Art of the State 2022

Art of the State 2022 - A Juried Exhibition of Colorado

CALL FOR ENTRY

Exhibition Dates: January 20 - March 27, 2022

Call for Entry Dates: August 2 - October 17, 2021

Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality, and depth of work from Colorado Artists. After its start in 2013 and iterations in 2016 and 2019, Art of the State 2022 continues the legacy as a juried exhibition showing off the powerful scope of contemporary art from across the state. 

Before completing your application, please review eligibility criteria and terms of submission. To complete the application, you will need to gather all relevant information about the pieces you are submitting. You may choose to submit a statement/bio but it is not required.

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Terms of Submission

Please read thoroughly before beginning your application.

Eligibility:
1.    Open to all artists over age 18 who currently reside in Colorado
2.    All media are eligible. Please refer to size restrictions below.
3.    All applications must be completed online through CaFE; no paper applications will be considered.

Artwork Must Be:
1.    Original (no giclee prints or wrapped canvas)
2.    Created within the past 3 years (2019-2022)
3.    Not previously shown at the Arvada Center
4.    Framed/2D work must be ready to hang and should not exceed 6 feet in any one direction and be less than 100 lbs.
5.    Sculpture may not exceed 8 feet in any one direction
6. Installations, performances, and new media pieces are encouraged to apply. 

Any artwork not conforming to the selected conditions set forth will be disqualified. For specific questions regarding eligibility, please email galleries@arvadacenter.org

Submissions

Submissions:
1.    Non-refundable entry fee of $35 for up to 3 pieces
2.    Images may be JPG files only
3.    Crop images to exclude framing and background
4.    Images must represent the work exactly
5.    Label JPG files as follows: Lastname_Firstname_Piecenumber.jpg (For Example: Doe_Jane_1.jpg)

Delivery and Return of Accepted Work:
1.    Shipped work should arrive no later than December 20, 2021. Ship work in sturdy, reusable crates or cartons. Work will be returned in the container and materials in which it arrived. Artists must provide a pre-paid return shipping label.
2.    Artwork may be hand-delivered December 28 - 29, 2021 9:30am - 4:30pm.

3.    Arvada Center provides insurance for artworks while on premises.
4.    Arvada Center is not responsible for damage or loss during transport.

Sales of Artwork:
1.    If artwork is sold, artists will receive payment after the close of the exhibition.
2.    Arvada Center retains a 40% commission on art sales. Prices may not be changed after submission.

Awards:
1.    Cash awards will be given to Best of Show, 2nd, and 3rd place.
2.    Other independent awards will be awarded.

Important Dates
    Deadline for entries: Sunday, October 17, 11:59 p.m.. Late entries will not be considered.
    Email notification by November 5, 2021
    Hand-delivered artwork: December 28 - 29, 2021 9:30am - 4:30pm
    Opening Reception: January 20, 2022 6pm - 9pm
    Awards Ceremony: January 20, 7:30 p.m.
    Final Day of Exhibition: March 27, 2022
    Pickup unsold works: April 30-31, 2022

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Jurors

Louise Martorano

Roles:

Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center

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Ellamaria Ray

Roles:

Artist-Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver

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Collin Parson

Roles:

Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

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