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Carlsbad-Oceanside Art League (COAL)
69th Open Juried Fine Arts Awards Show

69th Open Juried Fine Arts Awards Show

Enter through:


Entry Deadline July 10, 2021


Show Dates: August 3 through September 5 / Gallery closed on Tuesdays


COAL Gallery, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste. 101,

Carlsbad, CA 92008 Gallery Phone: (760) 434-8497


Award Judges:


Joe Garcia, Watercolorist and Sally Strand, Pastel/Oil Artist


Show Director: Karen Crowell, 760-295-1295

Co-Director: Mary Lou Owen, 760-804-3963

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$2,300 in Cash Awards distributed as follows:


Best of Show - $200


1st Place - $125, 2nd Place - $75, 3rd Place - $50 in each category


Two Special Awards of $50 each

Reception and Awards Ceremony:

Sunday, August 8th, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


(Awards Ceremony at 4:00 PM)

Juried-in Art Receiving Dates:

Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Sunday August 1, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Entry Fees: Payable to:


(Submit up to 3 entries per artist)


COAL members: $18 for 1st entry, and $15 for each attritional entry

Non-members: $25 for 1st entry, and $20 for each attritional entry

Non-members may join COAL on receiving day.


(The membership will be Pro-rated for the remaining 4 monthly shows in 2021)

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.


All entries must be considered 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 - 15lbs

Diptychs and triptychs are considered as 1 entry.

Work on paper must be under glass or Plexiglas (Plexiglas only, not glass, if work is larger than 24" x


Sculpture (non-hanging) is limited to 60 lbs. and must be attached to its base.

Size limit as follows for wall hung entries. No single entry may have a diagonal measurement greater

than 60 inches. The sum of the diagonal (corner to corner) measurements of combined entries (including

frames) not to exceed 110 inches, and limited to 15lb each.

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

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified per guidelines of

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. Processed 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, Sept. 5. All artwork must be picked

up Monday Sept 6, between 4&7 PM, Tuesday, Sept. 7, between 1&5 PM, Wed., Sept.8th, 11 AM-5PM.

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 another artist entry(s).

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, print out entry forms

supplied with acceptance letter, attach one to the back of artwork and hand in second copy.


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