General Information

The 17th Annual Lone Tree Art Expo is presented by the City of Lone Tree and the Lone Tree Arts Commission. This juried exhibition runs September 19th – November 26th, 2018 at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, Colorado, 80124.

Please apply through (CaFÉ™). APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. 

*Painting is "The Stroll" by Sina March, Best in Show 2017

Viewing hours:

10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday and two hours before productions at the Lone Tree Arts Center.

All artwork is available for purchase through the Lone Tree Arts Center Box Office.


Lone Tree Art Expo Opening Cocktail Reception

September 26th, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

At Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Music, appetizers, and fun.


Categories include:

Painting (oil, acrylic, tempera)

Drawing (pastel, pencil, charcoal)


Mixed Media (collage or combination of any media)
Sculpture (cannot exceed 15") no more than 8 will be accepted
*Multiple Category
*Artists may submit to more than one category using the “Multiple Category Option”.  CaFE software only allows artists to submit into one category; therefore artists who would like to submit up to three entries into separate categories, artists must select the “Multiple Category Entry” and provide the actual category (Painting, Drawing, Watercolor, Mixed Media and Sculpture) within the description of the image so that it may be placed in the proper category for jurying.

Forms and Waivers

If you have have been accepted into the Art Expo, please click here to fill out the Artist Waiver and Release and click here if you are interested in bin work at the reception


Doug Kacena received his undergraduate education in Fine Art (Painting) and Art History (Modern & Contemporary American Art) from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kacena began showing in galleries during his collegiate studies in Boulder. After college, he continued showing regionally and nationally and later becoming the co-founder and director of Gallery 13 (Denver) in 1999. Doug believes strongly in supporting art in the community and has taught art and art therapy to developmentally disabled adults through the state of Colorado. He also volunteered as a Steering Committee member, judge and coordinator for the People's Fair and CHUN Mural project from 2000-2017. In 2000, he founded Denver Artists Services Association (DASA) a not-for-profit organization providing guidance for artists. Doug is very active in the Colorado arts community. He is the co-owner of Artuvus Studios, partners with 1261 Gallery and Abend Gallery in Triptych Denver, and is co-owner and director of K Contemporary Gallery in Denver. He is the former gallery director of Evergreen Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden in Evergreen, Colorado, and is represented by the Mike Wright Gallery in Denver, Colorado.


Selections for the exhibition are made via (CaFÉ™) from JPEG images. Awards are made by the juror in person and include the final presentation of the artwork. Prize money will be awarded to each winner.  Awards include: Best of Show and Commissioner’s Choice award, Painting First Place and Second Place, Drawing First Place and Second Place, Watercolor First Place and Second Place, Mixed Media First Place and Second Place, and Sculpture First Place and Second Place. 
The Best of Show and Commissioners’ Choice winner along with First Place category winners will be awarded gallery space at the Lone Tree Arts Center following the Art Expo. Each artist can display 6 original works of art from November 27th – January 8th.  Those works can include what is already in the show but we prefer that you chose to bring in all new pieces. 


Sales are conducted by the Lone Tree Arts Center. A 20% sales commission will be applied to all sales.


Call for Entry open on CaFÉ™ - August 1st, 2018

Deadline to apply - August 31, 2018

Exhibition - September 19th - November 26th, 2018

Reception - Wednesday, September 26, 2018 from 7pm-9pm


Please refer Art Expo questions to the Frequently Asked Questions page or call 720-509-1011.