poster art by Mark Penner-Howell
Denver County Fair August 10-11-12 National Western Complex
Denver Modernism Show August 24-25-26 National Western Complex
Dear Friends, Artists and Art Fans,
It was great meeting some of you at the Art Students League Summer Art Market on Sunday! I’m running TWO big shows this summer that offer fun and unique opportunities for artists!
Both shows are INDOORS and allow you to rent a booth for the weekend and/or enter work into the open call gallery!
The second annual Denver County Fair offers a quirky new take on the traditional county fair. Last year, we drew 25,000 attendees, and got LOADS of national press – including TWO articles in the New York Times!
Denver County Fair is owned and operated by Tracy Weil and me – two movers and shakers in Denver’s art scene. We’ve got some big-name blue ribbon judges, and once again, Mark Penner-Howell is managing the Art Pavilion! Kym Bloom, owner/manager of Kanon Collective on Santa Fe Drive, is our new Art Competition manager!
Changes this year: New Registration System means faster check-in and shorter lines! Also, the Art Pavilion is right next to our newest, most-talked about area – The Geek Pavilion! We’re the only county fair in the world that has one of those! 🙂
August 10 – 12 at National Western Complex
Why? If you love Denver, love its artists, and believe Denver is becoming the new creative capital … you need to be here! The Art Pavilon team and the Fair management team are very respected in the local art community. We want to show EVERYONE how GREAT Denver’s Art Scene is! Plus you can win ribbons and cash prizes in over a dozen art competition categories! Each Blue Ribbon comes with a $50 cash prize – and we have lots of art categories!
New: $1 of every competition entry fee goes to the Art Pavilion’s Charity Non-Profit Partner: VSA/Access Gallery.
How to Participate:
Rent a Booth in the Art Pavilion! 10 x 10 Booth: $350. Show and sell your work to our huge audience!
Spaces are limited in this pavilion, and we expect a sell-out, so don’t delay!
Enter pieces into our Open Gallery and compete for Blue Ribbons and cash prizes! Fee: $5 or 5 entries for $20.
Space permitting, all qualifiying entries will be accepted!
Timeline for Blue Ribbon Art Competitions:
July 26 – Deadline for online entry into the Art Pavilion Gallery
Aug 8 – Drop of work at the National Western for Juried Show, 3 – 7 pm
Aug 8 – Walk-in Entries ( as space permits ) National Western, 3 – 7 pm
Aug 10 – 12 – Denver County Fair ( www.denvercountyfair.org )
Aug 10 – Art Pavilion ribbons and cash prizes awarded, 7pm
Aug 12 – Art Pick-up ( 6-8 pm)
The Denver Modernism Show has become an annual favorite, and one of the only indoor art festivals in town. Every year we draw more out-of-town buyers and this year, the Palm Springs contingency is bigger than ever! Artist SHAG ( Josh Agle) returns for 2012, as a special guest, guaranteeing that the number of art enthusiasts and collectors from around the country will increase!
August 24 – 26 at National Western Complex
Denver Modernism Show Gallery juror: David B. Smith.
In addition to bringing SHAG to the show for us again this year, David B. Smith is one of Denver’s leading gallery owners, committed to presenting intelligent and culturally relevant exhibitions featuring work from some of today’s most dynamic artists with growing international reputations. Locally, David brings a unique element to the Denver Art Scene. Through participation in leading art fairs and extensive media coverage, David has cultivated a strong regional, national and international collector audience. The New York Times hailed the gallery as offering “an exciting contrast of cutting edge works.” In addition to its curatorial program, David B. Smith maintains an active publishing division, whi ch produces limited edition artist prints and monographs. And not only that – He’s just a super nice guy! Visit the David B. Smith Gallery in Lodo, at 1543 Wazee Street.
How to Participate:
Rent a booth at the Denver Modernism Show! 10 x 10 booth: $250.
Enter pieces into the juried Denver Modernism Gallery Fee: $10 per piece.
Timeline for Denver Modernism Gallery Juried Show:
Aug. 14 – Deadline for submissions, midnight.
Aug. 18 – Notify artists of acceptance status
Aug. 23 – Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm.
Aug. 24 – Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10pm.
Aug. 26 – Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-7pm.
I hope to see you at one – or both – of these fun events!
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