Call for Entry: “Made in Colorado” at the Emmanuel Art Gallery

Entries due by Friday May 18, 2018

The Emmanuel Art Gallery and the University of Colorado Denver have released a call for entry for their upcoming summer exhibition, “Made in Colorado.” This show will be juried by Olga Viso and Cameron Gainer. Viso is the former Director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC, and she was recently named by Artnet as one of the most powerful women in art today. She is married to Gainer, who is a Colorado native and a well-known artist and publisher.

Submissions for this exhibition are free and open to any Colorado artist, working in any media. The show will be at the Emmanuel Gallery and at 808 Projects on Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Viso and Gainer will be in Denver for the opening on June 7.


Cameron Keith Gainer (b. Colorado) is a publisher, director of a project space, and a visual artist. His non-profit publication The Third Rail is devoted to modern and contemporary art, politics, philosophy, and culture. His project space co. (company) features multidisciplinary exhibitions and artist books. Gainer works in a diverse range of media, with solo exhibitions at Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and the Museum of Contemporary Art at USF, Florida. Group exhibitions include Koenig and Clinton Gallery, New York; David B. Smith Gallery, Denver; Minneapolis Institute of Art and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and McClain Gallery, Houston. He is the recipient of a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner grant, James L. McKnight Visual Arts Fellowship, and Jerome Foundation support for research.

Olga Viso is an internationally renowned curator and museum director, and has been recognized by artnet as one of the most powerful women in art. She is the former director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Smithsonian Institutionʼs Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, and was curator at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. She has served on the board of directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Association of Art Museum Directors.

Gainer and Viso are married and this will be their first co-juried exhibition.

The exhibition is sponsored by Emmanuel Art Gallery and supported by 808 Projects. Works selected for the exhibition will be shown at either the Emmanuel Art Gallery or 808 Projects. Located on the campus of the University of Colorado Denver, the Emmanuel is housed in Denverʼs oldest standing religious structure and the first building on Coloradoʼs Landmark Preservation Commission. The gallery is dedicated to showing important contemporary art from Colorado and around the world. 808 Projects is located in Denver's Santa Fe arts district on Santa Fe Drive and is an artist-run project space. For questions contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Up to three artworks in any media may be submitted by each artist. Please include images, video, or sound, and a cv. For each work please include title, media, date, dimensions, and any special instructions. Submission to this juried exhibition is free of cost. Some A/V equipment may be available. Artists may need to help install artwork if there are advanced technical or complex installation requirements.