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Fine Arts League Announces Annual Early Settlers Day Art Show

The following is a news release from the Fine Arts League

(La Junta, CO) -- The La Junta Fine Arts League announces its annual Early Settlers Day Art Show at the Koshare Museum. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, September 7, 2023, between 12 noon and 6:00 pm at The Koshare Museum.

Art Categories for this year’s show include Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastels, Graphics, Photography, Mixed Media, and 3-D Art. 3-D arts will include jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, sculpture, and miscellaneous media. Any category with fewer than six entries may be judged as entered or combined with another category at the judge’s discretion.

All entries must be original artwork completed within the last three years. All paintings must be framed or on gallery-wrapped canvas and ready to hang with wire. The size limitation for wall is 48” X 48” including the frame. Artists must be 18 years of age.

All entries must be brought to The Koshare Museum, 115 W. 18th St. in La Junta on Thursday, September 7 between 12 noon and 6:00 pm. No mailed artwork or slides will be accepted. Arrangements may be made with other artists to deliver artwork if the artwork is accompanied by a completed entry form and proper payment of fees. The cost is $10.00 per entry, non-refundable. A maximum of five entries per artist.

All artworks must be for sale with a minimum price of $50.00 per piece. Please do not enter pieces you are not willing to sell. There will be a 20% commission on all sales for non-members and a 10% commission on all sales for Fine Arts League members. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any damage or theft of artwork during the show. Artists with concerns are encouraged to purchase insurance for their work.


The show will be open to the public.

Sat. Sept. 9, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

and Sun. Sept. 10, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

The awards ceremony and public reception

will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm. with

removal of art at 4:00 pm.

If you have questions about the art show or joining FAL email them at

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