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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 (
Niza-Knoll Sample-Scanography
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 Entries: ReMix at SYNC Gallery

Call for Entries: ReMix at SYNC Gallery

ReMix: an exhibition of alternative process photography and photo-based work

Deadline to enter: February 19, 2017

Juror: Rupert Jenkins

  • Visit for more information and to apply
  • Exhibit Dates: March 16 - April 15, 2017

SYNC Gallery is seeking original work for ReMix, a juried photographic exhibition exploring alternative approaches for resolving the balance between process & materials along with imagery and content. ReMix is part of Denver's Month of Photography 2017. The exhibition is open to artists aged 18 and over residing in the United States. Photography and photo-based work, both 2D and 3D are eligible.

About Exhibition Juror Rupert Jenkins:

Rupert Jenkins is a photography curator, writer and arts manager based in Denver. His company, Durrington Edits, specializes in photo-related editorial and consulting projects. He was the Director and principle curator of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center from 2011-2015 and is currently researching a book about post-WWII Colorado photography. Prior to his time in Denver, Jenkins spent 25 years in San Francisco, where he directed the Arts Commission Galleries (1995-2005) and was Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork (1988-1994). In 2015, he was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives by Denver’s Westword magazine.

Sync Gallery
931 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu: 1-4pm
First & Third Fridays: 6- 9pm
Sat 12-4pm


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 Entry: ASLD and CPAC Month of Photography Exhibition

Call for Entry: Art Students League Denver in partnership with CPAC

Flipside: An Alt Angle to Photo Processes

Juror: Samantha Johnston, Executive Director with CPAC

  • Visit for more information and to apply Open to regional artists
  • Deadline to Enter: January 23, 2017
  • Exhibit dates: March 4 – April 21, 2017

Join the Art Students League as we celebrate Denver’s biennial MoP (Month of Photography)! Flipside is a regional juried exhibition that explores non-traditional and non-commercial photography in alternative processes. The exhibition is open to Colorado artists at least 18 years of age. All forms of alternative photo processes are eligible.
  • Samantha Johnston – Juror Bio
A photographer, arts administrator, and educator, Samantha Johnston joined CPAC as Executive Director in September of 2015. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for twelve years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of a Southwest regional conference in Denver (Letters to an Emerging Artist). Her photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community, serving as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest in 2016. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado's Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Denver's Westword Magazine and featured on Lenscratch in April 2016.

Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant Street
Denver, Colorado 80203
Mon-Thu: 8:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


King Soopers Public Art Opportunity for Artists in Metro Denver

King Soopers Public Art Opportunity for Artists in Metro Denver

Entries due by Tuesday, January 31, 2017

King Soopers will commission a professional artist and/or artist team to create an indoor mural for a new King Soopers grocery store located at Stapleton in Denver at 10406 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The mural will be a welcoming feature displayed on a wall inside the entrance to this store. The intent of this artwork will be to celebrate the spirit of the Stapleton community and the unique identity of the neighborhood and the surrounding area.

Professional visual artists living in the seven county Denver metropolitan area with the ability to create an exemplary large-scale mural are encouraged to apply. The amount of the commission for this 19’ wide x 9’ high mural is $10,000. For more information about this project and to apply, please go to the CaFÉ™ website at The deadline for application is midnight, Tuesday, January 31, 2017.


Call for Entries: Lost in Motion at Valkarie Gallery

Call for Entries: Lost in Motion at Valkarie Gallery

Entries due by Saturday February 4th, 2017

Juror: Robert Newman

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Valkarie Gallery, a contemporary gallery located in Belmar, will have a jury show for this year's Month of Photography, titled: Lost in Motion

Photographer Edward Westin said “The camera sees more than the eye, so why not make use of it?” There are many ways to visualize motion in a still photograph. Manipulating shutter speed with long exposures, especially at night, create new forms unseen in reality, or, it can completely freeze action otherwise too fast to follow. The act of panning the camera along with a moving object, or merely planting ourselves in the perfect location can all give us a tremendous feeling of movement. Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been capturing the speed of things in engaging ways. For this special Month of Photography event, show us you're Lost in Motion.

  • This exhibition will be featured in the Month of Photography show at Valkarie Gallery and receive widespread promotion
  • Deadline to submit: Midnight, Saturday February 4
  • Exhibition Dates: February 22 – March 19, 2017
  • Opening Reception: Saturday, February 25, 5 – 8:30pm
  • Entry fee: $25 for the first three images, $5 for each additional image
How to apply:
  • Submit your name, email address images, details and payment through our website at
  • Attach images, as instructed below:
  • File Set Up: JPG files, 1000 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI Name Files: imagetitle_firstname_lastname1.jpg, imagetitle_firstname_lastname2.jpg, etc
  • This exhibition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional residing in Colorado
  • All rights to the photographs remain with the photographer
  • All photographers will be notified 7-10 days after submission deadline
  • Selected works, matted and framed, delivered to Valkarie Gallery by 4pm, February 19, 2017
  • Due to storage limitations, we request that all art be dropped off/picked up in person
  • We can make a few exceptions (will be a first come first served basis) and have art mailed to us. Artists will be responsible for all shipping to and from the gallery
  • Include any special information about your print (paper or process type), dimensions, and sales price
  • Valkarie Gallery will keep 25 % commission
  • Checks will be mailed out within 30 days of show closing
  • Robert Newman spent his entire career in the Denver Public Schools, taking the original 16mm film program into the computer age with Digital Film Production. In teaching his high school students techniques of film and video production, DFP earned honors nationally and his graduates are now working on many levels in the entertainment industry. In 2011 Robert retired to aim his creative eye inward towards his passion for still photography. He enjoys the farm and ranch land east of his hometown Denver where the minimalist landscapes require a closer look with emphasis on form, motion, color and light. Remnants in abandoned places pique his curiosity, as do man's impact on nature. Robert became a resident artist at Valkarie Gallery in 2015.  
Valkarie Gallery
445 S Saulsbury St
Denver, CO 80226
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Call for Entries: Look App This at Spark Gallery

Call for Entries: Look App This at Spark Gallery

Juror: Mark Sink

Entries due by Friday January 27, 2017


Call Description: An evolution, perhaps a revolution, in the art and craft of photography has happened to the art world. A camera in smartphones means a camera in almost everyone’s hand out in the big beautiful world. Show us what you’ve seen and what you have to say. Tell us about your Apps and filters. Denver celebrates Month of Photography biennially. There will be photography exhibits city-wide with workshops and seminars. Be part of this exciting month with Spark Gallery and “LOOK APP THIS!”

Juror Mark Sink: “The camera on your phone is an amazing tool. It has changed the world's social consciousness through social media, fine art and photojournalism. Everyone from the very young to very old now shares the magic of photography in all its forms with a simple phone. Some of the greatest photographers and artists in the world use this tool for their work. The theme for this exhibition is open. I look forward to seeing what the artist in you has to offer. I look for work that speaks from your heart, happy or sad, artistic or photojournalistic.”

Dates to know:
  • Deadline for receiving application and images for jurying Friday, Jan. 27 at midnight
  • Juror notification Wednesday, Feb. 1
  • Accepted work must by be received by Monday, Mar. 6
  • Show Dates March 9 - 26, 2017
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 10 from 6-9 pm at Spark Gallery
  • Call Legal Agreement: Artists exhibit their work at their own risk; Spark Gallery and its staff assumes no liability
Worksample Guidelines: The exhibition encourages unframed works no larger than 20 inches by 20 inches and will be hung by clips or magnets. Prints must include label information author, title, date, edition and price. Send print with return label and postage, or print will not be returned.

There will be no mailed returns without label prepaid postage

Accepted entries will be printed on chosen substrate by the artists and mailed to Spark Gallery c/o McGuinness Studio 74 W. 11th Avenue, Denver, CO 80204. For special hand delivery, contact Kate McGuinness at

Sales will be actively encouraged with Spark Gallery retaining a 25% commission. Checks for sold work will be mailed to artists 30 days from show closing date.

Eligibility: open to all photographers age 16 or over and residing in the U.S. All rights to photographs remain solely with the photographer.

Fees: $35 for 1-3 images and is non-refundable

Spark Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Thu-Sat: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
First Friday and Openings 6:00 to 9:00 PM


Call for Entries: Retellings at The Art Center

Call for Entries:  Contemporary 2017: Retellings

The Art Center at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts

Deadline for submissions: Wednesday February 1, 2017 (envelopes containing entry fee and form must be postmarked by this date)

  • Gabriela Martinez, Juror
  • Exhibition dates: May 13 – June 24, 2017

This national, juried biennial features artists from all over the country, including local artists, May through June of every odd year. Click here to download the prospectus. There are no restrictions on media in 2017. Instead the theme, “Retellings,” focuses on artists who utilize traditional materials, processes, and/or narratives in new and innovative ways. It looks for work that engages histories, memories, or media which may at one point have been dismissed or ignored. Now more than ever artists have the opportunity and the obligation to reshape the stories and practices we have all come to ‘know’. The juror in 2015 was Gregory Botts.


Call for Entries: Next Up 2017

NEXT Up: An open call at NEXT Gallery for national artists

Online Entry Submission Deadline: Sunday January 22, 2017

Juror: Ivar Zeile of Plus Gallery

NEXT Gallery
3659 Navajo St.
Denver, Colorado 80211


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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