Story: True or Not So Much! is sponsored by the Negri Foundation.  Hosted by Lisa Bebi @ AMP

This exhibition seeks raw, psychological, primal work in any medium. It may include realism, abstraction, or a hybrid of both.  It could be obvious or unclear, fanciful or serious, conceptual, or an interpretation of personal events.  Does the work make sense? Doesn’t matter.  We are looking for authentic styles from primitive to modern hyper-realism. 

Open to USA artists, 18 years and older.  This is an inclusive competition.

Any written narratives accompanying the work will be read by the juror - some may be selected to post in the show.

Juror: American Visual Artist HOLLY ROBERTS

HOLLY ROBERTS practice is in New Mexico but exhibits her work and conducts workshops around the nation.  Her work is in the permanent collections of several museums in the USA.  She has authored several books.  She uses collage and paint - often incorporating photos she has taken.  A full list of her accomplishments can be found here.

Deadline for submission: January 13, 2023  

Acceptance notification the week of January 19, 2023

Entry fee:  $40 first three entries and $10 for each piece after that.  You may submit up to 8 entries.

When: Opening RECEPTION, presentation of Awards and Prizes: 2/11/23 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The exhibition runs from February 11 to March 18, 2023. 

Where: Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 East Grand Ave. Escondido, CA. 92025 (San Diego County).

Best in Show: $400. 
1st Prize: $300.
2nd Prize: $200. 
3rd Prize: $150. 
3 Honorable Mentions 

The event will follow all city, county, and state mandated COVID precautions. 
See the legal agreement for information and dates for mailing in or dropping off, and picking up artwork.  

Works being mailed need to be received between January 21, 2023, and February 3, 2023, to the address provided in the acceptance letter and NOT the Gallery address. This is VERY IMPORTANT.  Receiving drop-off date is February 7, 2023, 11:30 am to 3:30pm.

Submissions accepted through CAFE until 1/13/23 midnight MT.  Submission fee $40.  $10 per additional image up to 8.  

ELIGIBILITY: This juried exhibition is open to all US artists over 18 years old.   Entries in any 2-d and 3-d works (all mediums accepted) including digital, mixed media, fiber and fine art photography; in all forms of representational and non-representational work are eligible.  HOWEVER, installation work will NOT be accepted.   Sculpture is OK.   Entries must not exceed 72 inches vertical or 48 inches horizontal and should weigh no more than 30 lbs.  All work must be hang ready with D-rings and wire.  Paintings must have clean edges, either painted or framed.  All framed paintings requiring glass must use plexiglass instead.   Mailed in work must be insured and properly packaged with return postage paid.

Sales:  Sales will be handled by the Escondido Municipal Gallery.  The Gallery will take a commission of 20 %.  You may enter work NFS at your discretion.

Visit CaFÉ for Legal Agreements, more information, and to apply

The CSUSB Anthropology Museum is seeking California-based artists to prepare portraits, in any medium, for a 2023 exhibition about afrolatine history, cultures, and identities.

Application deadline: December 1st, 2022
Artists wIth ancestry that Is both black and South American, Central American, and/or Caribbean are especially encouraged to apply.
Amateur and professional artists are eligible.

Call Dr. Arianna Huhn at 909-537-5505 or email for more information.

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