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:
The Firehouse Art Center is now accepting applications for our 2022 exhibition calendar.
The Firehouse Art Center is Longmont’s leading contemporary art center featuring national, regional, and local artists. Our beautiful National Historic Landmark building features two exhibitions spaces and over 1,000 square feet of space. We focus on accessible contemporary art that engages curiosity and conversation. Admission to the Firehouse is free and serves over 10,000 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 exhibits are regularly featured in local and regional news outlets including Boulder Weekly, Denver Westword, the Daily Times-Call, the Boulder Daily Camera, and the Longmont Leader.
Our 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 inspire cultural awareness and human connection by providing life enhancing experiences through art exhibitions, art education and cultural events. 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
This summer the Firehouse Art Center welcomes our newest artist-in-residence, Janelle W. Anderson, to take over the South Gallery as a studio space from June through August. The Artist Occupied program aims to share the creative process with visitors to the space through a behind-the-scenes approach in presenting Anderson’s work- ing methods. She will be present in the gallery every Saturday from 12-5.
Janelle W. Anderson creates paintings and drawings that relate to dreams, memory, consciousness, perception of time, existentialism, and the human condition. Using symbols, metaphors, and various design elements to create a collage-like aesthetic with representational imagery, Anderson’s work conveys a contemporary, dream-like sense of storytelling. Anderson has lived in Denver for 11 years and received a BFA in Painting from Metro State College of Denver in 2011. She has shown her work in galleries throughout the US and was a member of Pirate: Contemporary Art for 4 years.
Throughout the residency Anderson will solicit image submissions from the public, to use on constructing her full-gallery installation titled “All Together Now.” Composed of collage-like paintings on different sized supports. The collage elements are in the paintings as well as in the different shaped supports that link together. The painting will continue off the supports and onto the walls of the gallery, creating a continuous piece that is site specific.
This residency is supported in part by our partnership with NeST Studio for the Arts.
Tentative Schedule for Photo Submissions:
April 2nd – 15th – People – candid photos of family, friends, celebrations such as birthday parties, holiday gatherings, photos of crowds at an event or concert, etc.
April 16th – 29th – Landscape – nature and urban landscape – vacation photos, hiking photos, plains, mountains, ocean, beach, etc. Urban Landscape can be city images, architecture, cars, roads, highways, etc.
April 30th – May 13th – Animals – wildlife (from anywhere), pets, farm animals, etc.
May 14th – May 27th – Current Events – Protest images, news photography. Images from any time period are welcome.
May 28th – June 10th – Weather disasters and aftermath / astrophotography – storms, weather disasters such as flooding, tornado aftermath, Colorado fires and aftermath (2020 or previous years), blizzards and aftermath, atmospheric images such as stars, planets, space.
June 11th – 24th -Interiors – Any interior of any building, such as a house, office, school, grocery store, etc. These can include figures or not, can be related to the pandemic, can show interior looking out window to exterior, doorways, etc.
Please email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not send images which are not your own.