Deadline: November 6th, 2017, 9:00pm PST
*Eligibility: Artists must reside/work within the nine counties of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area- Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
The 5th Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimenional works by San Francisco Bay Area artists. Featuring original art created within the past two years, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of California, Associate Curator, Art and Material Culture and Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Thanks to the courtesy of the John P. Thornborrow Memorial Endowment Fund, total cash awards of $4,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, January 12th, 2018.
Cash awards: 1st place – $2,500, 2nd – $1,000, 3rd- $500 plus Honorable Mentions. The Center does not take a commission for art works sold through the show but a 10% voluntary donation is suggested.
All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years. Artists can submit a maximum of three (3) images. Entry fee is $40. ONLY 2 dimensional media will be accepted, including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, printmaking, all paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, watercolor, graphite.
Size parameters: Size of finished work to be a maximum of 36” x 48” including frame, and maximum weight of 30 lbs. Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging, FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top, wire not visible. NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. Work must be clean, frames in good condition, use Plexiglas only (no glass). Unframed canvas and panels must have gallery finished sides; no staples visible. No wet paintings. Photography must be limited edition prints, matted and framed under Plexiglas. Artwork not adequately prepared will not be accepted into exhibition.
Website link to apply via CaFE: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4565
Piedmont Center for the Arts website: http://www.piedmontcenterforthearts.org/
About: The Piedmont Center for the Arts is dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the San Francisco Bay Area. The Center offers an affordable rental venue where artists from the musical, performing, visual and literary arts have a physical space to perform and display their works of art, and where members of the Piedmont community can gather to experience these creations. The Center is centrally located in Piedmont at 801 Magnolia Avenue.