EXHIBIT DATES: June 16 – August 14, 2021
ENTRY DEADLINE: 12 PM Tuesday, June 8 (Entry form and image uploads may be submitted anytime before this date)
ARTWORK TAKE IN: Sunday, June 13 (After we receive your entry form, you will be contacted with a time slot for take-in to facilitate social distancing)

Ceramics and glass work have at least two important things in common. They both start with elements of the earth and are changed by fire. Our first in-gallery exhibit of 2021 will feature both ceramic and glass. Sculptural, functional, wall hangings, jewelry, mosaics or a mixture of both mediums, we want to see what you do with earth and fire! We will accept all work that relates to these two mediums.

New gallery hours will be Fridays thru Sundays, 12 to 5 pm.
There will be no opening reception for this exhibit, due to social distancing constraints.

ENTRY FEE: Members = $45, Non-members = $60
Entry fee covers both in-gallery and online participation.
Upon submission of the entry form, you will receive a link to pay your entry fee.

Entry to the exhibit requires a 3-step process:

1. Pay Entry Fee

2. Complete Entry Form
We HIGHLY recommend that you submit your entry form before the day of the deadline so that if you encounter any problems with the entry process there is time for us to help you troubleshoot before the deadline passes.

3. Bring work to the gallery
After completing steps 1 & 2, you will be contacted with a time-slot for Sunday June 13.
To save time during take-in, you may fill out and print your Gallery Inventory sheet in advance.

Rules of Entry

• Open to artists 18 years and older.
• Acceptance of work is at curators’ discretion.
• We will continue to present our exhibits online, and strongly encourage participants to submit work to the online exhibit in addition to the in-gallery exhibit. We hope that artists will see this as a way to increase their visibility and reach more viewers.
• Please register via our website. Those who lack access or ability to register online may fill out paperwork by hand in person on the take-in day. Paper entry forms will be available to pick up in the gallery by appointment with Susan Archibald, 831-336-2078 or

• Entry fee for 2-D and 3-D work includes up to 5 large pieces or 10 small pieces (does not apply to jewelry or small crafts).
• All 2-D work must be ready to hang with secure wire on back.
• Unframed 3-D work to be hung on wall must include secure means of hanging and any special materials required.
• Functional pottery: please include tag to explain if food, microwave, and dishwasher safe.
• Unframed work may be submitted for display in flip bin. Artist’s name, media, print process, and date created must appear on back of each piece.
• As your work sells, you may replenish your stock at no cost on Tuesdays from 3 – 6 pm, or by arrangement.
• During the exhibit, each participating artist is required to volunteer for 10 hours of docent time during our regular gallery hours.
• Please bring an 8.5 x 11″ sheet with your artist’s statement and/or bio to be included in the show’s book of artists (on display during the show). You may also bring up to 10 business cards to leave in the gallery office.

• Up to 3 pieces may be submitted per entry.
• For jewelry, cards and other small artwork, you may submit one image with multiple pieces represented.
• Acceptable upload-ready file formats:
File Type: JPG only.
File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
File Size: No larger than 5 MB. (The closer you get to a 5 MB file, the better your work will look.)
Color Profile: RGB
Image files must be of high quality, in sharp focus and a true representation of the original art. Image of 2D art should include only the artwork, no frame. If your image file does not meet this criteria, you may be asked to remake the file. There are many online resources to help you take a high quality photograph of your artwork. HINT: Remove artwork from under any reflective surface (like glass) before photographing it.

• Commission retention is 25% for members and 40% for non-members.
• Artwork purchased in gallery will be taken by purchaser at time of sale.
• Sales from SCMAC’s online store will be fulfilled by LOCAL PICKUP only, during regular gallery hours.
• Submission of your entry grants Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center permission to use your artwork or a reproduction of its likeness in promotional materials for this exhibition and future SCMAC promotions.
• The artist shall retain all copyrights of any image submitted to the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center. All images on the site may not be reproduced or used in any manner without the permission of the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center and the relevant artist.

Direct questions to Susan Archibald, 831-336-2078 or

To Pay Entry Fee, Click BOOK Below

Get inspired to create!

Here’s a message from Board member and Clay Lab technician Chris Finnie, inviting you back to our ceramics studio to create work for this exhibit.

You can take a virtual tour of our ceramics facilities and register for Clay Lab here.