February 4, 2023, thru February 26, 2023. All exhibits will remain on CAL’s website, www.californiaartleague.org indefinitely.
JUROR - BEVERLY LAZOR
Beverly Lazor lives in Southern California. At a very early age she was exposed to the landscape with regular Sunday family drives up and down the beautiful California coast. This influenced her love for our wonderful diverse countryside there is nothing like experiencing the lighting atmosphere and mood of an environment and then trying to capture it on a canvas. Beverly has always been inspired by the impressionist painters and their wonderful use of color texture and brush strokes. Plein air painting has become a passion. It’s hard to capture the same excitement and experience in the studio as being there with nature. The use of shadows and color play an important part in inspiring her compositions. She favors a looser painterly approach to her work enjoying the more subtle nuances that brush strokes can achieve in a painting. After graduating with distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena she worked as a freelance illustrator /product designer for over 40 years working in the entertainment industry illustrating children's books, puzzles, clothing, jewelry, and toys working with clients like Disney, Amblin, MCA, Bradford Exchange and The Getty Museum. She has been an instructor and written classes for the Academy of Art University in SF for over 15 years. She also instructs private plein air classes locally. Beverly's vineyard and landscape paintings are displayed in Jessup Cellars Gallery in Yountville. She recently joined the Edward Montgomery Fine Art Gallery in Carmel CA, and the Waterhouse Gallery in Santa Barbara. Beverly is an Artist Member and the Malibu / Ventura County Chapter Chair of the California Art Club and exhibits in numerous shows.
ACCEPTANCE INTO EXHIBIT AND SELECTION OF AWARDS
Acceptance of artwork and designation of awards for this exhibit will be made by the Juror based exclusively upon the digital images submitted to OJS during entry.
BEST OF SHOW: $ 800
First Place: $ 500
Second Place: $ 200
Third Place: $ 100
Three Honorable Mentions
The Theodore Herman Award for Photography
* For international entries winning cash prizes, artists are required to have a Paypal account tied to the email address on their entry form or to pay for all fees associated with the transfer of money to their country.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE EXHIBIT
Prospectus release and open for entries: December 1, 2022
Entry Deadline for Submission: January 8, 2023, midnight PST
Artists notified if accepted January 15, 2023
Awards Notification: January 17, 2023
Artwork Dropoff February 3, 2023, 10 a.m. to Noon. PST
Reception and Award Presentation February 4, 2023, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PST
Closing Reception / Artwork Pickup February 26, 2023, Noon – 4 p.m. / Pickup after 2 p.m.
The theme is "Artists' Choice!", in other words, this is an open theme. We hope you have some fun with this and be at your most creative.
The California Art League exhibit is open to all CAL and non-CAL entrants who wish to share their best work. CAL members’ dues must be current for 2023. New members join CAL as part of the entry process. The reduced membership rate for new members is exclusively for artists who have never been a member of CAL.
ARTWORK SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
CAL is dedicated to exhibiting excellent works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision, and creativity. In this respect, all artwork should be original and created from conception to completion by the artist within the last three years, and not previously shown in any CAL show. Artists are permitted to use their own photos as reference materials in the creation of their artwork, but not photos from other sources. No artwork copied from other artists work, copyrighted work, published photos, the Internet, or created under the direct guidance of an instructor are eligible. The only exception is collage work which may include small portions of other artist’s work. All images may also be reviewed by the gallery staff for appropriateness.
ARTWORK MEDIA, ENTRIES and FEES
Artwork submissions can be in any of the following media: drawing, painting, photographs, digital art, mixed media, collage, and sculpture. Hanging artwork (paintings, photos, etc.) shall not be more than 24” wide, including the frame. Weight of any hanging piece may not exceed 30 pounds. Installations with a footprint of not over 4 ft. x 4 ft. and 8 ft. high are accepted. No performance art is accepted.
Entries will be made via jpeg images online to OJS. Artwork submissions are limited to five original artworks per artist. Entries may be made in more than one medium
Fees are: One or two entries: $35.00 for CAL members with 2022 or 2023 (depending on submit date) dues fully paid, and $55.00 for non-CAL members. The $20.00 surcharge for non-members is a one-time offer that gives the new artist membership into CAL at a discount, which is good for the rest of the year. All entrants may enter additional artwork for $5.00 per piece fee up to a total of 5 entries. Payment is made through OJS via credit card or PayPal. Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show. New members whose work is juried into this show will be considered “exhibiting members” and will be eligible to submit work as an exhibiting member for acceptance in all future CAL shows.
FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (jpegs) AND HOW TO SEND THEM
All entries must be submitted in digital JPEG format. Photograph your art with a digital camera on a black background, (if cropping is not possible), without a mat or frame, and not through glass. Image quality is critical! Poor photography and presentation will affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image must represent the painting. Directions for submitting work to OJS is clearly described on the website in several topics listed on the sidebar of the main page: https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com//HowtoEnter.aspx.
All artists submitting work will be notified of acceptance by email by January 17, 2023.
DROP-OFF / TAKE-IN
This will be a live gallery exhibit. The take in will be on February 3, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Accepted artwork must be hand delivered to the Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Hanging will take place immediately after the take in.
OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
The opening reception will be on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The exhibit will also be online on the CAL web site www.californiaartleague.org. All entered artwork must remain available on exhibit and for sale (unless identified as Not for Sale) until the end of the exhibit, February 26, 2023.
CLOSING RECEPTION / PICK-UP
The closing reception will be on Sunday, February 26, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Take-down begins at 2 pm. All artwork must be removed from during this time from: Thousand Oaks Community Art Gallery, 2331 Borchard Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320.
Please make other arrangements if you cannot do it in person.
REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK IMAGES
Any artwork entered in this show may be reproduced for CAL’s advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By entering the exhibit through OJS, the Artist acknowledges that CAL will take all reasonable care to safeguard their images and Artist accepts that CAL, its agents, associates, directors, officers, volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability, loss, or theft, should any occur. Insurance for digital representations of art entered in this show is each individual Artist’s responsibility. By entering, Artist agrees to all terms described in this contract.
SALES, SALES TAX, COMMISSIONS, SHIPPING, and INSURANCE
There will be no commission to CAL on any sales. All sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer. The buyer can contact the artist by the e-mail link shown with the artwork. Collection and payment of sales tax will be the responsibility of the Artist. All shipping arrangements will be made by the artist. Method of shipping and insurance will be by mutual agreement between the artist and buyer. If a piece is sold, the artist must notify CAL so “SOLD” can be placed by the image’s identified price.
SPREAD THE WORD
We are hoping that all our artists will share the online exhibit with all their contacts; spread the word, far and wide!