Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

Wednz Scene: Americans for the Arts Convention-Denver, CO

April 25 / 18

Hello…Hump, Hump, Hump Day Wednesday. Have two things to pass along. First Americans for the Arts. Who are Americans for the Arts? It’s an organization whose mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America”. I got that from their web page. Read about this organization not too long ago and have been following up on this since. Advocate, Research, Connect, and Lead. They are having a convention in Denver, Colorado in June of this year. Here are some details…

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Join us for the 2018 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in Denver, CO!

On June 14-17, arts and community leaders from across the country will discuss pressing issues around public art, community development, education, advocacy, and equity.


For more than 60 years, the Americans for the Arts Annual Convention has gathered artists, arts administrators, advocates, and public and private sector funders together to build stronger networks and more vibrant and equitable towns, counties, and cities through the arts. What started as a small group of 45 people in 1955 has now grown to more than 1,100 each year.

Throughout that time, we’ve been raising up the best in our field, sharing the successes and challenges in our day-to-day work, and hearing expert advice from an impressive list of keynotes including Nancy Pelosi, Tony Kushner, Donna Brazile, Bryan Stevenson, Jeff Chang, Diane Paulus, John Lewis, and Robert Redford. Annual Convention is your opportunity to join leaders in arts education, cultural diversity, community development, public art, and more to learn from one another and create positive change.

This year they will be in the Mile High city of Denver. There are five core subjects that they will cover:

  • Culture and Community: How do we expand the power of our work to strengthen all communities and transform culture?

  • Equity and Engagement: How can we revise our policies and practices to be truly equitable and engage the full breadth of our communities?

  • Investment (Including and Beyond Grantmaking): What tools, models, and strategies do grantmakers need to make distribution of funds more equitable, the likelihood of success higher, and the systems that need changing more visible?

  • Cross-Sector and Community Partnership: How do we create and grow successful cross-sector and community partnerships?

  • Communicating Our Value: How can we more effectively communicate through marketing, advocacy, and public will-building and policy, the value of the arts?

If you like to register, go to Now the early-bird and general date were April 11. On-sight is June 14-15. Click over to to learn about scheduling, presenters, travel, and housing.

If your interested in attending this convention, just click on the links above.



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Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

Weekend Scene: Denver Art Week

October 21 / 17

Hey again….Second, Denver Art Week, which will be happening on November 3-11, 2017. I saw this while I was getting yesterday’s post for @ The Event ready. Here are some of the highlights…..

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Denver Arts Week is an nine-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City, featuring more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls, many of which are deeply discounted. This year’s Denver Arts Week takes place Nov. 3-11, 2017


  1. Know Your Arts First Friday

  2. Free Night at the Museums

  3. Denver’s On Stage

  4. Family Friendly

  5. Hidden Gems

Lots of events taking place such as 14er Film Fest, 2 for 1 Admission to Listen/Hear 101 – Decoding Classical & Baroque, Broken Down, and many other events during Denver Art Week.

Free Night at the Museums is where Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is free…yes FREE.

You’ll also experience the Denver Film Festival, which takes place Nov. 1-12 and Breakin’ Convention, Nov. 4-5, the world’s biggest festival of hip-hop dance theater.

For great deals and other information go to

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@ The Event in Denver, Colorado

@ The Event in Denver, Colorado

October 20 / 17

Hey Friday! Sooo good to know that the weekend is near. This month we’re in Denver, Colorado. Lots of great and interesting things to do in the Mile High City.  Thanks to, you can get a look at the activities you can do.

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Ends Oct. 22, 2017
Explore contemporary life in the American West through the eyes of 13 Latino artists. The Denver Art Museum presents artwork by Carmen Argote (Los Angeles), Jaime Carrejo (Denver), Gabriel Dawe (Dallas), Claudio Dicochea (San Antonio), Daniela Edburg (San Miguel de Allende), Justin Favela (Las Vegas), Ana Teresa Fernández (San Francisco), Ramiro Gomez (West Hollywood), John Jota Leaños (San Francisco), Dmitri Obergfell (Denver), Ruben Ochoa (Los Angeles), Daisy Quezada (Santa Fe), and Xochi Solis (Austin).


Ends Feb. 11, 2018
This exhibition, which will be held at History Colorado Center, features 50 pieces from the collections of History Colorado and the Denver Art Museum’s Petrie Institute of Western American Art. Come see landscape paintings by Albert Bierstadt, Frederic Remington bronze sculptures, ancestral Puebloan pottery, American Indian artifacts, Civil War relics, saddles, Rockmount clothing and a chuck wagon.


Oct. 22, 2017–Jan. 14, 2018
The late 1800s were still a restrictive time for women, including female artists. The Denver Art Museum‘s Her Paris showcases more than 80 paintings by nearly 40 women artists from across Europe and America who moved to Paris to pursue their artistic ambitions despite the societal challenges.


Nov. 3–11, 2017 
Denver Arts Week — an annual celebration of The Mile High City’s creative culture — takes place in museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls across seven neighborhood art districts. It also includes the popular Free Night At The Museums, where several of the city’s greatest museums stay open late and waive their usual fees, including the Clyfford Still MuseumDenver Art MuseumMolly Brown House Museum and more.


The First Friday of every month, all seven districts hold art walks, which are open to the public.

  1.  Art District on Santa Fe

  2.  Golden Triangle Creative District

  3.  River North Art District

  4. Tennyson Street Cultural District

  5. Arts on Belmar

  6.  South Pearl Street 

  7. 40 West Arts



WHEN: Oct. 13–Nov. 19, 2017
WHERE: Ricketson Theatre


WHEN: Oct. 17–29, 2017
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex


WHEN: Oct. 20–22, 2017
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex


WHEN: Oct. 26–27, 2017
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex


WHEN: Oct. 28, 2017
Boettcher Concert HallDenver Performing Arts Complex


WHEN: Nov. 4–5, 2017
Buell TheatreDenver Performing Arts Complex


“Love This City,” by Pat Milbery.

River North Art District

Three to See:

“Reverberations” – Trippy, concentric circles comprised of geometric patterns overtake an otherworldly landscape in this pulsating piece by Damon Soule and Justin Lovato. Find it on the east side of Larimer, between 25th and 26th streets.
“Larimer Boy and Girl” – Artist Jeremy Burns’ clever use of a building’s extruding fins means you can only observe the complete image by walking toward it from a distance. Go one way and you’ll see a boy with a surprised expression; go the other to see a melancholy girl. It’s located at 27th and Larimer.
2668 Walnut St. – Vyal One tackled a massive project when he adorned the entire building at 27th and Walnut in hallucinogenic orbs and eyeballs. The result is electric.

East Colfax

Three to See:

“Oh Snap” – Robin Munro’s more-vivid-than-life portrayal of a startled, green-eyed, purple-haired woman wearing a gas mask is just one of several works that transformed an old car wash into an outdoor gallery at Williams Street and East Colfax Avenue.

“Walmart Girl” – Smiley faces replace the heads on a row of nude, arms-bearing women in this bold statement by Ark Artiste. It, too, is part of the 30-artist installation at Williams and Colfax.

ABend Gallery Mural – The gallery, commissioned Anthony Garcia and Caleb Hahne, features a transfixing image of blindfolded and closed-eye faces fragmented by lines and bursts of color. See it at York and Colfax.

There are no music festivals for now, but check to see more of what this gem of the west has in store.


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Wednesday Scene: 12th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Wednesday Scene: 12th Annual Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Jan. 11 / 17

Hey! The Northern Colorado Writers Conference is coming and it’s time to get your writing skills set. Here are the details……


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The Northern Colorado Writers Conference is the premier writers conference in the region, bringing in agents, editors, and authors from across the country. 2017 marks the 12th year of the event that caters to writers of all levels and genres through classes, workshops, presentations, and keynote speakers. Registration opens January 9, 2017.



Featured Writers Include:

Presenter and keynote speaker, Chuck Wendig. Other presenters include Trai Cartwright, Bob Mayer, Angie Hodapp, Laura Pritchett, Kerrie Flanagan, J.C. Lynne, Shane Kuhn, Jennifer March Soloway, Marilyn Allen, Alicia Clancy, Jeff Miller, Jon Davis, Jamie Raintree, Whitney Davis, and Warren Hammond.



Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Screenwriting, Children’s literature


MAY 5 MAY 6, 2017


Jerry Eckert Scholarship, see website for guidelines:

CONTACT: April Moore


350 E. Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins
Colorado, United States

If you’re interested in attending, you have until May 1. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.












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Weekend Scene: 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Weekend Scene: 2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

October 22 / 16

Good Evening. Just one post to share with you today. It’s been a busy week for me,

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2017 Cherry Creek Arts Festival

Denver, Colorado

July 1, 2 & 3

250 Artists

Deadline: December 1

  • 2016 artist sales $13,000 per artist average
  • $900,000 advertising and public relations
  • $30,000 in artist purchase awards
  • 350,000 annual visitors
  • New jury panel annually
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival invites you to apply to be one of 250 exhibitors at the 2017 event, a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual arts.
CCAF enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors to the
Cherry Creek North Shopping District in Denver, Colorado.
Our goal is to provide the public and our selected exhibitors an experience of unparalleled quality. Proceeds from the Arts Festival help CherryArts to fulfill its year-round art education and outreach mission through programs that provide access to the arts for schools in Colorado, since 1991.
Learn more about our festival:

If your interested, just read above, click on the link and go from there. Enjoy the rest of your Saturday, be blessed! Till tomorrow…….













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Scene Wednesday: CORE Call for Entries

Scene Wednesday: CORE Call for Entries

February 24 / 16

Hello and Good Morning! As you know, I’m always on the hunt for opportunities to pass along to you guys. Just one post to share today and that is for CORE New Art Space. Read on….


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Call For Entries

This show is for all the Marcel Duchamps, the Robert Rauschenbergs and Jasper Johns of the world, artists who rearrange, re-glue, re-engineer, or repurpose ready made materials of a non-precious nature into works of art. 2-D and 3-D artists are encouraged to apply. Dumpster-diving is not required but being a visionary able to re-imagine materials intended for one purpose into another is highly preferred.

Images – Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3, if 3-D you may submit 2 shots per piece


Theresa Clowes has been exploring the properties of textiles for more than 20 years. In addition to being a professional artist, she is also an experienced teacher. Clowes was a Senior Instructor at Colorado Academy for 10 years and is currently the Chair of Fine Arts and Art Education at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). Her artwork incorporates juxtapositions: textiles and architecture, ephemeral fabric and discarded objects, translucency and opaqueness. Her work was recently exhibited locally at the Buell Theater, Vertigo Art Space and Edge Gallery and nationally in Kansas City, Detroit, Houston, Aspen, and Portland, Oregon. She is also a founding member of TANK Studios.

Judging the work will rely on overall impact, content, composition and mastery of techniques. Attention to creativity and craftsmanship is a very important part of this as well. When entering please list all the media used. Consider weight and the fragility of your media if you are mailing your entry.

           Show dates                                       APR 14 – MAY 1
Application end date                        MAR 20
Notification of acceptance                MAR 25
All work MUST arrive at CORE     APR 6
Artist reception                                APR 15 6-9

REQUIREMENTS: Art must be completely dry. Wall and suspended art must have suitable means for hanging. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS. Standing art must be stable. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple pieces and installation art. All art must remain in place for the duration of the show.

SALES: CORE charges a 30% commission plus tax on art sold. CORE will collect the payment for

artist: however the artist is responsible for terms of any sale. Your payment less the 30% commission will be rebated to your address within 45 days of the close of the show. Art need not be for sale.

LIABILITY: CORE will take all due precautions to protect premises and art. However, CORE is not responsible for loss due to damage, theft, vandalism, or accident. If work is fragile, it is submitted at the artist’s own risk. Artist is responsible for his/her own insurance.


Artists are responsible for safely shipping their art, which must be received by CORE by April 6, 2016. Please keep the holidays in mind when shipping. While some work will be sold during it’s time in the gallery, other work will need to be returned to the artist. For this reason, art must be shipped in reusable boxes and prepaid shipping labels must be included.Local accepted artists may hand deliver their art by appointment only and no later than April 10, 2016 by 4pm.

RETURN SHIPPING/HAND DELIVERY: Any artwork delivered in person or shipped without reusable packaging material or without prepaid shipping label must be retrieved by the artist at the end of the exhibition unless sold. Art must be picked up by 5 p.m. May 1, 2016. After 30 days, art will be considered abandoned. Abandoned artwork will be considered property of the gallery and may be sold to cover storage fees. Please ensure that we have good contact information for you so that we can avoid this situation.



CORE New Art Space
900 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Gallery Hours: Thursday Noon – 6 p.m.,
Friday Noon – 9 p.m., Saturday Noon – 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m.
I don’t need to tell you what to do….that is if your interested. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday….be blessed!
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Scene Wednesday: Aspen Summer Words Writing Workshop

Scene Wednesday: Aspen Summer Words Writing Workshop

February 10 / 16

Mornings peeps! Another Scene Wednesday brought to you by yours truly. Just found this writing workshop here and it’s in Aspen Colorado. Continue reading…..


Presenting Writing Workshops
Fiction ♦ Memoir ♦ Poetry ♦ YA (Young Adult)
Meeting With Top Agents & Editors
JUNE 19 – 24, 2016


Maria Semple

Darin Strauss

Abigail Thomas

Ann Hood

Dean Bakopoulos

Rowan Ricado Phillips

and more…..

Deadline to apply: February 26, 2016

If your interested, just go to the website and get all the information you need! There is another post coming up in a few……

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Artscene Wednesday: Cace Gallery of Fine Art Seeking Artists…..

Artscene Wednesday: Cace Gallery of Fine Art Seeking Artists…..

August 19, 2015

Good Morning all! Wednesday is here. Time to share about juried shows and gallery settings…..


Morgan Community College’s CACE Gallery of Fine Art in Fort Morgan, CO, is seeking multiple artists for a group exhibito-Mandala-for our Summer 2016 exhibition.
Mandala artworks may represent sacred or secular imagery and traditional or contemporary interpretations in any medium.
Deadline to apply is December 31, 2015. We review applications in January 2016. 
Each artist may enter up to ten entries for consideration. Please visit our website for more information and to apply online. We do not accept applications through post. Visit
There is one more post, so please check back!




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