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Randy Higbee Gallery
13th Annual 6” Squared Live Exhibition and Sale


2022 6” Squared Exhibition and Sale (Live) 



The Randy Higbee Gallery is hosting the 13th Annual 6” Squared Exhibition and Sale. Once again, we will bring nationally acclaimed representational artists to a spectacular venue in Orange County, California. The gala public reception will be held on Saturday, December 3rd.   Artists are invited to submit up to 8 paintings measuring 6”x6” in size. The gallery will hang a maximum of four pieces per artist but we will accept extras for back up when items are sold. The gallery will display over 400 pieces and we have averaged selling over 150 pieces for the last three Exhibitions. 


There will be two shows.  This is the entry form for the live show at the gallery.  There is a separate prospectus for those who want to enter the online only show exhibited on ( Do not enter the same piece into each show.



The gallery will work on a 70/30 split with 70% going to the artist. The gallery will have the option to give an additional 15% discount to its base of art resellers, artists purchasing from artists and clients who make multiple purchases. This 15% discount is taken off the retail price and is shared by artist/gallery. The discount has been a crucial marketing tool in getting our sales into the 150+ numbers. Be sure to price the 15% discount into your original pricing. 



All pieces must to be for sale (Exhibition and Sale!) and priced reasonably. Do not price your pieces too low. Do not price your pieces to high. We will not have anything exhibited under $250. 



Format and Media


Image files must be jpg and under 4 mb. 


This is a 6x6 show. It is not a miniature show. If you have a 6x7, be sure to trim that extra inch off your piece before you send it to us! All traditional media (oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, etc) will be accepted. Jewelry, sculpture, etc will not be accepted for this show. Eligibility open to all artists painting in representational work in traditional media. We are not going to trim your work so be sure it comes to us the right size.   


As an additional note, artists who paint the same theme and display in the same framing style will have the greatest odds of having their artwork hang together.  If an artist enters a cat painting in a silver frame and a still life in a gold frame, they will probably not have their artwork hanging together. 


Entry and Fee Application 

There is a $10 entry fee for each piece entered. You may enter a maximum of 10 entries keeping in mind that we will accept a maximum of 8 pieces and  display a maximum of 4 pieces at one time by any one artist. 


Word of Warning.... 

This is the largest art show in the United States and it is a mammoth undertaking.  The show this year will have approximately 400 pieces.  There will be more than 600 declined pieces. 



All frames must be purchased from   You may use frames that you have purchased from us in the past.  We will send out a full catalog of heavily discounted frames, museum glass, spacers, etc. You can send your artwork into the gallery unframed to purchase new frames.



Open to artists worldwide and 6x6 works framed in frames.


Insurance and Liability 

It is the artist’s responsibility to insure their work against any loss or damage while their art is at the gallery or while their art is being shipped to and from the gallery.   



After an artist has been accepted, they will have the option of delivering or mailing their artworks to the gallery. 


Prizes and Awards 

Best in Show-  $1000 (This is a compilation from the results of the top three lower categories) 

Artists Choice- $500  

Collectors Choice- $500  

Jean Stern Award-  $500   Mr. Stern is the Emeritus Director of the Irvine Museum. 

Randy Higbee Gallery Award- 10 @$250 


The awards will be 50% cash and 50% credit for frames at the website.

There will be also be awards supplied by supporters and vendors of the Randy Higbee Gallery and  Credit must be used within 90 days of the close of the show.



We need two forms, which you will supply to us with your accepted artwork. One will be an information sheet to be taped to each piece of the art accepted and the other will be a form stating your return shipping and insurance information. 


Return Shipping 

There is a packaging and return shipping fee of $22.00 for the first piece and $8.00 for each additional piece. The gallery will lose money packing and shipping your pieces at this price. You must be sure to include your shipping and insurance information when you ship your work. We spend more time trying to get pieces sent back than we do processing them into the show. Please help us! 


Important Dates: 

Entry Deadline for will be 11:59 pm, Saturday, November 12th


Notification of Acceptance: Tuesday, November 15th  


Please try see that all pieces arrive within 7 working days after notification. Gallery wall placement will be regulated by the time your piece arrives at the gallery. 


Opening and Artists Reception: Saturday, December 3rd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Artists are encouraged to attend. It always runs late!


Closing date: I am putting the closing date at Friday, January 6th.  Artists wanting their pieces for the Holidays may pick them up on Thursday, Dec. 22.   We have historically continued the Exhibition and Sale through part of January while we are getting things shipped back to the artist.  Your pieces will be for sale and on the wall until the day it ships!  


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