Call for Artists

Call for Entries: Summerfest 2014

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2014

"Arts Alive Evergreen" Festival dates: July 19-20, 2014


Summerfest is a two-day community fine arts and crafts festival held outdoors in beautiful Evergreen, CO. Now in its 35th year, Summerfest kicks off Arts Alive Evergreen, a 10-day visual and performing arts showcase. This collaboration allows us to attract more visitors from all over the Denver Metro Area.

With over 100 artists from all over the country, Summerfest features a fabulous selection of gallery quality fine art and fine crafts chosen by a jury process. In addition to great art, we have local food, live music, special performances, and a children's activity area. Summerfest is known for our beautiful mountain setting, bringing in a dedicated art buying crowd, and offering the best support services for our artist vendors.

For more information and to apply online:

Any questions, please contact Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-674-0056


2014 ART DENVER Call for Entries

Colorado Convention Center, November 14, 15, 16

Apply by Thursday, May 15, 2014


You are invited to apply for jury selection into ART DENVER, November 14, 15, 16, 2014. Presented by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, ART DENVER brings a fresh experience of fine arts to Colorado. One hundred (100+) visual artists will be selected during the 2014 artist jury process.
  • Artist's success is both the core value and measurement of success.
  • Extensive media sponsorship and citywide marketing focused on high quality & premium art buyers.
  • Event dates selected for highest pre-holiday art sales potential: November 14, 15, 16.
  • Finale event for Denver Arts Week, marketed by
  • Located at Colorado Convention Center for transportation accessibility, ease, and overall Downtown Denver shopping & dining experience.
To apply: Go to; The application opens April 15, 2014; Create an online artist profile; Prepare and upload your images; Complete the application and submit before the deadline of midnight (MST) on Thursday, May 15, 2014. Questions? Contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (303) 355-2787. Visit for more information about Art Denver.


Call for Artwork: "Inside and Out: Exploring the Figure"

An Open Show hosted by EDGE Gallery

Drop-Off Dates: Tuesday, May 20th, 5-7 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 21st, 1-3 p.m.

Edge InsideOut

Figurative work in all media will be accepted. $10/entry, unlimited number of entries. All work must be framed, mounted or in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Video and installation work must be installed by the artist. There are a limited number of pedestals available. Edge Gallery will retain 40% of all sales.
  • Drop-Off Dates: Tuesday, May 20th, 5-7 p.m. AND Wednesday, May 21st, 1-3 p.m.
  • Pick-Up Date: Sunday, June 15th, 5-6 p.m. or during regular gallery hours
  • Artist's Reception: Friday, May 23rd, 6-10 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: May 23rd - June 15th, 2014
  • Exhibition Contact: Jennifer Pettus ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )
Edge Gallery
3658 Navajo Street
Denver, CO 80211-3037
Fri: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: 1:00 - 5:00 PM


Call for Artists: Unleashed

Entries due by Saturday May 31, 2014

Juried by Jennifer Garner, art faculty at Metro State University

  • Sponsored by WCA/CO (Women’s Caucus for Art - Colorado Chapter)
  • Exhibition venue: Annex @ Core Gallery
  • Entries accepted via Cafe
Diane Mayer

About the Juror: Jennifer Garner is tenured faculty at Metro State U of Denver, Dept of Art. She teaches multiple sections of the capstone course, Senior Experience: Thesis & Portfolio, to all graduating studio art majors. From 2002 - 2012 she served as director and curator of the on-campus Emmanuel Gallery and at Metro’s off-campus Center for Visual Art.

Submitted artwork will explore the theme of being released from entrenched opinions, issues and methods of doing things and to explore the challenge of finding alternatives in our personal lives, larger surroundings and even the globe. What does it look like when we free ourselves from self-imposed limitations or from those restraints pressed upon us from family, society, our partners, peers, religion, or work? Creative thinkers from all walks of life are encouraged to submit works of art in all media including drawing, painting, print, sculpture, collage, & mixed media.

WCA-CO is the Colorado chapter of the national organization, Women's Caucus for Art. Membership is $60.00 per year. Go to www.wcaco.orgfor more info.  You do not need to be a member to enter this show.


Robo2: 2nd Annual Open Call Robot Art Show

Good Thieves Press

Entry Deadline: Sunday May 18, 2014 @ 11:59 pm

  • Opening Reception: Saturday, May 24 from 5-10 pm
  • Closing Reception & Art Pick-up: Saturday, May 31 from 6-10 pm
Robots are more than artificial people, or virtual mechanical agents guided by computer programs or electronic circuitry. Robots surpass the delicacy of human flesh. They are often autonomous and humanoid with movements that convey a sense of intelligence or thought of their own. When a robot reaches the pinnacle of complex intelligence and independant thought, it transcends raw material, no longer confined by the limitations of cold, dead, steel. The manifestation of self awareness generates a unique essence and the ascent into the phenomenon known as LIFE occurs! The machines are alive! We are looking for works of art that celebrate, explore and transcend the past, present and future of Robotics and the unique relationship between man and machine. All mediums including Costumes, 2D, 3D and time based media are all welcome! Wow us with your amazingly creative ROBOT ART!

Entry fee: $10 per entry with 3 max submissions per artist

Good Thieves Press
2045 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80122


2014 Members' Show Call for Entries: Open Theme

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Juror: Mark Sink, Director, Denver Month of Photography

Deadline: April 26, 2014

The exhibition will be a survey of new work made within the past twelve months, and is intended to highlight the creative talents of CPAC’s public members. There is no theme. The show is open to current members of the organization only.

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. Deadline for entries is April 26, 5 PM MST

Works submitted must have been made within twelve months of the exhibition deadline. 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. New members joining prior to the deadline are welcome.

Mark Sink is founder and director of MoP (Month of Photography) in Denver, Colorado, where he coordinates over one hundred eighty regional galleries, museums and art spaces biannually to celebrate photography. The next MoP is scheduled for March 2015. In addition to curating extensively for MoP projects, Mark serves on the Exhibition Selection Committee for Redline, a downtown city block of new gallery and multimedia studio work and exhibition spaces.

Mark is also an internationally recognized photographer in his own right. In 1991, Mr. Sink co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver and opened his own gallery space, Gallery Sink. He is a regular portfolio reviewer for the Houston FotoFest Meeting Place, SPE, and Photolucida. He is always looking for unique talent for his many ongoing curatorial exhibitions, projects and collection placements, and regularly places the artists he reviews with various gallery and museum exhibitions. This is an outstanding opportunity to have your work seen as preparations for the 2015 MoP get seriously underway.

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


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



Call for Entries: Alternative Process Stop Motion and Short Films

Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Deadline: Thursday May 1, 2014

Skye Mitchell 

Exhibition Submissions:

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center seeks stop motion and short films made with alternative photographic processes. Submissions will be considered for an exhibition of Alt. process works at CPAC July 10th - August 16th, 2014. Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. Works chosen will be included and shown on a compilation disk with other artists.

Requirements: Please send a link to your movie, a DVD or a flash drive. No paper labels on the discs please!
  • Include a written statement, bio, and description of the process used.
  • Include your name, email address, website URL, and mailing address.
  • Related websites and online sources may also be reviewed as part of the process.
  • If you want your materials returned, include return shipping in the form of a self-addressed-stamped-envelope.
  • Allow up to eight weeks for an email response.
  • There is no submission fee for entries.
  • Either email the material to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send submissions by mail to: CPAC Exhibition Proposals, 1513 Boulder Street, Denver, CO 80211


Call for Entries: Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show

Entry Deadline: Wednesday May 28, 2014

Juror: Phil Bender, Artist & Arts Leader (and Bon Vivant!)


40 West Arts Rolling Route 40: The Hubcap Art Show celebrates the historic car culture in a brand new way. The car culture along Highway 40 began decades ago, with the automobile traveling trend of the 1950’s. Drivers cruised Colfax to the Rockies, stopping in the many neon-lit diners and motels along the way - - and Colfax still has great significance to car aficionados. To honor this heritage, all artists begin with the same blank ‘canvas’ - a hubcap of their choice - which they transform into something magnificent! Roll into 40West to see these creations at the June show.


June 6th–28th, 2014, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood, 80214
Friday, June 6th: Opening event, 4-7pm and Saturday, June 7th at 40 West Gallery, 12-4pm


New Life: An open call at NEXT Gallery for Colorado artists

Entry Deadline: Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Juror: Bonnie Ferrill Roman


Decomposition can begin a “new life”. For example, when a tree falls in the forest, it goes through the process of decomposition, serving as a savings account by providing nutrients and organic material for new growth. A third of woodland birds nest in holes and cavities of dead trees, as do many small creatures. Thus death makes way for new life and the cycle begins again.

Hours of delivery for submission: 5 pm - 9 pm; All work must be delivered in person to NEXT Gallery at 3659 Navajo Street, Denver, CO 80211

Please visit our website at for the full prospectus or you may email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any questions.

Next Gallery
3759 Navajo St
Denver, CO 80211
Fri: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sat/Sun: Noon - 5:00 PM


New American Paintings 2014 Western Competition

Deadline: April 30th 2014

  • Juror: Nora Burnett Abrams, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver
  • Now accepting entries from: AZ, CO, ID, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT, WY

New American Paintings is a museum-quality, soft-cover art periodical, published bimonthly by The Open Studios Press. Each 184 page volume is a regional exhibition-in-print, selling for $20 at 1,500 bookstores, museum shops and art supply stores nationwide. The books have become periodical resources for collectors and art world professionals.

Competition winners retain all rights to their images and pay nothing to appear in New American Paintings.

The competition’s 40 winners will appear in the Oct/Nov 2014 edition of New American Paintings.

All styles and media are welcome, as long as the work is singular and two-dimensional.

To Enter, visit:

For more details, visit:


Call for Entries: Holy Moly/Religious Commentary in Contemporary Art

Niza Knoll Gallery

Work drop off to gallery: Sunday, June 15 from 11a – 2p

  • Juror: Mark Penner-Howell
Juror: Mark Penner-Howell - photo circa 2013 by Ken Hamel/

What is religion, is it real, fantasy, calming, confusing, corrupt, what do you think, how do you feel, how do you interpret it? Paint it, sculpt it, and create your passion.

All media accepted, oil, acrylic, watercolor, drawing, ink, assemblage, collage, prints (etching, intaglio, woodcut, monoprint etc.) photography and sculpture (stone, clay, wood, paper, paper mache, bronze)
Juror: Mark Penner-Howell

Mark Penner-Howell is a Denver-based artist who has exhibited widely throughout the region and in group shows nationally. He is represented in Colorado by Walker Fine Art. Howell hails from upstate New York and is the son of an evangelical Christian minister. "Having quite literally grown up in the church, the stage was set for me to continually examine matters of ‘faith’ throughout my adult life, and to try and sort out what I think and believe.” says Penner-Howell, “It's an ongoing process for me, as it likely is for the type of people tempted to enter work in a group show about religion. I'm confident this exhibit will be provocative and will represent a wide range of reactions to the topic.


Art must be original and created by the artist. no reproductions or giclees. All 2D work must be ready to hang with a secure wire on the back. No plastic frames, no white frames, no saw tooth or triangle hangers,. All 3D work must not exceed 50 pounds. Artist may need to help install art that weighs more than 50 pounds. Sculpture must be sturdy and stand-alone. If the 3D work is to be hung on the wall it cannot exceed 25 pounds.

Original artwork must be brought in person to the gallery between 11 -2 pm on June 15th. Please do not ship art, bring images, CD’s or other reproductions of your work. Artists are solely responsible for delivery and pick up of all artwork.

Schedule and Deadlines:
  • Work Drop off: Sunday, June 15, from 11 - 2 pm to 915 Santa Fe Drive
  • Announcement of accepted work via e-mail: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
  • Work not accepted into show must be picked up Wednesday, June 18th between 2-6 pm
  • Work not picked up in a timely manner will be donated
  • Exhibit Dates: June 20 – July 26, 2014
  • Opening and Artists Reception: Friday, June 20, 2014 from 5-8 pm
  • Last day of exhibit: Saturday, July 26 from 1-4pm
  • Work pickup: Saturday, July 26, from 4-6 pm
  • Other special events to be announced
  • Maximum of 3 entries
  • Entry Fee: $15 for 1 entry, $25 for 2, 35 for 3 entries
  • Call for entry fees may be paid with cash or check at the time of drop off. No credit cards accepted
  • Accepted work must be for sale. 40% commission will be taken off the sale price
  • Awards of recognition will be given, Specific categories are to be determined
Niza Knoll Gallery
915 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204


Two Calls for Entry, Two Exhibitions, Two Creative Colorado Communities

Denver-based Art D’Elke partners with North Fork Valley’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts

Entry deadlines are March 28 and May 3, 2014


In a cultural exchange between Denver and the North Fork Valley, two exhibitions bringing something new to diverse communities are planned for the Spring season. The exchange is designed to introduce the creative communities to each other, strengthen a bond among artists, and promote the ways the arts are connected in Colorado’s rural and urban communities.

“North Fork Valley Overture” is an exhibition of 2-dimensional works by artists in the Crawford-Hotchkiss-Paonia communities, a certified Creative District of Colorado. North Fork Valley artists Helen and Ty Gillepsie and Jared and Nicole Davis are the jurors who will select from among the entries submitted and the resulting exhibition will be presented in Denver at Paris on the Platte, 1553 Platte Street. It opens on Tuesday, May 6, and continues through Thursday, June 19. Receptions are scheduled for Saturday, May 17, and Saturday, June 14, both from 2 to 4 p.m.

Participating North Fork Valley artists must be members of the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia in order to submit their artwork. The deadline is Friday, March 28, at 5:00 p.m., online at where artists will also find membership information. There is no entry fee.

“Denver Overture” is an exhibition of 2- and 3-dimensional works by Denver area artists which will be shown at Paonia’s Blue Sage Center for the Arts, 226-228 Grand Avenue, from Friday, May 9, through Friday, June 20, with a reception on Friday, May 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Jurors for the “Denver Overture” exhibition are Denver artists Sandra Kaplan and Fred Lunger.

All Denver area artists are invited to submit their artwork on Saturday, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street in Denver. The entry fee is $30 for up to three submissions. Artwork that is selected will then be transported to Paonia; artwork that is not selected can be picked-up the same day between 1 and 3 p.m.

The exhibitions are produced by Art D’Elke in collaboration with Blue Sage Center for the Arts. For more information, please call 303-368-5208.


Call for Artists: 10th Anniversary Members Show

Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE)

Entries due by Monday April 28th 2014

  • Juror: Doug Kacena

The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) invites you to participate in our 10th Anniversary Members Show. CAE has been membership-based for 10 years now! Every year we offer members an opportunity to exhibit and display their varied talents and techniques.

The 10th Anniversary Members show is open to current members of CAE or those who apply for membership at the time of entry. All media are eligible including alternative and new media. Artwork must be exhibition ready with hardware for hanging or instructions for installation (if necessary). There is no restriction on theme or concept. All members are guaranteed one piece in the exhibition. For full entry details, please download the call for art at:

Colorado artist Doug Kacena will jury this show. Having received his undergraduate education in Fine Art and Art History from University of Colorado Boulder, Doug is currently very involved in the Colorado art scene. Doug is currently both a practicing artist represented by the Mike Wright Gallery, as well as the Director of Exhibitions at the Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden. Previously, He served as the Gallery Director for the Oil Painters of American National Juried Exhibition (2012), CHUN Steering Committee Member (People’s Fair) and Mural Project Director (200-2014) and as Co-owner and Direct of Gallery 13 (1999-2003).

Center for the Arts Evergreen
32003B Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen CO 80439


cci-2014Colorado Creative Industries announces 2014 Creative District application process

(from the press release)

Colorado Creative Industries (CCI) today announced it will accept letters of interest from towns, cities and neighborhood groups seeking formal designation from the State of Colorado as a Certified Creative District from Jan. 6 through March 3, 2014.

Up to 15 creative districts will be invited to submit a full application to join the Creative District Certification Program, and CCI will select up to five of the applicants into the program. These creative districts will work toward certification for two years and are called Candidates for Creative District Certification. This two-year incubator style program offers Candidate Districts a number of benefits including direct funding, professional assistance, training and networking with peers. Once the districts have completed the two-year training, they will be eligible to apply to become Colorado Certified.

Up to seven Creative Districts that are already in the Creative District Program will be certified in 2014. The Districts eligible to apply for certification in 2014 are: 40 West Arts District (Lakewood), Aurora Cultural Arts District, Downtown Colorado Springs, Greeley Creative District, Longmont Arts and Entertainment District, Old Town Parker and RiNo Art District (Denver). These districts have completed two years of training to develop their capacity and sustainability, and if certified in 2014 they will also be eligible to receive a Boettcher Leadership Award.

"The state's newly designated Creative Districts are capitalizing on Colorado's creative assets to grow their local economy and to improve the quality of life for their residents," said Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation. "We want to help them be successful and sustainable over the long-term, and we look forward to the Boettcher Creative District Leadership Awards taking them even further along the road to success."

Applications will be reviewed by a panel of professionals with experience in arts and creative industries, city planning, economic development, and business development. Panelists will assess applications based primarily on district characteristics, management and planning, and community buy-in.

Initiated in 2011, the Colorado Creative District Program first certified Denver's Arts District on Santa Fe and Downtown Salida in 2012. In 2013, an additional five districts were granted state certification: Corazon de Trinidad, North Fork Valley Creative District, Pueblo Creative Corridor, Ridgway Creative District and Telluride Arts District.

"The goal of this program is to help Colorado Creative Districts achieve the administrative structure, funding streams, community engagement process, strategic plan and staff structure that provide both immediate sustainability and opportunities to evolve," said Margaret Hunt, director of CCI.

The legislation encourages the formation of creative districts in communities, neighborhoods or contiguous geographic areas, for the purposes of:
  • Attracting creative entrepreneurs and artists to a community, infusing new energy and innovation which in turn will enhance the economic and civic capital of the community
  • Creating hubs of economic activity, thereby enhancing the area as an appealing place to live, visit and conduct business, as well as create new economic activity
  • Attracting visitors
  • Revitalizing and beautifying communities
  • Providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening a community's unique identity
  • Showcasing cultural and artistic organizations, events, and amenities. About Colorado Creative Industries
Colorado's Creative Industries Division, Colorado's state arts agency, 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 Colorado Creative Industries is to promote, support and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado's economy, grow jobs and enhance our quality of life.

About the Boettcher Foundation

For almost 75 years the Boettcher Foundation has served the people of Colorado by helping to build community infrastructure through capital grantmaking and investing in young minds through its Scholarship Program. In virtually every community throughout the state, the Foundation has partnered with outstanding nonprofits to make a difference in people's lives. The Foundation believes that this is what the Boettcher family intended when they gave their wealth to establish the Foundation for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado. For more information, visit



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