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Firehouse Art Center opens call for entry

Artists from across the country are being called to show their work at The Firehouse Art Center.

Artists from across the country are being called to show their work at The Firehouse Art Center.

The Firehouse is looking for new art for the 2022 gallery exhibition and the open call for entries is live from July 1 to August 31.

The Firehouse is open to artists locally and nationally that are looking to showcase their work in the community gallery.

“Our Call for Entry is unique in that we cast a very wide net. What we’re looking for are artist portfolios or exhibition proposals,” said Firehouse gallery curator Brandy Coons. “It can be anything, we just want to see new and exciting work.”

The Longmont nonprofit looks for submissions that are culturally relevant and can offer a unique, diverse perspective through art. 

“I want to make considerations for what works with the rest of our programming and what is interesting for our community, as well as topics that relate specifically to Longmont,” Coons said.

According to Coons, because the Firehouse is more community-centric and has other means of funding as a nonprofit, it allows them to show work that is not necessarily intended to be sold like in a commercial gallery setting.

“Our model doesn’t rely on sales to function, so we can show work that is more experimental,” Coons said. “Work that maybe visitors don’t want to have in their living room, but they still want to see and interact with.”

The submission period is open for two months, and after it closes Coons and the exhibition committee start the two month  process of selecting submissions. Gallery exhibitions can be group shows or solo, depending on the artist and works submitted. 

Artists interested in submitting work to the Firehouse for the 2022 exhibition season must submit a complete application at Call For Entry, keyword “Firehouse” and pay a $35 entry fee. Any questions can be directed to Brandy Coons via email.