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Artist / Exhibition Background:

Corinne Geertsen is a digital artist from Mesa, Arizona, who draws from her amassed collection of more than 60,000 photographs to create whimsical visual narratives that span the psychological, the surreal and the humorous. This contest is inspired by Corinne Geertsen's second solo exhibition at Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, The Footnote Chronicles (Sept 2016-Jan 2017), where she invited writers from across the globe to create written stories to accompany her displayed artwork.


Contest Overview:  

Members of the community are invited to create stories for a piece by the artist in the museum’s collection that was not part of this exhibition. Corinne will select her favorite narration, and the winner will receive a framed limited-edition 8½ x 11” print of the same artwork (valued at $300!). The winning story along with the collection piece will be publicly shared on Mesa Arts Center’s social media and featured on the museum’s collection page. Winning author also agrees to let the artist share the story on her social media and PR.

Eligibility / Submission Process:

  • Open to all ages and backgrounds (you don’t need to be a professional writer to enter).
  • Email to:
  • Entries must include: Contestant’s Full Name, City and State and Contact (if different from message email)

Deadline: October 5 (midnight Pacific Time)

Winner Notification: October 9



Collection Artwork to be Narrated:


Corinne Geertsen, Delivering Peace, 2009. Digital print on archival photo paper, 21 x 31 inches. Gift of the artist from her Psychological Sightseeing exhibition, 2011.


Contest 2 will launch on Oct 19. Stay tuned for more details!


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