Art Safari – Call For Artists

The Arts Coalition of Erie would love to have you participate in our upcoming Art Safari Reception and Exhibit, coming up in August.

If you feel like your work would be a good fit for this upcoming exhibit, please click here and fill out the form and send it to

Safari Flyer

Day of the Dead Art Show

It will soon be that time of year again when the spirits of our lost loved ones will come back to visit us for one night–“El Dia de los Muertos” or the Day of the Dead. The Arts Coalition of Erie will be hosting a special art show this October 18th-November3nd for this wonderful Mexican holiday that celebrates life and death with colorful skeletons and altars dedicated to those who have passed on from this world.

One of our creative A.C.E. members, Laurie Anderson, will be hosting a “Day of the Dead” art show, with the hanging on October 18th.  The reception for this show will be held Saturday, November 1st which is the actual 1rst day of the traditional celebration, the day that honors the spirits of departed children or “angelitos.” November 2nd is the day that honors adult spirits.

Laurie plans to build an altar with pictures, objects and flowers to remember lost loved ones during the show and she may decorate the tall Mexican style plain white votive candles with pictures of art by famous artists who have passed.  She’s also thinking of holding a workshop on decorating those candles for the general public. Many of her ideas are still in the planning stages.

Laurie says ” I am also thinking of doing some sort of art workshop in early Oct., before the show hangs, maybe skeleton painting or shadow boxes with a skeleton scene would be a good subject, and then people who have made a painting or box could hopefully enter it in the “Day of the Dead” art show. “

 Follow Laurie’s planning ideas in the next few months to see what she has in mind for her “Day of the Dead” art show on Oct. 18th and make plans to come to the reception to see all the vibrant skeleton artwork on November 1st!

Judge Says Members’ Show Tough to Decide

The A.C.E. Member’s Art Show opened on Friday, June 7th and received many surprising, diverse entries. Our juror, Mala Setaram-Wolfe, reviewed all the 2 Dimensional and 3 Dimensional pieces and made her determination for the award winners on Saturday, June 8th. Ms. Setaram-Wolfe said she was very impressed the diversity of the pieces entered and the artistry of our members. She also said she had a very difficult time with her decision, especially on the 3 Dimensional art.

Ms. Setaram-Wolfe, is originally from Chicago. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a member of the Artist’s Cooperative Artemesia Gallery.

She exhibits regularly at the Edge Gallery in Denver and currently has an exhibition in Chicago. She has exhibited internationally for over 25 years from Iceland and Korea to Cuba and France.

Being an educator, Ms. Setaram-Wolfe also has a passion for children and serves on the board of the Colorado Academy of Educators of the Gifted, Talented and Creative. She was instrumental in getting the Arvada Public Art Ordinance passed while on the Arvada Arts Council.

The A.C.E. Members’ Art Show reception for all members and the public will be held Saturday, June 14, 2014, 7:00-9:00 p.m., at the A.C.E. center at 625 Pierce St., Erie, Colorado. (corner of Wells and Pierce) Ms. Setaram-Wolfe will be present to give some insight into her decision making. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served during the evening event.

Please plan to join us for this festive occasion.

Erie Community Christmas Art Show

Call for Entries:
All mediums accepted both 2D and 3D.

Entries for Adults and Children’s corner available.

The Erie Community Art Show is open to all artists working in any media

There will be cash prizes for Best of Show, and First, Second and Third Places for the following categories;

2-D Media, includes painting, drawing, or other items made to be seen from one side only.

3-D Media, items meant to be seen from all sides or to be handled or worn.

Adult Division

Best of Show (2-D/3-D combined) $150

First $ 50

Second $ 35

Third $ 15

Children’s Corner Division

2 Age Groups (8 to 11 and 12 to 15)

Best of Show (each age group) $ 50

First $ 30

Second $ 15

Third $ 5

How to Enter:

Entries must be received no later than Decem-ber 2, 2013:

by mail at Arts Coalition of Erie, P.O. Box 190, Erie, Colorado 80516

hand delivered during posted hours at the Art Center of Erie, 625 Pierce St. Erie, Colorado, 80516,

by e-mail at

Children’s Corner Division applications submitted by e-mail should be sent to

For entry form and complete details, please click here.

Submission Deadline:
December 2, 2013

Exhibit Dates:
December 5th – 31st

Public Reception:
December 7th, 2013    3:00 – 7:00 PM

Entrance Fee:
*Adult Division

$30 1st piece

$5 each additional – up to two

*Children’s Division

$2 for entry, one piece allowed

For further information stop by the Erie Arts Center.

1st Annual Photography Show

Call for Entries:
Photography in both color and black & white

Categories include:

  • Erie Openspace and Trails
  • Landscapes
  • People and Animals
  • Still life and Floral

The Arts Coalition of Erie is excited to partner with the Town of Erie Open Spaces & Trails Advisory Board to hold their first juried Photography Show.

A highlight of this show is the spotlight on the beauty of the Open Spaces and Trails located within the Town of Erie. A special category has been added, both in color and B&W for this focus.

Photos submitted for the OSTAB category may be chosen for inclusion on the Town of Erie Open Spaces & Trails website!

All work must be the original work of the photographer and executed in a professional manner. Work must be appropriate for general public viewing and identical to mailed CD entry. Work previously shown in an Erie Art Show is not eligible. All local photographers 18 and over are invited to enter this juried event.

How to Enter:

 1. Mail your entry form (see back of brochure) and entry fee to the Arts Coalition of Erie.

2. Email .JPEGs of your entries to:

Submission Deadline:
September 30, 2013

Exhibit Dates:
October 12th – November 2nd

Public Reception:
October 26th 6-8PM.

Entrance Fee:
$25 for up to 3 pieces

$5 for each addional up to 6 pieces total

For further information, please contact Nancy Loge at