Call for Artists: Snowcats Cat Convention at the EXDO Event Center

  • Are you an artist that loves cats? We are looking for a local artist to showcase their talent and their love for all things feline during the inaugural and virally talked about local event, Snowcats Cat Convention. Contact Palwasha Khan for more details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
snowcats logo 2Snowcats Cat Convention, taking place December 8 to 9 from 11am to 5pm at EXDO Event Center, is a 2-day pop culture, music, and art event dedicated to cats and the humans that love them. The first of its kind in the Rocky “Meowntain” region, Snowcats is part expo, part educational, part entertainment, and all-out cat-centric. Attendees can adopt cats and kittens in a unique Cat Café & Lounge experience provided by The Denver Cat Company, partake in a Cat-chelor Auction, shop at 50+ vendors, create a winter home for homeless cats, enjoy tasty eats with event-themed music and drinks, like Meowmosas & Meowgaritas, and a special concert by The Cat Rapper. And not to mention, it's all for a good cause to support nationwide feline-dedicated charities. Our goal is not only to provide a cat-tastic event for cats and their hoomans, but we're raising awareness about cat health and wellbeing and raising funds to support cat-dedicated charities. Visit http://snowcatsconvention.com for more information.

The cats-travaganza event will include meet and greet with iconic Instacats, like:
  • Lil BUB: Magical Space Cat
  • Baloo: Colorado Adventure Cat
  • Sunglass Cat: Special Needs Cat Advocate
  • Floyd The Lion: Colorado Adventure Cat
  • Denali Gato: Colorado Rock Climbing Adventure Cat
Furry Waffles: Denver Adventure Cat And, celebrity cat and kitten advocates, such as:
  • Kitten Lady: Kitten Rescuer and Advocate
  • Moshow: The Cat Rapper
  • Dr. Ruth MacPete: The Pet Vet (from The Doctors)
  • Jae Kennedy: Two Crazy Cat Ladies
  • Dr. Lynn Bahr: Veterinary Hero and Cat Doc

Call for Artists: Fiesta de Nieve "Craft Marketplace" at Dos Luces Brewery

Event takes place Saturday November 24 from 12-5pm

  • The Fiesta de Nieve will be a “Craft Marketplace” where local artists and retailers have the opportunity to showcase their goods and services while shoppers enjoy exquisitely crafted drinks inspired by Pre-Columbian traditions
  • For more info on how to reserve a space, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Dos Luces Brewery
1236 South Broadway
Denver, CO 80210
http://www.dosluces.com 

 

Call for Entries: Bibelot Show 2018

Kanon Collective

Entries due Saturday, December 1, 2018

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This year's Bibelot Show will be the last one at our Santa Fe space and it will be juried by Kanon owners, Kym Bloom and Elizabeth Licence Mahler

The 2018 Bibelot show, as always, will feature the beauty of small works. Pieces must be no larger than 14” wide, and we encourage multiple small pieces by the same artist. Artists may submit multiple pieces — $20 for three entries, $5 for each additional. Because this show is focusing on providing affordable artwork for the holiday season, all work submitted must be for sale.

Kanon Collective
766 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
http://KanonArt.com

 

Grants for Artists Available from Boedecker Foundation through the Dairy Arts Center

Applications are currently open for 2020 Grants

The deadline for submission is December 15, 2018

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The Boedecker Foundation is excited to announce their continued support of the Boedecker Path to Excellence Grant in collaboration with the Dairy Arts Center. According to Sophia Boedecker, the Chair of the Grants Committee, “Our mission is to expand the arts opportunities available to all people in Boulder through new experiences offered at the Dairy Arts Center. Our goal is to bring new and unique offerings to Boulder in performing arts, cinematic arts, and visual arts that can engage new audiences, expand the horizons of existing audiences, or create new opportunities for emerging artists and arts organizations to present quality work.”

The program will award up to $25,000 in grants this year at a minimum amount of $5,000 per grant. To be considered for funding, all programs must be presented at the Dairy Arts Center. Please refer to the online application on the Dairy Arts Center’s website for detailed information. The program, now in its fifth year, will result in a total of $150,000 in grants. Since the beginning of the program in 2016, more than thirteen artists or organizations have been supported. Although the artist or arts organization must present their program at the Dairy Arts Center, the grants are available to artists from all over the country. Furthermore, artists from Denver and throughout Colorado are especially encouraged to apply.

“The Boedecker Foundation is taking a leading role in supporting the arts in our community and enhancing the ability of the Dairy Arts Center to offer new and exciting artistic programming to Boulder,” said Melissa Fathman, Executive Director of the Dairy. “The Boedecker Foundation should be recognized for not only supporting the arts, but also seeking to foster a new level of excellence,” she said.

Last year, the grant recipients included:
  • The Pavlova Project
  • AscenDance, “New Heights... Dancing on the Walls that Divide Us” ● Ginga, “Americana Meets Brazil”
  • Museo de las Americas
About the Dairy Arts Center

The Dairy Arts Center, a nonprofit arts organization, was founded in 1992 to provide cooperative workspaces for local artists and venues for live performance in Boulder County. Originally owned by the Watts-Hardy Dairy, the building’s transformation from a former milk-processing facility to a thriving multi-disciplinary arts hub for Boulder and beyond is a nationally recognized example of constructive urban development and renewal. With its 42,000 square foot facility, the Dairy is Boulder’s largest multidisciplinary art center, housing disciplines ranging from visual arts, theater, and film to dance, comedy, and music, complete with award-winning art galleries, performance venues, teaching studios, offices, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, and a 60-seat art-house cinema.

 

Denver Public Art calls for qualified artists for new 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel project

Entries due by Monday, November 12, 11:59pm Denver time

dpaDenver's Public Art Program, now in its 30th year, seeks to commission an artist or team of artists to create multiple artworks for the 39th Avenue Greenway and Open Channel Public Art Project.

Applications will be accepted at http://CallforEntry.org through Monday, Nov. 12, 11:59 p.m. The budget for this project is $400,000 and the commission is open to all local, national or international artists.

The selection panel is seeking one-of-a-kind two- and three-dimensional artwork(s) in any media, materials and formats including interactive art, environmental art, sound art and/or landscape art. The artwork will be located in the new 12-acre recreational greenway between Franklin and Steele streets which will serve as a safe community gathering space as well as reduce flood risks to nearby homes and businesses.

The artwork should celebrate the Clayton and Cole neighborhoods and help instill a sense of continuity throughout the Greenway by providing a progression or a narrative to unify the public spaces.

 

Horse Power: The Art of the Horse at the Curtis Center

Entry Deadline: Saturday, November 17, 2018

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Criteria

The only criteria is that each piece should capture the elements, essence and beauty of the horse. The horse culture plays an important role in the Greenwood Village community. While it is home to the Denver Technology Center and its many contemporary, high-rise buildings, Greenwood Village is dotted with horse ranches, barns and stables. To honor this culture, the Curtis Center for the Arts is hosting “Horse Power,” an exhibit celebrating the art of the horse. The purpose of the show is to express the beauty of these magnificent creatures in many different styles and mediums. Approximately 50 - 60 pieces will be accepted for the exhibit. Only original equine fine art produced by the entering individual will be accepted.

About the Juror

Cultural Arts Manager and Director of the Curtis Center for the Arts, Chris Stevens, will act as the juror for this exhibit. Chris is a graduate from the University of Missouri with degrees in Speech Communication and Art History. After spending 13 years in the banking industry, Chris made a career switch to the arts in 2011 to become Manager of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Columbia, Missouri. In addition, he and his wife, Jennifer Perlow, owned PS:Gallery in Columbia for ten years. He moved to Denver in 2013 so that his daughter could attend the Denver School of the Arts. Chris served two years as the Manager for the Art and Culture Program at Denver International Airport. He is now the Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Greenwood Village, where he has been since June of 2016. Chris has served on numerous art juries including the Cherry Creek Art Festival, Austin International Airport Public Art Panel, Cheyenne True West Art Show and the Missouri Arts Council Grant Review Panel.

Curtis Arts and Humanities Center
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80210
Monday - Friday: 8:30- 4:30; Saturdays - 10am - 4pm
http://www.greenwoodvillage.com

 

Call for Entries: Colorado Environmental Film Festival Photography Exhibition 

Call for Entries deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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The Environmental Photography Exhibition and Reception have become a much anticipated part of the annual Colorado Environmental Film Festival. Entries are received and judged each year, with the winners displayed at the American Mountaineering Center during the festival and throughout the spring. Each year, the selected images are seen by regional, national and international audiences of collectors, curators, writers, and others from the environmental community.

Photographers from all regions and working in all styles and processes are encouraged to enter. The show seeks a variety of photographic images ranging in style and technique from avant-garde to traditional. This diversity symbolizes the different world communities that need to come together to overcome today’s daunting environmental challenges. The common theme of the exhibition is the images’ ability to inform, motivate or passionately move its viewer. This year there are two divisions: Adults (19 and older), and Youth (under 19).

Awards:
  • A single winner in each division will win Best of Show and receive a cash award
  • Two Juror’s awards will be awarded as well (no monetary award)
Important dates:
  • Call for Entries deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
  • Notification Date: Friday, November 20, 2018
  • Physical Delivery Date Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Opening Reception: February 22, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm with Keynote speaker (6:30-7:15pm)
  • Exhibition Open at American Mountaineering Center: February 22-April 26, 2019

 

Call for Entries: Currents New Media Art Festival In Santa Fe

10th Annual Exhibition: June 7-23, 2019

Deadline for Submissions: Monday November 5, 2018

  • CURRENTS is an international NEW MEDIA ART festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico showcasing a variety of work that pushes the boundaries of art and technology
  • To view submission guidelines and to submit an application visit: https://currentsnewmedia.org/guidelines-2019
  • Selected artists will be considered for full lodging, travel, and shipping support
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Accepting submissions in the following categories:

• Interactive Environments
• CURRENTS Entrance Design
• Installations (Interactive and Non-Interactive)
• Outdoor Installations and Projections
• Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Environments
• Robotics
• Multimedia Performance
• Digitally Generated Objects (i.e. 3D Printing)
• Interactive Installations for Children
• Single Channel Video and Animation
• Experimental Documentary

CURRENTS serves as a platform for artistic experimentation. It promotes exploration into all forms of new media art, providing the public with an opportunity to experience an outstanding selection of innovative work. CURRENTS is committed to making this extraordinary form, at the intersection of art and technology, available to everyone. More about our festival: https://currentsnewmedia.org

 

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