Call for Entries

Call for Entries: Wow! (Wide Open Whatever) 2017

Call for Entries: Wow! (Wide Open Whatever) 2017

Core New Art Space

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5, 2017

  • Bring actual artwork to Core during gallery hours between February 9 and March 5 for jurying
  • $10 entry, no entry limit
  • Notification will be made on Monday March 6th for work that is not accepted into the show
  • Opening reception for artists is Friday March 10 from 6-9
  • Exhibition dates: March 9-26, 2017
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


Zip 37 Seeking New Members

ZIP 37 Gallery is seeking new members
  • ZIP 37 Gallery is interested in reviewing new artists to join the cooperative
  • Dues are $80 per month and paid quarterly
  • 80% of sales go directly to the artist
  • If you are interested in membership, please let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with examples of your work and/or a link to your website

Each artist receives one, three-week solo show in the front room and at least one group show annually, as well as permanent year-round space in the famous salon-style back room. Artists sit their own shows unless they make arrangements with other members.

Zip 37
3644 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Thu: 5-8pm; Fri: 6-10pm
Sat/Sun: Noon-5pm


2017 Call for Innovation: 5th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

2017 Call for Innovation: 5th Annual Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge

Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017


You’re invited to an opportunity where seven artists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF), July 1, 2, 3, 2017. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2018 CCAF.

Challenge to Artists: This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. The challenge seeks artists from all disciplines. Painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists and more, from all over the world. Artists can use their discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation. We are looking for your authentic representation of innovation, how that translates into your artistic expression is up to you.
  • Go to and apply by the deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017 midnight (MST)
  • Learn more about the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge and view the 2016 winner and finalists:
  • Seven finalists will be awarded $5,000 commissions to create artwork and display at the 2017 CCAF
  • One winner will be selected to receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to the 2018 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.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
July 1, 2, 3, 2017
CherryArts Festival at Stanley
September 15, 16, 17, 2017


Call For Entry: imPressed at Art Gym Denver

Call For Entry: imPressed at Art Gym Denver

Deadline is Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Art Gym Denver is inviting artists to submit work to the 2nd annual imPressed national call for entry printmaking exhibit
  • Jurors are Brandon Gunn, Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute and Gregory Santos, Printmaking Director, Art Gym Denver
  • For more information and to submit your artwork go to:

imPressed, on view March 30, 2017 through April 22, 2017, aims to highlight current trends in contemporary American printmaking and shine a spotlight on a cross-section of artists working in a variety of traditional, alternative, and experimental print processes. Printmaking methods to be submitted may include but are not limited to: screen print, intaglio, photopolymer, photogravure, stone lithography, plate lithography, relief, 3D printing, laser engraving, steam roller, book arts, etc.

Last year’s inaugural imPressed exhibit, on view March 31, 2016 through April 21, 2016, displayed 26 prints from 230 submitted works, selected by Gregory Santos, Art Gym Denver’s Printmaking Director. Artists from 14 states were represented and the print processes included: screen print, stone lithography, plate lithography, collagraph, screen printed ceramic glaze, digitally animated screen prints, photopolymer intaglio, copper plate photogravure, chine-collé, aquatint, drypoint, waterbite, clay print, reductive woodcut, and monoprint. Exhibiting artists included: Brandon Gunn – Interim Education Director, Tamarind Institute (ABQ, NM), Veronica Ceci – Master Printer, Flatbed Press (Austin, TX), Carolyn Muskat – Master Printer & Owner, Muskat Studios (Somerville, MA), Mary Hood – Associate Profession Printmaking, Arizona State University.

The Art Gym Gallery and Café are open Tuesday – Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm.
The 17,000 sq. ft. Art Gym is located at 1460 Leyden St. Denver, CO 80205 and offers workspace and access to the tools necessary for emerging and seasoned creatives.
Art Gym has the tools you need to create; visit for more information.


Rent Gallery Space at Core: The Annex

Rent Gallery Space at Core: The Annex


Do you have great art but no place to show it? CORE New Art Space is a great venue for artists, and we offer “The Annex” for three week shows.  If you would like to reserve one of these spots please email us for more information.
  • How to rent
Call or email Core for available dates see contact information below. 25% percent commission is taken on all sales. Press and patron mailing lists can be purchased from Core for a nominal fee. “Basic” information about the show is released by Core to the newspapers, but hanging, show tags, promotion, reception and any repairs to the gallery after the exhibit are the responsibility of the artist. We encourage new forms of expression in experimental media, installation, video as well as other more established media. Slides/proposals should be submitted to the gallery with a SASE and labeled, please call first to discuss possible dates. Please stop by Core, call, or email us for more information on “The Annex” our rental gallery.

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 Entries: Feral Factory

Call for Entries: Feral Factory

Entries are accepted through the CaFÉ (Call for Entries) portal:

Deadline to Enter: February 25th, 2017

  • Exhibition Dates: April 1st – June 26th, 2017
  • Jurors include Tracy Weil from RiNo, Louis Martorano from RedLine, and Martha Weidmann from NINE dot ARTS
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Feral Factory Ltd., in partnership with Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) and NINE dot ARTS, is seeking visual art which explores cities, city life, and urbanism. The show will take place at the Crash exhibition space in RiNo, and will display more than one hundred pieces in rotation. This is an international call to all visual artists 18+, for artwork which celebrates and critiques cities and city life.

  • Tracy Weil, Creative Director & Co-Founder, River North Art District, Denver, Colorado
  • Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center
  • Martha Weidmann, CEO & Co-Founder, NINE dot ARTS
  • Shana Cordon, Co-Founder, Feral Factory Ltd.
  • John Barbour, Co-Founder, Feral Factory Ltd.

During the exhibition, Feral Factory will host three highly publicized events, four salons, multiple receptions, and four First Fridays at the show. Additionally, there will be workshops, talks, and other events bringing the community, and buyers, to the exhibition. The gallery will hold viewing hours and appointments, and we are partnering with the award-winning art advisors, NINE dot ARTS, to promote sales.


  • Best of Show: US$500
  • Special Merit: US$100

About the Jurors:

Tracy Weil is a Co-Founder and Creative Director of Denver’s River North Art District, and his studio is Weilworks, which boasts three stories of exhibition spaces. Weil is a successful public artist, a stalwart leader in the arts community, and a grounding presence throughout Denver's art scene.

Louise Martorano is the Executive Director of the RedLine Contemporary Art Center. RedLine fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change, and it has served tens of thousands of visitors and program participants since opening in 2008.

Martha Weidmann is Co-Founder and CEO of NINE dot ARTS. She is a guiding force in shaping the company’s unique approach to art advising and, together with her partner, Molly Casey, has helped to set the standard in how businesses and artists connect. Martha’s major projects include The Colorado Convention Center, The Crawford Hotel at Denver Union Station and the Town of Avon.

Shana Cordon is a Co-Founder of Feral Factory Ltd., which curates art experiences, conversations, and happenings in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Drawing from a warehouse of exceptional talent in the arts, business, and community, Feral Factory forges wildly creative alliances and productions. As a longtime photographer, stage performer, and producer, Shana brings life to a broad spectrum of the arts.

John Barbour is the other Co-Founder of Feral Factory Ltd. Coming from a background in architecture and design, John has an eye for how the details of production, exhibition, and spectacle combine to create successful events. Also an academic, John leads Feral Factory's salon series.


Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Call for Entries: Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning at Niza Knoll Gallery

Application Deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017

  • All entries must go through CaFÉ (
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Scanography, by Niza Knoll

Niza Knoll Gallery is accepting submissions for a new juried exhibit Photo Scanography/The Art of Scanning. The selected images will be on display from March 17-April 15, 2017 in the Niza Knoll Gallery, located in Denver’s popular Art District on Santa Fe. This exhibit is taking place in conjunction with the The Month of Photography (MOP) Denver which is a biennial celebration of fine art photography with hundreds of collaborative public events throughout Denver and the region (

Artists are invited to create digital images using a flatbed scanner instead of a camera. There are many different techniques to creating scanner art. Develop your own style by arranging a composition of few or many objects directly on the flatbed scanner. Painting on the flatbed scanner is also a possibility. After the image is completed on the scanner photo editing can then be applied if you choose. Use your creative abilities and scan something new.

Important dates are as follows:
  • March 1, 2017: Application Deadline
  • March 3, 2017 - Announcement of accepted work via e-mail
  • March 14, 2017 - Shipped artwork must arrive
  • March 14th , 2017 (Tuesday) between 11-2 pm - Local artwork must be dropped off directly to the gallery
  • March 17, 2017-April 15,2017 - Exhibit Dates
  • March 17th from 5-8pm (Friday) - Opening and Artists Reception
  • April 15th from 1-4pm - Last day of exhibit
  • April 15th, from 4-6 pm (Saturday) - Pickup of unsold art
The show will be juried by gallery owner Niza Knoll has been making photographs and other art for many years. She has enjoyed using the scanner to experiment with creating images since 2009. She arranges items to create pleasing compositions resulting in crisp, dramatic, undistracted images that depict the simultaneous stillness and energy of an object. She prints the resulting scans on photographic paper and presents them in a large format. She continues to explore new ways to use the flatbed scanner as a creative tool.

Niza Knoll Gallery, celebrating its seventh year, specializes in intriguing conceptual exhibits. The gallery, located at 915 Santa Fe Drive in Denver's Art District on Santa Fe, 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 of artists using non- traditional media. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday-Friday 1-5 pm, Saturday 1-4, First and Third Friday 4-8 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.


Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Call for Entry: 70th annual Gilpin County Arts Association Juried Show

Deadline for online entries: Friday March 3, 2017

gilartsThe Gilpin County Arts Association hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, Colorado. 
  • February 28, 2017: deadline for postmark for mailed entries
  • March 3, 2017: Deadline for online entries
  • 2017 Show dates: June 3rd - August 6, 2017
  • GCAA is proud to present the 2017 distinguished jurors The Photography juror is John Fielder. Fielder is a nationally renowned photographer, author of more than 40 books, publisher and environmentalist. See more at
  • The 2D juror is Stephen Quiller. Quiller is an internationally known painter and teacher and author of 6 books on watermedia painting. More at
  • The 3D juror is Bob Smith. Smith is an award winning raku artist and longtime teacher. He has been a studio potter for over 40 years and is featured in many publications. More at
  • The Awards Judge is Christopher Herron. Herron is the Deputy Curator & Registrar for Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art, where he has worked for 12 years. More at
Info or questions: Virginia Unseld, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 303.582.5724


Call for Entries: In the Flesh and Beyond at BCC

IN THE FLESH AND BEYOND: Artists Contemplate Their Own Vision of Jesus

An art show sponsored by Berkeley Community Church UCC

Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017


Most of us, whether religious or not, have a fixed mental image ofJesus Christ drawn from historic depictions. These mental images are often based on cultural stereotypes, political circumstance, and theological interpretation. However, a race- or gender-specific depiction of Jesus is limiting. In life, Jesus’ aim was to banish racial, social, and class distinctions. Jesus is, symbolically, “all in all”—everyman, everyperson.

What is your visual interpretation of Jesus? Are your images of Jesus literal, metaphorical, or something else entirely? Berkeley Community Church (United Church of Christ) invites artists to use their chosen media to address their perspective.

  • Show Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
  • Entry Deadline: March 18, 2017
  • Entrance Fee: $25 per piece
  • Total Awards: $250
  • Head Juror: Cecily Cullen—Managing Director and Curator of Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Center for Visual Art.
  • Secular submissions are welcome and encouraged. Chosen art will be displayed for one year. Artists may sell the art while it is on display, but purchaser must allow art to be displayed for the full year before actual possession.
Questions? Email Jill Carstens at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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