Call for Artists

CSArt Colorado 2015: Call for Artists

Sponsored by BMOCA and the Denver Botanic Gardens

Deadline to apply: Sunday September 7, 2014

BMOCA and the Denver Botanic Gardens are pleased to announce that the call for 2015 artists has gone live!

CSArt Colorado is looking for 20 emerging and established Colorado-based artists to contribute their time, creativity, commitment, and artistic expertise to the 2015 season. Give yourself the opportunity to experiment on a small-scale and create a body of work for an art-loving audience. Artists working in all types of media are encouraged to apply.

Past CSArt Colorado artists have included print makers, painters, silversmiths, photographers, musicians, installation artists, sculptors, collage artists, writers, and fiber artists. To see a list of the 2014 artists, please click here


Call for Entries: Icebreaker 6

Entries must be received by Saturday November 1, 2014

Juror: Lauren Wright, Curator and Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas

  • The sixth annual juried exhibition sponsored by Ice Cube Gallery, a contemporary artist-run gallery located in the River North Arts District of Denver
  • The exhibit has an open theme and artists of every medium are encouraged to enter
  • To submit work, visit:

Juror: Lauren Wright, Curator and Artistic Director for the Biennial of the Americas, former curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK. Wright has also developed independent curatorial projects for Tate Modern and served as Asisstant Director for, a media arts organization focused on technology and social change.
  • Entry fee is $35.00 and entitles each artist to enter up to 4 images. Entry fee does not guarantee acceptance into the show.
  • Ice Cube Gallery retains a 25% commission on works sold during the exhibition.
  • Artwork must be ready to hang or display. Installation or works of multiple pieces must be accompanied by a detailed diagram. Artists may be asked to install complex works. Maximum weight is 50 lbs.
  • Artists submitting time based media must be able to provide their own equipment.
  • Artist is responsible for costs of shipping. Return shipping label is to be included with work.
  • Artist is responsible for all insurance needs for their work. Artists understand that Ice Cube Gallery provides no insurance for their exhibited works.
  • Juror has the right to reject any work that does not meet quality standards for the exhibit, or is not identical to work juried from digital images.
  • All artworks must remain on display in the gallery during the entire show for the period of 1/8/15 – 1/31/15.
  • Call for entry opens: August 18
  • Submission deadline: November 1
  • Notification: November 18
  • Artwork received:
  • December 20, 12-5pm
  • December 27, 12-5 pm
  • January 2, 12-5 pm
  • January 3, 12-5 pm
  • Exhibit dates: January 8-31, 2015
  • Opening reception: January 9, 6-9 pm
  • Artwork pick-up:
  • January 31, 5-7 pm
  • February 1, 9am-12pm
Questions? Send to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm


Call for Entries: “The Nature of Light” at ArtHaus

Deadline: Monday October 20, 2014

  • Jurors: Aliki McCain, Michael Gadlin, and Alisha Price
ArtHaus in Denver's RiNo Art District is requesting submissions for a December 2014 exhibit entitled “The Nature of Light”. Colorado artists are asked to submit original works of art that use light as material or as subject matter. Special consideration will be given to unconventional installations and works that incorporate actual lights or electricity in some way. All entries are to be submitted online at

Important deadlines are as follows:
  • Submission deadline: Oct 20, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: Oct 25, 2014
  • Art Drop Off: Nov 17-18, 2014 10-4pm
  • Exhibit Dates: Dec 5, 2014- Dec 31, 2015
  • Opening Reception: Friday, Dec 5, 2014 from 6-9pm
  • Art Pickup: Jan 5-6 from 10-4p, 2015
Each entrant may submit up to 3 pieces at $25 each. Only Artists residing in Colorado may enter and accepted work must be delivered in person or shipped at the artists’ expense. The show will be juried by gallery co-owners, Aliki McCain and Michael Gadlin, and Gallery Manager, Alisha Price.

McCain obtained her Masters of Fine Art and her Masters in Art History at University of California Irvine. Her artistic approach is to solve visual problems as they occur organically in the painting process. Her commitment to community is evident in her philanthropy, using the space at ArtHaus as the stage for even bigger opportunities and goals.

Gadlin studied art at the prestigious Pratt Institute in New York. In 1999 he was the youngest artist ever to win “Best Of Show” at Denver’s nationally renowned Cherry Creek Arts Festival. He has since exhibited in institutions and museums worldwide and continues to challenge himself in his work.

ArtHaus is a modern flexible gallery space located in the RiNo district at 3343 Larimer Street. Visitors are welcome Monday through Friday 10:00 to 4:00, First Friday’s 6-9 pm and by appointment. For more information go to


Call for Entries: Juried Online Art Competition and Exhibit

Sponsored by The Artists Association of Northern Colorado

Entry Deadline: August 31, 2014

  • Juror: Mike Beeman PSA, IAPS-MC

The prestigious Artists Association of Northern Colorado (AANC) announces an art call for the Association’s inaugural Online Juried Art Competition and Exhibition. The Association invites all 2D artists, including photographers, from around the world to make online submissions for entry into the Association’s inaugural online art exhibition. AANC encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to enter their best works.

  • Entry Deadline: August 31, 2014
  • Exhibition Dates: October 3-31, 2014
  • Artwork must be submitted online via the digital entry program Online Juried Shows at
  • Instructions for submission can be found on that website
  • Juror: Mike Beeman PSA, IAPS-MC
  • Best in Show: $250
  • $100 First Place Awards in the following categories
1. Painting: oil and pastel
2. Painting: acrylic, mixed media and watercolor
3. Photography (traditional)
4. Enhanced digital work from photography
5. Created digital work (no photographic elements)
  • Honorable Mentions as determined by the juror
About the Juror: Mike’s interest in art began at an early age while living in Banbury, England. His neighbor, a portrait artist, sparked a fascination that has influenced him throughout his career. Painting in oils or pastels, in studio or on location, his love for a challenge takes him from figurative work into landscapes to still lives. No matter the subject or medium, Mike is focused on capturing the light and creating a mood that will engage the viewer. His work has been selected in Pastel Journal’s top 100 competitions (2013 Silver Award for still life), the Richeson 75, and International Association of Pastel Society’s exhibits. Mike is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the IAPS Master Circle.


Call for Entries: The Painting Show at Core

Deadline: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 4 PM

Juror: Jt Urband

  • $10 per entry
  • Exhibition dates: September 11 - 28, 2014
  • Artists’ Reception: Friday, September 12, 6 - 9 PM
We look forward to seeing straightforward interpretations of “painting” as a theme, as well as more unusual takes on the subject. If it has something to do with painting, we want to see it. Feel free to think outside the paintbox, and bring us the best you’ve got.

Work should be dropped off at the gallery (900 Santa Fe Drive) during our open hours (Thursdays & Saturdays noon - 6, Fridays noon - 9, and Sundays 1 - 4) between August 21 and September 7. Deadline is Sunday, September 7 at 4 PM.

Artwork must fit through the door. Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. No sawtooth hangers. Standing art must be stable.

Juror: Jt Urband

Professor Urband holds both a BFA and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, and fellowships. He currently teaches studio art at Arapahoe Community College as well as offering private plein air painting instruction.

We will let you know whether or not your work is juried in by email or phone no later than September 10. Work not juried in must be picked up within 2 weeks of the opening. (Please no picking up on the night of the opening.) Accepted works must be picked up at close of show on Sunday, September 28 between 3 and 5 PM.

Questions? Email Katie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 Members: Ice Cube Gallery

Spring / Summer 2014

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory in RiNo

Ice Cube Gallery, llc exists to provide a space for critical dialogue and monthly exhibits supporting and encouraging "Artists to push beyond the norm and broaden their aesthetic -Ie. to be experimental in process, material, and/ or conceptual basis".

Call for Membership Proposals

Ice Cube Gallery is seeking prolific emerging and established artists and curators for juried review to become a member of one of Denver's most dynamic artist-run galleries! We are currently seeking all themes and styles of contemporary art including performance, installation, photography, film, multi-media, light, sculpture, artist talk series, or any other style of contemporary art that is pushing the boundaries in concept, process, and/or material.

Westword's art critic Michael Paglia calls Ice Cube Gallery "one of the most impressive exhibition spaces in town." Be a part of what he is talking about! Become familiar with our space and our current members by visiting our website or stop by during our regular hours Thursdays 12-5 Fridays 12-9 and Saturdays 12-5.

Membership includes:

• One solo show in ½ of the 2600 sq. ft. gallery for 4 weeks per calendar year
• Participation in group shows
• Use of 2,000 sq feet storage space on-site in the gallery basement
• Promotion throughout the year with print and digital media
• Membership in the RiNo District
• Creative growth and support through regular discussions and critiques

Members attend monthly meetings, and have opportunities to participate in PR, Events, juried and group show committees, mentoring, and gallery operations.

Cost: $75 monthly dues, one time $100 non- refundable deposit and $50 refundable key deposit, one year commitment (other types of membership may be available, including a shared membership and/or a guest membership. Different rates may apply, please inquire if interested.)

To apply, Submit:

• Letter of Interest. How do you see yourself as a collaborative member of Ice Cube Gallery?
• A one-page exhibition proposal outlining ideas for your exhibition. Your proposal should include explanations of the purpose, concept and/or themes of your show.
• Artist statement
• Curriculum Vitae or Artist resume
• 5-10 images of your work. Digital format (.jpg), no larger than 1MB each. Please, include a corresponding image list with titles, dimensions, media, and year (Video: include links to view videos online)

Email all application materials to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Total size of email should not be more than 7MB.

Would your work be better understood in person? Contact Sandy Lane to schedule a formal presentation of your work to the co-op.

Questions before you apply? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Ice Cube Gallery at the Dry Ice Factory
3300 Walnut St
Denver, CO 80205
Fri: 12-9pm; Thu/Sat: 12-5pm


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




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