Saturday, July 15, 2023 – Sunday, November 5, 2023. All exhibits will remain on CAL’s website, www.californiaartleague.org indefinitely.
JUROR - Jennifer Heighton
As a native Santa Paulan, Jennifer has always had an interest in fine arts. After college she worked in the interior design field for many years before becoming owner of the Live Oak Gallery in Santa Paula. Her love of the arts continued when she pursued exhibition design and curating at Ventura County museums and galleries. In 2010, she became the founding Executive Director and Curator of the Santa Paula Art Museum. She is proud of building the Museum’s impressive permanent collection and bringing dynamic exhibitions to her hometown.
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 plus the CAL engraved gold-plated medallion
First Place: $500
Second Place: $200
Third Place: $100
Three Honorable Mentions
The Theodore Herman Award for Photography
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE EXHIBIT
Prospectus release and open for entries: January 2, 2023
Entry Deadline for Submission: Sunday, May 14, 2023, midnight PST
Artists notified if accepted Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Awards Notification: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Artwork info and high-res images due: Friday, June 2, 2023
Artwork Dropoff: Monday, July 10, 2023, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(artist loan agreements will be signed at drop-off)
Reception and Award Presentation Saturday, July 15, 2023, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
(all artists plus one guest each will be admitted free)
Artwork Pickup November 6, 2023, Noon – 4 p.m.
The theme is "The California Scene”. We hope you have some fun with this and be at your most creative. Please note, accepted artwork must be delivered to the Santa Paula Art Museum.
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 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 Monday, May 22, 2023.
DROP-OFF / TAKE-IN
This will be a live gallery exhibit. The take in will be on Monday, July 10, 2023, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (artist loan agreements will be signed at drop-off). Shipments are also accepted and must include a prepaid return shipping label (loan agreement will be emailed to the artist and they can scan and email back the signed copy). Ship to: Santa Paula Art Museum - 117 North 10th Street Santa Paula, CA 93060
OPENING RECEPTION AND AWARDS PRESENTATION
Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. (all artists plus one guest each will be admitted free of charge). 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.
Pickup will be on Monday, November 6, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. All artwork must be removed during this time from the Santa Paula Art Museum unless prepaid return shipping labels were supplied.
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. Santa Paula Museum will handle all sales, sales tax, and take a 40% commission on those sales. Method of shipping and insurance will be by mutual agreement between the artist and buyer. All artwork must remain up for the durations of the show.
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!