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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

August 8, 2023 – September 9, 2023

Best of Colorado 2023 – Original works created and submitted by Colorado artists are on display and all artwork is for sale. Two- and three- dimensional art, including traditional and digital photography, paintings, collage, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, fiber/textile, mixed media, wood, and glass are included in this exhibit.

The Depot Art Gallery
2069 W. Powers Ave, Littleton, CO 80120

July 31, 2023 – September 10, 2023

Home on the Range – We will be celebrating the new look of the Stanton Art Gallery space with our next show “Home on the Range”. It will primarily be western themed art, as selected by our juror, Dean Buhler. The show will run weekdays through Western Welcome Week. Presented by by Town Hall Arts Center and the Littleton Fine Arts Guild. There is no cost to see this fabulous show.

Stanton Art Gallery
Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main Street, Littleton, CO 80120

Through September 27, 2023

Photographers with a Mission – Photographer Bill Wegener’s exhibit “Jesus Fed Me” features 27 photos from his multiple mission trips over the last two decades to Uganda, Nepal, India, Tibet, Rwanda, and other places around the globe.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts
304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake 80133

June 11, 2023 – October 1, 2023

Ansel Adams: Early Works – “Ansel Adams: Early works” is on view at Denver Botanic Gardens from June 11 – Oct. 1, and is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC. All photographs are from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

August 18, 2023 – October 7, 2023

Outcry – OUTCRY is an intersectional social practice project in which womxn have the opportunity to take up space, be witnessed and heard, while joining forces in an act of defiance against the white supremacist patriarchy. Whitney Bradshaw launched her OUTCRY project on the night of the Women’s March in 2018, since then this series has grown to more than four hundred fifty portraits of womxn from all walks of life who have chosen to take a stand against a culture that too often dismisses womxn’s voices. Drawing from her background in social work, the Chicago-based artist invites groups of womxn who are not previously acquainted with each other into her studio for “scream sessions,” where they can express emotions—ranging from rage to sorrow to laughter—and share personal stories in a brave and supportive environment designed to cultivate a spirit of feminist solidarity across different life experiences. The resulting photographic portraits challenge expectations around how womxn—and in particular, womxn’s anger—are portrayed in portraiture and mainstream culture. Together these intimate representations of womxn’s power and expression that Bradshaw captures, become a monumental act of collective resistance. Bradshaw uses the term “womxn” as “an inclusive, if imperfect, term to encompass cis-gendered women, transwomen, and nonbinary and genderqueer people who experience the world in femme bodies.”

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1200 Lincoln Street, Suite 111, Denver, CO 80203

September 13, 2023 – October 8, 2023

Boulder Art Association Member Fall Exhibit 2023 – Join us as R Gallery hosts the open-themed Boulder Art Association Member Fall Exhibit, featuring choice, curated artwork from BAA members. Accompanying the main exhibit will be the 8×8 Wall Exhibit with the theme, “Flatirons.” The 8×8 exhibit will showcase Flatirons landscapes which embody the natural beauty and unique spirit of Boulder.

R Gallery + Wine Bar
2027 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

February 1, 2023 – October 31, 2023

Altered Images – Since the beginning of photography, photographers and artists have been altering and modifying their images. We are in a time where the possibilities and methods available to create desired outcomes are boundless. We are looking for your creations that reflect your creativity and inspiration. This can include but is not limited to images altered by computer, drawing, darkroom, chemicals, collage, text, sculptural, or installation-based work. The artists featured in this exhibition have embraced contemporary methods of image alteration in order to present a variety of viewpoints.

Center for Fine Art Photography
321 Maple Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521

June 6, 2023 – December 31, 2023

Revisiting the Family Album: Stories That Bind Us – This online exhibition is about our families, whether chosen, by blood or by proximity. These human stories, memories, and histories comprise the past, present, and future of lives lived and projections of what may be.

Online via Center for Fine Art Photography
321 Maple Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521


Exhibit Opportunity:  Lands & Lifestyles: Art of the West

Description: Life in the West Art Gallery invites artists to participate in a juried Exhibition and Sale showcasing images of the West. All styles of 2D and 3D artwork will be considered in the following categories: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Digital Art, Glassware, Ceramics, Wood Carving, Stoneware, and Metalwork. The objective of this Exhibition and Sale is to showcase the Landscape and the Lifestyles of the people living in the West, today and in the past. From the mountains to the plains, there is a wide diversity of land and lifestyles to be shown and how they may interact with one another. Entry Fee: $40

Deadline: September 15, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Exploring the Dark

Description: We are seeking submissions from Colorado artists for an upcoming exhibit titled “Exploring the Dark.” This exhibition calls upon artists to explore the myriad interpretations of darkness. It may be interpreted as the absence of light, the depths of the human psyche, societal undercurrents, or the mysteries of the natural world. “Exploring the Dark” celebrates the contrast between light and shadow, inviting artists to convey the beauty, complexity, and transformative power that darkness holds. We welcome all artists living and working in Colorado, working in any medium, to submit their works for consideration. The exhibit will be held at R Gallery from Oct. 11th thru Nov. 26th, 2023. Selected artists will have their work featured in the gallery and will be invited to attend the opening reception. Entry Fee: $30

Deadline: September 17, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  2023 National Photography Show

Description: The Lincoln Gallery and the Thompson Valley Art League invite you to enter the 2023 National Photography Show. Open to all photographers residing in the United States. Work must be the work of the photographer, not copied from published photos or works by other photographers. All entries must be for sale. No installations or sets of multiple works to make one entry will be accepted. Cash awards will be given for Best of Show, 1st, and 2nd place in each Category. Accepted entries will be exhibited at Lincoln Gallery, 429 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland CO 80537, Nov 10 through Nov 30, 2023 and in our virtual gallery from November 10, 2023 through Jan 1, 2024. Entry Fee (3 entries): $45.00.

Deadline: September 20, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Skull & Bones 1st Anniversary Show

Description: This October at Memento Mori Gallery & Tattoo, in honor of our 1st Anniversary, we are bringing back our Skull & Bones art show for a second time. This show will feature art inspired by skulls & bones. It was a fantastic inaugural show last year, and we are excited to bring it back once again. Memento Mori Gallery & Tattoo is located in the 40West Arts District, part of the art walk circuit. We get good foot traffic on First Fridays. First Friday opening reception will include music & refreshments. Local artists only. Entry Fee: $20.00.

Deadline: September 22, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Tell Me a Story: The Role of Storytelling in Photography – CPAC Juried Show

Description: This exhibition explores how photographs tell stories through the depiction of objects, people, and places. It asks which stories are important to tell now as well as how photography can tell stories in compelling and honest ways. In photography books and exhibitions, narratives are often constructed by sequencing multiple images. This exhibition focuses on how single photographs can summarize or represent larger narratives and stand on their own. All lens-based media are eligible, including but not limited to images made by film, scanner, screen-capture, digital camera, and any means of mobile photography. Juror Award – $300, Director Award – 30-minute portfolio review (in-person or Zoom), Honorable Mention. Entry Fee: Members $35 and Non-Members $40 up to 3 images; $4/$5 each additional image.

Deadline: September 22, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  University of Colorado Boulder Hellem Arts & Sciences Building – Request for Qualifications

Description: Qualifications are requested from artists interested in creating public artworks for the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Understanding the importance of this building in the student experience, CU Boulder endeavors to create an inclusive, welcoming space where everyone feels comfortable and a true sense of belonging. The renovation project will address the 95,000-square-foot Hellems Arts and Sciences building with health and safety improvements, accessibility improvements and energy-efficiency upgrades that will help the building attain a LEED Gold rating. Goals include creating inspirational teaching spaces and a reimagined home for the building’s departments. The committee is looking for artworks that address one or more of the potential locations within the Hellems Arts and Sciences Building. Among the locations available for artwork are wall-mounted opportunities and one ceiling-hung location. The Art Selection Committee will review all complete and eligible submittals. A short list of semifinalists will be invited to prepare and present a final proposal in person and be paid an honorarium between $1,000 – 1,500. Final selection(s) will be made from the semifinalists’ proposals. CU is requesting a minimum of 6 images, maximum of 8.

Deadline: September 26, 2023

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Upcoming Events

September 9, 2023
34th Annual Friendship Powwow and Free Day at the Denver Art Museum:   Join the Denver Art Museum on Saturday, September 9, for the 34th Annual Friendship Powwow celebrating Native American art and culture. Everyone is welcome from 10am-5pm! Activities include beadwork artmaking with local Native artists Katherine Flecking and Chelsea Kaiah, food from Native organizations featuring fry bread and Indian tacos, and a diverse array of vendors offering jewelry, art, crafts, clothing, and more. Commemorative t-shirts are available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the Denver Indian Center. The Grand Entry, where all dancers come together, kicks off at 11 am inside the Sie Welcome Center in Sturm Grand Pavilion. Enjoy free general admission at the DAM on this day. Advance registration requested.

Denver Art Museum
Hamilton Building and Martin Building, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, Colorado

September 13, 2023
Artists: Learn to Speak Like a Pro:   Struggling to communicate with your audience? Do you feel uncomfortable speaking in public? Want to improve your speaking and writing skills? The best art professionals invest in their communication skills so that they are better able to communicate to their collectors, gallerists, other artists, and within social media. Learn to speak like a pro! This workshop is ideal for beginners, intermediate and advanced. The Boulder County Arts Alliance welcomes Kathy Beekman to assist you with finally being able to get your message across easily and confidently with less stress than ever before. Fee: $10 member | $15 nonmember.

The Collective Community Arts Center
201 N. Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026

September 14, 2023
Meet the Artists Reception: Boulder Art Association :   Join us at the “Meet the Artists Reception” for the Boulder Art Association Member Fall Exhibit 2023. This exhibit showcases art by BAA members, and includes a special 8×8 exhibit featuring Flatirons landscapes. Don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with fellow art lovers, and enjoy a glass of fine wine or craft beer. We will be entertained at 7:00pm by local jazz great, George Nelson. The exhibition will run from September 13 – October 8, 2023. Event runs 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

R Gallery + Wine Bar
2027 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

September 16-17, 2023
Rendezvous at the Fort:   Experience the Rendezvous at The Fort in Morrison, Colorado, where the spirit of the 1830s comes alive. Immerse yourself in the world of mountain men and women, trappers, and traders as they recreate their encampments at Bent’s Old Fort. Witness the rich tapestry of Indian Nations with ceremonial dances, songs, and historical insights, tracing the footsteps of ancestors who traded at this very site. Award-winning Spanish Colonial artists showcase their crafts, including handcrafted retablos, tin art, clay pottery, and intricate weavings from churro wool. From historic demonstrations and lectures to hands-on activities, wildlife encounters, and Powwow showcases, this event promises an immersive journey into the early West, offering endless exciting subjects to capture through your lens. Time: 10:00am-4:00pm. Admission Fee: Adults $10 | Children 7-12 $5 | 6 and under FREE. Parking is Free.

The Fort
19192 Highway 8, Morrison, Colorado

September 28, 2023
Ansel Adams and the American West:   Join Assistant Curator of Art Kara Felt, Ph.D. to learn about the photographs in “Ansel Adams: Early Works” and explore Adams’ life, artistic process and passionate advocacy for America’s wilderness. Presentation at 6 p.m. in Sturm Family Auditorium. Fee: $10 member | $12 nonmember.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

September 30, 2023
Far East Center’s Mid-Autumn Festival:   Come for a FREE, family-friendly event in the vibrant Little Saigon Denver District, from 2pm to 10pm. Photograph the delights of an Asian-inspired night market and savor street food from around the world. Local performers entertain with traditional drum and lion dance performances, music, and more. There’s excitement for everyone, including Pho and moon cake eating contests, cash and prize giveaways, and a kids fashion show (all kids welcome). Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the largest festivals in Asia. It is a celebration of the harvest moon and it is a time to connect with family.

Far East Center
333 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, CO, 80219

September 30, 2023 – October 1, 2023
Elk Fest:   Celebrate Estes Park’s resident elk at Estes Park Elk Fest®, a family-friendly festival. Enjoy vendors, Native American dancing, live music, food trucks, bugling contests, performances and more! The festival coincides with the famous elk rut, or elk mating season. Wild elk are often easily seen in town and in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park.

Bond Park
170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO

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September 12, 2023
Macro Photography at Denver Botanic Gardens with Mike’s Camera: Take your macro photography to higher levels with this three-part macro photography workshop with photoshoot at Denver Botanic Gardens! Workshop includes an evening of online instruction in the Mike’s Camera virtual classroom, followed by a Sunday morning instructional walking tour at Denver Botanic Gardens, and culminates at a virtual follow-up critique and review session. Additional class dates: September 17, September 20. Fee: $179. Instructor: Joe Klocek. Time: See individual class times on registration page.

Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

September 13, 2023
Intro to Product Photography for Artists, Artisans & Vendors(3 wk class): Bring your digital or film cameras, or just your cell phone will do! If you have lighting modification equipment, feel free to bring that too. I can show you what works, cheap solutions to big problems, finding your light in nature, and capturing color correctly for accurate representations of your pieces of art. We will also end each class in some light editing to bring our photographs to completion. Additional class dates: September 20, September 27. Fee: $120. Instructor: Catherine Higley-Hopkinson. Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Manitou Art Center
513/515 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

September 15, 2023
Colorado Night-Sky Photography Workshop with Mike Pach: Join award-winning, internationally known photographer, speaker and author, Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography, for an amazing experience under the dark skies of Colorado in one of the best locations for photographing the stars and the Milky Way – Westcliffe. Mike’s Westcliffe workshops are conducted on private property at three locations in the Wet Mountain Valley. The views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains from Westcliffe are spectacular. Westcliffe is Colorado’s first, and the world’s 2nd highest, Dark Sky Community designated by the International Dark Sky Association. It’s Bortle 2 and 3 skies make it an excellent place for night photography. Fee: $400. Instructor: Mike Pach. Time: 7:00pm-7:00am.

Westcliffe, CO

September 16, 2023
Macro Photography Workshop: Insects as Subject: In this hands-on workshop, you’ll delve into the art of macro photography, discovering the beauty of the miniature world that often goes unnoticed by the naked eye. Whether you’re a beginner looking to expand your photographic skills or an experienced photographer seeking to refine your macro techniques, this workshop caters to all levels of expertise. Space is limited to 15 so please register early. Fee: Free. Instructor: Cool Boulder Campaign. Time: 12:30pm – 1:45pm.

Boulder Public Library – Boulder Creek Room
1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO 80302

September 18, 2023
Colorado Night-Sky Photography Workshop with Mike Pach: Join award-winning, internationally known photographer, speaker and author, Mike Pach, owner of 3 Peaks Photography, for an amazing experience under the dark skies of Colorado in one of the best locations for photographing the stars and the Milky Way – the Paint Mines Interpretive Park. The Paint Mines Interpretive Park is a unique location that provides the opportunity to photograph the night sky among towering hoodoos. Permits are required to be in the park after hours, but only one permit is issued per evening. Being there at night is like visiting another planet. Fee: $300. Instructor: Mike Pach. Time: 7:00pm-7:00am.

Paint Mines Interpretive Park
Calhan, CO

September 23, 2023
Reframing the Landscape with Beth Johnston: In this three-week workshop, we will explore landscape photography’s historical and cultural significance and its role in shaping the American landscape imagination. The workshop will examine the historical context in which landscape photography arose, particularly in the United States. Lectures, readings, and in-class exercises will guide students through the complex ties between landscape photography, American conservation movements, and the U.S. environmental ethos. Throughout the workshop, we will collectively brainstorm how various cultures define and relate to the land and discuss how this diversity of perspectives continually reimagines the landscape photograph. Out-of-class photo assignments will encourage participants to take what they are learning, questioning, and discussing and apply it to how they engage as photographers. Students should expect to spend at least 1 hour outside of class meetings on these assignments. Additional resources (including PDFs of theoretical readings, podcasts, videos, and artist talks) will be provided after each meeting and at the end of the course for further investigation. Additional class dates: September 30, October 7. Fee: $130 Members | $140 Nonmbers. Instructor: Beth Johnston. Time: 10:00am.

Center for Fine Art Photography
321 Maple Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521

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