EXHIBIT DATES: Oct 28 – December 23, 2022
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, November 4 I 5 – 7 pm
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ENTRY: Thursday, October 20 I by noon
DELIVER ARTWORK: Sunday, October 23 I 12 – 4 pm
PICK UP ARTWORK: Friday, December 23 I 12 – 4 pm (Or by arrangement)
GALLERY HOURS: Friday – Sunday I 12 – 5 pm

Calling all our talented artists and makers! It’s time again for our annual holiday gift exhibit. For this show we are asking you to submit work that is suitable for gift giving. Framed paintings, crafty wall hangings, functional ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, cards, glass, woodwork, etc!

All mediums are welcome. But all submissions must be for sale. Open to artists 18 years and older.

ENTRY FEE: $45 members / $60 non-members
Entry fee covers both in-gallery and online participation.

Related Events for this exhibit:

Holiday Sale & Open House: Saturday, December 10, 12 – 5 pm.
First Friday Receptions: Friday, November 4 & December 2, 5 – 7 pm

Entry to the exhibit requires a 3-step process:

1. Pay Entry Fee

All entrants, both those entering the online exhibit + gallery exhibit and those only entering work in the gallery, will pay the entry fee.

2. Complete Online Exhibit Entry Form
This entry form is intended for those entering images of their work for the ONLINE exhibit. You may submit 3 images for the online exhibit. You may bring in more work than that for the gallery exhibit.

If you plan to only enter work in the gallery exhibit during Take-in day, you may choose to skip the online entry form. However, if you would like your website linked to your name on the participants list on the online gallery page, then please use this form to enter that data.

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
On Sunday, October 23, you will bring in your work between 2 – 4 pm.
You will need to inventory the work you bring in. You may download and fill our inventory sheet in advance (see below) and bring this with you on the take-in day. We will have paper copies on hand for you to fill out during the take-in.

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 during regular gallery hours or 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.
• Artwork purchased in gallery will be taken by purchaser at time of sale.
• 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 Johanna McCormick,

To Pay Entry Fee, Click BOOK Below