Opportunities


Volunteer Opportunities

Artist Opportunities


CURRENT CALLS FOR ENTRIES (Scroll down to see all opportunities)

PRESS PLAY: 

The Lincoln Center Art Gallery will participate in Colorado’s Month of Printmaking, March 4-April 9, 2016, by presenting Press Play, a nationally juried exhibit of artworks consisting primarily of any print-making media. Selections for the exhibition will be made by our Guest Juror Mark Lunning, Master Printmaker for OpenPressLTD of Denver, CO.

“Play” should feature largely in the artworks and can be interpreted widely including themes of artistic, exploratory, imaginative, athletic, dramatic and other connotations of play as they influence the media, context and content of the work.
 

The exhibit will be promoted with other print-making focused gallery and museum exhibits that will go on across state. This biennial exhibit program featured over 50 different exhibits of printmaking in 2014, the inaugural year.
 

This call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older living in the United States working in traditional and non-traditional print-making media.


Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: January 30, 2016

Notification to Artists: February 12, 2016

Shipped artwork due to Lincoln Center: February 22-26, 2016, no earlier, please; hand-deliveries due Sunday, February 28, 9am-12noon.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 5–7 p.m.

Cash Awards: $1500 in total, with a $750 Grand Prize award.


Click here for the full prospectus and entry form.


ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY ART SURVEY:

The Fort Collins Lincoln Center invites visual artists residing in the US to enter our national juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey with Guest Curator Ray Mark Rinaldi, the Denver Post Fine Arts Critic. The exhibition is an open call to artists working in all media and reflects the artists' capacity to consider the wide world of issues, objects, imagery and ideas they encounter in creating art. We are seeking works in all media and genres that together will present a survey of contemporary art in America. Representational, abstract and conceptual work will be considered.

Cash Awards: $1750 in total, with a $1000 Grand Prize Award, $500 Second Place Award, $250 Third Place Award.

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: February 20, 2016, Midnight Mountain Time

Notification to Artists: March 11, 2016

Exhibition Dates: April 15 - May 28, 2016

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Friday, April 15, 5–7 p.m.
 

Click here for the full prospectus and entry form


34th Annual NEW LEGACIES: CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS:

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world's finest contemporary quilts artists and to advance the art form. 

Cash Awards: $2,000 in total; $1,000 Grand Prize Award, sponsored by Machine Quilting Unlimited, $500 for Creative Artistry, $500 for Creative Innovation

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: April 22, 2016, Midnight Mountain Time

Notification to Artists: May 6, 2016

Shipped artwork due to Lincoln Center: June 20-24; hand-deliveries due Monday, June 27, 2016, 1pm-5pm.

Exhibition Dates: July 5 - September 3, 2016

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Friday, July 8, 5–7 p.m.

Return of Artworks: Sunday, Sept 4, 2016, for local pick-up (Note: Labor Day Weekend); September 8, 2016 for shipped work

Application will be available through www.callforentry.org in mid-February, 2016.
 

http:www.artdeadline.com
 

RENT GALLERY SPACE AT THE COMMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER

200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521


The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.

The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.

Artists may rent the space on a weekly basis for their own art exhibit, or on an hourly basis for an evening performance or presentation.

Rent the Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center Gallery Hours:
The Community Creative Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 6pm, when the gallery space is rented. Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.

Please click here to see the Community Creative Center Calendar.


Volunteer Opportunities
 

Be a part of the Lincoln Center Volunteer Corps! Become a Performance Volunteer or an Art Gallery Docent!

 

Performance and Art Gallery Volunteers


The Lincoln Center is now recruiting fabulous, friendly individuals, couples & families for Performance Volunteer positions. If you love being a part of the action, working with people and supporting the arts in this community, you might be a great fit!

The Lincoln Center hosts over 300 events every year, including musicals, dance, drama, comedy, and many genres of music from a wealth of presenters ranging from local organizations to international touring companies. Many different positions are available for Lincoln Center Performance Volunteers, including Greeters, Ushers, Ticket-Takers, Coat-Check Attendants, Art Gallery Docents and Administrative Support.

If you are interested in volunteering for Lincoln Center performances, please fill out the online application below. Be sure to review all position requirements as they have recently been updated. Candidates best fitting our opportunities will be contacted to schedule a brief interview with Front of House staff.

If you have any questions about volunteering for performances at the Lincoln Center, please contact Ruth Smith, Front of House Coordinator, at rusmith@fcgov.com or call the Volunteer Line at 970-416-2144. Please click here to download an application. This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download Acrobat Reader for free.

Applications may be mailed, emailed or brought directly to the Box Office during open hours . Please fill out the application and save it to your computer. Email your completed application to LCvolunteer@fcgov.com or print and mail the completed form to the Lincoln Center at 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, Attention: Ruth Smith.

Opportunities

 

Artist Opportunities

CURRENT CALLS FOR ENTRIES

PRESS PLAY: 

The Lincoln Center Art Gallery will participate in Colorado’s Month of Printmaking, March 4-April 9, 2016, by presenting Press Play, a nationally juried exhibit of artworks consisting primarily of any print-making media. Selections for the exhibition will be made by our Guest Juror Mark Lunning, Master Printmaker for OpenPressLTD of Denver, CO.  “Play” should feature largely in the artworks and can be interpreted widely including themes of artistic, exploratory, imaginative, athletic, dramatic and other connotations of play as they influence the media, context and content of the work.

The exhibit will be promoted with other print-making focused gallery and museum exhibits that will go on across state. This biennial exhibit program featured over 50 different exhibits of printmaking in 2014, the inaugural year.

This call for entries is open to all artists 18 years and older living in the United States working in traditional and non-traditional print-making media.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for Entries: January 30, 2016

Notification to Artists: February 12, 2016

Shipped artwork due to Lincoln Center: February 22-26, 2016, no earlier, please; hand-deliveries due Sunday, February 28, 9am-12noon.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 4, 5–7 p.m.

CASH AWARDS: $1500 in total, with a $750 Grand Prize award.

Click here for the full prospectus and entry form.

 

ANNUAL CONTEMPORARY ART SURVEY:

The Fort Collins Lincoln Center invites visual artists residing in the US to enter our national juried Annual Contemporary Art Survey with Guest Curator Ray Mark Rinaldi, the Denver Post Fine Arts Critic. The exhibition is an open call to artists working in all media and reflects the artists' capacity to consider the wide world of issues, objects, imagery and ideas they encounter in creating art. We are seeking works in all media and genres that together will present a survey of contemporary art in America. Representational, abstract and conceptual work will be considered.

Cash Awards: $1750 in total, with a $1000 Grand Prize Award, $500 Second Place Award, $250 Third Place Award.

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: February 20, 2016, Midnight Mountain Time

Notification to Artists: March 11, 2016

Shipped artwork due to Lincoln Center: April 4-8, 2016, no earlier, please; hand-deliveries due Sunday, April 10, 9am-12noon.

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Friday, April 15, 5–7 p.m.

Return of Artworks: Shipped from Lincoln Center by Thursday, June 2, 2016


Click here for the full prospectus and entry form

 

34th Annual NEW LEGACIES: CONTEMPORARY ART QUILTS:

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists. Art quilts accepted for exhibition will exemplify innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in artistic composition and craftsmanship. The goal of the exhibition is to recognize the world's finest contemporary quilts artists and to advance the art form. 

Cash Awards: $2,000 in total; $1,000 Grand Prize Award, sponsored by Machine Quilting Unlimited, $500 for Creative Artistry, $500 for Creative Innovation

Important Dates

Deadline for Entries: April 22, 2016, Midnight Mountain Time

Notification to Artists: May 6, 2016

Shipped artwork due to Lincoln Center: June 20-24, no earlier, please; hand-deliveries due Monday, June 27, 2016, 1pm-5pm.

Exhibition Dates: July 5 - September 3, 2016

Opening Reception & Awards Presentation: Friday, July 8, 5–7 p.m.

Return of Artworks: Sunday, Sept 4, 2016 for local pick-up (Note: Labor Day Weekend); September 8, 2016 ship date

Application will be available through www.callforentry.org in mid-February, 2016.

 

http:www.artdeadline.com

RENT GALLERY SPACE AT THE COMMMUNITY CREATIVE CENTER
200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521

The Community Creative Center at the Historic Carnegie Building (CCC) is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The CCC is also home to Beet Street /Arts Incubator of the Rockies, as well as public gallery and performance spaces that are available to rent for exhibition, performance and presentation purposes.

The Center recognizes and promotes the synergistic and complementary aspects of a space that is shared by artists from various disciplines. Building tenants, clients and staff should be creative in capitalizing on this synergy and accommodating the logistical needs of multiple artists sharing a common space.

Artists may rent the space on a weekly basis for their own art exhibit, or on an hourly basis for an evening performance or presentation.

Rent the Community Creative Center

Community Creative Center Gallery Hours:

The Community Creative Center is open Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon - 6pm, when the gallery space is rented. Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.

Please click here to see the Community Creative Center Calendar.


 Volunteer Opportunities
 

Do you have a passion for art? Are you curious about how art is made, and what it means? Can you convey your enthusiasm for art of all kinds to people of all ages? If you've answered yes to these questions, you might consider being a volunteer for Lincoln Center Visual Arts programs.

There are two kinds of volunteer positions: Art Gallery Docents and Event Volunteers.

Art Gallery Docents

Docents assist our gallery visitors in appreciating the exhibitions featured in the Lincoln Center Art Galleries. They also help to keep the gallery and artwork safe and secure. The Lincoln Center will present approximately 9-12 exhibition periods each year in two gallery spaces. With each new exhibition, Lincoln Center staff will share information about the artists and artworks with our docents. Docents will become familiar with how exhibits are installed, meet some of the exhibiting artists in person, learn about art history and the artworks on display, and how to spark interest and appreciation for the art with visitors from Kindergarteners to senior citizens.

Docents must be able to make a one year commitment to this volunteer position. Most docent hours will be during evenings and weekends when performances and events are scheduled for the theaters and conference rooms. Docents will be scheduled about an hour before performances through intermission – approximately 2 hours. Other times will include 2-hour blocks on Saturdays, between noon and 6 p.m., and weekdays if school tours or conference events are scheduled.

Docent Service: Minimum of one 2-hour commitment each month, typically weekends and/or evenings.

Visual Arts Event Volunteer

The Lincoln Center presents the Fort Collins Studio Tour each year and ArtWear Fashion Week every other year. We are also co-presenters of the Gallery of Trees.

Volunteers for these events assist with setting up and/or cleaning up the event, and working throughout the day outdoors or indoors during the event. Responsibilities vary from dressing models for a fashion show, helping with sales and display of garments, providing hospitality for event artist and guests, moving heavy objects, and many other jobs. Typically these involve shifts of 4 hours or more over a course of 2–10 days.

If you enjoy working with all kinds of people, can maintain a helpful and happy spirit, and express enthusiasm for arts events to the public, this might be just the volunteer job for you.

Volunteer Application

If either of these volunteer positions interests you, please download an application (PDF). This form requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Acrobat Reader for free.

Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all volunteers.

For more information, please call Jeanne Shoaff, Gallery Coordinator, at 416-2737. Thank you!