The Fort Collins Lincoln Center invites visual artists residing in Colorado and working in any media to enter our juried art exhibit, with Guest Curator Cecily Cullen, Creative Director at the Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University. We are seeking works in all media that present a Colorado 'insider's' view from all corners of the state. The entries might also consider or reflect how the artist responds to and/or is influenced by his/her specific location and experience as a resident on the urban, suburban and rural plains, foothills and mountains of Colorado.
Entry Fee: $35 for up to three entries in any media
Deadline: October 18, 2013 (by midnight for emailed entries; 5 p.m. for other delivery methods)
Exhibition Dates: December 6, 2013 - January 11, 2014
Cecily Cullen is the Creative Director at the Center for Visual Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver. Over the past eleven years Cecily has curated or organized over 65 exhibitions. Selected exhibitions include, CURRENTS: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art, Altered Nature: Notable Interpretations from South America, and Taos Contemporary, featuring 56 artists. Cecily has worked with the artist Christo since 2009 as manager of the traveling exhibition, Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects.
Additionally, Cecily has been a guest juror for numerous exhibitions, festivals, publications and public art projects. She sits on the Cherry Creek Arts Festival Board of Directors. Prior to the Center for Visual Art, she worked in the communications field both as a graphic designer and writer. She earned a BA in Arts and Humanities from Colorado State University.
$1700 in cash prizes, including a first prize of $1000, will be awarded.
Artists 18 years and older whose primary residence is the state of Colorado, working in any media. Entries must be of the artist's original design, completed in the past two years, since August 2010.
Click here for the full prospectus and entry form (PDF).
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.
The deadline for ArtWear applications has passed. Please join us for the Fashion Show on Friday, September 20. Click here for tickets.
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.
The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.
The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.
Gallery rentals from are available on a weekly basis starting in September 2013. Visual Artists are responsible for the installation and sale of their own artwork within guidelines provided in the rental contract. The CCC provides a Gallery Coordinator who will meet with the artists to review the installation guidelines, oversee the installation process, light the exhibit, and consult with any questions you may have.
Performance space rentals are available on an hourly basis. Performers and presenters are responsible for managing their own performances within guidelines provided in their rental contract. Ticketed performance dates are available Wednesdays through Saturdays, 6-9 p.m., except on First Friday and third Wednesday evenings. Performance at those times must be approved by Beet Street and must be free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.
The CCC will provide a Gallery Attendant during public open hours and during scheduled receptions and performances.
Artists can request the CCC gallery and performance spaces up to one year in advance by completing a Gallery Rental Application or a Performance Rental Application. Completion and submittal of the Rental Application does not constitute reservation of the requested rental space. Full payment of rental fees, damage deposits and a signed contract are required to reserve the space. Reservations will be confirmed with the applicant upon full completion of all requirements and at the discretion of the Lincoln Center Staff. Rental Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, with preference for concurrent requests given to people delivering their requests in person to the Lincoln Center Administrative Offices, 417 W. Magnolia St., Fort Collins, CO 80521. Completed Rental Applications may be emailed to , or mailed to the Lincoln Center at the above address. Lincoln Center Staff has the right to make final determination regarding Community Creative Center rental reservations. Artists should also read the full Community Creative Center Policies and Procedures before making a Rental Application.
Inquiries about renting the Community Creative Center should be directed to Jeanne Shoaff, or 970-416-2737.
The Community Creative Center is now open on Saturdays, noon - 4 p.m. August 10, 17, and 24, featuring artwork of 160 artists from our community in an "Open Hang" in which artists were invited to bring a piece of art to hang on the wall in an unstructured exhibition. The result is truly impressive!
Starting in September, or whenever the Gallery is rented the public hours will be:
Public Hours: Wednesdays - Saturdays, noon - 6 p.m., with extended hours on First Friday Gallery Walk evenings (6 p.m. - 9 p.m.), hosted by Beet Street.
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).
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!
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