Visitor Center is OPEN 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Daily, Visitor Center is OPEN New Years Day.
Please drive safely! Winter driving conditions may exist on park roadways. Call 970-858-3617, Extension 402 for a current road report. Trails are covered by a few inches of snow in most locations.
Call for Artists - Exhibit of the Century
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:
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.
Did You Know?
The common raven displays abilities to play and problem solve rare among animals. This member of the crow family is also very vocal, using a variety of sounds for communication. Perhaps because of these qualities, ravens have achieved a certain stature in both European and American Indian folklore.