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Call For Muralists: The West Colfax MuralFest

Call For Muralists: The West Colfax MuralFest

Deadline for entry: January 19 extended to January 30, 2015

  • http://www.westcolfaxmuralfest.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Call-for-Muralists-and-Creative-Brief_v4.6.pdf

The West Colfax MuralFest is a vibrant art experience in 40 West Arts District designed to celebrate creativity and the character of historic West Colfax. Juried artists from across the country will create an outdoor art gallery of murals-culminating in a one-day celebration of art, music, food, and creative activities on August 8, 2015--free for the whole family. For more information on the mural opportunities, click here.

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


Black Sheep Fridays 2015 at the MCA

Black Sheep Fridays at the MCA

January 23 – March 27, 2015

From 6–8PM in the MCA Café

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The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) today announced the return of Black Sheep Fridays, a program that merges unadulterated eccentricity with fresh cocktails and world-class art. Every Friday this winter, museumgoers can experience a wide range of topical events including “Extra-Terrariums,” in which patrons make alien-inspired terrariums with some help from local Ironwood, or “Black Sheep Pi Day (Eve)” where visitors play irrational parlor games with pi and pie. Black Sheep Fridays create an atmosphere of sophisticated nonsense, a place where patrons can experience something completely out of the ordinary before stepping back into the museum’s pristine galleries for a moment of reflection.

“This year we were fortunate to have the startling and wonderful mind of Mark Mothersbaugh from which to draw inspiration,” said Carina Buchwald, MCA Denver’s café manager, who also happens to curate the program. “Since museum admission is just $5 after 5PM on Fridays, Black Sheep Fridays is a great way to experience first the exhibition Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia and then something completely different.”

Black Sheep Fridays runs weekly January 23–March 27, 2015, from 6–8PM in the MCA Café. Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun.

  • JANUARY 23 - DEVO VS. BOWIE: Karaoke showdown
  • JANUARY 30 - EXTRA-TERRARIUMS: Make your own alien-inspired terrariums, with guests Ironwood
  • FEBRUARY 6 - DEAR DIARY OPEN MIC: Read or re-invent your teenage journal, with guests My Teenage Angst
  • FEBRUARY 13 - SPEED METAL DATING Speed dating to black metal music
  • FEBRUARY 20 - MIAMI VICE PRESIDENT: Table reading of Miami Vice by Joe Biden and Dick Cheney impersonators
  • FEBRUARY 27 – TEEN FAILURE: MCA Denver’s Teen Failure Lab curates Black Sheep Friday
  • MARCH 6 – A WES ANDERSON PURIM: Dress as a Wes Anderson movie character and eat hamantashen
  • MARCH 13 – BLACK SHEEP PI DAY (EVE): Irrational parlor games with pi and pie, hosted by Andrew Novick
  • MARCH 20 – ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CURATOR? (OF COURSE YOU ARE): Test local curators’ knowledge of popular culture
  • MARCH 27 – PEE WEE’S MUSEUM ADVENTURE: Celebrate Pee Wee Herman’s birthday with bowtie contest, “secret word,” and more

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) is a non-collecting institution acting as an incubator for art and ideas, artistic exchange and dialogue. In 2007, eleven years after its founding, the museum opened a new David Adjaye-designed building in Lower Downtown Denver. MCA Denver presents exhibitions featuring local, national and international artists, as well as offering ongoing public programs that explore the relationship between art and contemporary life. MCA Denver has a robust youth program, with a focus on teens. In 2009, The Lab at Belmar merged with MCA Denver.


MCA Denver is located at 1485 Delgany on the corner of 15th Street and Delgany in Denver, CO. The telephone number is 303 298 7554. As of May 29, MCA Denver’s winter hours are Tuesday through Thursday NOON to 7PM, Friday NOON to 9PM, Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 7PM. The museum is closed on Monday. MCA Denver Members are ALWAYS FREE, general admission to the museum is $8, college students and seniors 65+ are $5, teens (13–18) and children (12 & under) are free and underwritten by the David & Laura Merage Foundation.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


ASLD Call for Artists: Alternative Processes

Open Call for ASLD Members & Faculty

Alternative Processes: in celebration of MOP (Month of Photography)

Artwork Drop-off Dates: Monday February 16 and Tuesday February 17, 2015

Tya Anthony - Cassandra Cane - VanDyke Brown on Arches Watercolor

Celebrate MOP with ASLD! From pinhole, cyanotype, wet & dry plate processes, inkodye, polaroid art, solarisation, photo etchings and everything in between, this exhibit explores non-traditional and non-commercial photography. Open to members and faculty and work must meet the ASLD framing parameters (below). Please review the information below on how to enter.

Note: To have your piece considered for use in our promotional materials, please submit one high-resolution image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, January 23rd.

To enter your work in any ASLD Open Call exhibition:
  • Be sure your work is ready-to-hang; two-dimensional work requires a picture wire. It is recommended that work be submitted wrapped in paper or bubble-wrap (wrapping will not be returned). Be sure your name and the title appear on the back.
  • **ASLD framing parameters: Wired pieces only. NO sawtooth hangers. NO plastic frames. Black or Neutral toned only. All framed artwork that does not meet specifications will be subjected to be discluded at curator’s discretion.
  • Bring piece to ASLD’s main office during the drop-off dates listed. Due to limited space, we will accept the first 35-40 two-dimensional pieces as well as 10-15 three-dimensional pieces (size dependent). All work which fits the description of the exhibit will be accepted (one submission per artist per exhibition, please).
  • Fill out the Entry Form and Label Information in the office. Artwork submitted for Open Call exhibitions may be made available for sale at the discretion of the artist (with ASLD retaining a 40% commission on sales)--keep in mind that you'll need pricing information to complete the form.
Exhibition Details
  • Artwork Drop-off Dates: Feb 16 – 17, 2015
  • Exhibition Dates: Feb 23 – March 18, 2015
  • First Friday | Artist Reception: March 6 | 5:30 – 8pm
  • Artwork Pick-up Dates: March 19th & 20th, 2015

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Weekly Drawing Workshop at RedLine

Non-Instructive Figure Drawing Workshop


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 

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


Poet, Performance Artist and Rapper Mykki Blanco at RMCAD

Sexual Politics and the Logistical Business Strategies in Independent Music

Featuring poet, performance artist, and rapper, Mykki Blanco

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 7pm in the Mary Harris Auditorium at RMCAD

  • Part of RMCAD's Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program
  • Mykki will also perform at the Larimer Lounge on Thursday, January 22, 2015
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The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer (VASD) Program at RMCAD is pleased to present Mykki Blanco as the third lecturer in the Program’s Identity series. Blanco’s lecture, titled: Sexual Politics and the Logistical Business Strategies in Independent Music, will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the Mary Harris Auditorium on the campus of the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. While admission is free and open to the public, seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://www.rmcad.edu/rsvp/vasd

Blanco will perform at Denver’s Larimer Lounge at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22, 2015. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.larimerlounge.com

ABOUT THE LECTURE: Sexual Politics and the Logistical Business Strategies in Independent Music will present an autobiographical narrative highlighting the artist’s professional strategy and artistic journey to his current position in independent music. The lecture will also address the politics of sexuality and gender within the music and entertainment industry. With brazen and unapologetic passion, Blanco confronts conventional presentations and assumptions about rap, gender, sexuality, and artistic categorization. This lecture will examine a diverse path to a creative life— one of risk and bold, independent action. In our current environment of self-defined and self- constructed identity, Blanco publicly critiques and engages sociopolitical issues through his own sexuality, physicality, performance, and voice.

ABOUT THE LECTURER: Mykki Blanco is the stage name of poet, performance artist, and rapper Michael David Quattlebaum, Jr. The Blanco pseudonym and persona were developed, in part, from experiments with cross-dressing that fueled sexual empowerment, gender fluidity, and artistic declaration. Though expressed primarily through contemporary hip-hop, the artist creates, bends, and playfully challenges notions of identity through various creative projects. In 2011, he published his first book of poems—From the Silence of Duchamp to the Noise of Boys. He also began performing in two musical projects, including crushing industrial rock under the name No Fear, and glamorous, ghetto-fabulous riot grrrl rap under the name Mykki Blanco. Blanco’s work has received critical acclaim from media outlets including The Guardian, The New York Times, SPIN, and Pitchfork, among others. Blanco tours internationally and lives and works in Los Angeles and New York City.

IDENTITY LECTURE SERIES: Mykki Blanco: Sexual Politics and the Logistical Business Strategies in Independent Music is the third lecture in the VASD Program’s Identity lecture series. This lecture series investigates the ways creative thinkers are presenting, challenging, and manipulating the subject of identity in art, design, and culture. By surveying a section of creative viewpoints on this subject, this VASD lecture series explores various manifestations of today’s protean self.

VASD: The Visiting Artist, Scholar, and Designer Program explores diverse, creative, and critical inquiry. This interdisciplinary initiative enriches the academic experience at RMCAD and serves the greater Denver-metro community.

For more information, visit rmcad.edu/vasd. To be added to our mailing list please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. View past VASD lectures at http://www.youtube.com/user/RMCADedu

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


Call for Entry: It's All Here in Black and White at tbellphotographic

International Call for Entry: "It's All Here in Black and White (Figuratively Speaking)"

tbellphotographic studio|gallery

Submission deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 11:00 pm MST

  • Juror: Rupert Jenkins, Executive Director for the Colorado Photographic Arts Center

tbellphotographic studio|gallery is pleased to announce the international call for entries, "it's all here in black and white (figuratively speaking)." Accepted works will be exhibited in a group show from March 20 - April 4, 2015. This is the third month of photography (MoP) show presented by the gallery and we are excited to reprise an exhibit which honors the fine art of black and white photography. The 2015 show will be an official part of the international MoP biennial. Denver, Colorado, USA is a key city during this world-wide event and will celebrate contemporary photography and installation-based media through hundreds of collaborative public events in Denver, the region and in other national and international locations during March and April 2015.

This is an open concept show with only three restrictions: works must be black and white, lens-based and contain a human figurative element or elements. The exhibition is open to all professional and amateur photographers working with digital or traditional photography or a combination of both. Alternative and experimental photographic techniques are also welcome. Please visit the "CALL FOR ENTRY" page at http://www.tbellphotographic.com for a complete prospectus and to enter.

tbellphotographic studio|gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Studio a
Denver, CO 80204


Call for Entries: CWS 2015 State Watercolor Exhibit

Call for Entries: Colorado Watercolor Society 2015 State Watercolor Exhibit

Entry Deadline: Monday February 2, 2015

  • Show juror: Rick Brogan
  • 2015 Colorado Watercolor Society State Show, March 4 – 30, 2015 at the Lone Tree Arts Center
  • Open to all watermedia artists, 18 years of age or older, residing in Colorado and to CWS members who have moved out of state and maintained CWS membership
  • Deadline for receiving entry forms, images, and fees: Monday, February 2nd, 2015
  • For details and the entry form go to the CWS website http://www.coloradowatercolorsociety.org or phone 303-771-4564


Call for Entries: Predictions & Perceptions at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts

Call for Entries: Predictions & Perceptions

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts - Palmer Lake, Colorado

Entry deadline: March 16, 2015


The spiritual realm is as real as the natural realm. The two realms are inexplicably intertwined. There is continual interaction between both. The TLCA is accepting all forms of visual art that relates to, or is characteristic of, any subject matter that inspires the creative spirit of the artist and elevates the viewer. Please submit whatever art that has affected you deeply, and/or carries deep spiritual meaning to you.

Entry Instructions:
Pay your entry fee with credit/debit online or by phone, or via check (mail all checks www.trilakesarts.org - 719-481-0475 - PO Box 1154, Palmer Lake CO, 80133
Download registration form, and email or mail back completed.
Email your entry submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Important Show Dates:
Mar 16 - Deadline for Entries
Mar 20 – Notice of Acceptance
Mar 28 – Deliver Work to TLCA - 304 Hwy 105, Palmer Lake, CO 80133
Apr 10 – Opening Reception from 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates – March 31 to May 2 in the Main Gallery
Pick up work May 3 Entry
Fees:TLCA Members = $20 for 3 entries (+$5 for additional entries, up to 6 total)Non-Members = $30 for 3 entries (+$5 for additional entries, up to 6 total)

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
304 Hwy 105
Palmer Lake, CO 80133


Call for Entries: ON EDGE: Outrageous Possibilities

Call for Entries: ON EDGE: Outrageous Possibilities

Sponsored by Edge Gallery

Entries due Sunday February 1st, 2015

  • Co-juried by Sandra Phillips and Cecily Conely Cullen
  • Apply online at CallForEntry.org

An annual juried exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists, hosted by Edge gallery. Co-juried by Sandra Phillips of Sandra Phillips Gallery, a leading voice in the Denver arts community, and Cecily Conely Cullen, creative director of Metro State University of Denver's Center for Visual Art.
  • February 1: Application deadline
  • February 20, 6-10pm: Opening Reception and announcement of Best of Show
  • February 20 - March 8: Show dates
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Call for Entries: RMCA's "I'll Be There"

Call for Entries: "I'll Be There"

Art Call for Non Profit Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance

Entries due by February 15th, 2015

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Do you create, or want to create, work that raises awareness for an important cause? Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance is hosting an art show and Vegas Style Revue to raise awareness of our Financial Assistance program for low-income Colorado cancer patients. This project will also raise funds for Colorado cancer patients through an art reception, silent auction, and fabulous show.

You can submit up to three 2D pieces for $10. Your artwork will be on sale for the duration of the show, and you will receive a commission of 75% for any piece sold. Pieces must be ready to hang upon drop off.

Where: Colorado Heights University, 3001 South Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO 80236

When: There will be a reception for approximately 600 people on 3/27/15 and 3/28/2015.

How to enter: Submit high quality images that accurately depict your work, dimensions of the pieces, and an artist bio to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 15th, 2015. Please submit payment for entries at Paypal to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Selected artists will be notified by 3/1/2015. Entries can be denied by organizer at any time for any reason.


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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Untitled 2015 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2015

Denver Art Museum

Final Fridays January through October from 6-10pm

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

(from the press release)

On the final Friday of the month, from 6 to 10 p.m., the Denver Art Museum (DAM) offers a unique museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insight into the DAM collections, artmaking activities, 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



Call for Entries: American Transplant Foundation

Call for Entries: American Transplant Foundation

Deadline to enter: Thursday February 5th, 2015

  • Jurors: Michael Vacchiano, Frank Martinez (Point Gallery co-owners and artists), Elle Powell (Program Coordinator, American Transplant Foundation)

Description: Do you create (or want to create) work that raises awareness about an important cause? The Second Chance at Life Fine Arts Exhibition will raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and transplantation from both living and deceased donors. This project will also raise funds for organ transplant patients through a private artist reception and silent auction.

Your art will educate the public in two ways: first, your work will communicate the importance of organ donation in saving lives. Second, your work will convey the emotion of the transplant experience from one perspective or another. The piece should be of excellent quality, and need not portray transplant itself. Your piece can represent embracing the little things in life after receiving a transplant, or the joy of being healthy with one’s family again post-transplant. The work should not be gory or upsetting; the purpose of the show is to inspire and educate the public about the positive side of organ transplantation.

Your artwork will be on sale for the duration of the show, and you will receive commission.

Where: Point Gallery at 765 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204

When: There will be a private reception for approximately 200 people on 4/2/15, followed by a two week long show for the public opening 4/3/15.

How to enter: Submit high quality images that accurately depict your work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 2/15/15. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


Carbondale's 2015 Art aRound Town Call for Entries

The Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) is announcing its Call for Entries for the 2015 Art aRound Town sculpture installation

  • Entry deadline is February 15, 2015
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Since 2002, CPAC has sponsored the Art aRound Town (ART) program, which selects annually, 14 new sculptures to be installed throughout the downtown core area of Carbondale. The sculptures remain on display for one year.

A jury selects the sculptures from entries which are submitted from artists across the country. The selected artists receive a $500 honorarium to help with travel and installation expenses. During the year a “Best of Show” is selected with the artist receiving a $1,000 award. Over the years sculptures have been purchased by locals and tourists, as well as by the Commission, to be added to the Carbondale Town Collection.

The annual exhibition receives high acknowledgement due to Carbondale Colorado’s recognition as “one of the top ten places” to live and visit, as well as its reputation as an artists’ mecca. Carbondale was recently accepted as one of Colorado’s Cultural Districts.

To receive all information and apply for this “Call” please go to https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=2129. All entries must be submitted on line.

The entry deadline is February 15, 2015, selected sculptors will be notified by the end of March. Installation of the selected sculptures will be during the first week of June 2015 and remain on site through May 2016.


Denver Arts & Venues Call for Entries: Babi Yar Park, Public Art Performance

Denver Arts & Venues Request for Qualifications

Babi Yar Park, Public Art Performance Based Project

Deadline: Monday January 26th, 2015 at 5pm MST

  • $15,000 Public Art Budget
Babi Yar Park

Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create an original performance based artwork for the Babi Yar Park. The performance based artwork can be an original music composition, dance, spoken word, or a combination of various disciplines. The performance based artwork should be site specific and unique to the park’s vision as a living memorial to the thousands of Jews, Gypsies, Ukrainians and others who were tragically murdered between the years 1941-1943, at the Babi Yar ravine on the outskirts of Kiev. The performance will take place at Babi Yar Park on a date to be determined. Documentation of the performance is a requirement of the artist/artist team.

In response to this RFQ, applicants will be asked to submit up to four digital images, and up to four video and/or audio links, a résumé, and a statement of interest no longer than 2,000 characters via www.youjudgeit.org. From these applications, the selection panel will choose one to three semifinalists who will be brought in for an interview with the panel. If a formal proposal is requested, the artist will be provided an honorarium to prepare and present the proposal in person. Semifinalists will be expected to pay for travel expenses from the honorarium. From the interview or proposal, artists will be selected for this commission.

Please visit: http://www.artsandvenuesdenver.com/public-art/denver-public-art-collection for examples of recent commissions.

Eligibility: This project is open to artists who currently live and work in Colorado, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion or affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply. Artists are not required to have previous experience in public art. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply for this commission.

Please direct all questions about the project to Rudi Cerri (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Next Gallery: 2015 Call for Members

Next Gallery: Call for Members


NEXT Art Gallery in Denver is looking for new energetic and driven artists to join our community. NEXT Gallery's vision is to create an environment for active artists to present and grow as artists in a fostering community. Next gallery is an independent art gallery, run by artists. We have monthly meetings to discuss Art and NEXT Gallery's involvement in the Art community. We are a cooperative so each member pitches in by paying dues to cover rent, coming to monthly meetings, supporting each others' shows and performing duties at the gallery.

There are two types of membership at NEXT--full and associate. Each member gets a solo show each year as well as the opportunity to hang work in our small works gallery year round and in any of our annual shows.  

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


Call for Entries: Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets

Call for Entries: Colorado Springs 17th Annual Art on the Streets

Application Deadline: Monday, February 16, 2015

  • Selected artists each receive a $1,000 honorarium
David Tryba
David Tryba (above) has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2015-2016 exhibit

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 17th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition.  Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

In addition to the $1,000 honorarium, selected artists are also eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org. More information about the program and the application can be found at http://www.downtowncs.com/aots.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. Selected artwork will be exhibited June 2015 through May 2016 throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

David Tryba, FAIA has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2015-2016 exhibit. Tryba is the Founder of Tryba Architects, a firm with a national reputation for design excellence. Born in Colorado Springs, David possesses a deep understanding of the region and has completed projects in 15 states and Mexico.

He received his Bachelor of Environmental Design and Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado. In 2005, the University conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for “… significant contribution to the transformation and rebuilding of Denver’s urban form.” In 2004 David was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, and served as AIA Denver Chapter President in 2007. In 2013 he was named AIA Colorado’s Architect of the Year.

For over 25 years, Tryba has specialized in civic, cultural, historic and adaptive re-use, mixed-use, commercial, and transit-oriented design and planning. Tryba’s award-winning work is widely recognized for transforming sites and buildings into thoroughly integrated, human-scaled, vibrant and timeless places – systems and structure that link people to one another and the built and natural environment.

Recently completed and current projects include: The transformation of Denver’s historic Union Station into the new mixed-use, transit terminal, retail market and 112- room Crawford Hotel; Denver International Airport’s 30 year Vision Plan; Pearl Place Office Campus in Boulder; History Colorado Center; Denver Botanic Gardens’ Visitor Center, Greenhouse Complex, & Parking Structure; and GSA’s Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building.

Tryba will be joined by three additional jurors, including artist and community representatives knowledgeable in sculpture and public art. Blake Milteer, Andrew Tirado, and Daisy McConnell will serve with Tryba as jurors for the 2015 process. (Bios for Milteer, Tirado and McConnell are included as an attachment at the end of this release.)

Art on the Streets is managed as a program of Downtown Colorado Springs, through Community Ventures, Inc. The program is presented by Founding Sponsor U.S. Bank, with additional support from generous corporate and individual donors.

About Downtown Partnership: Downtown Partnership, a nonprofit, serves as the catalytic champion for Downtown Colorado Springs. Downtown Colorado Springs is designated as a Certified Creative District by the State of Colorado’s Colorado Creative Industries. Included in the district are cultural landmarks, award-winning outdoor sculpture; independent galleries, and other one-of-a-kind cultural and entertainment opportunities. For more information visit www.downtowncs.com, or contact Downtown Colorado Springs at (719) 886-0088.


Call for Entires: Art & Soul: Soul Struck

Art & Soul: Soul Struck

Deadline to Enter: March 2, 2015

Juror: Christoph Heinrich, Director of the Denver Art Museum


Humanity has long deliberated over the definition and existence of the soul. Is it the essence of life, our true self or a moral compass? Perhaps it is nothing more than an emotional fervor. From immortality personified to allegorical contrivance, the soul resists a single definition. Juror selected artists utilize their chosen media to address these contradictory perspectives.

Eligibility: Art & Soul - Soul Struck is a biennial, national juried exhibition of original artwork open to artists that work in a wide variety of media. The exhibition is open to national artists at least 18 years of age. Eligible work is any original piece that correlates with the exhibit description and has been created over the course of 2013-2015 (no earlier than 2013). 2-D work must be framed, ready to hang and met the ASLD framing specifications and parameters (see below). Any 3-D work must include instructions for display.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Art Students League of Denver (ASLD) will host their biennial fundraising gala, ART&SOUL on April 18, 2015. The ART&SOUL gala is a ticketed fundraising event to support the mission and programming of ASLD. In addition to the juried art, select work from invited, ASLD-affiliated artists will be available for auction (one night only). In keeping with ASLD’s standards that artists are always paid for the work, juried and invited artists will not be asked to donate work and ASLD will receive a standard commission for any art work sales.


Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery

Jacquelyn Connolly Selected as New Director and Curator for Emmanuel Gallery

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.


Sync Gallery Call for Members

SYNC Gallery is accepting applications for membership


If you wish to apply for membership, please submit the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:%20">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• A letter of interest explaining how you found out about SYNC Gallery, and the strengths you would bring to the gallery as a collaborative member.
• 5-10 jpeg images, no larger than 1MB each labeled with your name, title, medium, dimensions, and year completed.
• CV or resume
• artist statement and website

Your email attachments should not exceed 7MB

Once your information is received, a committee will review your submission, and notify you about the status of your application.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm



‘Cloudscape’ Floats Home

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

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.


CPAC Call for Exhibition Proposals: “Role Play”

Call for Exhibition Proposals: “Role Play”

Deadline for proposals to arrive at CPAC: January 8, 2015

Exhibition at RedLine: March 14 – April 15, 2015

  • http://www.cpacphoto.org/2014/10/call-for-exhibition-proposals-role-play

Nina Katchadourian: Lavatory Self-Portrait in the Flemish Style #12, 2011
Courtesy: McEvoy Collection

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center requests proposals for “Role Play” a photography exhibition to be held at RedLine Denver for the 2015 Month of Photography.

CPAC curators are seeking cohesive bodies of work that address the theme of the exhibition: role-play – the creation of make-believe situations and narratives, the adoption of a personae or character different than oneself, the transformation of self for play, self-examination, or the exploration of themes related to social issues.

Send up to 20 jpegs of the body/bodies of work for review. Please provide your website address and information about the project such as an artist statement and cv. Supplementary materials such as reviews, articles written by you, catalogs etc., are welcome.

This is not a juried exhibition. Proposals must address the theme. There is no entry fee.

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



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