The Firehouse Art Center curates twelve unique exhibitions a year mixing solo and group shows. In keeping with our mission, our exhibitions are a diverse blend of traditional and contemporary styles that intersperse the work of local, regional and national artists. Please see below for exhibition opportunities and open call for entries:
Dia De Los Muertos call for entry
July 21, 2019 – Open Call to artists: The Firehouse Art Center is hosting our annual Day of the Dead exhibition October 09-November 03, 2019.The goal of this event is to immerse and educate the community with the tradition and themes of Dia De Los Muertos celebrated throughout Mexico and Latin America annually. This year our theme is “Portraits of the Dead.” We are asking for submissions of photographs of loved ones passed to showcase Longmont Families and histories.
- Call to artists open – July 21, 2019
- Portraits drop-off – October 05 & 06 from 12pm-5pm
- Photographs must be original images taken by the artist.
- Photographs must relate somehow to the holiday Dia De Los Muertos, or the departure into the afterlife.
- This is open to all artists within the continental United States, age 18 or older. There is NO ENTRY FEE for this event.
The Firehouse Art Center will require the following information from each artist wishing to participate:
- Artist info – Name, Address, Phone, and Email.
- Art info – Title, dimensions, medium, date, price.
- A short statement and description of each photograph. (No more than 100 words.)
Where to Submit: Artists and organizations can submit original artwork to the Firehouse by sending requested information and images in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions: Please contact the Curator at email@example.com or call (303)651-2787
The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for 2020 exhibition calendar.
The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring both national and local artists. Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. In 2018 we exhibited 108 artists in 19 unique exhibitions. New exhibitions are installed almost every month. We focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 7,500 visitors each year. We were voted the Best Art Gallery in East Boulder County, for 7 years in a row and the Times Call Readers Choice for Best Art Gallery 6 years in a row.
Our eight member exhibitions committee consists of artists, art administrators, business professionals, curators and art collectors. Preference is given to submissions that are culturally relevant with a unique perspective and the ability to provide a diverse art experience. Cutting edge contemporary work and multi-disciplinary artists are strongly encouraged. Group exhibitions and curatorial proposals are welcomed, as well as solo exhibition proposals from established and emerging artists in all mediums.
The mission of the Firehouse Art Center is to promote cultural awareness of the arts in the community by providing diverse educational programs, events and curation of local, regional and national exhibits. The Firehouse Art Center is the leading contemporary art space in downtown Longmont. As a cornerstone of the Creative District, we exhibit thought provoking work in all mediums, including installation, film and performance art.
Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Submissions must be made via callforentry.org
The artist agrees to the following terms and conditions for showing at The Firehouse Art Center:
1) To pay $35 entry fee
2) To ship/deliver artwork at artists expense
3) To assume full liability for the work displayed at The Firehouse
4) To allow The Firehouse the right to photograph artwork to be used for publicity
For details and to submit, visit http://bit.ly/facOpenCall2019
Curator: Brandy Coons, firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director: Beryl Durazo, email@example.com