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Calendar of Events

November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Denver Botanic Gardens Blossoms of Light: Join us for one of the Gardens’ signature events! For three decades this annual holiday light extravaganza has transformed our York Street location into a twinkling wonderland. In line with our core value of sustainability, all lights used are LED. Holiday treats and warm drinks will be available for purchase at Offshoots Café and the Hive Garden Bistro. Tickets must be purchased in advance for a specific time. No onsite ticket sales. Closed Nov. 23 and Dec. 25. Time: 4:30pm – 9:00pm. Cost: See website for specific prices.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver, CO 80206
720-865-3500

November 18, 2023
Photography Program: Estes Park Enlarged:   oin photographer, Mic Clinger as he presents historic panoramic images of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Through a panoramic slide show, Clinger will examine the development of this type of photography and why it became so popular. The program will take place in the Estes Park Museum Meeting Room, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. Time: 1:00pm Cost: Free.

Estes Park, CO


December 2, 2023
Lighting of Breckenridge and Race of the Santas:   The first weekend of December kicks off a festive holiday scene in the streets of Breckenridge. Hundreds of Santa look-alikes will run down Main Street in a race to kick-off the holiday season. Hang out post-race to watch the town transform into a real life holiday card thanks to more than 13,000 feet and 250,000 LED holiday lights. The iconic holiday lights in downtown Breckenridge are one of the most photographed sights during the snowy months and continue to shine all winter long.
Breckenridge, CO

December 12, 2023
Members-Only Digital Behind-the-Scenes Tour: John Fielder’s Colorado Collection:   Join Head of Data Management & Digital Projects, Amy Nilius, online as we explore the John Fielder Colorado Collection at History Colorado. This collection consists of 7,047 digital images John captured throughout his career as well as his personal objects and papers. This tour will also include information on how to access the collection through History Colorado’s online collections portal. This event is free for members. Reservations are required. This event will be hosted on Zoom Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

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Current Photography Exhibits

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:  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 www.foothillsartcenter.org 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: 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


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.


Workshops

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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