Culture Fest Juried Art Show

Culture Fest Juried Art Show Call for Artists

The Culture Fest Art Show Celebrates Artists of Mesa County with an open-themed art show.

Entry Deadline: 8 p.m., Monday, October 5th, 2020.   Entries will only be accepted online. (Application below)
Selection notifications: October 13, 2020 by email
Accepted work delivery: Art drop off Tuesday, October 20 from 4-6pm and Wednesday, October 21 from 9-11 am in Study Room F
Artwork Pickup: Friday, January 8, 2021 from 9am- 2pm in Monument room
Show Dates: Oct 23, 2020 – Jan 7, 2021**
Official opening and reception: Due to COVID, there will be no in-person reception for 2020, however we will have a virtual show and honoraria announcement scheduled for Friday, November 6.

**If the library experiences another COVID closure this fall, we will pursue a virtual-only exhibition. If we are not closed, we will host a physical exhibition in conjunction with the virtual. Artists should give consideration to the images of artwork submitted as these will be used for the virtual exhibition.

1) Exhibition is competitive and open to artists 18 years of age and older residing in Mesa County, Colorado. Two-dimensional fine art, including photography and computer generated work, will be accepted.
2) Work must be ready for hanging and cannot exceed 36” x 48” or weigh more than 40 lbs. Work must be display-ready with a secure wire hanger and if subject to damage must be under glass or plexiglass.
3) Juror will have final authority to define an acceptable entry.

Mesa County Libraries assume no responsibility for the preservation or protection of any exhibit accepted for temporary display, or any liability for possible damage or theft of these items while in transit or on the library premises. All works accepted for temporary display are placed at the owner’s risk.

Artists may submit 2 entries by digital image. An additional image of the submitted work to show detail or an alternative view is allowed. Up to 2 pieces will be accepted per artist.

The owner of the work must acknowledge and agree that the Library will not act as an agent for the owner. Artist contact information may be discreetly shown in conjunction with prices.


1st Place – $400
2nd Place – $300
3rd Place – $200

Prizes provided by a grant from the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture


Entries will only be accepted online.  To apply, please fill out the form below:

Culture Fest 2020 Art Show Entry Form

  • Please accept my work for consideration in the Culture Fest 2020 Juried Art Show. I certify that the entries are my original work. I have read and fully understand the rules of the competition, and agree to allow my artwork to be reproduced for promotional purposes.
  • Art Entries

    You may submit up to 2 entries. One image per entry is required and you may submit an additional image of each submitted work to show detail or an alternative view, if desired. Up to 2 pieces will be accepted per artist.
  • Maximum file size 10MB
  • Maximum file size 10MB
  • Maximum file size 10MB
  • Maximum file size 10MB