Curtis Center for the Arts
2349 East Orchard Road
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80121
Contact Email: email@example.com
Call Type: Exhibitions
Event Dates: 7/8/17 - 9/2/17
Entry Deadline: 6/10/17
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
The City of Greenwood Village’s Curtis Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the 34th Annual All Colorado Juried Art Show. This exhibit is open for submissions from artists in all mediums, currently residing in Colorado. The exhibit takes place from July 8 through September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, July 15 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Artists may submit a maximum of two pieces for consideration. For this exhibit, artists are asked to share their artistic vision and interpretation of how they are inspired by living in Colorado. Artists are encouraged to explore their own unique perspective of why they live and create in Colorado.
NOTE: This summer the City of Greenwood Village will be participating in a One Read Program. Residents are encouraged to read the same book and participate in many community activities through the month of August. This year's selection is "Lake of Fire" by Colorado author Mark Stevens. Up to 10 works of art will be chosen based on how they reflect any of the many themes in the book and will be displayed as a special addition to the exhibit. A description of the book can be found here.
Schedule for 2017
Deadline for entries: June 10 (entries must be received by midnight)
Artists deliver work to Curtis: June 19 - June 30 (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Exhibit dates: July 8 - September 2
Exhibit reception: Saturday, July 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Juror's Talk- TBD
Artists pick up work: September 4 - September 6
- Artwork must be of original design and personal execution, completed in the last two years and not previously shown at the Curtis Center for the Arts.
- Artists may submit either one or two individual pieces of work with a maximum of 6 images (not 6 pieces) in total. This may be any combination of 2D and 3D work (e.g. one 2D piece, two 2D pieces, one 3D piece, two 3D pieces, or one 2D and one 3D piece).
- The maximum size for two-dimensional work is 48" ’x 48" (including frame) and for three-dimensional a maximum of 300 lbs. Exceptions allowed for work specifically intended to be unframed.
- Entries must be original art in any forms of media (jewelry, video, giclee and prints will not be accepted). Only monoprints will be accepted; no duplicate prints.
- Artists may upload up a total of six images of their work (whether they are submitting one or two pieces). NOTE: artists submitting more than two pieces will have the extra pieces withdrawn by staff.
- Works submitted must be ready for installation apon arrival at the Center. Any works submitted or delivered that are not deamed ready for installtion will be rejected.
Work must be available for sale. The City of Greenwood Village will retain a 30% commission on sales. Proceeds benefit the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council.
The juror will choose a total of three works for the following awards:
1st place - $1,000
2nd place - $500
3rd place - $300
How to Apply
Applications will be taken online only. If you are new to the CaFE site, click the “HOW TO APPLY” link in the blue bar at the top of the page, and it will walk you through registering as an artist, setting up your portfolio with images, and then returning to this call to complete the application. If you have issues with the online application, please call the Curtis Center for the Arts at 303-797-1779 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
About the Juror
A Colorado native, Tim Vacca is an established arts administration professional who has been working in the Denver-area arts industry since 2003. Tim currently serves as the Director of Programs at the Museum of Outdoor Arts (MOA) and oversees education, exhibitions and communications programs. He has worked with MOA for a cumulative 13 years. He has also worked with Denver International Airport’s Art and Culture Program as a curator and exhibitions coordinator.
Tim received his BA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2005, where he practiced photography and digital art. He also received a certificate in technology, arts and media from CU. Tim recently completed a Master’s program in Arts Development and Program Management at the University of Denver.
About the Curtis Center for the Arts
Originally built as a one-room schoolhouse in 1914 to serve ten local students, the historic, brick building is now home to the Curtis Center for the Arts. The Curtis School was formally opened in 1914 with no electricity or running water. The one acre of land the school sat on was originally donated by area resident Mary J. Curtis in 1901. In 1991 the building was dedicated as the Curtis Arts & Humanities Center. Today, the Curtis Center continues to be a learning center for the arts. The Center offers art instruction, rotating visual arts exhibits, lectures and the occasional performance. The Curtis Center for the Arts is owned and operated by the City of Greenwood Village.