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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



Cableland After Dark Art Auction

Cableland After Dark Art Auction

Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6:30-10:00pm

Venue: Cableland, 4150 Shangri-La Dr., Denver CO 80246


Cableland After Dark will be the first-ever soirée and art auction at Cableland, the official residence of the Mayor of Denver. Cableland presents attendees a unique opportunity to experience a night in this one-of-a-kind venue in the heart of our city. Featuring 28 locally renowned artists, the event will include a live and silent auction, heavy passed hors d’oeuvres specially prepared by Catering by Design, fine wine and specialty beers courtesy of Mondo Vino, as well as live music by Denver's very own First Lady, Mary Louise Lee, and electrifying jazz artist, Elizabeth Rose.

There will be works by Susan Bell, Michael Clapper, Sharon Feder, Joshua Goss, Kathyrn Levi, Liz Moncrief, David Parkes, Anne Shutan, Daniel Antohe, Shane Armstrong, Adam Buehler, Mark Bueno, Lelia DeMello, Tania Dibbs, Ruth Feild, Priscilla Fowler, Amy Matthews, Deborah McAllister, Linda Mooney, Ted Rehm, Laura Schulz, Kevin Scofield, Roy-Singhvi Swati, Cyane Tornatzky, David Vessey, Cynthia Ligeros, Bobbi Vischi and Jane Yamada. All proceeds of the event will support funding an educational program for elementary-aged students to learn about the rich history of Denver.


Steamroller Print Event at RMCAD

Steamroller Print Event

Saturday April 12th, 2014 from 10:00a – 4:00p


Mo’Print and the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design would like to invite you to participate in the Steamroller Print Event

This is a great opportunity for students, artists and the community to come together in a cooperative event to celebrate the art of printmaking. This event is free and open to the public and will feature festivities that include hands-on printmaking activities, fabulous food trucks, music, and much more! Here’s a link to view a steamroller print event at the University of Montana to see for yourself what this is all about: http://www.steamrollerprintproject.com/

Here’s how to participate: (or just come and enjoy the spectacle)

You can carve a 4′ x 8′ block on your own or with a group of friends and cut a block together. At least two prints of each block will be pulled, one for the artist(s), and one to be sold at the silent auction following the event as a fundraiser to support the Invisible Museum (sponsor of Mo’Print). Printmakers will supply their own 1/2″ thick 4′ x 8′ MDF boards. MDF board is very porous, so you will need to seal it with a light colored acrylic paint before carving.

Your block may be cut to a shape or stay with the tried and true rectangle. Printing blocks may be carved utilizing traditional hand tools, as well as electric carvers, Dremel tools, saws and routers. You will need one sheet of fabric larger than the block size, approximately 60: x 108″. Bleached cotton muslin works well or you can use an old sheet. The Invisible Museum will supply the cloth for the second print to be sold at the auction. The Invisible Museum will also have fabric for sale at the event. For more information contact Alicia McKim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


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


Intersections: RedLine's First Annual Juried Exhibition

Intersections: RedLine's First Annual Juried Exhibition

Submission Deadline: April 11, 2014

To submit work, please visit www.callforentry.org

  • Carlos Frésquez, Associate Professor & Painting Coordinator, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Michael Paglia, Writer & Art Critic, Westword
  • Collin Parson, Exhibition Manager & Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
  • Entry Fee: $25 for up to 3 images
  • Eligibility: open to all artists over the age of 18 working in any 2D or 3D media
  • Notification: April 17, 2014
  • Drop-off dates: April 21-23, 10 am-5 pm
  • Pick-up Dates: May 17-18, 10 am-5 pm
  • Exhibition Dates: May 1- May 16, 2014
  • Opening Reception: First Friday, May 2nd from 6 pm-10 pm
For more information on the jurors visit http://redlineart.org/art/events/other-events/intersections-juried-exhibition.html

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


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


Feminism & Co. 2014 at the MCA

Feminism & Co. 2014

MCA Denver

4 Thursdays: March 20 - April 10; 5:30PM Reception 6:30PM Program

  • Individual Tickets $17 / $12 members
  • Feminism & Co. is a four-week program series of lectures and creative performances exploring issues relating to women and gender

Beginning in March, MCA Denver will present the four-week series of lectures and creative programs addressing issues related to women and gender. This year the events will include evenings on women in prison, country music duets, the new anti-heroine in television, and a tour and discussion of the exhibition Senga Nengudi: The Material Body with the artist. “The programs in Feminism & Co. connect audiences to issues and ideas in contemporary culture that are important to modern women – and men too,” said Elissa Auther, co-director of the program. “It’s an opportunity for audiences to take part in cutting-edge debates and explore important issues in a friendly and fun environment.”

As in past Feminism & Co. programs at MCA Denver, men drink free.

The program takes place Thursday nights on March 20, March 27, April 3, and April 10 with a reception at 5:30PM in MCA Café and the program at 6:30PM.

Schedule of Events:

Women in Prison: Thursday, March 20

Who are the women in Denver’s prisons and how did they get there? How do trauma and mental illness contribute to criminal activity? Joanne Belknap, President of the American Society of Criminology, Denise Vargas, clinical psychologist at the Denver County Jail, and Claudia Jean Jordon, Denver County Judge, discuss women and incarceration.

Country Music Duets: Thursday, March 27

Join us for a musical evening devoted to the history and gender politics of famous country music duos, including Tammy Wynette & George Jones, Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty, Emmylou Harris & Gram Parson, and Ashley Monroe & Blake Shelton. Featuring Halden Wofford of the Hi*Beams and Bonnie Simms of Bonnie and Her Clydes.

The New Anti-Heroine: Thursday, April 3

Popular TV shows and web broadcasts like Girls, Homeland, Enlightened, The Maria Bamford Show, and The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl feature a new kind of heroine, who is far less constrained by traditional gender stereotypes. Sarah Hagelin, TV critic and professor of cultural studies at CU Denver, explains why.

Artist Senga Nengudi: Thursday, April 10

Preview artist Senga Nengudi's new exhibition Senga Nengudi: The Material Body at MCA Denver. The exhibition showcases a series of sculptures which the artist began in 1975, evoking the elasticity and durability of the female body. Senga Nengudi: The Material Body is on view at MCA Denver from April 10–July 13, 2014. This special opening day program features a discussion with artist Senga Nengudi, MCA Denver associate curator Nora Burnett Abrams, and Feminism & Co.’s co-director Elissa Auther.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


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.


Call for Entry: A Baker's Dozen at Mai Wyn Fine Art

Call for Entry: A Baker's Dozen at Mai Wyn Fine Art

Entries accepted until Thursday April 10 (Extended to Monday April 14) 2014

Juror: Michael Chavez


A BAKER’S DOZEN is Mai Wyn Fine Art’s 1st Annual Juried Show. This call is open to Colorado visual artists working in any media. Thirteen works will be selected for inclusion in the show with one artist awarded a solo exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art in 2015. Like a glorious box of pastries, we hope to present a fresh and complimentary selection of high quality, contemporary art by emerging and otherwise unrepresented artists. Call for entry closes Thursday, April 10. Exhibition dates are May 2 – June 14, 2014 with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 2, from 5-9pm.

Artists may submit digitally up to 3 works for the $30 entry fee. Mai Wyn Fine Art retains a 45% commission on any works sold. To be considered for the 2015 solo exhibition, applicants must be committed to their art practice and provide a website or portfolio link documenting the scope of their work. Other restrictions apply. Please visit our website http://www.maiwyn.com/callforentry/ for full call details and to apply.

JUROR Michael Chavez manages the City of Denver’s 1% for public art ordinance, now in its 25th year. He also oversees Denver’s public art collection which consists of more than 375 works. Chavez holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to his current position he has worked as a curator and exhibition designer in Colorado since 2004.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.


Mo’Print 2014


Month of Printmaking Denver (Mo’Print) is a celebration of the art of making original prints to inspire, educate and promote awareness through a variety of public events and exhibitions in Denver and the metropolitan region. Events take place throughout March and April of 2014, details at http://moprint.org.

Printmakers Mindy Bray and Amelia Carley at Tank Studios, part of the Mo'Print Open Studio Tour
photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org


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


New Works by Margaret Lee at the Dikeou Collection

Installation of new works by Margaret Lee

Dikeou Collection

Gallery Reception: Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Image: Margaret Lee, 'Zebra (huh/what),' detail, 2011

The Dikeou Collection is pleased to announce the installation of new works by artist Margaret Lee. An opening reception will take place at the Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St., Suite 515, Denver, CO 80202, on Thursday, December 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm to honor the occasion. Additionally, artist Chad Dawkins' twenty drawings on canvas, which were on view at the Pop-Up Space, have been re-installed in the main Dikeou Collection galleries in the Colorado Building. Local musician Justin Couch will be the DJ for the evening, playing his selections from our vinyl record archive.

Margaret Lee is an artist, curator, and dealer who lives and works in New York City. Her work has recently been shown at International Art Objects Galleries in Los Angeles, White Columns and MoMA PS1 in NYC, and the 12th Biennial de Lyon in France. Lee owns and operates her own gallery, 47 Canal, which she opened in 2011 and features contemporary artists like Anicka Yi, Josh Kline, and Michele Abeles. She also works as the studio assistant to renowned artist, Cindy Sherman, a title she has held for ten years.

For this event the Dikeou Collection will feature a trio of works by Lee titled 'Zebra (huh/what).' First exhibited at Jack Hanley Gallery in New York in 2011, 'Zebra (huh/what)' follows suit with Lee's practice and focus on replication and the readymade art object. In an interview with Art in America Lee states that she "loves to strike that balance. I want to give you exactly what you want and not give you anything at all. The name of that zebra is 'Zebra (huh/what)'. And that kind of sums up my practice: yes it is a zebra, no it's not a zebra." The Dikeou Collection is home to another work by Lee titled 'Think About Tomorrow, Or Don't.' Lee also curated an original project for issue 21 of zingmagazine, and both she and Chad Dawkins have projects in the most recent issue 23.

Justin Couch is a member of the Denver band Quantum Creep (Heligator Records). Couch frequently plays records at the Skylark Lounge's 'Savage Nights,' Wednesdays at 9:00 pm.

Dikeou Collection
The Colorado Building
1615 California Street (at 16th Street)
Suite 515
Denver, CO 80202



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