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Historical Garden of the World 2017

Prospectus and Call for Entries

Historic Gardens of the World – A Mixed-Media Exhibit

June 6 through August 6, 2017

Presented by the Friends of Filoli Art Committee


Filoli ( is best known for its sixteen acres of Formal Garden that create a dynamic contrast to the six hundred acres of natural California coastal woodlands. Its beautiful Visitor and Education Center receives approximately 80,000 visitors annually. The exhibit will be held in the Center’s gallery.

Gardens allow one to take a vast landscape and transform plants, ponds, fountains and statuary to create magical places for visitors to enjoy. They evoke feelings of tranquility and awe; they provide a place where visitors feel welcome and fortunate to be able to stay and reflect, interpret and rejuvenate. This exhibit will transport visitors to these inspiring gardens through a beautiful collection of paintings, drawings and 3-dimensional art. Let this exhibit be your encouragement to visit new places like Filoli.

Artists are invited to enter original artwork not previously exhibited at Filoli in any 2 or 3-dimensional medium that reflects the theme of Historic Gardens around the World. Entries open on February 10; entry deadline is April 23. Check back for the link to enter.

February 10   Call for entries on Onlinejuriedshow
April 23          Entry deadline
May 5             Selection results emailed to entrants
May 30           Check-in of hand carried artwork 10:00 am – twelve noon.
May 31           All shipped work must arrive at Filoli
June 6            Exhibit opens
July 8 - 9        Meet the Artists Weekend
August 6         Exhibit closes
August 7         Pickup of hand-delivered artwork, 10 am to 1:00 pm.
August 8 - 11  Return shipments of artwork

•    Artists using all mediums are invited to enter original work not previously exhibited in a Filoli art exhibit. All work will be juried using the digital images submitted by the artist.
•    Media Type – (2D) multiple media (fine art photography, watercolor, painting, pencil, collage, etc.)
•    Media Type – (3D) multiple media (wood, fibers, plastics, clay, textiles, etc.)

Entries must be submitted through No other form of entry is permitted. Entries may include up to five digital images in jpg format. Images should be in Adobe RGB color space, 1920 pixels on the longest side, 72 ppi. Please do not include any personal details including watermarks to allow for "blind" jurying. The first three entries are $30 (total), and $5 each for up to two additional entries. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline.  Acceptance is not guaranteed.  Enter your images online at: Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only your artwork. Be sure your images are right side up.

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 write to us here:

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Note: The artist must specify the image size, frame size (if framed), and the selling price or NFS for 2D art at the point of submitting the entries. For 3D entries, the object dimensions and selling price must be specified. The price for “not for sale artwork” is entered as NFS.

The entry deadline is on April 23, 2017. Please note we do not extend deadlines.

Because the artwork will be juried using your submitted digital images, it is important that your entries are fully representative of the quality and processes that will be incorporated into the final exhibit article. Criteria for acceptance will include artistic sensibilities and adherence to the exhibit theme, and overall suitability for the exhibit. Selected images may be used for producing the exhibit postcard, for Filoli website, and for other promotional materials.

Selection results will be emailed on May 5, 2017 with detailed instructions for preparing and submitting the selected work to Filoli. The decision of the jury members is final. Artwork submitted may or may not be selected for the exhibit.

Filoli is pleased to extend the opportunity for participating artists to sell their exhibit piece(s), and other pieces, during the exhibition. All sales will be handled by Filoli and payment will be made to the artists, minus a 30% donation to Filoli, within 6 weeks after the exhibition.   Artists may also list their artwork as NFS (not for sale). Detailed instructions will be sent upon acceptance.

•    The 2D exhibit pieces are to be matted (if appropriate) and framed. The maximum frame dimensions permitted are 30 x 40 inches. The minimum frame dimensions permitted are 8 x 10 inches. Another display format may be used if approved by the curator on a case-by-case basis. No giclee reproductions of paintings, drawings, or collages are allowed.
•    Selected 2D artwork must be:
      o    Framed and ready to hang – no sawtooths or projecting eye screws are allowed.
      o    Plexiglas is preferred but glass is acceptable provided the framed work does not weigh more than 10 lbs.
      o    Floating images are discouraged as they often “fall” during shipment.
•    The 3D exhibit pieces should not be larger than 15” height x 10” deep.
•    A label on the back of each submission must include the title of the art and artist’s contact information (name, phone number, e-mail address, home address).

Accepted entries that do not conform to the above presentation may be refused at the time of hanging.

Artists who are accepted to exhibit will receive detailed instructions for shipping and hand delivery of artwork. The artist is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Exhibit materials must be received by May 31, 2017, via shipping carrier or hand delivered on May 30, between 10:00 am and twelve noon.

(To CONFIRM your MAIL delivery, use Priority Mail, confirmation delivery, FedEx or UPS with tracking verification. If artwork is to be returned via carrier, please include prepaid shipping label. ANY and All submissions and packing materials are non-returnable unless a SASE with return postage is included. )

For questions about the exhibit requirements, schedule, or general information about Filoli, please contact Molly Clark, art committee chair, at For specific questions about the digital entry procedure, please email or call 949-287-8645.