Artist Opportunities


Workshop with Ignite Juror Melanie Yazzie: Gelli Plate Printmaking

Saturday, March 24, 10am–1pm Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Matthews St.
Cost: $70


An introduction to this new and unique method for making prints. The focus will be on making simple stencils and abstract work that will allow you time to discover how you can use this method to make your own prints without a printing press in your own home! You will learn the basics of working with Gelli Plates and make a small series of monotypes in this workshop.

All Materials will be provided for the participants, Ages 18+ and no prior experience needed.
About Ms. Yazzie:
As a printmaker, painter, and sculptor, Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty” literally, creating beauty and harmony. As an artist, she works to serve as an agent of change by encouraging others to learn about social, cultural, and political phenomena shaping the contemporary lives of Native peoples in the United States and beyond. Her work incorporates both personal experiences as well as the events and symbols from Diné culture. Her early work focused on depictions of the harsh realities of Native peoples (i.e., racism, identity conflict, poverty, abuse, etc.) to bring to Native issues to the forefront, but more recently she is making work with a positive twist.

Ms. Yazzie has exhibited widely, both in the United States and abroad. Her work is in the Phippen Art Museum, The Australian National Gallery and the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Print Collection, Providence. Ms. Yazzie is a professor of printmaking and area coordinator in the Department of Art and Art History at University of Colorado, Boulder. She considers the global impact of her work, striving to create safe, non-toxic methods of printmaking where toxic chemicals are commonly used.

36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, July 6 - September 1, 2018

This juried exhibition features the current work of the finest national and international contemporary quilt artists, July 6 – September 1, 2018. 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 quilt artists and to advance the art form. The Opening Reception is scheduled for Friday, July 13, 5 – 7 p.m. with the Awards Presentation the same evening at 6 p.m.
Exhibition Jurors: Charlotte Ziebarth, Louisa Smith, Vicki Carlson, and Ellen Martin
Awards Judges: Charlotte Ziebarth and Vicki Carlson
$1,000 Best of Show Award Sponsor TBD
$500 Prize for Creative Artistry – exceptional artistic expression and craftsmanship
$500 Prize for Creative Innovation – exceptional integration of new materials, techniques and design
Awards will be announced during the Opening Reception Awards Presentation.

Entry Fee: $35

Deadline: May 7, 2018


Artists and curators are welcome to submit portfolios and exhibition proposals for the Lincoln Center Art Gallery. The Lincoln Center seeks visually compelling exhibitions in all media that provide a unique and robust visual arts experience for the Colorado community. The Gallery staff develops the exhibition schedule from many different sources including direct submissions of portfolios and exhibition proposals for group and solo exhibitions from artists and curators.

There is an application fee of $35 to offset shipping and installation expenses for artists and curators selected for exhibition. Residents of the Fort Collins Growth Management Area may apply for free with the code: FC1819.


DEADLINE: Thursday, January 31, 2019


The City of Fort Collins is accepting submissions for artworks to hang in the City Hall & City Managers Offices and in the Lincoln Center Lobbies. Submissions are reviewed quarterly and artwork is replaced every four months at City Hall and every six months at Lincoln Center.


NO DEADLINE: Submissions are considered on an ongoing basis.






The Carnegie Center for Creativity at the Historic Carnegie Building is owned and operated by the City of Fort Collins, managed through the Lincoln Center. The Carnegie ofers public gallery, studio, meeting, and performance spaces for rent.

The Carnegie 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 Carnegie Center for Creativity

Address: 200 Mathews, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Wednesdays - Saturdays | Noon - 6pm when the gallery space is rented.
Ticketed performances are sold by the performance entities.

Please click here to see the Carnegie Center for Creativity Calendar.



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 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 or print and mail the completed form to the Lincoln Center at 417 West Magnolia Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521, Attention: Ruth Smith.