CALL FOR ENTRY April 1–July 12, 2021 | Call for entry for hand-crafted, crowd sourced or SPOD book-works that include movable components beyond opening the cover or turning the pages. Curated by Abecedarian Artists’ Books
Exhibitions at ASLD
ASLD hosts a variety of exhibitions at our historic Grant Street location and in partnership with various creative spaces throughout the community. Representing the diversity of the thriving Denver arts community, our exhibitions also provide an opportunity to examine current trends and purchase original fine art from faculty, students, and celebrated artists from across the United States.
December 4 – January 24 | We’re ready to head into 2021 with our community leading the way. Help fill our courtyard with reflections on the past year and hopes for the new one. Anyone and everyone is welcome to participate.
August 28 – October 31 |Gregg Deal is an artist and member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Nation. His outdoor installation in the courtyard of ASLD will consider the identity of contemporary indigenous people in the US. Join Gregg for his Visiting Artist Talk (Sep 10) and Workshop: Power of Presence (Sep 12).
February 8 – April 2 | An outdoor Sculpture Exhibit: Curated by ASLD faculty member Dea Shea. Come find a moment of peace among the artwork in the ASLD courtyard.
August 29 – October 31 | An outdoor Ekphraistik Exhibit: Curated by Holly-Kai Hurd and Suzi Q. Smith. Join us for a conversation of words, visual art, and performance to illustrate the Black experience and current climate in 8 parts.
JUL 28 – AUG 31, 2020 | In its 5th iteration, ASLD exhibits national ceramic artists’ functional works in our national juried biennial exhibition on the fine art of dining.
JAN 31–MAR 15, 2020 | In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, join us for an exploration of the material we love to hate: plastic. This exhibit explores the many ways plastic touches and shapes contemporary art and, by extension, life. Forward-looking and hopeful, you’ll come away from The Plasticene with a greater appreciation for all the things plastic does well and with hope that solutions to its environmental toll are within reach. Curated by Kalliopi Monoyios.
DEC 13, 2019–JAN 17, 2020 | Guest juror Louise Martorano, Executive Director of Redline Contemporary Art Center will bring together all mediums that embody the power and complexity of femininity with topics surrounding feminism, body image, motherhood, gender and much more.
OCT 4–NOV 29 2019| This exhibit features a collection of international works from acclaimed Korean artist, LIM Ok-sang, who critically engages folklore, the people and politics in his work.
AUG 16–SEP 29, 2019 | ASLD invites members and faculty to highlight the very best in paper and ink—whether scratched, developed, etched, stenciled, added or collaged.
JUNE 21–AUG 2, 2019 | A unique interactive exhibition featuring the fiber and crochet-inspired artwork by Denver’s collaborators Ladies Fancywork Society. We invite you to play!
FEB 22–APR 5, 2019 | This exhibition highlights the many ways our talented community features animals as the main subject and focal point of their artwork.
DEC 7, 2018–JAN 6, 2019 | This exhibit showcases the myriad ways artists in our community work with paper, and highlights the enormous talent of our members and faculty at ASLD.
OCT 12 – NOV 18, 2018 | For this invitational group show, ASLD invited local artists to shed light on the intricate and dynamic nature of encaustic medium.
AUG 24–SEP 28, 2018 | Traditional codex, printed letterpress, sculptural objects and one-of-a-kind editions, this juried exhibition engages a cornucopia of Artists’ Books.