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Call for Artists - Exhibit of the Century

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Date: October 28, 2010

 Call to Artists

Colorado National Monument Announces the Art Exhibit of the Century

Colorado National Monument and the Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture invite artists to submit artwork for the "Art Exhibit of the Century". The winning artwork will be on displayed at the Grand Junction City Hall and the Mesa County Buildings from January 5 through June 30, 2011.

Original artwork may be photography, 2-D paintings and drawings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, chalk, and pencil.   Subject matter is limited to works portraying the landscape, environment, and wildlife of Colorado National Monument.  Art pieces must be no larger than 36" x 36" or weigh more than 25 pounds, framed. While artists may enter up to three pieces for consideration, individual artists will have only one item selected for display.

Up to 75 entries will be accepted and twenty pieces will be selected to be on exhibit for 6 months. Artists whose work has been selected for exhibition will be contacted by December 21, 2010.

Jurors will determine Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prize winners.  Prizes include:

· BEST OF SHOW: Gateway Canyons Resort package - A two night stay for two in beautiful Kiva Lodge, dinner for two at the Entrada Restaurant, a guided hike for two and two spa credits.  Prize value $650

· 1st prize: Wine Country Inn package – A two night stay for two at Wine Country Vineyard Retreat in historic Palisade. Prize value $300

· 2nd prize: The Great Frame Up package – Creating framing and matting that is a work of art in itself, a gift certificate to showcase your masterpiece. Prize value $200

· 3rd prize: Two Rivers Winery and Chateau package – A one night stay and breakfast for two in a large suite on the Redlands, beautifully situated at the foot Colorado National Monument. Prize value $135

To enter, artists are required to submit a photograph of the piece/s no larger than 8 ½" x 11" and a completed registration packet by Dec. 7, 2010. Photographs can be dropped off or mailed to Colorado National Monument.

Mail photographs and registration to:   

Art Exhibit of the Century

Colorado National Monument

Fruita, CO 81521

 

For competition guidelines and registration forms visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/colm/planyourvisit/art-and-photography.htm or call 970-858-3617, extension 300.

 

NPS

www.nps.gov/colm

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