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Calendar of Events

Thru October 31, 2023
Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns:   The Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns in Denver, Colorado delights all ages on a glowing trail of over 7,000 magnificent, hand-carved pumpkins. A magical light show illuminates larger-than-life displays. A nautical sea-scape, a pirate ship, dinosaurs, dragons, and much more, all softly aglow throughout the event. You’ll find magic around every corner!

The Hudson Gardens, 6115 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO

October 8, 2023
Riverdale Dragon Boat Regatta:   This offshoot of Denver’s Dragon Boat Festival includes dragon boat races, performances, food trucks, artists and vendors all celebrating Colorado’s Asian American/ Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander heritage. Admission is free. Time: 9am-4pm.

Riverdale Park, 9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO

October 11, 2023
Ten Pictures: A History of Photography:   n this lecture with Peter Hay Halpert, look at the history of photography through ten pictures (and a few asides and detours), running from 1839 through to cutting edge contemporary work. Through this tour, examine some of the key issues that photography has dealt with and get to know some of the most important artists who have worked with the medium. Join in for a post-program social with light fare. Cost: $18.

BoulderJCC, 6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303

October 15, 2023
Professional Photographers of Colorado Annual Image Competition:   Witness the stunning visuals captured by our talented community members as they compete in our prestigious state image competition. From breathtaking landscapes to captivating portraits, this showcase promises to inspire and spark your creativity. It’s free to attend & learn whether you’ve entered or not. Competition begins at approximately 9:30 am immediately following PPC’s Annual Member Meeting and voting. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or an enthusiastic newcomer to the world of photography, this event is designed to enrich your skills, expand your network, and leave you brimming with new ideas.

7272 S. Eagle Street Centennial, CO 80112

October 27, 2023
Riverside Cemetery Full Moon Photo Shoot for Photographers:   Photographers event to photograph the cemetery in the twilight and rising of the full moon – NO MODELS OR PROPS. Organized by Fairmount Heritage Foundation. Cost: $25. Time: 5:00pm-9:30pm

Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd Denver, CO 80216

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Current and Upcoming Exhibits

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 Opportunities

Exhibit Opportunity:  40 West Arts: Community, Humanity, Home

Description: This exhibition encourages taking a deeper look into the communities we build and foster, the unique element of humanity, and how we experience and define home. How are these concepts interconnected or disjointed, what comforts or challenges do they present, and in what ways do they shape us? How has your experience or perception of community, humanity, home changed over the course of time or circumstance? 40 West Gallery is seeking artwork from artists of all levels of experience addressing all aspects of community, humanity, and home. All mediums considered. Submissions will be screened by a panel, including 40 West Arts curators and invited guest jurors, to ensure quality and applicability of work. Artists are invited to submit up to four hanging OR three 3-D works via email for consideration. (See details below on how to submit digital images for jurying). Application fees for this show are $5 per item for 40 West members and $10 per item for non-members. FREE for youth (under age 21) artists and students.

Deadline: October 7, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Duhesa Gallery 2024-2025 Exhibition Season

Description: The Duhesa Gallery seeks proposals from Native American artists to exhibit in the Lory Student Center at the heart of the Colorado State University campus. The Duhesa Gallery was created in 1987 to highlight the artistic efforts of Native peoples, and since then has had the honor of hosting a roster of incredible artists, including JayCee Beyale, Nani Chacon, Gregg Deal, John Hitchcock, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Brenda Mallory, Jacob Meders, Douglas Miles, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Henry Payer, Rose B. Simpson, Jennifer White, and Melanie Yazzie. The Duhesa Gallery intends to select artist(s) for exhibition in spring 2024, fall 2024, and spring 2025. Most exhibition opportunities include the opportunity to visit the CSU campus for a reception where the artist gives an informal talk about their work, influences, and experiences. An honorarium is provided for the exhibition and travel and shipping stipends are available. Artists will be asked to submit the following for consideration: a minimum of 15 images of their work, to a maximum of 20. Entry fee: $25.00.

Deadline: October 12, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Colorado Outdoors Annual Photography Issue

Description: Since 2007, we at Colorado Outdoors magazine have dedicated our November/December issue to photography. It has been a way to showcase the beautiful, dramatic and inspiring images that come our way, from both professional photographers and hobbyists, that we would not normally have a place to include in our pages. This is not a contest. A panel is not involved to judge and award first place and prizes, etc.; our magazine staff selects all the images.

Deadline: October 15, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Open Call for Exhibitions 2024-2025

Description: The Dairy Arts Center is proud to announce our annual Call for Art Exhibitions! We invite artists who work in all visual art mediums to submit for consideration. Selected applicants will work with Curator of Visual Arts, Drew Austin, to develop and program exhibitions to be shown between September 2024 – August 2025. Applications may be submitted for an individual artist, a group of artists/collective, or a curated exhibition of artists*. Applications may include up to 10 images for consideration (any media accepted) and must submit a minimum of 2 work samples. Artists may submit as many applications as desired (max 20). Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cohesive body of work, images that represent their work, and the type of work they would like to exhibit at The Dairy. Entry Fee: $40 per application.

Deadline: October 15, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  City of Lafayette Gallery Walls – 2024

Description: The City of Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department invites Colorado artists to submit work for display in a City facility. Artwork will be selected by a panel of City staff. Work will typically hang for a two-month time period. The artist or a proxy must be available to hang the artwork. Guidelines for hanging work will be provided at the time your show is confirmed.
Lafayette has a substantial arts community and a dynamic citywide arts program. This is a no-fee, juried exhibition. Local artists, as well as artists from other Colorado regions are encouraged to apply for this free opportunity to display work in an intimate, unique, and eclectic art environment where community members are appreciative and encouraging, and visitors come for a special opportunity to experience Lafayette’s art scene. All art must be display ready, including matting, framing, and hanging wire. Submit minimum 5 images, maximum 15.

Deadline: October 19, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Art in the Galleria at Loveland Public Library (2024)

Description: The Art Selection Committee (ASC) of the Loveland Public Library seeks art by Colorado artists or artist teams for 2024 exhibits in the Galleria vitrines. The Galleria display cases provide artists with valuable public exposure and sales opportunities. Art work selected in 2023 will be on display for one of four three-month periods in 2024. Applicants must reside in Colorado. Artists may apply as individuals or as part of a team. A single $10.00 application fee is required regardless of how many pieces (minimum of one, maximum of 6) are submitted.

Deadline: October 31, 2023

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Exhibit Opportunity:  Oceans of Longing

Description: There is a general sense of longing that is tugging humanity in complex ways. A yearning for true connection. A familiar aching, craving feeling that comes from wanting something that feels out of reach. Perhaps a more authentic connection with a person, deeply wishing for career change, a freedom of expression, or wanting to change a situation; a thirst to change our lives.These days, connections often exist behind a screen and the nuances of feeling and emotion without personal interactions become ambiguous. We find ourselves living in an increasingly curated and polished world, and we often can’t help but to measure our own lives and experiences against this shiny facade. There is a collective sense of losing personal connections with others, and also with ourselves. It may be easy to think we alone yearn for true connection, friendship, love, community, to be truly seen. Perhaps each of us feel isolated in our longings, and do not yet realize there are entire oceans of longing among us. Perhaps by sharing our yearning we can not only feel less alone, but actually be less alone. 40 West Gallery is accepting artwork from artists of all levels of experience exploring your oceans of longing. All mediums considered. Artists are invited to submit up to four hanging OR three 3-D works via email for consideration. (See details below on how to submit digital images for jurying). Application fees for this show are $5 per item for 40 West members and $10 per item for non-members. FREE for youth (under age 21) artists and students.

Deadline: November 4, 2023

Vendor Opportunities

Vendor Opportunity:  Deck the Mall on the Pearl Street Mall – 2023

Description: Deck the Mall is Downtown Boulder’s official kick off the holiday shopping season. This premier event will be very well attended and you will have an outstanding opportunity to sell your work and grow your business. The participating artists will be in front of an extremely high flow of customer traffic. This event will be taking place on all 4 blocks of the historic Pearl Street Mall in the heart of Downtown Boulder. This main artery of shopping and entertainment, is the most popular tourist destination in Boulder and was named one of the country’s best open-air pedestrian malls by the Wall Street Journal.The festival will be October 28 and October 29. Open 10:00am – 6:00pm on Saturday & 8:00am – 5:00pm on Sunday. There is no jury application fee to participate in this event. However, we are still seeking exhibitors that demonstrate quality, originality and presentation.

Application Deadline: October 26, 2023

Booth Fee: 2 day Exhibitor Space – $425, 2 day Double Exhibitor Space on the Pearl Street Mall – $800, 1 day Exhibitor Space on the Pearl Street Mall – $250. Daily Fee for Optional Upgrades: Pick your booth location – add $30, Corner Booth location with at least 2 open sides – add $20, 10’ x 10’ Canopy Tent Rental – add $30, electricity – add $20.

Vendor Opportunity:  Urban Holiday Market 2023

Description: This market is Denver’s biggest outdoor holiday shopping event of the year, and is a great place to grow your business and get your art, craft, product, or service in front of thousands of interested buyers. Located in Wynkoop Plaza in the heart of Downtown Denver. With its prime location in Downtown, extensive marketing campaign, and free admission, this premier event attracts a very large number of attendees along with a high number of sophisticated and affluent art buyers. The festival will be held November 3, 4 & 5. Open 11:00am- 5:00pm on all 3 days.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2023

Booth Fee: 3 day exhibitor booth – $340, 2 day Exhibitor Space – $230, 1 day Exhibitor Space – $130. Daily Fee for Optional Upgrades: Corner booth upgrade – add $20 per day (available for 2 & 3 day vendors), Tent Rental – add $30 per day, Electric add $15 per day.

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October 13, 2023
All About the Color – Photographing Fall: Photograph the early morning fall colors at the Denver Botanic Gardens with Official Photographer Scott Dressel-Martin. Begin by photographing the Gardens as the sun rises to capture the beautiful fall colors of the Cottonwood Border, and then work our way around the Gardens to get the Aspens and other changing trees, and maybe a few late blooming fall flowers! Then we move into the classroom to look at some fall colors images and learn some more tricks and ideas to improve our photographs out in the field. Fee: $41 member | $51 nonmember. Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin. Time: 7:00am-10:00am.

October 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.

October 21, 2023
Cyanotype Workshop: Create beautiful prints of found objects using one of the oldest photographic processes. Cyanotype is a photographic and light-sensitive printing process that produces a permanent cyan-blue image on paper or cloth. We will make personal images by setting objects on photo-sensitive paper, using sunlight or UV light to expose and develop. This is a great activity to do together with friends and family. Feel free to bring your own personal objects that have a distinct shape to set on the light-sensitive paper or cloth, as well as digital negatives. All Levels, from beginning to intermediate Fee: $400. Instructor: Kimberly Chiaris. Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm.

Art Lab Fort Collins, 239 Linden Street Fort Collins, CO 80524

November 2, 2023
Macro Photography at Butterfly Pavilion – 3 Part Workshop: Take your macro photography to higher levels with this fun three-part workshop with photoshoot at Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster Colorado! How do you capture all of the fine details and vibrant colors when doing Macro Photography? Join us for this three-part workshop where our instructors will teach you how to capture spectacular detail and colors in your Butterfly and Flower Macro Photography images. Begin this workshop from the comfort of your own home with our Virtual Online Part 1 instruction by Brian Rabin, one of Mike’s Camera educators. This is followed by a morning instructional workshop in the beautiful setting of Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster, CO where we will split up into small groups, each group with its own guide and instructor, and culminates at a virtual follow-up critique and review session to share your favorite images. We will have exclusive access to the Butterfly Pavilion for an hour before they open and will end the practical session with a private photography opportunity. Additional class dates: November 4, November 9. Fee: $179. Instructor: Brian Rabin. Time: See times on the registration page.

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