Call For Entries: 2nd Annual Central City Plein Air Festival Exhibition & Sale

Submission Deadline : Sunday, March 31st, 2019

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Central City Opera, in partnership with the Gilpin County Arts Association, seeks 20 artists to participate in the 2019 Central City Plein Air Festival, September 27- September 29. Up to 20 artists will be selected to paint the fall landscapes and historic architecture of this Colorado mountain town. The festival culminates in an Exhibition, Sale, and Awards Reception on Sunday, September 29th in which the paintings created throughout the weekend will be on display and available for purchase in the Gilpin County Art Association’s Washington Hall Gallery. Awards reception, featuring $3,700 in cash awards, will be judged by Bruce Gomez. Eligibility

All artwork must be completed within a 2-mile radius of the Central City Opera House area between September 27th and September 29th, 2019. Selected artists are asked to paint a minimum of three (3) original paintings for prize judging at the Exhibition and Sale on Sunday, September 29, 2019. Only canvases with the stamped insignia will be eligible for submission.

Artists are selected through a blind juried process consisting of one juror: Bruce Gomez. The judge will review all submitted applications and select up to 20 artists to participate in the 2019 event.

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Call for Artists: University of Denver is accepting submissions for our 2019 Juried Alumni Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Monday March 29, 2019

The Vicki Myhren Gallery at the University of Denver is accepting submissions for our 2019 Juried Alumni Exhibition, on view May 16 - June 16, 2019. The exhibition is designed to help identify and bring together the many alumni of the University of Denver, and showcases their creative talent across a variety of contemporary approaches to art-making. Eligible artists have received a degree from the University of Denver. Though we welcome graduates of the School of Art and Art History, alumni from a variety of disciplines are encouraged to apply.


46th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition

Entry Deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019

2019 Juror: Sterling Edwards

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 46th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States, and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. CAE’s mission is to promote and cultivate artistic excellence and to enrich the art experience in our mountain community.

2019 Juror: CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Sterling Edwards, will serve as the juror for the 46th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Edwards is a contemporary watermedia master who is originally from Kansas City, Missouri. He has been a resident of North Carolina since 1973.

Center for the Arts Evergreen
31880 Rocky Village Drive
Evergreen, CO 80439


MOA 2019 Design and Build Competition

  • The Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) announces the Design and Build Competition, a new design competition open to any US based undergraduate or graduate student team who is enrolled in a creative field of study
  • MOA is accepting submissions from teams of students through May 31, 2019
The competition is a new component under MOA’s Design and Build program and solicits design proposals from student teams across the nation in response to a provided theme and challenge. The goal of the competition is to cultivate potential from emerging artists, architecture and design students and to allow them the space to conceptualize inventive ideas within a set of boundaries.

The challenge for the 2019 competition is to design a pop-up makerspace, in which the public can come together and create. The makerspace should be designed through a blend of architecture and sculpture / installation and include a narrative about the type of programming that can occur within the space. Winning entries will be selected through a panel comprised of MOA Board of Trustees, Executive Staff and a professional in the field, guest-panelist.

The top three proposals will win cash prizes totaling to $9,500 and be featured on an upcoming Design and Build concepts and designs website. While the competition generally stays in the conceptual and digital realm, MOA, at its discretion, may elect to provide additional funds to any winning entry to actualize the concept into a physical installation, performance or product.

“Since 1991, MOA’s Design and Build program has provided thousands of students with an opportunity to express their creativity in collaborative art, architecture and design projects,” says MOA President & Executive Director, Cynthia Madden Leitner. “We are elated to announce the Design and Build Competition as the latest component of Design and Build and to bring the program to a national level.”

As Design and Build has always emphasized collaboration, teams of three to six students are eligible to submit their collaborative design proposal. Competition details are available on the Design and Build Competition website at Prospective student teams can download a competition brief document on the website that outlines the full details and scope of the proposal submission process.


Denver Arts & Venues accepting applications for 2019 Urban Arts Fund

Applications accepted at through Monday March 18, 2019

Through the award-winning Urban Arts Fund (UAF), Denver draws locally, nationally and internationally-renowned artists who turn once vandalized walls into stunning works of art which fill communities with pride.

Denver Arts & Venues encourages emerging artists and artists representing marginalized communities to apply. Projects with well-planned youth development and community engagement components, projects in neighborhoods and city council districts which currently have few or no UAF projects, and first-time applicants will be given preference.

The UAF is a graffiti prevention and youth development program funded through Denver Arts & Venues which facilitates the creation of new murals in perpetually vandalized areas throughout the City and County of Denver. The UAF provides access to positive, creative experiences for youth and transforms dilapidated areas into well-tended and active community gathering spaces.

Since 2009, with the help of more than 3,500 youth and 800 community participants, the UAF program has facilitated nearly 300 new murals and has helped protect more than 450,000 square feet of walls from vandalism.

Learn more about Denver Public Art opportunities and Urban Arts Fund at


Call for Entries: Drawing the Line At 40 West Arts Gallery

Submission Deadline: Saturday April 20, 2019

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Back for a second year, we invite artists to consider the shape, weight, length, movement and definition of the line, which forms the basis of so many things including works of art, architecture, nature and landscapes, DNA helixes, and so much more. How do you define, “Drawing the Line”?

We invite line drawings, graphite works, ink and pen interpretations and watercolors marks, just to name a few. Additionally, we are interested in seeing works in their raw and early stage forms. Do you put together studies for a final work that will be complete in the future? These early concepts often have a power and energy to them that comes through in their line form. These are all ideas to reflect on, and we welcome other statements or ideas about drawing the line. This exhibit is highly open to interpretation and we welcome varied translations of this concept.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Open Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm


$3000 High School Art Scholarships from the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council

Application Deadline: Monday March 4, 2019


  • The Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council is seeking applicants for two college scholarships to be given to students pursuing degrees in the arts.
  • Student must be a graduating senior from an Arapahoe County high school or a graduating senior who is a resident of Greenwood Village.
  • The student must be planning to enroll as a full-time student at a college or arts school majoring in either the performing, visual or literary arts.
  • Students will be asked to submit examples of their work, resumé and letters of reference.

Call for Entries: Connect. Disconnect. At 40 West Arts Gallery

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 16, 2019

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What connects and disconnects us from one another, reality, our community, our world? How do we tune in, or tune out? We invite works about technology including computers and televisions, works about love, family and human emotion, pieces that tie into globalization and even how we connect or disconnect to ourselves. Works may be realistic or abstract, using any artistic medium. We encourage you think about anything along the lines of connection and disconnection, human to human, human to environment, technological and other.

40 West Arts Gallery
1560 Teller St.
Lakewood, CO 80214
Open Wed-Sat 12pm-4pm


Call for Artists: Georgetown Plein Air Exhibit & Sale

Application must be received by July 12 at 8pm

  • Plein Air Event: Friday/Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd, 2019
  • Exhibit & Sale: August 3-18
  • Details for artists at 
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The Georgetown Cultural Arts Program is pleased to present our second Plein Air event in vintage, picturesque Georgetown, Colorado. Just 45 minutes west of Denver along I-70 at 8,500 ft elevation, and part of the Georgetown-Silver Plume National Landmark Historic District, a charming town of colorful Victorian buildings ringed by mountain views, Georgetown has long been a favorite of artists. Registration and exhibition will be held at Georgetown Heritage Center, recently restored 1874 schoolhouse, at 809 Taos Street. Join us for this painting event in the summer mountain air!

All fine arts mediums are acceptable, using plein air technique. All artwork must be created outdoors on stamped canvas or other medium on August 2nd or 3rd within the defined boundary area. Although not a juried entry process, only qualified plein air artists are eligible for the exhibition and prizes. Plein air artists must submit a resume including exhibits and shows and three (3) images of plein air paintings in jpg format, or a link to a website displaying their work in this genre. Exhibit space is limited, the first 50 qualified artist applicants will be accepted.

Registration cost is $35 non-refundable, application must be received by July 12 at 8pm. Late registration fee is $45 and will be open until August 3rd if space is available. Price includes all payment processing fees. Apply to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Call for Street Artist Mentors for Teen workshop series with Boulder High Art Students

Art on the Streets @ Boulder High

Dates: March - May 2019

  • Workshops will begin March 1, so please apply as soon as possible by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • This project is made possible by Open Studios, we thank them for their support of public art and arts education

This three part workshop series will use a framework of artist mentorships to facilitate student work in public spaces in Boulder, Colorado. Artists will lead a three session workshop intended to help students identify social issues impacting their community, and then create public work based on these ideas in a group / team environment.

  • Communicating/awareness of social issues, teamwork, respect, giving a voice to teens, and completing a group project.
  • Mentorship in various techniques for creating public art, street art, murals, guerilla art etc.
  • Building student confidence in voice and technique
We are currently collecting letters of interest for two Artist Mentors: March 2019 workshop- method and medium is open, please submit your interest and method you'd like to teach. Artist stipend $1000 for three, 3 hour classes, plus a $500 materials budget. April/May 2019 workshop- Muralist workshop of three, 3 hour classes and a mural installation on Boulder Creek Path in Boulder, designed and painted with the students. Artist stipend of $2250 with a $750 materials budget.

Interested artists should submit a letter of interest with some sample work to And Art Space. A selection of artists will be presented to the students of the National Arts Honor Society at Boulder High, who will vote to finalize who will lead the three workshops. Having the students ultimately decide, will promote commitment and buy in.


Call for Entries: Month of Photography at EDGE Gallery

Community Open Exhibition, March 22 - April 7, 2019 in partnership with Month Of Photography

Drop off dates: Sunday March 17, 3-5 PM or Monday March 18, 6-8 PM

  • Fee: $15 per piece. Limit of 3 pieces per artist. Pieces over 3’ will be limited to one per artist
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Guidelines: All artwork must include photography as part of the process. Works must be framed, mounted or ready to be hung in a professional manner. 30% commission will be charged for all items sold through the show. Non-juried open submission.
  • Exhibition dates: March 22 – April 7, 2019
  • Drop off dates: March 17, 3-5 PM or March 18, 6-8 PM
  • Opening reception: Friday, March 22, 6-10 PM
  • Pick up dates: April 7, 3-5 PM or April 8, 6-8 PM
  • Contact info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Edge Gallery
7001 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO
Thu: 1-5pm, Fri: 5-10pm, Sat/Sun:12-5pm


Call for Entry: International Art Management Seeking Colorado Artists

Entry Deadline: February 26, 2019

IAMLOGO[IAM] International Art Management is looking to source artists within Colorado and surrounding region. International Art Management is an art consulting and pop-up art gallery agency working with businesses, corporations, collectors, non profits, and art enthusiasts to place artwork within their spaces, host pop-up art events, support the growth of contemporary artists, and increase patronage of the arts. IAM is based in Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO and works with artists and clients nationally and internationally.

IAM is looking to source a diverse range of artists (in background and medium) within Colorado and surrounding states including: visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, installation artists, textile artists, glass blowers, ceramicists, woodworkers, metal work, printmakers, filmmakers, digital media, street artists etc, for upcoming opportunities and exhibitions. These opportunities and exhibitions range from corporate clients, art enthusiasts and collectors, independent pop-up art gallery events hosted in Denver, LA, Chicago, throughout the United States, and Internationally. Emerging and established artists 18 years or older may apply.

All artwork is for sale at IAM events with IAM receiving a 35% commission on sales. IAM has multiple clients and upcoming events in early 2019 within Colorado and Los Angeles. IAM is looking to source artists for these opportunities and submissions will also be considered for events outside of these. Events include art showcases in business/corporate spaces, pop up art galleries in independent spaces, and additional opportunities etc.