2012 Arts & Venues Denver
On My Own Time Employee Art Exhibition
Information Page

CBCA and Arts & Venues Denver announce the innovative Government Agency On My Own Time (OMOT) Employee Art Exhibition program.  Arts & Venues Denver and CBCA have joined with Colorado Creative Industries and General Services Administration Rocky Mountain Region to exhibit the  artwork of select City & County of Denver, State of Colorado, and Colorad-based federal government employees.

CBCA’s OMOT program identifies, encourages and acknowledges the creative talents of government employees.  OMOT allows the participating government agencies to show that creativity is a vital part of their workforce, their agency’s success and is valued by the citizens of Colorado.  Each participating agency hosts its own exhibit of artwork that employees have created on their own time.  CBCA convenes a panel of art professionals to judge each agency exhibit.  The winning entries from the individual shows go on to the Multi-Agency Show to be held December 7, 2012 through May 13, 2013 at the Colorado State Capitol Building.

Participation in the 2012 Government Agency OMOT is open to current employees of all City and County of Denver departments.  Entries are limited to 1 artwork per person and up to 10 works per department on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Any works of art that have been completed previously or artwork completed specifically for this event during an employee’s non-working time may be included.

Artwork Categories for the 2012 OMOT Government Agency Show include:
Photography (traditional and digital)
Fine Crafts (clay, textiles, metal, glass, wood, etc.)
Fine Arts (acrylics, drawings, oils, prints, watercolor, etc.)
Sculpture (3-dimensional artwork)
Digital Media (work created in Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCAD or similar program – film/video/animation will NOT be accepted)

The Arts & Venues Denver OMOT Show is limited to one entry per artist.  Participating departments are limited to 10 total entries.  Artwork will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  CBCA and Arts & Venues Denver reserve the right to refuse to display any work they deem unacceptable due to poor craftsmanship, lack of compliance with hanging guidelines or unsuitability in a public venue. CBCA and Arts & Venues Denver will not accept for display politcal statements, nudity, lewd or pornographic despictions, violent of menacing images, weapons, or ethnic slurs.

Important Dates:

  • September 15, 2012: Entry and Release Forms plus a JPEG image of artwork sized at http://www.ripfish.com/zapp/ due via email to Amanda.Renaud@denvergov.org
  • September 28, 2012, 1-5 pm: Artwork Drop Off at the Wellington Webb Building, Conference Room 1.D1
  • October 1-10, 2012: Arts & Venues Denver OMOT Exhibit – Wellington Webb Building, Atrium
  • October 4, 2012: Arts & Venues Denver OMOT Reception, 4-6 pm – Wellington Webb Building Atrium
  • October 11, 2012, 8 am – noon: Artwork Pick Up at Wellington Webb Building, Conference Room 1.D1
  • December 7, 2012-May 13, 2013: Multi-Agency Show

Forms and Display Requirements:

Questions?  Contact CBCA at 303-282-5135 or dgertner@cbca.org.