Dates of Exhibit: May 3, 2019 – June 1, 2019

The Durango Arts Center is pleased to provide a professional juried exhibit for artists working in all media.  In its 43rd year, the Annual Juried Exhibit continues to be a national competition in order to broaden creative expression, both in and outside of our community, that accepts multi-media and installation work.  The juror of this year’s exhibit, Louise Martorano, also provided free onsite portfolio reviews and critique to any artist regardless of their acceptance into the exhibit.



Best in Show is $500

Second Place is $300

Third Place is $100

Awards will be presented at the reception on May 3, 2019. Artists do not have to be present to receive awards. Checks will be mailed after the reception.

FOR COMPLETE ENTRY INFO: https://durangoartscenter.submittable.com/submit/106060/43rd-annual-national-juried-exhibit


Dates to Remember

2/1/19 – Online Submissions Open

3/22/19 – Online Submissions End at Midnight

4/1/19 – Notifications of Acceptance/Rejection Sent



Louise Martorano is the Executive Director of RedLine, a non-profit contemporary art center and residency located in Denver, Colorado. RedLine’s mission is to foster education and engagement between artists and communities to create positive social change. Under her leadership, RedLine has received the Denver Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (2014 & 2015), the Greenway Foundation’s “Partner in Change” award, acknowledged by Denver Public Schools for excellence in community engagement, and has presented and organized over 100 exhibitions over the past 10 years. She holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder and M.H. from the University of Colorado, Denver with a focus in Contemporary Art History & Music. In 2017, Martorano was awarded a Livingston Fellowship from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation for promising nonprofit leaders who hold significant leadership roles in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. She also sits on the advisory committee for the Visiting Artist, Scholar & Design program at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, is the Board Treasurer for the Global Women’s Empowerment Fund, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Harmony Hammond Trust.


2018 Award Winners:

Best of Show: Untitled by Amy Williams

2nd Place: Nesting Flight upon a thousand wishes by Luba Zygarewicz

3rd Place: Secret Moon Dream (Lunar Goddess) by Rhonda Urdang