Saturday, January 24, 2015

The 4 Seasons of Colfax: A Year in the Life

ENTRY DEADLINE: January 29th, 2015

Join us in March for a month long show!
Call for Entry


  • Entry Deadline: January 29,2015  
  • Exhibition: February 24th - March 27th on Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4pm, plus additional dates & times as listed at 40 West Gallery, 1560 Teller St, Lakewood  80214
  • Wednesday, Feb 25, 5:30-7pm, 40W 4th Wednesday event
  • Friday, March 6th, 2015: Opening event, 4-7pm at 40 West Gallery, part of Month of Photography Denver

In 2013, 40 West Arts presented a two-show collection of Colfax Avenue photos, which travelled to multiple locations along Colfax, in conjunction with Month of Photography Denver (MoP).  In 2014, 40 West Arts presented “Vintage Colfax”, which included photos AND other media (paintings, prints).  In 2015, 40 West Arts will present “The 4 Seasons of Colfax”, which will include photography AND other mediums.  We will be part of MoP 2015.

Join 40 West in its 3rd annual Colfax-themed show: “The 4 Seasons of Colfax”: an arts exhibition celebrating the events, history, and character(s) of Colfax Avenue (America’s longest commercial street) across the seasons.  Colfax offers the special, unusual, strange and beautiful,.  We want to capture the full year of weather and its impact upon the beauty and activity of Colfax Avenue.  Capture a year in the life of Colfax with your photos, paintings and more.

We invite visual artists of all kinds—photographers, painters, sculptors, mixed-media artists, etc.—to use their artist’s eye to capture the spectacle that is Colfax—it’s neon, its people, places, events, history and ever-changing character of Main Street Colorado. Your submission does not have to represent all four seasons, but may simply showcase any season (or aspect) of Colorado’s most famous avenue. Colfax Avenue has been at the epicenter of entrepreneurial activity in the metro area for more than 150+ years, with businesses and buildings still intact today, many which carry over from  the 1950s car culture. Come on photographers and artists—channel your inner Jack Kerouac! Get out “On the Road” and experience the grit and the glitz of Colfax.


We are delighted to have 2 huge Colfax lovers & experts serve as jurors.

Jonny Barber:
Rock-and-roller and Renaissance Man Jonny Barber, co-founder of, has dedicated a great deal of his life to living around, enjoying and serving the unique people, culture, and businesses on Colorado's World Famous Colfax Avenue. He and his wife Anistacia launched the website in 2004 as a tribute to their favorite street.  In a very short time, Jonny Barber & The Rhythm Razors cut a wide swath across today's rockabilly scene. Formed in 2010, they have played main stage at the People's Fair in Denver, performed before a sold-out crowd at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and numerous other impressive gigs, and still played regularly at Denver's true blue rockabilly bar The Skylark Lounge (just a few blocks south of Colfax!).

Bree Davies:
Bree Davies is a journalist, writer and musician based out of Denver, Colorado. A proud native, Davies has spent the last half-decade at Westword chronicling the changing face of her city through stories about the Denver Metro area’s diverse neighborhoods, commercial architecture and visual history. Colfax Avenue has long held a piece of her heart too, and Davies looks to document the storied strip’s modifications, both good and bad.

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