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West Elk Clinic Gallery

NFVCC Member Juried Exhibition

December 18, 2020 through March 26, 2021

Entry Deadline: Friday December 4, 2020

NFVCC works with West Elk Clinic to fill their lobby with beautiful art for patients and their companions to view while waiting. It’s time to freshen up the view!

The next show will open December 18, 2020, with the theme Reflection: The Quiet Time of Winter. We invite you to submit your art, and photography to the show.

Approximately forty (30) 2-D and 3-D artworks in various sizes will be required to fill the space.

Directions for Entry:

Each artist may submit up to three (3) pieces for this show.  Two images of each piece may be submitted: 1) a full image, and 2) a detail image, for a total of six (6) images. All digital files must be in JPEG or PNG format and must include the artist’s name and title of the submission (last name, title.jpg). Submitted photos will be used for marketing purposes and posted on NFVCC’s website and Facebook page. High quality images will best reflect your work. NFVCC recommends that JPEGs be 300 dpi and should be sized at 1000 – 2000 pixels in the longest direction.


  • A non-refundable fee of $10.00 per submission. This cost will cover the cost of administration and hanging supplies. You may pay through Paypal Checks can also be made payable to North Fork Valley Creative Coalition (NFVCC), and mailed to PO Box 143, Paonia, CO 81428.
  • Complete the entry form to include dimensions (H x W x D), media, price, artist’s statement for each piece, contact information, signature and date.


We want to display your work for sale, however, work need not be for sale. If it is for sale, we will display your contact information for interested buyers. We will not collect a commission.

Applicants must be North Fork Valley Creative Coalition members.

All artists should supply their own insurance, if desired.

Delivery and Pick up:

Artwork must be delivered to West Elks Clinic, by December 17th, 4pm.

Artwork must remain on display through the end of the show on March 26, 2021. Artwork must be picked up at West Elk Clinic 230 Hotchkiss Ave, Hotchkiss, on March 29 or 30th.  Artists are required to sign an Agreement with Terms & Conditions. NFVCC reserves the right to reproduce the supplied images for all media and publicity purposes with credit to the artist.

Arrangements may be made outside this time period by contacting Heidi Hudek


All entries must be original and created by the artist submitting the work. We will accept existing work.

All work must be framed under glass, clean, securely wired (no sawtooth hangers), and ready to hang for exhibit. No fiber artwork will be accepted due to Clinic fire prevention policy.

NFVCC reserves the right to reject work that differs from submitted images.


Application materials must be received by December 4, 2020.

Please be sure you have included all of the following:

Exhibition Calendar:

Friday, December 4, 2020 – Deadline for entries

Friday, December 11 – Artists notified of Acceptance Status by email

Thursday, December 17 – All artwork delivered to West Elks Clinic, Hotchkiss

Friday, December 18 – Opening Reception, 6 pm to 8pm (COVID permitting)

Friday, March 26, 2021 – Exhibition Closes

Monday & Tuesday March 29th & 30th  – Artist picks up artwork


NFVCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization working to grow a strong, balanced economy through creative industries.  The NFVCC administers several programs and events in the North Fork Valley including: Paonia Creative District, a state-certified designation, the Colorado Creative Corridor Paonia, Space to Create Paonia, Final Friday Frolics art walks, the North Fork Valley Art & Ag Tour, Paonia Holiday Fair, and professional development workshops.


Poulos Park Mural – Call for Applicants

The North Fork Valley Creative Coalition is seeking to hire an artist or artist collective to paint a themed mural on the back wall of  Poulos Park on Grand Avenue in downtown Paonia Creative District.

Goal of the project

The purpose of the mural is to help activate our downtown, inspiring creativity while adding color and vibrancy to this pocket park. The mural is one element of the renovation of Poulos Park – a collaborative effort between The Rotary Club, Town of Paonia, High Country News, and North Fork Valley Creative Coalition.


The theme for the Mural is “Celebrating Our Rural Identity – Honoring our Heritage and Envisioning Our Future” with an optional emphasis on Persistence, Land, Community, and/or Identity.

Project timeline

Work is to be completed in Spring of 2021. Applications must be received by the North Fork Valley Creative Coalition via this form by March 1, 2021.

Commission $3500

Submission requirements:

Artist must have mural experience and provide at least one example (up to 3 recommended), and references.


Questions may be emailed to Heidi Hudek,