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Chemers Gallery
The heART of Orange County all media, juried exhibition, 2024


The heART of Orange County All Media 2024




April 27 - May 11, 2024



Chemers Gallery is seeking submissions from artists living or working in Orange County. We are looking for the best you have to offer in all styles, subject matter and in all mediums! We are celebrating the diversity of practices and creations of artists based in Orange County, California. Submit your best work – we are showcasing the cream of the crop! Almost anything goes - abstract, botanical, contemporary craft, figurative, floral, landscape, still life, and more. Open to all media including, but not limited to, acrylic, ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Diversity is key to creating an intriguing exhibit.


Awards will be given for the following categories:

1.     Best of Show

2.     Contemporary Craft

3.     Traditional Art

4.     Contemporary Art


This will be our 16th exhibit in conjunction with Tustin Area Council for Fine Arts (TACFA).


We are honored to announce that Marie Tippets, award-winning fine pastel artist, will be our judge. Marie’s experience in the design & fine art world give her a broad perspective.



Deadline for entry forms: March 24, 2024

Email Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2024

Hand Delivery of Works: April 15-19  between 10am-4pm. Shipped entries are not accepted.

Exhibition Opens to Public: April 27, 2024

Opening Reception: April 27, 2024  5:30-8:00pm (awards at 7pm)

Exhibit Closes: May 11, 2024, 4:00pm

Pick-up work at Chemers Gallery: May 13, 2024, 10am-5pm


CHEMERS GALLERY | 17300 17th St, Ste. G | Tustin, CA

(In the Enderle Center)




At least $2,300 in cash awards will be announced at the opening reception of The heART of Orange County on May 14th 2024.



All subject matter, mediums, and styles will be considered. Submit your best abstract, botanical, figurative, floral, landscape, still life and more. Open to all media including, but not limited to, acrylic, ceramic, drawing, fiber/textile, glass, jewelry, mixed media, metal, oil, pastel, photography, printmaking, watercolor, and wood. Work must be created in the years 2022 or 2023.

   • The maximum allowed (unframed) size is 60 cubic inches (Height + Width) eg.  24” x 36” or 30” x 30”. 

   • Photographs must be printed on photo paper, fine art paper, or metal. They may not be printed on canvas. 

   • 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.


Simple frames are preferred, acceptable colors: BLACK & DARK WOOD. A limited number of handcrafted gold and white gold frames will be accepted but they must be pre-approved. FRAMES MUST BE IN NEW/PERFECT CONDITION. NO SCRATCHES, DENTS, ETC.


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. 



Mats: TOP MATS MUST BE NEUTRAL WHITE, ACID FREE (like Bainbridge 8655), colored acid free 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 Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.


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 (please add unframed pricing to “price” field on entry form and framed pricing to the “description” field). All information is input by the artist and is used by Chemers Gallery for reference, printed materials and online postings. 


Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes 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, at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi minimum. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB 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 email or call 888-666-1351.


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Diptychs and triptychs are considered one work. 


Works are initially juried into exhibit by digital image only. Jury process for awards are in-person.

Images are used for jurying, 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. Hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 5:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 4:00pm, Sunday by appointment. 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 at Chemers Gallery 

714-731-5432 or



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