Department of Art & Design
The Fort Lewis College Art Gallery welcomes exhibition proposals and portfolios of artwork for consideration. Submissions are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed by the gallery director.
As a research component of the Fort Lewis College academic art program, the Art Gallery strives to present exceptional work from emerging and established artists. We seek to inspire and enlighten FLC artists, students, and staff; to build new audiences for contemporary art; and to forge connections between artists and the wider community.
Each academic year (August through April), we present 4 to 5 exhibitions by local, regional, and national artists in addition to regularly scheduled student shows and one faculty show. We are interested in exhibiting diverse media, viewpoints, and artistic practices, but these are not requirements.
As an educational gallery, we show work that is experimental and non-commercial, and we also present works for sale. In the case of sales, the Art Gallery takes a 20% commission. As part of our educational mission, we encourage exhibiting artists to engage with students through talks, workshops, demonstrations, and other related events.
The gallery director reviews submissions on an ongoing basis as time permits. Please be aware that we typically set the exhibition schedule 1 to 2 years ahead of time. Artwork that is not appropriate for the venue (liability concerns, space considerations, etc.) or is not a good fit with the gallery’s mission may be declined. If at any time you would like your materials returned, please contact the Art Gallery.
We will contact you if we are interested in receiving additional materials or information from you. PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL ARTWORK OR VALUABLE/IRREPLACEABLE MATERIALS. We will handle submitted materials with care, but the Art Gallery does not assume responsibility for lost or damaged materials.
The Art Gallery exhibition space includes 130 lineal feet of display area and is divided into a central gallery and two smaller adjacent coves.
Clearly label all materials with the artist’s name. Submit written materials in hardcopy form.
Proposals for guest-curated exhibitions should demonstrate strength and originality of concept, quality of the participants and selected work(s), and the ability to combine these elements in an exhibition. All materials must be clearly labeled with the submitter’s name and/or name of the proposal. Submit written materials in hardcopy form.
If the nature of the proposal makes it difficult to identify all of the potential artists or works to be included, an outline and examples of what the curator is proposing will suffice.
Paul Booth, Interim Gallery Director
Department of Art & Design Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301