Some of Colorado’s best modern galleries and artists – old and new – will be showcased at the Denver Modernism Show.

Artwork by past and present Denver Modernism Exhibitors: Tim McCay, Charlie Harper, Laurie Lynnx Murphy, Hark Penner-Howell and Phil Bender


in the Denver Modernism Show:

1) Rent a booth space (minimal jury process – we just make sure your style is a good fit.)

2) Submit Entries to our “Denver Modernism Gallery”  – a juried art show on our main show floor.






Curated by Elizabeth M. Licence

Juror: Dana Cain

$200 Cash Prize for Best in Show!

Call for Artists:  Are you MODERN?

How do you interpret Modernism? Is your work an homage to the past or a continuation of those ideas? Do you gain inspiration from the googie styles of the 1950s, or the sleek lines of Le Courbousier?  All genres, styles, and mediums will be considered, as long as they relate to the theme of “modernism”.

This is your chance to have your work seen by over 4000 art and culture lovers, who will be coming ready to shop at the Denver Modernism Show! The show is held at the Denver National Western Complex Expo Hall.

Enter as many works as you like, each entry is only $10.00! Entry fees do not guarantee acceptance  into the show, which will be determined by our juror. All entries should be made electronically, as emailed jpegs; if you need an alternative submission method please contact  us for instructions. Accepted artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of  their artwork to and from the Expo Hall. If you  need to ship work, please contact for more  information. 

Jpeg submissions, info and payments are due by August 8th.

Entries are just $10 each. 

Online entry forms coming soon.


Sat, Aug 12 – Deadline for submissions, midnight

Mon, Aug. 14 – Notify artists of acceptance status by midnight

Thurs, Aug 24 –  Accepted artists deliver work to National Western Complex Expo Hall, 2-6 pm.

Fri, Aug. 25 – Opening Night. Accepted Artist plus one guest admitted to Preview Party, 6-10pm.

Sun, Aug. 27- Closing Date: Artists must pick up work at National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4-6 pm.

The Fine Print:

Please format all images as .jpgs at 72 dpi, no larger than 1920 pixels in any direction.

Each image file must be named as follows; Artist first and last name_Title of Piece_Size in Inches please follow this example: John Doe_Untitled_13x24in.jpeg

Requirements: All work must be dry and ready to properly hang. Set-up diagram must accompany multiple-piece works. All selected art must remain in place for the duration of the show. Accepted art may be photographed for publicity purposes. The curator retains the right to reject any work that is not as represented in the submitted image, or work that does not have appropriate hanging materials. All work must have the artist’s name, the title of the work, the price of the work, and a contact phone number and email clearly labeled on the back. Sculptors must provide their own pedestal if they wish to have one.

Delivery: Delivery and pick up of accepted work is the sole responsibility of the artist. If you need to ship work, please contact us at for further details. Accepted work is to be dropped off at the National Western Complex Expo Hall, 4655 Humboldt St. (Washington exit off of I-70; refer to map on website for further details) on the Thursday before the show, between 2:00-6:00p.m. Work must be picked up at the same location on Sunday ( last day of the show ) from 4:00-6:00 p.m. As there is no on-site storage available, we cannot ensure the safety of any work left after that time.

Sales:The Denver Modernism Show will handle sale and delivery of all artwork sold, and will retain a 25% commission on works sold. Artists will be paid for sold work at the pick-up time on Sunday.

Liability:The Denver Modernism Show will take all precautions to protect your art, but is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS DUE TO DAMAGE OR THEFT. We provide overnight security & professional handling staff.

A booth full of Rex Ray artwork was a huge hit in 2009!



If you don’t want to wait around for the email saying if you’re in the show or not – just GET A BOOTH!  In addition to the special juried gallery section, the Denver Modernism Show will also feature many booths dedicated to galleries, art dealers and individual artists. So we will have an incredible selection of modern and vintage modern art!

Booth costs start at just $325.

See the Exhibitor Page for more info!

Artist Mel Strawn at the Sandra Phillips Gallery Booth, 2007

Ivar Zeile at the Plus Gallery booth

Denver’s fashion queen, Mona Lucero, visits Phil Bender’s booth.

The David B. Smith Gallery booth featured SHAG prints and originals for sale in 2009 and 2012.