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Oceanside Museum of Art
Stretched Imagination: Artist Alliance at Ashton Gallery

Artist Alliance at Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th

Stretched Imagination

On View: January 9 to February 8, 2021


This is a call to artists who are members of Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance: You are invited to submit any number of entries for consideration in this juried art exhibition presented by Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) that will take place at the Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th in San Diego, CA.  Submissions will be accepted exclusively through (OJS).


Title of Exhibition: “Stretched Imagination”

There is no theme for this exhibition. You are encouraged to submit work that represents the height of your creativity and imagination! 

Juror: Chi Essary

Venue: Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th, 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116

Artists who are not members of the OMA Artist Alliance but are interested in participating in this exhibition must become members of Oceanside Museum of Art at any level with the Artist Alliance add-on before submitting artwork for consideration. Details on how to join can be found in this prospectus. (See Item # 3 under Detailed Guidelines for Entry.)


Thank you for being a part of OMA. Your submission fees (less Online Juried Shows listing fees) and membership dues go toward supporting the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming. 


After carefully reading this prospectus in its entirety, you may direct remaining questions to OMA’s Exhibition manager and Registrar Katie Dolgov at



  • Submissions open: Monday, October 19, 2020
  • Submissions close: Thursday, November 29, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST)
  • Final acceptances announced: On or before December 11, 2020
  • Artwork drop-off at Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th: January 5–7, 2021, 11:00am–4:00pm 
  • Open house at Ashton Gallery: January 9, 2021, time TBD
  • Exhibition on view: January 9–February 4 2021
  • Artwork pick-up from Ashton Gallery: Tuesday, February 5, 2021, 12:00–2:00pm.



  • Exhibition Location: Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th, 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116
  • Eligibility: Must be current Oceanside Museum of Art member with the Artist Alliance add-on.
  • Submissions: All submissions will be processed through
  • Submission Fees: $20 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry, unlimited quantity
  • Artwork Details: 
    • All submissions must be original works of art. No giclees or other reproductions, with exception of signed limited edition prints and photography
    • Artwork may be in any media or style. Tasteful nudity is acceptable. 
    • Allowable External Dimensions/Weight
      • Wall mounted two- and three-dimensional work: maximum 60”width, 96” height, including frame.
      • Maximum weight for wall mounted work: 20 pounds.
      • Freestanding three-dimensional work must be appropriate size for display on 12” x 12” x 40” pedestal.
    • Artists are encouraged to submit a variety of sizes. 
    • If you are unsure of the external dimensions (including frame) of your submissions, please measure for the sake of accuracy. Artwork arriving at the gallery with dimensions other than those stated in submission may be rejected and returned at artist’s expense.
    • Artwork requiring special or unusual lighting, electricity, or unusual methods of installation cannot be accommodated.
    • Frames must be simple and neutral. 
    • Edges of unframed two-dimensional artwork must be finished or gallery wrapped.
    • Hardware: Artwork must be installation-ready upon delivery. D-Rings must be installed on the back at precisely equal distances from the top of all wall-mounted work. Cleats not allowed.





1. ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, November 29, 2020, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST).


2. EXHIBITION:  Artworks for “Stretched Imagination” will be selected by juror Chi Essary and exhibited January 9 through February 8, 2021 at Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th. This exhibition is not themed.


3. ELIGIBILITY: To submit artwork for consideration in this exhibition, you must be a current member of Oceanside Museum of Art at any level with the Artist Alliance add-on. Interested artists who are not a member of the Museum and Artist Alliance must submit their membership application before submitting artwork through Online Juried Shows. 

OMA Artist Alliance can be joined by one of the following methods: 

  • Online: Visit Choose any level of membership and then add Artist Alliance
  • By phone: Call the OMA membership center at (760) 435-3724
  • In person: Visit Oceanside Museum of Art at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA (please check for public hours)


4. ONLINE SUBMISSION PROCESS: Entries will be accepted exclusively through When entering for the first time, follow the instructions for opening an account and creating a password. Record your password for reuse in all future entries with Scroll down to locate the exhibition Stretched Imagination: Artist Alliance at Ashton Gallery” and follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information and spelling is correct. All information entered by the artist will be used “as is” throughout the entire exhibition. Entry form must be completely and accurately filled out providing all requested information regarding the artwork and the artist. If you are unsure of the actual dimensions of your submissions (framed and unframed), please measure for the sake of accuracy.

No changes can be made after the entry deadline, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) November 29, 2020. 


For further instructions on how to enter through Online Juried Shows, please visit the guide on this link:

Oceanside Museum of Art is not responsible for any technical difficulties with artwork submission. All submission issues will be handled exclusively by Online Juried Shows (OJS). If you anticipate needing technical assistance with your submission, are experiencing difficulties, or have questions about your entries, please contact the Online Juried Shows team at or phone OJS at 949-409-4061.


5. ENTERING YOUR IMAGES: Complete instructions for DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS are found on as follows: It is not necessary for digital image file(s) to be pre-formatted to the 1920 x 1920 pixel size. Digital image of each work submitted will be automatically resized. However, for the best image quality it is suggested that each image be submitted at 1920 pixels @ 72dpi on the LONGEST side. A MINIMUM of 800 pixels on its longest side will be accepted. Files may be submitted in JPG, TIFF, BMP or PNG formats.  [Recommended: sRGB color space.] 


List sizes up to the nearest half 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.


Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  If you need further help entering your images, please send email to: or phone OJS at 949-409-4061 to request assistance.


Oceanside Museum of Art is not responsible for any technical difficulties with artwork submission. All submission issues will be handled exclusively by Online Juried Shows.


Note: The quality of clarity, sharpness, color and lighting of your images contribute greatly to the understanding of your artwork and assists jurors in their decision-making process. If an artwork does not match the appearance of the electronic entry image, it may be rejected after delivery. Please submit your images accordingly

6. USE OF IMAGES: By submitting images to the exhibition, the entrant warrants that he/she created each of the artworks submitted for consideration in the exhibition and that he/she possesses all legal rights to them. The entrant agrees that all submitted images selected by our juror may be used for marketing and promotional purposes related to the exhibition. By providing the images and other information through this entry, the entrant gives permission for OMA, OMA Artist Alliance, and Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th to use images of accepted artwork for promotion, reference, printed materials and online postings related to this exhibit as well as in future advertising. All images used by OMA, OMA Artist Alliance and Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th shall be credited to the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. 


7. ENTRY FEE: At the end of the entry process, payment can be made using a valid credit card. Unlimited numbers of entries per Entrant are allowed. Entry Fees: $20 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry, unlimited. Entry fees are nonrefundable.


8. NOTIFICATION OF RESULTS: Selected artists will receive via email an Acceptance Letter from on or before Tuesday, December 11, 2020. Exhibiting artists will also receive a loan form. Detailed instructions will be given in the acceptance letter. 


9. IMPORTANT: Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure all notifications are received.


10. CONDITIONS: Final acceptance of entries in the exhibition is up to the Juror and Exhibition Manager’s discretion after viewing the delivered artwork. If artwork does not match the appearance of the electronic entry, if actual dimensions of artwork are different from those noted with the submission, if artwork requires special or unusual lighting or unusual methods of installation that cannot be accommodated, or if the workmanship, framing, or edge finish is not suitable quality for gallery presentation, the artwork will be disqualified and returned at the artist’s expense. Please note that frames must be simple and neutral. 


11. INSTALLATION: All work delivered must be ready to hang with D-rings installed on reverse at precisely equal distance from the top of artwork. Cleats cannot be accommodated. If work that is not installation-ready is delivered, it will be disqualified and returned at the artist’s expense.


12. INSURANCE: OMA will provide coverage for the replacement value of the work or the fair costs of repair should loss or damage occur during the course of exhibition. OMA and Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th will exercise usual care in handling of artwork but cannot be responsible for minor wear resulting from normal handling. 


Each exhibiting artist will be required to sign a loan agreement with OMA for loan of the work. Signing of the loan agreement will signify that you allow OMA to act as your agent in agreeing to terms and conditions of the loan.


13. ARTWORK DROP-OFF at Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th: January 5-7, 2021, 11:00am to 4:00 pm. The gallery is located at 4434 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92116. In case of conflict, please contact Katie Dolgov at for assistance with special arrangements.


The artist must remove all packing material at the time of drop off.  Packing material will not be stored or provided at time of pick up. 


14. ARTWORK PICK UP: Artwork must remain with the exhibition until pickup on Friday, February 5, 2021, 12:00–2:00pm. The artist must bring any necessary packing materials at the time of pick up. 


15. SALES: All sales will be conducted by Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th staff. The artist will receive 50% of sales price, so set price accordingly. Please clearly indicate if artwork is Not For Sale (NFS). 


Sold artwork must remain with the exhibition through the end of the show. 


16. THE ENTRY FORM IS A CONTRACT: By submitting this entry form, the submitting artist agrees to all terms as stated above.



CHI ESSARY studied printmaking and photography at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon and has an active practice in oil painting and found objects. She curates cross-disciplinary exhibitions that bring artists together with other fields of creative inquiry such as contemporary literature and science, as she is a firm believer that “the best gift to humanity is bringing people together". Chi has also applied her talents as a photographer and writer in her artist studio visit series: Poetic License for Vanguard Culture, for which she has been a board member since 2014. In 2019 she was selected to reorganize and curate the San Diego Art Prize. Her curating and writing has given her a unique perspective that she applies towards her mission to help build programs that support world class art in San Diego.


ABOUT THE VENUE: Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th 

Located at 4434 30th Street in San Diego, Ashton Gallery @ Art on 30th is an integral part of the vibrant North Park Arts and Culture District.  Established in 2015 by Kate Ashton, the gallery hosts monthly juried exhibitions, in addition to offering art classes, working studio space, and professional development for artists.  The gallery represents professional local artists specializing in contemporary art. For more information visit


ABOUT OMA ARTIST ALLIANCE: The Artist Alliance is an affiliate group of membership dedicated to the support of Oceanside Museum of Art. Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility, and growth for artists in the region.


The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art is to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national and global artists and art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.


For questions about this exhibition please email Katie Dolgov at


For more information on Oceanside Museum of Art, please visit 


Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way

Oceanside, CA 92054


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11:00am-12:00pm, Thursday-Sunday


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12:00-5:00pm, Thursday-Saturday

12:00-4:00pm, Sunday


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