Dairy Arts Center

Open Call for “Vessels”

Call for Entry

Pictured above: Hannah Leathers


The Dairy Arts Center is seeking artists of all disciplines to participate in an open call for art around the theme of “Vessels”. Accepted works will be on view in a group exhibition held in the Dairy’s McMahon Gallery through December 2nd, 2022 – January 28th, 2023. 

What is a vessel and what is its function? Does it need to contain or hold in order to be considered a vessel, or can an object, image, or idea act as an incubator and grow something within? Can the body be considered a vessel? Can we collectively create an idea that acts as a vessel?

All mediums accepted 

Works over 72″ in any direction will not be accepted, please reach out for with questions concerning large work

Free to submit, works submitted are not guaranteed  to be shown on display

Shipping costs associated with applicants located outside of Boulder will be at the expense of the artist, all works will be placed on sale (60%/40% artist/Dairy commission),



How to Submit:

Fill out the form below with your contact information, written artist statement, written artist bio, as well as a single document with all image information (Title, Medium, Size, Date, Price (or NFS) 

Please submit all images in format (last_first_piece number): ex. Smith_Diane_1.jpg 

Submissions not following guidelines will be disqualified. Submissions sent past the deadline will not be considered.

Deadline to Submit: May 5th

Notification of Inclusion: May 27th 

Exhibition Dates: December 2nd, 2022 – January 28th, 2023

Contact Curator of Visual Arts, Drew Austin (drew@thedairy.org), with any questions


Open Call for Vessels

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