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Thousand Oaks Art Association
2024 Open Juried Art Show



MAY 2-29, 2024



Thousand Oaks Community Gallery

2331 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, CA 91320

(next to Newbury Park Library)

Gallery hours:  Monday thru Saturday, 11-5



Entries Open:  Thursday, February 1

Entry Deadline:  Monday, March 25 (midnight)

Acceptance Notification:  Monday, April 15

Take-In:  Wednesday, May 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Show Opens:  Thursday, May 2

Reception and Awards Presentation:  Sunday, May 19, 1-3 p.m. 

                                                                  (Awards Presentation @ 1:30 pm) 

Show Closes:  Wednesday, May 29, 5 p.m.

Pick-Up:  Wednesday, May 29, 5-6:30 p.m.



•    Oil

•    Acrylic

•    Watercolor / Gouache

•    Pastel / Graphics

•    Mixed Media

•    Photography / Digital Art

•    3D / Sculpture

Note - for questions concerning the appropriate category to enter artwork, please contact the Show Chairperson.



Thousand Oaks Art Association (TOAA) will present $2,750 in cash prizes:

Best of Show:  $300

First Place:  $200 per category 

Second Place:  $100 per category 

Third Place:  $50 per category

Honorable Mentions:  ribbons

Note:  Cash Awards are limited to one per artist per category.



Peter Adams is a very talented and well known native-born California artist.  He is the President Emeritus of the historic California Art Club. His art and accomplishments can viewed on his website (



•    TOAA Members - $30 first piece, $10 each additional piece

•    Non-Members -    $40 first piece, $15 each additional piece

•    Each Artist may enter up to 6 pieces for consideration by the Juror. 

•    A maximum of 3 pieces per artist can be juried into the show.

•    Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.

•    Entry fee payment is via PayPal/credit card through Online Juried Shows upon submission.



•    Enter digital images online at no later than midnight on Monday, March 25, 2024. Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions

•    Entry and image directions are available under the “Image Help” menu tab on the Online Juried Shows website. Images must be jpg and under 4 mb. 

•    Crop images to include only the artwork (no matting or frame).  

•    Be sure images are right-side-up.

•    For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351

•    Art-notes - a brief description of the artwork by the artist that will be posted on the label beside each piece. Descriptions may include the medium(s) used, artistic process, subject matter or location, the artist’s intent or inspiration, etc. The descriptions are entered online during the entry process.  The entry field allows 500 characters but long notes may need to be shortened to fit on the label.



•    Open to all artists 18 years of age and older residing in Southern California.

•    Work must be original, completed after 1/1/2021, and never previously exhibited in a judged TOAA show.

•    Artist’s original work only, including source material.  No copies or likenesses of another’s work including photographs, published works, or references not attributable to the artist are eligible.  Work painted under the guidance of a teacher is not permitted.  No posters. 

•    No artificial intelligence (AI) artwork is accepted for any category.

•    Artwork must be Family Friendly and subject to board discretion.

•    All work must be dry, clean, undamaged, and properly framed or presented.  Unframed gallery-wrapped canvases with painted edges (no raw canvas) are permitted.

•    Artwork must be ready to hang.  Framed/unframed work must have wire hangers (no saw-tooth), ideally taut and mounted 4-6” or 1/3 the height from the top of the frame.

•    Artwork to be hung cannot exceed 6’ wide x 7’ high x 3” deep.

•    3D work must fit through a 36” wide door.

•    Assemblage art and other large works must be set up by the artist with the Hanging Committee.

•    All work must be hand delivered (no mail-in) and must remain on exhibit until the end of the show.  Early removal is not permitted without prior approval. 

•    TOAA members are required to sit the Gallery during the show.



•    Exhibited work will be considered for sale unless indicated by NFS” on Entry Form.  Sales prices may not be changed.

•    A commission of 20% is charged on all sales.  No sales tax will be collected.  It is the artist’s responsibility to include sales tax in the price and remit the sales tax to the Board of Equalization.



•    Take-in of accepted work is on Wednesday, May 1 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  No late entries will be accepted.  All work will be screened for proper presentation and compliance to the rules. Any protective wrapping must be removed by the artist upon delivery to the Gallery at Take-in.

•    Pick-up is on Wednesday, May 29 from 5-6:30 p.m. only.  Early removal is not permitted without prior approval.  You must pick up your artwork on Wednesday, May 29.  TOAA cannot store any artwork that is not picked up. 

•    Please make arrangements for someone else to pick up your work if necessary and provide their name and contact information to the Show Chairperson in advance of the pick-up day.



Insurance is the artist’s responsibility.  The TOAA and City of Thousand Oaks cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or theft.



Linda Shaner:

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