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California Art League
Whimsy 2017


CAL’s 2017 International Open Show

SHOW DATES:  April 25 to May 13, 2017


JUROR:  William Wray
Bill Wray has lived in California most of his life and studied painting at the Art Students League in New York.

Making his living as a cartoonist who specialized in painted subjects, he spent many years coalescing an eclectic array of art styles, ultimately finding his voice in a contemporized reflection of traditional California regional painting that focus on humble subject matter rarely considered as fine art.

Wray blends traditional skill sets of realism and the sheer energy of abstract expressionism in an ongoing evolution to find the balance between two seemingly unrelated styles. Wray has challenged himself to create a brand of realistic expressionism he hopes to use a bridge into the customarily circumspect contemporary art world.

ELIGIBILITY:  The California Art League Exhibit “Whimsy” is open to all CAL and to non-CAL entrants who wish to share their best work.

CALL FOR ENTRIES – DEADLINE:  Wednesday,  March 22, 2017
Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs) through Online Juried Shows:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com
Submitted artwork reflects the artist’s interpretation of the theme “Whimsy.”  We are looking for artwork which reflects our hope that you will have some fun with this theme.  Be creative.  Make the ordinary extra-ordinary.  Look at your work differently and show us your best work for this annual international OPEN exhibit.  Remember CAL’s themes are only a step-off point to challenge you into new and interesting directions.

DROP-OFF/ TAKE-IN:  Monday, April 24, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Local artists whose work is juried into the show should hand deliver accepted artwork with entry form attached, to the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA  91356

SHIPPING INFORMATION FOR OUT-OF-THE-AREA ARTISTS:  Non-local artists whose work is accepted may ship their artwork to Kenneth Ronney for delivery to the exhibit at the SFVACC. Schedule shipping to arrive on or before Wednesday April 19, 2017.  

On all shipments, include Ken's phone, 818-996-1630 and e-mail, Kronney@aol.com.  You MUST include a prepaid return shipping label or check made out to CAL for return postage.

If using US Postal service, ship to Kenneth Ronney, 7357 Hesperia Ave, Reseda, CA  91335.

For Fed Ex, ship to  K. Ronney,  C/O Fed Ex Office Print & Ship Center, 9000 Tampa Ave, Northridge, CA 91324.

If Using UPS, ship to K. Ronney, 7357 Hesperia Ave, Reseda, CA  91335

Do not ship directly to San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center.  No one there is part of the show take-in process.

Contact Ken with shipping information, tracking number.

Do not under any circumstances use loose Styrofoam “peanuts” to pack artwork.  Work packed this way will be immediately rejected when the box is opened.

RECEPTION & AWARDS PRESENTATION:  Saturday, April 29, 3:00 to 5:00 pm

TAKE-DOWN & ARTWORK PICK- UP:  Saturday, May 13, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center
18312 Oxnard St.  Tarzana, CA  91356

REGULAR GALLERY HOURS:  Tuesday -- Saturday, 11:00 am –5:00 pm
**Local artists whose work is juried into the show are expected to sit the gallery for one 3 hour shift; shift signups at take in.**

SELECTIONS OF AWARDS:  Awards for “Whimsy” will be juried by William Wray.  If his schedule allows, he will select the awards in person after artwork has been delivered.

AWARDS:  Awards and prizes will be presented at the Awards Reception:
BEST OF SHOW    $600
First Place            $400
Second Place        $300
Third Place           $200
Various Merchandise Awards
Various Honorable Mentions

ARTWORK SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT:  Artwork entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution, completed by the entrant within the past 3 years, and not previously shown in any CAL (or VAG) Juried Show.  DO NOT SUBMIT student work, workshop work, paint-along work, copycat work or works which violate copyright laws.
Once artwork is submitted it may not be withdrawn by the artist. Accepted artwork must remain hanging until the end of the show.

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & SIZE REQUIREMENTS:  Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, photographs and digital art,  mixed media and painting and sculpture. All works on paper must be matted, framed and covered with glass or Plexiglas.  Frames must be in good condition.

Entries must be dry, properly prepared for exhibition and properly equipped with wire for hanging. The wire and eye screws must not show when the artwork is hung. Gallery wrapped canvas does not require framing unless the edges are unfinished. Maximum weight for any artwork is 10 lbs. per foot of lineal width. Damaged artwork, mats, frames, glass and Plexiglas, and frames which have brackets will not be accepted.   

If your work has special details that your primary (overall) image cannot properly display, you may enter the work as a 3D work instead.  Then you can include 1 or 2 supplemental images of details to show these special qualities.  The other information about size and medium will clearly indicate it is really a 2D work, so there will not be any ambiguity about what it actually is."

Artwork which involves motion is difficult to show properly on OJS so brief video clips of said artwork can be sent via email to Marian at:  marian@fortunatifineart.com

ENTRY SIZES:  Entries will be made on line to Online Juried Shows.  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com
Artwork submissions are limited to five (5) original artworks per artist in the following media: drawing, mixed media, painting, photography and sculpture. Size limits:  limited to hanging on an 8’ high wall and must fit through a 6’6” high x 36” wide door.  Sculptures, same door, and 15 foot height limit (no weight limits, but sculptor must move work). There is one 18’ wide x 10’ high space for extra-large works.  Contact Marian if your piece is wider than 8’.  

FEES:  One or two entries: $40.00 for CAL members in good standing and $55 for non-CAL members.  
Entrants may enter additional artwork for an additional $5 each up to a total of 5 entries. Payment is made through OnlineJuriedShows via credit card or Pay Pal.  Fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show.

Entrants whose work is juried in to this show will be considered “exhibiting members” and will be eligible to submit work for acceptance in all future CAL shows.

FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES (JPGS) AND HOW TO SEND THEM:  All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG format.  Take with a digital camera on a black background without a mat and not through glass. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image must represent the painting.

ENTERING YOUR IMAGES:  Entry form must be filled out in its entirety.  List sizes up to the nearest inch.  Be sure your images are right-side-up.

Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi.  Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space.  Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:  www.OnlineJuriedShows.com/help.aspx.  If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:  www.onlinejuriedshows.com/Contact.aspx.

Please add Services@OnlineJuriedShows.com and Manager@OnlineJuriedShows.com to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

If all else fails, email or call Marian marian@fortunatifineart.com
(818) 342-4601 for questions.

NOTIFICATION:  All members submitting work will be notified of acceptance by EMAIL by March 29th. Send a stamped envelope to Marian Fortunati, 3944 Rock Hampton Dr., Tarzana, CA  91356 ONLY if email contact is not available.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY:  By signing the Entry Form, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that CAL and its agents, associates, directors, officers and volunteers, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center staff and volunteers  will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artworks entered in this show is each individual artist’s responsibility.

REPRODUCTION OF ARTWORK IMAGES:  Any artwork entered in this show may be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for this show or future shows without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

SALES:  All sales are final and will be handled at the venue. The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center will receive a 30% commission on sales. The artist will receive 70%.  All works will remain in the show until the show ends.

Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS). Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission.

TAKE-DOWN AND PICK-UP:  All artwork must be picked up on Saturday, May 13 between 4:00 and 6:00 pm.



EXHIBIT CONTACT: Marian Fortunati Email:  marian@fortunatifineart.com, Phone: (818) 342-4601

Important Dates:

Submission Deadline:  Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Notification:  Artists will be notified of acceptance by email by March 29, 2017.

Hand deliver:  Monday, April 24th 12 pm- 2 pm, The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center

Non-Local Artists Delivery and Early Drop-off:  Ship to Ken Ronney and notify him as described in body of prospectus.  Tel 818 996-1630, Kronney@aol.com (Contact Ken to schedule a delivery date.)

Exhibit Opens:  Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Opening Reception, Awards:  Saturday, April 29, 2017, 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Take Down and Pick-Up Artwork:  Saturday, May 13, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm