All Salida-area artists are invited to submit their work for exhibition in the popular annual "Valley Visions" show, sponsored by the Salida Council for the Arts. Deadline for entries in this 6th Annual Show is Friday April 7, 2017.
Designed as a showcase for the area's top creative talent, the non-juried exhibit will be on display May 5-30 in the Salida SteamPlant Annex. All entries will be for sale, with 80% of proceeds going to the artist and 20% to benefit the SteamPlant.
The exhibition will kick off with a Public Grand Opening reception on Friday, May 5 from 4-7 pm. The event will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, "meet the artist" opportunities, voting and presentation of People's Choice Award winners.
Valley Visions is open to all greater Salida area (40-mile radius) artists, photographers, artisans and sculptors; one entry per person. Patrons attending the reception will vote for their People's Choice favorites; and winners will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes in addition to Award Certificates. The show and winners will be heavily publicized throughout the Rocky Mountain region; and many entries traditionally sell at the grand opening reception and throughout the show's duration.
Because of space limitations, this highly popular show is limited to the first 40 entries received.
Holiday Open Mic for the Community at Cafe Dawn
In celebration of the Winter Solstice and all of the winter holidays, Cafe Dawn's monthly Poetry After Hours event will be a Holiday Open Mic for the community on Sunday, December 18, starting at 6:30 PM. The full cafe menu, including beer and wine, will be available for purchase.
Anyone wishing to participate is asked to bring one or more poems, a story, or a song to share, up to 3 minutes in length. If time allows, participants will have two turns at the microphone and are encouraged to bring extra material. Signups start at 6:15 PM.
The event is free, and donations will be accepted to support ongoing poetry events.
The cafe is located in Salida at 203 W. First Street, and can be reached at 719.539.5105 for more information.
A collection of landscape pastel paintings by artist Susan Mayfield is on display at Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center through Dec. 31.
A resident of Salida for the past eight years, Mayfield divides her time between the high mountain desert of Colorado and the semi-tropical coastline of South Carolina where she grew up. She is inspired by the dynamic contrasts between these two places and enjoys exploring and interpreting the landscape wherever she finds herself.
Mayfield spends much of her time in the outdoors hiking, camping, and plein air painting. She served as a board member of the Friends of Browns Canyon during the time that it was designated as a national monument and is an active proponent of public lands.
After graduating with honors and receiving the Outstanding Fine Arts Student Award from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, Mayfield continued her studies with prominent artists around the country. She has exhibited her paintings in galleries across the U.S., and her work has been chosen for the Art in Embassies Program, which fosters cultural exchange and understanding through the visual arts.
Mayfield participates in plein air events around the U.S. in addition to teaching classes and workshops in her studio.
All works in the hospital exhibit are for sale, and 25 percent of the proceeds are donated to the HRRMC Foundation.
HRRMC is hosting four art exhibits this year, as part of its mission to create a healing environment. The hospital displays the work of regional artists, with an emphasis on the Arkansas Valley. For more information on exhibiting art at HRRMC, call 719-530-2217.
From Dustin Tidwell, co-conspirator at SALIDASCOPE:
"Please submit your work to Salidascope@gmail as soon as you can!
Pass the word. Some of the recent episodes can be seen at www. salidascope.com.
Deadline for Episode 5 is this Wednesday August 3.
We have intention of showing your COLOR image, digital addresses that your want for your art (facebook, twitter, instagram, webpage), as well as a picture of your shiny happy awesome self. If you have a gallery, a physical display, feel free to include your physical address. If you have show between now and the end of September/mid October, feel free to include details. No worries if you wanna submit anonymous pieces as well. Please ensure we know which ones get your name and which ones don't.
(As ink as limited and the $ is shrinking, we have a limit of space, but we are not at capacity of the current funding yet).
Have an awesome day. -DT
Larry Kachadourian, owner of F Street Five & Dime, with permission of the building’s owners, Paula and Wayne Lallier, uncovered the historic WWII memorial wall.
They are looking for help to restore this memorial wall and would like to engage
as many Salida artists that would care to contribute.
They needs artists talents in lettering restoration, as well as restoring the header and foot areas.
If there are any artists with experience specifically regarding the Salida brick that can offer advice painting and stabilizing it, we would be grateful.
The time frame needed is from now to the unveiling which is to be done on the 4th of July.
We are looking for artists that can contribute time and talent for part of May and most of June.
We can work with the artists for any time they can contribute.
Please contact Bob Campbell at 221-2171 and give your name, number, talent and availability.
Attention all area artists and craftspeople:
The 22nd Annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival, southwest Colorado's premier outdoor arts festival, presented by the Durango Arts Center, is looking for you.
The deadline for submissions is May 20, 2016.
September 17-18, 2016 | Click here for Call to Artists
The Institute for Creative Teaching is an in-depth week-long summer institute, in collaboration with the University of Denver’s Morgridge School of Education, offering the theory and practice of arts integration.
What is the Institute for Creative Teaching?
It is a nationally recognized professional development institute, offered in June, for educators, artists, and administrators to:
- Reignite passion for teaching and find renewed joy in the classroom.
- Discover ways to equip students with 21st century skills such as innovation, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking.
- Institute for Creative Teaching for Classroom and Arts Teachers: Arts Integrated Approaches to Education
- Participate in hands-on workshops with 5 master teaching artists to discover how to integrate arts-based practices into everyday teaching.
- Collaborate with arts integration specialists to connect and apply artistic experiences to the standards-based curriculum.
The personal growth is as important as the ideas for the classroom. The potential for networking is amazing. The most memorable thing was collaboration with other participants and instructors and the quality of the artists and their approachability and flexibility. Every teacher should take this training. It will enable you to reach children in a completely different way.
Participants receive 35 contact hours toward CDE license renewal.
Register for 2016 Institute for Creative Teaching – June 20-24, 2016
‘The Art of Reading’ – Call for Entries
Salida Library’s Annual Artist’s Challenge Show, ‘The Art of Reading’, will be held May 13 th through June 30 th . All Arkansas Valley artists and writers are invited to enter. There is no fee to enter the Challenge Show.
The Art Work you submit MUST relate to the theme of the show.
Reading is an act of engagement. Far more than simply looking at a sequence of words strung together, those who read walk through the open door of language and enter another world, all in the time it takes to scan a line. For centuries, readers, as well as what is being read and the method of reading itself, have been potent subjects for artists and writers. Artists and writers are invited to use this time to explore the act and art of reading. Artists and writers can work collaboratively or separately.
Are you a Visual Artist?
Please follow these parameters:
The following criteria must be met for acceptance into the show:
The work can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional, in one medium or mixed media.
Maximum outside frame dimensions for wall art are 24” x 24”. All wall art must have a sturdy wired hanging system (no sawtooth hangers, hooks, or fishing line). Weight must not exceed 10 pounds.
Maximum dimensions for free standing 3-D works are 18” x 18” base size and 24” height.
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org (before the end of April) an image of your piece of artwork, the title, dimensions, medium, price (if for sale), the artist’s name, and contact information. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt.
Are you a Writer or a Poet?
Please follow these parameters:
The following criteria must be met for acceptance into the show:
Line limit for poetry: 40
Word limit for prose: 500
Please email your work via email in an attached document (MS Word or Adobe please) to email@example.com (before the end of April) the title of your work, your name and contact information, including a phone number. You will receive an email confirmation upon receipt.
Entries are limited to one per person. If the number of entries exceeds the space restrictions, the show will be juried. Artists will be notified promptly by phone or email if their work will not be hung or displayed in the show. Art work in the show can be for sale. Ten percent of any sales transacted during the show will go to the library art book fund. Potential buyers will be referred to the artist, who will handle the sale and delivery of work after the show.
You may drop off your art to the Library Tuesday, May 10 th in the afternoon.
Please let Joy know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you cannot drop off your art during this time. Artwork accepted for the Challenge Show must remain hanging through the end of June. Visual artists will be notified if their work is not accepted into the show.
You may pick up your visual art or written piece at the Library on Friday, July 1 st in the morning.
Although the Library will take the greatest care in handling your artwork, artists leaving their work do so at their own discretion and liability. The Library is not liable for any stolen work. If you feel insurance is necessary, it will be your responsibility to obtain insurance.
See Joy at the Library, or email at email@example.com
Career Advancement awards support Colorado creative entrepreneurs and artists to help stimulate their commercial creative business. The goal is that awardees will achieve tangible business benefits such as increased revenue, new audiences or improved management practices. The next deadline is Monday, May 2, 2016, and though all arts disciplines are welcome, the CCI strategic priorities for the next round are Fashion Arts and Graphic Design. Learn more.
Apply to participate in the Salida Art Festival - July 9-10, 2016!
It happens in Centennial Park next to the Salida Hot Springs (410 W. Rainbow Blvd.)
Application deadline is midnight, April 26th.
Jerry Scavezze and Gallery 150 are promoting the Salida Arts Festival.
We encourage local Fine Artists and Craftsmen to enter.
Apply on zapplication.org more detail there.
This is a Juried Show.
The Color of Water
The Arkansas River Basin Forum invites submissions for our Annual Contest for Art students in grades K-12 and all others for the Open Photography Contest.
Grades K-12: Art and photography entries will be accepted from students in grades K-12 from school districts within the Arkansas River Basin. Grade divisions for entries will be K-3, 4-8 and 9-12. Artistic and photographic works should be original efforts that focus on the Forum theme: The Color of Water. The Art contest accepts two-dimensional flat work of any medium or size, including drawings, paintings, collages, mixed media and digital. We ask that teachers assist in mounting the work on mat board, tag board, poster board, card stock or construction paper. Each entry needs to be labeled on the back with the title of the work, name, grade, age, school and teacher. All students entering art or photographs will receive certificates of participation; prizes will be awarded as follows.
First, second, third prizes and honorable mention will be awarded in each grade division. First Prize = $20 + a CRAFT or Pizza party for winners classroom
Second Prize = $15
Third Prize = $10
Open Photography: The Open Photography Contest is open to all students and adults for color or black and white photographs. Any size print is accepted (No slides). The contest stipulations are that the works must be original and focus on the Forum theme listed above. All work must be mounted on mat board, tag board, poster board, card stock or construction paper. Each entry must be labeled on the back with the title of the work, name, address, phone number and email address.
First Prize = $50
Second Prize = $30
Third Prize = $20
Honorable mention will also be awarded.
Only one entry per participant please.
There will be an optional silent auction of the winning entries with proceeds going to the Arkansas River Basin Forum Scholarship Fund. Please indicate on the back of the entry if you choose to auction the work.
Winners will be announced during the Forum on April 27, during the luncheon.
Entries Accepted: Monday, March 1st 2016
Deadline: Friday April 15 2016
Submit entries by mail or deliver to:
Chelsey Nutter (Primary Contact)
339 E. Rainbow Blvd Suite 101
Salida, CO 81201
Lower Ark Conservancy Dist
801 Swink Ave
Rocky Ford, CO 81067
Board of Water Works
P.O. Box 400
319 W. 4th Street
Pueblo, CO 81002
SALIDA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS ISSUES CALL FOR ENTRY
All Salida-area artists are invited to submit their work for exhibition in the prestigious annual "Valley Visions Art Exhibition”, sponsored by the Salida Council for the Arts. Deadline for entries in the 2016 show is Friday, April 8.
Designed as a showcase for the area's top creative talent, the non-juried exhibit will be on display May 5-25 in the Salida SteamPlant Annex. All entries will be for sale, with 80% of proceeds going to the artist and 20% to benefit the SteamPlant.
The popular exhibition will kick off with a gala public Grand Opening Reception on Friday, May 6 from 4-7 pm. The event will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, "meet the artist" opportunities, voting and presentation of People's Choice Award winners.
Valley Visions is open to all greater Salida area (40-mile radius) artists, photographers, artisans and sculptors; one entry per person. Winners will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes donated by local businesses. The show and winners will be heavily publicized throughout the Rocky Mountain region; and many entries traditionally sell at the Grand Opening Reception.
Because of space limitations, this highly popular show is limited to the first 40 entries received. For complete information, application instructions, and printable entry forms, go to salidacouncilforthearts.org
Lobby Gallery Openings
CALL FOR ARTISTS
We are recruiting artists to fill our East Lobby Gallery for 2016. For a minimal fee, you or someone you know can apply to rent our East Lobby Gallery for one month. All artists are included in our advertising and monthly Gallery Receptions held on the First Friday of each month.
As long as the artist has not exhibited in any solo shows in any of the galleries at Fremont Center for the Arts in the past 23 months, he or she is welcomed to complete an application for approval. All work will be considered for professionalism in execution and subject matter.
Deadline to submit is January 15, 2016
If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org call 719-275-2790.
TO APPLY, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR AN APPLICATION
Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship
A year-long literary immersion for a Lighthouse writer
The Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship sponsors a member of the Lighthouse writing community for a full year of literary support and involvement at Lighthouse. This fellowship was formed in honor of the great Alice Maxine Bowie, who believes everyone has a right to a meaningful education, that much of our most meaningful education comes from literature, and that the world benefits from hearing stories.
While Lighthouse has always emphasized accessibility, this award offers a depth and consistency of involvement to the fellowship recipient. The year-long award period not only engages the writer in directed literary activities, but also allows for full immersion in a project or body of work. At the close of the fellowship year, the community is enriched through the opportunity to hear and celebrate the fellowship recipient, who will read from what they’ve written during the year.
This year's award will go to a writer working in nonfiction.
The fellowship includes:
- Four (4) 8-week workshops per year (or the equivalent in 4-week workshops and half-day seminars), and
- Registration, lodging, and board for the Grand Lake Retreat (July 2016) or a juried or non-juried gold pass to the Lighthouse Lit Fest (June 2016).
- The fellowship period culminates with a public reading and celebration, during which the recipient will be properly feted and will share the fruits of his or her fellowship (i.e., the project he or she has worked on) with an appreciative crowd.
- Finalists and the next fellowship winner will also be announced.
- Writer must love to write (although writers who have had moments/hours/days of hating to write can apply also. We get it).
- Writer must be eager and enthusiastic about building and participating in the Lighthouse community. The principle of taking care of one's own community/family is of paramount value to Alice Maxine Bowie. She does this by giving the gift of education to those who not only need it, but demonstrate their desire/willingness to pass it on. The Alice Maxine Bowie Fellowship was created to honor and help those who pursue what they love and be willing to give back to the community that supports them.
- Writer must be committed to a full year of participation in workshops, culminating with the Grand Lake Retreat or the Lighthouse Lit Fest (gold pass or juried gold pass). The fellowship begins in August and runs through the following July, with the reading and celebration taking place the following August. Writers should only apply if they wish to participate in these activities.
- For the 2015/2016 Fellowship, the writer must be working in nonfiction. The genre will rotate between fiction, nonfiction, and poetry each year. Dramatic writers (screenwriters and playwrights) should submit with fiction writers, unless they’re working on nonfiction documentaries or dramas.
- Writers who are granted the award must wait two years to apply for another Alice Maxine Bowie fellowship, in any genre.
- Writer must be in financial need of the support.
- Fill out an application. (A free account with Submittable is required.)
- Submit up to 20 double-spaced pages of nonfiction that best represent your writing ability with your application.
- The deadline for the 2015-2016 application is July 10, 2015.
- There is no fee to apply.
- A review panel of Lighthouse faculty, the AMB funder, and Lighthouse members will convene to review all applications.
- Equal weight will be given to the amount of involvement applicants have already had at Lighthouse, the potential revealed in the writing sample, and financial need.
Questions? Contact email@example.com
DEADLINE: EXTENDED to JUNE 17th
Salida Soup is seeking visual artists, writers, performers, social entrepreneurs, community-minded individuals and organizations, etc. to submit their projects for consideration during one of our monthly Salida Soup microfunding potluck/dinners. Go to SalidaSoup.org/submit
What is Salida Soup?
Salida Soup is a community based potluck where participants, through this microgranting dinner, assist creative projects in the Arkansas River Valley.
For a donation of $5 attendees receive soup and other fixings (attendees are asked to potluck salad, chips, bread, desserts, etc.) and a vote after hearing from three presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has up to 5 minutes to share their idea and answer up to 4 questions from the audience. At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the area the most. At the end of the event, while ballots are being counted, attendees are also asked to vote on which submissions to present the following month. Before the winner is announced, previous presenters are asked to give updates on their winning projects.
The winning proposal receive all of the money raised to carry out their project.
The Rural Environments Field School & Archive is a collaborative initiative between the University of Colorado Extraordinary Program, the non-profit design group M12-STUDIO, and the Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice area at CU-Boulder. The physical office and archive is located at Studio 283 of the Visual Arts Complex in the Department of Art and Art History on the CU-Boulder campus. The program is directed by Richard Saxton. Learn more and register!
The Rural Environments Field School & Archive is a collaborative initiative between the University of Colorado Extraordinary Program, the non-profit design group M12-STUDIO, and the Sculpture and Post-Studio Practice area at CU-Boulder. The physical office and archive is located at Studio 283 of the Visual Arts Complex in the Department of Art and Art History on the CU-Boulder campus. The program is directed by Richard Saxton.
The Rural Environments Field School & Archive additionally maintains facilities at the Mountain Research Station near Ward, Colorado and at The Feed Store in Byers, Colorado. Our geographical focus area is at the confluence of The Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West, covering over ten states: Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.
We are very happy to be offering a residency at The Nature Conservancy's Carpenter Ranch in Hayden, Colorado. The residency will run from September 1-30, 2015. Special consideration is given to artists whose work involves land or water.
The ranch, located west of Steamboat Springs, is a working cattle ranch bordered by the Yampa river. Elk visit most nights and sandhill cranes can be heard throughout September. The artists share a three-bedroom house. Everyone gets their own bedroom and the kitchen/bath are shared. The artists have access to the whole ranch and can wander throughout the 900 acres. There are a variety of work spaces available, but if you have concerns please email me.
The application is available on our website. There is a $50 Application fee and the deadline is June 15, 2015. The application is not a difficult one, so don't panic.
For questions, contact Grant Pound, executive director
The first two weeks in June we will be having our First Summer Dance and Theatre Intensive. We suggest taking all of the classes over the two weeks however, you may also select the classes you want.
This is a rare opportunity to have this level of dance offered in our town, normally you would have to go to Denver, New York or Chicago to find this type of workshop!
Click to view our web site www.centerstageacademy.webs.com.
Copyright © 2015 Center Stage Academy of Dance and Theatre, All rights reserved.
Thank you for your continued support for dance in Salida. If you would like to donate towards funding a dance, theatre or workshop scholarship call or e-mail Andrea Mossman at 719-207-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mailing address is:
Center Stage Academy of Dance and Theatre
1548 G Street Unit 5
alida, CO 81201
CALL FOR ENTRY
National design competition for commemorative work in prominent Washington D.C. location
The Peace Corps Commemorative Foundation (PCCF) announces an open, two-stage, national design competition to select an artistically exceptional design concept for a permanent commemorative work in Washington, D.C.The site for the commemorative work is a prominent parcel of federal parkland located near the U.S. Capitol Building and Capitol Grounds, the National Mall and Washington's historic Union Station. The competition is open to artists, landscape architects and architects competing as individuals.
The deadline for Stage I registration and design concept submissions is Friday, June 12, 2015. To learn more about the commemorative work and the design competition visit www.PeaceCorpsDesign.net.
All Salida-area artists are invited to submit their work for exhibition in the prestigious annual "Valley Visions" show, sponsored by the Salida Council for the Arts (formerly ArtWorks). Deadline for entries in the 2015 show is April 10.
Designed as a showcase for the area's top creative talent, the non-juried exhibit will be on display May 1-31 in the Salida SteamPlant Annex. All entries will be for sale, with 80% of proceeds going to the artist and 20% to benefit the SteamPlant.
The popular exhibition will kick off with a gala public Grand Opening reception on Fri. May 1 from 4-7 pm. The event will feature gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment, cash bar, "meet the artist" opportunities, voting and presentation of People's Choice Award winners.
Valley Visions is open to all greater Salida area artists, photographers, artisans and sculptors; one entry per person. Patrons attending the reception will vote for their People's Choice favorites; and winners will receive cash and/or merchandise prizes in addition to Award Certificates. The show and winners will be heavily publicized throughout the Rocky Mountain region.
Because of space limitations, this highly popular show is limited to the first 40 entries received. For more information and to download all the necessary forms click here.
Call for Studio Artists
2015 Salida Studio Tour
This Fourth Tour is open to all Salida area artists and provides
the public a unique opportunity to meet the artists in their studios,
to observe the creative process and to view and buy art.
It is a free and self-guided event.
The Tour is also seeking interested artists and art lovers to serve on
the organizing committee. To join us and for more information
please contact SalidaStudioTour@gmail.com.
Deadline to apply: March 20, 2015
Go to Website for Application www.SalidaStudioTour.weebly.com
all For Artists
Fashion Exhibition: Time Travel
Every year the Gunnison Arts Center holds its annual Fashion Exhibition. This February it returns with a new twist. This year’s theme “Time Travel” gives fashion enthusiasts and artists the opportunity to create fashion designs and 2-dimensional wall art inspired by the styles of the past decades and those to come. The exhibit will then come to life in the culminating event – the runway show. Submit your wearable fashion designs and/or 2-dimensional wall art at the GAC January 30th and 31st. Your art will be on display in the Main Gallery beginning February 6th. $10 per submission for non-members, $8 for GAC members.
Runway Show: Feb 28th 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
For more information: http://www.gunnisonartscenter.org/exhibits/upcoming