November 14, 2023
Anderman Photography Lecture: Toshio Shibata:   Toshio Shibata has travelled across Japan and the United States to make photographs that interweave elements of the landscape with human-made structures such as dams and bridges. His compositions, that often eliminate a horizon line or utilize unique vantage points, emphasize form, color, and texture while also reflecting on how humans have shaped the contemporary landscape. Originally trained as a painter at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music, Shibata turned to photography in the mid-1970s and his work has been widely exhibited and collected at institutions around the world since. Three of his photographs were included in the Denver Art Museum’s 2018 exhibition, New Territory: Landscape Photography Today. Toshio Shibata lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm. Cost: Member $15 | Non-member $20

Georgetown, CO

November 16, 2023
Get Up & Go – Rock Your Shots!:   Discover how to master photography and videography at live music events – from small venues to large stadiums – at Canon’s FREE Rock Your Shots workshop! Learn how to get started in the industry and learn about the gear you’ll need at this exciting event, livestreaming from the historic Tower Theater in Oklahoma City, OK. Join hosts David Bergman, Canon Explorer of Light and Luke Combs official tour photographer, along with Jim Louvau, award-winning photographer/cinematographer, at this two-hour workshop, for pro tips on how to capture stills and shoot videos on your own or with a small crew. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm. Cost: Free.


November 17, 2023
Opening Reception Explorations of Resilience and Resistance / Our Backs Hold Our Stories:   Photographs by Kali Spitzer; curated by Todd Edward Herman. Kali Spitzer is an Indigenous, femme, queer, photographer living on the traditional unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam peoples. Kali’s work embraces the stories of contemporary BIPOC, queer and trans bodies, creating representation that is self determined. Her collaborative process is informed by the desire to rewrite the visual histories of indigenous bodies beyond a colonial lens. Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm. Cost: Free.

Creative Nations Arts Collective / The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

November 18, 2023
Canon Explorer of Light Seminar with Adam Jones:   In this program Adam will discuss and showcase techniques and strategies for constructing high quality landscape, wildlife, and macro images with digital cameras. He will offer advice on how to recognize and choose the right subjects, lighting, and background in a wide variety of situations. During the program, camera settings that are preferred for fast moving wildlife and landscapes are explained in detail. He will also discuss using the elements of design to instantly improve your compositions. Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Cost: $10 to attend but you will receive a $10 Canon gift card at the event.

Mike’s Camera Inc., 2500 Pearl Street Boulder, CO 80302

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Current Photography Exhibits

Through November 12, 2023

Reflections on Amache – This gallery features the works of artists Sarah Fukami and Courtney Ozaki. Sarah Fukami exhibits a diverse, compelling visual journey that captures the historical and emotional significance of the Amache incarceration camp. Courtney Ozaki presents a cross-discipline artistic mapping project and photo/mixed-media exhibition featuring stories of solidarity between Japanese/Japanese Americans in Denver and other communities of color.

Pace Center
200000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker, CO 80138

October 13, 2023 – November 18, 2023

Rising and Falling – As sea levels rise and rivers fall, four photographers help us visualize
the impacts of climate change on landscapes and communities across the U.S. From the alarming depletion of the Colorado River Basin to the inevitable submersion of Tangier Island off the coast of Virginia, Rising and Falling presents four distinct stories about the impacts of climate change on oceans, rivers, and the people that depend on them. On Thursday, November 2nd from 6:00pm – 7:30pm a panel talk with the artists of Rising and Falling will take place on Zoom. The discussion will be moderated by CPAC Executive Director & Curator Samantha Johnston. Art exhibit viewing times: Tues. – Fri. (11:00am – 5:00pm); Sat. (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1200 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203

October 26, 2023 – November 19, 2023

Colorado Luminance – A solo show by Eric Hagemann. Colorado Luminance is a celebration of Colorado in black and white. Eric started the series three years ago as a pandemic-friendly activity documenting the Eastern Plains of Colorado during day-long drives. The series moves from the Kansas border through the Denver metro area to the high alpine of the Rocky Mountains. Devoid of color, Eric’s images focus on the essence of the subject. Capturing and processing only luminance allows him to robustly process the image to his vision. Hours: Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Friday 12:00pm-9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm-5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm.

D’art Gallery
900 Santa Fe Drive, Denver Colorado

October 6, 2023 – November 30, 2023

Wild Unfree – Award-winning Photo Advocate, WilsonAxpe, returns from Western Colorado to Denver’s Art District, contrasting the fortunes of Colorado’s majestic wild horses and those captured and removed in dramatic recent roundups.

Gallery 6
918 West 8th Avenue Denver, CO, 80204

July 29, 2023 – December 31, 2023

2013 Flood Images – After a week of extremely hot weather, a steady, light rain began Sept. 9, 2013 and became a widespread and persistent rain along the Front Range, lasting until September 16. This historic 2013 flood produced a year’ worth of rain in a week in some areas, resulting in one of the state’s worst natural disasters. As in 1976, the narrow Big Thompson Canyon took a heavy hit. Sections of U.S. 34 between Loveland and Estes Park were washed away or terribly damaged. Images taken and articles written during the 2013 flood revisit the magnitude of the event. Free Admission.

Loveland Museum
503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410

November 17, 2023 – January 6, 2024

Explorations of Resilience and Resistance / Our Backs Hold Our Stories – Photographs by Kali Spitzer; curated by Todd Edward Herman. Kali Spitzer is an Indigenous, femme, queer, photographer living on the traditional unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam peoples. Kali’s work embraces the stories of contemporary BIPOC, queer and trans bodies, creating representation that is self determined. Her collaborative process is informed by the desire to rewrite the visual histories of indigenous bodies beyond a colonial lens. Opening Reception November 17th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

Creative Nations Arts Collective / The Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

January 20, 2023 – January 10, 2024

The World in Denver: Photography by Robert Weinberg – Over the course of his career, Robert Weinberg captured images of those who made their mark on Denver. Best known for his work with the Intermountain Jewish News, Weinberg focused on portraits of people in the Denver community. Weinberg’s photography adds a valuable dimension to the visual record of the Mile High City during the 1980s and 1990s. Now legally blind, Weinberg created braille labels to accompany his work, ensuring that his photographs are accessible to all. He continues to advocate for the visually impaired community by promoting organizations to assist people with low vision to live independently.

History Colorado Center
1200 Broadway, Denver, CO, 80203

September 30, 2023 – January 14, 2024

Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams – This exhibition features photographs by Ansel Adams of the Japanese American relocation camp in Manzanar, California, during World War II. These photographs are the subject of his controversial book Born Free and Equal, which protested the treatment of these American citizens. Adams’s Manzanar work is a departure from his signature style of landscape photography. Reception: November 10, 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Main Gallery. $7 Admission Ages 13+

Loveland Museum
503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 962-2410

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Exhibit Opportunities

Exhibit Opportunity:  BAA Artist Wall at Cafe Aion

Description: Boulder Art Association is proud to partner with a diverse and exciting range of local business, such as Cafe Aion, where we are delighted to showcase BAA member art. The BAA Artist Wall has options for “residency” as well as potential pop-ups throughout Boulder County accross ALL seasons. Must be a current BAA member for the year of entry and selection. Works submitted for this call do not have to be the same artwork you plan to display, but must represent the body of work to be displayed. BAA will review entries and select artists for a 6- to 8-week block of time throughout the year. Multiple artists may be selected for the same show. Art will be hung by the artist (with BAA support) on Monday afternoons when the restaurant is closed. Please be prepared with sales info, title cards, etc.

Deadline: Ongoing

Exhibit Opportunity:  2024 40 West Ambassadorship Program

Description: Love 40 West Arts? Want to be more involved with the arts scene? Become a 40 West Arts Ambassador! The 40 West Arts Ambassadorship is a new program where, in exchange for only three to four hours of volunteer time per month, you receive a free artist membership, submission fees waived, mentorship opportunities and more. Timeline: January – December 2024 (an annual commitment)

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  HOME – Photographic Journey into Identity, Place, and Belonging

Description: The Lafayette Arts & Cultural Resources Department is hosting an open call exhibit featuring photography capturing Identity, Place, and Belonging of Home. The exhibit will hang at The Collective Community Arts Center from January 17 – March 17, 2024. This group exhibition will feature artwork made by front range artists, and selected by a jury. Artists will submit 3 works, as a grouping, for consideration. A jury will make final selections of the grouping. Jury will select artists’ works as grouping of three photographs. Entry photography prints must be 18” at the top of the photograph. The content of each artwork is open but follows the theme of one photograph to represent Identity (who), one photo to represent Place (where), and one photo to represent Belonging (what).

Deadline: November 15, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Foothills Art Center Members’ Show 2024

Description: Foothills Art Center (FAC) is pleased to announce the call for our annual exhibition featuring our artist members’ diverse artistic talents and techniques. The FAC exhibition staff will jury artwork to select an exhibition with engaging and creative content and the highest level of craftsmanship. The show will be in the Large Gallery upstairs of the new Astor House location. This show is a fantastic opportunity to show your work of yours if you never have before. Open to current members of FAC. If you are not a current member of FAC you may become one through the website PRIOR TO ENTRY. $15 entry fee. Up to 3 works may be entered, with a maximum of 1 selected. Two-dimensional work must be suitably framed and have all hardware ready for hanging – all other work must be installation ready with instructions if necessary.

Deadline: November 19, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Day Glo

Description: An accident in 1933 leads to a dark room recovery, which in turn leads to the inspiration of fluorescent pigments for the Switzer Brothers. Working together Bob & Joe experimented with chemicals until they successfully obtained pigments that appeared fluorescent in daylight and glow under uv/blacklights. With the creation of these new pigments they quickly became the staple of safety measures in work environments such as airports, construction sites, underwater & military operations. These pigments launched not only safety measures far beyond what we had known but aided magicians in fooling the eye and sky rocketed psychedelic / black light art in a way that shook the 60’s and 70’s. Eventually becoming the world’s largest producer of daytime fluorescents, or as we know them Day Glo. Nearly ninety years later we are asking artists to conduct their own experiments with these colors and illuminate our dark winter months. What makes your day glow? What makes your soul glow? What brings light to your darkness? How can you catch the eye of a passerby with neon. We will be accepting entries from all mediums and styles as long as they utilize fluorescent colors in an intentional way.

Deadline: November 21, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  1st Amendment Show

Description: The 1st Amendment Show, at the Manitou Art Center, is the only non-juried show in the region. Your work will be exhibited in the Intemann Gallery for two months; it will also be for sale online at Manitou Made by the week after the opening. Artists of any age, using any medium may submit up to 2 pieces of art. There is no entry fee, and no barrier to participation. All 2d work must be ready to hang.

Deadline: November 28, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  Aurora Courthouse Jury Room: Small Works

Description: This is an opportunity for artists within the jury room of the Aurora Municipal Courthouse. The artwork should focus on “Justice and Our Community.” The artwork should reflect the physical context while also reflecting the work that takes place within the building. It should represent the diverse community of Aurora. The artworks should also create a welcoming presence and help to define the jury room as a safe and respectful space. There are 8 panels, four on one side of the room, and four on the opposite side of the room. Each panel is 57.5” x 46.” Each panel could house one single piece or two smaller works. The works should all be framed alike, so that it is clear that these works are intended to be seen as a group and are specifically created for this site. There is a budget for this project.

Deadline: November 30, 2023

Exhibit Opportunity:  DreamLand

Description: Imagination is a powerful and creative force where anything is possible. Even while sleeping our imaginations flourish, dreams melding fantasy and reality. What is within and beyond your wildest imagination? 40 West Gallery invites artists of all levels of experience to submit their work into “DreamLand”, an exhibition that highlights the expression of fantasy, dreams, dream imagery, made up places, a sense of wonder. We are looking for the reverie in all things surreal, fantastical, outlandish, awe-inspiring. Create a DreamLand with us. All mediums considered. 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. Accepted works must be dropped off, ready to hang or display, Wednesday January 3rd, 2023 between 1:00pm-3:00pm. Show Dates: January 5th – 28th, 2024.

Deadline: December 2, 2023

Grant Opportunities

Grant Opportunity: Dynamic Downtown Denver Grants

Description: Beginning Monday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. (MDT), Denverites – including individuals, community groups, nonprofits, and businesses neighboring Denver – will be invited to apply for grants to host a public event or activation that are innovative and inclusive, and provide the public with a free, unique, engaging experience. Activations can include performances, art installations, block parties, and more. A selection committee comprised of City and community leaders will review applications on a rolling basis. Grant amounts will range from $500 up to $25,000 and will fund events and activations that celebrate the vibrancy, history, arts and culture, and future of our city, powered by the diverse communities that are Denver.

Deadline: Ongoing

Grant Opportunity: Equity in Arts Learning for Colorado Youth

Description: Equity in Arts Learning for Colorado Youth (EAL) seeks to increase access to arts education for historically marginalized youth. Grants of $10,000-$25,000 are available to support projects that bring professional artists and culture bearers into educational settings to lead programming with youth ages 4-21. Projects supported by EAL will exemplify the value of arts education, encouraging ongoing community support.

Deadline: December 1, 2023

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Photography Contests:

Contest: City of Manitou Springs 2023 Photo Contest

Description: Celebrate Arts Month this October with Manitou Springs’ 2023 Annual Photo Contest! The City of Manitou Springs is inviting photographers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned pros, to participate. There are no specific themes; whether it’s a vibrant snapshot of Manitou Springs’ bustling downtown on a Saturday or the serene beauty of Fountain Creek on a crisp Fall morning, every photo captures the diverse essence of Manitou Springs. Prizes: First Place: $200 in Manitou Money; Second Place: $150 in Manitou Money; Third Place: $100 in Manitou Money. Note: Manitou Money is a local currency that can be spent at most local businesses. Each participant can submit up to three pictures. The top two winning entries will proudly serve as the City of Manitou Springs’ profile picture and cover photo across all relevant social media platforms. Additionally, the top 10 selected photographs will be announced through a press release and showcased on our social media channels. They will also be featured in promotional materials for the City and may even replace some of the background images on the City’s official website.

Deadline: November 12, 2023

Contest: Best in Show

Description: Welcome to the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s Best in Show Photo Contest. The best images of Colorado agriculture come from those who work in ag and those who celebrate ag, and that’s where you come in! For more than 20 years, the Department of Agriculture has widely shared images submitted by photographers of all skill levels through our annual photo contest, which then become part of our photo library. All images must have been photographed in Colorado during the 2023 calendar year. All entries must relate to Colorado agriculture in some way. Entries representing all types of agricultural enterprises, scenes and people are encouraged. Monetary prizes will be awarded in the categories as follows: Overall Grand Prize winner ($150) and first place in each category ($50 per winner). Other awards and honorable mentions may be awarded as determined by the contest judges.

Deadline: December 31, 2023

Vendor Opportunities

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

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Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Vendor Opportunity:  Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Description: The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is recognized as a leading show in the industry and a beloved annual community tradition which has been a part of the cultural fabric of Denver for over three decades. CherryArts invites you to apply to be one of 250 exhibitors at the 2024 event, a world-class celebration of visual arts known for its accolades and excellence. Our goal is to provide our exhibitors and the 150,000 visitors with an experience of unparalleled quality. The event is Friday, July 5th 10:00am – 8:00pm; Saturday, July 6th 10:00am – 8:00pm; Sunday, July 7th 10:00am – 6:00pm.

Location: Denver’s Cherry Creek North Neighborhood, Denver, Colorado

Application Deadline: December 1, 2023

Vendor Opportunity:  Holiday Pop Up in Studio 64 at the Firehouse

Description: We are extending the Gallery Shop to Studio 64 for December! Works need to be priced under $100 as the focus is more on small works of art for gift giving. Commission will be the same as the downstairs shop, which is 25% to the gallery, and 75% to the artist. You must be an active member with your dues paid. You must also have volunteered at least 8 hours at the Firehouse Art Center (or at our events) during 2023. Only original works created by the artist are allowed and all artwork must be for sale and priced under $100.

Location: Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave, Longmont, CO 80501

Application Deadline: December 30, 2023 (Until Full)

Vendor Opportunity:  Colorado Holiday Shop

Description: Two month long Pop up consignment shop in the largest store on the Pearl St. Mall in Boulder. The old Arts & Crafts Co op location. All Days 10am-9pm.


November 11, 2023
ASMP Photography Assistant Workshop: Learn the ‘Art of Assisting’ and gain new skills to use in your photography and film production career! Live demos from many different photography specialties with specific advice on how to be a professional assistant. Roundtable discussion on what makes a great professional photography assistant. Meet seasoned professionals who hire assistants. Understand what typical production budgets are, and how assistants are included in those budgets. Fee: ASMP Members – $10 | Students – $25 with valid student ID | Non-Members-$45 (Non-Members who complete the Assistant Workshop will get membership for their 1st year as an ASMP Student Member). Deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday November 8th at midnight. Instructor: ASMP Colorado. Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Battery 621, 621 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80204

November 14, 2023
Photographing Blossoms of Light: Enjoy special early evening access to the Blossoms of Light event at the Denver Botanic Gardens and learn how to capture stunning images of holiday displays. The skills we will learn also translate wonderfully to making great images of lighted landmarks and architecture. This is a Shooting Class! Bring your Tripod and Gear and Dress Warm! Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin, Denver Botanic Gardens’ official photographer. Fee: Members $47 | Non-members $52. Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm.

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

November 16, 2023
2024 Grant Info Sessions for Applicants: The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is hosting introductory sessions on how to apply for 2024 grants. The sessions will include conversations with an arts commissioner to answer questions about their decision-making process. Please RSVP to Fee: Free. Time: 11:30am

Location: TBD

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November 19, 2023
WIFMCO Skill Building: Find Your Frame, Shooting Great Headshots!: Headshot workshop and panel discussion sponsored by Women in Film & Media Colorado. The event will be led by Holly Lynch, known for her work as a model, actress, and photographer. Instructor: Holly Lynch. Fee: FREE admission for WIFMCO members! Non-members can join in for just $40. *additional costs for headshot sessions booked with Holly. Time: 11:00am-12:30pm.

Location: TBD

November 20, 2023
Rocky Mountain Kid’s Photography – Morning Session: Capture the beauty of the Rocky Mountains through the lens of young photographers at this fun-filled event designed exclusively for kids in 3rd-6th grade! Whether your child is a beginner or already has some photography skills, this event is designed to inspire and teach them new techniques. Our instructors will guide them through various photography exercises and provide valuable tips and tricks. This course is children only. Participants will be dropped off and picked up from the Estes Park Visitor Center. We provide transportation and entrance fees into RMNP, digital cameras for participants to use and share with others, instruction on photography basics. Instructor: Rocky Mountain Conservancy’s Education Team. Fee: $10. Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Location: Estes Park Visitor’s Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue Estes Park, CO 80517

November 27, 2023
Wildlights Photography Workshop at Denver Zoo – 3 Part Workshop: Learn how to photograph Zoo Lights art pieces at night as well as how to “paint with light” and how to achieve generally more pleasing photographs through an exploration of exposure value at the first night’s webinar. Then apply learning during a night shoot at Denver Zoo where you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to photograph animals up close at the Zoo’s Exploration Station, and then go have a walkabout on the grounds to capture the beautiful zoo lights. Meet again for a critique to share your best images. This workshop is brought to you by Denver Zoo and Mike’s Camera. Additional class dates: November 29, December 5. Fee: $179. Instructor: Mike’s Camera. Time: See times on the registration page.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele Street Denver, CO 80205

November 30, 2023
Finding Inspiration in Photography: Energize your photography and find sources of inspiration all around you. This course at Denver Botanic Gardens will cover places where you can find inspiration, subjects to inspire your photography and challenges to get you to see the world with fresh eyes. Fee: $22 member | $26 nonmember. Instructor: John Bosley. Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Dever Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

December 2, 2023
Creative iPhone Photography: Learn how iPhone photography can make you a better photographer and how you can craft creative, expressive images using nothing more than your mobile device. In the first part of this hands-on workshop, avid Longmont iPhone professional photographers Charles & Missy Needle will explain some of the technical aspects of iPhone photography, including native camera features, accessories, workflow, and printing considerations. In the second part of this workshop, they’ll show you how to use several key shooting and editing apps in a “live” demonstration with their phones projected on a screen. Then, in the third part, you’ll have the chance to craft your own masterpieces by practicing what you’ve learned and come away from this jam-packed session with new knowledge that will empower you to make images you never imagined possible with your smartphone! Fee: Member $55.00 | AG/Partner $65.00 | ​Non-member $75.00. Instructors: Charles & Missy Needle. Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm.

Louisville Art Center, 801 Grant Ave, Louisville, CO 80027

December 9, 2023
Art of Smartphone Photography: This is the class for anyone who uses their smartphone camera to create photographs. Whether you are new to photography or a seasoned pro, there is more to learn about leveraging this accessible digital technology. You will gain insight into the photography skills necessary to make the most out of your images – from shooting to editing. Next, you will also learn the various platforms to share and print your images, and how to keep all of your precious memories safe. Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, join us for a fun-filled class! Fee: $36 member | $44 nonmember. Instructor: Jeanette Burkle. Time: 9:30am-12:30pm.

Dever Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206

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