Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Athena Project Arts Festival

The Athena Project Arts Festival was created out of Athena Project’s desire to celebrate local female artists (visual, dancers, musicians, sculptors, theatre artists, etc.), in collaboration with the community.  Performing artists will appear from March 15-March 31 at the Aurora Fox Theatre (9900 E. Colfax Avenue), while visual artists and musicians will be showcased at The Collection (9801 E. Colfax Avenue) from March 8-April 26.  From now through January 31, 2013, Athena Project and The Collection will be accepting images of artist submissions pertaining to the theme of CHANGE.

Visual Artists!!    
Deadline for 2013 Festival Visual Arts Submissions is January 31, 2013.
Criteria to submit:
  • Artists must be female
  • Works must be original and ready for sale
  • Email a jpg image with a file size of no more than 1000 pixels in any linear dimension and no more than 2MB by midnight on January 31 to  2 dimensional works may submit one picture only; 3 dimensional works may submit 2 pictures.  Please include name of artist, email address, phone number, and title of the piece with your submission.
  • Submit an artist’s statement including why the artwork represents CHANGE.  Include medium submitted and detailed artist contact information.
  • Athena Project and The Collection at Aurora Arts District will not provide artist insurance, nor accept liability for any artwork not insured.
There is no entry fee and no prize awarded at the end of the Festival, but there is the opportunity to sell your work.  A portion of the sale will be given to two non-profits (Athena Project and The Collection at Aurora Arts District) for hosting the Festival.  60% goes to the artist and 40% goes to the non-profits. 
Selected artists must complete the consignment agreement upon acceptance into the Festival.  All pieces will be judged for entry based on the relevance to the theme of CHANGE.  Please keep in mind, we expect families to attend this art show.

Call for Submissions:  December 5, 2012-midnight, Jan. 31, 2013
Artists notified of selection:  February 15, 2013
Drop off of Artwork:  February 25, 2013 between 12pm and 4pm
Gallery Opening Night Public Reception:  March 8, 2013
Arts Festival Opening Night (to take place at The Aurora Fox Theatre):  March 15, 2013
Gallery Display:  through April 25, 2013
Pick up of Unsold Artwork:  April 26, 2013 between 12 and 5pm
All mediums are welcome but the size limitations are as follows:
2 dimensional pieces will be a minimum of 12” x 9” and a maximum framed size of 24” x 36”. 
3 dimensional pieces may be no more than 35lbs and 18”x18”x24”h.
All artwork must be framed, dry, and ready to hang with a wire (no saw tooth hangers please).  Canvas works may be unframed as long as they are gallery wrapped.

Delivery:  All artwork, ready to display, must be delivered to The Collection (9801 E Colfax Ave, #120 Aurora, CO 80010) between noon and 4pm on February 25, 2013.  Aurora Fox Arts District or Athena Project is not responsible for picking up artwork.  All unsold artwork must be picked up between noon and 5pm, April 26 or will become the property of Athena Project and The Collection.  Athena Project and The Collection are not responsible for returning artwork to you unless proper packaging and postage is delivered up front along with artwork.  No substitutions at the time of delivery.

Reception:  The Collection will host an opening night reception from 5-8pm on March 8, 2013.  All artists are invited to attend, as are members of the public.  Athena Project will be hosting another opening night reception for all Festival participants, after the World Premiere of the play, Tell Martha Not to Moan by Clinnesha D. Sibley on March 15 at The Aurora Fox Theatre.  All artists and members of the public are invited to attend.

Athena Project’s mission is to empower women and strengthen the Denver community through developing and showcasing women’s and girls’ artistic contributions, while inviting new audiences into the creative process.

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