A screengrab of the cover image of the Historic Denver News newspaper. The paper features the name and then a large black and white historic image of protestors carrying signs that say "Totalism Not Tokenism" and "Racial + Ethnic Balance in Grade Schools" as they march in front of the former Denver Pubic Schools administration building in January 1969. A headline underneath reads "50 Years After Keyes, a Once-Segregated Denver School Fights to Stay Integrated" | , , , , , ,

Historic Denver News – Winter 2023

January 2023
The Winter 2023 edition of the Historic Denver News included a cover story about integration in Denver schools written by guest contributor Melanie Asmar of Chalkbeat, lesser known stories of Titanic survivors, and a deeper dive into the work of architect Richard Crowther, a pioneer in sustainable construction. Crowther's climate-friendly one-of-a-kind house was issued a Certificate of Demolition on December 12, 2022. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

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Colorado Life Magazine January/February 2023 – Go. See. Do.

January 2023
Colorado events highlighted in January and February 2023 include the Mexican Rodeo Extravaganza at the National Western Stock Show, the Viking-costumes-meets-bluegrass-festival UllrGrass, and the Manitou Springs Carnivale Weekend, which includes a community parade, masquerade ball, and the Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off.

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Dr. Renee Cousins King wins award for historic preservation

December 2022
Family, history, and community roots run deep for Dr. Renee Cousins King, a retired pediatrician who knows that buildings can be keepers of our stories. She is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics, an award-winning educator of medical students, and an accidental preservationist.

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Colorado Life Magazine November/December 2022 – Go. See. Do.

November 2022
Colorado events highlighted in November and December 2022 include the Holiday Headframe Lighting in Teller County, Meeker's Skijor Races, and Colorado Uncorked, where guests can taste all 12 of the wines in the Governor's Cup Collection.

A screengrab of the cover image of the Historic Denver News newspaper. The paper features the name and then a large black and white image of the former headquarters of the American Woodmen Insurance Company. A headline underneath reads "A Lifetime of Legacy for 2022 Award Winners" | , , , , , ,

Historic Denver News – Fall 2022

October 2022
The Fall 2022 edition of the Historic Denver News covered the legacy of the incredible award winners of the 52nd Annual Dinner & Awards Program, a guest article on Denver author Mary Coyle Chase by an intern at the Molly Brown House representing the Diversity in the Arts Internship, and a church in the Sunnyside neighborhood that was a first home for both Quakers and Ukrainian Catholics in Colorado. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

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Historic Denver News – Summer 2022

July 2022
The Summer 2022 edition of the Historic Denver News covered a community-led preservation effort in the Elyria neighborhood, a grant award for Black-owned gathering space and restaurant Welton Street Cafe, and a notice that Colorado's Chicano/a/x murals were added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2022 list of the 11 Most Endangered Places in the country. Historic Denver works everyday to promote and protect Denver’s historic places and spaces to ensure a diverse, dynamic, and distinctive city — and that everyone should see themselves in the story of their city through its places.

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RiNo: Where art touches everything

May 2022
Change is a constant in RiNo, which is short for River North. The other constant is art.

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The magic of Meow Wolf

January 2022
It’s obvious this will be different from a standard museum experience from the moment visitors arrive. Someone clad in a spacesuit calls out through an amplified headset, “Welcome to Convergence Station. Have you traveled with QDOT before?” QDOT, we learn, is the Quantum Department of Transportation, the agency tasked with guiding “travelers” through this strange spot...

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Broadcasting from Boulder to the world

November 2021
A guitar twangs out a bluesy chord progression before drums and piano kick in, creating a jazzier medley. Then, Helen Forster’s soothing voice says, “From the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, it’s eTown with this week’s guests…” before dropping the names of two musical acts. This scene has unfolded nearly a thousand times on eTown, a music-meets-talk show recorded before a live audience in downtown Boulder and then broadcast weekly on 300 radio stations worldwide.

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Dolan Geiman brings out the beast in his art

November 2019
The question isn’t what it is about Colorado that inspires Dolan Geiman, it’s what doesn’t? “If you stick around, the night birds come out and trill and rustle in the little canyons below the hills, sending their songs like sharp little lullabies gliding up the hillsides,” he said. Most of his resulting artworks draw not from a specific memory, but instead by adding elements of many observations together, “like ingredients in a stew.”

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Denver’s power couple of stained glass

March 2019
Multi-page feature spread for Colorado Life Magazine, a print publication exploring the Centennial State’s most fascinating stories, captivating characters, and spectacular scenery.

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Breaking Into Public Art

January 2019
For many artists, landing a public art commission is a step on the career checklist. But breaking into a new part of the art world can be daunting even for seasoned artists, but especially if you’ve never created public art or applied to an RFQ before. Call for Entry (CaFE™), the leading online submission and jurying system for the gallery and public art fields, helps artists get into the public art field.

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Painter brings life to barren branches

January 2019
“Anywhere I am in the world, trees call out to me and I walk up to them, reach out to them, touch them and hug them.” Including the dead ones.

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Your Five Favorite Features

December 2018
Following our summer surveys, fall seems like the perfect time to revisit a few favorite callforentry.org features, as voted on by arts administrator users.

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Help Artists Find Your Call in 6 Simple Steps

October 2018
Whether setting up a roster for future exhibitions or seeking artists for a site- or media-specific project (and the many things in between), all arts administrators have the same goal: Finding the right artist for the job.

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Four Ways to Tell a Story With Your Images

October 2018
Think of each application for an exhibition or public art call as a job application. It’s imperative to adjust our “resumes” every single time to meet varying application and call requirements. But one thing remains constant: images.

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The 10 Colfax Characters You’ll Find at Art-i-fax

August 2018
The Cheapstake. The Glutton. The Breeder. These are the people out on “the most democratic street in America” celebrating the gritty magic of Colfax at Art-i-fax.

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Setup For Success: Creating a Successful Public Art Call

July 2018
What is a successful public art call? From municipalities to universities, arts organizations, or hospitals, calls for public art comes in all shapes, sizes, materials, and budgets.

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Walk This Way: Art Meets Outdoors Along the New 40 West ArtLine

June 2018
Arts and culture feature for West Colfax Lately, a magazine printed in collaboration by the 40 West Arts District, City of Lakewood Economic Development, Lakewood-West Colfax Business Improvement District, and the West Colfax Community Association, located in the vibrant Denver suburb of Lakewood, Colorado.

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Thanks But No Thanks: How to Write Rejection Notices

November 2018
It’s easier to write messages of congratulations. But there’s one piece of communication that no one delights in writing: The dreaded rejection notice.

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Our This Month in Denver Pick is Actually a Week. Denver Arts Week, That is

November 2014
As an unabashed (and biased) lover of the arts, I decided to turn to fellow art-lovers and those in the industry to get their picks for the best of Denver Arts Week. Each person was asked the very simple question: Which Denver Arts Week event are you most looking forward to?

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This Weekend, Denver OPENs Her Doors

April 2014
Get an inside view of some of the most interesting spaces in the Queen City of the Plains. Doors OPEN Denver celebrates ten years of inviting the metro-area community to drink in Denver’s unique architectural landscape and check out many buildings that are rarely (if ever) open to the public.

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Won’t You Take Me to… Monkey Town

March 2014
Arts and culture blog post on behalf of WideFocus, a B2C and B2B social media company specializing in social media content and outreach, paid social ad campaigns, and real-time monitoring and engagement.