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.
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.
Exhibition Dates: TBD in 2021.
With Colorado residents being told to stay at home, we can only imagine the explosions of creativity letting loose behind closed doors. This is a defining moment for humanity on a global scale, and we want to capture the authentic artistic reactions to this virus in real-time. By exhibiting works as they are finished, we will create a linear time capsule throughout our exhibition schedule. This schedule is currently in flux due to the upheaval and temporary pause of daily life.
Arvada Center Galleries will select submitted pieces to be included in the exhibition.
Artwork Must Be:
Artist must ship or deliver work to the Arvada Center.
Arvada Center provides insurance for artworks while on premises.
Arvada Center is not responsible for damage or loss during transport.
If artwork is for sale during the exhibition, artists will receive payment after the close of the exhibition.
Arvada Center retains a 50% commission on art sales. Prices may not be changed after submission. If represented by a local gallery please acknowledge that in the application. In the case of gallery representation, the Arvada Center retains a 25% commission and gives your gallery 25%.
Submission to this competition constitutes an agreement on the part of the entrant to the conditions set forth in this prospectus. Submitting an application in no way guarantees acceptance into the exhibition. Arvada Center reserves the right to final curatorial, educational, and installation decisions. The Arvada Center may use your image(s) for marketing purposes, and will credit the artist in that case.
The Arvada Center may use submitted images to highlight select artists and artworks throughout the call process on social media and other virtual formats. A highlight in this manner does not guarantee acceptance into the physical exhibition. Artists will be credited.