Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality, and depth of work from Colorado Artists. After its start in 2013 and iterations in 2016 and 2019, Art of the State 2022 continues the legacy as a juried exhibition showing off the powerful scope of contemporary art from across the state. This open call open to all Colorado artists garnered 2,067 submissions by 734 artists. The jurors worked diligently to select a comprehensive overview of work that strives to capture a wide scope of art from across the state. From those entries, 149 artworks by 142 artists were selected.
Thank you to the artists for providing the text, audio, and images included in this tour.
Louise Martorano, Executive Director, RedLine Contemporary Art Center
Ellamaria Ray, Artist/Anthropologist, Professor of Africana Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Collin Parson, Director of Galleries and Curator, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities