RISE: 3rd Annual Art Exhibit

Artist submission page


Show run: April 5-28

Art submission deadline: March 1

Thank you for your interest in submitting artwork for The Blue Bench's 2024 April art show, RISE. This is The Blue Bench's third annual art show featuring art by survivors of sexual violence. The purpose of this show is to showcase the voices, stories, and healing journeys of survivors of sexual violence.

This art show will be held at the RemainReal Fine Art gallery on Santa Fe, 901 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80204. This show will be hung in the gallery April 1st through the 4th, with the exhibit opening April 5th. The exhibit will close on April 28th.

Art submission will close March 1, 2024.

What to know:

  • This show is free to enter. 
  • If selected, you will need to drop off your artwork at The Blue Bench main office or at the gallery location. Instructions for drop off will be given after your artwork has been selected. 
  • There will be a private reception for TBB staff, artists, etc. for the show. Details to follow
  • You will need to have your art ready to be hung prior to drop off. This means you will need to have your canvases wired, and any artwork or photographs done on paper need to be framed with hanging hardware. If you are submitting written work, please have it printed and framed with hanging hardware for drop off. If you have any other ways you'd like written pieces to be presented, please let us know in the form below. 
    • If you are unable to have your artwork ready for hanging prior to the show, email Carolyn Ferrick at (cferrick@thebluebench.org) to discuss other options.
  • You may submit up to three pieces of art per artist. Note that this is subject to change.
  • We are accepting paintings, drawings, photos, written works, and other mediums. If you are interested in doing any type of performance piece or oral reading, please email Carolyn Ferrick at (cferrick@thebluebench.org) to discuss your ideas. 
  • Size limitation: Max 36" width. If you would like to submit a piece larger than these dimensions, please reach out to Carolyn Ferrick at (cferrick@thebluebench.org

To submit your art, please fill out the submission form below.

First and Last Name
Artist pronouns
How would you like your name to appear on the artwork label (please indicate "anonymous" if you'd like to remain anonymous or please feel free to select a pseudonym)
Phone Number
Have you participated in RISE before? If so, how many previous shows have you done?
What is the title of the piece that you would like included on the artwork label? Type in "Untitled" if no title.
Please write a brief submission description to appear with this piece (Limited to 1000 Characters).
Art Medium
Please provide the dimensions (Height and Width in inches) of your submission.
2nd submission: What is the title of the piece that you would like included on the artwork label? Type in "Untitled" if no title.
2nd submission: Please write a brief submission description of your work to appear with this piece (Limited to 1000 Characters).
2nd submission: art medium
2nd submission: Please provide the dimensions (Height and Width in inches) of your work
3rd submission: What is the title of work that you would like included on the artwork label? Type in "Untitled" if no title.
3rd submission: Please write a brief submission description of your work to appear with this piece (Limited to 1000 Characters).
3rd submission: art medium
3rd submission: Please provide the dimensions (Height and Width in inches) of your work.
Upload a picture of your submission(s) here (multiple photo upload available)
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What else would you like us to know?

Please check this box if you agree to allow The Blue Bench to use an image of your artwork in any of the promotional materials, including online/social media, related to this art show.

Please check this box if you are interested in selling your artwork at the show.
If you answered yes to selling your artwork, please indicate the price and title of work that you would like listed on the artwork label.