Call for Artists

Colorado Creative Industries Call for Artists

Applications due by midnight on Thursday July 31, 2014


Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) is seeking artists to join the State of Colorado Public Art Registry in order to be considered for public art projects in state buildings.

In 2014, CCI will support eight public art projects with a $500,000 budget, and 11 projects in 2015 with nearly $600,000 allocated to the projects. To submit qualifications to join the registry, artists must start a free profile on the online call for entry system at by midnight on July 31, 2014. The opportunity is named the State of Colorado Public Art Registry. The Art in Public Places Program was established by the Colorado Legislature in 1977 to create enjoyment and pride for Coloradans. The public art statute requires an allocation of one percent of capital construction funds for new or renovated state buildings be set aside for the acquisition of works of art at the project site. These art acquisitions form the state art collection and are developed and administered by CCI. The works selected through this program represent great diversity in style, imagery, materials and techniques. By uniting artists, architecture and host institutions, public art integrates the art experience into the built environment and civic spaces.

For more information, please contact Deana Miller at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Colorado Creative Industries

Colorado Creative Industries is Colorado's state arts agency and is a division of the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. Established to capitalize on the immense potential for our creative sector to enhance economic growth in Colorado, the mission of CCI is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive the state's economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.


Call for Entries: The Painting Show at Core

Deadline: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4 PM

Juror: Jt Urband

  • $10 per entry
  • Exhibition dates: September 11 - 28, 2014
  • Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 - 9 PM
We look forward to seeing straightforward interpretations of “painting” as a theme, as well as more unusual takes on the subject. If it has something to do with painting, we want to see it. Feel free to think outside the paintbox, and bring us the best you’ve got.

Work should be dropped off at the gallery (900 Santa Fe Drive) during our open hours (Thursdays & Saturdays noon - 6, Fridays noon - 9, and Sundays 1 - 4) between August 21 and September 7. Deadline is Sunday, September 7 at 4 PM.

Artwork must fit through the door. Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Standing art must be stable.

Juror: Jt Urband

Professor Urband holds both a BFA and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships. He currently teaches studio art at Arapahoe Community College as well as offering private plein air painting instruction.

We will let you know whether or not your work is juried in by email or phone no later than September 10. Work not juried in must be picked up within 2 weeks of the opening. (Please no picking up on the night of the opening.) Accepted works must be picked up at close of show on Sunday, September 28 between 3 and 5 PM.

Questions? Email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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


Call for Artists: Valkarie Gallery

Deadline to apply is Saturday August 23, 2014


Valkarie Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in Belmar, is getting ready to set the schedule for 2015 and is looking for artists in all mediums. We have several different opportunities available: guest artist in main gallery, guest artist in members' gallery and membership artist.

As a guest artist in the main gallery (700+ square feet), you would be sharing the space with 1 - 4 other artists that are selected by Valkarie. The art would all share a common theme: carnival, libations, wheels, embrace, small works (12" x 12" or smaller), western, story time, month of photography, abstract, music and dance. Which ever themes get the best response will be the ones selected (currently have five spaces available). The exhibition will be four weeks long. The gallery retains 25% of all sales and requires a $50 non refundable deposit (will go towards printing postcards - some given to each participating artist as well as being mailed out to the gallery patrons - and beverages for the opening reception). Artists are expected to attend the opening as well as First Friday (if the show has both), promote the show via social media and physical mailings.

As a guest artist in the members' gallery, you would have the store front wall (9' long) for a month. The gallery retains 25% of all sales. Artists are expected to attend the opening/First Friday and promote the show via social media.

Member artist: member artists pay $75 a month, due quarterly, have year round display space in the members gallery (art changes every two months), one solo/paired show in the main gallery a year, participation in other gallery/Block 7 Arts District event, website presence, art featured in our advertizing, mention of events outside the gallery in the monthly newsletter. The gallery retains 10% of all sales. As a member, you are encouraged to attend all opening and First Fridays as well as sit the gallery once every 6 - 8 weeks and help promote via social media. 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 and not to exceed 2MB per image, along with title, size, price and medium, and what you are applying for (guest artist main gallery and specific theme(s), guest artist members gallery, member artist or no preference). Submission 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 members. 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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International Digital Motion Arts Exhibition: Call for Entry

Entry Deadline: Friday July 25, 2014


The International Digital Motion Arts Exhibition is a 40 West Arts juried exhibition celebrating traditional and emerging expressions in motions art and motion digital story telling. We invite artists, film makers, digital story tellers, and animation artists to explore techniques in creating motion fine art with software, technology, and capturing devices (cameras).

Installation art that uses motion with projection or uses display devices such as computer screens, tvs, cellphones and or mobile tablets are applicable to the exhibition. Physical motion (such as performance art) that has been captured to create fine art expressions and displayed as a .mov file maybe submitted as well. In summary submission can be movie files (.mov or .m4v) or a physical installation. Pushing the limits building on tradition and exploring possibilites to arrive at the art of motion is the focus of this show.

This is the first ever such show presented by an arts district – with a focus on Art. This is our first of what we hope will be an annual exhibition.

40 West Arts is a nonprofit organization that seeks to enhance the creative, cultural and economic vitality of the West Colfax Corridor by developing and supporting community arts spaces, events and creative enterprises within the corridor.


Call for Members: Ice Cube Gallery

Spring / Summer 2014

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory in RiNo

Ice Cube Gallery, llc exists to provide a space for critical dialogue and monthly exhibits supporting and encouraging "Artists to push beyond the norm and broaden their aesthetic -Ie. to be experimental in process, material, and/ or conceptual basis".

Call for Membership Proposals

Ice Cube Gallery is seeking prolific emerging and established artists and curators for juried review to become a member of one of Denver's most dynamic artist-run galleries! We are currently seeking all themes and styles of contemporary art including performance, installation, photography, film, multi-media, light, sculpture, artist talk series, or any other style of contemporary art that is pushing the boundaries in concept, process, and/or material.

Westword's art critic Michael Paglia calls Ice Cube Gallery "one of the most impressive exhibition spaces in town." Be a part of what he is talking about! Become familiar with our space and our current members by visiting our website or stop by during our regular hours Thursdays 12-5 Fridays 12-9 and Saturdays 12-5.

Membership includes:

• One solo show in ½ of the 2600 sq. ft. gallery for 4 weeks per calendar year
• Participation in group shows
• Use of 2,000 sq feet storage space on-site in the gallery basement
• Promotion throughout the year with print and digital media
• Membership in the RiNo District
• Creative growth and support through regular discussions and critiques

Members attend monthly meetings, and have opportunities to participate in PR, Events, juried and group show committees, mentoring, and gallery operations.

Cost: $75 monthly dues, one time $100 non- refundable deposit and $50 refundable key deposit, one year commitment (other types of membership may be available, including a shared membership and/or a guest membership. Different rates may apply, please inquire if interested.)

To apply, Submit:

• Letter of Interest. How do you see yourself as a collaborative member of Ice Cube Gallery?
• A one-page exhibition proposal outlining ideas for your exhibition. Your proposal should include explanations of the purpose, concept and/or themes of your show.
• Artist statement
• Curriculum Vitae or Artist resume
• 5-10 images of your work. Digital format (.jpg), no larger than 1MB each. Please, include a corresponding image list with titles, dimensions, media, and year (Video: include links to view videos online)

Email all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Total size of email should not be more than 7MB.

Would your work be better understood in person? Contact Sandy Lane to schedule a formal presentation of your work to the co-op.

Questions before you apply? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm


Call for Artists: Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 2014

  • Artists working in experimental techniques, linking art and technology or art and community are encouraged to submit works

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA) is currently looking for artists working in all media to exhibit at DAVA in 2014-2015. We are currently looking for artists on the themes of:
  • Communication Across Times
  • Global Exchanges
  • Robots
  • Transformation
  • Universes (Macro/Micro)
  • Social Practice, Rituals and Memory
All exhibits are a combination of works made by youth in our programs and works by guest artists. Artists may also have an opportunity to work with youth on a related subject or media, or give a talk in the gallery.

We are also looking for artists making small works for our end of the year holiday shows. (in particular: basketmakers, fiber artists, ceramic and glass artists, toy makers…)

Artists working in any media can send materials for consideration:

Please email all your information to Viviane Le Courtois, Gallery Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Including:
  • a link to your website or to an online portfolio (via dropbox for example)
  • a current resume or a bio
  • an artist statement
(We are currently reviewing works for the rest of 2014 and starting on 2015, so please submit as soon as possible for consideration.)

Thank you!

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is a nonprofit arts organization whose mission is to strengthen the community through the arts with youth as its primary focus. For more information about our programs, visit ,or call DAVA at 303 367 5886.

Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
1405 Florence St
Aurora CO 80010
Mon-Fri: 10:00 am-5:00 pm or by appointment




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