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BAA 100th Anniversary – Playing with a Full deck


The Boulder Art Association (BAA), founded in 1923 by Jean Sherwood and FBR Hellems and formalized as a nonprofit in 1925, is celebrating its 100th anniversary! To commemorate this milestone, we are calling for art from our talented member artists to be featured in a unique 9×12 deck of cards.

In 2023, member artists began selecting a card to create a piece of art for the face of the card in our BAA 100th Anniversary Card Deck: “Playing with a Full Deck.” This deck will reflect a moment in Boulder’s art community, celebrating the diversity and talent of our local artists.

We are thrilled to announce that BAA’s 100th Anniversary Exhibit will be held in OCTOBER at the NoBo Art Center! This historic event will align three art-based non-profits for an unforgettable (and highly trafficked) event.

  • NoBo First Friday: October 4th
  • Open Studios Tours: First 3 weekends of October (5-6, 12-13, 19-20)
  • Boulder Art Association Artist Reception: SAT October 12th 

Specs, Examples & Logistics:

WHAT: Boulder Art Association’s 100th Anniversary: “Playing with a Full Deck” 9×12 Commemorative Deck of Cards, featuring 54 talented local artists and BAA members.

WHO: BAA Member Artists who signed up and CONFIRMED registration for a specific card. BAA Member Artists who have joined the waitlist. NOTE: Current BAA 2024 Membership is required.

WHERE: NoBo Arts District 4929 Broadway UNIT “E” NoBo Art Center


  • Current 2024 BAA membership required
  • Theme: 9×12 panel inspired by the suit and number of the card
  • Hanging/Drop Off Requirements:. Art must be dry and ready for digital imaging. Stay tuned for more information this summer as to final preparations, how we will hang the show and how you can get your hands on more decks of cards!
  • Originality: Art must be original. AI-generated art is acceptable if used as a tool to create components of the final artwork, not the entire work. Fully AI-generated artwork will not be accepted. Use of AI must be stated.
  • Labeling: Art must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, art title and price.

Show Details:

  • Submission Fee: $45
  • Sale Commissions: 60/40 (Artist/BAA)
  • Judge: To be announced


  • Best in Show ($200)
  • 1st Place ($150)
  • 2nd Place ($100)
  • 3rd Place ($75)

Registration Dates 2024:

  • Initial Confirmation Registration Closes: SUN JULY 07
  • Waitlist Notifications: TUES JULY 09 – SUN JULY 23

Drop Off & Pick Up Dates 2024:

  • Drop Off: SUN SEP 15th, 2024
  • Exhibition Opens: THURS OCT 3rd
  • Opening Reception/Award Ceremony: SAT OCT 12th 
  • Exhibit Ends/Pickup: TBD, by OCT 26th 

Exhibit at NoBo Arts District 4929 Broadway UNIT “E” NoBo Art Center | OCTOBER 2024

Registration Link:

BAA 100th Anniversary Playing with a Full Deck Confirmation

Waitlist Link:

WAITLIST BAA 100th Anniversary Playing with a Full Deck

We’ve got a venue and dates! We are excited to show at the NoBo Art Center , the month of October, 2024. Our cards will be part of NoBo’s First Friday PLUS part of Open Studios Art Tour! 

Important Deadlines:

  • Confirm Registration: SUN July 7th
  • In Process Photos Due: SUN August 4th (An email will be sent out)
  • Art Drop Off: SUN September 8th (Location TBD)
  • Digital Imaging & Printing of Cards: September 9th – 30th
  • Show Starts: THUR October 3rd
  • First Friday: FRI October 4th
  • Artist Reception: SAT October 12th
  • Open Studios Art Tours: SAT/SUN October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
  • Show Ends: FRI October 25th
  • Art Pickup: (TENTATIVE) SAT October 26th (Details TBD)

Questions? Email