Register now for our December show

Food for Thought; Feast for the Eyes BAA Art Show Registration Open

Boulder Art Association Member Show

Food for Thought: Feast for the Eyes

REGISTRATION is now open through October 24th!

Show Dates: December 3rd – 30th, 2021

The Gallery at the Bus Stop Apartments

4895 Broadway, North Boulder, Colorado

What feeds you? What satisfies your deepest hunger? Give us something to think about, something that stimulates our senses. Join BAA this December at The Gallery @ the Bus Stop Apartments for our next member show. Variety is the spice of life for our exhibit featuring participating artists’ responses to the theme: Food for Thought: Feast for the Eyes.

What makes you ponder? What images might your eyes feast upon? What might nourish your mind/body connection? How might you inspire the viewer to take a deeper look at what you see? Give us something to think about. 

  • Wired for hanging.
  • Within 36” on each side
  • Labeled clearly on the back with:

Your name

 Title of the piece

 Price

Create an art piece inspired by food on an 8×8” cradle that will be provided by the BAA . What is your response to the subject of food? Playful or serious, realism, abstract &/or anything in-between or beyond – we are excited to see what you create!

  • On 8×8” cradle wood panel (Provided by the BAA)
  • Labeled clearly on back with:

     Your name

     Title of piece

     Price

IMPORTANT NOTE: Art created on the front surface of the panel does not require wiring – however, artists who create inside the cradle instead of on the flat surface must wire for hanging.

Only panels provided by the BAA may be used (Pickup at R Gallery & Art Bar 2027 Broadway Boulder, Colorado (303) 444-4146.

(Unsold 8×8 art will be invited to show at R Gallery at the conclusion of this exhibit. Please note, sold work must be picked up at The Gallery @ The Bus Stop Apartments at pickup.)

Artists may also include up to 3 pieces for bin sales. Bin artwork must be flat, no canvases and in a plastic sleeve with artist name, title and price clearly marked. 

  • Friday, October 1, 2021 Registration Opens
  • Friday October 1st 8×8” cradles available for pick up
  • Sunday, October 24th 11:59pm Registration Closes 
  • Monday, November 15th Final titles, prices DUE (Absolutely no changes after this date.)
  • Wednesday, December 1st, 8-10am and 4-6pm  Art Drop Off 
  • December 3, 6-9:00 pm First Friday & FOOD DRIVE
  • Saturday, December 11, 1-4:00pm Opening Reception (open hours starting at 10:00 am) 
  • Thursday, December 30, 9:00 – noon Art Pick Up*
  • Gallery open hours: 10:00am – 4:00pm Sundays/Saturdays
  • BAA membership must be current for 2021
  • Fee: $30.00 (includes 8×8” cradle)
  • 2.5 hours Volunteering required (Sign up avialable November 1st)

Why can’t we use our own 8×8” cradle? BAA will be providing the 8×8 panels for consistency in our display plus greater ease in hanging.

Where do we pick up the 8×8” cradles? Cradles will be available for pick up at R Gallery after you register starting October 1st. (Please visit during open hours.) We will also have a Longmont and Nederland location for 8×8” pick up. Please email info@boulderartassociation.org for info.

Why the deadline for titles – what if I change my mind? This information is used to create the participant list, a database for sales, and to make and print the labels used in the gallery. Last-minute changes put undue stress upon our volunteers! Please also check your information before submitting (We must assume any spelling errors/typos were intentional).

Why did the registration fee go up to $30? Registration fees go towards cash ribbon prizes, 8×8 panel, space rental, hiring the judge, opening reception, printing and other expenses.

Also, for this show, we will be hiring someone to open and close the gallery. (Let us know if you’re interested!)

Why do we have to volunteer? The BAA is an all-volunteer organization. Did you know that without volunteers we would not have a single exhibit – nor monthly meetings featuring skilled artists sharing their craft, nor our weekly Saturday critiques? We’d not have a website, zero updates, announcements nor a presence on social media. We are a community of artists and volunteering is not only how we maintain community but also how we thrive as an organization. 

Food Drive: We will have boxes at the gallery throughout the month for a food drive benefiting EFAA (Emergency Food Assistance Association). 

*Please note for Art Pick Up: Artists are responsible for finding someone to pick up and sign out their art if they cannot make it at the designated time. There is a $25.00 late fee for artists who do not pick up their art within the allotted block of time.


Best in Show: $75

1st  Prize: $50

2nd Prize: $40

3rd Prize: $30

8×8 ribbons: 

  1. Most Delicious $30
  2. Just Desserts $30

Judge: Anne Gifford 

Anne is an award-winning artist and the eight-time poster artist for the Bolder Boulder 10K Memorial Day Race, one of the largest road races in the United States. 

http://www.annegifford.com/annegifford_website/about%20anne%20gifford.html