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On Edge 2021
Edge Gallery
6851 W. Colfax Ave
Lakewood, CO 80214

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 4/2/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (On Edge 2021): $35.00

ON EDGE is an annual juried exhibition of contemporary work by artists residing in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region who are pushing the boundaries of material and concept. EDGE Gallery has exhibited groundbreaking contemporary art for more than 30 years and has been instrumental in presenting important experimental work in our region.

All artists working in any media and residing in the Rocky Mountain region are invited to submit their work. This show is open to contemporary art of any medium, with an emphasis on work that challenges the margins of material, content, artistic process, and technology. The merits and definition of “contemporary” will be defined by the juror.

Honorary Juror: Brandy Coons, Curator of the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, CO.

Brandy Coons currently works as Curator at the Firehouse Art Center in Longmont, Colorado, coordinating and designing exhibits, workshops, artist talks and residencies. Her passion for the arts and community engagement fuels her continued efforts to present cutting-edge works and professional development opportunities for artists, specializing in a contemporary focus on accessibility and ingenuity. 

Blind Jury Process
On Edge exhibitions are juried without artist names visible to the juror in order to ensure that the quality and content of the artwork is the primary guiding factor for selection. The juror is encouraged to select works that demonstrate the best contemporary art, as defined by the perspective and expertise of the juror.  In addition, On Edge is a showcase of guest artists; Edge Gallery co-op member artists do not submit their work for this exhibition.

Prizes: Juror's choice award of $200 to the selected artist.

Guidelines: Artists must be able to drop off and pick up their work in-person to Edge Gallery in the Denver metro area. Application fee is non-refundable.

Delivered artwork from the invited artists must be the specific art pieces selected in the jury process. No substitutions for other art pieces is allowed. Images and information provided in the CAFE application must be representative of the work. Accepted work may be refused if the quality or information does not meet standards.

Installation Requirements

All work must be ready to hang or display in some way professionally presented and ready to hang or install. Work may be refused if Edge Gallery is unable to install, hang professionally, or properly protect the artwork from standard wear and movement. Frames, mats, and wiring must be of professional quality and in good condition. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. No saw-tooth hangers accepted. Maximum weight of any 2D art work or relief is 70 lbs. Fragile work must be labeled and include protective materials as needed.

Work that needs set up for installation or has multiple components must be accompanied by a diagram and/or instructions, or the artist may be asked to personally install more complicated pieces. 

For 4-D and other time-based media, EDGE Gallery will not provide equipment or other means to display the work. Projectors cannot be used. Headphones are required--works cannot disrupt viewing of other artist's works. Please provide video or computer monitors and/or other playback equipment at the time of drop off.

Important Dates:

Application deadline: April 2, 2021

Exhibition dates: May 7-23, 2021

Artists Notified by EDGE Gallery: Week of April 12

Artwork drop off: May 2 - 3: 6851 W. Colfax, Lakewood, CO 80214 (In the art hub at Pasternack's--One block west of Casa Bonita in the 40 West Arts District) Sunday May 2, 12:00pm-5:00pm ; Monday May 3, 4:00pm-7:00pm.

May 7: Opening Reception 6:00 pm - 10:00pm (All State and Federal Covid precautions taken. No refreshments served.)

May 23 - Meet-the-Juror artist reception and Juror's Choice Award-depending on the city guidelines and requirements for COVID. Last day of exhibition, artists take home works 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm or Monday, May 24 4:00 pm - 7:00pm

Artwork Pickup
Pick-up is on Sunday, May 23 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm or Monday, May 24 4:00 pm - 7:00pm

Edge Gallery does not have storage facilities.

Artwork not picked up on the exhibition pick-up dates after 5 days will be considered abandoned and deemed the property of Edge Gallery unless artists make arrangements beforehand.  Contact

EDGE Gallery does not provide insurance for art or equipment and is not responsible for loss due to damage or theft. If desired, insurance must be provided by the artist. Therefore, works are entered at the artist's own risk. EDGE Gallery will take precautions to protect the premises and artwork. Artwork will be handled with reasonable care.

EDGE Gallery reserves the right to photograph or use any of the works for publicity purposes. Edge Gallery may use photographs of the accepted artwork, installation or social gatherings for publicity. Images of accepted entries will become the property of Edge Gallery to be used for printed materials, archives, website, and for educational purposes. All copyrights for the artwork are retained by the artist. The artist waives any claim, including any claim for invasion of the right of privacy of copyright, against Edge Gallery, its directors, employees, and volunteers.


EDGE Gallery takes a 30% commission on anything sold through the show. Price provided on the CAFE application may not be changed.  Edge Gallery will add sales taxes to the price and pay them.


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