Calling all Western Colorado artists! How would you like to be an "artist in residence" at the 970West StudioMesa County Libraries are seeking applicants for three "artist in residence" positions for 2016.

Precisely what kind of artists are they seeking? Artists working in sculpture, photography, music, video, poetry, writing, drawing, painting, fiber arts, and more, are eligible to apply.

What if you're still in the early stages of your career? That's okay. The library seeks applicants at any level of experience. The two qualifications you must meet include a minimum age requirement of 18, and you must live in Mesa County.

Three residences are available for 2016:

  • April 1 - June 29
  • July 1 - September 29
  • October 1 - December 29

Those selected will receive dedicated space withing the 970West Studio.

What will be expected of those in residence? Selected artists will be required to present a minimum of three library programs to the community during their three-month residency.

Interested artists can submit their applications online. You can also pick up a copy of the "Call For Artists" application at all Mesa County Library locations.

For more information, contact the library at (970) 243-4442 or via email at