Call for Artists

Call for Entries: Springs Surreal at the CSFAC

Call for Entries: Springs Surreal at the CSFAC

Guest Juror: Collin Parson


Springs Surreal is a group show organized by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center to coincide with the exhibition of three René Magritte paintings from a private collection and a selection of Surrealist works by various artists to be borrowed from several local collections. 

The exhibition will be on display in the 2nd floor galleries of the FAC from Oct. 24, 2015 – Feb. 7, 2016. This group show will include 5-8 Pikes Peak region-based artists, half of which will be invited by FAC curators Joy Armstrong and Blake Milteer and the other half will be chosen by juror Collin Parson, based on submissions to this call for entries. Artists are required to submit 6-10 examples of work made with knowledge and understanding of classic Surrealist concepts and imagery, as well as clear articulation of the artist’s contemporary vision. In addition to these images, applicants are asked to include a proposal for one new work to be created specifically for this exhibition and inspired by Magritte’s imagery. If chosen, the artist will receive a stipend of $500 as an honorarium to be paid upon opening of the exhibition.

Abouth Guest Juror Collin Parson

Collin Parson currently 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 he received a B.F.A. in Theater Design and Technology with emphasis in Lighting and Scene Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his M.A. 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 with his most recent exhibition at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. He has had the privilege of jurying many art festivals throughout the region and has received many awards for his curatorial projects.

A member of Denver’s historic Pirate: Contemporary Art and an artist-in-residence at RedLine Denver, he was awarded 100 Colorado Creative’s by Westword Magazine in 2013. Parson is the son of Colorado sculptor Charles Parson, whose experience with the Colorado arts community helped Collin long before his professional career began. Growing up in a family of artists (father-sculptor/arts educator, mother-modern dancer, sister-actress/educator and brother-musician/educator), Collin is proud to be continuing the educational and creative traditions. For more information please visit

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


Picture This! Artist Search Contest

Picture This! Artist Search Contest

  • Details online at
  • Event link:
  • Contestants can send their reel/samples of their digital work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday May 22nd 2015

Picture This! is a show where animators and digital illustrators/artists draw live on a screen projected behind comedians as they are performing.
Picture This! is having an artist search to find artists to participate in the show.

This is YOUR chance to be PART of this special Denver/Crom Comedy West edition of Picture This!

As part of our goal to get as much of the Denver art community involved in the Denver debut of Picture This! we are holding a contest to find a animators for our show at the Crom Comedy fest!

Here are the only requirements:
  • Artist must be comfortable using a Wacom/Cintique/or other digital drawing tablet and Photoshop
  • Artist must be available Saturday 5/30/15 for a rehearsal in the afternoon and for the show that night from 8:30pm-11pm
Here is a clip of comedian Jen Kirkman (Chelsea Lately) at Picture This! in Los Angeles so contestants can see what is expected of them:

Contestants can send their reel/samples of their digital work to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by FRIDAY 5/22/15.

The winner will be chosen & alerted and announced by WEDNESDAY 5/27/15.

We can’t wait to see your submissions! And help spread the word to any Denver digital artists! Thanks!


Call for Entries: “Rolling Route 40 Revisited: The Art of the Wheel”

40 West Arts Call for Entries: “Rolling Route 40 Revisited: The Art of the Wheel”

Entry Deadline: Friday June 19th, 2015


Key Dates:
  • Exhibition: July 29th – August 29th
  • Wednesday, July 29th, 2015: 5-7pm / Show Opening
  • Saturday, August 8th, 2015: open 12-6pm; Extra hours at the gallery in conjunction with West Colfax MuralFest, occurring ½ block adjacent.
Join 40 West Arts for Rolling Route 40 Revisited – The Art of the Wheel Show, an art exhibition that will celebrate our transportation corridor history and its future. This show will expand upon the interest and range displayed at last year’s Hubcap Art Show. The culture along Highway 40 has been a key transportation corridor for the past century – from rail and streetcars, to the explosion of the automobile traveling culture of the 50’s. Colfax drivers whipped up and down the road to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way. Today, we celebrate the multi-modal transportation corridor we have become – light rail, cars and car shares, bicycles, scooters, strollers, rollerblades, wheelchairs, steering wheels, and more.

Thus, it is a natural fit for our next 40 West Arts Show to feature the wheel as source for inspiration. Artists are invited to start with any wheel they wish. We invite visual artists of all kinds—painters, photographers, sculptors, mixed-media artists, etc. From there, get creative and transform this everyday item into something magnificent! Any medium or media allowed. Use your imagination. Stretch the boundaries. Travel 40 West again with your art.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St
Lakewood, CO 80214 Tue-Sat: 1-4pm


Call for Entries: CPAC’s 2015 Members Show

Call for Entries: CPAC’s Annual Members Show

Deadline for Entries: Friday May 29, 2015

Exhibition juror: Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center announces its annual juried members’ photography exhibition. This year’s distinguished juror is Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe. The exhibition will be a survey of new work made by CPAC members within the past twelve months, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s core constituency. There is no theme. The show is open to current, registered members of the organization only.
  • Fees: First three images free. $5 each additional image.
  • Deadline for entries: May 29, 2015; 5 pm MST
  • Exhibition at CPAC: July 11 – August 22, 2015
  • Reception and award ceremony with the juror: Saturday, June 11. 3 – 5 pm
  • Public lecture with Ms. Ware: Saturday, June 11th at 1 pm; location: Denver Art Museum, Ponti Building, Lower level. $5 members/$10 general public
A $300 purchase award will be given for Best of Show, chosen by the juror on site at CPAC. The selected image will become part of CPAC’s permanent photography collection. Three Honorable Mention awards will be made. An exhibition catalog will be published online; awardees will receive a printed version.

All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film or video camera, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. Entry is open to currently active regional, national, and international members of CPAC. Successful entrants are responsible for all two-way shipping and handling costs.

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, where a year-long Focus on Photography series just ended. Previously, she conceived and organized the museum’s exhibition, book, and website Earth Now: American Photographers and the Environment. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of work. Most recently, Ms. Ware has written essays on the work of contemporary photographers Caleb Charland, Terri Warpinski, and Chris McCaw. She previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
1513 Boulder Street
Denver, CO 80211
Wed-Sat: 12-6:00pm


Coors Light South Platte RiverFest Art Competition

Coors Light South Platte RiverFest Art Competition

Saturday June 27 and Sunday June 28, 2015

Sponsored by the Greenway Foundation


Timeline of Events:

Saturday, June 27, 2015
  • 10:00 am Festival Opens
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm Artist check in (REQUIRED)
  • 12:00-10:00 pm Create artwork
  • 10:00 pm All artwork must be turned in
Sunday, June 29, 2015
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Art on display for viewing
  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Art is judged by RiverFest attendees
  • 2:00 pm Winner announced
Description: Create a work of art inspired by The South Platte River and Cherry Creek during this unique, two day festival. Limited spots available so fill out the application today!

Media: Sculptures, paintings, drawings, kinesthetic creations

Size: Less than 60 lbs, small enough for two people to move

Materials: Artists must bring all of their own supplies.

Location/Topic:  All artwork must be created on the event site in a designated space. All artwork must be family friendly and inspired by the South Platte River, or Cherry Creek.

Fee: $10 per artist (15+ Years), $5 (15 and under)

Prize: TBA

Publicity: All artwork will be viewed by over 15,000 festival participants. Artists are encouraged to include a 4x8 notecard including their name, inspiration and how to contact the artist.

Location: Confluence Park in Downtown Denver

For more information please email BOTH This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Artists: The Co-op at Gallery 970

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Located in Loveland, Colorado

Gallery Nine-Seventy is seeking artists who can present a cohesive and thought provoking body of work in our gallery either through a solo exhibit or a curated group exhibit. Artists must have work that is thoughtful, unique and professional (i.e. framed and/or displayed skillfully).

Artwork may include, but is not limited to painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, installation, new media and art furnishings. Artists are strongly encouraged to include live demonstrations, artist talks and/or Q&A sessions in their exhibit. Applicants must also take into consideration that Gallery Nine-Seventy is a family-friendly and socially conscious environment. 


Town of Parker Public Art Opportunities

Town of Parker Public Art Opportunities

Deadline to submit artist qualifications is Friday May 29, 2015

  • Complete details are available at
  • Applications must be submitted through to be considered
Parker Arts, the Cultural Department for the Town of Parker, is seeking artists for two major public art commissions

Recreation Center Expansion
Parker Arts is working with the award-winning Parker Parks and Recreation Department to commission a public art installation for the indoor leisure pool area in the Town’s newly expanded Recreation Center. Eligibility is restricted to professional Colorado artists for this $40,000 all-inclusive commission. Preference is for wall-mounted 3D artwork. Up to three finalists will be selected to present an in-depth proposal to the selection committee either in-person or via online video. All finalists will receive a $400.00 honorarium. Deadline for artwork to be installed is the end of 2015.

East Main Park/Plaza
Parker Arts is also seeking qualifications from an artist or artist team interested in creating a public art master plan and at least one piece of public art for the Town’s new 1.4 acre EastMain Park/Plaza. For the master plan, a fee of $10,000 will be paid to the selected artist to conduct stakeholder meetings and to generate a narrative with accompanying renderings that identifies recommended locations and provides design guidelines for the public art. The Town has committed an additional $100,000 to complete the design, fabrication and installation of at least one artwork for the Park/Plaza, as identified in the master plan. The Town currently has a grant application pending with the National Endowment for the Arts that could provide an additional $200,000 to increase the scale of this artwork and/or to commission more artworks. NEA grant notification is expected in July. Deadline for artwork to be installed is summer 2016.

About Parker Arts
Parker Arts encompasses the many facilities and events that the Town of Parker’s Cultural Department oversees, including a wide variety of local, regional, national and international, cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming and rentals. The PACE Center is home to a 542-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, Bellco art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen, and several classrooms. The historic Mainstreet Center houses a cozy 200-seat theater, small art gallery, gym, and vintage classrooms. The century-old Ruth Memorial Chapel is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is the perfect setting for small wedding, church groups or quiet meetings. For more information about Parker Arts, visit


Call for Entries: 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art

2nd Annual Juried Exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art

Entries due by Monday June 8th, 2015

For more details & to apply:

  • Juror: Collin Parson, Exhibition Manager & Curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities
  • Exhibition dates: July 3 – August 1, 2015

This is a national call for entry open to visual artists working in any media. Located in the heart of Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe Drive, Mai Wyn Fine Art has emerged as an incubator for both emerging and established talent. With an elegant yet modest exhibition space of only 500 sq ft, a very limited number of works will be selected for inclusion in this show. However one artist is awarded "best of show" and receives a solo exhibition at Mai Wyn Fine Art in 2016. To be considered for the 2016 solo exhibition, applicants must provide a website or portfolio link documenting the scope of their work. Please visit the call for entry website below for additional details, some restrictions apply.

JUROR Collin Parson is the Exhibition Manager & Curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities in Arvada, Colorado putting together notable shows like Art of The State and Unbound: Sculpture in the Field. At the forefront of Denver's exploding art scene, Parson has juried exhibitions at Redline and Colorado Mesa University as well as the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Mai Wyn Fine Art
744 Santa Fe Dr.


Call for Entries: 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” at Niza Knoll

Call for Entries: 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” Juried Show

Niza Knoll Gallery

Deadline for entry: Friday June 5, 2015

  • Juried by Aliki McCain
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Niza Knoll Gallery is requesting art submissions for the 6th Annual “Gone to the Dogs” Juried Show. Artists are asked to submit original works in any medium depicting the dog. This year’s call will be juried online via and is open to artist from anywhere in the United States. Deadlines and other important dates are as follows:
  • Deadline for entry: June 5, 2015
  • Announcement of accepted work: June 13, 2015
  • Deadline for accepted art delivered by shipper to arrive at the gallery: July 10, 2015
  • Exhibit Dates: July 17 - August 22, 2015
  • Opening and Artists Reception: Friday, July 17, 5-8 pm
  • Closing date: August 22, 2015
A more detailed prospectus can be found at and all entries must be submitted through Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for $35.

The exhibit will be juried by Aliki McCain. McCain oversaw the running of ArtHaus Gallery for four years. She obtained her Masters of Fine Art and her Bachelors in Art History at University of California Irvine. She is interested in the human condition and examines these relationships in her work. As a photo realist drawer, she currently challenges herself to see things abstractly and solve problems as they occur organically in the painting process.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating it’s fifth year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery is located in the historic Art District on Santa Fe and 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, artists using non- traditional media. Gallery owner and multi-disciplinary artist Niza Knoll received her formal training in painting and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Before becoming a full-time visual artist she had two rewarding careers as a graphic designer and a teacher of painting and photography. The gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday, 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-9 pm. The Mix Co-op in the back of the gallery is also open for visitors during regular hours. For more information visit or contact Niza at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-953-1789.

Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists

The Colorado Mountain Art Gallery: Calling All Artists


Artists in all arts and crafts media are sought to join a non-profit co-op, Colorado Mountain Art Gallery, in Georgetown, Colorado, hosted by the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Prime location, good sales, open year round. For details, please call 303.674.0056 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Art Entries @ Good Thieves Press

Call for Art Entries @ Good Thieves Press

Robot^3 (robot cubed): Third Annual Robot Art Show

Entries due by May 20th, 2015


Show Duration: May 30 – June 19, 2015
5.20.15 – All entries due by midnight (digital submissions only)
5.22.15 – Notifications sent
5.23.15 – Art delivered to gallery, 2-8p
5.30.15 – Opening Reception, 5-10p
6.13.15 – Open hours, 1-5p
6.19.15 – Closing Reception, 5-10p
6.20.15 – Art pick up, 2-5p
Additional gallery hours by appointment

Good Thieves Press is happy to announce Robot^3, our 3rd annual Robot Art Show!

Technology has infiltrated our lives, getting through the day without feeling its impact has become impossible. And so, we want your Robot Art! Use any medium to show us your unique interpretation of how technology has impacted your life-- for better or for worse. The machines are alive!

Artwork does not need to be robot specific, the theme is open to interpretation—how has technology impacted humanity?

$10 entry fee for each submission with 3 maximum submissions per person. Open to ALL MEDIUMS with no set size restrictions, as long as your work can easily fit through the gallery door. All work must be sturdy, wire ready to hang, and/or ready to install in the gallery. Video, sound and outdoor installations will also be considered, you will need to provide your own equipment.

Digital submissions ONLY.

Sponsored by: jb accountants, llc, "Accounting, bookkeeping, taxes-- we make it easy!"

Good Thieves Press
2045 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205


Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center

Request for Artwork Submissions: Inner City Health Center

Inner City Health Center (ICHC) is accepting proposals for artwork. ICHC is a faith-based health care home for underserved and unisured individuals where consistent, high quality treatment is provided in an atmosphere of genuine respect. We express our faith by providing compassionate healthcare for those in need through our deep concern for their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

The artwork should reflect the mission of the clinic as well as th ethnic diversity of our patients. The art will be placed in ICHC’s medical and dental waiting rooms, and building hallways. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists.

Your submission package must include:
  • Statement of Interest that briefly outlines your interest in this project and how your art work will enhance our environment and reflect our mission
  • Resume outlining your accomplishments
  • Samples of your artwork
Please sent your submit your package to:

Inner City Health Center
3800 York Street
Denver, CO 80205
Attention: Cheryl Simmons


For over 30 years, Inner City Health Center(ICHC) has been a vital resource to the community with over 400,000 patient visits. ICHC exists to provide quality, comprehensive care for metro Denver’s uninsured and underserved. We use a comprehensive care model that integrates medical, dental and counseling services to address the needs of the whole person and whole family all in one location. Last year, ICHC grew to 22,400 patient visits due to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid. Today, just as it was at its creation, ICHC continues to serve those who are in the most need with respect and compassion.


Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

Outreach for Local Artists at Mountain High Appliance

  • February's theme is Architecture & The Built Environment


Mountain High Appliance is excited to support our community by opening the Louisville showroom as a gallery space for local artists of all mediums (2D and 3D) ages 15 years and up!

Mountain High Appliance is Colorado's premier appliance showroom with state of the art appliances displayed in 14 designer kitchens. This is a great opportunity to display your artwork in a high-traffic, professional setting to get the exposure your art deserves for FREE. Pieces can be listed for sale, and we do not take commission. We will accept cash and check sales only from buyers of your work(s).

• All art mediums will be considered but must be appropriate for a retail setting; no works depicting violence, nudity, or profanity will be accepted and we reserve the right to refuse any art at our discretion.
• Each artist may submit up to 5 pieces and they will be displayed for 30 days.
• Hanging items must be professionally framed with wire hanger.
• Artists are responsible for drop off and pick-up of all pieces to the Louisville showroom. Receiving: 3 days prior to the 1st day of your display month from 8am - 10am and 4pm -- 6pm only. Pick up: Must be within 7 days after the display month has ended during our regular business hours. Pieces left beyond 7 days will be donated to local charity for fundraising. No exceptions.
• There will be a 4 month waiting period between showings of any individual artist.

Please send JPG or PDF images of the work to be considered with dimensions to tasia (at ) mountainhighappliance (dot) com. Artists that are chosen for display will be contacted directly.

No phone calls please.

Tasia VanderVegt
Mountain High Appliance
1130 Pine Street
Louisvile, CO 80027
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