EXHIBIT DATES: February 2 – March 18, 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 3 I 5 – 7 pm
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ENTRY: Thursday, January 26 I by noon
DELIVER ARTWORK: Sunday, January 29 I 12 – 4 pm
PICK UP ARTWORK: Sunday, March 19 I 12 – 4 pm

No matter where artists find themselves, they are constantly affected, influenced and inspired by the physical world around them. It could be at the beach, in a high-rise city, or out in the wilderness. And what artists see before them, will often become the subject of their art. For this first exhibit of 2023, we are asking for art that is inspired by your view of the physical world. It can be a landscape, skyscape, cityscape, seascape, etc. – whether you’ve actually been there, or have only dreamed of being there. All mediums welcome.

CASH PRIZES: This will be our annual judged exhibit. We will be giving a $200 “Best of Show” award, a $100 “2nd place” award, and two $50 “Honorable Mention” awards to the entries that best depict the theme.

ENTRY FEE: $45 members / $60 non-members
Entry fee covers both IN-GALLERY and ONLINE participation.

Related Events for this exhibit:

Opening Receptions: Friday, February 3, 5 – 7 pm
Valentine’s Day Sale: Sunday, February 12, 12 – 5 pm.
First Friday Open House: Friday, March 3, 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. If you are already a member, sign in first to activate your member price. We prefer that participants pay the entry fee online in advance, which helps to streamline the take-in process, but if you prefer to pay in cash, or are unable to pay online, you are welcome to pay in person during take-in.

2. Complete Online Exhibit Entry Form
This entry form is intended for those entering digital images of their work for the ONLINE exhibit. You may submit up to 3 images for the ONLINE exhibit. You may bring in more work than that for the In-GALLEY exhibit on the Take-in day.

If you plan to only enter work in the In-GALLEY exhibit, 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. There will be no late entries accepted for the ONLINE exhibit.

3. Bring work to the gallery
On Sunday, January 29, you will bring in your work between 12 – 4 pm.
You will need to inventory the work you bring in. You can download and fill out the inventory sheet in advance (see below) and bring this with you on the take-in day. We will also have paper copies on hand for you to fill out during the Take-in.

Rules of Entry

• Open to artists 18 years and older.
• All wall art and sculpture submitted must reflect the theme. Other work, e.g. jewelry or functional ceramics, is welcome and does not need to adhere to the theme.
• Acceptance of work is at the 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-GALLEY 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 Johanna McCormick at mccdesign@gmail.com

• 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 framed and 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, 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 – 5 pm, or by arrangement.
• During the exhibit, each participating artist is required to volunteer for 4 shifts of docent time during our regular gallery hours. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sundays 12 – 5 pm.
• Please bring an 8.5″ x 11″ sheet with your artist’s statement and/or bio to be included in the Participating Artists binder. You may also bring up to 10 business cards or postcards to leave in the gallery office.

• Up to 3 images 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, mccdesign@gmail.com

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