RIDGWAY – The Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts announce the Ridgway Open Exhibition, a juried exhibit of regional artists, with an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 10, from 6-9 p.m., during the Ridgway MoonWalk Art Outing.
The exhibit will remain on display through October at Resource Art Gallery & Co-op in Ridgway. Western Slope artists are invited to enter new work in all media: painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, printing, fiber, glass, metals and other materials.
Work must be original and recent, created in the last year, and not previously exhibited during Ridgway MoonWalks. Pieces must be no larger than 2 feet by 2 feet for 2-D work or 3 feet by 3 feet for 3-D work. All work submitted must be for sale. Each piece of art entered must be the same one selected in the jury process. Exhibition space is limited; jurors will select the best art appropriate for the venue and audience.
The deadline for entries is Sept. 24. Artists are required to submit an entry form, a $25 entry fee for up to two pieces, and one photo for each 2-D piece and two photos for each 3-D piece. A People’s Choice Award and cash award for Best of Show will be offered. Entry forms and more information are available at ridgwaycreativedistrict.com. Artists should submit their entries to Ridgway Creative District, PO Box 10, Ridgway, CO 81432, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ridgway MoonWalk monthly series began in July 2013 as a means to support creative individuals and highlight their work. It is co-sponsored by the Ridgway Creative District and Weehawken Creative Arts.
The Town of Ridgway became a Colorado Certified Creative District in July 2013, after a year as a Prospective Creative District. The Creative District celebrates Ridgway’s diverse culture and history by nurturing an environment where creativity can flourish. It brings together organizations and individuals to cultivate and support the advancement of creative industries in Ridgway, furthering sustained, appropriate and imaginative economic development.
Weehawken Creative Arts is a Colorado Non-Profit Organization (501-c-3) providing high-quality arts education and personal growth programs and events to adults and children year-round in Ouray County, Montrose, and Silverton.