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Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL)
68th Open Juried Fine Arts Awards Show

68th Open Juried Fine Arts Awards Show
Enter through:
Entry Deadline: July 17, 2019
At the League’s Gallery at 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste. 101,
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Gallery Phone: (760) 434-8497

Judges: Joe Garcia and Steve Kell 

Show Director: Charles Dozer, 760-753-4784,   Show Manager: Karen Crowell, 760-295-1295

Visit our web site at
Entry forms, prospectus and Judges Bios on Website

$2,300 in Cash Awards distributed as follows: Best of Show - $200 Prizes per Category: 1st Place - $125, 2nd Place - $75, 3rd Place - $50 Two Special Awards of $50 each

Juried-in Art Receiving Dates:
Saturday, July 27th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday, July 28th, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Entry Fees: Payable on-line:
(Submit up to 3 entries per artist)
COAL members: $18 each entry, Non-members: $25 each entry (non-members may join COAL on receiving day. The membership will  be Pro-rated for the remaining 4 monthly shows in 2018. )

Reception and Awards Ceremony:
Sunday, August 4th, 2019 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Awards Ceremony at 4:00 PM)
Show Dates:  (Open daily July 31-Sept 1, except Tuesdays)

MEDIA CATEGORIES: Oil & Acrylics, Water Media, Pastels, Drawing / Printmaking,
Mixed Media / Collage, Photography, Computer Art, Sculpture.

JUDGING RULES:  Artists may not win multiple cash awards in a single category. 
(For purposes of this rule, “Best-of-Show is considered a separate category)

ELIGIBLE ART WORK: All work must be original, done in the past 2 years, and may not have won a cash award in a previous COAL show. No work from workshops or classes and no work using copyrighted source material unless you own the copyright. No reproductions or “ Not for Sale” entries are allowed.


  • Suitable for general viewing.
  • All hanging submissions must be dry, framed with gallery quality frames with D-hooks or off-set clips and have sturdy wire (wire’s apex no less than 3” from the top of the frame). Wire ends must be taped, ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers or screw eyes will be accepted.
  • Maximum weight of hanging submissions - 15 lbs.
  • Diptychs and triptychs are considered as 1 entry.
  • Work on paper must be under glass or Plexiglas (Plexiglas, if work is larger than 24” x 30”).
  • Sculpture (non-hanging) is limited to 60 lbs. and must be attached to its base. Hanging sculpture is limited to 15 lbs.
  • Limit of 3 entries per artist sized as follows for wall hung entries: The sum of the diagonal (corner to corner) measurements of combined entries (including frames) not to exceed 110 inches, and
  • No single entry may have a diagonal measurement of greater than 60 inches.
  • The Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League reserves the right to reject any work that, in its opinion, fails to meet the eligibility and entry specifications.

LIABILITY: The League, its Officers, Directors, agents and representatives assume NO responsibility for damages, theft, or loss to entries submitted for the show. All Entries are subject to these conditions. Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. Submission of entry automatically constitutes entrant’s acceptance of all competition rules.

PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEES:  Fees are payable according to guidelines per On-line juried

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified per guidelines of

PICK-UP OF UNACCEPTED WORK: None. (All work to be initially submitted digitally via www.On-line juried guidelines.)

Pick-up of Accepted Work:  Pick-up of unsold, Displayed work at the end of the Show can be made at the Gallery after September 1, 2019.

SALE OF ART WORK: Posted selling prices include 7.75% sales tax. Sales will be processed through COAL. 7.75% Sales tax, a commission of 20% and 3% credit card fee (when applicable) will be deducted from the posted price. Proceed checks will be mailed to artists within 10 days of the end of the show. If an artist’s sales exceed
$600, the artist will be required to submit a Form W-9 before the proceeds are forwarded. Sold artwork may not be replaced by the artist.

PICK-UP OF ACCEPTED ARTWORK: The show closes Sunday, September 1st. All artwork must be picked up Monday Sept 2nd between 4 &7 PM Tuesday, September 3nd, or between 1&5 P.M Wed., September 4th, 11 AM- 5 PM . Accepted artwork may NOT be removed before the end of the show. Exception: art sold to out-of-area buyer who must take it then.  Please bring your picture identification. A Signed authorization is required if picking up for another artist.

NOTE TO MEMBERS: Assigned hosting dates will be chosen when turning in Accepted work. It is greatly appreciated if Members who submit work, that are not accepted will volunteer to cover open “Hosting” dates throughout August.

ACCEPTED, JURIED-IN ART CHECK LIST:   Before coming to the gallery: Complete, sign, and date Top & bottom parts of Entry forms-Available on-line at, or at the Gallery at Take-in, (One Entry Form for each work-Limited to 3 entries)

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