Category Archives: Art Opportunities

The Gilpin County Arts Association 70th Juried Art Show

The Gilpin County Arts Association proudly announces its 70th juried art show in 2017. This is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in Central City, CO.  Open to artists in 8 western states: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.  Deadline for entries is March 3, 2017.   Jurors are John Fielder, Stephen Quiller and Bob Smith. Awards judge: Christopher Herron, Deputy Curator from Vance Kirkland Museum.  Awards: Over $3,000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show, First, second, and third place awards will be given in three categories, 2D, 3D and Photography.  Additional information and entry forms at

CAG Call for Entry Spring 2016

It’s time for the 2016 Members Show at HIrschfeld Gallery at DU’s Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women for April 1, 2016 through May 27, 2016.

We need your best new works not seen at any other CAG show for this show. There is no theme this year but we will be looking for ideas for next show in August so keep your eyes open and check your email for opportunities to submit your ideas.

DEADLINE: To enter the show, you will need to submit via email by March 21, 2016 a photo of 1-2 pieces labeled with the
Artists name
Insurance value

with a subject line that reads “DU SHOW 2016 SUBMISSION”

There will be a $10 submission fee for each piece that MUST be paid at the time you drop off the works for the show on Friday April 1st! Drop off will be in the morning but the exact times will be announced after we receive all submissions via email. Please keep in mind that this is a small venue with limited space to hang so we may not be able to hang more than one piece per member depending on the number of submissions.

IF you don’t have your work completed at the time of the deadline, but you are sure you will have it completed (and thoroughly dried) by the hang date, you can submit your intent by the deadline with details as to your size and other required info.

Only PAID members of Colorado Artists Guild are eligible for this show, so if you know someone that wants to participate, they need to have their membership dues to CAG no later than March 21, 2016 to be considered for this opportunity!

If you have any questions before the deadline, please feel free to contact me directly at

Aspen Grove Art Festival

Aspen Grove Art Festival

Date: January 31, 2016 at 10:45:12 AM MST
Hi Everyone,
There is the strong possibility of a brand new plein air event in Littleton. The Aspen Grove Plein Air Art Festival. It will be held on or around Aug 25 – 31. It will be a quick 1 – 3 day paint the shops around Aspen Grove (Mineral and S.Santa Fe) event that will have music and a chance to hang and sell and possibly have awards. It is still in the planning stages but the shopping center is very keen on marketing the event and artist that participate. There may be a juried process to get in or a juried process to get high quality art hung in a limited space at the mall to sell. All this is still in the planning process. If you think this is a good idea and would like to be a part, please let Cliff Austin know by emailing him, and carbon copy Lori or Ted Garcia at

NO regular meeting at the studios 9/23/15

NO regular meeting at the studios 9/23/15
Instead we will gather at the  American Museum of Western Art to see the Anschutz Collection at 1:30 for a guided tour.

If you are still interested in going to the guided tour, you will need to go to the following link and register yourself for the 1:30p tour on Sept 23.
They offer other tour times and days, so if you can’t make it to see it with the group, you can check out the other options at their website!


Still Drawing Gift Card

Bring your sketch books and a snack to the CAG meeting Wednesday! We’ll set up something to draw and then vote on the best sketch of the evening. Winner gets to show off and be praised by the group…oh…and if the winner is a paid member, you get a $25 gift card!

The Aug 26, 2015 meeting will be at The Studios at Overland Crossing 2205 S. Delaware Denver, CO 80223 from 7-9p.

Art on Loan Program

Dear Artists,

Welcome to the fifth year of the Art on Loan program for Senator Michael Bennet’s Washington D.C. office, coordinated by the Colorado Artists Guild.

We have exciting news, beginning with this year’s submission, we have now been asked to expand this art on loan program to include Senator Cory Gardner’s office as well.

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 like large pieces of artwork with a minimum height of 36 inches (including frame). As for style, they continue to be open to all submissions.

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.

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
Submission deadline: Monday, August 31, 2015
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: Monday, August 31, 2015
Image consolidation and submission to the Senators offices: Friday, September 11, 2015
The Senators and there staff with select the artwork over the next 15 to 20 days.
Artist selection and notification approximately Friday, October 9, 2015
Shipment to the Senator’s Office by Friday, October 30, 2015

Fred Lunger
Colorado Artists Guild

Boulder Art Association Call for Entry 2015



DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The Boulder Art Association is accepting call for entries for our Labor Day Juried Art Exhibition & Sale through Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The show will held in the gallery space of the beautiful new Hyatt Place Hotel in the new commercial district at the crossroads of Pearl and 30th Streets in Boulder, CO.

You don’t have to be a member of the Boulder Art Association to enter the show.  You can enter up to 3 pieces of art. This is an excellent opportunity for emerging and professional artists to showcase their art to the Boulder community and connect with potential patrons and customers.  We will also award over $1,000 in prizes at the show!

Sale of Bin Work at the Show

Even if an entry isn’t accepted into the show, another benefit of being an entrant is that artists can sell bin work in the show gift shop. Bin work can include cards, card sets, small format art and miniatures. Gift shop submission guidelines will be sent with your notification letter after entry.


Our juror this year is Molly Davis, an award-winning watercolor and oil artist and teacher in Boulder.  Please visit the Boulder Art Association website for more information or watch a video about Molly.

Important Show Dates

  • Wed. July 15 – Entries must be received by email or postmarked
  • Sat. Aug. 8 – Notification of acceptance will be mailed
  • Thurs. Sept. 3 – Art delivery at 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday Sept. 4 – Show opens at 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM with reception and awards at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sat. Sept. 5 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sun. Sept. 6 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Mon. Sept. 7 – Exhibit hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Mon. Sept. 7 – Pickup unsold work at 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM


  • A maximum of three works may be submitted via email or US mail.
  • A non-refundable entry fee must accompany your submission: $30 for Boulder Art Association members, $40 for non-members. This is a flat fee, not per piece submitted.
  • For more details on how to enter please visit the Boulder Art Association website and download the Prospectus and the Entry Form.

Last Minute Entries?

If you are just finding about this call for entry for the first time, and for some reason cannot postmark your entry by Wednesday, July 15, 2015, please contact Jan Archuleta using contact information below and let her know your situation.

Questions and More Information

For questions about this prospectus and entering this show, please contact Jan Archuleta at or 303-403-1047 OR Diana Tripp at or 303-442-3901.

Art Makers Denver – An Urban Art Retreat

Art Makers Denver presents four days of innovative workshops in a variety of mediums for “creatives” worldwide, September 21-24, 2015 at the Studios at Overland Crossing in Denver. AMD’s faculty consists of 11 instructors from all over the country, including some of Denver’s best artists and artisans.

Registration is open now through June 30, 2015 at REGISTER NOW to get the workshops you desire! Receive a 10% discount on your registration if you let us know you are a Colorado Artists Guild member!

Vincent Van Gogh Screening

VanGogh_900x900_R1Congratulations Leslie Aguillard and Joe Horvath for winning the tickets at last night’s CAG meeting to this special reshowing of the Van Gogh collection!
“Fathom Events is elated to bring Vincent Van Gogh – A New Way of Seeing to select cinemas nationwide for an exceptional one-night event on Tuesday, April 14. Enjoy complete and unprecedented access to the treasures of Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum in a special reshowing of the gallery’s collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death. This cinematic experience will be at theaters in many locations. In Colorado it will be screened April 14th, at 7:00PM at UA Pavilions, Century Boulder, Bel Mar 16, AMC Highlands Ranch, and
Westminster Promenade and in Utah at 7:00PM at Union Heights Century 16 and Salt Lake City Century 16, and
tickets can be purchased at

2015 CAG Members Show at Hirschfeld Gallery

Colorado Artists Guild (CAG) wants YOU for the CAG 2015 Members Show at HIrschfeld Gallery at DU’s Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women for April 1, 2015 through May 29, 2015.

We need your best new works not seen at any other CAG show.
Only PAID members are eligible for this show, so if you or someone you know wants to participate, they need to have their membership dues to CAG no later than March 13, 2015 to be considered for this opportunity!

DEADLINE: March 15, 2015
To enter the show, you will need to submit via email, a photo of 1-2 pieces labeled with the
Artists name
Date created
Insurance value

with a subject line that reads

There will be a $5 hanging fee for each piece that MUST be paid at the time you drop off the works for the show on WED April 1st! Drop off times and locations will be announced after we receive all submissions via email. Please keep in mind that this is a small venue with limited space to hang so we may not be able to hang more than one piece per member.


Religious Fine Art Show

The Abbey Events Complex

2951 E. Hwy 50, Cañon City, CO 81212


The Abbey Events Complex in Cañon City announces a call to artists for the Sixth Annual Religious Fine Art Show opening August 3rd, 2015. We are seeking works in a wide range of media and genres, that are religious, (all religions accepted), inspirational or Abbey related in some way. All mediums will be accepted including but not limited to oil, watercolor, pastel, chalk/pencil, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, illustrations, fiber art, etc. We’re looking for both quality and creativity. Large art pieces are welcome. Professionals as well as artists of all ages are encouraged to enter. We also feature a Children’s Exhibit for children ages 14 & under. Each child is limited to one art piece, $5.00 entry fee.

The Entry fee is $30.00 per Artist for the first three pieces; any additional pieces are $3.00 each.  Entry fee includes one ticket to the artist reception. There is No Limit on the number of pieces you may enter. Registration and delivery of art pieces may be received anytime during regular business hours beginning July 1 but no later than Wednesday July 29th. Pieces may be delivered to The Abbey at 2951 E. Hwy. 50, Cañon City.

The art show will be open August 3rd through September 27th, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 3 pm Saturdays in The Abbey Monastery. Admission to the art show is free. An artist reception will be held Friday, September 18th  rom 5 pm to 7pm, tickets to the Artist Reception are $10 each. A “People’s Choice” award will be given in the adult category and children’s category at the artist reception.

For additional information please contact Brenda McKay or Patti Jo Wagner at 719-275-8631 or email



Deadline: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 11:59pm EST

Culturehall, a curated digital artist registry, invites artists working in all disciplines to participate in an open call for applications.

From the call, four artists will be selected for inclusion in the New Artists Feature – a quarterly publication that highlights each artist’s work through text and images. The spring issue publishes April 1, 2015 to the Culturehall homepage and as a newsletter to 10,000 arts professionals.

For more information please visit:


About Culturehall

Culturehall is a curated online resource for contemporary art where select artists can share their work with a global audience of curators, collectors, gallerists, and art enthusiasts.

The community of artists presenting work on Culturehall consists primarily of MFAs, arts professionals, and teaching artists.

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Planes of the Head Workshop

Dates Updated
It seems that January was difficult for so many who wanted to attend.
Kim English and Nura Mascareñas 
“Planes of the Head” 3-Day Workshop
March 20, 21 and 22, 2015
This unique workshop will focus on learning the planes of the head and how light affects those planes. The first day will be drawing, the second day will be painting, and the third day will be sculpting the “planes of the head” with modeling clay.
As a former teacher of Anatomy at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design for many years and a skilled painter of the figure, Kim brings deep expertise in helping students understand how to effectively draw and paint the essence, gesture and correct anatomical structure of the figure.
Nura, is also a graduate of Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. She is a nationally renown sculptor and has been teaching at the Art Students League of Denver for about 9 years and is deeply knowledgeable in translating 2-D planes to 3-D form.
This dual taught workshop provides students the opportunity of not only learning the planes of the head in drawing and painting but also understanding how the form changes as you move around the model in 3 dimensions. For the sculptors who have not worked in 2 dimension, painting in color will be a nice introduction, and learn a new way to transfer this knowledge. This intensive workshop is academic and focuses on developing one’s skills in seeing and understanding the human head. Drawing handouts will be provided and students will leave with a clay “planes of the head” model to use as future reference.
Cost: $500 including model fees.
Deposit of $100 is required due by March 7th to reserve your spot. Minimum of 10 and maximum of 12 students for this workshop.
Please feel free to pass this on to any other artists that may be interested.
Contact: Jody Rigsby for registration, payment and questions. 720-363-8017
Schedule: 9am to 4pm each day
Day 1: 
Drawing:  Kim will be lecturing and drawing while we draw with him.  We will be working both from a model and Kim’s sketches.
Day 2: 
Painting: The medium (watercolor, pastel, oil or acrylics) does not matter.  Understanding the planes is what is most important. We will be working from a model.
Day 3: 
Sculpting: Nura Mascareñas will work with us in sculpting a clay, life sized “planes of the head” using our knowledge of what we have learned in the previous days. Clay will be provided for everyone.
Day 1: Drawing only. You only need to bring your drawing sketch pad, preferably 14 x 18 to 12 x 16 size. You will need a drawing pencil and eraser.
Day 2: Painting. Oils, acrylics, watercolor or pastels (your medium of choice), pochade box and tripod or easel with brushes (medium to small, mixture of bristle and soft brushes), odorless turp if oils. 4 canvases sizes 9 x 12 to 11 x 14.
(if you a sculptor and would like to borrow painting materials contact Jody)
Day 3: Sculpting the head – If you have clay sculpting tools, bring them, if not bring a butter knife and a small paring knife.  Clay and board for the sculpture are provided.
There will be a lunch break from 12 – 1. Lunch will be provided.
Snow Date: April 3, 4, and 5
Kim and Nura’s Studio: 
1984 Nova Road, Pine CO 80470 – 303-838-6937
Directions: Highway 285 to Pine Junction (about 10 minutes past Conifer) There is a signal, turn right onto Mount Evans Blvd. Go about 1 mile to Nova Road (big WOODSIDE sign). Take a left and go about 3/4 of a mile to 1984. Second house on the left, address post has a pink ribbon wrapped around it.

End of year Calls for entry 2014

Western Spirit Art Show and Sale. Deadline Oct. 31st for 2015 show.

Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale. Deadline Jan 5, 2015 for 2016 show.

Coors Art Show. Deadline Feb/March 2015 for 2016 show.

Western Visions National Museum of Wildlife Art annual Show Deadline March 1, 2015 for 2016 show. View info and prospectus at CAFE (

Art Association of Northern Colorado Winter Online Juried Show. Deadline Nov. 16, 2014.

Calls for entry at EDGE and CORE 2014

CALL FOR ART!!!! “Open to Possibility: Community Open Show” hosted by EDGE Gallery. December 5th – December 21st, 2014 – $10 per piece. Unlimited # of pieces…contact Jennifer Pettus,

Call for entry:
Grand Petite Small Art
November 13-30, 2014
Deadline for entry is November 9th, 2014
Make a small artwork with dimensions under 12″ for Grand Petit, CORE’s Small Art Exhibit, coming this November. This is the last open entry show for 2014, and watch for announcements in coming month’s for the 2015 schedule of open entry shows.

Special guest jurors Charles and Michele Whitley, Publisher and Associate Publisher from ArtScape Colorado.