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fooLPRoof contemporary art

3240 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80205

Winter Hours: Wed. 12-4 / Thurs 12-4 /Fri. 12- 8 / Sat 12-4

Always open by appointment

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

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 and Hop Alley just to the North. 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 Extension 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. Join a clientele of urban sophisticates and art centric visitors from NY, LA, San Francisco, Chicago.  Our neighborhood is a SoHo type loft area that welcomes our 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 - 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 Visit Denver, check us out on Facebook,  Sculpture Magazine and the RINO Crow.  Exhibition receptions occur every two months with monthly First Friday events concurrent with the RINO CROW publication.

MISSION - fooLPRoof's mission is to provide high end, high visibility and 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. We are committed to high end visual experiences for buyers and artists alike - hang out - or exhibit in our prime location. 

We currently are featuring artists in the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum, two in the Kirkland Museum, the grandson of cutting edge artist Jack Bilbo, 4 Art Department Heads and 3 University professionals, Well known local artists, early and mid and late-career artists as well as emerging artists.  Our focus is to provide clients access to a stable of artists to purchase works from the gallery but to also consider our art consulting and fabrication capabilities to help clients with custom and site-specific works in the commercial and residential sectors. We don't have what you are looking for we will assist you in acquiring exactly what you need. Our consultation services are available to clients and artists to develop and modify exhibited works to meet our client’s needs and scale. We are a full service art consulting firm with a top notch exhibition space. Customer service is our priority as we pride ourselves in our ability to go above and beyond to meet our client’s needs.

GALLERY TYPE - fooLPRoof  contemporary art gallery is a curated gallery. We have an Extension 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. She considers works of conceptual nature as well as installation works.






WE LOVE WHAT WE DO and we are committed to supporting artists - developing their career trajectory and introducing them to commercial clients outside the gallery. We cater to Denver's newest art crowd - providing quality contemporary art for your home and business in every price point, every medium from artists in every skill level.

fooLPRoof contemporary art is 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.



CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - Currently the gallery is selecting and scheduling on 6 week cycles - applications are on a rolling basis - exhibition areas: main gallery and extension gallery. Pop-up demonstrations and events require an application.  Please read the Prospectus for required documents and application instructions. All proposals for exhibitors and pop-ups considered - with the exception - the gallery does not review traditional representational work - Each artist accepted receives a feature exhibition spot that lasts 6 weeks and Art centric pop-ups last 1-3 nights.  The gallery curates work in to cohesive exhibitions - offering high end exhibition opportunities - If accepted artists become apart of a community of artists and based upon their commitment to the space and ability to consider scaling work up or for custom commercial or unique residential applications - have the potential to become apart of ongoing opportunities and project considerations.

A $35 application fee is required to support the time it takes to vet high quality and dedicated contemporary artists. Application includes a portfolio and CV review with feedback directed to provide commercial and practice feedback to identify both works to fit the gallery and potential for designing works for commercial spaces.   References and/or background checks may be required.

fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery identifies itself as a hybrid of a traditional commercial gallery and co-op space. The gallery model cuts the cost of dealing with a traditional commercial gallery - by offering high end exhibition slots and a commission structure at a fraction of traditional commercial gallery commissions or co-op exhibition fees (no sitting, advertising costs or meetings required at fooLPRoof)

fooLPRoof contemporary art gallery has a new approach to a gallery business model. The Main Gallery space, offers an amazing exhibition space. The business model ten x the exhibition opportunities for artists in co co-op models where 27-29 artists exhibit in a year - distilling it down to a high end presentation for each artist in a curated setting with up to 38 artists per exhibition cycle - we also doubled the time in exhibition cycles at co-ops. The gallery model asks exhibitors to assume a small portion of the risk that revolves around the question of whether their work will sell or not. 

The reduced commission structure creates an opportunity for - Artists of all kinds including artists represented by other galleries. Artists may apply individually or apply through their gallery for short term feature exhibition opportunities. Represented artists may desire to bring specific works, works from fairs such as Art Basel or to or expose themselves to the Denver market or RINO art district.  

Artists make sure you have all the required information together to submit. The Gallery Director WILL NOT VISIT WEBSITES TO SELECT WORK - Click on any box in Prospectus or under Discover - exhibition opportunities to add your application fee to your cart (and watch for our Rolling Call coming on callforentry.org !)

The exhibition space is owned and operated by 3240design LLC Creative Director, Laura Phelps Rogers oversees their projects. We are an art fabrication company - it our goal to match artists with commercial client needs - this extends the gallery model to matching clients up with work(s) for both homes and commercial spaces. Scaling sculpture up to meet commercial and municipal clients needs is part of the gallery's services.