40th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Juried by Holly Roberts

May 27 – June 25, 2016

Opening Reception : Friday, May 27 from 5–7pm

Closing Reception : Thursday, June 23 from 5–7pm


Artists | Call for Entries 

This annual competition is open to all artists working in any traditional or contemporary 2D and 3D media except film.

Calendar for Submission of Entries

Tuesday, May 24, 10 am – 2 pm : Drop off artwork at DAC

Wednesday, May 25, 10 am – 3 pm : Artwork Juried & Notification of non-accepted work

Thursday, May 26, 10 am – 12 pm : Pick up non-accepted artwork or confirm your wish to participate in the “Salon Des Refuses”

Friday, May 27, 5 -7 pm : Gallery opening & artists’ reception

 Monday, June 27, 10 am – 12 pm : Pick up artwork

Entry Eligibility

  • Entrants must be at least 18 years of age
  • Artwork in all media except film may be entered
  • Work submitted must have been completed within the last two years and cannot have been previously exhibited in
    a DAC exhibit
  • All work must be original in concept and must have been created outside a classroom environment without the assistance of an instructor. Compositions from published material and works considered to be reproductions can be rejected at any time.

How to Enter

Fill out the entry form below. Make checks payable to the Durango Arts Center. On Tuesday, May 24, bring artwork with entry label affixed to the bottom or back of each piece, along with the entry form and fees to the Durango Arts Center between 10 am and 2 pm We encourage artists to include artist statements and/or bios with their work and to offer their work for sale. DAC will retain a 40% commission for sales of work by members and a 50% commission for sales of work by non-members during exhibit; the sale price indicated should reflect this commission.

Download the entry form : 40th Annual Juried Exhibition Entry Form

Please complete and return with fees and art to:

Durango Arts Center
802 E. 2nd Ave.
Durango, CO 81301


$500 Best of Show
$200 Second Place Award
$100 Third Place Award

Salon Des Refuses

Steamworks Brewing Company

May 27 – June 25

In addition to monetary sponsorship of the Annual Juried Exhibition, Steamworks Brewing Company Inc. has traditionally hosted a “Salon des Refuses” for those works that will not be exhibited in the Barbara Conrad Gallery. DAC would once again like to honor this tradition and have a full complement of artwork (2-D only) in this alternate venue. Exhibit dates are the same as those for the DAC Annual Juried Exhibit. Submitting works for the “Salon des Refuses” is at the personal risk of the artist. DAC is not responsible for loss or damage to the artwork. Should your work not be juried into the Annual Juried Exhibit, and if you wish to participate in the “Salon des Refuses,” please indicate so on the entry form.

Entry Fees

Limit of three entries. All entry fees are non-refundable.

FLC Students : $5 per entry (limit 3 entries)

DAC members : $15 / one entry | $25 / two entries | $40 / three entries

Non-members : $30 / one entry | $50 / two entries | $80 / three entries

Bronwyn Strickland, Compass, mixed media on canvas, 39th Annual Juried Exhibit winner.


Holly Roberts (Corrales, NM)

Holly Roberts, born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earned an M.F.A. from Arizona State University. Tempe, in 1981. Her pieces are nationally and internationally exhibited and have been published in three monographs. She has twice received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. She currently lives and works in Corrales, New Mexico with her husband, Robert Wilson.
Roberts works intuitively, painting an abstract painting on a panel before applying her signature photo fragments. She uses muted colors of paint and black-and-white photographs to create images that are filled with humor, irony and mythology. Her metamorphic beings illustrate archetypal emotional or dream states, although her subject matter has expanded from the internal to a wider worldview, touching on religion, technology and the environment. Roberts art is bold, a bit brash and almost always irreverent. Her work can be found on her website: www.hollyrobertsstudio.com

Crow Standing(wspots).9x12

Holly Roberts, Crow Standing (with Spots), 9 x 12.

Workshop with Holly Roberts

Putting it All Together : Painting and Collage

Saturday, October 8 & Sunday, October 9, 9am – 4pm

Students will combine photography and photo-based processes with different materials to build unique mixed media works in this short, weekend workshop. Working with transfers, water-based paints and adhesives, laser and ink jet prints, and any found or made material, students will incorporate a series of materials into their collages. They will prepare paintings as backgrounds to adhere photographs, drawings, paintings and just about any collage material they can come up with. Techniques taught will include polymer transfers, the use of water based paints, correct gluing techniques, substrates and composing and building an image.

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