Mejo Okon was selected as one of 21 artists by Southwest Art magazine for their "21 Over 31 - You need to Know: Annual Emerging Artists Search Part II". The contest was open to artists in the U.S. and abroad. Winners were published in the November 2009 issue and on their website. Her painting "Mertzon Ranch Rodeo" was showcased in the article.She was awarded with an Honorable Mention for her oil painting "The Brahma-Charollais" in The Seven-State Biennial Competition (Artists residing in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) sponsored by the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. They also purchased her piece for their Permanent Collection. The exhibition runs now through November 27th in the USAO Art Gallery. The show then travels to the Charles B. Goddard Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma and will be on display until January 30, 2010.In 2008 she was named "Artist of the Year" by the San Angelo Art Club. She is also member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. A graduate of Heron School of Art at Indiana University in Indiana, Mejo has worked as a graphic designer and as a NBC courtroom sketch artist before devoting herself to painting full time. Her work has been published in Society of Illustrators: Illustrators 18 and 200 Years of American Illustration. Her work is in private collections in the USA and Mexico.