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SMALL THINGS EXHIBITION

SHOW DATES

Deadline for Submission: December 16, 2023, midnight PST
January 10, 2024, thru February 3, 2024 

CURATORS – KEN RONNEY & ERIC RENARD  

Ken Ronney Sculptor and art group administrator

Ken is past president and exhibit chair of the California Art League, and past Vice-President and exhibit chair of the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center.  In these organizations and positions, he has participated in entering, administrating, curating, and/or judging over 60 competitive art exhibits. He has also served as the sole Juror for Pasadena Society of Artists competitive exhibits.

Ken took up sculpting after taking an early retirement from his engineering career. Starting a new phase in his life, he took a hands-on sculpture class where he was formally introduced to working on moderately large pieces of stone.  It was magic.  After completing several static free-form stone sculptures, he decided to experiment combining mechanical engineering and design skills with stone, metal, plastic, and wood to create unique moving stone sculptures. 

He took off in this direction in 2009 with a complex multi-piece, motorized stone, and metal kinetic work.   This style has become his passion. His works have won multiple prizes in local club and gallery exhibits including the annual California Sculptors Symposium Exhibit.

Eric M Renard (www.ericrenardphotography.com) is one of California’s Leading contemporary Fine Art Photographers. Recent exhibitions have explored the modern world through black & white photography, though he is equally well-known for his distinctive color work reflecting classic California images. Eric’s photography has found its way into art galleries in London, Budapest, New York, Texas, Oregon, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut and across California. His photography has received numerous Best of Show awards and has been published in both books and photography magazines, including the cover of Black & White magazine. He is also on the board of directors for several non-profit art organizations/galleries in Los Angeles, helping to organize and promote other local artists.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE EXHIBIT

Prospectus Release/Open for Entries:   October 16, 2023
Entry Deadline for Submission: December 16, 2023, midnight PST
Awards Notification of Acceptance:    December 26, 2023
Artwork Dropoff:   January 7, 2024, 10 a.m. to Noon. 
Reception and Award Presentation: January 13, 2024, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Closing Reception / Artwork Pickup:         February 3, 2024, 1 - 2 p.m. / Pickup after 2 - 4 p.m.

ACCEPTANCE INTO EXHIBIT AND SELECTION OF AWARDS

Acceptance of artwork and designation of awards for this exhibit will be made by the Curators based exclusively upon the digital images submitted to OJS during entry. This exhibition will include 20-25 pieces on the wall (which must be for sale) with an 18” maximum width limit framed, approximately 5 sculptures on pedals and an additional 50 pieces displayed in the online gallery. 

AWARDS

BEST OF SHOW:       $ 800
First Place:                  $ 500
Second Place:             $ 200
Third Place:                 $ 100
Three Honorable Mentions
The Theodore Herman Award for Photography

THEME

The theme for this exhibition is "Small Things" but this doesn’t mean your work needs to be about small things. We are looking for artwork that focuses on the details. Vincent Van Gogh said “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” Show us your “Café Terrace at Night” masterpiece for this very special show.

ELIGIBILITY

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 will be curated using digital images, (jpegs), through Online Juried Shows https://www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/Default.aspx?OJSID=58620 

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, AI Generated, 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.  

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.  READY-HANG-ARTWORK (PAINTINGS, PHOTOS, ETC.) SHALL NOT BE MORE THAN 18” WIDE, INCLUDING THE FRAME. Weight of any hanging piece may not exceed 20 pounds. Sculptures on a pedestal must have a footprint less than 2’ x 2’ and be under 6’ high. Sculptures on the ground are limited to a 3’x3’ footprint. Please ask if you are unsure about the size limitations. No performance art or AI 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 2023 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 2023 and 2024. 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 curators. The digital image must represent the painting or artwork. Directions for submitting work to OJS is clearly described on their website in several topics listed on the sidebar of the main page: ttps://www.onlinejuriedshows.com//HowtoEnter.aspx.

NOTIFICATION

All artists submitting work will be notified of acceptance by email by December 26, 2023.

DROP-OFF / TAKE-IN

This will be a live gallery exhibit.  The take in will be on Sunday January 7, 2024, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Accepted artwork must be hand delivered to TAG, The Artists Gallery 5458 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036.  Hanging will take place immediately after the take in.

OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
The opening reception will be on Saturday, January 13, 2024 from 5-9 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 until the end of the exhibit, February 3, 2024.

CLOSING RECEPTION / PICK-UP

The closing reception will be on February 3, 2024, Noon – 4 p.m. Take-down begins at 2 pm. All artwork must be removed during this time. 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 or TAG’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 OJSthe 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 a 50% commission to TAG on any sales. All sales will be handled directly between the buyer and TAG. Sales tax will be the responsibility of TAG and the buyer. All shipping arrangements will be made by the artist. Shipping arrangements will be between the buyer and TAG.

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!

EXHIBIT CONTACT:

Eric Renard at eric@ericrenardphotography.com


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