Veterans Supporting Each other Through the Arts

Denver’s VFW Post 1 Commissions Glass Poppies from Tacoma’s Museum of Glass “Hot Shop Heroes”

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Michael Mitchel, post commander of VFW Post 1 in Denver, Colorado commissioned 100 glass poppies from Hot Shop Heroes at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 2018. The poppies will be available for purchase to support the revival and renovation of Denver’s VFW Post 1, our country’s oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars post and home of the only VFW Post Veterans Arts Council.

For seven years Center Forward has featured the best images in contemporary photography and photo-based work. Submit your photographs now for this acclaimed call for entry. Emerging to established artists are encouraged to submit. All types of photographic processes and subjects are eligible for selection and exhibition.

Join us in Honoring Fort Collin’s own Center for Fine Art Photography Executive Director Hamidah Glasgow, 2018 recipient of the Hal Gould Vision in Photography Award at the Colorado Photographic Art Center in Denver. Hamidah has been the executive director for the Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado for nine years. Her direction has provided our community with a nationally recognized voice in the contemporary photographic dialog and continues to guide and mentor both emerging and established photographers internationally.

Join us for our reception April 6, 6:00-8:00 pm for the Illuminate Photography Exhibition with The Center for Fine Art Photography. Free admission. Juror Peggy Sue Amison chose 40 artists from around the world for this upcoming exhibition. Beer provided by Odell Brewing Co. and light snacks served.

Submit your photographs to our 12th annual Juried black and white photography exhibition! All Black and White photography is eligible for submission. All types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition. This includes all film, alternative processes, traditional, digital,  and all post-production techniques. All subject matter is welcome. All sizes are eligible. Juried by Catherine Couturier of the Catherine Couturier Gallery. Awards, Gallery Exhibition, Online Exhibition, Portfolio Reviews, Reception, Promotions and more! Login or Create a Free Account to Get Started

Preparing Your Organization and Your Donors for Shifts in the Charitable Tax Deduction

On January 1, the 2018 Tax Cuts & Jobs Act went into effect, a substantial change to the U.S. tax code which has the potential to negatively impact arts and culture nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways. One of the most significant impacts will come in changes related to the thresholds and amounts associated with the charitable tax deduction. This 100-year-old provision was designed to stimulate giving to charities and other organizations serving the public good by providing an opportunity to claim a deduction as a reduction in an individual’s tax burden. While the repercussions of the federal tax code changes are still emerging, and corresponding shifts in state-by-state tax policy may impact your situation, the notes that follow are an introductory primer. If you have questions about state-level implications, we recommend you reach out to your state comptroller or state association of nonprofits.

Step into the Fear

Above the door of my theatre teacher’s classroom is the saying, “Step into the fear.” This saying has become a motivation of mine during this turbulent environment where support for arts education is more important than ever before. As a theatre student, history and human behavior jump off the page and come alive, forming an ensemble of different perspectives from a wide range of characters. These characters help me better understand the evolving world in which I live and inspire me to make a difference. Theatre has taught me to speak up, and this skill is not lost on me as an advocate. As I learn more and more about the world through plays, art, and music, I find myself with a greater efficacy and understanding of the value of arts advocacy.

Arts Advocacy Day Is Coming

Although years may really just be a number, in its 31 years, Arts Advocacy Day has seen six different U.S. presidents spanning both political parties. It’s witnessed sixteen different congressional sessions and eight different Speakers of the U.S. House. Through it all, every year, attendees hear that “the arts are bipARTtisan.” Because, no matter who’s in office, arts advocacy matters. Funding decisions are made every year. Who’s deciding this year may not be deciding next year. Who’s to remember what happened before? Who’s to know why it matters? Who’s to learn from each other? The answer is us. All of us. All of us together.

Come celebrate the Small Works artists and exhibition with us on Friday Evening, December 1st. Visit with the exhibiting international artists and Juror, Kat Kiernan. We will be offering beer from Odell Brewing Co., wine and light snacks for our visitors. The reception is free and open to all!

Call for Entry Theme | Landscapes
All types of photographic processes are eligible for this exhibition.

All selected artists’ work is exhibited in our Main Exhibition Space and in the Online Exhibition complete with artist website links. C4FAP also provides professional installation images, event Press Release and social media promotions with an audience of 180,000+ followers internationally. All artists and friends are welcome to celebrate the exhibition with us at the Reception.

First Friday Gallery Walk
The Center for Fine Art Photography

Friday, November 3, 2017
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us on November 3rd from 6:00 - 9:00 pm for our First Friday Gallery Walk. This First Friday will feature the Portfolio Showcase 10 exhibition, Astrid Reischwitz solo exhibition, and Photography as a Response exhibition. The Center participates in the community wide Gallery Walk on the First Friday of every month, by staying open until 9:00 pm for visitors of all ages. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

Panel Discussion about Art and Activism
November 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Center for Fine Art photography will host a panel discussion on Art and Activism with local professors, the Huffington Post's Christy Havranek, artists and visitors. We welcome and encourage all those who would like to listen and participate to attend this free event on November 9th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Please RSVP at the link.

Astrid Reischwitz: Stories from the Kitchen Table

Reception: October 20, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Exhibition: September 29- November 25, 2017

The Center for Fine Art photography presents Astrid Reischwitz’s Stories from the Kitchen Table exhibition and reception. The exhibition will be up at The Center from September 29th to November 25th. Please join us for the artist’s and public reception with free admission on October 20th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. The reception will be sponsored in kind by Odell Brewing Co.

Celebrating the first position in Arts Participation with the Colorado Arts Consortium by inviting all to stand in First Position (Ballet style as dance is the universal language) at 1p.m. mountain time in concert from the State Capitol  5280  mile high West side steps in Denver.  Saturday,  October 7,  Noon to two.  Save our Endowments. Contact 303-825-7570

Behind the Business: Learning about the 2017 BCA 10 Honorees, Best Businesses Partnering with Arts in America

On October 11, businesses of all types and sizes from all across the country—Vermont to Hawaii and eight states in between—will come together for the BCA 10 gala at the Central Park Boathouse in New York to be recognized by Americans for the Arts for their outstanding commitment to the arts. But WHO are these honorees? Learn more about their arts partnerships below including corporate performance groups, extensive art exhibits, and some fierce board leadership. 

Please join us for the 8th Annual Center Forward Exhibition & Reception. The reception will be held on September 22 from 5:30-8:00 pm and the Exhibition runs from August 25- September 30th.  46 artists were brought together by Juror and Executive Director, Hamidah Glasgow. The images displayed in the Main Exhibition space are inspiring and intriguing. The exhibition features a variety of works ranging from worldly perspectives and minimalist views.  


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