40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show

01/17/2020 09:00 AM - 02/28/2020 05:00 PM MT




  • $25.00


The Launchpad
76 S. 4th St.
Carbondale, CO 81623
United States of America


40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show | Artist Application & Lottery 2020


In an effort to professionally exhibit artwork in our R2 Gallery space, we will only be able to accommodate 60 artworks (one work per artist) in our upcoming 40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show (opening Friday, January 17, 2020) on a LOTTERY-BASED entry system (into which you will be entered upon completing this registration). Artists not selected in the lottery will be given the option to show their wall-hanging artworks at Bonfire Coffee on Main Street* through the duration of the Valley Visual Art Show (*space is limited!). 

Title, Medium, Dimensions (wall-hanging works not to exceed 30"H x 30"W including frame, pedestal works not to exceed 75"H x 24"W x 24"D), and Price (including the 25% commission).

Images will be required with your submission for the jurying process upon completing this registration. Email images as jpeg attachments (5MB or less) to brian@carbondalearts.com. High resolution images are needed for marketing purposes.

Entry fee: $25 required to enter the lottery. Fee will be refunded within 30 days if you are not selected in the lottery and choose not to show your 2D work at Bonfire Coffee.
Carbondale Arts Membership (you may register online). Required to participate and DUE UPON WINNING the lottery.
Joining or renewing your membership before the lottery will not increase your chances of winning, but is always a good way to support Carbondale Arts!



Monday, November 18
Online registration for the lottery goes live at 9am. We ask all artists to register online, and can assist with registration at The Launchpad from 9am-5pm M-F.

Sunday, December 8
Lottery registration ends promptly at 11:59pm.

Friday, December 13
Notification sent by email to all who entered the lottery. Lottery winners will also be notified by email regarding which of their 2 entries is accepted.

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, January 9, 10 & 11
Artwork delivery between 9am-4pm Thurs & Fri, 10am-2pm Sat.

Friday, January 17
Opening reception; artists encouraged to attend & bring an appetizer to share, 6:00 to 8:00pm

January 17 - February 28
Exhibition dates (gallery open weekdays 9-5, Saturdays 10-2)

Saturday, February 29
Artist pick up between 10:00am and 2:00pm


The 40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show is open to all artists who are current members of Carbondale Arts and reside in an ‘816XX’ zip code. Carbondale Arts annual memberships are $50 for individuals, $100 for families and $25 for seniors/students and may be paid online, over the phone, or in person at The Launchpad upon winning the VVAS lottery.

All submitted artwork for the Valley Visual Art Show must be original (no giclee reproductions, please!), for sale, created within the last 12 months, and not previously shown at Carbondale Arts' R2 Gallery. Accepted work which differs significantly from the submitted images will be disqualified from the show.

Two (2) pieces MUST be submitted for consideration and one (1) work will be selected from each artist who is selected in the VVAS lottery. Wall-hanging works may not exceed 30"H x 30"W including frame. Pedestal works may not exceed 75"H x 24"W x 24"D. Digital images should be sent to brian@carbondalearts.com after completing the registration. High resolution images are preferred and are more likely to be used for marketing purposes.

A $25 entry fee (due at time of registration). A current Carbondale Arts membership is required (upon receiving acceptance notification). Carbondale Arts retains a 25% commission on all sales made during the Valley Visual Art Show.

All work must be gallery ready. Framed wall-hanging artwork should have a wire on the back. All artwork must have label information securely attached upon delivery, including artist name, title, medium, and price. 

Email a current digital biography or artist statement after completing this online entry form. Your bio or statement may not exceed 150 words. Submissions over 150 words will not be accepted. Images should be sent as a .jpg, .jpeg, .png, or .pdf at the highest resolution possible to brian@carbondalearts.com.

BEFORE submitting your application, please read our Gallery Protocol, which outlines our policies and procedures.