Open Student Exhibition February 2 – 25
Works by Denver area art students registered in Colleges, Universities, and Art Schools .
Edgy Award will be given to a high quality work that pushes the boundaries of medium and/or subject matter.
Opening First Friday, Feb 2, 5-10 PM.
ON EDGE 2018 is an annual juried exhibition of contemporary work by Colorado artists. EDGE Gallery has exhibited groundbreaking contemporary art for 30 years and has been instrumental in presenting important experimental work in our region. All artists residing in Colorado are invited to submit their work.
This show is open to contemporary art of any medium, with an emphasis on work that challenges the margins of material, content, artistic process, and technology. The merits and definition of “contemporary” will be defined by the juror.
This year, Gwen Chanzit will jury our 2018 show, Curator Emerita of Modern Art and the Herbert Bayer Collection and Archive at the Denver Art Museum, and Professor of the Practice and Director of Museum Studies in Art History at the University of Denver.
Over her 36-plus years at the DAM, Dr. Chanzit organized more than 30 exhibitions. Some highlights were Figure to Field, Mark Rothko in the 1940s, Herbert Bayer: Berlin Graphics 1928-1938, Fracture: Cubism and After, Joan Miró: Instinct and Imagination, Starring Linda: A Trio of John DeAndrea Sculptures, Overthrown: Clay Without Limits, Herbert Bayer: New York and Aspen Paintings 1938-1974, and Abstract Expressionism from the Denver Art Museum.
Her major curatorial project, Women of Abstract Expressionism, opened at the Denver Art Museum in June 2016 and was on tour for a year. This traveling exhibition received vast praise in the national and international press. Its comprehensive catalogue is into a third printing.
Dr. Chanzit is regarded as the world expert on Bauhaus artist Herbert Bayer; she has published several books highlighting Bayer’s wide-ranging artistic contributions. Chanzit holds a Ph.D. in art history and contributes to future generation of museum professionals as director of the art history graduate program’s concentration in museum studies at the University of Denver’s School of Art and Art History.
Juror’s Choice Award $200
To be presented at our Meet the Juror artist reception, May 12.
April 1 – CAFE submission deadline
April 13 – Artists Notified
April 22-23 – Drop Off Dates (Edge Gallery 7001 W. Colfax, Lakewood, CO 80214)
April 27 – Opening Reception
April 27 – May 13 – Show Dates
May 12 – Meet the Juror Artist Reception and Juror’s Choice Award
May 13-15 – Pick Up Dates