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Cats & Dogs
Fourth Annual Reigning Cats & Dogs Show

ExhibitionA juried Fine Art Exhibit honoring all varieties of felines and canines, domestic and wild.  


Awards – Cash awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will also be 4 Honorable Mention awards (product).  


Eligibility – Open to all artists residing in San Diego County. All  2D and 3D original artwork acceptable. No giclee prints. Work must be original to the artist, not derived from copyrighted or published material.


Sales All work must be for sale and must remain hanging until the close of the show on October 23.  Artist will receive 60% of sale, with  a 20% commission to Gallery 21, and 20% donation to benefit the San Diego Humane Society and Feral Cat Coalition. There will also be merchandise available for sale to benefit the Feral Cat Coalition


Juror Our juror, Margaret Larlham, has garnered national and international attention. She is a signature artist of the Pastel Society of America and also inducted into Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She is a constant plein air painter,  

often in Mission Trails Preserve, near her home. Larlham's paintings, which are in many private collections, record the textures, energy and surprises she finds in California coastal and pastoral scenes and other locations. She is also a tenured professor in the School of Theatre, Television and Film at San Diego State University. 


Specifications 2D work must be framed or have all sides of piece finished, and have wire attached to back for hanging. No saw tooth hangers. Work cannot exceed 40 inches in any direction. Glazed work over 18 inches must use Plexiglas.  


All 2D and 3D original artwork acceptable. 2D work may include all mediums including mixed media. 3D freestanding works cannot exceed 36 inches in height. Work requiring a pedestal must be no more than 15” wide at the base and must not weigh over 30 pounds. No work requiring electricity. 


Gallery Hours – Gallery 21 is in a high-traffic tourist area and is open every day from 11 AM to 4 PM.  Each accepted artist gets the opportunity to sit the Gallery for a half day or full day. Additional days are appreciated. Those unavailable for a shift are required to pay a $30 sitters fee. If you would like to be a sitter please let us know at take in.  

Submission of Entry – All entries will be submitted electronically at Log in on this page and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.

Entry form must be filled out in its entiretyList sizes to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include mat and frame.  Before uploading your images make sure they are right side up, smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side, and 72dpi. Images should be in JPEG. format, RGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at


If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact or 888-666-1351

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Fees – Entry fee is $30 for the first two entries and $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are nonrefundable. They must be paid by the entry deadline. After you have submitted, continue to check out. Pay through PayPal or with a credit card and receive your  receipt. Acceptance is not guaranteed. No limit on number of entries. Any questions about our show entry contact us at:


Miscellaneous Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, Gallery 21 and  the organizers of the  Reigning Cats and Dogs Art Show cannot be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Artists should carry their own insurance. 


Please remember to place the following information on the back of your work: your name, title, medium, size and price. 






Calendar of Events:


June 10 -   Entries Open 

Sep 10 -     Entries Close 

Sep 26 -     Notification of Acceptance. Artists will be notified once the results are ready to view in their Artist Profile

Oct 10 –     Delivery of  Accepted  artwork  to Gallery 21

9am -11:30 am 

 Oct 11 -     Exhibit Opens

11am - 4pm Daily 

 Oct 15 -     Reception and Awards       

3 - 6 pm 

Oct 23 -    Exhibit Closes at 4pm  

Pick up artwork  

4:00-5:30 pm 


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Susan Salazar, Deb Gargula, Vicky DeLong 





October 10-23, 2023

11:00am - 4:00pm Daily

Gallery 21

Spanish Village Art Center

Balboa Park


Benefits San Diego Humane

Society and Feral Cat Coalition


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