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Artist Opportunities in Fort Collins

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The Lincoln Center is one of Colorado’s largest and most diverse presenters of professional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and children’s programs. With its mission of  being a leader in cultural experience and being an essential value to the community, the center provides unique opportunities for creatives of all types to show off their artistic abilities.

Upcoming opportunities at the Lincoln Center:


New Legacies 30:

Contemporary Art Quilts. Celebrating 30 years of exhibiting quilts, the LincolnCenter is now accepting entries for this favorite annual exhibition. The application and more information can be found online at (scroll down to “30th Annual New Legacies”). Exhibition dates are July 3 – September 5, 2012. $30 for up to three entries. For more information contact Jeanne Shoaff, 970-416-2737 or

$1000 Grand Prize and $1000 in additional prizes!

The deadline to apply is May 20, 2012.

Pianos About Town: 

The City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program, in cooperation with Bohemian Foundation, and Downtown Development Authority, seeks to involve local artists/teams by commissioning them to work with the Pianos About Town Project team to paint murals on working pianos to be located in various locations in Fort Collins. The artists will be required to paint the piano in Old Town Square or an APP determined interior location in Fort Collins. The intent of this project is to create a Downtown attraction of an artist working on site in Old Town Square, Fort Collins, CO and to place resulting painted pianos around the Fort Collins area. The artists/teams are required to develop and submit a preliminary visual concept for the mural to be painted on a functioning piano. The Selection Committee will select multiple artists for this project. A copy of the RFP (#7371)may be obtained online at or from the Purchasing Department at 215 N. Mason St., 2nd floor, Fort Collins. For more information contact Ellen Martin, 970-416-2789 or

There is an honorarium of $650 for artists selected for this project!

Deadline to apply: April 20, 2012

Two Trees:

LincolnCenter is seeking proposals for fine art and fine craft objects to be made from the wood of two ash trees that were removed during the Lincoln Center renovation last summer. Not a wood-worker? That’s OK! We’re looking to exhibit artworks that show the full expression of how trees contribute to life. Any form of the wood, from sawdust to branches, pulp to milled planks can be incorporated into your final object. Exhibition dates are April 26 – June 8, 2013. This exhibition is a fundraiser for the Lincoln Center and for the City’s Forestry Department. Accepted objects will be available for purchase through a silent auction. More information and the application for proposals can be found online at (scroll down to “Two Trees”) or contact Jeanne Shoaff at 970-416-2737 or

Cash and merchandise prizes for accepted artists!

The deadline to apply is June 1, 2012.

 ARTiculture Sculpture-on-Loan & Fine Arts Festival:

The Lincoln Center and The Gardens on Spring Creek are proud to announce the fourth year of ARTiculture, a year long sculpture-on-loan program, and the first year of the ARTiculture Fine Arts Festival. The Gardens on Spring Creek are seeking sculptures of all sizes, styles and media from Colorado artists and local high school artists for the sculpture-on-loan show. Artists will receive a $250 stipend and will have the opportunity to talk about their work with art enthusiasts at the opening reception on Friday, August 24th. To submit your work for the sculpture-on-loan show, please download an application from . For any questions, please feel free to contact Amanda DeAngelis at

$250 honorarium for accepted sculptures.

For the ARTiculture Fine Arts Festival on Saturday, August 25th at the Gardens on Spring Creek, we are seeking fine arts and crafts vendors. The Festival will present local and regional artists the opportunity to showcase their fine arts and crafts to an art savvy audience. To submit your work for the Fine Arts Festival, please download an application from or at Submission deadline is June 15, 2012. For questions, please contact Jeanne Shoaff at


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