Call for Entry at the Arvada Center

Viral Influence: Art in the Time of Coronavirus

WE WANT YOUR ART! to capture a real-time overview of how the social, health, political, and emotional impacts of the coronavirus are informing your art practice.


Call for Entry Details

This call is free to enter. Submissions will be considered for inclusion in a physical exhibition at the Arvada Center in 2021. The deadline is currently open and will remain open throughout Colorado's continuing coronavirus response measures.

We will give a minimum of two weeks notice once a final submission deadline has been determined.

This tumultuous period of social distancing, isolation, quarantine, cancellations, and closures is having an immense impact on the art community and society at large. While we are still very early in this new era, we are already beginning to see how these changes in our daily lives are shifting the work and art practices of local creatives. The Arvada Center Galleries is planning a future exhibition (2021) of artworks created during this time by Colorado artists who are sheltering and creating at home. This exhibition submission is open to all Colorado artists working in all media, concepts, and processes.

With this being an ongoing event, this call for entry does not have a formal limit on the number of submissions allowed, or a current submission deadline. Artists are encouraged to submit multiple times throughout this crisis as their works are completed to capture a real-time overview of how the social, health, political, and emotional impacts of the coronavirus are informing their art practice.

Submissions can be made through the form below. After the first time you submit, we may email you on occasion for updates on how the evolving situation is continuing to impact your art practice. Once a submission deadline is determined, we will email all artists who have previously submitted to notify them of the deadline for additional submissions.

Keywords/concepts to consider: Social Isolation, Quarantine, Coronavirus, COVID-19, health, pandemic, contagious, social distancing, emotional distress, weird-times, crazy-times, surreal-times, socialism, pandemic, shelter-in-place, stay at home, no more paint-so must draw, n95 masks, PPE, ventilators, no laser cutter-so painting, unemployment, relief, worker’s rights, furlough, shutdown, wash your hands, etc.



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