Call for Submissions – Open Exhibition

Ancestors Exhibition at the Museum of Friends

Dear Artist and Friends,

The Museum of Friends invites Artists in All Media of all levels to submit an installation of their artwork for inclusion for the 2018 “Ancestor” Exhibit as MOFs annual El Dia de los Muertos Exhibition. Each participant will have a 10’ area space in the ground floor changing exhibition area to design their installation that explores the theme of honor towards our Ancestors or important people in our lives who have passed.

Please consider submitting your work for an exhibition scheduled to open October 27th from 2 pm until 7 pm entitled “Ancestors.” This exhibition has been planned to acknowledge those who have passed and the people left behind who cope with loss. Loss is part of all of our shared experience. However this past summer in Huerfano County brought the Spring Creek fire and its aftermath. This was more than most of us were prepared to comprehend.

In respect to those who were effected by the fire and being evacuated and many who lost their homes, the Museum of Friends is inviting artists to create a new installation that explores mourning, loss or any aspect of the memory of ancestors.

Each participant will be given an approximate 10’ space to fill with photographs, zeroxes, gi-clee prints, original art, sculpture, fabric works and material ephemera or objects that reference the ancestor who has passed.

Please see Artist Submission form for relevant dates and information or give us a call to discuss your idea and how it may fit in with the show: 719-738-2858 or visit or email:

  • Entries: All media is eligible including large sculptures..  Work is not required to be for sale, however it is highly encouraged.  Works must be ready to display or hang upon arrival at the Museum and 3-D pieces must be stable.  MOF will not provide bases or stands.
  • Entry Fee: To help cover operating costs, there is a $35 non-refundable entry fee Payment is due at the time of entry and should be submitted with the entry form. Payment can be made by check or credit car, payable to the Museum of Friends.
  • Entry Dates: October 13th, Saturday or please make arrangements to drop off the week before. Museum reserves the right to reproduce images of the installations for promotional and educational purposes.
  • Sales: The Museum manages all sales and receives a 50% commission on the retail price.  If works are for sale, please include this in the pricing indicated on the entry form.


Download the Entry Form Here.

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