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Southern California Artists is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for all artists working in southern California.

The association functions to support artists with dialogue, education and interaction at all stages of the creative process - from inspiration to exhibition. There is no favored media and it is open to all creative pursuit addressing what it means to make art and how to share it with the community.


If you need reimbursement for an authorized SCA out-of-pocket expenditure, download the form with the link above and it submit to SCA treasurer.
Instructions are on the form.
Thank you!


Banking on Art

Call for entries

Juried One-person exhibition open to 2-D artists living in Orange County CA, with a high quality cohesive body of artwork not having gallery representation.

Submissions due April 4– June 1, 2014
Exhibit: September 15 – December 1, 2014

CAP's Banking on Art 2nd floor Wells Fargo Bank 260 Ocean Ave., Laguna Beach.

10 jpeg images, Resume & Letter of Recommendation
Membership in CAP $35, plus an entry fee of $20

Susan Anderson, Museum Curator, Art Historian
Jonathan Burke, President, LCAD

To Enter go

Gallery Call

Exhibit with us at World Wide Art Los Angeles October 16-19, 2014 at The Los Angeles Convention Center.

World Wide Art Los Angeles is an international art show with many of the finest contemporary art galleries exhibiting. The October 2014 event provides an excellent means of  meeting with art collectors, dealers, curators, consultants and interior designers, making this a great show for new marketing openings.

Contact us for interest in participating in Pavilions, such as

"Change Through Art" | Addressing Equality through Art


"Make a Difference" | Environmental Awareness through Art


the regions and countries showcased in
Italy | Mexico | China | Turkey | South Africa | USA | Argentina | Brazil | France | India | Canada

World Wide Art Los Angeles
October 16-19, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center | West Hall


The Arts Council for Long Beach is THRILLED to announce the upcoming Urban Ocean Festival Art Exhibition, presented by the Aquarium of the Pacific! Join the Aquarium and show off your artwork in the juried Urban Ocean Festival. Winners will receive a cash prize!

What kind of work is the Urban Ocean Festival looking for? The Aquarium of the Pacific is accepting images via JPEG format to be juried for its upcoming Urban Ocean Festival event. All submitted art pieces should fall under the theme of “Our Urban Ocean,” which may include artwork about our ports, human uses of the ocean (i.e. SCUBA diving, water sports, beach activities), marine life affected by the urban ocean, or ocean pollution. The theme of your work should be how you see the urbanized coast and ocean and what they mean to you. The three categories are: painting/drawing, digital/photography, and mixed media/sculpture/3D. And don’t forget for your artwork to be considered, it MUST be appropriate for a family audience.
What are the important dates? The deadline for all submissions is Friday, March 28th by 6pm! Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by email no later than April 11, 2014. Please note that if your artwork is accepted, we will require that you are available to attend the Urban Ocean Festival to set up your display on Saturday, May 3, at 8:00 a.m., and break down on Sunday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. Artists will be invited to staff their exhibit area to interact with the public and sell artwork.
What about that cash prize? First place in each category will receive $500, and second place will receive $250. One artist (selected from the first place artists from each of the three categories) will then be selected as the Grand Prize winner and will receive an additional $250.
Where can I find more info? We thought you would never ask! You can find the FULL artist call here! If you have any questions, please contact Claire at No phone calls please.
Thank you for your dedication to the Arts in Long Beach,

Arts Council for Long Beach

Internet search for themed shows:

The new gallery at Coastline Community College has many opportunities for 2014. The blog address is:
It also includes free lectures and workshop information.

El Camino Gallery is accepting submissions on their website.


The City of Santa Ana seeks to commission a work of public art to be placed at the northwest corner of Flower Street and Sunflower Avenue as part of the "Flower Street Bike Trail Phase II" project. Since this property was once owned and farmed by a Japanese-American farmer who greatly contributed to the growth and prosperity of this region, the artwork shall commemorate the important role of the Japanese-American immigrant agricultural community in Santa Ana.

Request for Qualifications

Request for Qualifications for Prequalified Artist Pool (2014) 

Metro invites visual artists residing in the United States to submit qualifications for possible inclusion in a Prequalified Artist Pool (Pool). The Pool will be used to select artists for a range of upcoming opportunities throughout the expanding Los Angeles Metro system, including 14 new Metro Rail stations and a variety of transit enhancement projects. Project budgets are anticipated to range from $50,000 to $1,000,000 depending on the artwork opportunity. Prior public art experience is not a requirement. The Pool will be active for a three year period.  Download the Request for Qualifications for Prequalified Artist Pool (2014). Application deadline is April 7, 2014.

Metro Art

Metro is hosting a series of free workshops to inform artists about a wide variety of upcoming opportunities and how to apply for them. The informational workshops are for artists only and will be held in February and March at locations throughout LA County. Each workshop will cover the same information. Reservations are required as space is limited at some locations. Please read below for workshop dates and locations, and click on the links below to reserve your seat, and get transit and parking information. Please note that Metro will not be able to validate parking for any of these events.

Miracle Mile

Monday March 24, 2014 (6:00 – 7:30pm)
Brown Auditorium
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Accessible via bus lines: Metro 20 & 720 on Wilshire and 217, 218 and 780 on Fairfax.

RSVP for the Miracle Mile workshop

To join our email list for information about upcoming opportunities for artists, call 213.922.4ART or visit and click on “Artist Opportunities”.

All Metro meetings are held in ADA accessible facilities. Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations and translation must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date; please call 213. 922.2726 or California Relay Service at 711.


Member News:

Meetings for 2014 will be held at Laguna Woods Recreation Room, on the third Sunday of the month. Make sure to contact Edythe Zwickler to get on the guest list.

Our next meeting: as Easter falls on the 3rd Sunday of April, the next meeting is April 27

  • 2:00 - 2:30 General Business
  • 2:30 - 3:30 Presentation from one member
  • 3:30 - 4:00 Raffle of art-related items
  • 4:00 - Mingle

Minutes from 3/16 meeting

The Coastline College SCA Exhibit is only 2 months away. The dates of the exhibit are
May 27th to June 15th, with the opening on Friday evening, May 30th, from 5 to 8PM.

David Michael Lee, Gallery director/curator, is wondering how many members are planning to participate and the approximate size of the work(s) you'd like to enter. All current SCA members are assured of at least one piece being in the exhibit, but you may enter up to 3 artworks. Both wall art and sculpture are possible for this show. The website is

Please email Janet as soon as possible (or at least by April 1st) if you are planning to enter, and the estimated size(s) of the artwork. I do not need the images yet since many of us are submitting new unfinished pieces.

Best wishes, Janet Adams, MFA, SCA co-exhibitions chair 2014

Edythe Zwickler's poetry book MAYBE FRIDAY was recently released. It is available online at AMAZON worldwide and on KINDLE for e-readers!

The SCA Artists Book is presented at all SCA community events. It contains one current photo of each artist’s work, and the title, size, media, and year completed. Please send a jpeg image to Ron Reekers.

SCA is always looking for fresh exhibition venue ideas to explore. Please forward your ideas to Janet Adams at

Keep in touch with your fellow members on the SCA Blog, Facebook Page, and our Facebook Group with the buttons at the top of our web page!


Showing somewhere?
E-mail Randall Holbrook at: with details!