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Spot On

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 6/18/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (D'Art Gallery LLC): $35.00

**PLEASE NOTE: Dates have been extended due to COVID19 closures.** 

Spot On

D’art Gallery, Denver's newest contemporary gallery in the Art District on Santa Fe Drive in Denver, invites you to enter your best work in their “Spot On” Show, juried by Michael Paglia, Art Critic for Westword.   

We are looking for creative ways to present your medium, by stretching your process, creating new ways of approaching it, coming to that spot on place of identifying your sweet spot. Each artist travels their own path, advancing as personal growth evolves. It may be a new vision or a polished approach. Show us your best work!


Michael Paglia is an art historian and professional art writer whose columns have appeared weekly since 1995 in Westword, a Voice Media Group publication.  Paglia’s essays on the visual arts have also been published in national periodicals including Art News, Architecture, Art Ltd., Modernism, Art & Auction and Sculpture Magazine, among others.  Paglia has authored or co-authored more than a dozen books and monographs, most of them focusing on modern and contemporary art in the American West.  He also served as a script writer for a series of artist-documentaries that air on PBS and that likewise focus on art in the American West.  He periodically teaches art history at the University of Colorado Denver.


Four prizes will be presented to artists and announced at the Opening Reception of the show, as selected by the Juror. Best of Show ($300) and three Honorable Mentions ($100 each). 


The show is being held in the D’art Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive in Denver, in the Art District on Santa Fe. D’art Gallery emphasizes contemporary art, in a well-lit comfortable setting.


Maximum size of artwork is 5’ (60”) wide and 10’ (120”) tall, including frame. **Shipping or packing container limited to 6 feet x 8 feet ** Maximum weight of artwork is 50 pounds.

Artwork must be ready to hang or display, and a set-up diagram must accompany multiple pieces positioned together to form a whole. Fragile work needs to be labeled as such in the box it is delivered or shipped in. 


The deadline to enter for consideration in this show is midnight (MST) on June 18, 2020. No late applications will be considered. 




Results of the judging will be emailed the week of June 22. 


Accepted work will be exhibited at D’art Gallery in Denver, CO from August 14 – September 6, 2020.


$35 flat fee for up to three art pieces/images. Entry fees may be paid by credit card only through Fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee acceptance in the exhibition. 


Accepted artists will receive instructions for shipping and hand delivery. Shipping and return shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist.For shipped work, reusable shipping containers only. D’art Gallery encourages artists to insure their artwork when shipping, and we strongly encourage using Plexiglass for shipped work. Shipped work accepted up until August 8. Shipping address will be sent to accepted artists.

No packing peanuts allowed. Any shipped artwork found with packing peanuts will not be unpacked, displayed, or eligible for an award.All shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return-shipping label.  Work will be held until a pre-paid label is provided.

Artists may hand-deliver accepted artwork at D’art Gallery on August 8,9, during regular gallery hours (Sat noon – 5 PM; Sun 1 – 4 PM) or by special arrangement with a member of D’art Gallery with more than one week notice. 

All accepted artwork is due by Sunday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m, and will not be included in the exhibition if late.


All works accepted for the exhibition must be original, completed, and ready to hang. Substitutions of accepted works will not be allowed and all delivered work must match the image juried.

Frames, mats, and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork.  No sawtooth hangers.All paintings must be framed or gallery wrapped with fully painted edges. Two-dimensional works on paper must be framed.  No audio-video artworks accepted.

Accepted artwork may not be removed from D’art Gallery prior to the close of the exhibition.


Any artwork sold to the public will incur a 25% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.  Buyer will be charged sales tax for Denver area. 

No purchased work may be removed from D’art Gallery before the close of the exhibition, unless arrangements are made in advance and permission granted by D’art Gallery. 

Artwork that is "Not for Sale" - Please add NFS to the description box of the artwork in question.

Artwork listed as “Purchase upon Request” will not be accommodated and will be listed as “NFS.”

Artists will be notified by email of any sales, and will be mailed payment for any sold works within one month of the close of the exhibition. 


Due to D’art Gallery’s extremely limited storage space, artwork left more than 30 days after close of the exhibit will be considered abandoned and deemed the property of D’art Gallery unless arrangements have been made in writing and agreed upon by both parties. Pick-up is on September 6 after 3:00 PM, unless other arrangements are made with the gallery. Shipped work will be packaged and shipped to artists on Monday, September 7 


All submissions will be through ( Entries and credit card payment must be submitted on or before the posted deadline, with no entries accepted after this date.

Upload requirements for image files:

  • File format: JPEG only

  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side

  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)

  • File size: 5 MB maximum

  • Image must be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal)

  • No digital enhancement is allowed

  • Maximum of 3 photos per entry

Further information on the image requirements for submission and resources for editing the digital image size can be found on’s Help section.


June 18: last day to enter on CAFE

Week of June 22: Notification emails go out to artists

August 8: Last day to receive shipped work

August 8, 9: Walk-in delivery of artwork during gallery hours: Sat noon - 5 PM; Sun 1 - 4 PM. Due by 4 PM on Sunday

August 14: Artist Reception, Awards and prizes presented at 7 PM

August 30: Art of Brunch Sunday 11 - 4 PM

September 4: First Friday

September 6: Final day of Show, take down. Pick up 3 - 5 PM

September 7: Out of town artwork shipped


Thurs, Sat - noon – 5 PM; Fri, noon – 9 PM; Sun 1 – 4 (Brunch May 31, 11 AM – 4 PM)



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