You remember it. And it was great. This year will be just as awesome, and it is in September!

Artist Elise Reynolds working on her board for last year's event

Artist Elise Reynolds working on her board for last year's event

This event is a great chance for you to showcase your art and design skills to help raise money for AIGA Colorado’s Mentorship programs with two great local charities that provide opportunities through the arts as well as a scholarship program.

This year every artist will pay an entry fee of $15 (which is to cover the board cost, and the same price as an early bird ticket) and upon delivering your finished deck, you will be guaranteed entry to the event. You can still buy multiples if you would like as well. (School groups should contact AIGA directly for participation to receive a discounted rate). We will not be shipping any boards. If you live out of state, and want to participate, please email Elysia first.

There are only 200 spots available this year, so please be sure to register early!

All the information pertaining to things you will need to know about details is in the artists section of the website (http://www.bordobello.com/category/2010artists/). So please use that as your guide. Please also read the very minor rules.

You can prepurchase professional printing on your deck with Boardpusher.com

You can also follow us on twitter @bordobello. Or of course on facebook.

Also! We are having a kickoff party at Atomic Cowboy for you to pick up your decks!

This will be a fun event, on Thurs Aug 19, to grab your deck, meet other artists and sponsors and have your friends get early bird tickets to the event. We’re also showcasing some of the work at this event makes possible with our charities as well as be giving away some items from kidrobot that night. (There will also be a Denver & Boulder pick up—so don’t worry if you cant make it.)

This years big event will have a stunt bmx & skateboard show by Yellow Designs, door prizes, drinks, music and a whole lotto fun. You know you need to express yourself. So do it. And do some good while you are at it.

Your time and donation will benefit Youth Design Denver (a design internship program for high school students) and VSA arts of Colorado/Access Gallery (a local gallery promoting the creative power of people of all ages with disabilities) and AIGA Colorado’s Scholarship Fund.

Below are some important dates that you should put in your calendar!

Wednesday, August 4 @ 9:00 PM
Registration Ends, or until 200 artists is met.

Thursday, August 19 @ 6:30–9:00 PM
Kickoff Party to Pickup Decks

Friday, August 20 @ 12 PM
Decks Available at Denver & Boulder Locations

Friday, September 17
Early Bird Boards Due; please start to turn in your decks

Thursday, September 23
Absolute Deadline—No Exceptions

Tuesday–Wednesday, September 28–29 @ 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
Show Preview at Gallery

Thursday, September 30 @ 6:00 PM–10:00 PM (No Entry After 8:30 PM, Walls Close at 9:00 PM)
Bordo Bello Main Event

Remember, you don’t have to be an AIGA member to participate. Anyone who would like to contribute is welcome.