March 9-26

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. 


May 11-28

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!!!! 

Submit work here

Modern Abstraction

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. All abstract art is wanted.

Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3, if 3-D you may submit 2 shots per piece. 3 pieces for $35.00

Apply at:

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.


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


December 7-24

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.