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CALL FOR ARTISTS: Rotary Flight 2019

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Presented by Rotary Club of Colorado Springs at the email submission deadline

May 10 2019
CALL FOR ARTISTS: Rotary Flight 2019 presented by Rotary Club of Colorado Springs at ,

Attention visual artists–participate in one of Colorado Springs’ most impactful community events!

Flight is a community service initiative led by The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs to raise awareness and funding to ensure that children receive essential arts programs with the educational benefits that promote brain development, social skills, improved communication and effective learning.

Flight 2019 will be a little bit different from the Flight Lite event last year. This year we will feature 24 petite butterflies that measure approximately 9”x9” by 7” tall and will be sold at Silent Auction with no “buy it now price”. This year’s Live Auction will feature 4 large butterflies, 8 small butterflies and brand new to Flight: 12 dragonflies! One additional large butterfly will be selected for the Raffle.

Participating artists will contribute to making dreams real by transforming blank, aluminum alloy (the small and large objects) or steel (the petite objects) sculptures into original works of art. Each transformed sculpture will be displayed in Colorado Springs during the month of August and then become part of an auction in mid-September at the Flight Social and Butterfly Auction with proceeds benefiting creative arts education for children in School District 11 and for the Rotary Club’s Community Service Fund.

Selected artists will be given a stipend, a percentage of the sale price, and one or two tickets to the event (all dependent upon which size of piece is designed – see application for specifications).

The Cause

This colorful event demonstrates the creativity of regional artists and raises awareness about the critical importance of childhood participation in art – a significant stimulus for later success in other disciplines including math, science, language, literature, and critical thinking skills.

Flight provides a positive image and metaphor for children while simultaneously raising funds for their arts and science programs. As a creative artist, your participation can help promote a healthy cocoon for every child and encourage a creative metamorphosis into all each can be! Rotary Community Service Programs benefit children and families throughout the entire city.

Important Dates

  • Application and design concept due: Friday May 10
  • Notification of juror selections: Wednesday May 15
  • Artists’ workshop – pick up butterfly and dragonfly components: Thursday/Friday May 30 & 31
  • Completed butterfly and dragonfly art pieces due: Thursday July 18

CLICK HERE to download the 2019 Application Form.


Contact: 719-244-2778


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Additional time info:

Please submit applications and concept designs to
For questions, call Randy Stiles, the 2019 FLIGHT Artist Liaison, at 719-244-2778.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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