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 "Fort Collins Lincoln Center - Portfolio and Exhibition Proposal." 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).
FORT COLLINS STUDIO TOUR AND SALE
Event Date: June 27, 28 and 29, 2014
Call for Entry Deadline: March 14, 2014, 5 p.m.
For information about this event and opportunity please click here.
32ND ANNUAL NEW LEGACIES: CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS
Exhibition Dates: July 11 - August 30, 2014
Call for Entry Deadline: April 18, 2014, 5 p.m.
One of the premier contemporary quilt exhibits in the country, this national exhibit showcases the best work of artists who are pushing the limits of the medium, working with new techniques and materials, and creating breath-taking and beautiful art.
ARTISTS: Click here for the Call for Entries.
ARTiculture SCULPTURE AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Event Date: August 1-2 at the Gardens on Spring Creek
Call for Entries Deadline: May 1, 2014
For more information and Call for Entry application click here.
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.
Artists may rent the space on a weekly basis for their own art exhibit, or on an hourly basis for an evening performance or presentation.
Community Creative Center Gallery Hours:
The Community Creative Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 6pm, when the gallery space is rented. Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.
Please click here to see the Community Creative Center Calendar.
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 – 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), 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 – 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!
Jul 31 & Aug 1, 2 & 3 - Show begins at 7:00pm