Wow! deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 5. Bring actual artwork to Core during gallery hours between February 9-March 5 for jurying. $10 entry, no entry limit.
The WOW! show has been a Denver tradition for over 25 years. Artist of all skill levels are encouraged to enter. All media considered. Notification will be made on Monday 3/6 for work that is not accepted into the show. Opening reception for artists is Friday March 10 from 6-9.
Blue - so much more than a color to all of us, and as artists we look for a way to explore this in our "Blue" show.
Blue elicits emotions from serenity to authority. It denotes loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American society.
We use it to decorate our lives and our language. Its meaning changes as it passes through different times, cultures, and experiences. Blue is associated with modern business, embellishing famous websites and logos, but was long ago a color of rich value reserved for beautiful illuminated manuscripts. It decorates flags from across the globe, and is the namesake of our "pale dot" in the cosmos. Big or small, individual or collective - the color blue means something to us all.
What does it mean, then, to you?
We will accept all mediums.
Acceptance deadline is
Entry fee is
Size limit for two dimensional work is 30 x 40 inches.
Size limit for 3 dimensional work the limit is 30ht x 12w x 12l inches.
All work must be ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers please!) or install.
Please send your work by mail or fed-ex to:
CORE Art Space c/o Gina Caswell Smith
1055 S Parfet Ct Lakewood CO 80226
and include a pre-paid return label.
Note: Do not use packing peanuts!!!!
Calling all abstract artists! Where do you stand in the current atmosphere? What influences your work? Is your abstraction fueled by representation? CORE New Art Space’s newest open entry show focuses on you, the 21st century abstract painter.
Show dates: JULY 13 – JULY 30
Artist reception: JULY 14
Juror – Karen Roehl
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Karen Roehl began her art career in Denver as a graphic artist. After twenty successful years an independent designer, she decided to fulfill her ultimate goal to become a fine artist. Fully committing to her ambition, she re-entered university to study painting at CU Denver, graduating with a BFA and top honors in 2007.
Judging the work will rely on overall impact, content, composition and mastery of techniques. Attention to creativity and craftsmanship is a very important part of this as well. All media in any combination accepted, when entering please list all the media used. Consider weight and the fragility of your media if you are mailing your entry.
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
Show dates: JULY 13 – JULY 30
Application end date: JUNE 22
Notification of acceptance: JUNE 26
All work MUST arrive at CORE: JULY 9
Artist reception: JULY 14
Dog & Pony
September 14-October 1
Dog and Pony Show
Definition: A highly promoted, often over-staged performance, presentation, or event designed to sway or convince opinion for political, or less often, commercial ends.
Show us your over the top creations! Get political, circus-y or tell us how you interpret this theme by including a one or two sentence explanation of your work. Have fun and help us make this the ‘Greatest Show.....in Denver’.
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3, if 3-D you may submit 2 shots per piece. 3 pieces for $35.00
Show dates, September 14- October 1
Application end deadline: August 24
Notification of acceptance: August 28
Work must be delivered to Core by: September 9
Reception, September 15
REQUIREMENTS: Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Standing art must be stable. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple pieces and installation art. All art must remain in place for the duration of the show.
SIZE LIMITATION: Work must be within 60 inches on its largest side, and cannot weigh more than 80lbs including shipping crate.
SALES: CORE charges a 30% commission plus tax on art sold. CORE will collect the payment for the artist: however, the artist is responsible for terms of any sale. Your payment less the 30% commission will be rebated to your address within 45 days of the close of the show. Art need not be for sale.
LIABILITY: CORE will take all due precautions to protect premises and art. However, CORE is not responsible for loss due to damage, theft, vandalism, or accident. If work is fragile, it is submitted at the artist's own risk. Artist is responsible for his/her own insurance
SHIPPING/DROP-OFF: Artists are responsible for safely shipping their art, which must be received by September 10th, 2017. Drop-off art must be delivered to Core New Art Space Gallery during regular business hours. COMPLETE SHIPPING DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO ACCEPTED APPLICANTS.
RETURN SHIPPING/PICK-UP: Any artwork delivered in person or shipped without reusable packaging material or without prepaid shipping label must be retrieved by the artist at the end of the exhibition unless sold. Drop-off art must be picked up by 5pm October 1st, 2017. After 30 days, art will be considered abandoned. Abandoned artwork will be considered property of the gallery and may be sold to cover storage fees. Please ensure that we have good contact information for you so that we can avoid this situation.
CORE New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204
Juror: Doug Kacena
Denver contemporary abstract artist, Doug Kacena, studied Fine Art (Painting) and Art History (Modern & Contemporary American Art) at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kacena began showing in galleries while still in college and has continued to expand his audience nationally. He is a strong supporter of art in the community, which lead him to teaching art and art therapy to developmentally disabled adults, volunteering as a Steering Committee member, judge and coordinator for the People's Fair and CHUN Mural project, and founding Denver Artists Services Association (DASA), a nonprofit providing guidance for artists. More recently Kacena served as the Gallery Director of Evergreen Fine Art Gallery in Evergreen, Colorado. Currently, he is the Co-Owner of Artuvus Studios, partners with 1261 Gallery and Abend Gallery in Triptych, and Co-Owner and Director of K Contemporary gallery in Denver. Kacena also enjoys a vigorous exhibition schedule of his own works. His most recent project “Crossover” was extremely well received by audiences and the press, making it the subject of an upcoming PBS Special in production with Colorado Public Television (CPT12).
REQUIREMENTS: Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Standing art must be stable. Fragile art must be protected. All art must remain in place for the duration of the show.
SALES: CORE charges a 30% commission plus tax on art sold. CORE will collect the payment for the artist: however the artist is responsible for terms of any sale. Your payment less the 30% commission will be rebated to your address within 45 days of the close of the show. Art need not be for sale.
LIABILITY: CORE will take all due precautions to protect premises and art. However, CORE is not responsible for loss due to damage, theft, vandalism, or accident. If work is fragile, it is submitted at the artist's own risk. Artist is responsible for his/her own insurance.
DROP-OFF: Artists are responsible for delivering their art to CORE, during regular gallery hours. Unsold artwork will need to be picked up by the artist within two weeks of show end. All unclaimed artwork after 30 days will be considered abandoned. Abandoned artwork will be considered property of the gallery and may be sold to cover storage fees. Please ensure that we have good contact information to avoid this.
CORE reserves the right to refuse entry to artwork that does not meet the submission guidelines. The juror(s) have the final decision on acceptance/rejection of artwork. CORE retains 30% commission on artwork sold. Commissions and entry fees support CORE's community outreach and help to provide local artists and patrons a viable visual alternative.