Rocky Mountain National Watermedia: September 11 - October 24, 2020

The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia (RMNW) exhibition, in its 47th 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.  In 2020, RMNW is partially supported by a Challenge America grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Click here for the Exhibition page with downloadable catalog, juror critique video, virtual gallery walk through, and so much more!

CAE is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed painter, Linda Daly Baker AWS-df, NWS, served as the juror for the 47th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Linda Baker, from Charleston, SC, is a representational watercolor artist whose paintings focus on capturing the light and shadows that transform images. She is a Signature Member of 8 watermedia societies and has juried multiple exhibits across the USA and internationally. Her work has been featured in the book,  ‘Masters of Watercolor’ Artists by Konstatin Sherkov in Russia, and in multiple magazines including American Artist, The Artist Magazine, L’Aquarelle in France as well as the American version, The Watercolor Magazine, The  Art of Watercolor, and the Splash series. She has consistently won awards in national and international exhibits since 2002, and her work was included in the 2012 Shanghai Biennial and the 2013 Shenzhen Biennial in China.  

* Image is from the RMNW 2019 exhibition by Anne Hightower-Patterson

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Word: Art Meets Advertising: November 7-December 5, 2020

Word: Art Meets Advertising: November 7-December 5, 2020
Guest Curators: Chris Krieg & William Krieg

Word: Art Meets Advertising explores the intersection of the creative experience and everyday life. What is the shared experience encountered when navigating the public realm whether it is the streets of the urban core or the latest social media platform? As text, signage and various forms of visual language are used in the advertising industry; it can also be re-appropriated in an art context representing place, identity and interconnectivity. Art can function in multiplicity.  Word: Art Meets Advertising aims to represent artworks that straddle the precipice of arts’ autonomy and art and design that functions in daily life.

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Wonders of Winter: December 11, 2020-January 8, 2021

Wonders of Winter: December 11, 2020-January 8, 2021
Guest Jurors: CAE Curatorial Committee

Discover an art show that captures the essence of the winter season: holiday celebrations, frosted landscapes, Nordic sports. Or maybe it’s the darker side of winter: winter blues or melting icecaps. Discover what the Wonders of Winter mean to you. This show is an ALL-CALL show open to CAE members or non-members. Click here for submission guidelines. The CAE Curatorial Committee will jury this show and is looking for the most unique take on “Winter.” Prize money will be $250 Best in Show; $150 2nd place, $100 3rd place, 4th place $60 merchandise award.

DEADLINE: November 6, 2020
NOTIFICATION DATE: November 20, 2020
SUBMISSION FEE: $30 (for up to two pieces)

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2021-2022 Exhibitions

Center for the Arts Evergreen has a variety of exhibitions in its main gallery. The exhibitions listed below are scheduled for the remainder of 2020 and 2021. Each all-call show (as marked) will have a Call for Entry posted in the coming weeks and months. Each Themed Show will have a Call for Proposals posted at least 6-16 weeks prior to the show opening date.

  • September 11-October 24, 2020                 Rocky Mountain National Watermedia
  • November 7-December 5, 2020                  Word: Art & Advertising
  • December 11, 2020-January 8, 2021       Wonders of Winter (ALL-CALL SHOW: Click here for submission guidelines.)
  • January 22-February 20, 2021                   Hear Me Teen Show: (ALL-CALL TEEN SHOW: Call for Entries is not open yet)
  • March 5-April 3, 2021                                      TBD (Planning in process)
  • April 16-May 15, 2021                                    TBD (Planning in process)
  • June 4-July 3, 2021                                          Sports Journeys (PROPOSAL EXHIBITION: Call for Proposals is not open yet)
  • July 9-August 7, 2021                                     Love (PROPOSAL EXHIBITION: Call for Proposals is not open yet)
  • August 20-September 10, 2021                 Resilience & Survival (PROPOSAL EXHIBITION: Call for Proposals is not open yet)
  • September 24-October 30, 2021                Rocky Mountain National Watermedia: (ALL-CALL SHOW: Call for Entries is not open yet)
  • November 12-December 23, 2021             CAE Member Show: (ALL-CALL SHOW for CAE Artist Members: Call for Entries is not open yet)
  • January 14-February 11, 2022                      I’m Here Teen Show: (ALL-CALL TEEN SHOW: Call for Entries is not open yet)
  • February 25-March 26, 2022                      Silence. In the Absence of Noise: (PROPOSAL EXHIBITION: Call for Proposals is not open yet)

Cancellation/Postponement Notice

Due to Covid-19 CAE has made the difficult decision to postpone Portrayals of the American West scheduled for June of 2020 and A History of Evergreen scheduled for August of 2020. Please check back for updates.

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