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Chemers Gallery
The heART of Orange County All Media 2016

The heART of Orange County All Media 2016

April 23 – May 7, 2016

We’re switching it up this year! Please join Chemers Gallery and the Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TAFCA) for our 9th annual all-media juried exhibition. This is no longer a landscape/plein air show. We are seeking submissions that depict the vast variety of arts to be found in our wonderful Orange County. This could be an arts venue or people in the arts. Examples of work may be, but are not limited to: musicians at work, actors in a play, a performing arts building, a dancer practicing in a studio, on-lookers in a museum, an artist’s studio (perhaps your own!). Amateur artists are welcome to enter. All artwork will be judged equally regardless of professional status.
We are honored to announce that Julie Lee, Vice President of Collections and Exhibition Development at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, will be this year’s juror.

The heART of Orange County All Media 2016
April 23 – May 7, 2016

Deadline for entry forms: March 5, 2016
Email Notification of Acceptance: March 14, 2016
Hand Delivery of Works: April 11-15 between 10am-5pm. Shipped entries are not accepted.
Exhibition Opens to Public: April 23, 2016
Opening Reception: April 23, 2016 5:30-8:00pm (awards at 7pm)
Exhibit Closes: May 7, 2016, 5:00pm
Pick-up work at Chemers Gallery: May 9, 2016, 10am-5pm
RECEPTION: Saturday, April 23, 2016  5:30–8:00 p.m.
CHEMERS GALLERY | 17300 17th St, Ste. G | Tustin, CA
(In the Enderle Center)
GALLERY HOURS: MON- FRI 10:00AM – 6:00PM, SAT 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Cash prizes dependent upon number of entries and amounts may be adjusted upwards and/or additional categories added.
$600 Grand Prize
$450 First Place
$300 Second Place
$200 Third Place

Entry subject matter must depict “the arts” in Orange County, California. If not easily recognizable as an Orange County location, a source photo may be required. Entries cannot be from your imagination e.g. dancers must be people you have observed at their studio or dance performance, etc. Artwork must be labeled with specific event or venue that was used as the subject matter. Work must be created during the year since the last contest (May 2015).

All 2-D artworks such as, but not limited to, painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking and photography will be considered. The maximum allowed size is 24” x 36” not including the frame. Photographs must be printed on photo or fine art paper – they may not be printed on canvas or mounted to panels. 3-D sculpture will also be considered, please contact Chemers Gallery for size and weight limits. Works must be framed to Chemers Gallery specifications (see framing requirements below), properly wired and ready to hang. The juror reserves the right to disqualify any work not suitably presented or that varies from the submitted image.  All works must be for sale.

Sales commission: 50% artist, 50% Chemers Gallery. Artists with sold work will be issued a check for the sale within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Chemers Gallery will be happy to assist in framing your work; if you choose to frame it yourself, please bring your frame for approval, prior to delivery. Oils, acrylics & mixed media can be unframed if gallery wrapped edges are painted, but other two-dimensional work must be framed. No photography on canvas. All 2D work must be properly & securely wired and ready to hang. Backs of framed artwork must be neatly papered. If framing pastels without matting, you must use frame spacers to separate the glass from the art. If pastels are framed with a mat, please use a spacer between your mat and your art. Simple frames are preferred, acceptable colors: black & any dark wood. A limited number of handcrafted gold and white gold frames will be accepted but they must be pre-approved. Mats: neutral white, acid free (like Bainbridge 8655), colored filets ok, and either double 4-ply or single 6 or 8-ply mats. No non-glare glass, Museum Glass is okay. Space and weight limits apply to non-two-dimensional work, please contact Karen Raab at Chemers Gallery.

Non-refundable entry fee is $37 for one or two entries, payable when you submit to
PLEASE NOTE: When filling out your information while entering the show at, please be sure all information is correct – spelling, title, location, framed and unframed pricing of your artwork. All information is input by the artist and is used by Chemers Gallery for reference, printed materials and online postings.
For help using please refer to the Help Page and the How This Works Page. Likewise you can call 949-287-8645 or email
Diptychs and triptychs are considered one work. Works are juried by digital image only.

Works will be juried by digital image only. Images must be sized to 1920 pixels on the longest side and at a resolution of 72 dpi. No mat, frame, or extraneous material should appear other than your artwork.
Save the image as a high quality jpg.
Images are used for jurying and web and printed materials.

All work will be handled with great care. Neither Chemers Gallery nor TACFA or its representatives will accept responsibility for loss or damage of work. Artists are responsible for safety of work during transit to and from the gallery. Submission by an artist will indicate agreement by the artist to these conditions.

Since 1978, Chemers Gallery has been providing fine art and quality custom framing in Orange County. The gallery hosts several shows each year and continually exhibits the work of exceptional artists, both local and international. Chemers Gallery is located in the Enderle Center, 17300 17th Street, Tustin CA, 714-731-5432. The gallery is free and open to the public Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, please visit

Founded in 1992, the Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA) funds and administers programs which expand the arts in the greater Tustin, California area, and enrich the entire community. The Council raises funds through individual and corporate contributions and fundraising events. These funds subsidize elementary students’ participation in The Art Masters program, support students’ creativity and interest in the arts, and allow TACFA to produce an annual, affordable and live production of a classic Broadway musical at a local outdoor venue.
While practicing sound fiscal management and keeping operating costs low, the Council is continually expanding existing programs, seeking new revenue streams, and investigating new programs that will create community through the arts.

I agree to any and all conditions and responsibilities specified in the application and prospectus. I give my permission to use my name and images for publicity purposes. I agree that all works are original.
For more information, please contact Karen Raab or Jennifer Keniston at Chemers Gallery, 714-731-5432 or


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