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Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation
TOCA 2020 Southbay Festival of the Arts Juried Art Show

The TOCA 2020 Fine Arts Juried Show recognizes the best in original mixed media arts. 40 artworks will be selected from the prestigious field of artist entries to be included in an exhibition at the 27 June 2020 Southbay Festival of the Arts.

The judges will be award winning Artists Daniel Ashcraft, Lynn Attig, and David Wolfram. These three judges will select the top 4 artworks to receive the Ken Miller Fine Arts 2020 Award for Best of Show, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards.


Entry Application Deadline: May 15, 2020

This exhibition is open to all representational artists worldwide in any two-dimensional media, excluding photography.

Entry Application, Artwork Submission, and Fees must be completed on the Onlinejuriedshows website, scroll down to the “TOCA 2020 Juried Show” exhibit listing and click “Enter This Show.”


AWARDS JUDGE Daniel Ashcraft

CEO & Chief Design Officer - Ashcraft Design

The designer of JBL’s critically acclaimed Project Everest loudspeaker, Daniel Ashcraft consults on design and brand innovation for a range of international recognized brands that include Harman Kardon, Seagate, Cybex, Adidas, Nike, and Vizio to create product design experiences that appeal to consumers and build brands.

His passion for design and art has inspired him to explore a series of charcoal on canvas artworks that attempt to capture the emotions, desires and experiences that form our character.

Daniel is the recipients of over 200 awards for his unique

contribution to design by the Industrial Design Society of America Design Excellence Awards, ID Magazine, Germany’s Red Dot Design Zentrum, CES Innovations and iF

Product Design Awards, Communication Arts and the Art Directors Club of New York.

A graduate of the Art Center College of Design with ‘Great Distinction, Daniel Ashcraft founded Ashcraft Design in 1986.

The author of The Business Value of Experiential Design, Daniel was a featured guest speaker at the German Design Council's 'Design is a Journey 2’, Global Trends and Cross-Border Partnerships' in Frankfurt Germany and UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Business. He has also been an instructor of advanced product design at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.



Co-founder & President - Pastel Society of Southern California

As co-founder and president of the Pastel Society of Southern California she is interested in sharing the pastel medium with other artists. Lynn is also founder and director of the Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair & Exhibition in Redondo Beach, Calif. ( Other positions include vice-president of the Pacific Arts Group of the Palos Verdes Art Center; and vice- president of the Torrance Artists Guild.

Her most recent awards include Connecticut Pastel Society Award Winner at the 2018 Pastels USA International Juried Exhibition sponsored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast; Silver Award from the 2018 Torrance Office of Cultural Affairs Juried Exhibition; 2nd Place and Honorable Mention at the 2018 Torrance Artist Guild

Exhibition; 3rd place overall in the Destination: Art! 2017 Associates Show, Torrance, Calif.; 3rd place, Popular Choice Award, Figurative and Animals, at the 5th Annual PSSC Members' Exhibition, 2014; 1st place, Popular Choice Award, Portraits and Figures, at the 2nd Annual PSSC Members' Exhibition, 2011; Honorable Mention in the Palos Verdes Art Center Small Treasures Show, 2012. She was also a finalist in to the Pure Color 2017 international online show sponsored by the Pastel Society of North Carolina.

She has studied with master pastel artists, including Elizabeth Mowry, Richard McKinley, Desmond O'Hagan, Bob Rohm, Kim Lordier, Sally Strand, Joe Mancuso, Alain Picard, Tony Allain, Lisa Ober and many others. Her paintings are included in both corporate and private collections in the U.S. and Europe.


AWARDS JUDGE David Wolfram

Founding Board Member & Studio Artist - Destination: Art

David was born in Buffalo, NY; and moved to California in 1975. He graduated With Distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena in 1985 with a BA in Illustration. He was employed for almost 22 years as a Toy Designer, and Design Manager at Mattel Inc.. After leaving corporate life, inspired by the California Impressionists, David began expressing himself as a fine artist.

"I am greatly inspired by the changing qualities of light during the day, and how different conditions affect color. My favorite times of day are sunup and the 'magic moment' of intense color just before sunset; and I try to capture these times in many of my paintings. I find that I am drawn to situations that contrast bold areas of light and shadow, as well as colors and reflections in water.

Currently I divide my painting time between working in oils and pastels, and I like to paint, whenever possible, 'en plein air'. I feel that painting outdoors is an essential activity for me, because it attunes my eye to the ever changing light and atmospheric conditions that influence color. I can then take this acquired knowledge into the studio to give that work more veracity"

David is a founding Board Member and Studio Artist at Destination: Art, an art Co-op in Old Torrance. Please stop by to visit his studio, and to see the work of a number of excellent South Bay artists. He also teaches, does workshops, demos and judges shows for Southern California Art groups. For more info, check out .

Group affiliations include, California Art Club, Pacific Arts Group, Palos Verdes Art Center, Torrance Art Guild (President), Pastel Society of Southern California (Communications Director), Laguna Plein Air Painters Association



Complete the “Entry Application”, “submit images” of your art for jury review and pay the entry fees on

Entry Fees are non-refundable. There will be no refunds for any reason. By entering the competition, you are confirming that you accept the refund policy.




4 artists will receive the Ken Miller 2020 Fine Art Award, gifts, unlimited rights to the use of the TOCA award logo, see their art featured on the Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation Website and in 3 Armstrong Performing Art Programs.

TOCA Best of Show

TOCA Gold Award

TOCA Silver Award

TOCA Bronze Award



This is a juried exhibition. Artists may submit up to 5 digital images of their works to for the jury selection process. The entry fee is $35 for the first image and $15 for each additional image (up to 4). Entry fees are non – refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.




Completed Entry application with accompanying digital images and jury fee submitted to

May 25, 2020 JURY SESSION

Exhibition Artwork Judging


Artist’s work selected for the Exhibition will be notified by email no later than 29 May 2020. Artists will have until 23 June to frame and prepare their artwork for hanging and submission at 23 June 2020 Exhibition Artwork Turn-in Day.

June 23, 2020*


Hand-deliver your juror - accepted and ready - to - hang painting(s) between10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to the Ken Miller Center at:

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

 3300 Civic Center Drive

Torrance, CA 90503

* Out-of-town exhibition artwork that cannot be delivered in person on the designated date and time can be shipped.

Shipments MUST arrive the no earlier than 19 June and received no later than 24 June to be accepted for exhibition. Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating, handling, and shipping artwork to and from the exhibition.

Please ship artwork to:

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3300 Civic Center Drive

Torrance CA 90503

Attn: David Kartsonis

TOCA 2020 Fine Arts Awards

June 27, 2020 EXHIBITION 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Ken Miller Center

Torrance Cultural Arts Center

3300 Civic Center Drive

Torrance, CA 90503

June 27, 2020 ARTWORK PICK UP

Artists are responsible to arrange to pick up of their artwork at the Ken Miller Center between 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM following the Awards Reception.



Artwork will be handled with the utmost care, and TOCA will make every reasonable effort to keep all submitted artwork safe. However, Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork. TOCA and its representatives are not responsible for loss, theft or damage of your artwork while in the organization’s possession or in transit, including those artworks sold during the exhibition. Submission of the online entry form and fee, along with a signed waiver form for accepted art works at the take-in, shall constitute agreement with ALL conditions set forth in this prospectus.


For further information on submitting images and to pay the jury fee, log onto, scroll down to CALL FOR ENTRIES : TOCA 2020 JURIED SHOW exhibit listing and click “enter this show.” Entering your images:

• Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List artwork size up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right - side - up.

• Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB , but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images for submission can be found at:

If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please email us at:

Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.


This exhibition is designed to expose the South Bay and surrounding communities to the rich diversity of the arts and their contribution to our culture. The TOCA 2020 Juried Show will celebrate the artists who capture this beauty in their creative process. It also provides emerging and established artists the opportunity to be recognized for their work and for the public to purchase excellent examples of original art.

The exhibition is part of the 2020 TOCA Southbay Festival of the Arts. Last year’s festival draw an attendance of over 3,500. This year over 4000 attendees are expected. The event features the performing arts on 4 stages, children art demonstrations, food, craft beer, and art displays. All proceeds benefit the mission of the non-profit Torrance Cultural Arts Foundation.

The juried exhibition will be held in the Ken Miller Center at the Torrance Cultural Center and will be followed by an Awards Reception.

Date: Saturday 27 June 2020

Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Location: Ken Miller Center

Torrance Cultural Art Center

3300 Civic Center Drive

Torrance, California


The public and artists are invited to attend the Awards Reception to recognize the artists and awards presentation following the show from 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.


1.            All artwork must be original, created by the named artist and not created under an instructor’s supervision and not exhibited in any previous TOCA juried show.

2.            SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Work must not exceed 36” in height and 36” in width; weight may not exceed 30 lb.

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

4.          For tips on how to best photograph and submit images, click on the active link back to “Image Help” under

Juried Exhibition Art Hanging Instructions

Juried art selected for the exhibition must comply with the following hanging instructions:

1.            Only wall-hung artwork will be accepted.

2.            All Exhibition Art must be delivered to the Torrance Cultural Arts Center with an printed label attached to the back of the artwork specifying:

Artist Name:

Painting Title:

Art Medium:

Painting Size:

Sales price:

3.            In addition, the artist’s name must be printed clearly on the back of the painting, stretcher bar or frame so the artwork can be identified in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

4.            Each painting is required to be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang, including hanging wire. Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1 - 1/2 inch from the top of the frame so that the hanging hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. No saw - tooth hangers.

5.            Submitted work should be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).

6.            All artwork should be framed or canvas edges should be painted if no frame.

7.            Works on paper must be framed and under glass (Museum or Anti - Reflective Glass is preferred) or Plexiglas.

8.            Revenue from Sales: Revenue from sales will be distributed as follows – 80% to the artist, 20 % to TOCA to benefit local mission projects and its programs. Artists are encouraged to offer their art for purchase. However, artwork may be listed as NFS (Not For Sale), but no “price on request.”

9.            Delivered work must match the image juried. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed.

        10.   All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit (If a buyer needs to take the painting home sooner, the artist should provide a suitable replacement).

        11.   Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.

        12.   Each piece of artwork must be original. No photographs or prints will be accepted.


Artwork will be handled with the utmost care, and TOCA will make every reasonable effort to keep all submitted artwork safe. However, Artists are responsible for insuring their artwork. TOCA and its representatives are not responsible for loss, theft or damage of your artwork while in the organization’s possession or in transit, including those artworks sold during the exhibition. Submission of the online entry form and fee, along with a signed waiver form for accepted art works at the take-in, shall constitute agreement with ALL conditions set forth in this prospectus.


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