Call Detail
The West Through a New Lens

Entry Deadline: 10/24/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 11/15/23 - 1/1/24

Exhibition dates: November 15, 2023 - January 1, 2024

The West is one of the most mythologized regions in the United States, arguably, the world. To the victor goes the spoils is a sentiment that also guided the narrative and who gets to tell it. These days, however, the movement towards a more balanced telling of the West from manifest destiny and migration to Indigenous people, ranching, cowboys and the like have been challenged in subtle and profound ways.

The tales etched into our psyches by artists such as Fredric Remington and Charlie Russell and modern day artists who have taken up these traditional tropes, lead us to wonder where we can find true stories about the West.

For this exhibition, we are looking to artists breaking with tradition to confront myths of the West and tell stories through different lenses. We are looking for BIPOC artists and others who are asking the larger questions about what the myth of the West means to them. 

“The West Through a New Lens,” is seeking artist who are exploring Western tropes in new and inventive ways. We hope to showcase unique voices and welcome all artists from diverse backgrounds as well as across the country. 

Application Requirements

Submit 3-10 image for consideration. Painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Artist statement required.

Eligibility Criteria

Artists from across the US are eligible.