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Ironton's Big Night: One Last Party and Show

Ironton's Big Night

One Last Party and Show

Friday February 24th, 2017

  • The party starts at 6pm
  • Ironton Studios is Bryan Leister, Lanny DeVuono, Jodi Stuart, Libby Barbee, Jeanne Liotta, Elsa Sroka, Theresa Anderson, Annalee Schorr, Stephanie Hartshorn, Michael Clapper, Dan Brandemuehl, Jeff Bludeau, John Grant, Kevin Sloan, Margaret McCullough, Patricia 'Murph’ Murphy, Matt Holman, Yoshitomo Saito, Junoworks, Debra Goldman, Hugh Graham, Hadley Hooper, Mike Mancarella, Lisa Kowalski, & Russ Beardsley
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Dear Friends of Ironton,

After 18 years we have decided to end our partnership and sell Ironton. On February 28th we will change hands, the new owners will be the Ironton Distillery.

We are having one last party and show on Friday February 24th.

Please stop by and help us toast a longer and more varied life than was ever imagined for this space; we’ve had over 150 gallery shows, 10 solstice parties, a couple weddings, 2 wakes, 2 iron pours, many fundraisers, and the first ever RiNo parties.

We want to express our sincere gratitude for everyone who visited the gallery and studios over the years, without your interest and support this would not have endured.

Thank you to the artists who showed their work in the gallery. The responsibility of putting on exhibits here was theirs, from installing the art to buying the beer and hosting the opening. You made us look good.

Finally, thanks to the artists who rented studios from us, some as long as 14 years. They were the folks that made our daily lives go ‘round and made all our Ironton endeavors possible.

Ironton Studios
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

 

Call for Entries: Wow! (Wide Open Whatever) 2017

Call for Entries: Wow! (Wide Open Whatever) 2017

Core New Art Space

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Bring actual artwork to Core during gallery hours between February 9 and March 5 for jurying
  • $10 entry, no entry limit
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  • Notification will be made on Monday March 6th for work that is not accepted into the show
  • Opening reception for artists is Friday March 10 from 6-9
  • Exhibition dates: March 9-26, 2017
CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Zip 37 Seeking New Members

ZIP 37 Gallery is seeking new members
  • ZIP 37 Gallery is interested in reviewing new artists to join the cooperative
  • Dues are $80 per month and paid quarterly
  • 80% of sales go directly to the artist
  • If you are interested in membership, please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work and/or a link to your website
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Each artist receives one, three-week solo show in the front room and at least one group show annually, as well as permanent year-round space in the famous salon-style back room. Artists sit their own shows unless they make arrangements with other members.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
303.477.4525
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm
http://zip37.com

 

2017 Call for Innovation: 5th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

2017 Call for Innovation: 5th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017

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You’re invited to an opportunity where seven artists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), July 1, 2, 3, 2017. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 CCAF.

Challenge to Artists: This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. The challenge seeks artists from all disciplines. Painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists and more, from all over the world. Artists can use their discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation. We are looking for your authentic representation of innovation, how that translates into your artistic expression is up to you.
  • Go to http://bit.ly/2017CCAFArrow and apply by the deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017 midnight (MST)
  • Learn more about the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge and view the 2016 winner and finalists: http://community.arrow.com/arts/
  • Seven finalists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the 2017 CCAF
  • One winner will be selected to receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to the 2018 CCAF
The CCAF is a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts since 1991. The year-round 501c3 non-profit mission of CherryArts provides access to and supports education for the arts, and 350,000 visitors annually enjoy the CCAF's 3-day July 4th weekend signature event for Colorado.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 1, 2, 3, 2017
CherryArts Festival at Stanley
September 15, 16, 17, 2017

 

Final Fridays at the DAM: Untitled 2017

Final Fridays at the DAM: Untitled

Denver Art Museum

Last Friday of Each Month, 6-10pm, from January through October, 2017

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Image credits (left to right): Drag queens lead detour at Untitled: Glory Days; Colorado Ballet dancers perform at Untitled: Center Stage; visitors at Untitled: Homegrown; Robert Louis Cole in-gallery performance at Untitled: Flip Side.

On the final Friday evening of the month, January through October, the DAM offers a unique after-hours museum experience with unconventional art encounters, new insights into the DAM collections, a cash bar and more. At each mixed-media Untitled Final Friday event, the museum highlights a specific theme with exhibition and collection inspired activities and local creative collaborations across the museum campus from 6 to 10 p.m.

“Untitled Final Fridays is a collaborative program designed to give visitors a non-traditional museum experience and connect the museum with the local artists that make Denver a thriving national art scene,” said Lauren Hegge, adult programs coordinator. “Untitled is created hand-in-hand with members of Denver’s creative community, and diversified every month to activate our collections, while offering off-beat art experiences and a fun night out.”

During Untitled, visitors are encouraged to curate their own night by choosing from the full menu of activities ranging from hands-on projects to tours with a twist to unexpected performances and expert chats. Each year, the DAM hosts Meet Here for discussion and brainstorming with community creatives of all disciplines—including designers, filmmakers, musicians, chefs, dancers and crafters. Their feedback and ideas help develop the upcoming season’s programs.

The 2017 Untitled Final Friday season line up follows:

Untitled: Empire
Jan. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Rule the roost and live the fantasy of a season kick-off dedicated to power and prestige.

Untitled: Power Suit
Feb. 24, 6–10 p.m.
Roll up your sleeves and dress to impress at a costume-themed party that’s suited for stars.

Untitled: Roots
March 31, 6–10 p.m.
Uncover new ground as we dig in and explore tierra and home.

Untitled: Talk Back
April 28, 6–10 p.m.
Get the conversation going with an action-packed look at speaking up and getting shady.

Untitled: True Grit
May 26, 6–10 p.m.
Saddle up to save the day with a night of tumbleweeds, tough guys and 10-gallon hats.

Untitled: Action!
June 30, 6–10 p.m.
Zoom in for a screening of Western stories, main attractions and epically moving pictures.

Untitled: Summer Camp
July 28, 6–10 p.m.
Catch the sun and capture the flag to toast the season and cheer reasons to play.

Untitled: Truth & Dare
Aug. 25, 6–10 p.m.
Face the facts and take a risk as we get up close and personal with bravery in black and white.

Untitled: Stories
Sept. 29, 6–10 p.m.
Tell your tales in a night dedicated to powerful voices and new constructions.

Untitled: Homewrecker
Oct. 27, 6–10 p.m.
Question house rules and shake things up for the mother of all season finales.

Reoccurring Untitled Final Friday Programming:

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include drag queens, geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.

Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom, Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme, based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

MakeARTtalk: An ongoing series where local creatives produce a new work inspired by the museum collections, exhibitions or the space itself. MakeARTtalk participants share their ideas with the audience while discussing their inspiration, process, successes and failures, as well as the final work.

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

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

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

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

http://www.denverartmuseum.org

 

Call For Entry: imPressed at Art Gym Denver

Call For Entry: imPressed at Art Gym Denver

Deadline is Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Art Gym Denver is inviting artists to submit work to the 2nd annual imPressed national call for entry printmaking exhibit
  • Jurors are Brandon Gunn, Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute and Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director, Art Gym Denver
  • For more information and to submit your artwork go to: http://www.artgymdenver.com/impressed-2017
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imPressed, on view March 30, 2017 through April 22, 2017, aims to highlight current trends in contemporary American printmaking and shine a spotlight on a cross-section of artists working in a variety of traditional, alternative, and experimental print processes. Printmaking methods to be submitted may include but are not limited to: screen print, intaglio, photopolymer, photogravure, stone lithography, plate lithography, relief, 3D printing, laser engraving, steam roller, book arts, etc.

Last year’s inaugural imPressed exhibit, on view March 31, 2016 through April 21, 2016, displayed 26 prints from 230 submitted works, selected by Gregory Santos, Art Gym Denver’s Printmaking Director. Artists from 14 states were represented and the print processes included: screen print, stone lithography, plate lithography, collagraph, screen printed ceramic glaze, digitally animated screen prints, photopolymer intaglio, copper plate photogravure, chine-collé, aquatint, drypoint, waterbite, clay print, reductive woodcut, and monoprint. Exhibiting artists included: Brandon Gunn – Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute (ABQ, NM), Veronica Ceci – Master Printer, Flatbed Press (Austin, TX), Carolyn Muskat – Master Printer & Owner, Muskat Studios (Somerville, MA), Mary Hood – Associate Profession Printmaking, Arizona State University.

The Art Gym Gallery and Café are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm.
The 17,000 sq. ft. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80205 and offers workspace and access to the tools necessary for emerging and seasoned creatives.
Art Gym has the tools you need to create; visit http://www.ArtGymDenver.com for more information.

 

Rent Gallery Space at Core: The Annex

Rent Gallery Space at Core: The Annex

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Do you have great art but no place to show it? CORE New Art Space is a great venue for artists, and we offer “The Annex” for three week shows.  If you would like to reserve one of these spots please email us for more information.
  • How to rent
Call or email Core for available dates see contact information below. 25% percent commission is taken on all sales. Press and patron mailing lists can be purchased from Core for a nominal fee. “Basic” information about the show is released by Core to the newspapers, but hanging, show tags, promotion, reception and any repairs to the gallery after the exhibit are the responsibility of the artist. We encourage new forms of expression in experimental media, installation, video as well as other more established media. Slides/proposals should be submitted to the gallery with a SASE and labeled, please call first to discuss possible dates. Please stop by Core, call, or email us for more information on “The Annex” our rental gallery.

CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
303.297.8428
Gallery Hours:
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
http://www.corenewartspace.com

 

Call for Entries: Feral Factory

Call for Entries: Feral Factory

Entries are accepted through the CaFÉ (Call for Entries) portal: http://bit.ly/2iCGojv

Deadline to Enter: February 25th, 2017

  • Exhibition Dates: April 1st – June 26th, 2017
  • Jurors include Tracy Weil from RiNo, Louis Martorano from RedLine, and Martha Weidmann from NINE dot ARTS
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Feral Factory Ltd., in partnership with Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) and NINE dot ARTS, is seeking visual art which explores cities, city life, and urbanism. The show will take place at the Crash exhibition space in RiNo, and will display more than one hundred pieces in rotation. This is an international call to all visual artists 18+, for artwork which celebrates and critiques cities and city life.

Jurors:
  • Tracy Weil, Creative Director & Co-Founder, River North Art District, Denver, Colorado
  • Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center
  • Martha Weidmann, CEO & Co-Founder, NINE dot ARTS
  • Shana Cordon, Co-Founder, Feral Factory Ltd.
  • John Barbour, Co-Founder, Feral Factory Ltd.

During the exhibition, Feral Factory will host three highly publicized events, four salons, multiple receptions, and four First Fridays at the show. Additionally, there will be workshops, talks, and other events bringing the community, and buyers, to the exhibition. The gallery will hold viewing hours and appointments, and we are partnering with the award-winning art advisors, NINE dot ARTS, to promote sales.

Awards:

  • Best of Show: US$500
  • Special Merit: US$100

About the Jurors:

Tracy Weil is a Co-Founder and Creative Director of Denver’s River North Art District, and his studio is Weilworks, which boasts three stories of exhibition spaces. Weil is a successful public artist, a stalwart leader in the arts community, and a grounding presence throughout Denver's art scene.

Louise Martorano is the Executive Director of the RedLine Contemporary Art Center. RedLine fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change, and it has served tens of thousands of visitors and program participants since opening in 2008.

Martha Weidmann is Co-Founder and CEO of NINE dot ARTS. She is a guiding force in shaping the company’s unique approach to art advising and, together with her partner, Molly Casey, has helped to set the standard in how businesses and artists connect. Martha’s major projects include The Colorado Convention Center, The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station and the Town of Avon.

Shana Cordon is a Co-Founder of Feral Factory Ltd., which curates art experiences, conversations, and happenings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Drawing from a warehouse of exceptional talent in the arts, business, and community, Feral Factory forges wildly creative alliances and productions. As a longtime photographer, stage performer, and producer, Shana brings life to a broad spectrum of the arts.

John Barbour is the other Co-Founder of Feral Factory Ltd. Coming from a background in architecture and design, John has an eye for how the details of production, exhibition, and spectacle combine to create successful events. Also an academic, John leads Feral Factory's salon series.

 

Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017

  • All entries must go through CaFÉ (callforentry.org)
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Niza Knoll Gallery is accepting submissions for a new juried exhibit Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning. The selected images will be on display from March 17-April 15, 2017 in the Niza Knoll Gallery, located in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. This exhibit is taking place in conjunction with the The Month of Photography (MOP) Denver which is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region (www.mopdenver.org)

Artists are invited to create digital images using a flatbed scanner instead of a camera. There are many different techniques to creating scanner art. Develop your own style by arranging a composition of few or many objects directly on the flatbed scanner. Painting on the flatbed scanner is also a possibility. After the image is completed on the scanner photo editing can then be applied if you choose. Use your creative abilities and scan something new.

Important dates are as follows:
  • March 1, 2017: Application Deadline
  • March 3, 2017 - Announcement of accepted work via e-mail
  • March 14, 2017 - Shipped artwork must arrive
  • March 14th , 2017 (Tuesday) between 11-2 pm - Local artwork must be dropped off directly to the gallery
  • March 17, 2017-April 15,2017 - Exhibit Dates
  • March 17th from 5-8pm (Friday) - Opening and Artists Reception
  • April 15th from 1-4pm - Last day of exhibit
  • April 15th, from 4-6 pm (Saturday) - Pickup of unsold art
The show will be juried by gallery owner Niza Knoll has been making photographs and other art for many years. She has enjoyed using the scanner to experiment with creating images since 2009. She arranges items to create pleasing compositions resulting in crisp, dramatic, undistracted images that depict the simultaneous stillness and energy of an object. She prints the resulting scans on photographic paper and presents them in a large format. She continues to explore new ways to use the flatbed scanner as a creative tool.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its seventh year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, 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 of artists using non- traditional media. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-8 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.

 

Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

Monotype and Solar Plate Workshops at Open Press

1st and 3rd Saturday of the Month through May, 2017

  • Monotype Workshops, every 1st Saturday of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: Februrary 4, March 4, April 1, and May 6
  • Solar Plate Workshops, every 3rd Sat. of the month from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm: January 21, February 21, March 18, April 15, and May 20
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  • Join us for our printmaking workshops. Learn from Master printer Mark Lunning, artist and owner of Open Press for over 30 years.
  • Cost is $95 per workshop, which is due at workshop. (Paper and ink provided)
  • One 4x5 inch solar plate will be provided with the solar plate workshop. If you'd like to order different sizes they are available at http://www.solarplate.com
  • Workshop is limited to 7 people. Please e-mail us to register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Open Press
40 W. Bayaud
Denver, CO 80223
303.778.1116
Saturdays from 12-5pm
http://www.openpressltd.com

 

Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Deadline for online entries: Friday March 3, 2017

gilartsThe Gilpin County Arts Association hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. 
  • February 28, 2017: deadline for postmark for mailed entries
  • March 3, 2017: Deadline for online entries
  • 2017 Show dates: June 3rd - August 6, 2017
Jurors:
  • GCAA is proud to present the 2017 distinguished jurors The Photography juror is John Fielder. Fielder is a nationally renowned photographer, author of more than 40 books, publisher and environmentalist. See more at www.JohnFielder.com
  • The 2D juror is Stephen Quiller. Quiller is an internationally known painter and teacher and author of 6 books on watermedia painting. More at www.stephenquiller.com.
  • The 3D juror is Bob Smith. Smith is an award winning raku artist and longtime teacher. He has been a studio potter for over 40 years and is featured in many publications. More at www.BobSmithraku.com
  • The Awards Judge is Christopher Herron. Herron is the Deputy Curator & Registrar for Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, where he has worked for 12 years. More at www.kirklandmuseum.org
Info or questions: Virginia Unseld, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303.582.5724

 

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Mirada Fine Art's 7th Anniversary & Holiday Art Party

Friday, December 2nd 2016 from 6-9pm

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Mirada Fine Art's Core Team includes owners Steve & Jenni Sonnen, and assistant manager, Jan Thompson

It has definitely been a 'Lucky 7' for Mirada Fine Art at the unique Trading Post location just minutes southwest of Denver. Mirada will celebrate its 7th Anniversary, as well as ring in the holidays on Friday night December 2nd with its annual Holiday Art Party. Many of Mirada's most popular and award-wining artists have contributed new paintings and sculptures for this festive occasion.

Mirada will be unveiling the artwork of Melanie Warsinske, a Colorado artist who captures the spirit of the Colorado region in her remarkable equine and abstract work. Enjoy wine, hors d'ouvres and live music as Mirada toasts their patrons, who have made Mirada Fine Art such a success.

Mirada Fine Art
5490 Parmalee Gulch Rd.
Indian Hills, CO 80454 (minutes from Denver)
303.697.9006
http://www.miradafineart.com

 

I’ve got a bike! and SPOKES at the Newly Reopened McNichols Building

Denver Arts & Venues reopening historic McNichols Civic Center Building

Featuring exhibits I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle and SPOKES

  • Special grand opening event: Thursday, September 15, 5:30pm
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Elevated by Ian Houghton and Steven Derks, White Rhino Customs, 19.5 ft. wide x 17 ft. tall, 2016

After a year of restoration and enhancement, Denver Arts & Venues is reopening the McNichols Civic Center Building to the public with a special event Thursday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to partake in a grand reopening celebration with food, drink, entertainment and opportunities to win prizes such as roundtrip airfare, tickets to Red Rocks concerts, Broadway shows, and more. Tickets are on sale now at AXS.com.

The grand reopening celebration is the public’s opportunity to see the newest iteration of this historic building. Improvement highlights include a new front courtyard offering better connectivity to Civic Center Park and universal access to the building. The open courtyard supports outdoor program activation, as well as showcasing the building’s second floor exterior balcony. A new freight elevator grants easier access for public and private events and will enable diverse Denver Arts & Venues programming. Second and third floor restrooms have been renovated and relocated creating more usable space and higher capacity events.

The grand reopening celebration also highlights the newest exhibitions at the McNichols Building. “Art of Sport: Iconic Photographs of American Legends from 1956-today” features the work of the famous Rich Clarkson and the Clarkson Creative Group, and includes iconic shots of NCAA tournaments, the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies. “I’ve got a bike!: Artists respond to the Bicycle” celebrates Colorado’s bike community through the eyes of local artists with SPOKES presenting cutting-edge videos and sculptures on the cycling theme.

Opening as a Carnegie Library in 1910, and located at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Bannock Street, the McNichols Building originally served as Denver’s first public library and as the center of learning in Civic Center Park. The Greek Revival-style building was designed by Albert Ross and funded through a generous $200,000 donation from industrialist and philanthropist, Andrew Carnegie. The building served as a library until 1955 and then as the home of the Denver Water Board. The building was renamed the McNichols Civic Center Building in 1999 in honor of the McNichols family contributions to Denver.

In 2010 the inaugural Biennial of the Americas transformed the building into a focal point of culture, art and ideas, representing people of the western hemisphere for the month of July. Denver Arts & Venues re-opened the building in 2012 as a contemporary arts and culture hub for the people of Denver. The McNichols Building, with its classic Corinthian columns and iconic colonnade, offers new arts and culture experiences in a classic space. The building, along with Civic Center Park, was named a National Historic Landmark in 2012. With the new renovations, the distinguished building enters its new chapter, not only as a historic cornerstone in Denver, but as a place to experience art, culture and events.

Please visit http://mcnicholsbuilding.com

 

5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour

2016 Gilpin Art Studio Tour

Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th from 11am - 5pm

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The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour will happen Saturday and Sunday September 17-18, 2016, 11am-5pm. The Gilpin Art Studio Tour is organized by local artists to foster an appreciation of the arts in Gilpin County to coincide with the fall aspen viewing. Enjoy your weekend in the high country meeting the artists and craftspeople in their studios, as they exhibit their art, demonstrate their craft and offer work for sale.

This is the 5th and most diverse year to date. There are 16 artists participating with a wide array of styles, including painters, illustrators, photographers, ceramic artists, jewelers, fiber, metal and glass artists and even laser cut wood pieces.

The 5th Annual Gilpin Art Studio Tour is a free, family friendly event that has something of interest for everyone! Central City is hosting the Hot Rod Hill Climb the same weekend, but all artists and gallery stops in Central City will be open during that event. Come support the artists, view the aspens at their peak and see the beauty of the high country.

Artists’ studios will be marked by signs along the tour route in and around Gilpin County, directing you to each stop. Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GilpinArtStudioTour for the latest updates. Maps are available at our sponsors, artists and many other locations in Gilpin County, or visit http://www.GilpinArtStudioTour.org for full maps, samples of each artists work, descriptions and more information.

 

Call for Entries: In the Flesh and Beyond at BCC

IN THE FLESH AND BEYOND: Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus

An art show sponsored by Berkeley Community Church UCC

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017

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Most of us, whether religious or not, have a fixed mental image ofJesus Christ drawn from historic depictions. These mental images are often based on cultural stereotypes, political circumstance, and theological interpretation. However, a race- or gender-specific depiction of Jesus is limiting. In life, Jesus’ aim was to banish racial, social, and class distinctions. Jesus is, symbolically, “all in all”—everyman, everyperson.

What is your visual interpretation of Jesus? Are your images of Jesus literal, metaphorical, or something else entirely? Berkeley Community Church (United Church of Christ) invites artists to use their chosen media to address their perspective.

SHOW DETAILS
  • Show Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Entrance Fee: $25 per piece
  • Total Awards: $250
  • Head Juror: Cecily Cullen—Managing Director and Curator of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art.
  • Secular submissions are welcome and encouraged. Chosen art will be displayed for one year. Artists may sell the art while it is on display, but purchaser must allow art to be displayed for the full year before actual possession.
Questions? Email Jill Carstens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

Loveland Fine Art & Sculpture Invitational 2016

August 12, 13 & 14: Friday, & Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-4:30pm

920 W. 29th Street, Loveland, CO 80538

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The Fine Art Invitational offers three days of world-class art, wine, food and music. Featuring over 175 juried artists from across the Country, exhibiting thousands of original works and master pieces in a wide variety of medium and subject matter, including oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings on canvas; batiks, bronzes, stone, clay, glass and mixed media sculptures; drawings, metal, wood work, copper, ceramics, and hand-crafted furniture and more. Show patrons will experience the ambiance of strolling through the sculpture garden and outdoor gallery, while enjoying a selection of fine wines, event eateries and live musical performances.

 

First Friday on Santa Fe Drive

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Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 10th Ave

Every First Friday from approximately 5-10pm

  • Check gallery websites and DenverArts.org for details on individual gallery exhibits
  • Parking information:
  • Adco General — 801 Kalamath St — Park any day of the week after 5pm
  • The Bolt Factory at 2nd and Kalamath St.
  • Alliance Francaise — 6th and Galapago: Just East of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • West High School — 10th Avenue and Galapago St. — First Friday Art Walk only. Cost is $5 which funds students’ cultural programs
  • Kitchens at the Denver — 8th and Kalamath: 1 block west of Santa Fe Dr. — First Friday Art Walk Only
  • The Knife Guys at 11 Kalamath St. and W. Ellsworth Ave. — after 6pm
  • Image Complete Lighting Gallery, Kalamath and 2nd Avenue — after 5pm
  • Su Teatro lot at Santa Fe Drive and 2nd Avenue
  • Street parking along Santa Fe Drive, 5th, 7th, 9th and 10th Avenues
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Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver

Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver Spring of 2017

  • Ice Cube is losing their space at the Dry Ice Factory, but they've found a new home at Con.cept Colorodo, along with a number of the crew from Core. Info at http://www.concept-colorado.com

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con.cept colorado is a new 11 acre art complex, comprised of art studios ranging in size from 350 to 2,000 square feet, larger gallery spaces of varying sizes, and other amenities such a a coffee house and food and drink venues. the artist community will also host many special public events, art workshops, etc.

con.cept is located just outside of denver, colorado. the site is situated 7 minutes north of the river north (RiNo) art district. interstate highways 76, 270 and 25 are very close and convenient, and a new light rail station will open close to the site in 2018, which will link the complex to downtown denver and other city segments.

phase one is scheduled to open in spring of 2017.

con.cept colorado is located at:
6601 colorado boulevard
commerce city, colorado 80022

 

Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

Santa Fe New Mexico Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

t-cTwenty-five years ago, in June 1991, Michael Carroll and Tonya Turner Carroll opened the doors of Turner Carroll Gallery, at 725 Canyon Road—the same location it occupies today. The two had dreams, degrees in art/history, experience working with museums, auction houses and galleries, and a true passion for art to fuel their ambitions. provoke or reflect social change. They travelled to newly opened Eastern European countries in the early 1990s, bringing back art by artists whose works embodied socio- political change.

They have exhibited, spoken, and written about artists from all over the world, and have published the authoritative monograph on Romanian artist Traian Filip. Among Turner Carroll’s best-known artists are Chinese painter Hung Liu, who grew up under Mao during China’s Cultural Revolution, abstract philosopher Squeak Carnwath, and Traian Filip, head of Romania’s State Engraving Studios during the rule of nefarious dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Israeli artist Drew Tal, who explores issues of liberation/ oppression in his images of Muslim women, will exhibit in 2016.

In honor of the gallery’s 25th anniversary, Turner Carroll has added several new artists to its roster, including social activist realist Scott Greene; New Mexico’s own Holly Roberts, John Barker, Orlando Leyba, Suzanne Sbarge, Karen Yank, Jamie Brunson; and pop commentarians Walter Robinson and Robert Townsend.

Turner Carroll has launched and furthered the careers of many contemporary artists whose works are now included in major museums throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Louvre, Belvedere Museum (Vienna), Harvard’s Fogg Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Brooklyn Art Museum, Bulgaria’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, Vatican Collection, Mexico City’s Tamayo Museum, Brazil’s Chateaubriand Art Museum, the Medici Palace in Italy, and many more.

This 25th anniversary provides a time of reflection and anticipation for Turner Carroll. Throughout the 2016 exhibition season, Turner Carroll will feature a stellar lineup of its most eagerly collected international artists, including its newest ones. On June 3rd, Turner Carroll will open its anniversary season, featuring works by acclaimed New Mexico artist Holly Roberts, and Chinese sculptor Wanxin Zhang. Holly Roberts, “Woman in her Garden” mixed media on panel Wanxin Zhang, “Red Arm Band,” fired clay and pigment In celebration of its first 25 years, Turner Carroll will also launch its new arts activism initiative, starting with the June 3rd exhibition. In addition to its continued efforts with school children internationally, Turner Carroll will present works of art by its artists, for sale, to help support various organizations.

 

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Belmar Block 7 First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

Every First Friday from 6-9pm at Belmar's Block 7 Arts

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Block 7 Arts is conveniently located just south east of Alameda & Wadsworth at 445 S Saulsbury St in Lakewood's Belmar Shopping District. There is free parking in the garage with entrances on both the north and south end of the block as well as paid parking on the street.

 

18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

Colorado Artist and Curator Collin Parson selected to lead jury for 18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

  • Parson will be joined by Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Curator Joy Armstrong
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Collin Parson and Joy Armstrong

Art on the Streets celebrates the power of art in public places, while turning the streets of downtown Colorado Springs into a yearlong outdoor sculpture gallery.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. Selected artwork will be exhibited June 2016 through May 2017 throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artist and Curator Collin Parson has been selected as the Lead Juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado. An arts administrator, artist, curator, and designer, Parson received his BFA in Theatre Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Master in Arts in Visual Culture and Arts Administration from Regis University in Denver.

His creative work involves the control of light and color to create vivid geometric light and space works. Parson is a former member at the historic Pirate: Contemporary Art cooperative, is represented by Michael Warren Contemporary in Denver, and is an artist-in-residence at Red Line Denver. He has had the privilege of jurying many arts festivals and exhibitions and has received many awards and recognition for his curatorial projects including Unbound: Sculpture in the Field (2014) which received a "top exhibition of the year in the Denver area" in art ltd. magazine.

He was awarded as one of "100 Colorado Creatives" by Denver’s Westword in 2013, and was featured in Colorado Homes and Lifestyle magazine. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the region's arts community help Collin long before his professional career began, and he is proud to be continuing his family’s educational and creative traditions.

Parson will be joined by Joy Armstrong, Curator at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. During her tenure at the FAC, she has had the pleasure of collaborating on over 40 shows, featuring local/regional and national/international artists from the permanent collection as well as major temporary exhibitions. She was nominated for the Pikes Peak Arts Council “Excellence in Curatorship” award for her work on Katja Loher’s Miniverse, and won “Excellence in Curatorship” and “Creative, Intriguing, Astonishing” PPAC awards for Pamela Joseph’s Sideshow of the Absurd.

Most recently, she curated El Mac: Aerosol Exalted and collaborated with Museum Director Blake Milteer on Springs Surreal and Collections Surréaliste. Armstrong has coordinated many special events for the FAC, and has served on multiple juries and as guest curator for other regional institutions such as the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Armstrong holds a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Kent State University, where she specialized in contemporary art and body art, and has a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Communications from the University of Denver.

Previously, she has worked as the Assistant Director of Galleries for the Kent State University School of Art, the Director of the Eells Gallery in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and as the Senior Exhibition Technician for the Akron Art Museum. Locally, she has been deeply involved with some of the region’s most dynamic non-profit institutions, including GOCA, Harley’s Hope Foundation, Imagination Celebration, and NEDA.

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

18th Annual Art On The Streets Call For Artists Now Available

Visual artists are invited to apply for inclusion in the 18th annual Art on the Streets juried sculpture exhibition. The deadline for artists to apply is Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Selected artists each receive a $1,250 honorarium. In addition, artists are eligible for a $10,000 Juror Award and a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. Applications are now available online at https://www.callforentry.org. More information about the program and the application can be found at http://www.downtowncs.com/aots.

 

MCA Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

Museum Of Contemporary Art Denver Announces Free Memberships For Colorado Artists

To register for an artist membership, or to learn more, visit: http://mcadenver.org/imanartist.php
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MCA Denver is pleased to announce the I’m an Artist membership, a new program providing free museum membership for working artists residing in Colorado. This new membership level is the first in a series of initiatives and programs aiming to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

“MCA Denver is committed to being custodians of Denver’s creative future, by ensuring that Denver’s prosperity integrates the crucial creative elements that lend character and diversity to the city, promote innovative thinking, and attract even more creative talent,” said Adam Lerner, Director and Chief Animator at MCA Denver. "Free admission for artists is the first step we are taking towards the goal of adding color and texture to Denver's current and future success.”

MCA Denver is excited to be the first museum in Colorado to secure funding (for three years) to underwrite 1000 memberships, to be used exclusively by working artists. Beginning on November 19, Colorado-based artists can register for memberships through MCA Denver’s website (mcadenver.org/imanartist.php).

“Colorado artists have always been a crucial part of our program, and this initiative takes our support one step further. It puts a little more wind in the sails of the many creative individuals who add vitality to the life of the city, regardless of their career stature.” said Lerner.

To celebrate the new I’m an Artist membership, MCA Denver will be hosting a launch party on November 19, 2015 from 7-9PM. The party will coincide with the reopening of the Open Shelf Library, featuring work from twenty-three artists. The party will feature live screen printing of the artist membership cards, a vintage pinball tournament hosted by Marc Hughes, tunes from DJ Mike Giant, and drink specials in the MCA Cafe + Bar. Admissions to the event is one cent and open to the public.

This program is one of a series of initiatives and new programs that the museum will roll out over the next three years, in an effort to enrich Denver’s future by ensuring that artists and creatives are integral to its growth and success.

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

 

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