming. At Untitled #70 (Roost) visitors will look at traveling home and the art of interiors

Untitled #71 (Face Time): September 26, 6–10 p.m.
This month Untitled celebrates the art of portraiture. Spend quality face time with artworks, chat with artists near and far and learn about anatomy in art.

Untitled #72 (Supernatural): October 31, 6–10 p.m.
It’s Halloween and Untitled takes a turn for the supernatural. Soak up the spirit of the night with a look at the unnatural, otherworldly colors of the Fauvist movement, ghost stories in the galleries and a museum-wide trick-or-treat.

Untitled Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled events

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled event visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. During Untitled, the MakeARTtalk participant(s) shares their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work(s).

Off the Record: DAM staff and community members share their take on specific topics related to the evening’s theme.

Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD).Catering provided by Kevin Taylor.  

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In Review, In Pictures: Denver Arts 2013

In Review, In Pictures: Denver Arts 2013

Debra Sanders at Pirate
Debra Sanders at Pirate - photos by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

In addition, be sure to check out the DenverArts.org Facebook album with highlights from the excellent Launch Pad Mission Two: L A N D, organized by Petra Sertic and Alvin Gregario.


CCI 2014 Creative District Application Process

cci-2014Colorado Creative Industries announces 2014 Creative District application process

(from the press release)

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced it will accept letters of interest from towns, cities and neighborhood groups seeking formal designation from the State of Colorado as a Certified Creative District from Jan. 6 through March 3, 2014.

Up to 15 creative districts will be invited to submit a full application to join the Creative District Certification Program, and CCI will select up to five of the applicants into the program. These creative districts will work toward certification for two years and are called Candidates for Creative District Certification. This two-year incubator style program offers Candidate Districts a number of benefits including direct funding, professional assistance, training and networking with peers. Once the districts have completed the two-year training, they will be eligible to apply to become Colorado Certified.

Up to seven Creative Districts that are already in the Creative District Program will be certified in 2014. The Districts eligible to apply for certification in 2014 are: 40 West Arts District (Lakewood), Aurora Cultural Arts District, Downtown Colorado Springs, Greeley Creative District, Longmont Arts and Entertainment District, Old Town Parker and RiNo Art District (Denver). These districts have completed two years of training to develop their capacity and sustainability, and if certified in 2014 they will also be eligible to receive a Boettcher Leadership Award.

"The state's newly designated Creative Districts are capitalizing on Colorado's creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents," said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. "We want to help them be successful and sustainable over the long-term, and we look forward to the Boettcher Creative District Leadership Awards taking them even further along the road to success."

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of professionals with experience in arts and creative industries, city planning, economic development, and business development. Panelists will assess applications based primarily on district characteristics, management and planning, and community buy-in.

Initiated in 2011, the Colorado Creative District Program first certified Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe and Downtown Salida in 2012. In 2013, an additional five districts were granted state certification: Corazon de Trinidad, North Fork Valley Creative District, Pueblo Creative Corridor, Ridgway Creative District and Telluride Arts District.

"The goal of this program is to help Colorado Creative Districts achieve the administrative structure, funding streams, community engagement process, strategic plan and staff structure that provide both immediate sustainability and opportunities to evolve," said Margaret Hunt, director of CCI.

The legislation encourages the formation of creative districts in communities, neighborhoods or contiguous geographic areas, for the purposes of:
  • Attracting creative entrepreneurs and artists to a community, infusing new energy and innovation which in turn will enhance the economic and civic capital of the community
  • Creating hubs of economic activity, thereby enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as create new economic activity
  • Attracting visitors
  • Revitalizing and beautifying communities
  • Providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community's unique identity
  • Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events, and amenities. About Colorado Creative Industries
Colorado's Creative Industries Division, Colorado's state arts agency, is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado's economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.

About the Boettcher Foundation

For almost 75 years the Boettcher Foundation has served the people of Colorado by helping to build community infrastructure through capital grantmaking and investing in young minds through its Scholarship Program. In virtually every community throughout the state, the Foundation has partnered with outstanding nonprofits to make a difference in people's lives. The Foundation believes that this is what the Boettcher family intended when they gave their wealth to establish the Foundation for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org



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