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SHY RABBIT announces open call for artist submissions

SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts; Gallery, Studio and Workshops announces an open call to artists age 18-plus working in all contemporary 2D and 3D media to submit their work for consideration. Local, regional, national and international submissions accepted. No submission fee.

The submission deadline is Oct. 1, 2009, for postmarked and online submissions.

For more information or to Submit Online, visit

SHY RABBIT presents ongoing exhibitions that invite curiosity and discussion; that keep artists involved and challenged; that create excitement and interest in the arts community and beyond; and that showcase contemporary fine art trends and ideas.

SHY RABBIT is seeking a broad diversity of quality contemporary works of art for late 2009/2010 gallery and/or exhibition inclusion. Exhibitions are also being scheduled through 2010 and into 2011.

SHY RABBIT encourages submissions from artists with developed, cohesive, and sustainable bodies of work who are serious about developing their public exposure with the support of a premier contemporary art venue. Artists with multiple bodies of work may submit them separately.

“SHY RABBIT has succeeded in establishing the gallery as a premier contemporary art venue known not only for its support of emerging regional artist but also established, nationally known artists.” 

— Jules Masterjohn; Durango Telegraph, ArtingAround

Since its inception in 2004, SHY RABBIT has presented:

• 21 noteworthy regional and national exhibitions.

• 327 regional and/or nationally recognized artists, comprised of

194 female artists (59 percent) and 133 male artists (41percent).

• 1,157 works of art including; original contemporary ceramics, mixed media, paintings, sculpture and works on paper.

Since introducing WORK-shops@SHY RABBIT in 2007, professional artist

D. Michael Coffee has instructed:

• 44 workshops in; ceramics, printmaking, photography, and artist professional development courses.

• 208 local and out-of-town participants, comprised of 166 female students (80 percent) and 42 male students (20 percent).

• seven advanced students through portfolio development and review, and inclusion in “Paper & Clay”, 2008, and “Paper & Clay2”, 2009, exhibitions at SHY RABBIT.

• seven teenage and adult students through the SHY RABBIT ARTAdvantage Program, introductory through advanced courses and/or studio membership.

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SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts: Gallery, Studio and Workshops is located at 333 Bastille Drive, two blocks north of US 160, off of North Pagosa Boulevard.  The 4,000 square-foot arts facility houses a ceramic studio and fine art gallery, two mixed-media workshops, and two large exhibition spaces.

For more information on SHY RABBIT Contemporary Arts, call 731-2766 or visit