Call for Artists
- Published on February 26, 2014
Call for Entry: A Baker's Dozen at Mai Wyn Fine Art
Entries accepted until Thursday April 10, 2014
Juror: Michael Chavez
- For more details visit http://www.maiwyn.com/callforentry
A BAKER’S DOZEN is Mai Wyn Fine Art’s 1st Annual Juried Show. This call is open to Colorado visual artists working in any media. Thirteen works will be selected for inclusion in the show with one artist awarded a solo exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art in 2015. Like a glorious box of pastries, we hope to present a fresh and complimentary selection of high quality, contemporary art by emerging and otherwise unrepresented artists. Call for entry closes Thursday, April 10. Exhibition dates are May 2 – June 14, 2014 with an Opening Reception on Friday, May 2, from 5-9pm.
Artists may submit digitally up to 3 works for the $30 entry fee. Mai Wyn Fine Art retains a 45% commission on any works sold. To be considered for the 2015 solo exhibition, applicants must be committed to their art practice and provide a website or portfolio link documenting the scope of their work. Other restrictions apply. Please visit our website http://www.maiwyn.com/callforentry/ for full call details and to apply.
JUROR Michael Chavez manages the City of Denver’s 1% for public art ordinance, now in its 25th year. He also oversees Denver’s public art collection which consists of more than 375 works. Chavez holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Kansas. Prior to his current position he has worked as a curator and exhibition designer in Colorado since 2004.
Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.
- Published on February 05, 2014
Call for Artists: The Written Word
Juror: Janet Glovinsky, Owner and Operator of the Glovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art
Jpeg submissions, info and payments are due by the end of March 21st
- Details online at http://glovinskygallery.com/the-written-word-as-art
We are celebrating the written word in art, in honor of National Poetry Month. If your artwork has anything to do with the written word, we want to see it! This is an Open Submission Call for Artists!
The show runs April 4 – 25 2014 and will be held at the Glovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art.
Enter up to three pieces, The first entry is $20.00 and $30.00 for up to three entries!. Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their artwork to and from gallery. If you need to ship work, please contact us for more information.
Entries are just $20.00 for first entry $30.00 for up to three entries.
800 West 8th Ave. Suite 116
- Published on January 28, 2014
Winter 2014 Call for Artists: CORE New Art Space
- For More Information Visit http://www.corenewartspace.com
CORE is looking for a few good, dedicated artists
Seeking photographers, print makers, painters, mixed media artists, installation artists, sculptors and more
Show your artwork in the premier artist-run gallery in Denver's Historic Santa Fe Arts District
CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Fri: Noon-9 pm
Thu/Sat: Noon-6 pm
Sun: 1-4 pm
- Published on January 01, 2014
Colorado Creative Industries announces 2014 Creative District application process
- Detailed information and application guidelines are available at
Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced it will accept letters of interest from towns, cities and neighborhood groups seeking formal designation from the State of Colorado as a Certified Creative District from Jan. 6 through March 3, 2014.
Up to 15 creative districts will be invited to submit a full application to join the Creative District Certification Program, and CCI will select up to five of the applicants into the program. These creative districts will work toward certification for two years and are called Candidates for Creative District Certification. This two-year incubator style program offers Candidate Districts a number of benefits including direct funding, professional assistance, training and networking with peers. Once the districts have completed the two-year training, they will be eligible to apply to become Colorado Certified.
Up to seven Creative Districts that are already in the Creative District Program will be certified in 2014. The Districts eligible to apply for certification in 2014 are: 40 West Arts District (Lakewood), Aurora Cultural Arts District, Downtown Colorado Springs, Greeley Creative District, Longmont Arts and Entertainment District, Old Town Parker and RiNo Art District (Denver). These districts have completed two years of training to develop their capacity and sustainability, and if certified in 2014 they will also be eligible to receive a Boettcher Leadership Award.
"The state's newly designated Creative Districts are capitalizing on Colorado's creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents," said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. "We want to help them be successful and sustainable over the long-term, and we look forward to the Boettcher Creative District Leadership Awards taking them even further along the road to success."
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of professionals with experience in arts and creative industries, city planning, economic development, and business development. Panelists will assess applications based primarily on district characteristics, management and planning, and community buy-in.
Initiated in 2011, the Colorado Creative District Program first certified Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe and Downtown Salida in 2012. In 2013, an additional five districts were granted state certification: Corazon de Trinidad, North Fork Valley Creative District, Pueblo Creative Corridor, Ridgway Creative District and Telluride Arts District.
"The goal of this program is to help Colorado Creative Districts achieve the administrative structure, funding streams, community engagement process, strategic plan and staff structure that provide both immediate sustainability and opportunities to evolve," said Margaret Hunt, director of CCI.
The legislation encourages the formation of creative districts in communities, neighborhoods or contiguous geographic areas, for the purposes of:
- Attracting creative entrepreneurs and artists to a community, infusing new energy and innovation which in turn will enhance the economic and civic capital of the community
- Creating hubs of economic activity, thereby enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as create new economic activity
- Attracting visitors
- Revitalizing and beautifying communities
- Providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community's unique identity
- Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events, and amenities. About Colorado Creative Industries
About the Boettcher Foundation
For almost 75 years the Boettcher Foundation has served the people of Colorado by helping to build community infrastructure through capital grantmaking and investing in young minds through its Scholarship Program. In virtually every community throughout the state, the Foundation has partnered with outstanding nonprofits to make a difference in people's lives. The Foundation believes that this is what the Boettcher family intended when they gave their wealth to establish the Foundation for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org
- Published on December 26, 2013
PlatteForum 2014-2015 Creative Residency
Application Deadline: March 14, 2014
- Informational Q&A at PlatteForum: Tuesday January 28, 6-7:30 pm
- Application information online at http://platteforum.org/programs/creative-residency
PlatteForum is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Creative Residency program season. PlatteForum’s Creative Residency program supports contemporary artists as they work, strengthening their individual practice through collaboration and community engagement. These residencies celebrate the creative process, fostering and challenging artists to incorporate social practice into their process. Each resident artist becomes a catalyst for innovative and expanded thinking about what art is and can be. A unique and valuable aspect of each creative residency is PlatteForum's complete and ongoing support of the artist throughout the residency and beyond. By supporting working artists through the Creative Residency program, PlatteForum generates dialogue in the larger community about the role of the artist in society. Located in a rich urban context, PlatteForum’s dynamic, artist-centered residences are built upon the notion of engaging the broader community in the creation of new work, where artists, youth, and the public collaborate. Residents will share their process and work with youth in a supported environment and with guidance from staff.
"With these residences, we want to encourage the artist to connect to the community, not as an end in itself, but as a means of extending the 'artist in the studio' concept to include the community connection as an integral ingredient of the residency." Judy Anderson, Founder, Artistic Director
Residencies at PlatteForum are competitive with over 100 applications and only four slots awarded per year. Each residency gives the artist the time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting artists for only four available slots in the Creative Residency program each season.
Who Can Apply: The Creative Residency programs are open to artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. We encourage local, national, and international artists to apply. Artistic excellence, merit, and creative ways for interacting with the public as articulated in the application are important criteria in the selection process. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, a Creative Resident from the 2011-12 season is not eligible to apply until the 2014-15 season). Resident artists are asked to donate a piece of art that will be auctioned by PlatteForum to support the residency program.
Expectations/Community Involvement: Resident artists dedicate 4-6 hours each week to work with one small group of underserved youth, K-12, in intensive workshops (Learning Labs) that build upon the ideas and forms of the Creative Resident. PlatteForum staff supports the artist in the organization and facilitation of the youth workshops. Each residency culminates in a public reception where the work and ideas of the Creative Resident and the youth are presented in a performance, exhibition or artist talk, seminar, tailored for the artist and their work. Selection Process: An interdisciplinary selection committee will consider applications for the residencies. Care will be given to selecting artists who represent a variety of genres, experiences, and ideas.
Stipend/Support: PlatteForum provides facility, stipend ($250/week) to help defray artist expenses, staff support, program administration, workshop support, youth workshop supplies, opening event, press releases, printed invitations.
Application Fee: $35
Facilities & Services: The contemporary facility is over 3,000 square feet with dedicated outdoor sculpture area and plaza. An open studio (2,000 square feet) is surrounded by staff offices, kitchen, restrooms, and artist/staff space with shower and futon couch. Housing: Modest, private artist apartment with private bathroom, shower and futon. Meals: Kitchen is available for artists' use.
Computer/Internet Access: Computer and internet connection provided in common area (shared), Computer and internet connection provided in living or studio area (private), Wireless Internet Accessibility: housing/grounds/studios are accessible. Public areas and studios are wheelchair accessible.
Residency Fees: none
PlatteForum gave me the resources and support to achieve a creative and professional breakthrough. My time in residence fundamentally altered how I perceive myself as an artist. I feel more confident, more empowered, and more certain than ever that I’m pursuing an essential path. ~ Andrea Moore, Creative Resident
The experience at PlatteForum was more than anything I could have imagined. It is like a Mecca of positive energies, where art serves as a model for learning and sharing joy. ~ Abigail Kokai, Creative Resident
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