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RedLine Call for Proposals: Socially Engaged Art Projects

Play Space Socially Engaged Art Projects: Request for Proposals


Entries due by Friday May 8th, 2015


RedLine is now accepting artist proposals for socially engaged art projects to be completed in collaboration with Denver Five Points Neighborhood children and families during the summer of 2015. In 2015, RedLine is focusing its yearly exhibition and programming schedule on the theme of Play. Through the Play Space project, RedLine aims to activate Mestizo-Curtis Park in the Five Points Neighborhood through artist exchange and creative play. RedLine seeks artists to design innovative socially engaged art projects that will involve neighborhood children and families in creative play during weekly sessions in the park. Three projects will be chosen. Within the scope of their project, artists will be required to engage community children and families in creative play during four weekly 1 ½ hour sessions. RedLine volunteers and staff will be available to provide support during creative play interactions with families.  

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


Call for Entries: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art

Entries due by Monday June 8th, 2015

For more details & to apply: http://maiwyn.com/callforentry

  • Juror: Collin Parson, Exhibition Manager & Curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
  • Exhibition dates: July 3 – August 1, 2015

This is a national call for entry open to visual artists working in any media. Located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive, Mai Wyn Fine Art has emerged as an incubator for both emerging and established talent. With an elegant yet modest exhibition space of only 500 sq ft, a very limited number of works will be selected for inclusion in this show. However one artist is awarded "best of show" and receives a solo exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art in 2016. To be considered for the 2016 solo exhibition, applicants must provide a website or portfolio link documenting the scope of their work. Please visit the call for entry website below for additional details, some restrictions apply.

JUROR Collin Parson is the Exhibition Manager & Curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Arvada, Colorado putting together notable shows like Art of The State and Unbound: Sculpture in the Field. At the forefront of Denver's exploding art scene, Parson has juried exhibitions at Redline and Colorado Mesa University as well as the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.


Lowbrow Grand Re-Opening

Lowbrow's Big Day!

WHO: Lowbrow

WHAT: Is Moving

WHERE: To 38 Broadway

WHEN: Grand Opening May 1st, 2015!!

WHY: We're going to be even bigger and better then before!!


  • The party is Friday, May 1, from 7-10pm

Hey! We're moving! It's going to be soooo great! Join us for our Grand Opening at the new digs May 1st! Which also happens to be First Friday!

For our first show in the new space, we're excited to present "Family Vacation... UGHHH" featuring the amazing mini dioramas of Becky Wareing Steele (aka becky's buttons ,for more information on her work, check out the exhibition event here!)

We'll also have live fire eaters and juggling! Actually there won't be fire eaters and jugglers but that would be super cool right? But we WILL have really exciting raffles and give-aways through-out the night! As always, there will be grown up drinks, for the grown ups of course, and maybe a juice box or two for the children/ourselves also.

So we'll see you there, right? Right.

38 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203


Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Kenneth Josephson

Anderman Photography Lecture Series: Kenneth Josephson

Denver Art Museum Sharp Auditorium (Hamilton Building)

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:00pm

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Lecture tickets are $5 for students, $10 for DAM members and CPAC members, $15 for general admission
Image credit:  Kenneth Josephson, Stockholm, 1967 © Kenneth Josephson; Courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery 

Photography itself is the primary subject of Kenneth Josephson’s work. From early in his career, he would raise questions about the history and theory of the medium that would later become predominant in cultural criticism. His interest in the ways the camera manipulates what we see—how it abstracts space, compresses three dimensions into two, divorces subjects from their context, and arrests time and motion—draws attention to the act of making a photograph and what that implies. Yet Josephson addresses these intellectual concerns through witty, visual puzzles that make clear the conundrum of the medium: while a photograph implies reality, what is presented in a picture is substantially different than the world around us.
Josephson’s photography is notable for the recurrence of several significant ideas and subjects throughout his work: an interest in found or constructed marks in the landscape, multiple images (whether through exposure, placement of pictures within pictures, or collaging), effects created by scale and camera placement, and his own intervention into the photograph. By acknowledging the world outside the edges of the photograph and revealing more than the eye can perceive, Josephson emphasizes that making a picture is both an intellectual and a creative act.
Born in 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, Josephson studied with Minor White and Beaumont Newhall at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Aaron Siskind and Henry Callahan at the Institute of Design. In 1961, he became the first professor of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago where he would continue an academic affiliation until 1997. He was instrumental in the founding of the Society of Photographic Education in 1963. A retrospective catalog of Josephson’s work is forthcoming from the University of Texas press in 2016. The Anderman Photography Lecture Series presents quarterly talks by the preeminent creators and thinkers in photography today. Series funding is generously provided by Evan and Elizabeth Anderman.

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



WorldWide Pinhole Photography Day 2015

WorldWide Pinhole Photography Day

Sunday, April 26, 2015 Denver Event Postponed due to Weather (stay tuned for new date: http://cpacphoto.org)

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

  • Sponsored by Colorado Photographic Arts Center and Tilt Shift
  • Session 1: 12:30-2:30pm
  • Session 2: 2:30-4:30pm
  • $10 CPAC & Students w/ ID; $20 General; Youth under 12 free
  • Drop-ins Welcome!
Image Credit: Ashlae Shepler
Image Credit: Ashlae Shepler

In celebration of WorldWide Pinhole Day (WPPD), CPAC and Tilt Shift presents a family-friendly pinhole workshop at the historic campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. This is a camera-building, photo-taking, and print-developing event to celebrate and create one-of-a-kind images that will be shown online.

Make your own Camera (optional)

Make your own pinhole camera! Ashlae Shepler, founder of Tilt Shift and pinhole-camera master, will teach the basics of making a pinhole camera. Bring an object to assemble your own! Soda cans, cereal boxes, and oatmeal cans are good choices. Have something unique you want to convert into a camera? Bring it on!

Shoot & Print

Aim your camera and print your picture in a traditional darkroom. Have a pinhole camera? Join the fun – come shoot and print with us. Volunteers and instructors will be available to help you through the process. Wear an apron or shirt that can get wet.

Go Inside a Camera

Experience what it is like to be INSIDE a pinhole camera. Heather Oelklaus and her pinhole camera truck, Little Miss Sunshine, will give participants a tour of this unique camera and explain the magic of pinhole photography. Watch the video of her famous truck and see her image gallery here!

Share your unique pinhole images

Join thousands of participants around the globe! We will be scanning and uploading your images to share with pinhole enthusiasts around the world.

Philip J. Steele Gallery
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
1600 Pierce Street
Lakewood, CO 80214


Call for Entries: 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” at Niza Knoll

Call for Entries: 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” Juried Show

Niza Knoll Gallery

Deadline for entry: Friday June 5, 2015

  • Juried by Aliki McCain
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Niza Knoll Gallery is requesting art submissions for the 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” Juried Show. Artists are asked to submit original works in any medium depicting the dog. This year’s call will be juried online via callforentry.org and is open to artist from anywhere in the United States. Deadlines and other important dates are as follows:
  • Deadline for entry: June 5, 2015
  • Announcement of accepted work: June 13, 2015
  • Deadline for accepted art delivered by shipper to arrive at the gallery: July 10, 2015
  • Exhibit Dates: July 17 - August 22, 2015
  • Opening and Artists Reception: Friday, July 17, 5-8 pm
  • Closing date: August 22, 2015
A more detailed prospectus can be found at www.nizaknollgallery.com and all entries must be submitted through www.callforentry.org. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for $35.

The exhibit will be juried by Aliki McCain. McCain oversaw the running of ArtHaus Gallery for four years. She obtained her Masters of Fine Art and her Bachelors in Art History at University of California Irvine. She is interested in the human condition and examines these relationships in her work. As a photo realist drawer, she currently challenges herself to see things abstractly and solve problems as they occur organically in the painting process.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating it’s fifth year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery is located in the historic Art District on Santa Fe and hosts first and third Friday events, monthly salons, private concerts and guest speakers. Past exhibits have included unusual artist pairings, outsider art, collaborative work, thought provoking thematic exhibits, artists using non- traditional media. Gallery owner and multi-disciplinary artist Niza Knoll received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. The gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-9 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information visit www.nizaknollgallery.com or contact Niza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-953-1789.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Call for Entries: Black & White at CORE New Art Space

Call for Entries: Black & White at CORE New Art Space

Deadline for entry is Sunday, May 3, 2015

  • All media accepted with the theme of black and white including painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, printmaking and photography
  • Exhibition dates: May 7 - 24, 2015
  • Guest juror: Rebecca Vaughan, education coordinator for the Art Students League

  • Bring actual artwork to CORE during gallery hours, between April 16 - May 3 for jurying.
  • $10/entry, no entry limit
  • CORE retains 30% commission on works sold. Artwork does not have to be for sale
  • Works must be ready to hang (wired, no sawtooth hangers) and dry
  • Opening reception for artists is Friday, May 8th from 6 - 9 p.m. Refreshments served.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm


Call for Artists: 4th annual INSPIRE show: “Wonders of Nature”

Call for Artists: 4th annual INSPIRE show: “Wonders of Nature”

40 West Arts

Deadline May 1, 2015

  • http://www.40westarts.org/Call_for_Entries.html
  • Exhibition: June 5th – July 11th

Join 40 West Arts for our 4th annual INSPIRE show: “Wonders of Nature”: an arts exhibition celebrating the colors and textures of the natural world—from landscapes and wildlife to galactic grandeur and microscopic mysteries. The natural world has always been an inspiration to artists. Whether through literal interpretation, impressionism or abstract, the beauty of nature and her exquisite landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes spark our creativity and stir our spirits. As Albert Einstein said, “Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better.” We invite visual artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, etc.—to use their artist’s eye to capture nature’s majesty. Join us for this exhibition and inspire us with your vision of nature!

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St
Lakewood, CO 80214 Tue-Sat: 1-4pm


Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum

Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum


On behalf of the Board of Directors of PlatteForum, we would like to congratulate and thank our Artistic/Founding Director Judy Anderson who will retire from PlatteForum on June 1, 2015. Her vision and leadership expanded and enriched the cultural community in The City and County of Denver by introducing/creating the first non-profit artist residency in Denver.

Anderson states: “For the past twelve and a half years, it has been my honor to lead PlatteForum as the founder and artistic director. As I retire from PlatteForum, I am excited to return to my studio and projects that have been germinating the past few years, and am excited about this new chapter at PlatteForum as we search for a new artistic director.”

Under Anderson’s guidance, more than 80 artists from around the world participated in the residency program and shared their passions with youth who have little-to-no access to learning through art. Anderson moved to Denver in 2002 and, along with East West Partner’s Mark Smith, co-founded PlatteForum to address diminishing access to the arts in public schools and to provide a place for artists to have the time and support to create new work. Believing that the arts are a means to develop a vibrant community of healthy, compassionate, and innovative people, these two visionaries created a place where underserved youth could interact with professional artists participating in one of the first community-engaged urban artist-in-residence programs in the United States. PlatteForum’s significance was quickly realized by the city and, in their fourth year, it was awarded the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, followed in 2011 by National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

Mark Smith, Founding Board Chair and Partner, East West Partners: “Judy has been the driving force behind PlatteForum from its inception—from an idea to the successful organization it is today. Under her leadership, it has developed into a unique model for both artists and underserved youth. PlatteForum is well poised to grow and prosper because of Judy’s dedication and commitment to the arts and education.“

Jerry Barnett, Board Chair: "As a former educator in the arts, I am truly honored to be the board chair of PlatteForum. The amazing success of the artist-in-residence program and the excitement of young students as they discover their own creativity, their own voice, and build self-confidence is a source of pride for our community. With Judy's guidance moving forward, we will find a passionate new artistic director and set the stage for the next chapter of this beloved organization.

Connie Robertson, Past Board Chair: It was my pleasure to serve as PlatteForum board chair while Judy was at the artistic helm. Invigorating and inspirational to watch, Judy guided the direction of PlatteForum, influenced the artists who were in residence, nurtured the creativity of the youth, and changed the Denver cultural community. Smart, talented, creative and visionary, she will be missed at PlatteForum, but has positioned the organization for the next step in their evolution…and you can bet we will hear from Judy, the artist.”

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment



Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

Joel Shapiro's “For Jennifer” outside the Clyfford Still Museum - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org

Any trip to Denver for the arts enthusiast will of course include time at the Denver Art Museum, however there is much to see beyond the DAM when it comes to the local art scene. Here is Ken Hamel of DenverArts.org’s list of the Mile High City’s top destinations for the visual arts.
  • The Clyfford Still Museum - Clyfford Still is an icon of the NY School and his works are prominently displayed in America’s finest institutions including NY and SF MOMA, the Hirschhorn and the Met, but it’s Denver that is home to the world’s largest collection of Still’s work, bequeathed to the city in exchange for hosting the collection in the outstanding Brad Cloepfil designed Clyfford Still Museum, , which surpasses the nearby Daniel Libeskind designed DAM extension as the finest museum building in Denver
  • Golden Triangle Galleries - the area around the DAM fits neatly into a triangle bounded by Colfax, Speer and Broadway, and there are several fine galleries within easy walking distance of the DAM including Goodwin Fine Art, Walker Fine Art, Sandra Phillips Gallery and William Havu Gallery
  • The Kirkland Museum - Denver artist Vance Kirkland’s work runs the gamut from landscape to surrealism to Op Art, and while the Kirkland Museum highlights the artist’s vast output, it is also home to a broad cross-section of historical Colorado artists from the last century to present, as well as an outstanding collection of 20th century design
  • RedLine - Hosting an excellent year round slate of contemporary exhibitions in addition to dozens of artist studios, RedLine is perhaps Denver’s most important artist residency program with alumni populating local galleries and arts institutions
  • River North aka RiNo - North of RedLine is the RiNo neighborhood, an old warehouse district that while fast becoming a hotspot for new bars and restaurants (including a purveyor of fine Kombucha), is also the longtime home of several excellent gallery and co-op spaces including the co-located Rule and Hinterland spaces, Ironton, the Dry Ice Factory and the Pattern Shop Studio. Be sure to check out The Source as well, a converted warehouse that is home to Svper Ordinary Gallery and several fine dining and drinking spots
  • LoDo - Take in a bit of Denver’s history in the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood which is home to the recently restored Union Station and Coors Field, as well as 2 of Denver’s top galleries, Robischon and David B. Smith and the must see Museum of Contemporary Art Denver designed by David Adjaye
  • Lower Broadway - south of the DAM on lower Broadway you’ll find several excellent restaurants in addition to a hipsters paradise of bars, coffee shops, boutiques, and one of Denver’s most ambitious contemporary art spaces Gildar Gallery; head another mile south to “Broadsterdam,” the area of Broadway south of Mississippi St., home to a wealth of antique stores and the world’s most concentrated strip of legal pot shops
  • Co-ops - Denver’s co-op gallery scene--artist run exhibition spaces fueled by a broad spectrum of full and part time participants--spans the Santa Fe Arts District (Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Avenues) and the Navajo Arts District (37th and Navajo west of LoDo); while First Friday festivities are the Santa Fe District’s claim to fame, the Navajo District is hopping most every Friday night and is home to one of Denver’s oldest and most prestigious co-ops Pirate Contemporary Art as well as Edge, Next and Zip 37 galleries
Ken Hamel is the director of DenverArts.org, a local organization supporting the visual arts in Denver. Be sure to check out DenverArts.org for the latest arts events in and around Denver.

Clyfford Still Museum
1250 Bannock Street
Denver, CO

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1311 Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203
Tue-Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5

The Sandra Phillips Gallery
420 West 12th Ave. (12th & Elati)
Denver, CO 80204
Tue - Sat: 12:30 - 5:00 PM

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204

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

Rule Gallery
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205

3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

Denver, CO 80205

SVPER ORDINARY Gallery + Retail Space
at The Source Marketplace
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80205

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tue-Sat: 11:00-6:00

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment

Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists

The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists


Artists in all arts and crafts media are sought to join a non-profit co-op, Colorado Mountain Art Gallery, in Georgetown, Colorado, hosted by the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Prime location, good sales, open year round. For details, please call 303.674.0056 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Art Entries @ Good Thieves Press

Call for Art Entries @ Good Thieves Press

Robot^3 (robot cubed): Third Annual Robot Art Show

Entries due by May 20th, 2015


Show Duration: May 30 – June 19, 2015
5.20.15 – All entries due by midnight (digital submissions only)
5.22.15 – Notifications sent
5.23.15 – Art delivered to gallery, 2-8p
5.30.15 – Opening Reception, 5-10p
6.13.15 – Open hours, 1-5p
6.19.15 – Closing Reception, 5-10p
6.20.15 – Art pick up, 2-5p
Additional gallery hours by appointment

Good Thieves Press is happy to announce Robot^3, our 3rd annual Robot Art Show!

Technology has infiltrated our lives, getting through the day without feeling its impact has become impossible. And so, we want your Robot Art! Use any medium to show us your unique interpretation of how technology has impacted your life-- for better or for worse. The machines are alive!

Artwork does not need to be robot specific, the theme is open to interpretation—how has technology impacted humanity?

$10 entry fee for each submission with 3 maximum submissions per person. Open to ALL MEDIUMS with no set size restrictions, as long as your work can easily fit through the gallery door. All work must be sturdy, wire ready to hang, and/or ready to install in the gallery. Video, sound and outdoor installations will also be considered, you will need to provide your own equipment.

Digital submissions ONLY.

Sponsored by: jb accountants, llc, "Accounting, bookkeeping, taxes-- we make it easy!"

Good Thieves Press
2045 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205


Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center

Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center

Inner City Health Center (ICHC) is accepting proposals for artwork. ICHC is a faith-based health care home for underserved and unisured individuals where consistent, high quality treatment is provided in an atmosphere of genuine respect. We express our faith by providing compassionate healthcare for those in need through our deep concern for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

The artwork should reflect the mission of the clinic as well as th ethnic diversity of our patients. The art will be placed in ICHC’s medical and dental waiting rooms, and building hallways. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists.

Your submission package must include:
  • Statement of Interest that briefly outlines your interest in this project and how your art work will enhance our environment and reflect our mission
  • Resume outlining your accomplishments
  • Samples of your artwork
Please sent your submit your package to:

Inner City Health Center
3800 York Street
Denver, CO 80205
Attention: Cheryl Simmons


For over 30 years, Inner City Health Center(ICHC) has been a vital resource to the community with over 400,000 patient visits. ICHC exists to provide quality, comprehensive care for metro Denver’s uninsured and underserved. We use a comprehensive care model that integrates medical, dental and counseling services to address the needs of the whole person and whole family all in one location. Last year, ICHC grew to 22,400 patient visits due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid. Today, just as it was at its creation, ICHC continues to serve those who are in the most need with respect and compassion.


Feminism & Co. 2015 at the MCA

Feminism & Co. 2015

MCA Denver

Every Thursday, April 2 through April 23, 2015

  • 6:30PM Reception, 7PM Program
  • Tickets $10 / $5 members
MCA FemCo Page

Feminism & Co. is a weekly lecture series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver that explores contemporary culture through issues relating to women and gender. With film screenings, creative performances, lectures and panel discussions, these events address women’s (and men’s) complicated relationship to art, politics and sexuality.

Star Chefs
Thursday, April 2 7PM–8:30P
Denver is experiencing a culinary golden age dining, and some of the best chefs on the scene are women. Join Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja, Yasmin Lozada-Hissom, Dana Rodriguez of Work & Class, and Elise Wiggins of Panzano for a conversation about women’s connections to the business of food. Moderated by University of Colorado Denver professor Nicky Beer, the evening features samples of the chefs’ specialties.

Infidelity: New Perspectives
Thursday, April 9 7PM–8:30PM
What percentage of married women are adulterous? How many will admit it? Do emotional affairs really count as cheating? Join us for a frank discussion on the ins and outs of infidelity. Psychologist Beth Allen discusses her research on the impact of cheating on marriages; family lawyer Marte Timmers weighs in with a legal perspective; and professor of media studies Brian Ott discusses contemporary depictions of infidelity in film and television.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Saturday, April 11 NOON–5PM
Ever looked at a Wikipedia page and thought something is missing? Learn how to edit Wikipedia while improving current entries on women and feminist art and culture. Volunteer Wikipedians will also be present to provide support and instruction. Bring your own laptop if possible.

Married to the Military
Thursday, April 16 7PM–8:30PM
Women now make up over fifteen percent of US Armed Forces, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story of the remarkable sea change women have seen in their relationship to the military in the last fifteen years. Helen Thorpe, author of Soldier Girls, will jumpstart a dynamic discussion with Angie Ricketts, author of No Man’s War, and Warrant Officer Jaclyn Scott about women’s roles as active duty soldiers, reservists, and wives.

Big Woman
Thursday, April 23 7PM–8:30PM
Poet and performer Andrea Moore chews the fat about bigness, body image, and the female experience in this cabaret-style performance about what it means to be an unapologetically large woman living in America.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


Liz Hickok RiNo Mural

Large-scale Liz Hickok mural brings new life to vacant RiNo building

  • On view at 3357 Downing Street in Denver
  • Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos are on view through April 4th 2015 at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC)
photo courtesy of Michael Warren Contemporary

(from the press release)

A large, captivating photomural by artist Liz Hickok has been installed on the windows of a vacant RiNo building at Downing and 34th streets. The image, entitled Preternatural, is part of a new body of work from the San Francisco artist, who used a liquid crystal solution to create miniature worlds where both natural and urban environments were overgrown by strange formations. She then photographed these formations, magnifying them to accentuate their crystal structure and vibrant detail.

While Hickok was preparing for an exhibition at Michael Warren Contemporary (MWC), in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe, she began planning how she might execute a long-standing goal: to insert her otherworldly imagery into large-scale public settings. The fact that her show was to coincide with Month of Photography Denver provided the ideal setting. “With this piece, I hope people imagine something magical and surreal is going on inside the building – that my imagery enhances the cityscape and becomes a part of the neighborhood,” says Hickok.

Working with Mark Sink, founder of Month of Photography Denver and The Big Picture program, Hickok mocked-up examples of how her work might look on large exterior building walls. This innovation appealed to Jorgen Jensen and Amy Harmon of Urban Market Partners (UMP), who jumped at the opportunity to let Hickok use one of UMP’s properties for her newest creation. The collaboration, which also included Gary Reed, of Reed Art and Imaging, realizes a hope that art can reach neighborhoods and populations that might otherwise be overlooked.

Liz Hickok’s mural will be on view for an extended period of time at 3357 Downing Street in Denver. Liz Hickok’s photographs and time-lapse videos of her crystal formations are on view through April 4th at MWC.

Michael Warren Contemporary is located in the heart of the Art District at 760 Santa Fe Drive. The gallery presents contemporary artwork with emphasis on materials and process. Additionally, MWC showcases artwork from the van Straaten Gallery and Riverhouse Editions, consigned collections of fine art prints.

Reed Art & Imaging provides photography and digital art printing services. Established in 1976, Reed Art & Imaging is committed to the highest standards of professional quality and service in conventional photo film processing / film developing and photography, as well as, state-of-the-art digital imaging, giclée printing and photo printing technologies.

Urban Market Partners is a full service real estate group building partnerships to implement progressive development projects. UMP’s portfolio is specific to the Urban Planning, cultural and market development initiatives in Denver's Urban Core.


New American Paintings: 2015 Western Competition

New American Paintings: 2015 Western Competition

Deadline: Thursday April 30th 2015

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

  • Juror: Evan Garza, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

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
  • Now accepting entries from: AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY
  • The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2015 edition of New American Paintings
  • All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional
  • For more details, visit: http://www.newamericanpaintings.com/competitions.html
  • Questions? Call 617.778.5265

Denver's Month of Photography 2015

Month of Photography: March 2015

A Month Long Celebration of Photography

Various Locations Throughout the Metro Denver Area

Details: http://www.mopdenver.com

Month of Photography Denver Curator Mark Sink - photo by Ken Hamel/DenverArts.org


Spring 2015 Logan Lectures at the DAM

Spring 2015 Logan Lecture Series

Denver Art Museum: Sharp Auditorium, Hamilton Building

Doors open at 5:30 pm, lecture at 6 pm

  • Sponsored by Vicki and Kent Logan and DAM Contemporaries, a DAM support group
  • Tickets are $8 students and volunteers, $12 DAMC members and artists, $15 DAM members, $18 nonmembers
  • Purchase tickets online or call 720-913-0130
  • Series package is available: $35 DAMC members, $48 DAM members, $60 nonmembers
  • After each lecture, join DAM Contemporaries for a reception with the speaker at MAD Wine Bar, across Martin Plaza from the Hamilton Building 
Limited edition serigraph designed and printed by InkLounge.com

"We know there is something special about the West. Whether it’s the wide-open spaces, the character of light, or simply an attitude, there is something special that affects what happens here. This series of Logan Lectures highlights artists who live in the West. Though their work is varied, each of these artists engages directly with his or her environment."

Gwen Chanzit, Curator - Department of Modern & Contemporary Art
  • Jim Green: Wednesday March 11, 6 pm
Denverites love Colorado artist Jim Green for his audial interventions that are installed around town. His Soundwalk, on the 1500 block of Curtis Street; Laughing Escalator, at Denver’s Convention Center; and the Singing Sinks, in the DAM’s North Building, are among his most popular local works, and some of the most beloved public installations in Denver. Green has earned national recognition, including two NEA grants and airtime on NPR, for his innovative use of sound to enliven public space.
  • Ben Jackel: Wednesday April 8, 6 pm
Colorado native Ben Jackel is storming the art world from Los Angeles with an arsenal of weapons that he’s made from clay and wood. The artist’s enormous halberd and an austere medieval helmet are on display at the DAM this spring on level 4 of the Hamilton Building. Weapons and equipment such as fire hoses and extinguishers fascinate Jackel both as aesthetic objects and because of their association with violence or disaster. Doors open at 5:30 pm, lecture at 6 pm (new time)
  • Robert Irwin: Wednesday April 29, 6 pm
Associated with the Southern California-centered Light and Space movement, Robert Irwin pioneered the use of light as a primary medium. His “site-conditional” works—from the scrim installations he made in the 1970s, to more recent architecture and landscape projects, such as Dia: Beacon’s building and grounds—call attention to light and perception. Irwin was the first artist to receive the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur “Genius” Award, in 1984.
  • Virgil Ortiz: Wednesday May 13, 6 pm
Cochiti Pueblo native Virgil Ortiz is a contemporary ceramist, painter, designer of fashion and home interiors, and storyteller. The grandson and son of noted Pueblo potters, he grew up making ceramics in the Pueblo tradition, but his practice has expanded well beyond clay. Representations of Pueblo art and history dominate Ortiz’s work. A subject that has particular meaning for him is the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. He says, “I want to pay tribute to our great leader Po’pay and ancestors that lived and walked on our lands, and respect that their spirit will live on through me.” An immersive exhibition, Revolt 1680/2180: Virgil Ortiz, featuring his figurative ceramics and design work, opens at the DAM on May 17, 2015.

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



Call for Artists: Summerfest 2015

Call for Artists: Summerfest 2015

July 18 and 19, 2015, 10am-5pm

Artists Apply by May 15, 2015


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.

With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest provides fun for all ages. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area.


click! Photography Walks in Downtown Colorado Springs

click! Photography Walks in downtown Colorado Springs

  • 3rd Thursday each month at noon: February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2015
  • http://www.downtowncs.com/tours
Self Portrait by Bryan Oller

Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs announces click! Photography Walks, offering a new way to explore downtown Colorado Springs—from behind the lens.

Join acclaimed photojournalist Bryan Oller for monthly lunchtime photography walks. The architecture, people, and events of downtown Colorado Springs offer ideal and ever-changing photo shoot options. Oller will highlight different locations and topics each month, and will offer photography tips along the way.

Currently the Staff Photographer for Colorado College Communications, Oller served as a staff photographer for The Gazette, and then worked as a freelance photographer with work produced for The Independent, The Denver Post, the Associated Press, and Reuters. Oller has been assigned to cover events such as the Colorado floods and forest fires, Hurricane Katrina, Denver’s Democratic National Convention, and local presidential visits.

The hour-long walks will be held monthly on the 3rd Thursday each month at noon. 2015 click! Photography Walks will take place on the following dates in 2015: February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, and December 17, 2015.

All levels of photography and camera types are welcome. Participants should bring their own camera. Tours will meet outside the South Tower entrance to Plaza of the Rockies, at 121 S. Tejon Street. Price for the walk is $5 (cash only, and free for Downtown Partnership members—call 719 886.0088 for membership/discount details). No reservations required, and walks happen in all types of weather, rain or shine.

click! Photography Walks are part of the Core Culture walking tour series presented by Downtown Colorado Springs. Support comes in part from Colorado Creative Industries, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Boettcher Foundation as part of downtown’s Creative District programming. More information is available online at www.downtowncs.com/tours.


Weekly Drawing Workshop at RedLine

Non-Instructive Figure Drawing Workshop


Every Monday from 6:30-9:30pm

redline mondays
RedLine is proud to introduce a non-instructive figure workshop that is open to all media 

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


Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

  • February's theme is Architecture & The Built Environment


Mountain High Appliance is excited to support our community by opening the Louisville showroom as a gallery space for local artists of all mediums (2D and 3D) ages 15 years and up!

Mountain High Appliance is Colorado's premier appliance showroom with state of the art appliances displayed in 14 designer kitchens. This is a great opportunity to display your artwork in a high-traffic, professional setting to get the exposure your art deserves for FREE. Pieces can be listed for sale, and we do not take commission. We will accept cash and check sales only from buyers of your work(s).

• All art mediums will be considered but must be appropriate for a retail setting; no works depicting violence, nudity, or profanity will be accepted and we reserve the right to refuse any art at our discretion.
• Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces and they will be displayed for 30 days.
• Hanging items must be professionally framed with wire hanger.
• Artists are responsible for drop off and pick-up of all pieces to the Louisville showroom. Receiving: 3 days prior to the 1st day of your display month from 8am - 10am and 4pm -- 6pm only. Pick up: Must be within 7 days after the display month has ended during our regular business hours. Pieces left beyond 7 days will be donated to local charity for fundraising. No exceptions.
• There will be a 4 month waiting period between showings of any individual artist.

Please send JPG or PDF images of the work to be considered with dimensions to tasia (at ) mountainhighappliance (dot) com. Artists that are chosen for display will be contacted directly.

No phone calls please.

Tasia VanderVegt
Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine Street
Louisvile, CO 80027
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