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Call for Artists: Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition

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Call for Artists: Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition




The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. Over the past 80 years, this prestigious show has included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne Thiebaud. In the past, this competition has solely featured California artists. However, starting in 2021, the exhibition will be open to submissions from all artists nationally. Works selected by this year’s juror, Carrie Lederer will be on display in all four galleries at Blue Line Arts.

Cash awards will be presented for the following:
-1st place: $2,000
-2nd place: $1,500
-3rd place: $1,000
-4th place: $750
-5th place: $250

Crocker Art Museum staff will select five pieces from the show (which may or may not be award winners), for public display at the museum following the exhibit at Blue Line Arts from February 28th to May 9th, 2021.

Application fee: There is a non-refundable entry fee for Crocker Kingsley of $45 for entering up to three artworks in this exhibition. Participants may enter up to three pieces for one fee. The first entry will be paid by credit card, and entrants will use a coupon for (optional) second and third entries that are included in the entry fee.

-Open to all artists residing in the United States.
-Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Limitation and restrictions:
-All work must be original and completed within the last two years.
-Works must not have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.
-All 2-D works must be ready to hang with wire backing (no sawtooth hangers).
-All artwork must be for sale.
-Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions and receives a 50% commission from all gallery sales for non-members and a 40% commission from artist members. (Artist level Membership costs $72 for the year starting the day you join)
-Accepted artwork which differs significantly from the image in the online submission will be disqualified.

Application requirements:
-Applicants must apply using the online application form, available through the website.

There is a $45 fee for all applicants. Up to 10 additional images can be submit for an extra $5/image. Please capitalize first letters of all names, titles and medium in application.

If you have any questions about submitting to the Crocker-Kingsley Competition, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email


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