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Call for Entries: 25th Annual State Watercolor Exhibition

Call for Entries: 25th Annual State Watercolor Exhibition

Sponsored by the Colorado Watercolor Society

Deadline for receiving entry forms, images and fees: Friday, March 4, 2016


This is a very exciting year for the Colorado Watercolor Society State Watercolor Exhibition. Not only is it our 25th Anniversary show, it’s also being held in conjunction with the 41st Annual Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition. The 2 shows will take place at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in June, July and August, 2016. Our juror this year is nationally recognized artist Gale Webb.

Gale paints predominantly in acrylic and adds collage to create texture and excitement. Her paintings have been exhibited in art shows across the nation receiving numerous awards both locally and nationwide.

Entries must be predominantly watermedia (watercolor, acrylic, gouache, casein or tempera) on paper or synthetic paper, completed within the last two years (2014 to present), and not previously shown in a juried exhibit in Colorado or at the Arvada Center. No canvas.


Call for Entries: CCAF Innovation Award

2016 Call for Innovation: 4th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016

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You’re invited to an opportunity where seven artists will be be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), July 2, 3, 4, 2016. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2017 CCAF.

Challenge to Artists: This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. The challenge seeks artists of all kinds, painters, sculptors, wood turners, new media creators and more from all over the world. Artists will use their discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation.
  • Go to and apply by the deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016 midnight (MST)
  • Learn more about the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge and view the 2015 winner and finalists:
  • Seven finalists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the 2016 CCAF
  • One winner will be selected to receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to the 2017 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.  


Call for Artists: PlatteForum 2016-2017 Artist Residencies

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Application Deadline is Friday, April 8, 2016

PlatteForum is pleased to announce that applications for their 2016-2017 Artist Residencies are now available. Applications may be accessed online at

The heart of PlatteForum’s annual artistic offerings, the Artist Residency supports contemporary artists as they work, and provides an opportunity for artists to strengthen their individual practice through collaboration and community engagement. The deadline to apply for this prestigious placement is Friday, April 8, 2016.

Designed to celebrate creativity and challenge artists to incorporate social practice into their process, PlatteForum’s Artist Residencies encourage innovative and expansive thinking about what art is and can be. Residencies are 6 – 8 weeks in duration, and provide the artist with time, space and support to extend their work and share their ideas with the public. Four residency slots are awarded each year, and local, national and international artists are encouraged to apply.

“PlatteForum teams our creative residents with youth and the community,” says Judy Anderson, Consultant and former PlatteForum Artistic/Founding Director “We feel this makes a valuable contribution to our city’s cultural discourse, fosters personal growth for the artist, and positively impacts the lives of participating individuals – including the artists, the youth they are working with and the entire community.”

Artistic excellence, innovative ideas for engagement and collaboration with the public, and a diversity of ideas, genres, and methodologies are paramount in selecting the PlatteForum Resident Artists. Preference is given to artists whose work addresses the larger questions in our world today such as race, class, social and ecological issues.

“Our goal is to provoke dialogue within our community that can help shape our public narratives and cultural conversations,” continues Anderson.

The Artist Residency program is open to local, national and international artists in all genres. Applications from established professional artists, emerging artists, and graduate students are welcome. Applicants must be able to speak and understand English, and Resident Artists are asked to donate one piece of art that will be auctioned by PlatteForum to support the residency program. There is a three-year waiting period for former residents (for example, an Artist Resident from the 2013-14 season is not eligible to apply until the 2016-17 season). For additional criteria and to download an application, visit

About PlatteForum

Founded in 2002 as a community resource to support working artists and youth through collaboration and the creative process, PlatteForum’s artist residencies offer time, space, and resources for professional artists to create new work and shape an experience where young people can learn through practice, expanding their sense of what is possible. During each residency, PlatteForum teams the artist with small groups of young people from neighborhoods throughout Denver to produce and exhibit a collaborative body of work.

This award-winning nonprofit organization provides a nurturing space where creativity and artistic excellence are highly valued and where artists and youth work together to model the creative process, emphasizing the connections between their artistic passion, significant life experiences, and public issues. The overall experience transforms the lives of the youth, the artists and the community. For more information visit

2400 Curtis St
Suite 100
Denver, CO 80205
Mon-Fri: Noon - 4:00 PM or by appointment



Call For Entry: Printmaking Exhibition at Art Gym Denver

Call For Entry: Printmaking Exhibition at Art Gym Denver

Submittal deadline: Saturday February 27, 2016 at 11:59pm

Exhibition runs March 31 - April 21, 2016, part of the Month of Printmaking (Mo’Print) in Denver, Colorado


Art Gym Denver is inviting printmakers to submit their most recent work to a call for entry for the exhibition “Impressed” juried by Art Gym Printmaking Director Gregory Santos.

  • Accepted media including but not limited to: traditional and experimental printmaking methods, silkscreen, etching, photopolymer, photogravure, lithography, relief, bookarts, 3D printing, laser engraving, inkjet.
  • Art must be original and not a reproduction.
  • Art dimensions cannot exceed 48” in any direction.
  • All art sent to Art Gym Denver not ready to hang will be displayed with magnets on a steel plate.
  • Submittal must be accompanied by a PayPal payment of $15 for up to three images.
  • Artists must reside in the continental 48 states and be 18+ years old.
  • Submission fee is non refundable.
  • Art Gym Denver will take a 30% commission on all work sold.
  • 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 covering all costs of delivery and return of 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 recomends all artists carry insurance sufficient to cover the full replacement value of their artwork.
Important Dates:
  • Submittal deadline: February 27, 2016, 11:59pm
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection to artists by email: March 5, 2016
  • All artwork delivered by mail or dropped off at Art Gym Denver: March 25 & 26, 2016
  • Opening Reception: March 31st, 2016, 5 - 8pm
About the Juror:

Gregory Santos serves as the Director of Printmaking at Art Gym Denver. Prior to this appointment he has worked professionally as a book conservator, bookbinder, letterpress printer, silkscreen printer and printmaking shop manger.

Collaboratively he’s printed fine art editions for artists including: Gigi Chen, Jill Moser, Guillermo Kuitca, Robert Kushner, Dinh Q. Lê, and Sanford Biggers.

He earned a printer’s certificate from the Tamarind Institute in 2007, an M.A. in studio art from New York University in 2006 and a B.F.A. in printmaking from Syracuse University in 1998.

Art Gym Denver
1460 Leyden St.
Denver, CO 80220
Tue-Sun: 10am-6pm


Call for Entries: Fiber Innovations II at PACE

Call for Entries: Fiber Innovations II at PACE

Juror, Mary Ellen Williams: Former Executive Director at the Foothills Art Center

March 21, 2016: Postmark deadline for entries

  • March 21, 2016 - Postmark deadline for entries
  • May 13, 2016 - Entrant notification
  • May 21 through May 23 , 2016 - Window for delivery of shipped items
  • May 23, 2016, 1 - 4 PM - Hand delivery of items
  • June 2, 2016, 6 - 8 PM - Opening reception
  • July 10, 2016 - Last day of exhibit
  • July 13, 2016, 1 - 4 PM - Pick-up hand delivered items

All fiber artists are invited to participate in our juried exhibit Fiber Innovations II. The show focus is contemporary surface design in the fiber arts. Bring forward your new and unusual surface design techniques!

Non-functional wall art representing fiber media of all types are welcome, including weaving, tapestry, dyeing, basketry, surface design, felting, quilting, papermaking, knitting, crocheting, and embroidery.

Mary Ellen Williams was Foothills Art Center's Executive Director from November 2013 - December 2015, after serving as the Chief Financial Officer at LiveWellColorado, a statewide nonprofit startup with an annual budget of $7M. During her career of 20 years, she also worked as Executive Director of Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a metropolitan tax district serving seven counties and distributing $38M to over 300 cultural facilities, and which she led during the 2003 state legislative session to seek renewal of the statute authorizing the tax district. Throughout her career she has maintained a strong interest in supporting the arts.

Mary Ellen earned an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management in Boston, MA and a BA in Studio Art at Smith College with a focus on oil painting, drawing and watercolor. She is an alumna of Kingswood School Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI where she learned painting, drawing and focused on weaving her senior year.

Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center
20000 Pikes Peak Avenue
Parker, CO 80138


Call for Artists: 18th Annual Art on the Streets

Call for Artists: Colorado Springs 18th Annual Art on the Streets

2016-2017 juried sculpture exhibit seeks proposals from artists for next exhibit

Deadline for artists to apply: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

(left) Art on the Streets Exhibit, My Other Half by Steven Durow, photo by Michael J. Pach
(right) Art on the Streets Exhibit, Nine Piece Rings by James Burns, photo by Michael J. Pach

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. Applications are now available online at

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. The 2016-2017 exhibit will be installed June 2016 through May 2017.

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. Up to 12 artists will be chosen to exhibit. In addition to the $1,250 honorarium, each artist is offered two nights of complimentary lodging in Colorado Springs, one of which will be used during installation, and one of which will be used to attend the exhibition's Launch Party event. Selected artwork for the Art on the Streets exhibit will be installed throughout the 40-square-block downtown district, with the majority of works clustered in the busiest 10 to 15 block core.

Artists are chosen for inclusion through a jury process in which artistic quality serves as the primary criteria. The lead juror for the 2016-2017 exhibit is Artist and Curator Collin Parson. A Colorado native, Parson serves as the Exhibition Manager and Chief Curator for the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities in Arvada, Colorado in the greater Denver metropolitan area. Parson will be joined on the jury by Curator Joy Armstrong, Museum Director and Curator for Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

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

About Downtown Partnership

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


Call for Entry: Edge Community Print Show

Edge Community Print Show for Denver's 2016 Month of Printmaking

Drop-off dates and times: Sunday, February 28 from 12-5pm and Monday, February 29 from 10am-12pm and 5-7pm

  • Exhibition dates: March 4 - 27, 2016

Edge Gallery is hosting an open print exhibition as part of Mo'Print. This will feature artwork made from traditional and experimental printmaing processes. The entry fee is $10 per piece, unlimited number of entries.

Policies and Procedures
  • Presentable Work: All artwork must be framed, mounted, or in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Work may be refused if unable to install or hang professionally.
  • Special Installation: Video or installation work will need to be installed by the artist. A limited number of pedestals are available.
  • Commission: All works sold during or through the show will have a 40% commission fee, which includes sales tax.
  • Abandoned Work: Any work left in the gallery 30 days after the show end date will be thrown away or become the property of Edge. Payment Accepted: Cash, credit, and checks made to "Edge Gallery"
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Fri: 5-10pm, Sat:12-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm



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