Open Call for Artwork by ASLD members

Exhibition Dates: September 29-October 20, 2023

Location: Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St.

Opening Reception: Friday, September 29 | 5:30-8:00PM

Call for Entry: September 4-10, 2023

Artwork Dropoff: September 11-17, 2023

Everyone has something to say and in 2023 our communication has experienced rapid evolutions.  With technological advances like social media, cell phones, Facetime, Zoom, and email, we are able to communicate with unprecedented immediacy.  While our methods of communication have evolved it doesn’t mean the ways of old have devolved.  Come and celebrate the marriage of the written word and visual artwork in our postcard exhibit, A Message in the Madness.  Artists are invited to send messages & musings behind a work of visual art to be displayed here and then sent away to the artist’s designated recipient.  Messages and artwork may be specific to the recipient, or not.  We welcome artwork crafted for loved ones, artwork of social justice and activism, artwork about history, abstract masterpieces or simply art for art’s sake destined for a deserving recipient. You decide.


Open Call

Message In the Madness is an open call exhibit. Artists may submit up to two submissions.  This exhibit is unique in that all postcards submitted for this exhibition will not be for sale, but rather mailed to purposeful destinations to be determined by the artist.  Postcards may be sent to individuals, organizations, etc. We support all work and messages however we will not send “hate mail.”  If you desire a specific stamp, you must include it on your postcard at the time of drop-off.  Otherwise postcards will be given a standard stamp.


  • Each artist must complete the Open Call Entry and Artwork Loan Agreement forms for entry online or in person at the Registration office at time of drop-off.
  • Please attach a photo of your piece with your online submission form.
  • To qualify for mailing at the First-Class Mail postcard price, it must be:At least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick. No more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick.
  • Work must have a clear, legible, designated address for where it is to go at the end of the exhibit.
  • Front and backs of postcards will be displayed in the exhibit.
  • Submissions that do not meet theme and/or submission guidelines of the exhibit will be excluded at the discretion of ASLD and / or exhibition curator.

Artwork may be dropped off at ASLD’s Registration window between 8:30AM – 6:30PM starting September 11-September 17th.  Please note that we close at 4:30PM Saturday’s and Sundays.