Call for Entries

Artist Submission for General Review

We encourage artists to submit their work by mail or e-mail for review, as we aim to represent local and regional artists in most of our exhibits. Staff will only acknowledge works sent by mail or e-mail.

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Art of the State 2019

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present Art of the State 2019. This juried exhibition is open to all Colorado artists, over the age of 18, working in all media. Art of the State 2019  is the follow up to the critically acclaimed Art of the State , originally held in 2013 and then again in 2016. In its third iteration, Art of the State 2019  will continue to showcase and support the quality, depth, and diversity of Colorado artists.

Art of the State is open to all full-time Colorado residents over the age of 18. 

Details and Application!

2018 Fine Art Market Show & Sale Application



The 2018 Fine Art Market is scheduled for  Nov. 29 - Dec. 16, 2018



The Exhibitions program’s annual fundraiser provides a unique and convenient shopping experience for patrons during the holiday season. The show and sale features more than 100 acclaimed Colorado artists working in a variety of media. Participating artists are both invited and juried. The Arvada Center staff oversees all of the displays and artist’s sales.

The Arvada Center will retain a 40% commission on all artwork sold during the show and sale.

Art Market Applicants:

The application process is for artists who have

1. Never exhibited in the Art Market


2. Have not exhibited in the past two years. All other returning artists may be invited to return. invitations for returning artists were sent out June 5, if you do not receive an invitation, you are welcome to complete a new application.

To apply, there is a $25, non-refundable jury fee. If selected to participate in the Art Market, an additional $20 processing/handling fee is assessed. Applications are juried by Arvada Center Exhibition Committee Members. Committee members consider quality of work, price point, similarity to work already in the sale, and this sale's market for certain types of artwork



Selection/Exhibition Timeline:
July 30, 9:00 a.m. - Deadline for applications
August 17 - Notifications emailed to applicants by this date
November 16 - Artwork Drop-off at the Arvada Center 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
November 29 - Art Market Opening Reception, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
December 16 - Last Day of Art Market
December 19 - Pickup unsold artwork 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.