The Fine Arts League extends an invitation to artists to enter the Early Settlers Day Kiva Art Show. All entries must be brought to the Kiva, 115 W. 18th St., La Junta, on Thursday, Sept. 8, between noon and 6 p.m.

The Fine Arts League extends an invitation to artists to enter the Early Settlers Day Kiva Art Show. Cash prizes this year are Best of Show, $350; Judge's Choice, $200; People's Choice, $100. In addition, ribbons will be awarded in each category; a category must have at least six entries or the entries will be put into another category. The categories are: oils/acrylics, watercolor/acrylics, pastels, graphics, photography, altered photographs, mixed media, 3-D arts (including jewelry, fiber arts, pottery, sculpture and miscellaneous.

Artwork to be entered must have been completed within the last three years. All paintings must be framed or on gallery wrapped canvas and ready to hang with wire. Size limitation for wall is 48 by 48 inches, including frame. Artist must be at least 18 years of age.

All entries must be brought to the Kiva, 115 W. 18th St., La Junta, on Thursday, Sept. 8, between noon and 6 p.m. No mailed artwork or slides. Arrangements may be made with other artists to deliver artwork only if the artwork is accompanied by a completed entry form and proper payment of fees.

The cost is $10 per entry, nonrefundable. A maximum of five entries is allowed per artist. Artwork must be for sale with a minimum price of $50 per piece. Please do not enter pieces you are not willing to sell. A 20 percent commission is charged for non-members and a 15 percent commission on all entries from Fine Arts League members.

The show will be open to the public Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11, noon to 4 p.m. The awards ceremony and public reception will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, with checkout at 4 p.m. All artwork must be picked up at that time.