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Art Attack: Boulder Creek Fest Teen Art Exhibition


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Local
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 4/6/20
Days remaining to deadline: 7
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Art Attack is a juried show open to all residents of Boulder County between the ages of 13-18. Selected artists will have their work exhibited at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art over Memorial Day weekend and are eligible for cash prizes. We encourage artists working in both 2D and 3D mediums to submit.

Entry Requirements

  • Artists must be between the ages of 13-18 at the time of entry.

  • Artists must reside in Boulder County.

  • Eligible artists may enter up to 3 works via (CaFE TM).

  • Multimedia artworks such as video games, animations, film entries, or any other work requiring audio/video will not be considered. 

  • Work must have been completed while the artist was between the ages of 13-18.

  • Accepted work must remain on display throughout the duration of the exhibit.

  • Work must be delivered and retrieved in person during the designated drop-off and pick-up times ONLY.


Accepted work that does not meet the following criteria will not be displayed.

2D Work:

  • White mats only

  • No inside mats of any other color

  • Artwork and mat must be mounted on rigid board or foam core

  • No frames, glass, plexiglas or wood supports

  • Wood supports are only approved with stretched canvas

  • Drawing, especially pastels and charcoal, must be fixed with appropriate fixative

  • Protecting pastel or charcoal surfaces with a transparent sheet such as glassine, acetate, and cellophane is highly recommended.

3D Work:

  • Package fragile artwork in sturdy boxes with sufficient padding inside

  • Label outside of the box with the student's name and school

  • Place small parts in baggies and label accordingly

  • Provide image or instruction on how to display if needed

Note: Pedestals will be provided for displaying 3D work

Entry Deadline: March 31, 2020

Notification: By the end of April

Work Drop-Off Dates: May 19th-20th at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art between 11am-5pm

Exhibition Dates: Thursday, May 21st - Monday, May 25th

Work Pick-Up Dates: Wednesday May 27th - Thursday May 28th


About the Jurors

Sandra Firmin, Director and Chief Curator, CU Art Museum

Sandra Q. Firmin is the director and chief curator of the University of Colorado Art Museum, where she has served since April 2014. She thrives on collaboration in fashioning programs that create a sense of community and energize the academic and social missions of CU Boulder. Sandra has organized critically-acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions. At the University at Buffalo, she co-curated the traveling exhibition Kim Jones: A Retrospective (with Julie Joyce), accompanied by the catalogue “Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones” (MIT Press, 2006). In 2010, Sandra organized Artpark: 1974–1984, an exhibition and publication (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010) chronicling the seminal years of an innovative residency program located in Lewiston, New York. She is currently organizing Tim Whiten: Tools of Conveyance, which will open at the CU Art Museum in Fall 2020.

Kiah Butcher, Community Engagement and Events Coordinator at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

A native of Denver, CO, Kiah graduated from the University of Colorado Denver, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production. She presented several films on the international film festival circuit and worked closely with the Denver International Film Festival. Kiah lived in Chile for several years following, developing her Spanish skills and working as an English professor. She served as a curatorial intern for Black Cube Nomadic Contemporary Art Museum in Denver prior to joining the BMoCA staff in 2017. Kiah is an active member within the Colorado art scene, creating and working with new media and film.

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