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The 40th Annual Best of Colorado Show at the Depot Art Gallery
Entry Deadline: 4/9/24
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Best of Colorado at the Depot): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 2, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado

Location: Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W Powers Ave., Littleton, Colorado.
$1500 in cash prizes!
Juror: Eriq Hochuli 

Exhibition dates: 5/21/24 to 7/6/24 at the Depot Art Gallery, 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, Colorado  80120

Application Requirements

• Only original work by Colorado artists is allowed.

• Entries cannot have been accepted in a previous Best of Colorado at the Depot (formerly All Colorado at the Depot competition.)

• All artwork must be for sale. The Depot Art Gallery retains 30% commission on all sales.

• Wall hanging artwork is limited in size to no more than 30” in any direction, including framing.

• Any wall hanging, two-dimensional artwork must weigh less than twenty-five (25) pounds.

• Three-dimensional hanging works cannot exceed 20” in any direction. Three-dimensional free-standing work cannot exceed 30” wide and 60” tall. Three-dimensional work must not weigh more than twenty-five (25) pounds.

• Two- and three-dimensional art, including traditional and digital photography, paintings, collage, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/textile, mixed media, wood, and glass are acceptable. Giclée prints of art and AI are not permitted.

Eligibility Criteria

Entries must be entered into CaFÉ ( between March 3 and midnight April 9, 2024.

Presentation Guidelines:
• Artwork must be hand-delivered only on Sunday, May 19, 2024 between 9am-12pm. No shipments accepted.

• Artwork must be delivered with an inventory sheet and attached tags, one on the front and one on the back. Blank tags and an inventory sheet will be emailed to you upon acceptance into the show.  Each work must be clearly labeled with the artist’s name and title of work on the back.

• Only artwork of professional presentation will be accepted.

1. Wall-hung items must be appropriately framed or edges adequately finished. Canvas depth for unframed art should be a minimum of 1 3/8 inches.

2. Pictures must use D-rings and sturdy wire as a hanging medium. No saw-tooth hangers or eyelets.

3. Frames must be free of defects.

4. Three-dimensional works, such as ceramics and sculpture, must be able to stand on their own or be submitted with adequate display stands.  

The Depot Art Gallery reserves the right to reject any work not matching submission guidelines, or which is not properly presented for exhibit, or which it deems inappropriate for the Depot Art Gallery setting or its clientele.

Entry Requirements:

• Entry fee is $35 for up to two (2) images. A third entry may be submitted for an additional $15. The entry fee is non-refundable.

• All entries are made through CaFÉ,

• JPG images must be cropped to exclude framing and background and must represent the work exactly.

• The price entered in CaFÉ is firm. No changes will be allowed after submission.

• Notification of invited and not-invited entries will be made via email by May 2, 2024.

CaFÉ photo guidelines are as follows:

• File format: JPEG or JPG only

• File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side

• File size: under 5 MB

• A tutorial on how to submit entries is available at For technical support, call CaFÉ

support at 303-629-1166.

Juror:  Eriq Hochuli began a lifelong love affair with the arts young as a creator and consumer of illustrated media. He attended the State University of New York at Albany, receiving a BA in Visual Arts focusing on drawing and sculpture. He spent summers working with children in Colorado camps and cemented a love for education, both physical and academic. After earning his Masters in Teaching from Sage College, he moved to Colorado permanently and, in 2013, found his calling working in education and exhibitions at the Foothills Art Center in Golden, CO. Since 2016, he has assumed the title of Curator, managing all aspects of the exhibitions department. Eriq finds the most fulfillment in helping artists realize ambitious and confident shows of their work while distilling down powerful conversations for the audience. After installing more than 100 exhibitions, large and small, Eriq continues to challenge artists and audiences to find artistry all around them and better understand the creative process.

A total of $1,500 will be awarded. In total, the Depot Art Gallery will offer cash awards to Best of Show,  2nd and 3rd Place and three Honorable Mentions. The Awards Ceremony will be at the Reception on Friday, May 31, 2024 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Depot Art Gallery.

The Depot Art Gallery (the Littleton Fine Arts Guild, Inc.) manages all sales. A 30% commission is retained on all sales.

Additional Information:
The Depot Art Gallery’s regular hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11am-4pm. 

About The Littleton Fine Arts Guild and the Depot Art Gallery:
The Littleton Fine Arts Guild was founded in 1962 by 10 artists interested in painting. Today, it boasts more than 60 skilled artist members creating work in oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, pastel, etchings, jewelry, silk painting, ceramics, glass, fiber/textile, photography, sculpture and wood. Please visit

The Littleton Fine Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

The historic Depot Art Gallery is a restored 1885 Santa Fe train station, adapted for use as a gallery, and opened in 1978. It was enhanced by the addition of a renovated 1890 caboose. It is a unique marriage of community spirit and the arts. The Depot Art Gallery is under the administration of the Littleton Historical Museum and the City of Littleton, and is operated by The Littleton Fine Arts Guild.

Important Dates for the 40th Best of Colorado at the Depot:
Sunday, March 3 Call opens

Tuesday, April 9 Call Closes

Thursday, May 2 Jury notifications sent by email

Sunday, May 19 Delivery of accepted artwork to Depot Art Gallery, 9am-12pm. Artwork must be hand delivered. No Exceptions.  Depot Art Gallery phone: 303-795-0781

Tuesday, May 21 Best of Colorado at the Depot opens at 11am

Friday, May 31 Best of Colorado at the Depot Reception, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday, July 6 Exhibit closes at 4pm

Sunday, July 7 Pick-up of unsold work, 12pm-4pm

If you are not available to pick up your work, please make arrangements for someone to pick up your work for you. The Gallery does not have storage space. Artwork must not be left at the Depot Art Gallery.  When applying to this show you agree to abide by the Legal Agreement provided below.