DENVER MOD GALLERY Curated by Kym Bloom Juror: Dana Cain $200 Cash Prize for Best in Show!
Call for Artists: Are you MODERN? How do you interpret Mod? Is your work an homage to the past or a continuation of those ideas? Do you gain inspiration from the googie styles of the 1950s, or the sleek lines of Le Courbousier? All genres, styles, and mediums will be considered, as long as they relate to the theme of “mod."
This is your chance to have your work seen by more than 3,000 art and culture lovers, who will be coming ready to shop at Denver Mod! The show is held at the Denver National Western Complex Expo Hall. Enter as many works as you like. Each entry is $10. Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of their artwork to and from the Expo Hall. If you need to ship work, please contact Dana@danacain.com for more information.
Jpeg submissions, info and payments are due by Friday, August 9th. Entries are $10 each.
Friday, August 9 – Deadline for submissions, midnight
Mon, Aug. 12 – Notify artists of acceptance status by midnight
Thurs, Aug 22 – Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm.
Fri, Aug. 23 – Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10pm.
Sun, Aug. 25- Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-6 pm.
The Fine Print: Please format all images as .jpgs at 72 dpi, no larger than 1920 pixels in any direction. Each image file must be named as follows; Artist first and last name_Title of Piece_Size in Inches please follow this example: John Doe_Untitled_13x24in.jpeg Requirements: All work must be dry and ready to properly hang. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple-piece works. All selected art must remain in place for the duration of the show. Accepted art may be photographed for publicity purposes. The curator retains the right to reject any work that is not as represented in the submitted image, or work that does not have appropriate hanging materials. All work must have the artist’s name, the title of the work, the price of the work, and a contact phone number and email clearly labeled on the back. Sculptors must provide their own pedestal if they wish to have one. Delivery: Delivery and pick up of accepted work is the sole responsibility of the artist. If you need to ship work, please contact us at Michelle@danacain.com for further details. Accepted work is to be dropped off at the National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4655 Humboldt St. (Washington exit off of I-70; refer to map on website for further details) on the Thursday before the show, between 2:00-6:00p.m. Work must be picked up at the same location on Sunday ( last day of the show ) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. As there is no on-site storage available, we cannot ensure the safety of any work left after that time.
Sales: Denver Mod will handle sale and delivery of all artwork sold, and will retain a 25% commission on works sold. Artists will be paid for sold work at the pick-up time on Sunday.
Liability: Denver Mod will take all precautions to protect your art, but is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS DUE TO DAMAGE OR THEFT. We provide overnight security & professional handling staff.
EXHIBITOR BOOTHS FOR ARTISTS If you don’t want to wait around for the email saying if you’re in the show or not – just GET A BOOTH! In addition to the special juried gallery section, Denver Mod will also feature many booths dedicated to galleries, art dealers and individual artists. So we will have an incredible selection of modern and vintage modern art!
Brandon Borchert was once named Denver's "Prince of Pop" by Westword art critic, Michael Paglia. His tragic death at a young age in 2006, led art lover and Modernism show founder, Dana Cain, to establish this award, in his honor. For a while, it was awarded whenever Denver's Art District on Santa Fe gave out annual awards. But that was sporadic, and then gone. In 2015, we decided to make the Brandon Borchert Pop Art Award part of Denver Mod, and it has become a cherished part of our Art Gallery awards since then.
Brandon Borchert with his work, 2006
Winners of the Brandon Borchert Pop Art Award: 2009 – Mark Penner Howell 2010 – Kym Bloom 2013 – Charlie Boots 2015 – Like-Minded Productions 2016 – Lindsey Kuhn 2017 – Ryan Rice 2018 - Phil Bender