RedLine’s 5th-Annual Juried Exhibition


Online Entry Submission Deadline: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Exhibition Dates: June 22, 2018 – July 22, 2018
Opening Reception: June 22 from 6-9pm

RedLine’s 5th-Annual Juried Exhibition is open to all artists over the age of 18 working in any 2D or 3D media. This exhibition will be held in RedLine’s Project Space. Artists are encouraged to submit their best work. All entries must have been completed within the last two years. 

Guest Juror:
RedLine is pleased to announce our own Executive Director, Louise Martorano

Louise is a cultivator of others and die-hard artist enthusiast. She studied Art History and Music and has an extensive background working with career-oriented artists through ten years of experience in Denver arts organizations. She was recently named Livingston Fellow by the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation in recognition of her outstanding leadership in Denver’s nonprofit sector. Prior to becoming RedLine’s Executive Director, Louise served for as the organization’s Deputy Director. Everyday she is honored and excited to be a part of the innovative art community in Denver. 

Communication, Important Dates and Deadlines:
*Please make sure your contact and submission information is correct* 
Artists will be notified via email on Friday, June 1, 2018
Selected Artists drop off: Thursday June 14 through Sunday June 17.
Pickup: Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27

RedLine retains 25% commission on all art sales to support installation, lighting, staff and reception costs.  Artwork pricing may not be changed after submission.  Payment for artwork sold will be issued 15 to 30 days after the close of the exhibition. 

If your work is shipped to RedLine, please include a return shipment label and postage. RedLine is not responsible for shipping costs. 

Please Note:
Due to our exhibition schedule - any accepted artwork that is dropped off/received after Monday June 18th will not be included in the exhibition.          

We are not accepting video submissions for this call.

RedLine will charge a $5.00 storage fee per day for any artwork left at RedLine after July 27, 2018.

RedLine's Artist-In-Residence Program


Online Application Submission Deadline: Friday, June 1, 2018

RedLine is excited to announce the 2018 Call For Artists for our Artist-in-Residence program.

RedLine is a nonprofit contemporary art center that fosters education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. As RedLine’s foundational program, the residency remains at the core of all that we do as an organization. We offer two-year residencies for 15-18 emerging, contemporary artists. In addition to mentorship, career development, and exposure, artists receive fully subsidized studio spaces, which provides financial flexibility and frees artists to explore and experiment without commercial constraints.

The Artists-in-Residence Program is based upon an equitable selection process. At RedLine, we value accessibility, relevance, inclusivity, diversity, collaboration, collective leadership as well as the opportunity to be a resource, create change, and develop meaningful relationships with our community members.

Note: It is important to note that artists are responsible for outfitting their studio with the necessary tools to produce their works. Housing during the two years is also the responsibility of the artist. Use of toxic materials is only permitted outside of the premises.

Application Checklist:


1) Artist Statement ( Text Entry / 500 words or less)

2) Letter Of Intent (File Upload)
Please respond to the following question [Limit responses to 500 words or less):
* Discuss why you believe your participation and artistic practice in RedLine's resident artist program will support & further RedLine's mission and how RedLine's mission will support and further your artistic practice?

3) Professional Development (Text Entry / Limit responses to 500 words or less)
Please share with the Jury what professional development opportunities you are most interested in at RedLine and why? (e.g. networking with artists peers, exhibitions, public commissions, cross-sector collaborations, industry talks, studio visits).

3) Community Engagement (Text Entry / Limit responses to 350 words each)
Please respond to the following questions:

A) Please describe your community work or volunteer experience. What did you learn or find valuable about these experiences?
* If you do not have community work or volunteer experiences, tell us what interests you have in volunteering or engaging with under-resourced communities?

B) At RedLine, we support and believe in the ability for artists to bring awareness to key issues or ideas that are important to local communities. Are there any community-related issues that are important to you and/or your creative practice?

4) Additional Information (Optional / Limit text response to 500 words or less)
If these questions did not allow you to share something that you believe is important for the jury to know about your practice, community or professional development goals, please use this opportunity to briefly share.

5) Current resume / C.V. (File Upload)

6) References
Please provide three professional references related to your work as an artist with full contact information.  

7)  Payment
Application payment: $35 - Check or Money Order Only in U.S. Funds. Checks must be postmarked on the application deadline of June 1, 2018. To use a credit card you can pay via paypal via the "Donate" link on RedLine's homepage: www.redlineart.org - please note in the paypal notes that it is the "ra application fee". You do not need a paypal login to pay with paypal - you can sign in as a guest and pay with a credit card or call RedLine to pay via phone (303) 296-4448.


  • To apply for an application fee waiver (due to financial hardship or other reasons) please email louise.martorano@redlineart.org with the subject "RA Application Payment."
  • Artists who are not accepted to the program will have applications funds applied to a RedLine membership to create more opportunities to learn and participate in the organization.
  • Application fees support & recognize the time our community-based volunteer jurors take to review and jury entries over a two month-long period.
  •  Due to jury process, we are not able to accept applications that are delivered by mail.


Information Sessions:

To learn more about the Artist-in-Residence program, tips for your application, or other residency opportunities join us for one of the following information sessions:

  • Wednesday May 9th , 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST) Facebook Live Chat 
  • Wednesday May 9th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at RedLine
  • Saturday May 12th, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM at RedLine


RedLine's Resident Artist Program is generously supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Cerri Family, the David & Laura Merage Foundation, the National Performance Network/Visual Artist Network, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, RedLine membership and individual donations.


Additional Residency Opportunities in partnership with RedLine


CAARP (Contemporary Asian Art Residency Program) is an artist residency project located in Santa Fe Art District area of Denver, Colorado. CAARP's mission is to foster contemporary Asian art and culture by hosting visual artists and curators through exchange program. CAARP is a partnership of three organizations, Collective SML | kRedLine Contemporary Art Center and Asian Art Coordinating Council to support visual practices that address underrepresented issues, narratives, and techniques, as well as bringing forward current and exciting art from Asian and Asian American communities. 

The 2,000 square foot project space includes a 500 square foot indoor studio, an open 800 square foot living and exhibition area, as well as a 700 square foot outdoor display and work space.  It's open to established and emerging artists and curators who desire to bring contemporary Asian cultural projects to the Denver area.  

APPLY HERE for Artist & Curatorial Residencies (usually 1-3 months) hosted by Collective SML | k. Current Application for Sessions from December 2018 to December 2019

Application Deadline: May 25, 2018 Midnight, Mountain time.

$20 application fee.

Please Continue to Check back here for other artist opportunities.

The Call for Entry for RedLine's annual 1 SQ Foot Exhibition will be available in September.