CALL for Artists! – The 7th Annual NoBo Art District Group Show “Looking for Common Ground: A Collaboration”

The 7th Annual NoBo Art District Group Show

“Looking for Common Ground: A Collaboration”

Our 7th Annual NoBo Art District Group Show promises to be the best one yet.  The Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery is the venue for the show, hosted by the NoBo Art District.  This year’s theme is, “Looking for Common Ground: A Collaboration”.  The theme acknowledges the eclectic variety of creative expression, the uncertain, changing times we live in and the desire for connection or common ground.

The show will run for 6 weeks, with an opening reception on the evening of Friday, February 24th, 2017.  Several performance events are scheduled across those 6 weeks.  These will feature NoBo Art District Visual Artists, Theater and Spoken Word performances, music, dance, artist talks and demos.

We hope this show inspires some collaborative works amongst our artists, however it is not limited to collaborative work.  Only one piece per artist or per collaboration.  Please just submit your best work.  2-D or wall art is limited to a maximum width of 32”.

There is no fee to participate. Artwork may be for sale; all sales handled directly by the artist.  All NoBo Art District participants are expected to contribute in some way; hosting, gallery sitting, PR, providing food, help with art drop-off and pick-up, etc.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating by Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 via email at:

Include in your reply:

Name and phone

Medium and 2-D (max width 32”) or 3-D

Dimensions of work submitted

Installation needs, (wall, pedestal, floor, ceiling or window).

Volunteer preference.

If you do not receive a confirmation reply, please re-send.  Due to our large membership, (160+) and limited space, we have an initial cap at the first 100 artists responding, we will create a waitlist and make every effort to include everyone.

Who: NoBo Art District Members

What: “Looking for Common Ground: A Collaboration”, a six week, non-juried show featuring NoBo Art District visual artists with scheduled and pop-up activities.

Where: Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery.

When: February 24, 2017 – April 2, 2017


Important Dates:

January 25, 2017- Confirm Participation DEADLINE

February 15th, Wednesday – Art Drop off 3:00-6:00 pm at the Canyon Gallery

February 24th, Friday – Opening Reception

April 2nd, Sunday – End of Show – Art Pick-up TBD

Eligibility:  The NoBo Art District Group Show is open to all members in good standing, (up to date on your dues) as of December 31, 2016.

Installation: A NoBo Art District committee will handle installation.  All wall work must be wired to work with the Library hanging system, NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS ALLOWED.  We have several pedestals of various sizes if needed for 3-D work.  We can also hang work from the ceiling, (consider activating the ceiling space with your work!).

Limitations: One piece per person or per collaboration with a size limit for wall work of no more than 32” wide.  Due to space limits and the possible number of participants, we have an initial cap at the first 100 to respond with 2-D “wall art”.  We have shared wall space, display case space and pedestals.  Every effort will be made to include all work submitted, as space allows.

Sales: are handled directly by the artists. The NoBo Art District takes no sales commission. The NoBo Art District will very gratefully accept any donations offered to help defray exhibit costs.

Artists must sign an artist agreement release & inventory form when they drop off work AND sign up for a volunteer job.

Please feel free to contact us with questions:

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