All artists and curators are welcome to submit portfolios and exhibition proposals for the Lincoln Center Art Galleries. Submissions to the galleries are completed online through Café, an online database of national calls for entry, at www.callforentry.org. The call is listed under the title "Portfolio and Exhibition Proposal Submissions - Lincoln Center, Fort Collins." There is an application fee of $30 to support honoraria for artists and curators selected for exhibition.
Residents of the Fort Collins Growth Management Area (PDF) receive a discount with the following discount code: FC1213. Fort Collins residents applying only for consideration in the smaller gallery may apply directly to the Lincoln Center ( PDF Application).
Artists residing outside of the Fort Collins, CO, Growth Management Area must apply through Café at www.callforentry.org.
The Lincoln Center seeks visually compelling exhibitions that provide a unique and robust visual arts experience for the Colorado community. Artists and curators are encouraged to submit proposals and portfolios for consideration of solo and group exhibitions in our galleries.
The Lincoln Center's larger, self-contained art gallery offers an exhibition space that is approximately 1,450 square feet and can accommodate a wide variety of media. Proposals seeking consideration for this exhibition space are expected to present an engaging, educational program such as a lecture or gallery talk, school or community program, demonstration or other special presentation that relates to, augments and/or interprets the exhibition.
The art gallery located in the Lincoln Center's Main Lobby offers a smaller exhibition space and can accommodate 2-dimensional work only. This space is approximately 46 linear feet, by 8' high. Because of the open and public nature of the space artworks should be protected by Plexiglas or glass, and/or not be fragile in nature. Lincoln Center staff will make the final determination of the placement of the work. Lincoln Center staff may elect to combine multiple applicants for small group exhibitions, and will determine the final venue for the exhibition, and the amount of honorarium for the artist(s).
For your reference, gallery floor plans are available here (PDF).
ARTiculture Fine Arts Festival presents local and regional artists the opportunity to showcase their fine art and fine craft wares to an art savvy audience in a beautiful garden setting, and coordinating with the kick-off of the Gardens' year-long sculpture-on-loan program.
Artists: Watch this space for information on how to apply for a booth space.
This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world's finest contemporary quilt artists and to advance the art form.
Artists: Download the Application. The deadline for entries is May 17, 2013.
ArtWear Fashion Week is dedicated to highlighting the work of wearable art artists. Our goal is to present innovative and wearable work of the highest quality and provide a forum to share our enthusiasm for an exploration of techniques and materials.
ArtWear Fashion Week features a preview Fashion Show in a theatre setting, a week long Sales Gallery, and the KnitWear Fiber Arts Market. The ticketed Fashion Show includes a reception and "sneak peek" preview shopping in the sales gallery. The Sales Gallery is open to the public from September 21-28. KnitWear Fiber Arts Market is a one-day market on Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., showcasing fiber arts supplies, free demonstrations, prize give-aways, and unique hand-made wearables and gifts.
Sales Gallery and Fashion Show: Wearable art in all media and styles are welcome, including garments, ensembles, hats and handbags. Garments for both men and women are encouraged. Acceptance for the show is by invitation and by jury. Individual or collaborative entries are invited. Designers will be selected by a panel of judges. All garments must be for sale and are eligible for award judging. At least one garment from each accepted artist will be worn in the Fashion Show. Cash awards will be presented for ArtWear Sales Gallery garments! $1,000 First Prize, $500 Second Prize, $250 Third Prize.
The ArtWear Sales Gallery is open to the public from September 21-28, 2013.
Designers: Want to apply to have your garments in the Sales Gallery and Fashion Show? Download the application.
KnitWear Fiber Arts Market is open to all vendors and artists with fiber arts supplies and equipment, and finished wearable art garments to sell. Booth reservations are available first-come, first-served, with payment of the booth fee. This one-day market is a great place to showcase those specialty knit, crochet, woven and other fiber arts garments or accessories and augments the Sales Gallery. Vendors may offer a free 30-minute demonstration on a fiber arts technique.
KnitWear Fiber Arts Market is Sunday, September 22, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vendors: Want to reserve a booth? Download the application.
Do you have a passion for art? Are you curious about how art is made, and what it means? Can you convey your enthusiasm for art of all kinds to people of all ages? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you might consider being a volunteer for Lincoln Center Visual Arts programs.
There are two kinds of volunteer positions: Art Gallery Docents and Event Volunteers.
Docents assist our gallery visitors in appreciating the exhibitions featured in the Lincoln Center Art Galleries. They also help to keep the gallery and artwork safe and secure. The Lincoln Center will present approximately 9-12 exhibition periods each year in two gallery spaces. With each new exhibition, Lincoln Center staff will share information about the artists and artworks with our docents. Docents will become familiar with how exhibits are installed, meet some of the exhibiting artists in person, learn about art history and the artworks on display, and how to spark interest and appreciation for the art with visitors from Kindergarteners to senior citizens.
Docents must be able to make a one year commitment to this volunteer position. Most docent hours will be during evenings and weekends when performances and events are scheduled for the theaters and conference rooms. Docents will be scheduled about an hour before performances through intermission â€“ approximately 2 hours. Other times will include 2-hour blocks on Saturdays, between noon and 6 p.m., and weekdays if school tours or conference events are scheduled.
The various trainings and gallery work will require the following commitments:
The Lincoln Center presents three events each year: ArtWear Fashion Week (every other year), KnitWear Fiber Arts Experience, and Fort Collins Studio Tour. We are also co-presenters of Articulture Fine Arts Festival and the Gallery of Trees. Volunteers are needed for each of these events and must also attend the Art Docent Orientation.
Volunteers for these events assist with setting up and/or cleaning up the event, and working throughout the day outdoors or indoors during the event. Responsibilities vary from dressing models for a fashion show, helping with sales and display of garments, providing hospitality for event artist and guests, moving heavy objects, and many other jobs. Typically these involve shifts of 4 hours or more over a course of 2 â€“ 10 days.
If you enjoy working with all kinds of people, can maintain a helpful and happy spirit, and express enthusiasm for arts events to the public, this might be just the volunteer job for you. Visual Arts Event Volunteers should be available to work at least two events per calendar year.
Tentative 2013 Event Schedule(volunteer dates):
For more information, please call Jeanne Shoaff, Gallery Coordinator, at 416-2737. Thank you!