Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Basics for Interested Artists

Durango Open Studios 2009

September 25-27


This event is open to all artists residing in Durango Colorado and closely surrounding areas.


A full color book/guide of participating artists will be created and provided to artists and sponsors for distribution. More information will be provided with registration.


Open to all forms of art.

Exhibition Sales

D.O.S will not take a sales commission on artwork sold during this event.


Registration for Durango Open Studios 2009 constitutes an agreement on the part of the participant to the conditions set forth. Participating artists agree to open their studio (11:00-4:00 unless artist chooses to extend hours) or supply artwork for alternative venues for one weekend (September 26-27). Artists agree to supply images and information pertaining to their work to be printed in the D.O.S. guide/book and used for educational or promotional purposes related to the event. D.O.S reserves the right to (respectful) final marketing decisions. No artist registered to open his/her studio for this event may withdraw after July 1 (first) 2009. (In case of medical or other specific circumstances request for withdraw may be submitted to committee for approval.)

Basic Timeline

Friday, June 5: Registration deadline

Friday, June 19: Late Registration deadline

Friday, July 10: Images of Artwork and bio info due for D.O.S book.

Wednesday, August 5: D.O.S books available to artists and sponsors

Tuesday, September 8: Opening of D.O.S. Taster and Satellite Artist Exhibit at the Durango Arts Center

Friday, September 25: Durango Open Studios Opening Reception at The Rochester Hotel

Saturday, September 26: Durango Open Studios

Sunday, September 27: Durango Open Studios

Correlating Events

Several workshops, lectures, and demonstrations will be offered in preparation for and during the Durango Open Studios weekend. Tips on making your Open Studio strong will be supplied upon receipt of registration along with book layout and other event related information.

Alternative Venues

If you or someone you know would like to show your artwork in this event, but are unable to open your studio (location where you create) for the D.O.S. weekend, please send a request for information on Alternative Venues. Alternative Venue Artists will not be included in the D.O.S. book/guide and must send letter or email of interest no later than June 19, 2009.


The Rochester Hotel, Southwest Arts Perspective, Open Shutter Gallery, Durango Silver Company, 4Corners Arts and Gallery Guide, The Durango Arts Center, Goodman's Art Bin, The Art Supply House, Basin Printing, Yarn, Native Mother Naturals...


Please contact Durango Open Studios