Call Detail
Made in Colorado 2023
Entry Deadline: 4/1/23
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 1
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 5/20/23 - 7/21/23
Jury Dates: 3/8/23 - 4/16/23

Made in Colorado is back. In the spirit of the gallery’s historic annual juried Colorado exhibition, “Zip 802,” the Emmanuel resurrected this important tradition in 2018 to include artists from all over the state. Highlighting the diverse and groundbreaking art being made in Colorado, this biannual exhibition celebrates the many creative and insightful artists of the Centennial State. The opening of this year's exhibition will coincide with American Alliance of Museums' (AAM) annual meeting, where thousands of museum professionals from across the country will converge in Denver. 

The exhibition will take place in CU Denver's Emmanuel Art Gallery and the CU Denver Experience Gallery (formerly Next Stage). The Emmanuel is the first building in Colorado on the National Historic Register, and the first building on Denver’s Landmark Commission. Built in 1876, it was first an Episcopalian Chapel before being converted to a Jewish Synagogue at the turn of the century. When the Auraria campus was built in 1973 the Emmanuel was converted to one of Colorado's earliest contemporary art galleries and has become a forerunner in Denver's cultural community. The Experience Gallery is located in the heart of Denver's stunning Performing Arts Complex across from the Buell Theatre. Much of AAM's conference will be nearby at the Convention Center and Arts Complex. 

Continuing the tradition of inviting outside jurors to experience the incredible art being created in Colorado, this year's jurors will be internationally renowned curators Kerry Brougher and Nora Halpern.  

Meet the Jurors!

Kerry Brougher is Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and an independent curator and writer focusing on art, film, and media. He is the Founding Director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, where he worked with Renzo Piano on the design of the building. For fourteen years, Brougher was the Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C, where he also served as Deputy Director and Interim Director. Before the Hirshhorn, Brougher was the Director of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford in England (now known as Modern Art Oxford) and was a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles during its formative years.

Along with significant retrospectives and projects by artists such as Tacita Dean, Robert Irwin, Yves Klein, Wolfgang Laib, Maria Nordman, Ed Ruscha, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Wall, Brougher is known for his numerous thematic exhibitions, many focusing on film and media, such as Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film Since 1945; Notorious: Alfred Hitchcock and Contemporary Art; Open City: Street Photographs Since 1950; Visual Music: Synaesthesia in Art and Music Since 1900; The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image; and Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950. While at the Hirshhorn, Brougher acquired numerous works for the museum, including 39 minimal and conceptual pieces from Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo's collection, and initiated a focus on acquiring film, video, and photography. He commissioned filmmaker Jordan Belson’s last work, Epilogue, and Doug Aitken’s monumental SONG 1, a 360-degree moving image projection onto the Hirshhorn’s circular facade. Brougher, who has received numerous awards for his exhibitions and publications, was Co-Artistic Director of the 5th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea.


Nora Halpern  Art historian, educator, and curator Nora Halpern has spent her public and private life advocating for art, artists, and social justice. Since 2001, she has been a vice president at Americans for the Arts, focusing on arts policy convenings and engaging individual thought leaders to advance the arts and arts education across America. She is co-founder of Street Scenes: Projects for DC, a public art program that provides access to the broadest possible audience by utilizing the city as a gallery space. Raised in New York City, Halpern began her career in Los Angeles as the Frederick R. Weisman Collections Curator and Founding Director of Pepperdine University’s art museum. She was a Los Angeles Human Relations Commission member and received the Mayor’s Award of Merit for Outstanding Volunteer Service. 

Halpern has taught and lectured internationally. Among her publications is the recent Putting the Arts to Work: 15 Years of National Arts Policy Roundtables, 2006-2020. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including a Yoko Ono retrospective in Venice, Italy. Halpern has served on the boards of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art, ArtTable, PS Arts, and Scholastic’s Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, among others. She was appointed to the Arts Commission of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. Halpern received her BA and MA from UCLA and was awarded a Helena Rubinstein Fellowship in Curatorial Studies from the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. 


Submissions due by midnight, April 1st.

Acceptance decisions made by April 15. 

Art drop-off at Emmanuel May 5th 10-4, & May 6th 10-2

(Gallery may be able to accommodate different drop times)

Opening Reception, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 5-7pm

Exhibition dates: May 20 through July 21st. Art pick-up July 22 & 24, 2023.


Application Requirements

  1. Please include one to three images of your submitted artwork, or a link to a video.
  2. If submitting a video work please include a screen capture or image for the artwork image file, and a YouTube or Vimeo link for the video work itself.
  3. Brief Bio, less than 250 words.
  4. CV/exhibition history.

All media is accepted, including installation, video, sculpture, photography, 2D, etc. If utilizing 

-Artificial Intelligence in your work please indicate on your submission. 

-For video works, please submit an unlisted YouTube or Vimeo link.


Eligibility Criteria

Artists must live and work in the State of Colorado. All media artworks will be considered.