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Fine Arts League Announces Annual Early Settlers Day Show

The following is a news release from the Fine Arts League of La Junta

Photo Caption: The 2021 Fine Arts League Early Settlers Day Show at the Koshare Museum featured a variety of work from artists and photographers throughout Colorado. Just under 100 artworks from Fort Collins to the New Mexico and Kansas borders.

La Junta: The Fine Arts League of La Junta announces its annual Early Settlers Day Art Show at the Koshare Museum. Entries will be accepted on Thursday, September 8, 2022, between 12noon and 6:00pm at The Koshare Museum.

Art Categories for this year’s show include Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors, Pastels, Graphics, Photography (color and B&W), Altered Photography, Mixed Media, and 3-D Arts. 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. Size limitation is 48” X 48” including frame. Artists must be 18 years of age.

All entries are to be brought to The Koshare Museum, 115 W. 18th St. in La Junta on Thursday, September 8 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.

Prizes to be awarded at this year’s event include a $350 Cash Prize for the Best of Show. Judges Choice selection will receive a $200 cash prize and People’s Choice balloting selection with the most votes, $100. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention ribbons will be awarded in all categories.

The Fine Arts League’s Early Settlers Day Show at the Koshare Museum will be open for public viewing on Sat. Sept. 10, 12 noon – 3:00 pm ‘s and Sun. Sept. 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The awards ceremony and public reception will be held Sunday at 3:00 pm. with photographs of the winners and removal of art at 4:00 pm.

For more information contact the FAL via email at or follow FAL on Facebook: FineArtsLeague, LaJunta.


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