Sparkopolis Gallery Call for Entries Announced

Juried Show Featured at this Year’s Fundraising Event

THORNTON, Colo.­—June 22, 2011–On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011, Sparkopolis is back at Anythink Wright Farms. The Rangeview Library Friends Foundation’s annual fundraising event celebrates creativity with interactive experiences of tantalizing sights, sounds and tastes. This year’s event also includes an art gallery showcasing the work of the best Denver/Front Range-area artists. Interested artists can submit one to three pieces that they are willing to sell for $50-$500, with 25 percent of profits going to benefit the Rangeview Library Friends Foundation.

Money raised from this year’s event will fund Anythink’s Nature Explore gardens. Nature Explore designs spectacular children’s gardens that inspire kids to spend time outdoors. With spaces for building, making mud pies and exploring, these gardens will be the perfect extension to the creative spaces at Anythink.

Submission Guidelines

Selection committee members are looking for pieces that explore themes of nature and creativity, inspire creativity in others or are inspired by Anythink’s mission to “open doors for curious minds.” This is a juried show.

Submission requirements are as follows:

· Provide digital images (.pdf, .jpg or .png) of one to three artworks, each image no more than 800x800 pixels or 300 KB.

· If submitting pieces the artist wants to exhibit, please include title, medium, dimensions, artist name and price.

· If submitting pieces that are characteristic samples of the artist’s style with the intent of creating a new piece or pieces if chosen for the show, please let us know that when submitting.

· Include contact information in submission along with best way to reach the artists.

Send submissions to with “SPARKOPOLIS GALLERY” in the subject line no later than Friday, July 15, 2011. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Monday, Aug. 1, 2011.

Each of the selected artists will receive one complimentary ticket to the event, valued at $75. Three artists designated best in show will each receive one additional complimentary ticket to the event.

Artwork selected for the show must be matted and delivered to the following address no later than Monday, Aug. 15, 2011:

Anythink Support Services

5877 East 120th Ave.

Thornton, CO 80602

The art show will be a feature of Sparkopolis 2011 on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Anythink Wright Farms at the address above. Unsold artworks must be picked up by Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. Prominent donors, community movers and shakers, and many others who support the arts in our area will see participating artists’ work.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at For event sponsorship information, please contact Mahala Evans at