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74th Annual Juried Arts Show Gilpin County Arts Association

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Entry Deadline: 4/20/21
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Entry Fee (74th Annual Juried Arts Show Gilpin County Arts Association): $50.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado

74th Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show
June 5th through August 14th 2021
Juried Exhibition Prospectus

The Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA) hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in beautiful Central City, Colorado.

Dates and times are subject to change depending upon if and when any new Covid-19 restrictions are implemented going forward.

 Artists are encouraged (but not required) to join Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA). Benefits of membership include

     Membership provides a $10.00 discount off of your entry fee for the juried show. A coupon code will be sent to members via email so they may receive this discount.

       Membership allows you to exhibit concurrently in the Members’ Gallery whether or not you are accepted into the juried show

        Exhibiting in the Members’ gallery allows you to exhibit more of your work

     Membership allows you to participate in the “Members Only” show following the juried show from August 21st  – October 15th 2021

      Membership provides a 10% discount on all items purchased in the gallery.

     Membership provides funds to support the K-12 art program for Gilpin County school students

        Members receive email updates from GCAA with news about our events, artists,  and shows

 74th Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show

Over $3000 in cash awards, including a $500 Best of Show.

Awards are for 2D, 3D and Photography

Three first place awards in the amount of $400.00

Three second place awards in the amount of $300.00

Three third place awards in the amount of $200.00

Three honorable mentions in the amount of $100.00

 Jurors:  GCAA is proud to present the 2021 distinguished jurors and judge:

2D: Jean-Pierre Jacquet a French American painter:

3D: Kim Harrell Silversmith and Jewelry designer:

Photography: Teri Metallo a Gilpin County Photographer: 

Judge for Awards: Jared Hankins fine artist:

 The entry fee is $40 for current members of GCAA and $50 for non-members.  Membership forms are available online at Membership must be paid prior to entering the Juried Show to receive the discount. This may be done through our website WWW.GILPINARTS.ORG   or in person or via phone. 303-582-5952


All 2D work MUST be delivered framed and ready to hang.

All wall art MUST have a wire hanging system installed. No saw tooth hangers.

Fiber pieces must have a sleeve or provide hanging system. Framing must meet gallery quality standards; Damaged frames will NOT be accepted. Gallery wrapped canvases are acceptable if the edges are painted. The artist must give approval for the gallery to repair any work damaged during shipping at the artist’s expense. Pedestals will be provided, but if your piece requires a special mount, one must be supplied with the artwork.

 Eligibility for the 2021 74th Annual Juried Art Show: Open to artists in all 50 states. 
Only original works completed by the artist within the last 3 years are eligible. Work previously shown in GCAA Galleries is not eligible. Work from kits, or work executed in a class or workshop is not eligible. Paintings must be original, and if copied, only from photographs taken by the artist.  All jewelry entries must be at least 75% handmade by the artist. Entries in any media can be no larger than 48" in the longest dimension, and 3D pieces must be easily managed by 2 people.

 Submitting Entries for the 2021 Juried Show

You must submit entries online through Café at

NOTE: The Gilpin County Arts Association no longer accepts entries that are mailed or through our website.  All entries must be done through Café’ only. Café is an artist’s call for entry site. We suggest you familiarize yourself with their entry procedure prior to entering to make the process easier for you. Size all images correctly before entering.

 Entry Images: Images must be jpeg files 72 dpi, 1200 pixels at the longest dimension and under 900K. Label image files using the first 3 letters of your last name + first initial of first name, and # of artwork, e.g.:  Tom Jones = jont-101, jont-102, etc. Artists are encouraged to keep high resolution images (300 dpi) for their own use and artists may be asked to provide those for publicity purposes or for display/sales on our website. The artist grants permission for any accepted images to be used for publicity purposes by GCAA.

 Number of Entries:

Each 2D artist and photographer may submit up to three entries per entry fee.

Each 3D artist, a fiber and jewelry artist may submit up to 3 entries but you may have multiple pieces shown in each entry, i.e. you may have a teapot and 6 mugs in a photo as one entry. Or you might submit a necklace, earrings and bracelet as one entry. A group of 3D/jewelry items that constitute a set in one photo is considered one entry.  Please label your images correctly with your artist ID code.

Again the ID code is ( the first three letters of your last name followed by the first letter of your first name followed by 101, 102, and 103)

 The entry fee is $40 for current members of GCAA and $50 for non-members.  Membership forms are available online at Membership must be paid prior to entering the Juried Show to receive the discount. This may be done through our website WWW.GILPINARTS.ORG   or in person or via phone. 303-582-5952

 Show Tags:

On the back of each 2D or bottom of each 3D piece clearly mark your name, title, price,

ID # (e.g. “Tom Jones, My Clever Title, $300.00 jont-101”) a legible email address and phone numbers are required on your inventory sheet along with the art piece’s description and price. Please make sure your price matches the price that you submitted when entering your artwork on Café. The label price should also match on your inventory sheet. Prices may not be changed after submission.

 Shipping Work:

Shipped paintings via USPS should be addressed to Gilpin County Arts Association in care of Michele Roussel PO Box 98 Central City, CO, 80427.

UPS or FedEx ship to 117 Eureka street Central City, CO 80427 with a paid return shipping label included.

Shipped work must arrive NO LATER than May 30th!!!

If you will need to have your unsold artwork shipped back at the end of the show please include a prepaid FedEx or UPS label with your shipment. Via postal service make arrangements with the gallery manager to return these items. This can be paid for via phone.

Artists are encouraged to purchase shipping insurance. GCAA is not liable for any damage during shipping. The artist agrees to pay for any reframing due to damaged work during shipping.


All work must be for sale and remain on display for the duration of the show (unless sold) and will be insured while it hangs in the gallery for the entirety of the show. GCAA will take a 40% commission on all work sold and artists will receive 60% of the retail price. Artists will be paid for sales within 40 days of the end of show.

 Liability: the utmost care will be taken in the handling of all artwork. Artwork is insured while at the gallery.

 Important dates for GCAA 2021 Juried Show

Please mark your calendar

 Monday April 19, 2021 is the deadline for entries on Café

During the days of April 20th – April 30th our jurors will make their selections.

Saturday May 1st The Juror’s notifications are emailed to the accepted artists via Café.

Sunday May 30th is the deadline for all of the artwork deliveries of the accepted work to Washington Hall Gallery, 117 Eureka Street, Central City, CO. No exceptions.

Starting May 1st the times for in person deliveries are between 11:00 and 4:00 Monday through Sunday.                                                                                      

Saturday, June 5th is the opening reception and awards presentation. The event runs from 5:00 to 8:00

This 74th juried show will run from Saturday, June 5th through Saturday, August 14th

 Juried show artwork pickup will be between 11 and 4 August 14th through August 18th if you are a member you may make arrangements with the gallery to transfer your juried work into the annual members’ show.

For more information about GCAA go to

For questions the best method is to send email to

Phone inquiries can be made to 303-582-5952.

The gallery is staffed for winter months Thursday through Sunday 11:00 to 4:00

Full time staffing starts on May 1st from 10:00 to 6:00 7 days a week.

Thank you for your interest in and support for The Gilpin County Arts Association.


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