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2023 32nd Annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival

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The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is recognized as a leading Arts Festival in the industry and a beloved annual community tradition which has been a part of the cultural fabric of Denver for three decades. CherryArts invites you to apply to be one of 255 exhibitors at the 2023 event, a world-class and award-winning celebration of the visual arts. Our goal is to provide our selected exhibitors and the 150,000 visitors an experience of unparalleled quality. This is your chance to find out first-hand the accolades as reported by fellow artists: historically very high art sales potential (estimated at $16,590 per artist, via 2022 Artist Survey), consistently high national rankings, on-site artist amenities and a new jury panel each year to provide fresh perspective. The Cherry Creek Arts Festival is an established show that attracts a loyal regional audience, many of whom are collectors. Apply now for an incredible exhibition opportunity to sell art at the 32nd annual Cherry Creek Arts Festival: Saturday, Sunday, Monday July 1, 2, 3, 2023!

CherryArts is a nonprofit organization with any additional proceeds generated from events and grant funding going to support greater access to the arts at our events, continuing to remove barriers to experiencing and creating art and year-round outreach programs for artists and students.

 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival
Saturday, July 1st 10am – 8pm
Sunday, July 2nd 10am – 8pm
Monday, July 3rd 10am – 6pm

Average Sales: Estimated at $16,590 per artist via 2022 Artist Survey
Sales: Artists retain all revenue from the sale of their work and are responsible for state and local sales tax

Application Fee: $45
Booth Fee: 10’ x 10’ space $875 for a Row; $975 for a Corner; $350 for Emerging Artist Program, limited number of Double Booths available for $1900. Payment Plans are available.

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Many Awards Available including Merit Awards!
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Denver's 32nd year in the Cherry Creek Neighborhood!
Deadline: 
01/December/2022

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$45.00 Entry Fee
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2023 SPE edia Festival

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The SPE (Society for Photographic Education) Media Festival (originally the SPE Women's Film Festival) has featured innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction by, for and about women and minorities since 1995. The 2022 Media Fest will be held in Denver, CO in person March 17-18, 2023. The theme of the conference is Homecoming. The world has radically transformed over the last four years, and many of us have had to fundamentally reformulate how we live, work, and learn. The trials of the COVID era have been an enormous challenge, but we have adapted and grown to rise to the moment, developing myriad new approaches to artmaking, teaching, and scholarship. We invite artists to submit films and videos that embrace the diversity of the moving-image medium through immersive visual storytelling, interdisciplinary research, intersectional thinking, and experimental practice.

Narrative, Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts under 30 minutes, that address issues of concern to minorities, women, global or LGBTQ communities, human rights, or the conference theme are eligible. We are looking for films that retell, reimagine, rewrite, and redefine more inclusive truths that will deeply affect our future as a global community. All rights must be cleared.

Prize Summary: 
Best Women's Film, Best Multi Cultural Film, Best LGBTQ Film
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Prizes are not monetary. Prize laurels will be awarded to winning films.

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Denver, CO
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15/November/2022

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Fee Detail: Early Bird $10 till Aug.31, Regular $15 till Oct 25, Late $25 till Nov.15
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Supernova Silent Screen

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Denver Digerati’s Silent Screen initiative provides the ultimate walking tour that reflects how digital animation and motion art can be integrated with LED display technology as a dynamic form of public art. Our six screen locations are located within the core of the Denver Theatre District in downtown Denver.

Musical weirdo and visionary” (Vice) Beatie Wolfe is an artist who has beamed her music into space, been appointed a UN Women role model for innovation, and held an acclaimed solo exhibition of her ‘world first’ album designs at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Wolfe’s latest innovation is an environmental protest piece built using 800,000 years of climate data to visualise rising CO2 levels which was unveiled at the Nobel Prize Summit, London Design Biennale and the United Nations Global Climate Conference COP26.

For this year’s Silent Screen, we want YOU to submit your work to be shown on one of our public LED screens, all of which feature a non-traditional format. Feel free to think of this topic broadly in the ways in which most resonate with you. We will match you with a screen where you will create works formatted to this unique exhibition opportunity.

Activating Environmental Awareness asks each of us what we can do in this age of climate crisis where vital planet-saving messages are getting lost in the noise and onslaught of daily news, social media and notifications that the digital era has created. With everything occupying this same superficial stream of information that infiltrates our day-to-day lives, bombarding our sensory systems until we are numb, overloaded and fatigued, how can anything imprint? Art has the power to cut through and communicate complex messages that can open up our hearts and minds, activate awareness, and inspire action on a large scale.” — Beatie Wolfe

Your proposal should include 2-4 visual samples as aesthetic references, a brief statement about the concept you are proposing, and a little about your overall art practice.

All works to be considered for Silent Screen must be suitable for general public viewing and will be shown without sound. Artists may choose to produce accompanying sound for online presentation and reference purposes. All final works will be limited in duration with a minimum of 45 seconds to a maximum of 2 minutes.

Visit our Silent Screen Format page to learn more about the six screens we activate in this public art exhibition and to submit your proposal.

https://denverdigerati.org/silent-screen-supernova

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30/May/2022

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Supernova Digital Animation Festival

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Supernova 7th Dimension is a comprehensive showcase of digital animation and motion art that promotes experimentation, innovation, imagination, individual artistry, equity, diversity, and solidarity amongst those leveraging computer software as the primary tools in their craft. 

Supernova’s seventh year aims to elevate artists that are changing the world and those who fashion their unique position in a multi-faceted society. The number 7 acquired complex significance throughout history with ties to early science, esoteric practices, and numerology. In its symbolic representation, the number 7 has been influential across the ages, influencing artists from the Medieval period, to Surrealists in the early 20th century, and even film, which is acknowledged as the “7th Art.” A full schedule of activities and programming can be reviewed online at denverdigerati.org/2022-7th-dimension 

Supernova 7th Dimension Festival Highlights

7th annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival to be held in September 2022 as a multi-dimensional International showcase devoted exclusively to digital animation and motion art.

10+ hours of programming with $5,000 in cash prizes awarded to artists across competition categories.

Submissions accepted through FilmFreeway February 14 - July 1st, 2022.

Silent Screen walking tour with special guest curator Beatie Wolfe, supporting environmental awareness.

Commissioned Animations presented nightly in September for Night Lights Denver.

Live in-person screening evening returns at the Sie Film Center in association with Denver Film.

Solo Artist Spotlight featuring South Korean artist Yaloo.

Additional panel discussion and auxiliary community activations in development for 2022.

 

Supernova is a singular example of innovation within an urban context, as well as a celebration of the most dynamic and rapidly growing artistic medium in animation, film and video, representing the Next Generation of Art. Supernova’s primary emphasis is on short-form animation and motion-artworks, however; the festival also supports long-form projects, including feature length films that promote distinguished advances in the medium. Supernova does not limit submissions to any specific genre, but is most interested in artists exploring experimental practices and innovative creators that are pushing the boundaries of the medium in new and exciting ways. Students are encouraged to submit their work for our annual Student Shorts competition. Supernova feature programs are presented online throughout the month of September, capped with a concluding celebration to honor our award recipients. Select programs will be featured in a special live event on screens in the theaters at the Sie Film Center in Denver, Colorado on September 23rd.

Supernova is presented by Denver Digerati, a nonprofit specializing in digital animation and motion art, with the belief in the freedom to create without restrictions. Supernova is funded in part by The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, cultivating arts and leaders for a vibrant community. Additional financial support is provided by Colorado Creative Industries. Screen sponsors include The Denver Theatre District, Orange Barrel Media, Branded Cities, UAC and Denver Film.

Prize Summary: 
$5,000 in cash prize awards
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Artists and animators selected for Supernova competition programs have the opportunity to compete for cash-prize awards, a pool totaling approximately $5,000 including our annual artist residency, offered within the focal competition program. 

Focal Competition Jurors: Yaloo, John Butler and Frank Wang Yefeng 
Everything Abstract Sonic Competition Juror: Milton Melvin Croissant III 
Everything Abstract Experimental Competition Juror: Wednesday Kim 
Student Short Competition Jurors: Cherish Marquez, Barry Whittaker and Livy Snyder 
Director's Choice Curators: Ivar Zeile and Sharifa Moore

Previous festival award recipients are not eligible for awards two years in a row, but may still submit content for Superonova's curated programs.

Deadline: 
01/July/2022

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$15-25
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Supernova Digital Animation Festival "Regeneration"

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Regeneration celebrates a period of renewed existence, an improvement of social and economic conditions, a release from corruption, positive feedback, and the reactivation of a catalyst. It represents the conceptualization of a generation that will disrupt the hegemonic structures of the past and a break from patterns that no longer serve. A REgeneration in the spirit of change and expansive reasoning towards an alternate future that puts digital motion artists and their work at the forefront.

Denver, February 23rd — Denver Digerati opens the “Regeneration” artist submission portal for the 6th annual Supernova Digital Animation Festival, dedicated solely to artists working with digital animation and motion art, hosted in Denver, Colorado. Supernova is presented by Denver Digerati, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the mission to advance digital motion art through exhibition and education, accelerating the merger of art and technology. Artists from across the world can submit for consideration, their latest motion-artworks through the Supernova Film Freeway portal. 

The Supernova Digital Animation Festival is a singular example of innovation within an urban context, as well as a celebration of visionary artists who utilize technology to influence new media artworks and animation. Supernova will employ a multi-faceted approach for presentation in 2021. Thousands of Colorado residents will have the advantage of attending a walking-tour activation of the large network of public LED displays, through partnership with the Denver Theater District, as well as the continuation of a month-long takeover of Night Lights Denver, on the iconic Daniels & Fisher Tower, supporting artists through direct commissions for their work. The full slate of programming will be exhibited through a robust online platform throughout the month of September. 

In 2021, Denver Digerati will increase the focus on education and will offer a series of Crush Courses. There is a lot of excitement surrounding the workshops, which will be led by some of the most successful artists working in the medium today. In addition to classes for adults, teen classes will be taught, with the inclusion of reduced-rate or free education for youth. All of the workshops will bring the opportunity for works produced in the classes to be shown in the festival providing a unique and exciting exhibition experience.Artists may submit up to two animations for consideration through Supernova’s submission portal on Film Freeway. Artists submitting their work prior to April 30th enjoy a discounted submission fee. The final deadline is July 2nd. Program selections are announced in early September, along with the full program of additional arts activations, and community collaborations.  

** All Supernova submissions must be suitable for public presentation. Artists working with adult themes will be considered for the annual “Overdrive - Adults Only Animation” program curated by celebrated artist Faiyaz Jafri.

Supernova is supported by the Denver Theatre District, Bonfils Stanton Foundation and numerous partnership organizations. Use of outdoor LED screens for Supernova is made possible by Branded Cities and Orange Barrel Media. A full list of 2021 sponsors will be announced this summer. For a full recap of the 2020 festival, visit denverdigerati.org/supernova-archive. 

Prize Summary: 
Cash Prize awards totaling $5,000 for Festival competition categories
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Denver Digerati awards approximately $5,000 total in cash prize awards to winners in multiple program categories, with the focal competition presenting the best of all submissions.  A new component of the awards in 2021 is the introduction of an artist residency program, connecting award winners to further the conversation around their work following Supernova’s conclusion. The festival supports work by seasoned artists and those seeking to develop within the field, including works considered for the festival’s annual Student Competition, and student works produced directly through Denver Digerati’s education department. 

Supernova Award winners from 2020 included: Sine Özbilge, Huckleberry Hax and Ted Wiggin in the focal Competition, Maja Gehrig and Raquel Meyers in the World on Fire program, Natalie Nichols, and the team of Kaz Fantone and Wyatt Hall in the Student Shorts program, and the Award of Distinction to Kimberly Burleigh in the Director’s Choice program

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02/July/2021

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15 - 25 USD
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SPE Media Fest

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The SPE (Society for Photographic Education) Media Festival (originally the SPE Women's Film Festival) has featured innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction by, for and about women and minorities since 1995. Due to COVID-10, the 2021 Media Fest will be held online for five days, March 17-21, during the 2021 SPE National Conference. The SPE Media Fest will be available online to the public without charge for five days only. The theme of the conference is Imagining Legacy: Archives, Collections, and Memoria. Narrative, documentary, animated and experimental shorts under 30 minutes, that address issues of concern to minorities, women, global or LGBTQ communities, human rights, or the conference theme are eligible. All rights must be cleared. Laurels for three awards, Best Women’s Film, Best Multicultural Film, and Best LGBTQ Film will be awarded. SPE membership is not required to enter the festival.

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3 prize laurels will be awarded:
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Best Women’s Film, Best Multicultural Film, and Best LGBTQ Film laurels will be awarded.

Deadline: 
15/December/2020

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Entry fee for submissions received by 11:59 PM, Oct. 15, 2020 is $10, fee for submissions received Oct. 16 – Nov.15 is $15. Fee for submissions received Nov. 16- Dec. 15 is $25.
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