Recycled Book Art Juried Art Show

2024 Recycled Book Art Show Gallery and Winners:

1st Place: Mae Pina – What Color is Freedom?
2nd Place: Mary Sanchez – Escape
3rd Place: Marilyn Wilcox – I Contain Multitudes

Recycled Book Art Juried Art Show Call for Artists 2024

Submission are now closed.

The show focuses on projects using recycled books. Make the book block itself into something creative or use the pages or cover to create something unique! (Examples)

A limited number of 3D pieces will be accepted for display in pedestal cases. Our covered pedestals have a 15x15x15″ display space; this may allow for several small pieces by different artists to be displayed together or one larger stand-alone piece.


Entry deadline: 8 p.m., Monday, February 26, 2024
Show dates: March 15  to May 9, 2024
Artist notification: By March 6, 2024


1) Exhibition is competitive and open to artists 16 years of age and older residing in Mesa County, Colorado.
2) 2D work must be ready for hanging and cannot exceed 30” x 42” 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)3D work cannot exceed 14x14x14″.
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. Art submitted must be appropriate for all ages.


Entries will be accepted online through 8 p.m. on Monday, February 26, 2024.


All accepted works will be on exhibit at the Central Library from March 15 to May 9, 2024.


1st Place – $250
2nd Place – $200
3rd Place – $175

Prizes generously provided by the Friends of the Library.

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