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An Installation of Contemporary Indigo Textiles by Rowland Ricketts
Opening Reception: August 12, 5-7pm
Free Artist Talk: August 13, 5:30-7:30pm

Durango Arts Center
Barbara Conrad Gallery

Best known for his bold, graphic designs, Rowland Ricketts utilizes natural indigo dyes and centuries-old processes to create dynamic textiles unlike any other fiber artist of his generation.

From his Bloomington, IN indigo farm, Ricketts maintains a methodical natural cultivation and dyeing practice; planting, harvesting and drying the indigo entirely by hand.  For his exhibit at DAC, work time, Ricketts will design a large-scale installation of new works that will layer throughout the floor and ceiling of the Barbara Conrad Gallery, transforming the exhibition space into a unique textile experience.

And Let Sounds Contribute Toward Me
An Evening of Texture and Sound Inspired by the Poems of Walt Whitman
August 12-14
Opening Reception: August 12, 5-9pm

Studio & Gallery
1027 Main Avenue, Durango

Curated by Common Stands International Fiber Art Exchange of Minneapolis, MN, this exhibit is a multidisciplinary pop-up art event featuring the work of international contemporary textile artists, composers and award-winning soprano Janet Grove, all of whom have created pieces of art in response to Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass.

Auditions: The 10-Minute Play Festival 
Auditions Held: August 31 & September 1, 6-8pm
Festival Runs: October 7-8, 7:30pm and October 9, 2pm
Durango Arts Center Theater

The Durango Arts Center invites novice performers and seasoned professionals, ages 18+ to audition for the 10-Minute Play Festival!  No preparation is necessary, nor any previous professional theatre experience required.  Auditions begin at 6pm on August 31 and September 1.  Please arrive prepared to read small scenes from the plays.  For more information, contact Theresa Carson: / (970) 259-2606, Ext 17

Call for Artwork: Representing Denver, CO
Alliance of Artist Communities
Artwork Needed for Annual Conference Brochure & Promotions
Deadline: September 5
More info.

The Alliance of Artists Communities is pleased to announce an open call to artists who reside in Colorado.  Denver will be the host city for the Alliance’s Annual Conference in the fall of 2017. One artist’s work will be chosen by a panel to be featured on the Alliance’s conference brochure and other promotional outlets including the conference website. The selected artist will receive a $300 award, free 2017 conference registration ($425 value), and recognition in conference materials.

For more information, including usage, guidelines and submission instructions, click here.

Call for Artwork: Survival (NOT) Mandatory
Annual DAC Members' Exhibit
Durango Arts Center
Submissions are due to DAC on September 20, 10am-2pm

The Durango Arts Center's Annual Members’ Exhibit provides its members with an opportunity to create and present artwork inspired by the natural landscapes of the Southwest.  This exhibit is open to all DAC members, is non-juried and there is no charge to enter.  

Cash awards include Best of Show ($250), 2nd ($125) & 3rd ($75), as well as a "Reflections of Durango" award presented by the Durango Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about entering the exhibit, download the Call to Artists or contact Exhibits Director, Peter Hay, or by calling (970) 259-2606, Ext 12 to learn more.

Download the Call to Artists

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Gallery 81435
Telluride Arts
Telluride, CO

Gallery 81435 is a vibrant contemporary art space in the heart of town. The large, open, light-filled gallery lends itself to very contemporary work, and more high-end exhibits. Exhibits generally run for one month. Fill out the online EXHIBIT PROPOSAL FORM.

Led by Visiting and Local Artists

August 13 - Touch Painting / Barb Horn
August 22 & 23 - Beyond the Kimono: Katazome / Akemi Nakano Cohn
August 27 - Innovative Folding Books / Alicia Bailey
August 28 - Tunnel Books / Alicia Bailey
September 3 & 4 - Creating Your World: Monotype / Melanie Yazzie
September 15-October 6 - Contemplative Photography / Deborah Sussex
September 13-October 11 - Fundamentals of Pastel Painting / Deborah Sussex
September 22-October 13 - Realistic Acrylic Landscape Painting / John Grow
September 20-October 25 - Watercolor Basics / Peggy Lynch
September 24, October 1, 22 & 29 - Playing with the Press / Judy Hayes
October 8 & 9 - Putting it All Together: Painting & Collage / Holly Roberts

See a complete listing of upcoming workshops and register online today!
Find more residencies around the globe at 
Alliance for Artist Communities
and ResArtis.

Elsewhere Studios
Paonia, CO
Deadline: August 15

More Info.

Elsewhere Studios in Paonia CO is now accepting applications for the winter of 2017. Elsewhere is a self-paced AIR program nestled in the Rocky Mountains on the Western Slope of Colorado. Hand crafted by local artisans, Elsewhere is a unique work of art that influences creativity and productivity.

Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
Omaha, NE
Deadline: August 29

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The Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts is accepting applications from national and international curators for its inaugural Curator-in-Residence Program. Starting in January 2017, the successful candidate will participate in a one-year fully subsidized live/work residency as part of the Bemis Center’s acclaimed Artist-in-Residence Program. S/he will originate and present three exhibitions and related public programs inclusive of local and national artists. The Curator-in-Residence will work alongside residency and curatorial staff, and actively contribute to the overall vision of the Bemis’s renowned exhibition program.

Surel's Place
Boise, ID
Deadline: September 1

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Artists need shelter. Artists need space. Artists need time. Surel's Place, a non-profit artist in residency program, offers artists the gift of all three. Located in Boise, Idaho, and nestled steps from the Boise River, this modern live-work space is at the center of the Surel Mitchell Live-Work-Create District.  Residencies are offered for one month at no fee to the artist.

Santa Fe Art Institute
Santa Fe, NM
Deadline: December 31

More Info.

SFAI’s international Artists and Writers Residency Program continues to expand to serve the needs of artists and foster invaluable relationships with artists and organizations in the local communities and beyond in the support of innovative thinking and creative risk taking.  SFAI supports more than 60 residents per year and offers a cohesive, theme-focused creative environment and supportive working conditions.

National Parks Arts Foundation
Deadlines: Various
More info.

Proposals currently being accepted for park residencies across the country, including Chaco Culture Historical, Pecos, Big Bend and Aztec Ruins National Parks. 
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