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Denver Modernism Show 2016: Call for Artists

Denver Modernism Show: Call for Artists

Featuring the Denver Modernism Gallery, a juried art show on the main show floor

Entries due by Saturday August 13th, 2016

modernismCall for Artists: Are you MODERN?

How do you interpret Modernism? Is your work an homage to the past or a continuation of those ideas? Do you gain inspiration from the googie styles of the 1950s, or the sleek lines of Le Courbousier? All genres, styles, and mediums will be considered, as long as they relate to the theme of “modernism”.

This is your chance to have your work seen by over 4000 art and culture lovers, who will be coming ready to shop at the Denver Modernism Show! The show is held at the Denver National Western Complex Expo Hall.

Enter as many works as you like, each entry is only $10.00! Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their artwork to and from the Expo Hall.

If you need to ship work, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  • Timeline:
  • Sat, Aug 13 - Deadline for submissions, midnight
  • Mon, Aug. 15 - Notify artists of acceptance status by midnight
  • Thurs, Aug 25 - Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm
  • Fri, Aug. 26 - Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10 pm
  • Sun, Aug. 28- Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-6 pm
The Fine Print: Please format all images as .jpgs at 72 dpi, no larger than 1920 pixels in any direction. Each image file must be named as follows: Artist first and last name_Title of Piece_Size in Inches please follow this example: John Doe_Untitled_13x24in.jpeg

Requirements: All work must be dry and ready to properly hang. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple-piece works. All selected art must remain in place for the duration of the show. Accepted art may be photographed for publicity purposes. The curator retains the right to reject any work that is not as represented in the submitted image, or work that does not have appropriate hanging materials. All work must have the artist’s name, the title of the work, the price of the work, and a contact phone number and email clearly labeled on the back. Sculptors must provide their own pedestal if they wish to have one.

Delivery: Delivery and pick up of accepted work is the sole responsibility of the artist. If you need to ship work, please contact us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details. Accepted work is to be dropped off at the National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4655 Humboldt St. (Washington exit off of I-70; refer to map on website for further details) on the Thursday before the show, between 2:00-6:00 p.m. Work must be picked up at the same location on Sunday ( last day of the show ) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. As there is no on-site storage available, we cannot ensure the safety of any work left after that time.

Sales: The Denver Modernism Show will handle sale and delivery of all artwork sold, and will retain a 25% commission on works sold. Artists will be paid for sold work at the pick-up time on Sunday.

Liability: The Denver Modernism Show will take all precautions to protect your art, but is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS DUE TO DAMAGE OR THEFT. We provide overnight security & professional handling staff.


RiNo Maker Tour

RiNo Maker Tour 

Saturday July 23rd, 2016 from 10am - 2pm


RiNo Maker Tour Pastries and pie! Community Darkroom, Printmaking & Wood Shop! Backpacks, bags, and clothing! Custom bookbinding! RiNo has it all.....

RiNo Art District is home to an impressive number of creative businesses and we want to show them off. Join us for our second Maker Tour to cruise the district, get a behind-the-scenes look into these local businesses, hear their stories and get your hands dirty....or maybe just sticky.

We will cruise the district on eTuks to visit The Temple Bakery, Processus, Topo Designs and Acorn Bookbinding. You can also add on a book binding workshop to make your own book at the end of the tour.


Call for Entries: Dark & Obscure at Art Gym Denver

Call for Entries: Dark & Obscure

Sponsored by Art Gym Denver

Entries due Friday September 9th at 11:59pm


Art Gym Denver invites artists of all mediums to submit work for the fall exhibition Dark & Obscure juried by Art Gym Program Director, Michael Keen.

Dark & Obscure will explore the darker side of art by featuring artists concerned with topics of mortality, the afterlife and our perceptions of reality. Inside us all sleeps a child who still remembers fearing the dark – this show celebrates that memory.
  • All media will be considered as long as the content thematically relates to the exhibition concept
  • Art must be original and not a reproduction
  • Artists must reside in the continental 48 states and be over 18 years old
  • Art Gym Denver will take a 30% commission on all work sold
  • Submittal fee is $15
  • Submit up to three seperate works of art
  • Submittal must be accompanied by a PayPal payment
  • Submission fee is non refundable
  • Accepted artwork may be refused last minute at Art Gym Denver’s discretion if unable to install or hang properly, or if art varies greatly from the submission image
  • Artist is responsible for all costs of delivery and return of unsold artwork
  • Art Gym Denver is not responsible for any artwork damaged, broken, or stolen while on exhibit, in storage, or in transit to and from the exhibition
  • Art Gym Denver recommends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork
Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm



Baur's Second Call to Entry

Baur's Second Call to Entry

Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge

Deadline for submission is August, 1, 2016


Submissions can be traditional or edgy, modern or vintage, urban or contemporary, all mediums, 2-dimensional. Send 4 - 6 images in a jpg.file to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paintings should fit in the following spaces: Main dining room walls 8’ feet high x 30 ‘ wide. Front Alcove wall: 10’ high x 8’ feet wide.

Each show will consist of 6-10 paintings depending on the size of works. Each image should have artist’s name, title of painting, size, and medium.

On opening night Baur’s Salon (additional room) is open for additional paintings on view. Baur’s art openings are celebrated with champagne, appetizers, music and welcomes guests and walk-ins. Baur’s asks that the select artist be at the opening and to provide in advance a bio, titles, sizes, medium, and prices of each work of art.

Baur's asks for no fees nor commission on sales.

Baur’s Restaurant and Listening Lounge's Fall art opening in September, 2016. Deadline for submission is August, 1, 2016. Email your entry to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It is suggested that interested artists stop in at Baur’s to view the available space.


Call for Entries: Denver County Fair Blue Ribbon Art Competitions

Call for Entries: Denver County Fair Blue Ribbon Art Competitions

Deadline for Online Entries: Friday, July 22nd at 11:59pm

  • $1 of every competition entry fee goes to the Art Pavilion's Non-Profit Partner: MCA Denver
  • Competitions open to All Colorado Residents with a Colorado Address
  • Details online at: http://denvercountyfair.org

Timeline for Blue Ribbon Art Competitions:
  • Wednesday, July 27, 3:00 – 7:00pm: Competition Check-In, most categories, and ALL Art Pavilion entries
  • Friday, July 29, 5:00 - 8:00pm: Art Pavilion wine and cheese reception for art entrants and public; Blue Ribbons awarded
  • Saturday, July 30: Notification via email to Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Sunday, July 31, 5:00pm: Awards Ceremony for Blue Ribbon Winners
  • Sunday, July 31, 6:00 – 8:00pm: Pick up your entries at the fairgrounds


VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

Gensler Denver, 1225 17th Street

All sessions start at 5:30pm

We are excited to present our Summer Speaker Series at Gensler Denver, 1225 17th Street: All sessions start at 5:30pm

The Art of Mentoring, July 13th - The art of Mentoring – Giving Voice is a mentoring project of VSAC Colorado/Access Gallery where graphic designers work with young people to design and develop a poster based on a social justice issue. This unique mentoring project is in it’s 10th and final year. Mentoring is a practice that has been recognized for centuries as being a fairly simple and effective way to help young people develop knowledge, skills, motivation, and confidence. VSA Colorado/Access Gallery and AIGA Colorado will discuss the importance and unique models each group uses to mentor at risk youth.

The Art of The Outsider, Matt Sesow, August 17th – The art and Life of Matt Sesow – VSA Colorado/Access Gallery is pleased to show the work of Internationally acclaimed artist Matt Sesow at the gallery. Right on the heels of his show at the Visionary Art Museum, in Baltimore MD. Matt will be showing a body of new work at Access Gallery. Come preview some of the show and learn about Outsider Art.

Art, Architecture and Access, September 21st - Join us for a lively discussion of the role of accessibility in the practice of Architecture. Meet architects and designers who have worked on projects as diverse as a school for deaf students to architects who are working on the “most accessible museum in the world”. Beth R. Mosenthal, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, David Pfeifer, AIA, Principal at Anderson Mason Dale Architects representing the Rocky Mountain School for the Deaf, John Graham, AIA, Principal at Anderson Mason Dale Architects, representing the United States Olympic Museum, Jen Fumoso, Associate, OZ Architecture, representing the Children's Museum of Denver

Creative Aging, October 19th - This session will look at art and aging from several perspectives, from the innovative Granny does Graffiti project of VSA Colorado to the work being done at the Milwaukee Public Museum to our friends at the Denver Art Museum. Discover projects and local resources that are available to the community.  Dawn Koneja, Educator and the Accessibility Coordinator at the Milwaukee Public Museum, Danielle Schulz, Adult and Access Programs Coordinator, Denver Art Museum,Kera Magarill, Early Stage Services Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association of Colorado

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado


Call for Entries: Open at the Edge

Call for Entries: Open at the Edge

Edge Gallery

Open Show featuring artwork of any media-Call for Artwork

Drop-off Dates: Saturday August 13 from Noon-6pm; Sunday August 14th from Noon-5pm; Monday August 15th from 5-7pm


Important Dates:
  • Artwork Drop-off: August 13, 12-6pm; August 14, 12-8pm; and August 15, 5-7pm
  • Opening Reception: Friday, August 19, 6-10 pm
  • Artwork Pick-up: September 11, 3-5pm and September 12, 5-7 pm
Policies and Procedures:
  • Presentable work – All artwork must be framed, mounted or in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Work may be refused if unable to install or hang professionally.
  • Special installation – Video or installation work will need to be installed by the artist. A limited number of pedestals are available.
  • Commission – All works sold during or through the show will have a 40% commission fee, which includes sales tax.
  • Abandoned work – Any work left in the gallery 30 days after the show end date will be thrown away or become the property of Edge.
  • Payment accepted – Cash, credit, and checks made to Edge Gallery.
All questions regarding this exhibition can be directed to Jennifer Pettus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Thu: 2-8pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm


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


Call for Entries: Unframed: Print for Change at RedLine

Call for Entries: Unframed: Print for Change

RedLine's Salon-Style Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Monday August 1, 2016


Unframed is a salon-style print, 2D and paper-based exhibition that seeks to highlight and integrate messages that artists’ create as if they were currently launching a political campaign. The goal of Unframed: Print for Change is to unearth the passions and issues that resonate most in the Denver and greater Metro Area artist community. In addition to this salon-style exhibition that will be on view in RedLine’s main exhibition hall in August of 2016, RedLine will also host a ballot process that invites visitors to vote on their four favorite designs / messages that will then be wheat pasted in an outdoor exhibition in the RiNo neighborhood.
  • Submission Deadline: Monday August 1, 2016
  • Drop-Off Deadline: Friday August 5, 2016
  • Requirements: Works must be able to be mounted on the wall due to the salon-style fashion of the exhibition. RedLine reserves the right to refuse any works that are damaged or not exhibition-ready. Limited to one entry per artist
  • Desired Media: Print, Mural, or paper-based works preferred
  • Application fee: Free
Please email all submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; artist will receive an automatic reply to their submission confirming the entry has been successfully received.

Please include the following with your emailed submission:
  • Your Name
  • Address / Phone Number
  • Artist Name/Collective (if applicable)
  • Title
  • Medium
  • 2-3 Images of the proposed work (*Artists are welcome to submit 2-3 images of different work, with the understanding that only one will be selected for the exhibition.)
  • 3-5 sentences on why you applied
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm


Lookout Club: Bartender In Residence at the MCA

Lookout Club: Bartender In Residence at the MCA

MCA Denver's Rooftop Cafe & Bar

Fridays, Summer 2016 from 5­-9pm

  • Happy Hour: 5-­7pm
  • Deep Club DJ Set: 6-­9pm
  • Free with museum admission: $5 after 5pm, FREE for members
  • An evolution in Museum Quality Drinking, Lookout Club pairs Denver's best bartenders with underground DJ’s. The ideal rooftop Friday happy hour with Deep Club providing the groove.
  • JUN 10: ­ Miles Samuel / Aliquot
  • JUN 17: ­ Justin Cudmore & Ryan Scannura / The Banshees
  • JUN 24: ­ Venuz Cruz / Goodnight, Sweet Girl
  • JUL 1: ­ Bocaj / Crystal’s Castle
  • JUL 8: ­ DJ Drew / Goodnight, Sweet Girl
  • JUL 22: ­ Alex Whittier / The Banshees
  • JUL 29: ­ Roger That / Aliquot
  • AUG 5: ­ Safety Scissors / Crystal’s Castle
  • AUG 12: ­ Dream Hike / Goodnight, Sweet Girl
  • AUG 19: ­ Tony Z / The Banshees
  • AUG 26: ­ Ponyrok / Aliquot
  • SEP 2: ­ Deep Club Deejays / Crystal’s Castle
  • SEP 9: ­ Occidental / Bartender In Residence Competition
Goodnight, Sweet Girl: A. Minetta Gould of Ste. Ellie with Alexandra Amaru
The Banshees: ­ Nicole Laurita of Williams & Graham with Christina Andrews
Aliquot: Micah Shanks of Union Lodge #1 with Chris McMahan & Bryce Doty
Crystal’s Castle: Crystal Barrios of The Kitchen with MCA Denver Staff

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Mixed Taste 2016 at the MCA

Mixed Taste 2016

MCA Denver

Event Location: The Holiday Event Center at 2644 W 32nd Ave in Denver

  • Mixed Taste is back at it, this year on Friday nights!
  • Every other Friday from June 10 - August 19
  • 5:30pm: Cash Bar + Happy Hour
  • 6pm: Doors open
  • 6:30pm: Main Event

Mixed Taste: Tag Team Lectures on Unrelated Topics pairs two speakers, who each speak for twenty minutes on two completely unrelated subjects, followed by question and answer on both topics, at the same time. During the first part of the program, no connections are allowed between the topics, during the Q&A anything can happen.
  • JUNE 10: Porcini Mushrooms & the American Ideal: Presented by Pete Marczyk & Adam Lerner
  • JUNE 24: Mad Potters & Urban Mobility: Presented by Kim Dickey & Carlos Hernandez
  • JULY 8: Tomatoes & Leonardo da Vinci - Presented by Carol O’Meara & Claire Farago
  • JULY 22: New Globalist Art & Calorie Chemistry: Presented by Cesar Garcia & Nicola Twilley
  • AUGUST 5: Merle Haggard & the History of Dinner: Presented by Nancy Wadsworth & Molly Watson
  • AUGUST 19: Ukulele & Afrofuturism: Presented by John Nash & Naima Keith
Seating is limited. Buy your tickets in advance or call 303.298.7554
Guarantee your seat with a Mixed Taste Members Only VIP Season Pass only $80


B­-Side Music Thursdays at the MCA

B­-Side Music Thursdays

MCA Denver Rooftop Cafe & Bar

Thursdays: 6­-8pm

Happy Hour: 5­-7pm


B-­Side Thursdays is MCA Denver's summer rooftop music series, presenting the best up and coming Colorado bands and side projects of well known Denver bands and musicians.
  • 6/9 ­ Rob Drabkin
  • 6/16 ­ Mirror Fears / Church Fire
  • 6/23 ­ Evan Holm / King Cardinal
  • 6/30 ­ Bluebook
  • 7/7 ­ What Young Men Do
  • 7/14 ­ Horse Latitudes / Ancient Elk
  • 7/21 ­ Rubedo
  • 7/28 ­ Famethrowah / Roka Hueka
  • 8/4 ­ Megan Fong / Oko Tygra
  • 8/11 ­ Plume Varia / Male Blonding
  • 8/18 ­ Elin Palmer / Chimney Choir
  • 8/25 ­ Chella & The Charm
  • 9/1 ­ Loanword / Milk Blossoms
  • 9/8 ­ Snails and Oysters / DéCollage
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


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

Workshop: Grow Your Own Art Supplies and Eat Them, Too

Grow Your Own Art Supplies and Eat Them, Too with Viviane Le Courtois

Denver Botanic Gardens - Gates Garden Court Gallery

Saturday July 30 from 1-4pm

  • $65; register online
  • Part of the exhibition Raw, Cooked, Fermented: Works by Viviane Le Courtois, on display through July 31
Join Denver Botanic Gardens in a workshop with the artist! Relating to artworks in the exhibit Raw, Cooked, Fermented, Viviane Le Courtois presents the processes of growing, fermenting and cooking plants for use in both for drawing and cooking. This workshop mixes indoor and outdoor growing tips, observational drawing and culinary uses of plant materials.


Denver-based artist Viviane Le Courtois’ work centers on social engagement, often bringing people together around food. Tinged with humor, her self-described “series of experiments” addresses the essence of grown ingredients, the communal nature of eating and the role of chance in everyday life.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206



2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

Spring Distribution: Denver Botanic Gardens, Thursday June 16th from 5:30-7:30pm

Fall Distribution: BMoCA, Thursday October 20th from 5:30 – 7:30pm

  • 2016 CSArt Artists: Pattie Lee Becker, Nanci Erskine, Michelle Fisher, Jordan Knecht, Irene McCray, Julie Puma, Mariana Vieira, Ashely Williams, Kate Woodliff, Mario Zoots
  • http://csartcolorado.org

Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.

CSArt Shareholders subscribe each season to receive 10 works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events twice a year where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists. The works created especially for the season are revealed at each event. Past artworks have included wooden sculpture, encaustic, paintings, photographic prints, and sterling silver spoons.

Becoming a shareholder is a simple way to own a collection of original artwork while supporting your creative community.

Choose a 2016 share and enjoy collecting in person and meeting the artists in person.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80302


Family Saturday Workshops at the Dikeou Collection

Family Saturday Workshops at the Dikeou Collection

Every first Saturday, April - September, 2016

The Dikeou Collection is excited to announce the 2016 Family Saturday Workshop program that will begin on Saturday April 9 from 12-4pm at the Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St, Suite 515. All of the workshops are free to attend, and materials as well as light refreshments will be provided.

Since 2013, the Dikeou Collection has given people of all ages the opportunity to learn more about contemporary art by experimenting with new creative processes through the Family Saturday Workshop program. Each workshop is inspired by the materials, methods, and concepts used by the artists represented in the Dikeou Collection, and includes a tutorial and presentation of the artwork highlighted that month.

The following is a schedule and summary of the workshops that will be offered this April through September 2016:
  • Saturday, April 9: Margaret Lee Monument Construction Workshop at the Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
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Margaret Lee, Think About Tomorrow or Don't, 2007, wood, watercolor, paper.

Margaret Lee's installation Think About Tomorrow or Don't is a scaled-down, wood monument inspired by the Wright Brothers monument from Kitty Hawk, North Carolina commemorating the first sustained flight of Oliver and Wilbur Wright in 1903.

Participants are invited to create a wood replica of their favorite monument, or invent one of their own using small pieces of wood, glue, and paint, and also think about who or what the monument is for and what it means to them. This workshop will take about 1.5 hours to complete.
  • Saturday, May 7: Joshua Abelow Pattern and Color Theory Workshop at the Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
Joshua Abelow, Call Me Abstract, 2013, oil on burlap.

A balance of geometry, color, and symbols characterizes Joshua Abelow's abstract paintings. Abelow says, "My work is a kind of abstract, autobiographical storytelling. I use text, figuration, and geometric abstraction to piece together different narratives that are interconnected." His series of small paintings on canvas titled Call Me Abstract depicts his phone number painted in a repetitive pattern over a brown and yellow geometric background.

For this workshop, participants will create their own mini-series of works on paper inspired by Abelow's use of color, pattern, and symbols. The workshop will begin with a brief introduction to the color wheel to gain familiarity with basic color theory and how color can be used to affect pattern and shape in surprising ways. Colored paper will be used to create a geometric patterned background for the series with common designs/symbols like numbers, letters, and other simple motifs, used for their visual not literal value, painted on top. This process is repeated to create three more works on paper using different color or pattern schemes.

  • Saturday, June 4: Paul Ramirez Jonas Music/Sound Art Workshop at the Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
Paul Ramirez Jonas, Pause/Play, 2000, and His Truth Goes Marching On, 1993.

Paul Ramirez Jonas used everyday objects like coffee cans and water bottles to create the instruments in his Pause/Play and His Truth Goes Marching On musical artworks. In His Truth Goes Marching On Ramirez Jonas filled each bottle with a different amount of water to create different tones of sound. With Pause/Play an air pressurized hose signals the various instruments to play.

Participants in this workshop will create their own musical instrument with materials that can be found around the home like bottles, nutshells, combs and cups to create alternative ways of making, playing and listening to music.
  • Saturday, July 2: Chris Johanson Paper Mache Workshop Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
Chris Johanson, mountain/fortress, 2001, paper, acrylic paint, wood, and glue dimensions variable.

Chris Johanson's work mountain/fortress invites the audience to think about how scale and material influence what certain objects represent. Using a fortune cookie-like quote inscribed on the side of a miniature mountain, Johanson questions what is solid, utilitarian or even useable if the scale is offset.

In this workshop, participants will create their own miniature-sized mountains and fortresses. A model made out of wire provides the foundation for the models, which will then be layered with paper mache and painted.

  • Saturday, August 6: Chris Gilmour Cardboard Construction Workshop at the Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm  
Chris Gilmour, Ford, 2006, cardboard and glue.

Artist Chris Gilmour transforms cardboard into amazing objects like cars, pianos, cameras, and even people and cities. In his 2006 work entitled Ford, Gilmour contrasts the macho, hyper-masculine design of sturdy American-built cars, to a utilitarian, easily accessible material like cardboard.

Participants will utilize cardboard scraps to create something unexpected with this ordinary material.

  • Saturday, September 3: Vik Muniz Non-Traditional Masterpiece Workshop at the Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
Vik Muniz, Milan (Last Supper), cibachrome, 3 panels.

Vik Muniz's Milan (Last Supper), is an enlarged photograph of a recognizable scene from art history which he has carefully drawn with chocolate. After photographing his masterpiece, he licks his "plate" clean creating space for the next creation.

Participants are given a choice of famous masterworks to replicate and can do so in a variety of methods that Vik has utilized. Colored sand, hole punch circles, shredded magazines and newspaper, small craft gems, puzzle pieces, and cloth, are applied to a famous masterpiece line drawing. There will be the option to mount the creation on chipboard or take a photograph of the piece, like Vik did with his chocolate painting.


The Dikeou Collection is a Contemporary Art Collection in Downtown Denver that was established in 1998 by siblings, Devon Dikeou and Pany Dikeou. Operating as an extension of New York publication, zingmagazine, the Dikeou Collection features work of approximately 30 international artists. Devon Dikeou is an artist herself, the founder, editor, and publisher of zingmagazine, as well as a collector. Her interest in the platform of exchange between collector, artist, viewing context-museum, collection, gallery, magazine, and viewer engendered her artistic practice, zingmagazine, and the formation of the Dikeou Collection.

The Dikeou Collection
1615 California St, Suite 515
Denver, CO 80202


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.


Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

(left) Buntport Theater leads a detour at Untitled: Second Life
(right) Visitors get creative at Untitled: Chain Reaction

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

“Untitled Final Fridays are created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult programs. “The program serves as a platform for artists to share their work, be inspired by the museum and activate our collections. Untitled events are designed for individuals looking for an offbeat art experience. It’s a place where people interested in arts and culture can be part of Denver’s active creative ecosystem together.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects and tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats.

Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

A preview of the 2016 Untitled Final Fridays season line up follows:

Untitled: Family Matters
Jan. 29, 6–10 p.m.
The Untitled season kicks off with a look at traditions, skills and stories passed down through the generations.

Untitled: Homegrown
Feb. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Find out why there’s no place like home as you dig into Denver and traverse the local landscape.

Untitled: Risky Business
March 25, 6–10 p.m.
Throw caution to the wind and dive into dicey situations and downright dangerous occupations.

Untitled: Show Down
April 29, 6–10 p.m.
Suit up for a Samurai spectacular with a night of face-offs, heroic tales and victorious orchestrations.

Untitled: Rising Sun
May 27, 6–10 p.m.
Celebrate Japanese culture past and present in a creative extravaganza produced by Andrew Novick.

Untitled: Power House
June 24, 6–10 p.m.
Be part of the action with a focus on female artists and architectural interventions.

Untitled: In-Sync
July 29, 6–10 p.m.
Gather your crew and band together for a night of synchronized moves and creative collaborations.

Untitled: Center Stage
Aug. 26, 6–10 p.m.
Soak up the spotlight and strut your stuff with dance-offs, divas and artistic showstoppers.

Untitled: Stop Motion
Sept. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Untitled winds down with a final look at dance, photography and artworks expressing time.

Untitled: Glory Days
Oct. 28, 6–10 p.m.
Roll back the clock to the glory of the Renaissance and be part of a creative-in-residence mega-reunion.

Untitled Final Fridays Vocabulary: A quick look at events that occur at Untitled.

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 Final Friday 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. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

Off the Record: DAM staff dish on behind-the-scenes stories about the collections.

Untitled Final Friday events are included in general museum admission and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site. Youth 18 and under receive free general admission.

Untitled is presented by your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204



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

4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm


Gilpin County Colorado: The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 19-20, 2015, 11am-5pm, with a Meet the Artists Preview Night on Thursday September 10th at the Gilpin County Library, 15131 CO-119, Black Hawk, CO 80422, from 6 to 7:30pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County that coincides with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your day in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople who exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 4th and most exciting year to date. There are more artists participating than in previous years with a wider array of styles, including painters, photographers, mosaic and collage artists, ceramic artists, sculptors in multiple media, fiber and glass.

The Gilpin Clay Studio is a teaching studio housed in the Gilpin Rec Center where staff and students make a variety of functional and decorative clay work. Make sure to pick up a class schedule and visit the sculpture garden at this stop! The Gilpin Arts Association is housed in Washington Hall; a National Historic Site built in 1862 across from the historic Central City Opera House. The history, architecture and art are something not to miss. The Central City Visitors Center Gallery is a showcase gallery for the Gilpin Arts Association and is just down the street from Washington Hall.

The Gilpin County Library Art Salon will only be open on Saturday for the tour, but you can see samples of each artist’s work during normal business hours starting on September 9th and continuing to the end of the month.

Meet the Artists Night will be held at the Library on Thursday September 10th from 6 to 7:30p with live music and refreshments. This event is a great opportunity to preview samples of the work seen on the tour and meet many of the artists as well.

The 4th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! 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 www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit www. GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.

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