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Call for Entries: Springs Surreal at the CSFAC

Call for Entries: Springs Surreal at the CSFAC

Guest Juror: Collin Parson

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Springs Surreal is a group show organized by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to coincide with the exhibition of three René Magritte paintings from a private collection and a selection of Surrealist works by various artists to be borrowed from several local collections. 

The exhibition will be on display in the 2nd floor galleries of the FAC from Oct. 24, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016. This group show will include 5-8 Pikes Peak region-based artists, half of which will be invited by FAC curators Joy Armstrong and Blake Milteer and the other half will be chosen by juror Collin Parson, based on submissions to this call for entries. Artists are required to submit 6-10 examples of work made with knowledge and understanding of classic Surrealist concepts and imagery, as well as clear articulation of the artist’s contemporary vision. In addition to these images, applicants are asked to include a proposal for one new work to be created specifically for this exhibition and inspired by Magritte’s imagery. If chosen, the artist will receive a stipend of $500 as an honorarium to be paid upon opening of the exhibition.

Abouth Guest Juror Collin Parson

Collin Parson currently 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 he received a B.F.A. in Theater Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his M.A. 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 with his most recent exhibition at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He has had the privilege of jurying many art festivals throughout the region and has received many awards for his curatorial projects.

A member of Denver’s historic Pirate: Contemporary Art and an artist-in-residence at RedLine Denver, he was awarded 100 Colorado Creative’s by Westword Magazine in 2013. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the Colorado arts community helped Collin long before his professional career began. Growing up in a family of artists (father-sculptor/arts educator, mother-modern dancer, sister-actress/educator and brother-musician/educator), Collin is proud to be continuing the educational and creative traditions. For more information please visit www.collinparson.com.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
6901 Wadsworth Blvd.
Arvada, CO 80003
Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
720.898.7255
http://arvadacenter.org

 

Leon Gallery Exhibition Fundraiser

Leon Gallery Presents A Fundraiser for Continental Divide: East of L.A. / West of Tehran

In conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas

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Leon Gallery is seeking help to raise funds for this major exhibition featuring 3 Time Emmy Award Winning Artist Just Mashouf; Kymia Nawabi, Winner of Bravo's "Work of Art, The Next Great Artist" Season two as well as an exhibitionist at Brooklyn Museum; Laleh Mehran - Associate Professor of Digital Emergent Practices and recently has had a large installation at the DAM as well as BMOCA; Arya Ghavamian- recently named as one of the most important Persian Artists in Vanity Fair; Amitis Motevalli- international performance and multi-media artist, and performances by The Mast and Vatan.

100% of fundraising will go to the expenses for this exhibition, which include: shipping all of the artwork out, pay for the booking fees, fly the artists to Denver, and put them up at the Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast. I'm proud to say that after over 3 and a half years in business, this is the first time we have ever had to reach out to our collectors, friends, and collaborators in the arts to help our gallery rise to a whole new level and put on a world-class exhibition that will elevate the arts in Denver.

Read more: Leon Gallery Exhibition Fundraiser

Call for Entries: “Rolling Route 40 Revisited: The Art of the Wheel”

40 West Arts Call for Entries: “Rolling Route 40 Revisited: The Art of the Wheel”

Entry Deadline: Friday June 19th, 2015

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Key Dates:
  • Exhibition: July 29th – August 29th
  • Wednesday, July 29th, 2015: 5-7pm / Show Opening
  • Saturday, August 8th, 2015: open 12-6pm; Extra hours at the gallery in conjunction with West Colfax MuralFest, occurring ½ block adjacent.
  • http://www.westcolfaxmuralfest.org
Join 40 West Arts for Rolling Route 40 Revisited – The Art of the Wheel Show, an art exhibition that will celebrate our transportation corridor history and its future. This show will expand upon the interest and range displayed at last year’s Hubcap Art Show. The culture along Highway 40 has been a key transportation corridor for the past century – from rail and streetcars, to the explosion of the automobile traveling culture of the 50’s. Colfax drivers whipped up and down the road to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way. Today, we celebrate the multi-modal transportation corridor we have become – light rail, cars and car shares, bicycles, scooters, strollers, rollerblades, wheelchairs, steering wheels, and more.

Thus, it is a natural fit for our next 40 West Arts Show to feature the wheel as source for inspiration. Artists are invited to start with any wheel they wish. We invite visual artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, etc. From there, get creative and transform this everyday item into something magnificent! Any medium or media allowed. Use your imagination. Stretch the boundaries. Travel 40 West again with your art.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St
Lakewood, CO 80214 Tue-Sat: 1-4pm
http://www.40westarts.org

 

Call for Entries: CPAC’s 2015 Members Show

Call for Entries: CPAC’s Annual Members Show

Deadline for Entries: Friday May 29, 2015

Exhibition juror: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

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The Colorado Photographic Arts Center announces its annual juried members’ photography exhibition. This year’s distinguished juror is Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. The exhibition will be a survey of new work made by CPAC members within the past twelve months, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s core constituency. There is no theme. The show is open to current, registered members of the organization only.
  • Fees: First three images free. $5 each additional image.
  • Deadline for entries: May 29, 2015; 5 pm MST
  • Exhibition at CPAC: July 11 – August 22, 2015
  • Reception and award ceremony with the juror: Saturday, June 11. 3 – 5 pm
  • Public lecture with Ms. Ware: Saturday, June 11th at 1 pm; location: Denver Art Museum, Ponti Building, Lower level. $5 members/$10 general public
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; awardees will receive a printed version.

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. Successful entrants are responsible for all two-way shipping and handling costs.

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, where a year-long Focus on Photography series just ended. Previously, she conceived and organized the museum’s exhibition, book, and website Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of work. Most recently, Ms. Ware has written essays on the work of contemporary photographers Caleb Charland, Terri Warpinski, and Chris McCaw. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
1513 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
303.837.1341
Wed-Sat: 12-6:00pm
http://www.cpacphoto.org

 

Coors Light South Platte RiverFest Art Competition

Coors Light South Platte RiverFest Art Competition

Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28, 2015

Sponsored by the Greenway Foundation

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Timeline of Events:

Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • 10:00 am Festival Opens
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm Artist check in (REQUIRED)
  • 12:00-10:00 pm Create artwork
  • 10:00 pm All artwork must be turned in
Sunday, June 29, 2015
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Art on display for viewing
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Art is judged by RiverFest attendees
  • 2:00 pm Winner announced
Description: Create a work of art inspired by The South Platte River and Cherry Creek during this unique, two day festival. Limited spots available so fill out the application today!

Media: Sculptures, paintings, drawings, kinesthetic creations

Size: Less than 60 lbs, small enough for two people to move

Materials: Artists must bring all of their own supplies.

Location/Topic:  All artwork must be created on the event site in a designated space. All artwork must be family friendly and inspired by the South Platte River, or Cherry Creek.

Fee: $10 per artist (15+ Years), $5 (15 and under)

Prize: TBA

Publicity: All artwork will be viewed by over 15,000 festival participants. Artists are encouraged to include a 4x8 notecard including their name, inspiration and how to contact the artist.

Location: Confluence Park in Downtown Denver

For more information please email BOTH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Call for Artists: The Co-op at Gallery 970

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Located in Loveland, Colorado

Gallery Nine-Seventy is seeking artists who can present a cohesive and thought provoking body of work in our gallery either through a solo exhibit or a curated group exhibit. Artists must have work that is thoughtful, unique and professional (i.e. framed and/or displayed skillfully).

Artwork may include, but is not limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, installation, new media and art furnishings. Artists are strongly encouraged to include live demonstrations, artist talks and/or Q&A sessions in their exhibit. Applicants must also take into consideration that Gallery Nine-Seventy is a family-friendly and socially conscious environment. 

 

Town of Parker Public Art Opportunities

Town of Parker Public Art Opportunities

Deadline to submit artist qualifications is Friday May 29, 2015

  • Complete details are available at http://www.parkerarts.org
  • Applications must be submitted through http://www.Callforentry.org to be considered
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Parker Arts, the Cultural Department for the Town of Parker, is seeking artists for two major public art commissions

Recreation Center Expansion
Parker Arts is working with the award-winning Parker Parks and Recreation Department to commission a public art installation for the indoor leisure pool area in the Town’s newly expanded Recreation Center. Eligibility is restricted to professional Colorado artists for this $40,000 all-inclusive commission. Preference is for wall-mounted 3D artwork. Up to three finalists will be selected to present an in-depth proposal to the selection committee either in-person or via online video. All finalists will receive a $400.00 honorarium. Deadline for artwork to be installed is the end of 2015.

East Main Park/Plaza
Parker Arts is also seeking qualifications from an artist or artist team interested in creating a public art master plan and at least one piece of public art for the Town’s new 1.4 acre EastMain Park/Plaza. For the master plan, a fee of $10,000 will be paid to the selected artist to conduct stakeholder meetings and to generate a narrative with accompanying renderings that identifies recommended locations and provides design guidelines for the public art. The Town has committed an additional $100,000 to complete the design, fabrication and installation of at least one artwork for the Park/Plaza, as identified in the master plan. The Town currently has a grant application pending with the National Endowment for the Arts that could provide an additional $200,000 to increase the scale of this artwork and/or to commission more artworks. NEA grant notification is expected in July. Deadline for artwork to be installed is summer 2016.

About Parker Arts
Parker Arts encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international, cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals. The PACE Center is home to a 542-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen, and several classrooms. The historic Mainstreet Center houses a cozy 200-seat theater, small art gallery, gym, and vintage classrooms. The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings. For more information about Parker Arts, visit www.ParkerArt.org.

 

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
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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.
720.252.0500
http://maiwyn.com

 

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
303.953.1789
http://www.nizaknollgallery.com

 

Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum

Judy Anderson Announces Her Retirement form PlatteForum

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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.”

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

303.893.0791
http://www.platteforum.org

 

Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

Experience the Visual Arts in Denver Colorado

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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
http://clyffordstillmuseum.org

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
1311 Pearl Street
Denver, CO 80203
303.832.8576
Tue-Sun: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
http://www.kirklandmuseum.org


Goodwin Fine Art
1255 Delaware Street
Denver CO 80204
303.573.1255
Tue-Fri: 11-6; Sat: 11-5
http://www.goodwinfineart.com

The Sandra Phillips Gallery
420 West 12th Ave. (12th & Elati)
Denver, CO 80204
303.573.5969
Tue - Sat: 12:30 - 5:00 PM
http://www.thesandraphillipsgallery.com

Walker Fine Art
300 W. 11th Ave (11th and Cherokee)
Denver CO 80204
303.355.8955
Tue-Sat: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
http://www.walkerfineart.com


William Havu Gallery
1040 Cherokee Street
Denver CO 80204
303.893.2360
http://williamhavugallery.com

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

Rule Gallery
3254 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
303.800.6776
http://www.rulegallery.com


Hinterland
3254 Walnut St.
Denver CO, 80205
http://hinterlandartspace.com

Ironton Studios and Gallery
3636 Chestnut Place
Denver, CO 80216
303.297.8626
Mon - Fri: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
http://irontonstudios.com

Pattern Shop Studio
3349 Blake St

Denver, CO 80205
303.297.9831
http://patternshopstudio.com

SVPER ORDINARY Gallery + Retail Space
at The Source Marketplace
3350 Brighton Blvd
Denver, CO 80205
http://svperordinary.com

Robischon Gallery
1740 Wazee Street
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7788
Tue-Sat: 11:00-6:00
http://www.robischongallery.com

David B. Smith Gallery
1543 A Wazee Street
Denver, CO, 80202
303.893.4234
http://davidbsmithgallery.com

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202
303.298.7554
http://mcadenver.org

Gildar Gallery
82 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
Wed-Sat: 12-6pm or by appointment
303.993.4474
http://gildargallery.com


Michael Warren Contemporary
760 Santa Fe Drive
Denver CO 80204
303.667.2447
http://www.michaelwarrencontemporary.com

Pirate: Contemporary Art
3655 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.458.6058
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM
http://www.pirateartonline.org

 

The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists

The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists

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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.

 

Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center

Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center


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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

ABOUT INNER CITY HEALTH CENTER

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.

 

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)
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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.

 

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

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

 

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
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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

RedLine

Every Monday from 6:30-9:30pm

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

RedLine
2350 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205
303.296.4448
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat/Sun: 11am-5pm
http://www.redlineart.org

 

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

  • February's theme is Architecture & The Built Environment

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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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Untitled 2015 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2015

Denver Art Museum

Final Fridays January through October from 6-10pm

  • Free with museum admission
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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, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition-related activities and community collaborations.

“Untitled serves as a platform for local creatives to share work, be inspired by the museum, and activate our collections,” said Jaime Kopke, manager of adult and college programs. “Untitled events are designed for individuals looking for an off-beat art experience. It serves as an opportunity for local creatives to share their creative processes and inspirations with Untitled visitors to create a fun, collaborative atmosphere.”

Visitors are encouraged to 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 and are free for DAM members. Students presenting a valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission when tickets are purchased on-site.

A preview of the 2015 Untitled season line up follows:

Untitled: On the Rocks: Jan. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Break the ice of the 2015 season with precious gems, designer jewels and specially crafted cocktails.

Untitled: Statement Piece: Feb. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Make a lasting impression in different media, from fashion to film.

Untitled: Dream On: March 27, 6–10 p.m.
Choose your own late-night adventure: Gear up for a museum-style all-nighter or kick back with some R&R in the galleries.

Untitled: Fake Out: April 24, 6–10 p.m.
Do a double take with life-like artworks, stage makeup and other optical illusions.

Untitled: Some Assembly Required: May 29, 6–10 p.m.
Put the parts and pieces together to see how artworks are made, collections amassed and installations assembled.

Untitled: Habitat: June 26, 6–10 p.m.
Traverse new terrain by exploring national parks, Colorado history and lounging in art-inspired environments.

Untitled: Fresh Cut: July 31, 6–10 p.m.
A summer celebrating flowers springs to life with a look at the art of arrangement and flower-focused food.

Untitled: Cross-Pollinate: Aug. 28, 6–10 p.m.
Take in the scientific side of flowers with a look at botany, bees and blooms.

Untitled: Offshoot: Sept. 25, 6–10 p.m.
Experience everything that flowers inspire, from perfumes to photography.

Untitled: Flip Side: Oct. 30, 6–10 p.m.
Hear the other side of the story as the backs of artworks are unveiled and alternative perspectives are revealed.

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.

The programming for Untitled is produced with local creatives from all disciplines, including chefs, crafters and musicians. On Nov. 14, the DAM hosted Meet Here, an evening of discussion and brainstorming for community creatives who brought the ideas and know-how for the 2015 Untitled season, museum residencies, and outdoor installations. More than 100 local creatives participated in the DAM’s annual brainstorming event.

Untitled is sponsored by Macy’s Foundation and CultureHaus and made possible by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Catering is provided by Kevin Taylor. For more information, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Denver Art Museum
100 W 14th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
720.865.5000

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery

Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery


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photo credit: Andrea Moore

DENVER – The College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado Denver along with Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver are pleased to announce that Jacquelyn Connolly has been selected as the new Director and Curator for the Emmanuel Gallery. An alumnus of CU Denver, Connolly returned to the Auraria Campus in February to serve as Interim Director after the position was vacated by director Shannon Corrigan. After a national search was conducted she was selected as the finalist and began her new role on November 17th. She brings with her a strong skill set of exhibition making, community engagement and a passion for the education of future arts professionals. Her community ties and collaborative mindset make her an asset to this long beloved Denver institution.

Associate Professor and Chair of the CU Denver Visual Arts Department, Lanny DeVuono, said, “We had a committee representing all three schools that support the Emmanuel and its programming, and an overwhelmingly high number of capable and talented applicants. We are delighted to welcome Jacquelyn Connolly and look forward to what she will bring to this important Auraria Campus institution”

Connolly has spent eight years curating exhibitions and managing public art projects in the Denver community. Through her art consulting business she spent three years with Denver International Airport’s Art and Culture Program as their Curator producing exhibitions and managing large scale public art projects. She also contracted with American Airlines, the City of Denver, Art Planning and Associates and Western States Arts Federation. Prior to starting her consulting business, she worked for the state arts agency, Colorado Creative Industries- Art in Public Places Program, Arts and Venues Denver and the Denver Art Museum.

She says, “Emmanuel Gallery has long been esteemed by the Denver arts community and it is an honor to be a part of its tradition. I will continue my predecessor’s tradition of high quality exhibitions and grow the collaborative opportunities and funding sources for this unique space.”

Begun in 1973, Emmanuel Gallery is a tri-institutional non-profit art space supported by the Community College of Denver, The Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver. Emmanuel Gallery exhibits work of exceptional visual artists as well as faulty and students from Auraria Campus. It is free and open to the public, located in the heart of Auraria Campus in Downtown Denver.

 

‘Cloudscape’ Floats Home

‘Cloudscape’ Sculpture Floats Home from Denver International Airport to the Children’s Museum of Denver

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Christopher Lavery’s Cloudscape

Denver International Airport (DIA) and the Children’s Museum of Denver are pleased to announce Christopher Lavery’s sculpture, “Cloudscape,” which has been on temporary display at the airport since 2010, will be on permanent display at the Children’s Museum of Denver. In addition to museum visitors, travelers along I-25 will be able to enjoy their beauty.

“Cloudscape” is a series of three large-scale sculptural objects comprised of clouds perched atop steel towers reminiscent of the oil well towers, water pump, and utility towers scattered across Colorado. These playful clouds, ranging in size from 15 feet to 40 feet, were installed in 2010 through the City and County of Denver’s Public Art Program and greeted travelers for the last four years. However, the project was always meant to be temporary to encourage a unique experience for travelers along Peña Boulevard.

“The temporality of this project provided a unique partnership opportunity with the City and County of Denver and the Children’s Museum of Denver,” said DIA Art and Culture Program Manager, Chris Stevens. “The artist, Christopher Lavery, first generously donated the sculpture to the City, and now the Children’s Museum is providing a long-term home for the work. I am so pleased the community will continue to be able to view this whimsical piece of artwork nearby.”

“Cloudscape” has “floated” away from Denver International Airport and will be installed at the Children’s Museum of Denver early 2015. The works have been disassembled and transported from the airport to local fabrication studio JunoWorks. While at JunoWorks, the sculptures will be slightly refurbished to address the specifics of the work’s new site.

“We are thrilled to partner with DIA and Arts & Venues to move this beloved sculpture to the Children’s Museum,” said Mike Yankovich, president and CEO of the Children’s Museum of Denver. “Cloudscape will be the perfect addition to our soon to be 9-acre campus and expanded Museum, opening late 2015. It will be a public art piece that the children of Colorado can call their own.”

About DIA’s Art and Culture Program: DIA’s Art and Culture Program administers the City and County of Denver’s “one percent for art” ordinance which enhances public places and features nearly 30 site-specific works including sculptures, murals and other installations. The pieces are displayed in outdoor landscapes, inside Jeppesen Terminal and on airport concourses, as well as in the train tunnels and on the train itself. In addition to its permanent art collection, DIA curates temporary exhibitions, collaborating with museums, cultural institutions and arts organizations to present the highest quality two- and three-dimensional work. For more information, visit www.flydenver.com/about/art_culture.

DIA was named “Best U.S. Airport for Art” in USA Today’s “10Best Reader’s Choice” travel contest in 2013. The category focuses on how airports have been transforming from utilitarian hubs of transport to spaces with beautiful works of art, great restaurants, comfy lounges and terrific shopping. DIA was selected by readers as the favorite among 20 airports nominated by the publication.

About Children’s Museum of Denver: At the Children's Museum of Denver we believe in kid-powered learning. Every day, our expertly designed exhibits and programs open doors for Colorado's curious young minds to express what they know and to discover, create and explore more - on their own terms. Since 1973, the Children’s Museum of Denver has served the metro-Denver community as a learning institute dedicated to the education and growth of young children, newborn through age 8, and their caregivers.

Last year, we served more than 348,000 children and their grown-ups. The Museum provides rich play experiences and a dynamic learning environment for children to joyously learn through play. We offer innovative and interactive Playscapes (hands-on exhibits), engaging daily programming and exciting year-round special events.

 

Processus On Indiegogo

Processus: The Institute of Art and Life, fundraising campaign on Indiegogo 

Brought to you by co-founders Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez

  • Make your contribution before November 1, 2014
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Processus co-founders Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez

(from Chris and Vivian)

Dear friends and supporters,

We are writing to let you know about 'Processus - the institute for art and life'. Some of you have followed our works for years but may not be aware of our new venture. Processus will be a place to think and make. A shared creative space where interactions bring ideas to next level. We have been working on this project since January, and are getting closer to our opening, but we need your contributions to get the space ready, and get all the equipment we need to open.

To support our efforts and the works of our current and future members, please take a moment to check it out on Indiegogo and also share it with your friends.

Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of you get behind it, we can make 'Processus - the institute for art and life' happen very soon!

Click here to learn more and contribute!

 

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