Artist Opportunities

Special Workshop with New Legacies Guest Juror Ann Johnston

Ann Johnston: Make Your Own Mark
Saturday, July 20, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.  (with 1-hour break for lunch)
Carnegie Center for Creativity, 200 Matthews St., Fort Collins 
$85 Registration Fee (Spaces are Limited)
Starting with the basic information, Ann Johnston will demonstrate surface design techniques using thin and thickened dyes. The group will be able to see the step by step process that goes into a fabric with layered colors and patterns. There will be samples and handouts to further explain the “hows and the whys” of the processes. Ann will address the dye questions from beginners as well as experienced dyers.

Ann Johnston is best known for her hand-dyed silk and cotton quilts, seen in exhibitions since the 1980s. During her years of quilt making and fabric dyeing she has authored and published many books, including: The Contact: Sierra Nevada, Dyed and Stitched, The Quilter’s Book of Design, 2nd Edition, Speaking in Cloth: 6 Quilters, 6 Voices; Color by Design: Paint and Print with Dye, 2nd Edition, Color By Accident: Low-Water Immersion Dyeing, and a 4.5-hour DVD: Color by Accident: Exploring Low-Water Immersion Dyeing.  Since 2011, she has been working on a series of large-scale quilts called The Contact.  It has most recently been seen in the United States at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center, Nevada Museum of Art and The Bellevue Arts Museum; and in Europe at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham and Carrefour Européen du Patchwork in France.

Ann attributes her artistic interests to an open mind and an ability to keep learning, studying independently and continuously wherever she lives and travels. See for images and videos.

For this workshop, Ann will be demonstrating her techniques, students will not be dye their own fabric. Ages 18+, no prior experience required.


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.