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Seawell Ballroom, Denver Center For Performing Arts

1350 Arapahoe St, Denver, CO 80204

Friday March 23

Doors Open: 5:30 PM

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60th Annual Show, Call For Entries Call for Entries Deadline - Friday, August 11, 2017
Call For Entries Closes Friday, Aug 11! ENTER NOW Be the ONE... to be recognized for your creative talent at this year's Annual show! Want a shot at global recognition through the small and mighty Denver Creative community? Your chance is here with the 60th Annual Show! Call for entries are open through August 11, 2017. This is going to be a big ONE: There will be a chance for more global exposure and a wider audience for the winners of this year's show through our friends and new partners of The One Club for Creativity, the most prestigious non-profit organization recognizing the best creative work produced globally, headquartered in NYC. Top Honors will have a chance to enter the prestigious One Show competition to share their talent not only with Denver, but also with the world!   IMPORTANT DETAILS Fees: $85/entry - Non Members $65/entry - Members (ADCD or One Club members) $5 OFF for each entry after your first FIVE (5) entries - Members & Non Members $700 Unlimited entries - Members Only Event Show Date: Thursday, September 21st Networking & Cocktails– 6pm to 7pm Award Show– 7pm to 8:30pm After Party– 8:30pm to 10pm Event Show Location: Moss Denver, 200 Santa Fe Dr, Denver, CO 80223 Call For Entries Open: July 6 – August 11, 2017   Sponsor the 60th Annual Show Gain maximum exposure to the creative community by sponsoring The Annual Show. We offer a variety of sponsorship packages to meet your goals, email us at to get started. Advertise in The Annual Show Book Get your brand in front of the region's best creatives by advertising in The Annual Show Book. Ads start at only $150, email us at to place your ad today. View the 2016 Annual Show Book For questions contact the Board of Directors at      
60th Annual Show Thursday, September 21, 2017
The One Club for Creativity Denver invites you to a night of inspiration and celebration as we honor the Rocky Mountain Region's best creatives. Thursday, September 21 Doors Open at 6PM Cocktail Hour 6PM – 7PM Ceremony 7PM – 8:30PM After Party 8:30PM – 10PM Moss Denver 200 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80223 The One Club For Creativity Denver has been recognizing the Rocky Mountain Region's best creative work since 1955. It’s time to come together to applaud this year's nominees and find out who’s walking away with Top Honors and network with the industry's best.   THE SHOW Emceed by RJ Owens, host of Creative Mornings Denver, guests will see who takes Top Honors in a relaxed and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy a creative mix of hors d'oeuvres like duck and sweet corn wontons, chicken and waffles and roasted beet arancini followed by an assortment of mini desserts of tartlets, mini whoopie pies and more.  Ticket price includes food, a copy of the commemorative Annual Show Book and after party. This year, the after party will feature a comprehensive display of Art Directors Club of Denver's history. Take a stroll through time and see how Denver design has changed and developed since the 1960's through the present day. Did you know Saul Bass was a judge of ADCD's first Annual Show? Past Annual Show Books will be available for sale as well as few select posters from our archives.   Check out our upcoming event, The One Idea, a panel discussion during Denver Startup Week 2017. Friday Sept. 29, 12PM–2PM
Paper Fashion Show Call For Designers Friday, March 23rd, 2018
The ONE Club for Creativity - Denver is pleased to announce registration for our highly anticipated spring 2018 Paper Fashion Show — supporting cutting-edge, Colorado-made creative work, and our friends at DAVA. Now, in its 14th year, The ONE Paper Fashion Show shines light on Denver talent and is now part of 303 Magazine's Denver Fashion Week , March 18 -25th, a week dedicated to Denver's fashion industry and influencers. Since 2005, over 500 paper fashions have been created and consequently viewed by thousands of curious, enthusiastic observers—there to celebrate this beloved art medium. Registration opens Monday, October 16th, 2017 through Saturday December 16th. Stretch your already outstanding design chops. Show your skills under main stage lights. Contribute to a worthy cause. Enter to win the The ONE Club for Creativity - Denver's spring 2018 Paper Fashion Show, today. WHAT IS THE PAPER FASHION SHOW? Designers create fashions from paper donated by paper mills and coordinated by Spicers Paper. These fashions are showcased at our grand runway show and voted on by a panel of judges. Category winners will be recognized with individual recognition, followed by trophies also constructed of paper. This all-volunteer organized and ran event, helps support not only our mission to elevate Denver art and design to the national level but also non-profit Downtown Aurora Visual Arts , a local community organization that provides after-school arts programs for at-risk youth. Combining art and technology, DAVA programs emphasize innovation, problem-solving, and connection to community. While arts education can connect to careers in the arts, at DAVA they do much more. Their unique approach results in students not only gaining skills in art, but also valuable education, job, and social skills in preparation for a wide range of life aspirations. From the beginning, The Paper Fashion Show has been a part of DAVA’s curriculum. Students ages 7 to 17 research ideas, learn to draw figures, think about design, colors and patterns to create their fashions. These students learn to problem solve and to work on a team while gaining leadership skills and real world experience by participating in a professional event. At the show, DAVA students work alongside professional designers and creators, see their fashions walk the runway and even participate as judges. Since the Paper Fashion Show’s™ inception The One Club for Creativity - Denver has donated over $45,000 to DAVA.   HOW IT WORKS Each team designs one (1) unique fashion to be presented on the runway. If your concept utilizes more than one model, you will need to sign up for additional teams. Designs may be for men or women and are not limited to dresses. An open call for models will take place in January 2018. Each design team will be invited to this event but will be able to use their own model if desired. There is no cost to the design teams for using our professional models. It is however, HIGHLY recommended to use a professional model, as the fashions are typically presented on the runway in a more professional manner to the judges and in photographs. Complimentary hair and makeup services for models are also provided on the day of the event.   SUGGESTED THEME Founded in 1955 as a local non-profit organization, the Art Directors Club of Denver became a chapter of The ONE Club for Creativity in July 2017. The One Club for Creativity - Denver is honored to be a part of such a prestigious global non-profit organization and would like to celebrate by presenting each fashion grouped in continents and each country that it represents. International Haute Couture Theme: Select ONE country and ONE era   MODEL CASTING CALL SIGN UP HERE We are looking for men and women models to walk the runway on Friday, March 23rd, 2018. When: Sunday, January 7th, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. Please do not arrive late. Doors will close and be locked at 2:00 p.m. Where: Walker Fine Art- 300 W. 11th Ave. #A, Denver, CO 80204 Age: 17+ to 55+ Wear: Fashionable attire with high heels Bring: Your portfolio / book if you have one **No guests allowed for models over the age of 18. Guests will have to wait outside. **Casting is open to all agencies and independent models. ****Paper Fashion Show is non-paid for the models You may also try out for Denver Fashion Week runway as well.   FOR MORE INFO Please download the Designer Manual for design criteria, judging criteria and judging categories. You may also download the Designer Contract . Visit for any additional info or email us at for questions. *Registration includes donated paper for one design (approximately 35 large sheets of paper) and TWO tickets to the show with backstage access. Teams can consist of multiple designers and can purchase additional tickets closer to show time.   Video created by Hofmeister Creative   PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE SHOW To see the paper fashion show on March 23, purchase tickets here .
The One Idea: From Conception to Completion, Denver Startup Week Session Friday, September 29, 2017
Join us during Denver Startup Week for a panel discussion featuring successful creative entrepreneurs as they take you through conception to completion of their “One Idea”. This panel spans multiple creative disciplines to ensure attendees of all backgrounds and interests will walk away with valuable information. Check out our panelists below! Friday, September 29 12:00PM-2:00PM Gensler , 1225 17th St #150, Denver, CO 80202   ABOUT DENVER STARTUP WEEK The largest event of its kind in North America, Denver Startup Week is the summit of entrepreneurial energy, innovation, and connection. Powered by the local community, the sessions represent the very best in tech, design, DIY-making, marketing and leadership. Whether a founder, developer, designer, marketer, maker, or anything in between - Denver Startup Week will inspire. Get registered to attend this session during Denver Startup Week. Everything during the week is totally free - we just ask that you register to help us plan appropriately. REGISTER NOW  
The Brief, A Student Design Competition November 8, 2017
A student design competition meets creative agency all-nighter. This competition simulates late-night agency frenzy, as creative teams race towards meeting their client’s deadline. Small, intercollegiate creative teams receive a confidential brief, then architect a knockout pitch in exactly 3 hours. Each team — led by a Denver-area senior creative advisor — will work together using traditional concepting methods, and little else. Top student work wins prizes or scholarships, plus a possible real-life spot in the client’s new advertising campaign. Are you fast on your creative feet? Sign up today!   DETAILS Location: Amélie Company  |   2601 Blake St, Suite 150, Denver CO, 80205 Check In: 5:30PM to 6:00PM Event: 6:00PM to 10:00PM Food and beverages will be served. PARKING Attendees can park in Amélie Company’s parking lot. You will need to place a large note with “Amélie Company” written on it, inside of your car on the windshield. Paper will be provided to attendees at check in if needed. Many thanks to our friends at Amélie Company for hosting The Brief, 2017. And many, many thanks to our fearless student competitors, whose work not only benefits the community, it also offers a preview into the next wave of emerging talent.
The Art Bus, A tour of Denver's hippest art galleries Departing Friday, December 1, 2017
Join TOC-D members and friends for a guided tour of Denver's cutting-edgiest art galleries. On the bus, nosh on a selection of snacks, Pizzeria Locale, local craft beer and wine. This year, we're offering two guided Art Bus packages: individual and corporate. Corporate event sponsors receive: Your company logo on all collateral and promotions for The Art Bus Eblast spotlight of your company sent to +700 subscribers 4 tickets to The Art Bus Unlimited beer, wine and grub   Event Details The bus will be departing from Ink Lounge's Stuff Your Stocking event featuring some local makers who have small items that are perfect for filling out those lonely stockings. Be sure to get there early to do some shopping. Time & Location Ink Lounge's event starts at 5:00PM Check in for Art Bus at 6:00PM Art Bus leaves PROMTLY at 6:30PM, returns to Ink Lounge at 10:30PM Ink Lounge 29 S. Fox Street, Denver CO, 80223 Free Parking Starting at 5:00pm, please park in the diagonal lot that is located at Bayaud and Fox adjacent to the business Next Level. Ink Lounge is located 1/2 block north on Fox Street.   Round and round, all through the Mile High City we go. Whatever you do, don't miss it. *Art bus participants must be 21+ years of age (IDs required for entry).
Lecture Series: Gold On Gold Thursday January 18th
TOC-D welcomes the 2017 International One Show award-winning team from Crispin Porter + Bogusky , for an evening of discussion, networking, and discovery.   Hear Adam Chasnow and Devin Reiter, creators of the ' World's Largest Blind Taste Test' campaign for Kraft , unpack their creative process — from initial ideation to taking home the coveted Gold Pencil. They'll also talk about disruption in today's advertising landscape — how not advertising at all can sometimes be the most powerful move.   Joining Adam and Devin, is CP+B Associate Creative Director Brett Dixon and CP+B Senior Strategist, Bethany Lechner, who took home a Bronze pencil for their work on 'The Professionals Collection' for Fruit of the Loom .   Come early, stay late, chat face to face with the pros at CP+B & fellow industry folk too. Be influenced by the world's top creative minds. Get inspired. Sharpen your own creative pencil and turn it into gold.   ONE night only.   EVENT DETAILS Location: Invisible City , Denver Doors Open: 6:00 PM Cocktails & Networking: 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM First Panelists: 6:45 PM - 7:05 PM Q&A: 7:05 PM - 7:15 PM Second Panelists: 7:20 PM - 7:40 PM Q&A: 7:40 PM - 7:50 PM Snacks & Networking: 7:50 PM - 8:45 PM VENUE INFO To stumble into Invisible City would feel like falling back in time. Housed in a building rich with Denver's history, you may encounter emotions reminiscent of a dream, an era you have a hard time putting your finger on, breath taking and Intimate. Invisible city is a place, yes. But it's more than that, within these walls is a growing community. We are explorers, those who refuse to live a life at surface level. We are the curious, the engaged, a group who believes that to create the kind of life you want to live takes effort from within. We believe that the happiest people have the most community and that any moment has the potential to be the best of our lives. Since it would be unlikely for you to simply stumble in... Let us invite you.   TICKET INFO Members: Free Non-members: $20 Student Non-members: $15   PROFESSIONAL TICKET   STUDENT TICKET    

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