co|show 2021

The Art Center, North Gallery
August 6th-27th, 2021

co|show 2021 is an open call poster exhibition. There will be winners.

co|show is a poster biennial, now being held, in August 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 and The Art Center.

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. The exhibition will be juried. Winners will be selected the day of the the show opening and will be announced on the website within the first week of selection. Winners will receive bragging rights and a certificate declaring 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. We will accept poster submissions of any dimension as long as they can be hung on a wall. Entries must be original works.

All submissions must be completed through the submission page. You may submit up to 3 posters. If more than three works are submitted, only the first three will be considered. We have broken it down into two steps.

We want to make the process as easy as possible, so we have broken it down into 2 easy steps.

FIRST, complete this form and submit digital file(s) of the poster you’d like in co|show.
***DEADLINE for digital submissions is June 1st, 2021 (these images will be used for marketing co|show as well as to post on the website)

SECOND, mail your physical posters to the address below to be hung in co|show 2021.
***DEADLINE for print submissions is July 1st, 2021

mail posters to:
Colorado Mesa University c/o co|show
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

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 late summer 2021. Jurors will select winners in the following categories:

Best Typography
Best Concept
Best use of Color
Best in Show

co|show, The Art Center and Colorado Mesa University 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: June 1st, 2021
Shipped works deadline: July 1st, 2021

Show opens: August 6th, 2021
Winner posted: August 11th, 2021
Show closes: August 27th, 2021

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