October 21, 2011 / Updated November 3, 2011 - Denver, Colorado Area Exhibits (November Deadlines)

Calling all boys - boys
Calling all girls - girls
Calling all people on streets
Around the world . . .

- Queen

And, now, Calling All Artists. 

Today's Open Studio was populated by a) me, and b) one colleague. Was everyone else out partying en plein air? It was a good day for it, if so.

My colleague mentioned that she had a hard time finding local shows. With one toe scuffing the studio lino, I confessed that I keep a nerdy spreadsheet of same.  I'll share it now if -- and only if -- everyone gives me a "get out of jail free" card should I forget to update the listings in the future. Okay? Okay.

Artists, dust off your inventory; here are the Denver/Boulder/FoCo and area shows/exhibits/competitions with November deadlines:

Hot new deadlines added November 3, 2011:

National Screen Print Poster Awareness Month Event
Open call event for silkscreen printers, with spots still available as of November 2 for the Friday, November 4 event. Hosted in Denver by Megafauna.

Poverty Awareness Art Showcase
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Opens: December 7, 2011
This event suffers a severe dearth of Internet publicity, but it's a nice open call with a clear theme and appears to be an established annual exhibit.

LoHi Studios: Hot off the Press
Deadline: November 5, 2011
Opens: Unknown.
Also running an open call for artists at the main LoHi Studios website.

Now back to our original programming:

Heritage Fine Arts Guild "This is Colorado" Annual Statewide Art Show at the Madden Museum of Art
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Opens: January 13, 2012

[There is a rumor of a show themed "Women" at Artistica Art Gallery in Southlands Mall, Aurora, but little information is available online.]

Lakewood Arts Council Holiday Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
(Crafts: All Colorado Artists / Jewelry: Members Only / 2D Art: Members Only)
Deadline: November 5
Opens: November 8

Art Gallery 3698 Third Annual Miniature Show and Sale
Deadline: November 5, 2011
Opens: November 12, 2011

CORE New Art Space: Dreams
Deadline: November 6, 2011 (or up to 2 weeks in advance)
Opens: November 10, 2011

Colorado Watercolor Society: 2012 State Watercolor Exhibition
Deadline: November 15, 2011
Opens: March 2, 2012

The Center for Fine Art Photography: Home
Deadline: November 16, 2011
Opens: March 2, 2012

2012 Telluride Plein Air
Deadline: November 30, 2011
Opens: June 29, 2012

Disclaimers apply.  I don't really track art/craft fairs, I don't follow national calls (yet), and I've probably shorted the RiNo and Santa Fe private galleries, but If I made a properly comprehensive database, I would never ever have time to paint. 

A further note:  it's really not hard to get your work on a wall somewhere that it will be enjoyed. By way of example:

Off the Vine Coffee and Wine Bar, Englewood, Colorado
These folks recently posted a very nice ad on Craig's List calling for local artists. They want to start a gallery night. Yay! Love it! Somebody please contact them! I'd do it myself if I had any available inventory right now.

More new venues added November 2:

Evergreen Retail Boutique
Lookity look, right here at home, a local retail merchant is soliciting local artwork for consignment sale. Artists! Up and at 'em!

Denver Urban Homesteading
Craig's List again! This intriguing venue offers a rotating exhibit/sale opportunity with commission. Thank you, local business, for supporting local artists!

Rotating Exhibit Opportunity at Medical Marijuana Dispensary
All mediums welcome, says the Craig's List advertisement, with a monthly exhibit rotation. Again, props for supporting local artists in Denver!

Please feel free to comment (below) if you have an exhibit to add, and I will update this post accordingly so you can permalink [noun? verb? both?]. Enjoy. Enter. Go paint stuff.

1 comment:

Serri Miller said...

Thanks to Sandy Pfeifer (link at right), for the heads-up on the 2012 Western Federation of Watercolor Societies Exhibition, deadline November 4, prospectus at http://www.nvws.org/downloads/wf2012_prospectus.pdf - I'll integrate this show and post our Colorado delegate shortly.