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JULY 31 - AUG 20
The pandemic year has been a tough one for all of us. We have finally come to the light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s celebrate. Any piece of art that is joyful, festive, fun, or just uplifting is eligible. Share it with us. We look forward to seeing your work.
All 2-dimensional art welcome and any 3-dimensional artwork that fits on a pedestal. Photography, fabric, and journal pages are also welcomed if prepared for hanging. Enter your art submissions online digitally or drop off in-person.
Must be original art and the artist's own work. No reproductions/giclee prints (except for photography, digital art, or printmaking which utilizes limited edition prints due to the nature of the medium).
Must be for sale and priced. Artwork labeled "NFS" will be juried out.
Larry Vogel & Barbara Runge
Co-chairs of OMA Artist Alliance and Professional Artists
Preparing Your Art:
Art MUST be ready-to-hang. Our gallery utilizes a wire hanging system that requires two D-rings on the back of your work (see sample HERE; screw eyes, buckles, and sawtooth hangers are not usable).
Register below with Eventbrite for the number of pieces you'd like to enter.
Drop off your art in-person or upload your art images online. To upload your images, check your Eventbrite confirmation email for a link. Photography Entries: photos should be printed before being submitted due to the tight drop off times for accepted pieces.
Submit art by the deadline date. Drop off art or upload images online before 4pm on the day of the deadline. The link for uploading images online will close exactly at 4pm so give yourself ample time to upload them.
Notifications & Art Pick Up
We will be notifying accepted entries via email by end of day (EOD) on Saturday, July 24th.
If you do NOT receive an email, then your art was not accepted into this show. You may stop by the gallery during business hours starting on Tuesday, July 27th to pick up artwork that was not accepted.
***Accepted online entries MUST be ready to drop-off at the gallery on Monday, July 26th between 11am-2pm.
***Late drop offs will not be included in the show. Photography entries should be printed ahead of time before being submitted
Entry fees do not guarantee admission into the exhibit. Entry fees cover the cost of hosting a regional show.
"Hi Ho Silver" NAtional Show
OCT 30 - DEC 3
“Hi Ho, Silver!” This iconic phrase opens our national exhibition.
Calling all artist to explore the color "silver" in its many forms: stainless steel, pewter, gray, silver leaf, metal. And since the Lone Ranger character wore a mask and this show will hang around Halloween time, also eligible are paintings of masks, hand-crafted masks, or art featuring people, animals or characters wearing masks.
Show us your artwork!
All 2-dimensional art welcome (min size: 10", max size: 72"). Any 3-dimensional artwork that fits on a pedestal. Photography, fabric, and journal pages are also welcomed if prepared for hanging. Enter your art submissions online digitally through Cafe. (see directions below)
Submissions must be the artist's original work. All entries must be for sale and priced. Artwork that is labeled as "NFS" will be juried out.
Awards & Prizes:
The juror will be awarding Best in Show, 1st Place, Juror's Choice, and two Honorable Mentions.
$1,000 awarded in prizes!
All award winners will receive a double spread in the exhibition catalog. Best in show will also be featured on the catalog cover.
Artist & Executive Director of the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center in South Bay San Diego
Preparing Your Art:
All art MUST be ready-to-hang. Please affix two D-rings (large enough for our grippers to clip into; see sample HERE) on the back of your work as the gallery utilizes a wire hanging system.
Register for an account on Cafe's website. If you already have an account, login and go to Step 2.
Setup your Cafe profile and upload pieces you want to enter to your Cafe portfolio. Images must be uploaded to your account FIRST before you can select them on the call's application.
Go to our call for art page HERE and submit the call's application, along with the appropriate fee for the number of entries you are entering.
You will be notified of the juror's decision via email by end of day on Monday, September 28th.
Important Dates (Summary)
We encourage our artists to follow us on Facebook! Get info about the open house and share the exhibit when we post it for online viewing.