Love Is... Exhibition

Love Is… Exhibition
July 9-August 7, 2021

The Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) invites you to participate in a gallery show celebrating love in all its forms. CAE is seeking artwork in all mediums (2-D and 3-D) that responds to the prompt “Love Is…”

If you are interested in submitting your artwork (up to 2 pieces) for display, please complete this submission form along with submitting JPG images of the Love Is… artwork you would like to submit. This show will be juried by guest juror Teresa Anne Volgenau. Teresa is a Denver-based artist and performer ( Prize money will be $250 Best in Show; $150 2nd place, $100 3rd place.

• The deadline for sending images is June 1st, 11:59PM.
• We will notify you of acceptance by end-of-day, June 15th.
• If accepted, artwork delivery will be from 8 am-2 pm on Monday, June 28.
• Show opening reception on Friday, July 9 from 4-7 pm
• Show dates: July 9-August 7

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021
DROP OFF: Artwork drop off, Monday, June 28, 8 am-2 pm on
HOW TO APPLY: Click here to be directed to the application


120 for $120

Center for the Arts Annual 120 for $120
August 13 – September 10, 2021

Now, more than ever, we are so grateful to our community for supporting CAE. As a small community non-profit, your donation goes to support our exhibitions, classes, and outreach all year long.

To be included in the event, please complete this online donation form by June 1 or email for help. We ask that participating artists e-mail an image for the catalog prior to delivering your donation. Images should be at least 500 pixels in each direction, and emailed to no later than June 15, 2021. If you need us to photograph your donation, please deliver it by July 9 and leave it with us. Donated artwork may be dropped off August 2-6, 2021 from 9 am-5 pm.

Donated artwork for 120 for $120 can be any original fine art media: painting, drawing, prints, photography, sculpture, or ceramics—your choice! All works must be originals (no giclée prints) and valued at $120 or more. Additionally, donated works should be exhibition-ready with appropriate hanging or display hardware.

DEADLINE: June 1, 2021
DROP OFF: Artwork drop off, August 2-6, 2021
HOW TO APPLY: Click here to be directed to the application


Summerfest 2021

41st Annual Summerfest: September 4 and 5, 2021
11:00 am – 5:00pm
Summerfest is back! Due to COVID-19 we had to cancel our 2020 Summerfest event, but this year we are back and better than before. We will have it a little later than normal and are scheduled for labor day weekend! The dates this year are, September 4 and 5, 2021. Summerfest, now in its 41st year, features a fabulous selection of gallery-quality fine art and fine crafts chosen by a jury process. Live music, a children’s craft area, fresh food, and a micro-brew festival round out a spectacular entertainment experience in the pristine foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Summerfest is known for bringing in a dedicated art-buying crowd and for offering the best services for our artist vendors. It may look a little different this year but we are going to do everything we can to bring this back to the community in a safe and fun way. Center for the Arts Evergreen, a non-profit, hosts this event, with proceeds supporting art programming year-round.
Held at Buchanan Field,  32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen, CO 80439
Summerfest is hosted by the Center for the Arts Evergreen, a nonprofit organization.
Proceeds from Summerfest go to support arts programming year-round.

DEADLINE: July 11, 2021
BOOTH FEES: Booth spaces are 10×10 and are priced at $300; 10×20 spaces are $525; Corner booths are an additional $50; Electricity is an additional $25
HOW TO APPLY: Click here for more information OR Click here to be directed to ZAPPlication to apply


Rocky Mountain National Watermedia

Rocky Mountain National Watermedia 2021:  September 24-October 30, 2021
In memory of Dr. David Schnarch
Juror: Steve Griggs

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 48th year, is presented by Center for the Arts Evergreen (CAE) in Evergreen, Colorado. RMNW attracts entrants and jurors from throughout the United States and is regarded as one of the top watermedia exhibitions in the country. This show traditionally offers a significant amount of cash awards. For 2021, we are pleased to announce that the Best in Show Award (Dr. David Schnarch Memorial Award) will be in the amount of $2,500.


CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Steve Griggs, will serve as the juror for the 48th Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. He currently has signature membership with the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society and the Colorado Watercolor Society. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, American Impressionists Society, and the Michigan Watercolor Society. Steve frequently displays and sells work in local, state, regional, and national exhibitions and galleries. He has consistently won awards in national and regional exhibits since 2006, and he has collectors all over the world. His work has been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, Watercolor Artist, and The Artist magazines. Steve is a sought-after workshop and demonstration instructor with students from around the globe.

DEADLINE: May 17, 2021
SUBMISSION FEE: $40 submission fee for 2 images; $50 for 3 images
HOW TO APPLY: Click here to be directed to the CaFE 2021 Call for Entries