Once again, you have an opportunity to get your artwork in front of the public with Mesa County Libraries Comic Con Juried Art Show. If you or someone you know is an aspiring artist with a flair for comics, this might just be your event.

Mesa County Libraries will host a juried art show this September and October. Submissions are being accepted now.

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Your Work On Display

Mesa County artists are encouraged to submit their 2D or 3D artworks. These will be placed on display at the Mesa County Library Central branch in downtown Grand Junction.  The event will run from September 2 to October 27, 2022.

Open to Several Age Groups

This event is open to three different age groups:

  • 11 and under
  • 12-years to 18-years
  • 19 and older

This is a Free Event

What better way to get your artwork in front of an audience? It's free to enter. Any Mesa County resident can participate.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Participating artists must reside in Mesa County, Colorado
  • 2D work cannot exceed 36" x 48" or weigh more than 40 pounds. Work must be display ready.
  • 3D work can be submitted for hanging or display on a pedestal. Works to be placed on pedestals cannot exceed 14" x 14" x 14".

Applications and Deadlines

You can submit your artwork now. Entries must be received by 8 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2022. Submit your application online at mesacountylibraries.org/comiccon. Submissions will remain on display from September 2 through October 27, 2022.

Three Reasons Why You Should Enter

There are tons of reasons why you should get your artwork in front of the public. Here are three to consider. For these, I borrowed from Agora Gallery.

  • Confidence - Putting yourself in a position where your work is being judged requires a statement of confidence in your creations and even in yourself as an artist.
  • Deadline - Deadlines make the world go round. Having a deadline will push you to create your artwork and maintain your portfolio
  • Evaluate Your Art - When entering an art competition, you are forced to evaluate your work in an objective manner.

One More Reason To Enter

Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the three age categories.

This sounds as though it will be a fun, fascinating show. Why not get your artwork out there for the world to see? You'll build confidence, look at your own work in a different light, and expand your portfolio.

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