Call Detail
co|show 2019
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: Colorado
Event Dates: 12/5/19 - 12/27/19
Entry Deadline: 10/1/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (co/show 2019): $10.00
co|show 2019
Western Colorado Center for the Arts, Colorado Gallery
December 5th-27th, 2019

co|show 2019 is an open call poster exhibition. There will be winners.

Formerly co2, co|show is a poster biennial held in the Fall of every odd year in Grand Junction, Colorado. Mesa Emerging Designers (MED), the AIGA affiliated student group at Colorado Mesa University, organizes and facilitates the event with the support of Colorado Mesa University, the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, and an array of awesome sponsors.

The open call for professional submissions allows a wide variety of content, approach, and style to be assembled creating a rich and culturally diverse exhibition. Posters will be exhibited in the Colorado Gallery of the Western Colorado Center for the Arts, in Grand Junction, Colorado, December 5th-27th, 2019. The exhibition will be juried. Winners will be selected the day of the the show opening and will be announced on the website within two days of selection. Winners will receive bragging rights and a certificate announcing their victory. The goal of co|show is to educate through the visual communication of professional graphic designers worldwide.

While we hold student designers in high regard, this open call is exclusive to professional designers with at least a year of design experience. Designers may submit up to three works with the $10 entry fee. We will accept poster submissions of any dimension as long as they can be hung on a wall. Entries must be original works created within the last five years.

All submissions must be completed on CaFÉ. You may submit up to 3 posters for the $10 entry fee. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be considered. We want to make the submission process as easy as possible, so we have broken it down into two steps.

  • Please fill out the required submission questions on CaFÉ.
  • Upload JPEG file [72dpi, RGB] of the poster[s] you're going to submit to the co|show exhibition.
    • These images will be used for marketing co|show as well as to post on the
  • DEADLINE for digital submissions is October 1st, 2019

  • Print one copy of each poster you’d like to submit.
    • Submitted posters will be displayed in the exhibition and saved in the official co|show archive. Posters are kept for educational purposes. We DO NOT sell your posters.
  • Clearly write your name (first, last) and the title of the poster on the back of each submission.
  • Mail to:
           Colorado Mesa University attn: co | show
           1100 North Avenue
           Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
  • DEADLINE for print submissions is November 1st, 2019

Due to the fact that we cannot control damage that may occur during in shipping, please package your poster well. Submitted posters will not be returned.

Jurors will be announced via the website once all visiting artists are secured. Jurors will select winners in the following categories:

Best Typography
Best Concept
Best use of Color
Best in Show

Winners will be selected December 5th, 2019 and will be announced on the website by December 7th, 2019. Winners will receive bragging rights and a certificate announcing their victory.

co|show and Western Colorado Center for the Arts may use images of art work accepted into the exhibition for publicity purposes. Designers agree to allow images of their poster (either digital files or photographs taken during the exhibition) for educational, publicity, and archival purposes.

Digital entries deadline: October 1st, 2019
Shipped works deadline: November 1st, 2019

Show opens: December 5th, 2019
Winner posted: December 7th, 2019
Show closes: December 27th, 2019

Colorado Mesa University attn: co | show
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501

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