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18th Annual Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks
Exhibition & Online Auction

April 1 – May 6, 2022

The annual Masks exhibition is a crowd favorite that over the years has raised more than $1.7 million dollars to support the museum’s mission. During that time, Masks artists, most of whom live in Northern Colorado, have designed and donated more than 2,750 masks. Each year brings new perspectives as the unadorned ceramic forms leave the museum and return as a creative collection of unique masks. Professional artists, whose creativity is their economic mainstay, and recreational artists, who respond to their need to express their creativeness with ingenious styles and materials all create over 200 Masks to support the museum and its programming.

2022 Masks Artist Application period: July 15 – August 15, 2021

Masks 2022 Call for Entry Form

Click HERE to APPLY. 

Welcome to the beginning of the 18th annual Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Benefit for the Museum of Art | Fort Collins! This is an exciting time in the process of Masks, when artists start to think about what they might do with the ceramic mask form. Masks is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser, now going on strong for 18 years!.

Masks artists are chosen from those that submit an application to this call.

Museum members are given first priority and then nonmembers are given masks on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are not a member of the museum and would like to become one, you may do so by clicking HERE. Artist memberships are only $20 for a full range of exciting benefits.

Thursday, July 15: Applications for Masks artists opens.

To apply to become a 2022 Masks artist you MUST FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION; it is a quick, easy form to fill out.

The only requirement is that you are age 18 or older. Please be sure to click on the submit button to complete the form.

You will know that the form has been completed when you see a page that tells you that your application was submitted. If you do not see this page, your application was not submitted, please resubmit.

Sunday, August 15: Deadline for applications

Wednesday, August 18: All artists that applied receive a notification about the status of their application. If more artists apply than there are masks available, a waitlist will be made. Wait-listed artists will receive a mask if there are masks not picked up by September 3 or if a mask is returned.

Thank you for your interest in the Museum of Art | Fort Collins’ 2022 Eye Center of Northern Colorado Masks Exhibition and Benefit.

Important Dates

7/15/21            Mask artist online application opens

8/15/21            Deadline for mask artist applications

8/18/21            Artists receive notification about the status of their application

12/5/21            Deadline for completed masks returned to the museum



See below for a behind the scenes look at the making of the masks for 2021.

A More In Depth Look at Making the Masks
Credit: Chris Wanner, Blake Wanner, David Fetkevitch (17.21 running time)


Masks In the News

Contact Us About Masks

Have a question about Masks, a Mask sponsorship or donation, or how to become a mask artist?   Contact us:

201 South College Ave Ste 101
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970.482.2787
Email: [email protected]