Membership Information

EDGE Gallery is seeking new full and associate member applications.

EDGE is a contemporary, non-profit, co-op art gallery dedicated to artists outside the domain of commercial art venues. Because we are not dependent on sales for our survival, we have the freedom to pursue more experimental modes of expression. Our primary objectives are to celebrate individuality and uniqueness, to encourage our shared vision of exhibiting excellent contemporary art in Denver, and to maintain our intensity and integrity in addressing the multiplicity of approaches, themes, subject matter and materials in contemporary art.

Artists from all art disciplines are welcome to apply, from installations to paintings to performance. We are looking for active, dedicated artists with developed bodies of work. Joining a co-op gallery is one of the best ways to increase opportunities to show artwork and to improve your work through supportive artist peers, networking and collaboration in running the gallery.

The gallery is located on Colfax in Lakewood’s West 40 Arts district,  a block and a half from Pirate and Next galleries:

Full Membership: $75/month
One solo show/year in half of the main gallery.
Publicity for your show in local media and social media art.
Opportunity to participate in group shows.
Must fulfill 50 hours of sitting the gallery per year, with emphasis on sitting during your own show and filling in for community or group shows.
Must attend at least 9 meetings per year.
Must hold at least one gallery “job” on one of our committees, such as PR, community shows, building maintenance,  graphics and web management, etc.

Shared Full Membership: $75/month

A shared full membership accommodates artists who may not be able to afford the monthly dues or are seeking an collaborative alternate model. Two to three artists may share a Full membership and must apply together. The artists split the monthly dues as they see fit and they will split the allotted space. Each member must still hold a gallery job and sit the minimum number of days. If applying for shared membership please indicate this on the application and include info for all artists.

Associate Membership: $50/month

One show/year shared with another Associate in a quarter of the main gallery space.
Opportunity to participate in group shows.
Must fulfill 25 hours of sitting the gallery per year, with emphasis on sitting during your own show and filling in for community or group shows.
Must attend at least 3 meetings per year.

Other info:

Upon acceptance members must pay 2 months dues
Must pay refundable $25 key deposit
Must pay dues on time at the end of each month
Meetings are held the last Sunday of each month at 10:30 a.m.

How to Apply:

  1. Applicants are encouraged to visit our website and check out the current member artists and recent shows at http://www.edgeart.org.
  1. EXPIRED.  NO CAFE application as of 10/17/17. Complete the CAFE application at https://www.callforentry.org with 3-10 images, artist statement, bio and/or resume, brief description of work, why you want to be a member of Edge and skills you can bring to Edge.  We encourage artists to show a body of work and evolution of your concept or process in the past couple years.
  1. Send questions regarding membership to Katherine Johnson, New Member Coordinator.
  1. All finalists will be invited to present their work in-person before the EDGE artist membership. Applicants are given 5 minutes to present images and/or actual work to the membership.
  1. If accepted, artists will be notified within one week of interview. A new member orientation will be provided for new artists.

 

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