email address:    

password:  




First Time Entering?
Create New Account
Forgot Password




Login Status Looking for your jury notifications and didn't get one?  Log into your Artist Profile -> Review Images and find out how you did!

Be sure to read the prospectus in its entirety before continuing.

California Art League
Change



                 “Change

                                CAL’s 2020 International Open Spring Exhibit

 

SHOW DATES

Tuesday April 2 - Saturday April 27

 

JUROR - Preston Craig

Preston, who is a published artist, writer, educator and voice over actor, earned an M.F.A. in Illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and a B.A. in Applied Arts from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Involved with social issues and an avid artist rights advocate, he has been recognized by the Los Angeles City Council for his volunteer work and contribution to the growth of the arts in L.A. In 2013 and 2014, respectively, one of his paintings was published in North Light Books’ - Acrylic Works: Best of Acrylic Competition and Acrylic Artist magazine and one of his portraits was selected for inclusion in the International Society of Acrylic Painters Best of Acrylic International Competition.

 

His illustration work got an award from the Adobe Design Achievement Awards in 2011 and he received an award of recognition from the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the National Scholars Honors Society in 2007. In addition, he was honored twice with the Artistic Director Award for Set Design/Scenic Art from the Valley Theatre League for productions of the Road Theater Co. and he was an Artist-in-Residence for the A.I.E.A.C. His mural work can be seen in projects on Hollywood Blvd. and at CBS Studios. Some of his scenic work can be seen at Venus Fort in Tokyo, the Paris Casino in Las Vegas and additional venues around L.A.

He has found success as an artist creating book and magazine illustrations, digital graphics (DTP), fine art (portraits, landscapes, fantasy) and scenic art/murals. He has traveled extensively, living & working at times in Norway, England, Italy and Japan. 

 

SELECTIONS OF AWARDS
Acceptance into the exhibit and awards for “Change” will be juried by Preston Craig.  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 reception:

BEST OF SHOW            $300

First Place                      $200

Second Place                $100

Third Place  $50

Various Merchandise Awards

Various Awards of Distinction

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE “CHANGE” EXHIBIT”

Prospectus release and open for entries:  December 31, 2019

Entry Deadline:  March 1, 2020, midnight

Artists notified if accepted:  March 9, 2020

Take In:  Monday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 AM to noon.  Hanging follows from noon to 3:00 PM.

Artist’s Reception:  Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00

Take down:  Saturday, April 25, 2020, 5:00 to 7:00

CALL FOR ENTRIES – OPENS December 31, 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Midnight, March 1, 2020

Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs) through Online Juried Shows:  https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com/   Submitted artwork reflects the artist’s interpretation of the theme, “Change.”  We are looking for artwork which reflects our hope that you will have some fun with this theme.  Be creative.  Make the ordinary extraordinary.  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, “Change” is open to all CAL and non-CAL entrants who wish to share their best work.  CAL members dues must be current for 2020; New members join CAL as part of the entry process.  The reduced membership rate for new members is exclusively for artists who have never been a member of CAL.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT

CAL is dedicated to exhibiting excellent works of fine art which promote the artist’s artistic ability, vision and creativity.  In this respect all artwork should be original and created from conception to completion by the artist within the last three years and not previously shown in any CAL Juried Show.  Artists are permitted to use their own photos as reference materials in the creation of their artwork, but not photos from other sources. No artwork copied from other artists work, copyrighted work, published photos, or created under the direct guidance of an instructor are eligible.

 

ARTWORK MEDIUM

Artwork submissions can be in any of the following media:  drawing, painting, photographs and digital art, mixed media, collage and sculpture

 

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENTS

Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist.  All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas.  Mounting, frames, and wiring must be professional quality and 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 sawtooth brackets will not be accepted.   Cleats are OK.  Wire ends must be taped for the safety of workers handling the artwork.

 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 Ken Ronney at Kronney@aol.com who will relay them to the juror.

 

ENTRY SIZES

Entries will be made online to Online Juried Shows:  http://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 Ken 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 Ken Ronney if your piece is wider than 8’ or has special hanging or installation requirements. 

 

ENTRY FEES

One or two entries: $45.00 for CAL members in good standing and $60 for non-CAL members.  The $15 surcharge is a one-time offer that gives the new artist membership into CAL at a discount...good for the rest of the year.

All entrants may enter additional artwork for a $5 per piece fee up to a total of 5 entries. Payment is made through Online Juried Shows via credit card or Pay Pal.  Fees are non-refundable. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show.

New members whose work is juried in to this show will be considered “exhibiting members” and will be eligible to submit work as an exhibiting member 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 photo or art with a digital camera on a black background (if cropping is not possible) without a mat and not through glass. Image quality is critical!  Poor photography and presentation will 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 Ken for questions, Kronney@aol.com or 818 996-1630.  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 e-mail by March 9, 2020.

 

DROP-OFF/ TAKE-IN

Monday, May 30, 2020, 10:00 am –12:00 pm.   Hanging from 12:00 until 3:00 pm, at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA  91356.

 

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. Your assistance in placing and hanging from noon till 3:00 or 4:00 would be greatly appreciated.

 

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 Friday, March 27, 2020.

 

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.

 

For Fed Ex, ship to K. Ronney, C/O Fed Ex Office Print & Ship Center, 9000 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324.

For UPS, ship to K. Ronney, C/O the UPS Store, 17216 Saticoy St, Van Nuys, CA 91406.

For both Fed Ex and UPS, please include Ken’s e-mail and phone Kronney@aol.com, 818 996-1630.  A call from the shipper is the only way I’ll have of knowing the painting (or box) is at their office. PLEASE NOTE:  Details of shipment address may change.  Pay strict attention to your “Accepted” letter for most current details.

 

Do not ship directly to San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center.  No one there is part of the show take-in process.  Do not use USPS to mail directly to Ken’s home.  Packages get left on the porch for hours.

 

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

Reception and awards presentation: Saturday, April 6, 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

TAKE-DOWN & ARTWORK PICK- UP

Take down: Saturday April 27, 5:00 to 7:00 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 sign-ups at take in. In addition to signing up for a sitting time, we would like artists to either donate $5 to pay for the refreshments for our reception or bring a beverage or food item to share.

 

 

 

 

RELEASE OF LIABILITY

By entering the exhibit through Online Juried Shows, the artist acknowledges that CAL will take all reasonable care 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 must 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.


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:

Ken Ronney,  Kronney@aol.com or call 818 996-1630

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

 

Application and Artwork Digital Images to Online Juried Shows:

Submission Deadline:  Monday, March 1, 2020

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance by March 9, 2020

Take-in: Monday, March 30, 2020.  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Hanging immediately after take in.  Artists are invited to participate.

RECEPTION:  Saturday, April 4. 2020.  5:00 to 7:00 at SFVACC, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana

Take-down: Saturday, April 25, 2020. 5:00 to 7:00

 

 

 

ENTRY FORM / TAKE-IN FORM AND ELIGIBILITY for “Change” CAL Exhibition (See Prospectus for complete details)

      Enter digital images of your artwork via Online Juried Shows.  Payment of entry fees is through Online Juried Shows by credit card or Pay Pal by deadline date.

      Copy and attach the form to the back upper right corner of accepted work before shipping or take-in.

      Work must be your own original artwork within the last 3 years, not done under an instructor’s supervision and not exhibited in any previous CAL or SFVACC show.

      Hanging art work not counting the frame must not exceed 10 lbs. per linear foot. 

      Work must be wired and ready to hang.  Wire must be wrapped with tape at end.  No saw tooth hangers.

      Works on paper must be framed and under Plexiglas or glass (Plexiglas is recommended).

      Frames and wiring must be professional quality and in good condition.

      Artist agrees to permit CAL to reproduce the accepted artwork for CAL publicity and documentation purposes.

 

Please Print Clearly (reproduce as needed)

 

      CALIFORNIA ART LEAGUE “CHANGE” JURIED EXHIBIT at the SFV Arts & Cultural Center

      Entry A / Entry B / Entry C / Entry D / Entry E (Please circle)

 

      ARTIST   _________________________________________________________

      ADDRESS_______________________________________________________________________________

      EMAIL ____________________________________________          ZIP ________________

      TITLE _____________________________________________          TEL ____________________________

      MEDIA ____________________________________________         SIZE (H+W) ______________________

      INSURANCE VALUE __________________________________        SALE PRICE ______________________

THIS FORM OR EQUIVALENT MUST BE FILLED OUT & ATTACHED TO UPPER RIGHT BACK CORNER OF ACCEPTED ART

 

·       SIGNATURE ______________________________________________________

 

Please Print Clearly (reproduce as needed)


CALIFORNIA ART LEAGUE “CHANGE” JURIED EXHIBIT at the SFV Arts & Cultural Center

      Entry A / Entry B / Entry C / Entry D / Entry E (Please circle)

 

      ARTIST   _________________________________________________________

      ADDRESS_______________________________________________________________________________

      EMAIL ____________________________________________          ZIP ________________

      TITLE _____________________________________________          TEL ____________________________

      MEDIA ____________________________________________         SIZE (H+W) ______________________

      INSURANCE VALUE __________________________________        SALE PRICE ______________________

THIS FORM OR EQUIVALENT MUST BE FILLED OUT & ATTACHED TO UPPER RIGHT BACK CORNER OF ACCEPTED ART

 

·       SIGNATURE  _______________________________________________________

 



You are currently logged out.