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2023 Exhibition Schedule

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January/February 2023:


LOVE: An Artistic Exploration

Open Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: January 20 - Feb 25, 2023

Love is one of our oldest concepts, strongest emotions and often the hardest feeling to define. This open call invites you to express your version of LOVE. 

From the seven ancient greek levels of love to the religious bounds of the word to the tragedies of Shakespearean tales to the commercialization of Valentine’s Day, and everything in between and beyond, we invite you to delve deep into your own self to explore the broad and narrow definitions of love within your own life and on a larger community or global scale.


Entry: $30 per person. Fee includes a Davinci Pro ultra smooth, gesso primed wooden panel that you will create on (12”x16”x2” [thickness]) You will receive the panel upon registration. To register, bring a printed and signed copy of this form to the 610 Arts Collective along with your payment (payable to WCA) 



  • All work must be for sale and priced under $400.  65% proceeds from sales will go to the artist and 35% will go to 610 Gallery, Ridgway Chautauqua Society. 

  • Artist Statement: Must be between 100-500 words, single spaced, 12 point Arial font. Statements should articulate how your visual imagery conveys, interprets, responds to or connects with the theme.

  • Use the given substrate. 

  • 3D and sculptural elements ARE permitted within the following parameters: 

    • Work may not exceed 12” vertical off of the panel and must remain within the 12x16 dimensions (depth/width) of the base.

  • 2-D Photography also allowed, within the total parameters of 12x16. Works can be mounted to the substrate, or can be printed on a surface that does not exceed 12x16.  Please no frames for this show.  Please also provide a finished work, ready for hanging (ie: printed on metal, printed on plexi, etc)

  • Details about the substrate:  

    • Ultra smooth, gesso primed wooden panel. Dimensions: 12” x 16” with a 2” depth. The buffed finish readily accepts technical drawing pens, graphite and colored pencils, conte’, charcoal, oil, acrylic gouaches, and more. Seal with an archival spray fixative appropriate for your individual medium (or varnish for paintings) for a dramatic, frameless presentation of your artwork.”


Artist Registration:  October 4-Dec 23, 2022
Please note:  our offices will be closed from Dec 24 - Jan 2, which is why you must register and collect your panel by Dec. 23.  

Download Submission Form HERE


Artwork must be brought to the 610 Arts Collective on January 17 and 18 between 10 am and 5 pm.


Exhibition Dates: January 20 - Feb 25, 2023


Show opens with a reception on Friday, January 20th from 5:30 - 7 pm and artists and the community are highly encouraged to attend.


There will be 2 cash prizes. People’s Choice Award ($150) and the 610 Choice Award ($100).  

March 2023
An Open Exhibition of Works
by Area Artists
April 20 - May 27, 2023
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(Annual Regional Exhibition with Cash Awards)

SHOW: April 20 - May 27, 2023  at the 610 Arts Collective, Ridgway, CO

ARTWORK REGISTRATION/DROP OFF: Sun, April 16th & Mon, April 17th, 2023

Public Voting For People’s Choice Award: April 20th-May 18th, 2023

Awards and Reception:  May 19, 2023 @ 6 pm

ARTIST PICKUP: May 30 & 31, 2023, 10 - 5 pm

2023 Exhibition Submissions
Notice of Changes at 610 Arts Collective Effective June 2023

The 610 Arts Collective will be initiating a change in the gallery in late May 2023.  The current positioning of the Exhibition space and "Gallery Shop" space will be flip-flopped in June 2023. 


After four years of watching human behavior in the space, we expect that this move will be beneficial to increase traffic, decrease theft of small items and  most of all, offer a deeper experience between the user and the exhibiting artist in a more-private space for reflection.  There will be upgrades made in the current gallery shop space for the switch including upgraded lighting and additional wall space with a suspended featurette in front of the main window (with opportunities to showcase a work on both sides).  If you are interested in applying for a 2023 exhibition slot in the "new" space, head here.

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