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California Art League
Expressions, CAL's 2018 International Open Show



SHOW DATES
May 30 to June 23, 2018

JUROR
Joe Cibere  
Joe Cibere is signature member of the National Watercolor Society and his painting style demonstrates his love of nature and wilderness. His"abstract realism" paintings integrate strong design and balance with a sense of illusion and have appeared in "Watercolor Magazine" and in the International Artists book "The Watercolor Sky and Cloud Techniques of 23 International Artists". His work is also part of both corporate and private collections. His studio is at Studio Channel Islands, Room R4 in Old Town Camarillo, CA.  He has been a guest demonstrator at several area art organizations and conducts workshops on watercolor technique throughout the year.

CALL FOR ENTRIES – DEADLINE:
Monday, April 23, 2018
Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs) through Online Juried Shows:  http://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/   S ub m itt e d artwork reflects the artist’s interpretation of the theme, “Expressions” – We are looking for artwork which reflects our hope that you will have some fun with this theme.  Be creative.  Make the ordinary extra-ordinary.  Look at your work differently and show us your best work for this annual international OPEN exhibit.  Remember CAL’s themes are only a step-off point to challenge you into new and interesting directions.

ELIGIBILITY
The California Art League Exhibit, “Expressions” is open to all CAL and to non-CAL entrants who wish to share their best work.

DROP-OFF/ TAKE-IN
Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 pm –3:00 pm
Local artists whose work is juried into the show should hand deliver accepted artwork with entry form attached, to the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St.  Tarzana, CA  91356

SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR OUT-OF-THE-AREA ARTISTS
Non-local artists whose work is accepted may ship their artwork to Kenneth Ronney for delivery to the exhibit at the SFVACC. Schedule shipping to arrive on or before Wednesday May 23, 2018.

On all shipments, include Ken's phone, 818-996-1630 and e-mail, Kronney@aol.com.  You MUST include a prepaid return shipping label or check made out to CAL for return postage.

If using US Postal service , ship to Kenneth Ronney, 7357 Hesperia Ave, Reseda, CA  91335.
For Fed Ex, ship to  K. Ronney,  C/O Fed Ex Office Print & Ship Center, 9000 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324.
If Using UPS , ship to K. Ronney, C/O the UPS Store,  17216 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, CA 91406.

Do not ship directly to San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center .  No one there is part of the show take-in process.

Contact Ken with shipping information, tracking number.
Do not under any circumstances use loose Styrofoam “peanuts” to pack artwork.  Work packed this way will be immediately rejected when the box is opened.

RECEPTION & AWARDS PRESENTATION
Saturday, June 2, 2018
3:00 to 5:00 pm

TAKE - DOWN & ARTWORK PICK- UP
Saturday, June 23
4:00 – 6:00 pm

LOCATION
San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St.  Tarzana, CA  91356

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS
Tuesday -- Saturday
11:00 am –5:00 pm
**Local artists whose work is juried into the show are expected to sit the gallery for one 3 hour shift; shift signups at take in.  In addition to signing up for a sitting time, we would like artists to donate $5 in order to pay for the refreshments for our reception**

SELECTIONS OF AWARDS
Awards for “Expressions” will be juried by Joe Cibere .
If his schedule allows, he will select the awards in person after artwork has been delivered.

AWARDS
Awards and prizes will be presented at the Awards Reception:

BEST OF SHOW $600
First Place $400
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Various Merchandise Awards
Various Honorable Mentions

ARTWORK SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT
Artwork entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution, completed by the entrant within the past 3 years, and not previously shown in any CAL (or VAG) Juried Show.  DO NOT SUBMIT student work, workshop work, paint-along work, copycat work or works which violate copyright laws.
Once artwork is submitted it may not be withdrawn by the artist. Accepted artwork must remain hanging until the end of the show.

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENTS
Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, photographs and digital art,  mixed media and painting and sculpture. All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas.  Frames must be in good condition.

Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly equipped with wire for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished. Maximum weight for any artwork is 10 lbs. per foot of lineal width. Damaged artwork, mats, frames, glass and Plexiglas, and frames which have brackets will not be accepted.  
If your work has special details that your primary (overall) image cannot properly display, you may enter the work as a 3D work instead.  Then you can include 1 or 2 supplemental images of details to show these special qualities.  The other information about size and medium will clearly indicate it is really a 2D work, so there will not be any ambiguity about what it actually is."
Artwork which involves motion is difficult to show properly on OJS so brief video clips of said artwork can be sent via email to Marian at: marian@fortunatifineart.com

ENTRY SIZES AND FEES
Entries will be made on line to Online Juried Showshttp://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/    
Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. Size limits:  limited to hanging on an 8’ high wall and must fit through a 6’6” high x 36” wide door.  Sculptures, same door, and 15 foot height limit and footprint limited to 6’ square.  Contact Marian if this must be exceeded. (no weight limits, but sculptor must move work). There is one 18’ wide x 10’ high wall for extra-large works, and one wall 9’ wide x 10’ high.   Contact Marian if your piece is wider than 8’. 

One or two entries: $40.00 for CAL members in good standing and $55 for non-CAL members. 
Entrants may enter additional artwork for an additional $5 each up to a total of 5 entries. Payment is made through Juried Online Shows via credit card or Pay Pal.  Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show.

Entrants whose work is juried in to this show will be considered “exhibiting members” and will be eligible to submit work for acceptance in all future  CAL shows.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) AND HOW TO SEND THEM  
All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG format.   Take with a digital camera on a black background without a mat and not through glass. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image must represent the painting. Directions for submitting work to Juried Online Shows is clearly described on the website in several topics listed on the sidebar of the main page:
http ://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/HowToEnter.aspx

If all else fails, email or call Marian marian@fortunatifineart.com
(818) 342-4601 for questions (Please leave a message which includes your phone number, who you are and why you are calling and I will return your call..

NOTIFICATION
All members submitting work will be notified of acceptance by EMAIL by April 30, 2018. Send a stamped envelope to Marian Fortunati, 3944 Rock Hampton Dr., Tarzana, CA  91356 O NLY if email contact is not available.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
By signing the Entry/Take-in Form, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that CAL and its agents, associates, directors, officers and volunteers, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center staff and volunteers  will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artworks entered in this show is each individual artist’s responsibility.

REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK IMAGES
Any artwork entered in this show may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for this show or future shows without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

SALES
All sales are final and will be handled at the venue. The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center will receive a 30% commission on sales. The artist will receive 70%.  All works will remain in the show until the show ends.
Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS) Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission.

COLLECTORS MAILING LIST:
In order to try to generate more sales, we are hoping that all of our artists will share the email addresses of  three or four of their collectors.  That way when we announce the show, we can send out announcements to a wide range of prospective collectors and make our shows even more exciting and relevant.

TAKE - DOWN AND PICK-UP
All artwork must be picked up on
Saturday, June 23 between  4:00 and 6:00 pm.

SHIPPED WORK WILL BE RETURNED IN ORIGINAL BOXES USING THE PRE-PAID RETURN SHIPPING LABEL PROVIDED BY THE ACCEPTED ARTIST.
NO STORAGE IS AVAILABLE. IF YOU CANNOT PICK UP YOUR ARTWORK, PLEASE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR SOMEONE TO PICK IT UP FOR YOU.


EXHIBIT CONTACT
: Marian Fortunati Email:
marian@fortunatifineart.com
Phone : (818) 342-4601

 



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