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Contact Email:
Call Type: Unspecified
Eligibility: National
State: Colorado
Entry Deadline: 6/7/21
Days remaining to deadline: 26
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Escape): $35.00

NEXT Gallery: Escape

We all need escape. Escape manifests in many forms, on many levels, in a variety of ways.

Where do you escape to? Perhaps your backyard, a land far far away, a space in your mind? Perhaps for you escape isn’t a where but is manifested in your senses. Does escape involve a journey and destination or simply contemplation and a frame of mind? Next Gallery is looking for artist’s interpretation of escape to rather than escape from. Show us the place where you seek refuge or inspiration. This is a national call, open to artwork in all mediums.


Submissions will be juried by NEXT artists Terra Marks and Natalie Smith. NEXT Gallery is an artist owned and operated gallery whose mission is to promote art appreciation and education through community outreach.


The deadline to enter for consideration in this show is midnight (MST) on June 7, 2021. No late applications will be considered.


Results of the judging will be emailed the week of June 7, 2021.


Accepted work will be exhibited at NEXT Gallery from June 25 - July 11, 2021. 

Accepted artwork must be received by June 22, 2021. Works may be hand delivered to NEXT Gallery on June 22 or unless prior arrangement has been made in advance, storage space is very limited. Mailed artwork must be received by June 22, 2021.


Accepted artists will receive an email that includes shipping address for mailed artwork. Since NEXT is not open during the week, artwork will be mailed to the private residence of a NEXT member artist for security. Mailed works must include pre-paid shipping for return. Mailed works must be carefully packed and must not exceed 40" in any dimension. (5’x5’ 2D and 5’x2’ 3D works may be dropped off at the gallery, see eligibility) Packing materials must be able to be easily repacked for return. Insurance is strongly recommended as NEXT Gallery is not responsible for lost or damaged items. Work must be shipped through USPS, UPS, or FEDEX. 


$35 entry fee for up to 3 art pieces/images. Entry fees may be paid by credit card through only, fees are non-refundable and do not guarantee acceptance into the show.


All artwork must be original in concept and not copied from another artist’s work.

No installations or artwork that requires intensive assembly, special technical installation, or hangs from the ceiling will be accepted for this exhibition. Maximum size 5’ X 2’ X 2' for sculptures and 5’ X 5’ for 2D works; dimensions include framing and mounting. Maximum size for mailed entries must not exceed 40” in any direction.

Only entries submitted online through will be considered. Do not contact the gallery to submit images or information about your application or to inquire about the status of your application.


Open to artwork in all mediums.

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.

All works accepted for the exhibition must be dry and ready to hang. No sawtooth hangers, wires must be in good shape and all presentation must look professional.  

Accepted artwork must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. 

Any special hanging or arrangement instructions should be included with the artwork, however, final curation, layout and placement of art in this exhibition is at the discretion of NEXT Gallery.

Artwork must be for sale to be accepted into this exhibition.


Any artwork sold will incur a 30% commission. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance. Buyer will be charged sales tax for Lakewood area and buyer will be charged any applicable shipping fees. 

Purchased artwork must remain in the gallery until the exhibition closes, unless with prior permission and arrangement by NEXT Gallery.

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


Unsold artwork must be picked up July 12, 2021 unless prior arrangements have been made. NEXT Gallery has limited storage space and any artworks left for more than 30 days will be considered property of NEXT Gallery. Mailed artwork will be returned the week of July 12, 2021.


June 7, 2021: Entry Deadline
June 22, 2021: Accepted Artwork Received 
June 25 - July 11, 2021: Escape Exhibition
July 12, 2021: Pick-up Unsold Artwork


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.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing your work!

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