Event Information

CherryArts: Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge 2018

Cherry Creek North, Denver
Denver, Colorado (West)

Event Dates: 7/6/18 - 7/8/18
Application Deadline: 3/10/18 Midnight MST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is NOT required)

Fee (JURY FEE ): $0.00

You can submit up to 20 applications for this show.


Event Summary
Calling all Artists with innovative ideas! This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. Artists may submit proposals through the process below, seven finalists will be awarded a $5,000 commission to create their piece and display it at the 2018 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. One winner will be selected and receive the Innovation Award of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in locations around the world. View more: http://www.arrowcherryarts.com

General Information
For the 6th year, Arrow Electronics and the Cherry Creek Arts Festival are coming together to bring you the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge. Through it, we're inspiring artists around the world to explore the notion of innovation and express what Five Years Out looks like through their medium. Innovators live in the world of Five Years Out. Where their flashes of brilliance collide with practical components from Arrow to create smarter solutions.  We fuel innovative thinking.  Inspiring people to reconsider the reshaping the tangible future of everything from cars to coffeemakers.  Are you Five Years Out?   

The Challenge to Visual Artists
This is your opportunity to express the idea of innovation through the discipline of your choice. The challenge seeks artists from all disciplines. Painters, glass blowers, wood turners, new media creators, digital artists and more, from all over the world. Artists can use their discipline to explore and express the ideas of innovation. We are looking for your authentic representation of innovation, how that translates into your artistic expression is up to you.

Commissions & Prizes
There are seven individual artist commissions available at $5,000 each to create a work of art for the Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge. In addition, each of these seven artists are then eligible to win the grand prize of $10,000 and a jury-exempt invitation to exhibit at the 2019 Cherry Creek Arts Festival. The seven pieces of art will then become part of the innovative collection of artwork at Arrow and may be featured in a global ad series and in locations around the world.

Inspiration Resources
View the previous year’s Art Challenge finalists here: http://www.arrowcherryarts.com
Amenda Tate Corso, “Manibus”
Learn more about Arrow and their guiding principal of always looking five years out into the future at the links below. - Arrow Brand Anthem:
Five Years Out Music Challenge with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Colorado Symphony Recording of Arrow Five Years Out

- January 2018                            Apply Now at www.zapplication.org
- Friday, March 9, 2018               DEADLINE for application midnight (MST)
- Mid March 2018                        Jury selection of finalists
- Friday, March 30, 2018             Finalists notified
- Friday, June 1, 2018                 Deadline: Artwork to arrive at CCAF Offices        
- Week of June 11th                    Grand Prize Winner selected        
- July 6, 7, 8, 2018                      Artwork on display at CCAF

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival and Arrow are trying to inspire artists to take the concepts of innovation and thinking five years out and translate these ideas into their artistic discipline. Value artists and artistic processes. Be a lead innovator in the evolution of visual arts.
Application/Selection Process This is an open competition of professional artists. Artists may apply individually or as a team and the submitted images must reflect the collaborative work of the team players. From these applications, the selection panel will select seven artists.

Deadline: The application, images and any other materials must be submitted electronically by midnight MDT on Friday, March 9, 2018. All materials must be submitted online via the ZAPP® website (ZAPPlication.org). (Please read this section carefully, incomplete applications will not be considered.) 1. A total of five (5) artwork images are required. In order to be considered for Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge applicants must electronically submit five images of previously completed artworks through the ZAPP® system. Artists who wish to submit kinetic, sound or electronic media works must submit a complete ZAPP® application and can upload a video link in the application.  2. A detailed and cohesive description of the artwork you intend to create is required. Please provide enough information to paint a picture of your concept for the jurors while incorporating the 5 Years Theme 3. A current resume, please cut and paste this into the resume text box.

Selection Criteria Include: - Innovative ideas, thinking outside the box; Creative depiction on Five Years Out theme and the idea of innovation; The applicant’s professional qualifications; Artistic merit as evidenced by the submitted materials, including quality of art and design; Portability of artwork; Please contact us with any questions: Management@cherryarts.org (303)355-2787. 


A. Your artwork should be inspired by and incorporate the theme of innovation and what the theme Five Years Out looks like expressed in the visual arts. Check out the inspiration resources for more information.
B. Artwork must be portable. Artist should design the piece being mindful that the piece will be on display in multiple venues. Artist needs to provide a shippable crate for the artwork.  Artwork has the potential to be shipped around the world and must be able to withstand travel. Artwork should not weigh over 150 lbs. The artwork must be able to be moved without the use of a forklift or other mechanized machinery.
C. Artwork will need to be shipped to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival for judging and arrive no later than June 1st Shipping costs and a professional crate for the purposes of shipping needs to be included in the $5,000 commission.
D. Artwork must be structurally sound.
E.  If artwork is electronic please have it powered with a standard 3 prong outlet. Please note: Battery powered art pieces will not be accepted, as they do not have adequate power for permanent installation.
F. Artwork and its likeness will become the property of CCAF and Arrow. Also, artwork has the potential to be featured in marketing efforts worldwide.
G. Artists are encouraged to “push the envelope” in whatever medium they choose to work in.
H. Eligibility: Artists working in any media are encouraged to apply. Arrow Five Years Out Art Challenge is open to all artists regardless of race, color, creed, gender, gender variance, national origin, age, religion, marital status, political opinion, or affiliation or mental or physical handicap. Artists working in any media are eligible to apply.