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73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association’s Juried Art Show


PROSPECTUS 2020: The dates and times have changed but not the hanging requirements and guidelines.

Greetings from Eureka Street,
The Gilpin County Arts Association is proud to officially announce that we will continue our time honored tradition and that we have by unanimous vote, rescheduled our 73rd Annual Juried Show to August 1st 2020. After great consideration and deliberation by our esteemed board of directors, the thought of cancelling the show in light of recent events was considered, yet the pride we take in our association and our great joy in bringing the arts to our community for the past 73 years led us to a rescheduled date. A date that we hope, by then, that we will all be resuming somewhat of a normal lifestyle and really enjoying the summer season in Central City. We will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as the opening date draws closer and we will adapt to all the necessary precautions to make our guests, our members and our community to feel comfortable in what should be a delightful evening of art. Please look for more announcements soon regarding the Juried Show, but for now we wanted to update you and give us all something to look forward to later this summer. I would be remiss to not mention the quality of art that was submitted to this year’s show as over 70 artists have submitted a wide range of media and subject matter that should make for a stunning visual display of art. We hope to see you then and we hope that we can count on your continued support of the Gilpin County Arts Association.
We are also looking forward to getting our gallery at historic Washington Hall opened up for normal business on or before Memorial Day weekend. There again, we will be taking every measure to make sure that social guidelines are followed and that we will be doing everything we can to make our guests at ease. If you have any questions please call the gallery at 303-582-5952.
We are also very excited to share with you that the 2020 Plein Air Festival is on schedule as originally planned for the weekend of September 25th with the opening on Sunday the 27th. This will be the third year we will be cosponsoring the event with our friends at the Central City Opera Association and we look forward bringing this very well received weekend of art back to the streets of Central.
On behalf of our board of directors, we sincerely thank you for your continued support and we hope that this letter finds you well.
Kindest regards,
Eric Miller
President, Gilpin County Arts Association

Word of acceptance to the juried show applicants of their accepted pieces will be via Cafe’ the week of June 7th – 13th Giving them from June 14th or before, to July 10th to process their work. giving extra time anticipating delays with delivery and companies who process the work.

We will start collecting artwork in the gallery July 11th through July 25th as the artwork collection deadline being the 25th of July.

Artists please make appointments to drop off work via my email address to Michele at mer.gilpinarts@gmail.com so we may maintain social distancing requirements. We will have gloves and masks available on site for those who do not come prepared.

We will have the opening August 1st. This is a Saturday from 5pm to 8pm

This show will run from August 1st until September 19th 

To our membership,

We anticipate  re-opening the gallery for business Memorial Day weekend displaying and selling artwork created by our valued membership. Contact Michele via email gilpinarts@gmail.com or mer.gilpinarts@gmail.com to make an appointment to switch out artwork and bring new fresh pieces that will be hung through out the gallery. I will be spacing these appointments to avoid crowding and to minimize personal contact. My deepest thank you for your patience during this pandemic! Michele


73rd Annual Gilpin County Arts Association Show June 6th through August 1st 2020 Juried Exhibition Prospectus The Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA) hosted its first juried show in 1948 and is the longest continuously running juried show in Colorado. We invite artists to be a part of this historic event in beautiful Central City, Colorado.

Artists are encouraged (but not required) to join Gilpin County Arts Association (GCAA). Benefits of membership include • Membership provides a discounted entry fee for the juried show • Membership allows you to exhibit concurrently in the Members’ Gallery whether or not you are accepted into the juried show • Exhibiting in the Members’ gallery allows you to exhibit more of your work • Membership allows you to participate in the Members Only show following the juried show from August 15th – September 18th • Membership provides a 10% discount on all items purchased in the gallery. • Membership provides funds to support the K-12 art program for Gilpin County school students • Members receive email updates from GCAA with news about our events, artists, and shows

Eligibility for the 2020 73rd Annual Juried Art Show: Open to artists in all 50 states.

Only original works completed by the artist within the last 3 years are eligible. Work previously shown in GCAA Galleries, work from kits, or work executed in a class or workshop is not eligible. Paintings must be original, and if copied, only from photographs taken by the artist. All jewelry entries must be at least 75% handmade by the artist. Entries in any media can be no larger than 48” in the longest dimension, and 3D pieces must be easily managed by 2 people.

Awards: Over $3000 in cash prizes including $500 Best of Show will be awarded.

Jurors: GCAA is proud to present the 2020 distinguished jurors and judge:

2D: Natasha Isenhour https://natashaisenhour.com/

3D: Ira Sherman http://www.irasherman.com/portfolio.html

Photography: Rob Lantz https://www.roblantzphoto.com/

Judge for Awards: Virginia Unseld https://virginiaunseldfineart.com/

Artist’s bios and portfolios can be found on their websites


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