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Annual CMU Student Show Call For Entry

About the Exhibition

As John Singer Sargent said, “The thicker you paint, the more it flows.” This is like creativity for these young artists. The more they produce art the more it flows, becoming an inborn attribute. After enough time students cease to be makers of art and become artists. The Colorado Mesa University Annual Juried Student Exhibition gives CMU students the opportunity to exhibit their work, some for the first time, and gives viewers a glimpse at the artwork produced by the next generation of fine artists.

The exhibition features a wide array of mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, graphic design, film, photography, animation and mixed media. Students are guided by a dedicated group of faculty and staff as they gain an education in the Art & Design program focusing on techniques, critical thinking, and experimentation through art.

About the juror Roger McCoy:

It was 1967 when I decided to pursue art as a career. My first formal education was at Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado where one of my professors recommended, I attend an art school. I studied at the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado, American Academy of Art Chicago, Illinois, Regis College, Denver, Colorado where I received my bachelor’s degree; and Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY where I received my MFA. I worked as a graphic designer from 1970 until 1975 when I received a grant from the Elizabeth T. Greenshields foundation to paint for a year. Afterwards, I worked as an educator in teaching and administrative positions for the Colorado Institute of Dallas, and Mesa State College. McCoy’s work and artist statement can be viewed at

The exhibition is held at The Art Center of Western Colorado in Grand Junction, CO. Unable to make it to the exhibition in person? View the pieces selected for this years exhibition below.

Intersted in purchasing one of the pieces below? Contact Kieth Brewer at The Art Center of Western Colorado at:

970-243-7337 Ext. 2