Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

1st Annual Banner Up

PICKUP YOUR BANNER DATE: APRIL 29th 12-3pm & MAY 5th 12-3pm DELIVER YOUR PAINTED BANNER DATE: JUNE 24th, 2017 11am-3pm

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR APPLICATION

The 1st Annual Banner Up program is sponsored by City of Brentwood, Economic Development, City of Brentwood Arts Commission and coordinated through Art Guild of the Delta.

Banner Up will display originally designed and painted 24” x 48” banners throughout downtown Brentwood, specifically, City Park, Oak Street, 1st Street and 2nd Street. These banners will fly from mid-June thru September. Hanging prominently during Farmer’s Market season, Starry Nights in Brentwood Concerts in the Park and Art, Wine & Jazz at the end of August. The grand finale will feature a Reception Gala at the Community Center downtown Brentwood, and Auction to sell these banners to benefit Community Arts Programs in Brentwood.

Artists Eligibility

  • Art Guild of the Delta invites all working artists; including practicing art students to participate in the Banner Up project.

  • Entries will reflect and coincide with public art guidelines to enhance a youthful, playful, active and/or recreational theme.

  • All entries will be original designs by the artist. No plagiarized artwork will be accepted.

  • Entries must not defame or invade the rights of any person, living or dead.

  • City of Brentwood and/or Art Guild of the Delta reserve the right to photograph and

    use banner images on advertising and marketing tools.

  • In addition, the City of Brentwood and/or Art Guild of the Delta reserves the right to

    pre-screen, accept, or reject artwork that does not meet city public art guidelines, or is technically unsatisfactory or inappropriate for public viewing.

    Sales of Banners

  • A reception gala will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Community Center, 35 Oak Street from 6-9pm. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend!

  • All banners will be displayed for silent auction and start at a minimum bid of $100. The sales amount will be split 50% to artist and 50% to Art Guild of the Delta. Proceeds for AGD will benefit a community arts program.

  • While the banners are hanging throughout the summer, bids may be placed through AGD by emailing Mary@DeltaGallery.com with your bid. All bids will be final at the close of the reception at the Community Center.

  • After the close of the auction, please give us a couple of weeks to finalize all purchases and payments before sending you a final check.

  • If a banner is unsold, the artist may purchase his/her banner for $50 otherwise, AGD will maintain ownership of it.

  • Auction Guides and Bookmarks will be printed for potential bidders and for the general public and will be distributed at the Unveiling Reception in September.

  • Banners will be on view online at www.ArtGuildoftheDelta.com.

    Artwork Criteria

  • Banners will be painted with original design on one side only. The backside will be painted one solid color to be determined. Please verify top from bottom.

  • Use only Acrylic Paints. Banners may be rolled up during handling and Oils or Spray Paint may tend to flake and/or stick or crack. Please note that banners with heavy coats of paint tend to curl.

  • No Glued or Applied items.

  • Do Not Cut the banner in any way.

  • Sealer & Primer – If you use a sealer, test a small patch to see if it dries. Avoid using

    sealer that may remain sticky and cause the paint to peel when the banner is unrolled.

    Glossy sealers tend to stay sticky and do not photograph well for the Auction Guide.

  • Sign your Banner!

  • These Banners are displayed on public streets and should be appropriate for all ages.

  • If you are unable to paint your own banner, please communicate ASAP and return your

    banner to give another artist an opportunity. DO NOT pass your banner along to someone else. Return it to Art Guild of the Delta/Delta Gallery.

    Pick up your no charge banner with at Delta Gallery on April 29, or May 5th from 12-3pm. Supplies limited to the first 69 artists!

    STRICT! Turn in Deadline is Saturday, June 24th at Delta Gallery from 11am-3pm.

    Banners will be photographed before going out for hanging. (Banners may be turned in earlier than June 24th. However, no banners will be accepted after June 24th. This allows a short window to have all banners photographed for the Auction guide. If you do not return your banner, you will be charged $50 for the banner.)

    For more information and/or questions please contact Mary Lamb at Mary@DeltaGallery.com.

    SIGNATURE:____________________________________________________________________________________________ ARTIST NAME:__________________________________________________________________________________________

    MAILING ADDRESS:____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    PHONE NUMBER:______________________________________________________________________________________

    EMAIL ADDRESS: ______________________________________________________________________________________ WEBSITE: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

 

SUBMIT THIS SHEET WITH YOUR COMPLETED ARTWORK BANNER JUNE 24th

 

ARTIST NAME:__________________________________________________________________________________________

EMAIL ADDRESS:(not to be published)_______________________________________________________________

PHONE NUMBER:(not to be published)_______________________________________________________________

Please write about your inspiration for your art banner in the space below.

This information may be included in the Auction Guide. Please include your website information. 

Feb
3
Feb 24

Los Medanos College Art Show for members

Coming soon is the Los Medanos College Art Show for members only of the Art Guild of the Delta.  The date of the show is :

March 9th – April 11th
 
I have attached all the information and the registration form.
This is due no later than February 24th 2017.
 
Since this is a members only show it is advisable to get your membership in.  Please bring your check to the gallery of $25 at the Streets of Brentwood.
 
If you have any questions please feel free to call me (Pamela Tabel) at 925-634-1623., or email me at ptabel@sbcglobal.net.
 
Los Medanos Gallery is a terrific space to show and sell your art!  There is an entry fee of $15.
 
Let’s have a great turn out!
 
Pamela,
 
Please Click Here  for the application and more information.

Oct
31
5:00 pm17:00

CALL FOR ALL AGD MEMBERS *FREE SHOW*

You are invited to submit your artwork to be shown in an AGD ONLY exhibit on the Brentwood Community Center Public Art Walls for the months of November and December.  

This is a terrific opportunity to showcase and/or sell your work in a very public environment.  Foot traffic through the community center during the holiday season has a very high volume because of weddings and multiple events.

Please use this application form. 

Fill out and SIGN the application. This is required for showing by the City of Brentwood. No work will be hung without this signed form.

Deadline Date for Application: Monday , October 31

Please send your application by e-mail to: sherry@dragonstarcre8.com or Drop off at Delta Gallery

Call Pamela Tabel at 925 634-1623 or Sherry Cummings 925-240-5969 with any questions.

Receiving Date for Art Work:  Thursday, November 3 

Please bring your art work to the Community Center, downtown Brentwood Oak Street, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm

If you cannot make this date and time, you can arrange to have your work and application accepted by the Delta Gallery in the Streets of Brentwood for November 3 delivery to the show.     

Please confirm with the Gallery Director, Rosalinda Grejsen.

Drop off work and hanging: Thursday, November 3, 1 pm to 3 pm. Volunteers would be greatly appreciated for hanging the show.

Reception Date:  Thursday, November 10 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Pickup Date:  TBD

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BELOW:
Eligible Work Guidelines:

2D work must be wired for hanging above the top one-third of the piece with sufficient gauge     wire.  No saw tooth hangers or screw eyes that do not allow work to hang flat are permitted.Damaged, cracked, ill-prepared works or work with unstable frames will not be accepted.

Works with unprotected surfaces that smear or damage easily will not be accepted.
-Work must be original.

-All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title, and phone number.

-The city of Brentwood will not collect any commission on sales.  All sales will be directly with the artist.

-Artwork must remain on display for the duration of the show.

-Please fill out the attached Exhibit Application.

-Submit up to 3 pieces but may have room for 1 more.

-Liability:  Every reasonable precaution will be taken with the handling of artwork.

-AGD members will be responsible for the hanging of all the show entries. 
                                                                                                                                     

Oct
8
Oct 9

North Bay Art and Film Festival; Oct 8 and Oct 9 at Commandant's Quarters, Benicia

Welcome to the 2016 North Bay Art and Film Festival
hosted by Carter's Biz Cafés    1 Commandants Lane,  Benicia, CA  94510
Saturday October 8; 11 am to 9 pm  and Sunday October 9th; 11 am to 6 pm

You are cordially invited to bring your unique items to the first annual “North Bay Art and Film Festival”. Carter's Biz Cafés will host the event showcasing artists and artisans along with independent films. The NBAFF is a two-day, jam-packed experience that celebrates and showcases outstanding artisans and independent filmmakers from Northern California and beyond. It will feature all handcrafted items, original short films, gourmet food, craft beers and much more. The combination of cutting edge independent filmmakers and regional artisans makes this a very exciting event! There are 40 to 50 artists and craftsman spaces available. Please sign up early! The Festival will be held on the site of the historic Commandant's Quarters at the Benicia Armory. Artists and artisans will be set up around the 156 year old mansion in a park setting. The seaside town of Benicia and the North Bay are extremely creative communities and the beauty, ambiance and historical significance of the area make it an amazing location to showcase your handcrafted items.

You can check out FilmFreeway.com for the "buzz" on submitting films to the festival! It is an open event and organizers expect film “shorts” submissions from throughout the nation. Advertising is key. There will be an extensive social media blitz on Facebook and other sites, 5,000 marketing postcards distributed locally and around northern CA, print ads in local magazines, community calendars, etc…. and more. You will receive a packet of postcards to hand out at your spring and summer events. Please share the event on your social media, web and newsletters to your base!

Here are the details:

 The event is hosted by Carter's Biz Cafés and held at the Commandant's Quarters. Artists and artisans will set up in the park surrounding the Commandant’s Quarters at the historic Benicia Armory.

 There will be 40-50 vendor spaces available. All items handcrafted by the artist or artisan. Commercial items are not allowed.

 Categories will close as they fill up, so please send registration early. Jewelry is by far the most popular category in any of the shows and spots fill up quickly. If your application is not accepted, you will be notified and your check returned.

 Arts and Crafts hours 11 am to 6 pm both days. Film Festival 11 am to 9 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.

 If you would like to keep your booth open until 9 pm on Saturday, please indicate it under REQUESTS and bring a low noise generator or battery powered LED lanterns to supply light to your booth after dark. Electricity is NOT available.

 Security is provided overnight.

 10’ x 10’ Artists and Artisans $250 (+$15 late fee after September 8th)

 10’ x10’ Limited number of pre-packaged Food Vendors $300 (+$15 late fee after September 8th)

 Limited number of eat-in food tents or trucks $400 (+ $30 late fee after September 8th)

 Vendors provide their own canopy, tables, tablecloths, chairs, etc.

 Vendors are required to have a seller's permit (also known as resale permit) issued by the CA State Board of Equalization.

 FOOD VENDORS must file the required special event permit with Solano County Health Dept. Please call Cassandra Brooks, Solano County Dept of Resource Management, (707) 784-6765 for questions or clarification of Health Dept rules or permits.

 The event is held rain or shine. No refunds for inclement weather.

 To reserve your space, please return the registration form with your check now. Fee is payable to Brenda Mossa Events. Mail to 3250 Congressional Circle, Fairfield 94534. If needed, you can post-date the check to September 8th and it will be deposited on September 8th.

 Cancellations are accepted in writing and must be received by Sept 17, 2016. A $25 handling fee will be deducted from the refund.

It's going to be an amazing event! Hope you will add the North Bay Art and Film Festival to your autumn itinerary........ We look forward to working with you! Please don't hesitate to let me know any questions you have. Thank You!!! Brenda

Brenda Mossa • Vendor Coordinator • (707) 646-9006 or (707) 399-7195 • brenda@brendamossaevents.com Please LIKE us at www.Facebook.com/BrendaMossaEvents • northbayartandfilmfestival.com

Sep
1
5:00 pm17:00

"The Other Coast: Contra Costa Landscape and History"

Location: Delta Gallery, Brentwood

Sponsor: John Marsh Historic Trust

Exhibit dates: September 15 - October 8

Pre-registration deadline:  September 1

You are invited to enter this non-juried exhibit and auction benefitting the non-profit John Marsh Historic Trust, whose goal is to restore the historic John Marsh Stone House and build a new state park in Brentwood. The theme is the landscape and history of Contra Costa County (open to some creative interpretation.)

There is no fee to enter, but pre-registration is required. Pre-registration deadline: September 1. You'll pre-register by e-mailing me. Because of space constraints participation is limited to the first 35 artists who pre-register. Open to most two- and three-dimensional media. Please click on the attached link for details.

This is a nice opportunity to have your work displayed at the beautiful Delta Gallery and to contribute to the restoration of an important local landmark. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

Cheers!
Nancy Roberts

nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net

(925) 550-4407

Sep
1
5:00 pm17:00

Lodi 5th Annual Juried Photography Show

Call to Artists

The Lodi Community Art Center and Gallery (LCAC) presents its 5th Annual Juried Photography Show.  All interested photographers are invited to submit entries.  Work must be original to the artist.  Works accepted into a prior LCAC Photography Show are not eligible.  LCAC reserves the right to reject any work that has unacceptable subject matter.

Entry

You may enter up to five images of original works of photographic art via our on-line “SmarterEntry” System.  Works may be classic dark room photography, digitally enhanced and/or digitally created.  Entered works must have been created in the last 24 months.  Access to the on-line entry system (SmarterEntry) is via the LCAC web site www.lodiartcenter.org/entry.   Entries require jpeg files and will not be complete until payment of entry fees is made.

Categories

·      Color

·      Black and White

·      Wine & Wine Making

Aug
27
5:00 pm17:00

Brentwood Art, Wine & Jazz Festival

Hello AGD Members,

Here is your opportunity to join in on the fun of the Art, Wine & Jazz Festival coming August 27th & 28th sponsored by Brentwood Art Society and hosted by The Streets of Brentwood!

Last year was a fabulously attended event and the artists who participated were very happy with the response to their work, contacts made, and sales. It is a great opportunity to meet and talk with your community about your work. And, AGD members get a $50 discount to an already low event rate. Additionally, if you get your deposit in before May 1st, you are offered a special gift of an event wine glass and tokens. Also be aware that your booth location is arranged by first come first served.

If you are interested in sharing a booth space (2 artists allowed in 1 booth), let me know and I'm sure we can find a booth mate for you within AGD.

Looking forward to another successful event!

Click to view the application. 

Rosie
President-Elect, Brentwood Art Society

Aug
19
5:00 pm17:00

AMOCA Ceramic Annual: Biomorphic

The American Museum of Ceramic Art is proud to announce its inaugural AMOCA Ceramics Annual. The theme for 2016 is biomorphism and will highlight current trends of biomorphic exploration in the field of ceramics. Biomorphic work investigating form and surface reminiscent of plants, animals, and living organisms will be exhibited. Both sculptural and functional works will be considered and clay must be the primary material.

The selected works will be exhibited in The Studio Artists’ Gallery at the AMOCA Ceramics Studio in October/ November 2016. 

Three entries for $35.00

http://www.amoca.org/biomorphic/

Jul
29
4:00 pm16:00

Utility Box Painting

The City of Brentwood and the Arts Commission invite artists to participate in the City’s third Utility Box Mural Project.

The City and the Commission are seeking artists to showcase their work on nine (9) utility boxes located throughout Brentwood. The goal of the project is to reflect the natural beauty of the surrounding area and/or enhance the surrounding environment. Utility boxes will reflect a youth- ful, playful, active, recreational theme.

Apply by submitting your application to the City of Brentwood, Parks and Recreation Department 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 Attn: Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND/OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Poldina Scherff, Recreation Manager, City of Brentwood, Parks and Recreation Department, 35 Oak Street, Brentwood, CA 94513 (925) 516-5364 Email: pscherff@brentwoodca.gov

Jul
2
12:00 pm12:00

Artwork Changover at Delta Gallery

Welcome to new AGD Members who will be showing work in our next showing period, Dave Farrar, Edgar Tumbaga, Julie Becerra & Peter Villovipandio!

The changeover date for new work was originally scheduled for Sunday, June 26th, however, The Streets of Brentwood is hosting a large event on the weekend of the 25th & 26th and we want our gallery looking it's best at that time.  Check out The Stroll here https://www.facebook.com/events/1062103950501873/  .

The changeover date is now scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd from noon - 3pm. Please make a note in your calendar to be there during this time. If you cannot make it and plan to show your work at the gallery, email me to make other arrangements. It is important to deliver work to the gallery in a timely manner so I can prepare the inventory lists to input into the Square system and make all labels at one time. Your timeliness makes our tasks a little easier and we appreciate that! 

This showing period will be a 4-month showing period, July through October! This is to make way for our Holiday Gift-able show at Delta Gallery in the months of November and December when all work will be within a gift-able price range of under $500. 

Artists Reception will be Saturday, July 16th from 6-8pm. 

Please find the Gallery work calendar for the months of July - Oct attached and choose 7 time slots for the 4 month period and email me those dates. I will place them on a first come first served basis as always. So, if you plan to show your work this time, please email me and let me know. Thank you.

Cheers,

Rosie

May
13
8:00 am08:00

National Juried Exhibition in Stockton

The 59th Juried Exhibition at The Haggin Museum sponsored by Stockton Art League.

July 7th– September 11, 2016. Cash awards over $5,000.

Open to all US artists.   No photography or computer art.  See prospectus for all Categories. 

Deadline May 13th

https://client.smarterentry.com/sal

Juror: Brian Blood. 

Prospectus: http://www.stocktonartleague.org

Inquiries: mflumiani@sbcglobal.net
Type “Haggin” in subject line.

May
10
May 11

The 8th Annual Sanchez Art Center 50|50 Show

Create 50 works of art in 50 days! Sanchez Art Center seeks California artists (18 and older) for its eighth annual 50|50 Show, which takes place August 26 – September 18, 2016. Accepted artists will create 50 small works (6” x 6”) over the course of 50 days. Each artist chooses a theme for their 50 pieces, and uses a single medium throughout the 50-piece series. Creation of works by participating artists will begin June 6 and end July 25, 2016. All entries must be submitted online through CallForEntry.org. 

JUROR: Serving as juror is Brian Gross of Brian Gross Fine Art in San Francisco. 

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. 

Click here to download and print our prospectus. 

Click here to go directly to the online entry site.

May
7
5:00 pm17:00

4th ANNUAL 2016 OPEN FINE ART COMPETITION

4th  ANNUAL 2016 OPEN
FINE ART COMPETITION
 
Categories: 1) Water Media; 2) Oil, Acrylic; 3) Pastel or Drawing; 4) Photography; and 5) Three Dimensional. 

Awards:  First Place in each category - $200; Second Place in each category - $100; Third Place in each category - $50.

Application Deadline: May 7th

Apply: Online at www.elkgrovefineartscenter.org, (Click on Events then Competition).  Or In Person at 9080 Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove, 95624, Wednesday through Saturday, 11PM-4PM.  

This year's Judge Yoshio Taylor is an accomplished artist and CRC college professor.
 
The public is invited to the free reception featuring awards presentations on Saturday, June 4th from  4-7PM at the Arts Center.  The show runs through June 22nd.  For more information, call 916-685-5992 or email egfinearts@frontiernet.net. 

This Open Fine Art Competition is Hosted by the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center and Sponsored by the City of Elk Grove with a special Events Grant, Supported by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts  Commission's Cultural Arts Award Program, & funded by the City and County of Sacramento.

Apr
20
May 5

AGD Member: Brentwood Community Art Walls

Once again we have the opportunity to show work at the City of Brentwood Community Center Public Art Walls during the springtime!  Brentwood Art Society requested this period to provide the community an opportunity to view the art work being accomplished by the young students at Brentwood's elementary schools and by local artists.  The Student Show is installed and will be up thru May 5th.  
    
    AGD artists have been given the opportunity to show during May and June.  There is no cost to participate.  Complete details are included in the attachments but the key dates to remember are:
Applications due - Thursday, May 5th
Deliver Work - Monday, May 9th, 1 to 3 pm
Reception - Thursday, May 19th, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Pick up Work - Monday, June 27th, 1 to 3 pm
    
    Work for this show must be ready to hang on the walls. No 3 D pedestal work will be accepted. Work does not have to be for sale.  Each artist can submit up to 3 pieces of work.

    Special thanks to Sherry Cummings and Pamela Tabel for heading up this effort for BAS and AGD.  They need volunteers on the 9th to help with installing the show.  See attachment for their contact information and specifics.

Bring out your best work - this is a great opportunity!

Application Download

Jan
21
5:00 pm17:00

“Focus on Brentwood” Photography Show

CALL TO ARTISTS
Delta Gallery is pleased to present a Judged Photography Show with a theme of “Focus on Brentwood”. The show will run from January 28th through February 28th. All interested photographers are invited to submit entries within our theme guidelines. All work must be original to the artist. Delta Gallery reserves the right to reject any work that does not meet guidelines or has unacceptable subject matter.

Click to download the full application.

ENTRY GUIDELINES
You may enter up to 2 images of original photographic art. All artwork must carry the theme of “Focus on Brentwood”. Works may be classic dark room photography or digital/digitally enhanced photography. Entered work must have been created in the last 2 years.

FEES
Art Guild of the Delta Members: $15/2 entries.
Non Art Guild of the Delta Members: $25/2 entries.
All fees are non refundable.

SHOW AWARDS
Best of Show Award $200
1st Place $100
2nd Place $75

SALES
All work must be for sale. Delta Gallery will retain a 30% commission on all sales. For all works sold, checks will be issued and sent within 2 weeks of close of show.

SHOW SPECIFICATIONS
All works delivered must be wired, and ready to hang on hooks. All works will remain on display for the duration of the show. All works must include the artists’ name, phone number, email address, title and price on the back.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK
All work must be delivered to Delta Gallery on Saturday, January 23rd between noon and 4:30pm.

PICK UP OF ARTWORK
All works must be picked up Sunday, February 28th between 3-5pm.

JUDGE
Mike Oria is a professional photographer specializing in scenic, event, and commercial images. His work has appeared in Sky & Telescope, Stuff Magazine, AFAR Travel Magazine, The Washington Times, and in calendars and print ads. A co-founder and instructor of Night Eyes Photo Workshops and Pacific Coast Workshops, Mike conducts bay area photo tours and teaches privately. Mike lives in Brentwood with his family.

Visit Mike's website at:
www.MikeOria.com

Jan
8
5:00 pm17:00

PRESERVING THE PIONEER SPIRIT

California Pioneer Spirit in Art

2016 Art Competition

sponsored by the California Pioneer Heritage Foundation

The theme for the 2016 Art Competition is California Pioneer Spirit in Art. All competition details are outlined on the 2016 Art Competition Rules page.  This juried competition is free and open to all California residents.

START YOUR PROJECT TODAY! Various media are welcome. Entries may include but are not limited to – painting, sculpture, drawings, textiles, ceramics, photography, and printmaking.

Artwork will be displayed in the Folsom History Museum starting January 29, 2016 and is to depict early contributions made by Native Americans, African Americans, Spanish, Catholics, Mormons, Chinese, etc. to the development of California.

Get more details about the competition, as well as an Entry Form on the 2016 Art Competition Rules Page.

Nov
14
Nov 15

Contra Costa Open Studios

Call for Artists:  Contra Costa Open Studios, November 14 and 15

All artists living or working in East Contra Costa County are invited to participate in this non-juried Open Studios tour. During this popular community event artists open their studios and galleries to the public, providing demonstrations, interacting with visitors, displaying and selling their work. Artists and fine craftspeople working in all media are welcome. There is no fee to participate. If you'd like to sign up please e-mail me at nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net no later than October 31. You're also welcome to e-mail me if you just have questions. For detailed artists' information visit www.contracostaopenstudios.com.

 

If you've participated in the past, please let me know if you plan to do it again this time.  If so, let me know if there are any changes to your previous information or if it all stays the same.  It's also good if you can provide me with some new images to keep your artist page fresh.

Cheers!
Nancy Roberts

nrobertsart@sbcglobal.net

Event website:  Contra Costa Open Studios

Nov
4
12:00 am00:00

Arts Benicia: Gems III

CALL FOR ENTRIES
 
Gems III
Exquisite, Intricate, Intimate Small Works of Art

December 2 - 20, 2015
 
Deadline: November 4, 2015
 
Important Dates:
Deadline for Entries: November 4, 12 midnight, PST
Artists Notified: Tuesday, November 10
Art Drop Off: Wednesday, November 18, 4 - 7 pm
Art Pick Up: Sunday, December 20, 5 - 7 pm

Gems III is a juried, small works show with a focused approach on exquisite, intricate, intimate works of art on a small scale. With a size limit of 12" X 12" (unframed), the works of Gems III are intended to draw the visitor in close and create an intimate viewing experience. For example, if a piece that is 12" X 12" is submitted with a 24" frame, it is still eligible. Artists may submit up to 5 images. Multiple works can be submitted as a single piece or together in groupings/grids to create series, narratives, or a larger work as a whole. This exhibition presents an opportunity for artists who normally work on a larger scale to venture out of their comfort zone, and for artists who produce small works to shine.

Accepting: 2-Dimensional work (paintings, photographs, drawings and prints) no larger than 12" X 12." Dimensions do not include frame. 3-Dimensional work (ceramic, glass, wood, metal, jewelry & fiber) with a base no larger than 12" X 12" in diameter. The height may be taller than 12" as long as the work is stable.
 
Sales: All accepted work must be for sale. Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.
 
Juror: Ruth Santee
Ruth Santee is the director and co/owner of Transmission Gallery in Oakland, California. Santee is an Oakland based artist whose work has been exhibited in museum, non-profit and gallery venues. She received her BFA from the College of Santa Fe, NM and MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Santee is a recipient of the Cadogan Fellowship Award from the San Francisco Foundation and of a commission from the San Francisco Arts Commission. She has taught at the California College of Art Extended Ed Program, UC Davis and Bakersfield College and is a tenured professor at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California. 
 
Fee: Entry fee (non-refundable) is $25 per artist for Arts Benicia Members and $35 for non-members for 3 images, $5 for each additional image up to 5 images. To join Arts Benicia click here.
 
To Enter:
Submissions:
Please email your submissions to mailto: artsbenicia@gmail.com
Email subject heading: Gems III Submission.
Please include complete contact information: Name, Address, Phone number and Email address.

All images must have titles, sizes, value and media.
Please attach your artist bio and resume to the email.
 
Images: The exhibition will be juried by digital images only. You may enter a maximum of 5 images for review. Only digital images will be accepted. The images must include the specific pieces you intend to submit to the exhibition.
 
 Digital Image Requirements:
Please send high-resolution images as an email attachment to mailto:artsbenicia@gmail.com or you can submit a link to your online images. Please title your digital files with your last name and the title of your piece, (for example: LastName_Title.jpg).
 
Gallery Location:
Arts Benicia
991 Tyler Street, Suite 114
Benicia, CA 94510
 
DEADLINE: ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 4, 2015 by 12 MIDNIGHT, PST IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.

Notification: Artists will be notified by November 10 if their work has been accepted or not.

Delivery: Accepted work must be delivered to Arts Benicia on Wednesday, November 18 between 4 -7pm. No works larger than 12" X 12" (unframed) will be accepted. Artists are responsible for all shipping costs.

Pickup: Unsold work must be picked up from Arts Benicia on Sunday, December 20, 5-7 PM.

Please note: Arts Benicia will be closed from December 21, 2015 - January 5, 2016.
 

Nov
2
Nov 17

Local Artist Collection Exhibit

The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is proud to present The 10th Annual Local Artist Collection, featuring 35+ local artists at the Lynn House Gallery from November 22nd - December 13th. The exhibit is a diverse, non-themed mixed media exhibit of artworks featuring paintings, photographs and more. In its 10th year, the show is a local favorite and provides the community an opportunity to view and purchase local art during the holiday season.  

The Lynn House Gallery is located at 809 W. 1st Street in Antioch (across from the Amtrak Train Station) and is open Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibits from 1-4 PM

Artist Information
Drop off: Tuesday, November 17th, 11 am - Noon
Hanging Date:  Tuesday, November 17th, 1 pm until finished
                            (volunteers welcome and appreciated!)
Artist Reception: Saturday, November 21st 2-4 PM
Artist Pickup Date: Saturday, December 12th, 4-6 PM (After exhibit closes)  

Please label your artwork by taping a piece of paper with the following information: Artist Name, Price for Sale (or NFS (not for sale) if you are not interested in selling your work) medium and the title of the piece. This makes placing the labels for the exhibit much easier. Complete and bring the artist agreement with you. Click here for artist agreement.

Each artist may submit two pieces of work. Art work size cannot exceed 30 x 40 per piece or a retail value of $1,500.  Hanging work must have wire hanger on the back. Work must be original and cannot have been shown at the Lynn House Gallery or Celebration of Art Exhibits and be less than 4 years old. Work not meeting these requirements will not be able to be displayed.  

Exhibit is open to the first 35 artists. 
To register send the following information to Diane@Art4Antioch.org.

1. Artist name / Name on Art Tags if different from Artist Name
2. Name of artwork
3. Medium
4. Sale Price or if Not For Sale (NFS), value

For more information, visit www.art4antioch.org or contact Diane Gibson-Gray at the Arts & Cultural Foundation at 925.325.9897 or e-mail Diane@art4antioch.org.    

Photos below are from past Local Artist Exhibits.