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Arts Benicia: Gems III

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:
Please email your submissions to mailto:
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 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

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.

Earlier Event: November 2
Local Artist Collection Exhibit
Later Event: November 14
Contra Costa Open Studios