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EXHIBIT OPENINGS & FEATURED EVENTS
EXTENDED GESTURES
Opening Reception: TONIGHT, 5-7pm
In the Art Library at DAC

Join the Friends of the Art Library tonight for the opening reception of Extended Gestures, a collection of dynamic, structural and emotive drawings of the human form by local artist and educator, Ed Bolster.

READ THE REVIEW
"Artist Ed Bolster to open show
at Durango Arts Center"

by Katie Chicklinski-Cahill / The Durango Herald
January 6, 2017

 

ARTIST WORKSHOP
GESTURE BASED FIGURE DRAWING
with Ed Bolster
Saturday, January 14 | 10am-4pm
$75 DAC Members / $95 General
+ $15 live model fee

Spend the day drawing the human figure with live models. Emphasis will be on gesture and mark-making.
REGISTER NOW
PERFORMANCE ART FOR VIDEO
Curated by Adam Forrester
On View Now
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5-7pm
In the Barbara Conrad Gallery at DAC

Vision All Together is an exhibition featuring the work of nine artists who utilize the moving image form to create works involving elements of performance. Curated specifically for the Moving Image Symposium at the Durango Arts Center, the show features video works that examine topics such as regionalism, the self, chance, bloodlines and the video system.  These works represent a broad range of approaches including carefully constructed imagery, playful provocations, archival footage juxtaposed with digital animation and the use of the camera and monitor as an additional component to the performances depicted.  

ABOUT THE CURATOR
Adam Forrester (b. 1980) received his MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.  His work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine His book, Supermoon, was featured in GUP Magazine’s Favourite Photobooks of 2013 (Jim Reed).  Adam makes work about bizarre myths, abiding folktales, and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.  He is currently somewhere between Atlanta and New Orleans.

Vision All Together is sponsored by:
           
Hunt and Gather
Featured Work:  Hunt and Gather by William Lamson
FRIDAY, JANUARY 20
CURATOR
& ARTIST LECTURE

with Adam Forrester and Scott Rhea
5:30pm in the DAC Theatre
FREE


FESTIVAL SCREENING
co-curated by Adam Forrester
and Stacey Sotosky
7:30pm in the DAC Theatre

$8 Student / $10 Member / $12 General 
Free for workshop attendees

The intersections of performance and cinema abound. From performance art to dance film, this unique festival will feature a wide array of moving image art forms.  

SAT-SUN, JANUARY 21 & 22
MOVING IMAGE VIDEO ART WORKSHOP
with Adam Forrester and Stacey Sotosky

10am-3pm at Fort Lewis College
Reed Library, rm 2B
$110 Students & DAC Members
$130 General

Learn fundamental techniques and aesthetic possibilities for creating moving image performance art. No previous experience with digital cinema necessary. Contact Peter Hay to learn more.

CALLS FOR ENTRY
SUBMIT A 10-MINUTE PLAY ENTRY
Deadline: February 10
$10 fee per entry

The Durango Arts Center invites emerging and professional playwrights to submit original plays to the 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Contest. Annually, DAC receives over 100 submissions from across the globe that are reviewed through a series of readings by community members.  Judges will select the a Grand Prize Winner and audience members will select the People’s Choice Award at staged readings held in the spring. The Grand Prize and People’s Choice Awards will be among the plays performed at DAC in the 10-Minute Play FestivalOctober 13-15.

Contact Theresa Carson by email or phone: (970) 259-2606, Ext 17 to learn more.

CONTEST GUIDELINES
(Top) Working Studio at Willowtail Springs / (Bottom) 2016 MicroGrantee 20Moons, photo: Brett Masse

APPLY NOW ONLINE!
DAC MicroGrants
DAC In-Residence at Willowtail Springs

ABOUT ARTIST SERVICES

The Durango Arts Center seeks to engage regional artists and deepen artistic diversity within our surrounding communities through opportunities that advance creative innovation and experimentation.  Apply for a MicroGrant ($250-1000) and/or a funded weeklong residency at Willowtail Springs (Mancos, CO).  These opportunities are open to artists of all ages and career levels, and there is no fee to apply.

Artists must be currently living and creating work in one of the five counties surrounding Durango, Colorado.  Eligible Colorado counties include: La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, Dolores or San Juan. Eligible New Mexico counties include: Ria Arriba and San Juan.

DAC is pleased to announce a new online platform to receive all MicroGrant, Residency and Exhibit applications.  Visit our Submittable page to review each program's guidelines and easily upload your proposal for consideration.

APPLY NOW
Photo Credit: Brett Masse

DURANGO AUTUMN ARTS FESTIVAL
Sat-Sunday, September 16 & 17 | 10am-5pm
Application Deadline: May 22
$35 per application

CALLING ALL ARTISTS & CRAFTSPEOPLE!

Apply for entry into the 23rd annual Durango Autumn Arts Festival, a benefit event organized by and in support of the Durango Arts Center.  The Festival is a regional destination event, attracting upwards of 7500 visitors throughout the weekend.  Artists and craftspeople report the show is well organized and offers great hospitality and friendly, steady crowds.  

NOTABLE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Limited to 90 fine artists and fine craftspeople from around the country
  • Corner booths for everyone – booths arranged in quads along E 2nd Avenue
  • Offering an artists’ welcome dinner, overnight security, booth sitters and setup/breakdown volunteer support
  • Cash awards for Best of Show Fine Arts and Best of Show Fine Craft
  • Free parking with convenient setup/breakdown
  • Juried by arts professionals in Colorado
  • Strategic regional advertising and promotion, including a show preview in Southwest Art Magazine, make for a well attended annual event, full of shoppers and art appreciators
  • Ranked among Top 100 Events for Sales of Fine Crafts by Greg Lawler’s Art Fair SourceBook 2016
APPLY NOW
VISUAL ART WORKSHOPS
2017 VISUAL ART WORKSHOPS
at the Durango Arts Center
Contact Education Director, Sandra Butler to learn more.

OFFERING:
DRAWING - PRINTMAKING - PAINTING - PHOTOGRAPHY - PASTELS -
HAND-BUILDING - MIXED-MEDIA - ASSEMBLAGE - ENAMELING
 
The Durango Arts Center offers a variety of engaging workshops for the emerging or seasoned artist taught by highly talented local and visiting faculty.  If you’d like to take advantage of member discounts, you can join here - it's easy!
REGISTER NOW
WINTER ART HISTORY LECTURE SERIES
Thursdays, 4-5:30pm in the DAC Theater
February 16 & 23 and March 2, 9 & 23

FREE TO ALL

Freelance journalist and author Judith Reynolds will present her annual art history lecture series, together with humanities scholar Katherine Burgess.  The five-part ART IN CONTEXT series will explore The Golden Age of Greece, The Roman Legacy, Renaissance Rebirth, Baroque Expansion and the Modern Era.  Burgess will provide the overarching historical and political context, Reynolds will include local art and architecture as part of the promise of “context.”  The series is free and open to the public, the one-hour lecture will be followed by a 30-minute discussion.

ART IN CONTEXT is made freely accessible to the public through generous community donations.

PERFORMING ART WORKSHOPS
(L-R) Suzy DiSanto, Sarah Syverson, Kate Berry

2017 PERFORMING ART WORKSHOPS
at the Durango Arts Center

Contact Artistic Director, Theresa Carson to learn more

FEBRUARY 25, 2017
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE: BEGINNER and ADVANCED

with Suzy DiSanto,
Dancer, Choreographer and Director of Take the Lead


MARCH 11 & APRIL 8, 2017
INTRO TO IMPROVISATION and BEGINNING STORYTELLING

with Sarah Syverson,
Actress, Writer and Co-Producer of The Raven Narratives

APRIL 15, 2017
ACTING WITH STYLE: SCENE WORK and GAMES & EXERCISES
with Kate Berry,
Actress and Member of
Creede Repertory Theatre
 
REGISTER NOW
GALLERY RETAIL/EXHIBTION SPACE
OPPORTUNITY FOR A SHARED
GALLERY RETAIL SPACE

Scott Bracken Gallery
1077 Main Avenue (Crossroads Building), Downtown Durango
(970) 247-7762
 
Scott Bracken Gallery is seeking artists to share a spacious gallery retail storefront on Main Avenue, downtown Durango.  All mediums open to consideration for this shared rental space. Contact Scott to learn more and share your work!
RESIDENCIES: UPCOMING DEADLINES
Explore more residencies around the globe at the 
ALLIANCE OF ARTISTS COMMUNITIES and ResArtis.

Penland School of Craft                     
Penland, NC
Deadline: January 15 

More Info

Penland's resident artists are full-time, self-supporting artists who spend three years living and working in the Penland School of Crafts community.  Residents may use the time to develop their studio practice, to work out the practicalities of making a living, to push technical and conceptual boundaries, or to explore entirely new directions in their work.

Vermont Studio Center       
Johnson, VT                               
Deadline: January 15           
More Info

 

The Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.

National Parks Arts Foundation                            
Various Locations
Deadline: January 20

More Info



National Parks Arts Foundation´s Artist in Residence (AIR) Programs offer artists the opportunity to live and create work in a national park. The artist may be able to present a public lecture or workshop, and may donate a piece of artwork to the National Park Service.

Ox-Bow Artist Residency                           
Saugatuck, MI
Deadline: February 1

More Info


Ox-Bow’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists the time, space and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. Ox-Bow offers two distinct residency cycles during the summer for arts faculty and MFA students, and the fall for practicing artists that are interested in engaging with a small group of peers.

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