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2020 Contemporary Art Survey
The Lincoln Center
417 W. Magnolia St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 10/1/20
Days remaining to deadline: 117
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (2020 Contemporary Art Survey): $35.00
The Fort Collins Lincoln Center invites visual artists residing in the US to enter our national juried Contemporary Art Survey. The exhibition is an open call to artists working in all media and reflects the artists’ capacity to consider the wide world of issues, objects, imagery and ideas they encounter in creating art. We are seeking works in all media and genres that together will present a survey of contemporary art in America. Representational, abstract and conceptual work will be considered.


$1,750 in cash prizes will be awarded. Grand Prize: $1000, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250.


We encourage the submission of work in all media, including small installations (up to 12’h x 6’w x 6’d), and new media. Artists may be asked to provide equipment for media presentations.


Entry Fee: $35.00, non-refundable for up to THREE different artworks per artist in any combination of media, including small installations and video. Each image must reflect one artwork, additional views are encouraged for 3-D and installations. Three-dimensional and installation entries may include one alternate view per entry. Additional entries will not be reviewed by the Juror.


October 1, 2020, midnight, Mountain Daylight Time


Artists 18 years and older whose primary residence is in the United States, working in any media may apply to the exhibition. Entries must be of the artist’s original design and not a result of a class assignment, completed in the past two years, since November 2018. Artworks submitted from previous Lincoln Center calls for entry will not be sent to the Juror.


The Fort Collins Lincoln Center is a city-owned and operated cultural center in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, and visual arts. Annually the Lincoln Center Art Galleries present 5-7 rotating visual arts exhibitions in diverse media. Exhibitions are curated from local, regional and national artists and collections, and often include juried competitions such as this one. The mission of the Lincoln Center Art Galleries is to promote and nourish the creation and appreciation of the visual arts. Diverse exhibitions, programs and projects engage and inspire our community through the world of art and ideas.

  • Notification to artists: Week of October 12.
  • Delivery of Artwork to Lincoln Center: Shipped artworks to arrive November 2-9 – please, no earlier and no later; hand deliveries can be made on Monday, November 9, 1-4 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: November 14-January 2.
  • Return of Artwork: Shipped from Lincoln Center the week of January 4.

Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label and be shipped in a container appropriate for re-use in return shipping. Lincoln Center will insure artworks for their insurance value or retail value while on the premises. Please, no Styrofoam peanuts in packaging. Air packs, rigid foam and bubble wrap are acceptable substitutes.

  • Artworks must be available for loan during the entire exhibition period.
  • Accepted artwork must be shipped ‘installation ready’ unless otherwise noted in the acceptance letter.
  • Our preferred standard for 2D installation is a hanging wire or cleat. NO sawtooth hangers. Security hardware may be attached to the artwork frame, requiring small holes to be drilled into the back of the frame.
  • For any artwork that requires non-standard set up or any artwork with more than one component all hanging hardware must be included along with detailed hanging instructions.
  • Only Plexiglas framing is accepted (no glass framing) for shipped 2D artwork. We cannot guarantee against breakage and damage to the artwork if glass if shipped.
  • The Lincoln Center reserves the right to reject accepted work at any time; including work that differs significantly from the submitted images or is inadequately prepared for installation.
  • Each artwork must have a label attached on the back or bottom of the pieces containing the following information: Artist’s name, title of piece, media, date of completion, sale price (or if NFS, the insurance value).
  • Lincoln Center will retain a 30% commission on all sales made as a result of the exhibition.
  • Lincoln Center reserves the right to use images of the artworks for educational and promotional purposes including but not limited to newspaper, television, radio and internet.
  • Upon acceptance artists may be asked to submit a high-resolution image of the accepted artwork for such purposes.
  • Lincoln Center reserves the right not to exhibit a work selected by the Guest Juror for any reason.
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