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fooLPRoof contemporary art

3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Hours: Wed. 11-6 / Thurs-Fri. 6-9:30 / Sat 12-4

Always open by appointment

Tel. +1 303-641-3472
Email -  laura@foolproofcontemporaryart.com

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Currently the gallery is selecting and scheduling - main gallery area, the community gallery and pop-up exhibitions and events.  We are interested to hear any and all proposals for pop-ups - Feature exhibition slots last 6 weeks and Art centric pop-ups last 1-3 nights. 

LOCATION the gallery is next door to the Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery, Dio Mio and Julep. With The Populist and Bar Fausto in the block to the south. The winery runs a very successful tasting room during gallery hours. RINO (River North Art District) is known as an art district where art is made..visitors like to see process and discuss practice.

THE SPACE: the gallery is a curated space - exhibition area encompasses the Main and Community Gallery on 6 week cycles. We feature key works from visual practices of regional, national and international artists - the Main Gallery is an expansive room with high ceilings featuring sculpture, installation and 2-d works. We are in a high traffic art centric and tourist region of Denver.  70-80% of visitors to the gallery are visitors from out of state. It is our mission to expose our visitors to new contemporary works and artists and their work to a clientele of urban sophisticates and art centric visitors from NY, LA, San Francisco, Chicago.  Our neighborhood is a loft area that welcomes new arrivals to the neighborhood and Denver.

Lonely Planet, Time, Vogue and Luxury Traveler have all touted RINO as one of the top 10 neighborhoods to visit in the US - SoHo and Tribeca are compared to RINO - we are a gentrifying warehouse district immediately north of Downtown Denver with an extensive array of breweries, wineries and small chef run restaurants.  Pick up one of our postcards at the airport, check us out on Facebook,  Sculpture Magazine and the RINO Crow.  Exhibition receptions  occur on a monthly First Friday events concurrent with the RINO CROW First Friday publication.

MISSION - fooLPRoof's mission is to provide high visibility high traffic exhibition opportunities for our artists. We are an alternative to traditional commercial galleries and co-op art spaces providing gallery goers and artists access to Denver's most prolific and cutting edge artists situated in a popular neighborhood with a very sophisticated art centric demographic. To provide high end visual experiences for buyers and artists alike hang out or exhibit in our prime location. 

The exhibition space is owned and operated by 3240design LLC who's Creative Director, Laura Phelps Rogers oversees their projects.

We currently are featuring 3 artists in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum, 1 who is in the Kirkland Museum, the grandson of cutting edge artist Jack Bilbo, 4 Art Department Heads, Emerging artists that have been reviewed, Several Members of the Women's Caucus For Art and a few artists just starting out.  If we don't have what you need we will find it. 

 

 

 

 

 

WE LOVE WHAT WE DO and we are committed to supporting artists - and to Denver's newest art crowd. Providing quality contemporary art for your home and business.

fooLPRoof contemporary art is slated to be one of Denver's top contemporary art spaces. Situated in the trendy Upper Larimer area on the edge of RINO art district.  Most experience the district on foot or by ride sharing to visit unique businesses, take in the warehouse architecture.  The gallery is right in the heart of a trend setting demographic that can not be matched by other Denver galleries.

GALLERY TYPE - fooLPRoof  contemporary art gallery is curated gallery. We have a Community Gallery flanking the Main Gallery.  The Gallery Director has an open mind in her contemporary curatorial approach utilizing forward thinking, conceptual, dimensional and problem solving processes for exhibitions. We have a focus on matching clients with work(s) for their homes and commercial spaces.

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ARTIST INFO: The gallery is offering at least four different types of exhibition opportunities - There is a $35 application fee designed to support the time it takes to vet high quality, dedicated contemporary artists. It includes a portfolio and CV review with feedback directed to provide commercial and occasionally practice feedback to identify works to fit in the gallery.   References and/or background checks may be required.

The gallery identifies itself as a hybrid of a traditional commercial gallery and an artist run co-op space. The gallery model cuts the of dealing with a traditional commercial gallery and offering high end exhibition slots at a fraction of exhibiting in a co-op model (with no advertising sitting or meetings)

The somewhat experimental approach to a gallery business model in the Main Gallery space, offers an amazing exhibition space. The business model has ten times the exhibition opportunities for artists used to co-op spaces where 27-29 artists exhibit in a year and distilled it down to a high end presentation for each artist in a curated space with up to 27 artists per exhibition cycle - while also doubled the time in exhibition cycles. The gallery model in return asks exhibitors to assume a portion of the risk that revolves around the question of whether their work will sell or not. 

The Gallery sponsors artists with a commission only opportunities in the: Community Gallery, Artist Pop-ups, Artist Demos and Workshops. 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES: (1) A reduced commission structure in the Main Gallery creates an opportunity for - Artists represented by other galleries to exhibit and apply through their gallery for feature exhibition opportunities for specific works in RINO.  (2)  Artists interested in an alternative to monthly dues and meetings of co-ops (3) Artists tired of producing solo shows in obscure locations that only last a few weeks. (4) Artists tired of traditional commercial gallery representation. (5) The gallery is considering artists interested in making specific lines or bodies of work exclusive to the gallery - an alternative to committing entire practices to a gallery - if selected, those artists and their work will be made available to commercial clients when not exhibiting. (6) Long term exhibitors may be eligible to apply to RINOMADE gallery in RINO or the GlassHall gallery managed by the Gallery Director. (7) The gallery focuses on developing a community among exhibiting artists and a supportive environment designed to focus on the success of the gallery through:  pop-up events, workshops, demonstrations, social media participation and dropping in on peak nights and First Friday events to talk about their work. (7) Professional presentation of work(s) in an uncluttered curated setting

ARTISTS: Identify if you are applying to the Main or Community Gallery and make sure you have all the required information. The Gallery Director WILL NOT VISIT WEBSITES TO SELECT WORK- Add your juried application to your cart and watch for our Rolling Call coming on callforentry.org !

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