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Call for Entry: Art of the State 2016 at the Arvada Center

Call for Entry: Art of the State 2016 at the Arvada Center

Deadline for Entries: October 12, 2015

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2016, a juried exhibition of Colorado. As a follow-up to the 2013 award-winning exhibition, Art of the State 2016 will highlight the quality, depth and diversity of Colorado artists. All three of the Arvada Center’s galleries, over 10,000 sq. ft. will be dedicated to this exhibition. Art of the State 2016 will continue the Arvada Center’s long support of Colorado artists. This exhibition will be juried by Gwen Chanzit, (Modern Art Curator, Denver Art Museum), Michael Chavez, (Public Art Program Manager, Denver Arts & Venues) and Collin Parson, (Exhibition Manager and Curator, Arvada Center).
  • Email Notification: November 6, 2015
  • Entry Fee: $35 for up to three pieces
  • Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This juried exhibition is open to all Colorado artists in all media
Eligibility and important restrictions to note: Any artist currently residing in Colorado and over the age of 18 is encouraged to apply. Artworks submitted must be available for sale, original, and created in the last 2 years. Framed works cannot exceed 6 ft. in any direction, and any wall work cannot weigh over 100 lbs. Sculpture cannot exceed 8 ft. in any direction. No work will be accepted that has been shown at the AC previously.

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


Call for Artists: Art on Loan Program for Colorado's US Senators

cagCall for Artists: Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner's Washington D.C. offices

Sponsored by the Colorado Artists Guild

Open to Colorado Artists Only

  • Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
Welcome to the fifth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet’s Washington D.C. office, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild. Beginning with this year’s submission, we have now been asked to expand this art on loan program to include Senator Cory Gardner’s office as well.

Senator Bennet and his staff are looking for 12 to 15 pieces of 2D artwork and possibly 2 or 3 sculptural pieces. Because the Senator’s office and conference rooms have 25 ft ceilings, they would like large pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame).  As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

Senator Gardner and his staff are looking for a mix of sizes.  Like Senator Bennet’s office, they have a few rooms with 25ft ceilings, but they also have other rooms that are smaller, so could use a few pieces of artwork in the 18” to 24” size range.  The style they are looking for is a little more specific.  Senator Gardner enjoys artwork that is more historic, and because he is from the eastern plains he would like see artwork that represents that part of the state as well.

Loan term: 1 to 2 years
Shipping will be paid for by the Senator’s office
Artwork will be insured

Submission Details:
  • Maximum of 2 images per person
  • Image size: 72 DPI and no larger than 1920 Pixels on the long side
  • Image should be labeled as: last name_Title.jpg
  • Email images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
In your email response, please provide;
  • First Name, Last Name
  • Address, City, State, Zip
  • Contact phone number
  • Email address
  • Title of artwork
  • Size of artwork (if framed, include frame in measurements)
  • Medium
  • State if the artwork is framed or gallery wrapped
  • Price of artwork
  • Your preference for the loan term, 1 or 2 years
  • Senator preference for submission, either Senator Bennet, Senator Gardner or both
Schedule (all dates past submission deadline are subject to change)
  • Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
  • Image consolidation and submission to Senator Bennet’s office: Friday, September 11, 2015
  • The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
  • Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, October 9, 2015
  • Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, October 30, 2015
Fred Lunger
Colorado Artists Guild
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2015 Denver Modernism Show Art Gallery: Call for Entries

Denver Modernism Show Art Gallery: Call for Entries

Juror: Dana Cain, Art Collector and Denver Modernism Show Owner/Operator

$200 Best in Show Award

  • Sept. 1 - Deadline for submissions
  • Sept. 4 - Notify artists of acceptance status
  • Sept. 10 - Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm
  • Sept. 11 - Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10pm
  • Sept. 13- Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-6 pm


To enter, visit the online entry and payment page at


Call for Proposals: Fort Collins Gardens on Spring Creek

Fort Collins Gardens on Spring Creek Great Lawn Project (Design Phase)

The deadline for submissions is Monday August 10th, 2015

More information: Art in Public Places:
The City of Fort Collins, Colorado, Art in Public Places Program is seeking an artist/team to collaborate with the Project Team and develop site-specific artworks for the new Great Lawn Project at the Gardens on Spring Creek. The project team would like the art to engage the community and have an educational message. This project is open to artists within a 100 mile radius of the City of Fort Collins. The Gardens on Spring Creek community botanical gardens in Fort Collins are situated on an 18-acre site along the Spring Creek corridor.

The Gardens welcome visitors with inspiring displays of plants suited to the Front Range growing conditions. The first garden, The Children's Garden, opened in 2006 and was followed by the Garden of Eatin' and Wetland Demonstration Site in 2009, and the Rock Garden in 2010. Funds are currently being raised for future gardens: The Great Lawn, The Undaunted Garden, and two naturalistic gardens—the Prairie Garden and Foothills Garden.


2015 CSArt Colorado Call for Entry

Season 4 CSArt Colorado Call for Entry

Call closes Saturday August 8, 2015 at 11:59pm

Be a part of Season 4! Join Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for another year of Community Supported Art.

A few things to know:
  • $20 fee for entry
  • Open to Colorado residents only
  • If accepted, artists receive a $1,000 honorarium
  • Call closes August 8, 11:59:59 p.m. MST
  • Entries accepted through CAFÉ ( portal only
  • Artists will be notified late summer 2015
Modeled closely on the buy-direct, buy-local spirit of Community Supported Agriculture, Community Supported Art Colorado (CSArt Colorado) is a collaboration between Denver Botanic Gardens and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. CSArt Colorado offers art lovers the opportunity to own a specially curated group of artworks from local and regional artists.

CSArt Shareholders subscribe each season to receive 10 works of art from a limited collection of original artworks. The artworks are collected by the shareholder at distribution events twice a year where they enjoy food and drink, and have a chance to meet the artists. The works created especially for the season are revealed at each event. Past artworks have included wooden sculpture, encaustic, paintings, photographic prints, and sterling silver spoons.

Becoming a shareholder is a simple way to own a collection of original artwork while supporting your creative community. Choose between the Crop or Harvest share, each offering a different mix of artists — or buy them both!


Help the DPL Design a New Library Card

Help the Denver Public Library Design a New Library Card

Deadline for entries is August 15, 2015


When you think of Denver, what image comes to mind? How about when you think of the Denver Public Library? Break out your creativity and help us design a new Denver Public Library card!

We are seeking original artwork or photography that we can use on one of several new cards issued at the Denver Public Library this fall. Our panel of judges will look for original, creative and interesting artwork that reflects the spirit of Denver and the work we do at the Denver Public Library.

Some general guidelines:
  • Rectangular artwork is best
  • Please no photos of people (in the distance is okay)
  • Do not include any copyrighted material
  • Winners will be announced in late August.
Non-digital, non-computer-generated art (painting, photo or collage to name a few; color or B&W) may be dropped off at any Denver Public Library location. Include the completed paper form (PDF) for in person drop off.  

Denver Public Library, Central Branch 
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
Mon and Tues: 10am - 8pm
Wed to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 9:00am – 5pm
Sun: 1-5pm


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