2016 Senators Bennet and Gardner Call for Art

Dear Artist,

Welcome to the sixth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet and second year for Senator Cory Gardner’s Washington D.C. offices, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild.

Senator Bennet and his staff are again looking for 12 to 15 pieces of 2D artwork and possibly 2 or 3 sculptural pieces.   Because the Senator’s office and conference rooms have 25 ft ceilings, they would prefer pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame) but have selected a few small sizes.   As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

Just a note on Senator Bennet’s loan program, because of his upcoming election campaign, final notifications of selected work, will not occur until after election day.

Senator Gardner and his staff are looking for a mix of sizes.  Like Senator Bennet’s office, they have a few rooms with 25ft ceilings, but they also have other rooms that are smaller, so could use a few pieces of artwork in the 18” to 24” size range.  The style they are looking for is a little more specific.  Senator Gardner enjoys artwork that is more historic, and because he is from the eastern plains he would like see artwork that represents that part of the state as well.

For an idea of past art selected, please visit the Colorado Artists Guild facebook page at: www.facebook.com/ColoradoArtistsGuild

Loan Program:

Open to Colorado Artists Only
Loan term – 1 to 2 years
Shipping will be paid for by the Senator’s office
Artwork will be insured


Maximum of 2 images per person
Image size: 72 DPI and no larger than 1920 Pixels on the long side.
Image should be labeled as: last name_Title.jpg
Email images to info@coloradoartistsguild.org
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
In your email response, please provide;
First Name, Last Name
Address, City, State, Zip
Contact phone number
Email address
Title of artwork
Size of artwork (if framed, include frame in measurements)
State if the artwork is framed or gallery wrapped
Price of artwork (for insurance purposes)
Your preference for the loan term, 1 or 2 years
Senator preference for submission, either Senator Bennet, Senator Gardner or both.

Schedule (all dates past submission deadline are subject to change)
Submission deadline: Friday, September 30, 2016
Image consolidation and submission to the Senators offices:    Friday, October 14, 2016
The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, November 4, 2016
Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, December 2, 2016


Fred Lunger

Colorado Artists Guild