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2016 Denver Modernism Show

2016 Denver Modernism Show

National Western Complex Expo Hall & Hall of Education (I-70 at Brighton Blvd in Denver)

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

Friday/Saturday/Sunday, August 26/27/28: Friday 6 - 10pm; Saturday 10am - 6pm; Sunday 11am - 4pm



Call for Entries at Valkarie Gallery: 2017 Schedule

Call for Entries at Valkarie Gallery: New Art for 2017

Deadline to apply is Tuesday September 13th, 2016

  • Notification of acceptance into second round will occur by the end of September

Valkarie Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in Belmar, is getting ready to set the schedule for 2017 and is looking for artists in all mediums. We have several different opportunities available: guest artist in resident artists' gallery, guest sculptural artist in the resident artists' gallery and resident/membership artist.

As a guest artist in the resident artists' gallery, you would have the store front wall (10' long) for one month. The gallery retains 25% of all sales. Artists are expected to attend the opening/First Friday and promote the show via social media.

As a guest sculptural artist in the resident artists' gallery, you would have the store front window space with FIVE pedestals for 8 weeks. The sculptures must be small enough to fit on pedestals that range from 18” square to 24” square base. The gallery retains 25% of all sales. Artists are expected to attend the opening/First Friday and promote the show via social media.

Resident/Member artist: pay $75 a month, due quarterly, have year round display space in the resident artists’ gallery (art changes every two months), one paired show in the main gallery (700+ square feet) a year, participation in other gallery/Block 7 Arts District events, website presence, mention of events outside the gallery in the monthly newsletter. The gallery retains 10% of all sales. As a resident artist, you are encouraged to attend all opening and First Friday events and help promote via social media, post card mailings, etc. You may be asked sit the gallery once every 6 - 8 weeks and are required to attend your opening, sit the second and third Saturday of your show as well as the last Sunday. You may also be asked to help hang the art in the resident artists’ gallery. You are required to make a one year commitment to the gallery but the gallery holds no exclusivity of where your art hangs.

The process to be selected is a two round process. The first is a digital submission of (5) pieces that represent your current body of work in JPEG format (one of these should be an image of a grouped hanging/staging of your work) and not to exceed 2MB per image, along with title, size, price and medium, and what you are applying for (guest artist resident artists’ gallery, sculptural guest artist in resident artists’ gallery, resident/member artist or no preference). Submissions should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. These images will be reviewed and voted on by the resident artists. Those that make it to the second round will be asked to schedule a time to meet with us and present their work in person. New art can be created for the selected show as long as it maintains the same style as the work originally submitted.

Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl at the Dikeou

Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl at the Dikeou

Live performance by local quintet Orenda and a DJ set by David B. Smith

Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St, Suite 515

Friday August 26th from 7-10pm


The Dikeou Collection presents the sixteenth installment of the Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series on Friday, August 26, with a special live performance by local quintet Orenda and a DJ set by David B. Smith to open and close the evening. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St, Suite 515, from 7-10pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

Orenda is a five-piece instrumental powerhouse based in Denver, Colorado. This newly-imagined enemble combines elements of jazz, funk and latin musics with a dance sensibility that captivates both mind and body. The cumulative years of experience in Afro-Cuban rhythms provide deep roots as well as fresh perspectives on modern musics, resulting in an inspiring improvisational platform and an atmosphere of expressive harmony. "Orenda" is an Iriquois word that represents the "mystic power" of a shaman or force of nature, describing the ability to manifest reality through force of will. Our vision is to use our musical power to inspire and empower one other through the medium of improvisational dance music.

The ensemble includes Jake Herman on drum set/percussion, Zay Rios on congas, percussion, flutes, and vocals, Jiho Han on bass, Brant Williams on guitar, and Armando Lopez playing saxophone, percussion, and synth.

David Smith is the owner of the David B. Smith Gallery in Denver, Colorado. Committed to presenting intelligent and culturally relevant exhibitions, the Gallery features the region's most important emerging talent alongside internationally recognized artists. Through the Gallery's curatorial program, participation in art fairs, and extensive media coverage in publications such as Art in America and ARTnews, David has cultivated a strong national and international audience. The New York Times hailed the Gallery as offering "an exciting contrast of cutting edge works". The Gallery also maintains an active publishing division, which produces exhibition catalogues and editions.

David Smith graduated from Cornell University in 2000. He is on the Board of Directors of the DAM Contemporaries at the Denver Art Museum. He enjoys playing music and exploring the outdoors.

The Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series focuses on jazz musicians living and working today, whose names are not yet embossed into history, but whose energy, wisdom, well worn instruments, and presence in the jazz scene are further defining our admiration for the life form, Jazz music. Selections from the vinyl archive will thus serve as a remembrance to all the jazz greats who came before the jazz musicians invited to play at this bi-monthly series.


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

  • Saturday, September 3 - Family Saturday Workshop: Vik Muniz Non-Traditional Masterpiece Workshop at Dikeou Collection, 12-4pm
  • Thursday, October 6 - Dikeou Literary Series, organized by Mairead Case, at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, 7-9pm

Grand Re-Opening of Anthology Fine Art

Grand Re-Opening of Anthology Fine Art

3419 S Lincoln St in Englewood

Saturday, August 27th from 6-9:30pm

  • First 25 attendees will receive a $35 gift certificate for their next custom framing order or portrait session (one per household)

We've Moved! Come Celebrate! Stop in for the Grand Re-Opening of Anthology Fine Art at 3419 S Lincoln St in Englewood. Join us for drinks, snacks and tons of giveaways! Come see the new space, we look forward to showing you around.

We're thrilled to be able to bring our experience in the Art District to Englewood and plan to continue featuring local emerging artist from the Denver area. Our Grand Re-Opening will feature new work from artists Will Lee Ashley and Phillip Faulkner. Both artists will be in attendance.

Anthology Fine Art
3419 S Lincoln St
Englewood, CO 80113
Tuesday-Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-5

Call for Entries: Currents 2017 in Santa Fe NM

Call for Entries: CURRENTS international NEW MEDIA ART festival in Santa Fe, NM

Entries due by Tuesday November 15th 2016


CURRENTS is an international NEW MEDIA ART festival. We showcase a variety of art that pushes the boundaries of art and technology, experimental films, installation, and performance. This is a call for our 2017 show June 9th-25th 2017 in Santa fe, New Mexico. Last year we counted over 7,000 visitors at our festival events.
Some artists who are accepted into the festival are eligible for full coverage of lodging, travel, and shipping.

We are accepting submissions in the following categories:
  • New Media Installations
  • Outdoor Video and New Media Installations
  • Single Channel Video and Animation
  • Multimedia Performance
  • Fulldome
  • Experimental or Interactive Documentary
  • Web-Art / Art-Gaming / Mobile Device Apps
  • Virtual Reality Environments
  • Robotics
  • Digitally Generated Objects (ie. 3D Printing)
  • Interactive Installations for Children
CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation and generates exploration into all forms of new media art, while providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. Committed to making this extraordinary work available to everyone, the CURRENTS Festivals are free to the public.


Call for Entries: "Deep Forest" at Hooked on Colfax

Call for Entries: "Deep Forest" at Hooked on Colfax

DEADLINE: Sunday September 4, 2016

  • Email work samples and/or submission ideas to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Currently taking submissions for the cafe's next show: "Deep Forest." Artwork that incorporates nature, enchantment, and the unknown are strongly encouraged. This is an open group show - considering everything from installations, sculptures, series and single pieces. Show will hang from September 16 - November 7, 2016.

Hooked on Colfax
3213 E Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80206


Wholeness: A live installation at the DPAC

Wholeness: A live installation by Control Group Productions

The Galleria Tent at the Denver Performing Arts Complex (1400 Curtis Street)

August 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, & 27 from 5-8pm 

  • Conceived and Directed by Patrick Mueller, In collaboration with Todd Bilsborough (sound), Laura Ann Samuelson (performance), and Kristine Whittle (performance)
  • $5 suggested donation at the door
  • http://www.controlgroupproductions.org/wholeness
WHOLENESS is a meditation on darkness and the senses – an enlivening of the space around us and the imprint it leaves on us. A live/visual/digital installation, it offers solace and communion within the imperfection of our sensory awareness.

The work’s built environment inverts and physicalizes darkness, bringing substance to negative space as it obscures form and object. Translucent walls, a lightly furnished room filled with fog and fabric, textural video projection, and a live-interactive sound score turn darkness to light and bring both object and space to life. Two performers blindly navigate this darkness through touch, sound, and scent, their simple actions filled with tension created by the gap between perception and comprehension of surroundings. The installation encompasses and enshrouds its occupants, obscuring form and converting movement into subtle energetic emanations.

The exhibition offers on-going donation-based admission from 5pm to 8pm each event day, with the performance on a 45-minute loop. WHOLENESS is supported by The Next Stage NOW, an initiative of the Denver office of Arts & Venues. The work is part of dances made to be viewed in the dark, Control Group’s series of performance creations exploring the experience and contents of darkness. From childhood fears to the biology of vision to flourishing underground movements and unique subcultural encounters, the project descends into literal and figurative darknesses to seek rich experiences of a world out of sight.


Read more: Wholeness: A live installation at the DPAC

Call for Entries: Double Exposure at the Arvada Center

Call for Entries: Double Exposure: An Exhibition of Photography and Video

Arvada Center

Deadline: Monday October 3, 2016

  • $25 entry fee
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The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities seeks artists working in both photography and video to submit an application including both bodies of work for an exhibition to coincide with Denver’s 2017 Month of Photography. It is becoming the norm for artists to work in a range of media in their artistic practice, this exhibition aims to acknowledge this change in an artist’s practice and showcase the association between an artist’s work in video and photography.

For more information and application please visit: http://arvadacenter.org/galleries/special-events/call-for-entries

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


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

adsflogoFirst Friday at the Art District on Santa Fe

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

Next Gallery 2016: Call to Artists

Next Gallery 2016: Call to Artists

Deadline: Friday September 2nd, 2016


NEXT Art Gallery in Denver is looking for new energetic and driven artists to join our membership. NEXT Gallery's vision is to create an environment for active artists to present and grow as artists in a fostering community. Each member gets a 3 week solo show each year as well as the opportunity to hang work in our small works gallery year round and all of our member shows. If you are interested in joining the strong group of dedicated artists within our co-op, 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.
  • your CV/Resume (Note: Your resume should include an art education or at least 2 to 3 years of showing your work in Denver or beyond)
  • Artist Statement
  • up to 5 images from a complete body of work
  • the email attachments you send should not exceed 7mb
Once we receive your information, a committee will review your submission and notify you about the status of your application. For more information about membership please visit our website: http://nextartgallerydenver.com/call-for-entries/join-next or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211


Call for Entries: Dark & Obscure at Art Gym Denver

Call for Entries: Dark & Obscure

Sponsored by Art Gym Denver

Entries due Friday September 9th at 11:59pm


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

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



VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

VSA Colorado/Access Gallery Summer Speaker Series

Gensler Denver, 1225 17th Street

All sessions start at 5:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

Access Gallery/VSA Arts of Colorado


Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver

Con.cept Colorado Coming to North Denver Spring of 2017

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

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

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

phase one is scheduled to open in spring of 2017.

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


Lookout Club: Bartender In Residence at the MCA

Lookout Club: Bartender In Residence at the MCA

MCA Denver's Rooftop Cafe & Bar

Fridays, Summer 2016 from 5­-9pm

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

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
1485 Delgany
Denver, CO 80202


B­-Side Music Thursdays at the MCA

B­-Side Music Thursdays

MCA Denver Rooftop Cafe & Bar

Thursdays: 6­-8pm

Happy Hour: 5­-7pm


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


Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

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

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

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

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

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

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


Read more: Turner Carroll Gallery’s 25th Anniversary

2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

2016 Community Supported Art Colorado

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York St
Denver, CO 80206

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


Family Saturday Workshops at the Dikeou Collection

Family Saturday Workshops at the Dikeou Collection

Every first Saturday, April - September, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


Belmar Block 7 First Friday Art Walk

Belmar Block 7 First Friday Gallery Art Walk

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


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


Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

Untitled 2016 at the Denver Art Museum

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Detour: Non-art experts lead tours through the DAM’s collections from their point of expertise. Past examples include geologists, comedians, historians and fashion designers.
Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme: At each Untitled Final Friday event, visitors can watch Buntport Theater perform their sitcom Joan and Charlie Discuss Tonight’s Theme based on a painting found in the modern and contemporary art collection.

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

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

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

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

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



18th Annual Art on the Streets in Colorado Springs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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