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Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition Call for Entry


Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition | Call for Entry

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 31, 2020




The Center for Visual Art (CVA) invites MSU Denver alumni to submit their work for consideration and inclusion in Reconnect: MSU Denver Alumni Exhibition. This juried exhibition will showcase the creative range of MSU Denver alumni both near and far. Jurors include Carlos Frésquez, Professor of Art, MSU Denver; Zoe Larkins, Assistant Curator, MCA Denver and Natascha Seideneck, Assistant Professor of Art, MSU Denver. Both Seideneck and Frésquez are proud MSU Denver alumni. Exhibition to open May 22, 2020 and run through July 18, 2020.



Open to all MSU Denver alumni who have graduated by May 2019 or earlier.



Artists are invited to submit up to six works in any medium including: painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, installation, ceramics, printmaking, photography, communication design, artist’s books, jewelry and metalwork, video, audio and performance.

  • Artists may submit up to six works. Additional entries will not be accepted.
  • 2D, 3D and 4D works in any media are accepted, however, artists should bear in mind that this is a group show and space may be a consideration.

Submissions must include:

  •  One professional quality representation of each work as follows:
    • 2D and 3D: At least one high-quality image of each work in a JPG format no larger than 2MB. Name each image file with the last name of the artist, title of work and year created (example: Name_Title_2019.jpg). Printed photographs, drawings, slides or original work will not be accepted.
    • 4D: One audio or video file in either a .MP4 or .WAV file format. CDs and DVDs will not be accepted.
  • Resume or CV
  • Contact Information, including:
    • Name
    • Address
    • Phone Number
    • Email Address (please use an address you check regularly)
    • Year Graduated
  • ​Submission Information, including:
    • Title(s) of each work
    • Material(s) of each work
    • Date of each work completion
    • Dimensions of each work (in feet or inches: H x W x D)
  • Artists have the option to include an artist statement if desired. An artist statement is not required.

Incorrect, incomplete, late or lost applications are not accepted. Submission constitutes agreement to the rules and details as published in this call of entry. All entrants will be notified of the results of the selection process. Please do not contact the Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver or Metropolitan State University of Denver about the status of your application.



All work must meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration.

  • Work must have been completed by an MSU Denver alumni who has graduated on or before May 2019.
  • Work must have been completed within the last five years (2014 or later).
  • Work must be in good condition and maintenance free for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Only entries that have been completed are eligible. If a selected work is found to be incomplete, it will be disqualified.



Works will be selected based on the quality and strength of work and the ability of the work to meet selection criteria.

Each entry will be reviewed by each juror. Selection of work is at the sole discretion of the jury and the Center for Visual Art, MSU Denver and may not be appealed.



Carlos Frésquez - Professor of Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Carlos Frésquez was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where he still resides. He received a BA from Metropolitan State College in 1980 and an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995. He is currently an Associate Professor at Metropolitan State University of Denver and is the area coordinator of Painting. He has exhibited his artwork in over 30 U.S. states and in ten different countries, including China, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Czech Republic and Russia and his work is in many museum collections including; The Albuquerque Museum of Art; The Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM; The Nelson Museum of Fine Art, Tempe AZ; The Fort Wayne Museum of Art; Museo del Barrio, NY and the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago, IL. Frésquez has lectured about Chicano Art history and his own artwork at many colleges, universities, galleries and art centers including; The Bronx Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Las Bellas Artes in Mexico City, The Albuquerque Museum and The National Museum of American Art in Washington DC.

Zoe Larkins - Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Zoe Larkins in the Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver). At MCA Denver, Larkins has curated exhibitions including Clark Richert in Hyperspace (2019), Arthur Jafa: Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death (2018), Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying (2018), and Jenny Morgan: SKINDEEP (2017), and she is currently at work on a major survey of recent politically-engaged art that will open at MCA Denver in September 2020. Prior to joining MCA Denver’s staff, she worked at the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Creative Time. She has contributed writing to museum and gallery publications, as well as Art in America,, and The Art Newspaper. She holds an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a BA in Art History from Scripps College.

Natascha Seideneck - Assistant Professor of Art, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Natascha Seideneck was born in Germany, grew up in England and now lives in Denver, Colorado. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at MSU Denver and holds a BFA with a concentration in photography from MSU Denver and an MFA, with emphasis in photography and digital media, from Tufts University, Boston. Her work is interdisciplinary; often engaging in experimental processes that integrate still and time-based visual technologies. Natascha has exhibited her artwork nationally and produced numerous site-specific artworks, often collaborating with artists, designers and architects.


Artists may respond to the call by clicking this link or by copy/pasting the following URL into their browser: The call is posted on CaFÉ. Artists will need to login to or create a free CaFÉ account to apply.



There is an entry fee of $20 for each entry. 



Please reach out to us with questions. We are happy to help answer your questions but are unable to inform you of the status of your application until the jury process is complete. All entrants will be notified of the status of their applicaiton after the jury process.