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Riviera UMC
Rejoice in Art! “For the Beauty of the Earth” 2017

“For the Beauty of the Earth”


We are pleased to announce our third annual fine art exhibition – “For the Beauty of the Earth” – a national juried showcase of representational fine art that coincides with our Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair taking place in Southern California. This exclusive show of original art in a variety of mediums will take place October 14-29 at Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. For more information, please visit

Exhibition Juror:  Richard McKinley
Richard McKinley ( is an internationally known artist in oil and pastel, president of the International Association of Pastel Societies, and best-selling author of two art books. His work is represented in several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. He has been a professional working artist for 38 years and has more than 35 years of teaching experience.

Awards Judge:  Otto Stürcke
Otto Stürcke ( is a high-ranking member of several prestigious art groups, including the historic California Art Club, Pastel Society of America and the California Art League, and has garnered a long list of awards for his artwork. After valiantly serving his country in Desert Storm, Sturcke spent 15 years working as an illustrator for Disney, Warner Bros., and Sony Pictures before deciding to pursue his own creative endeavors as an oil and pastel fine artist.

Eligibility:  Open to all representational artists worldwide in any two-dimensional media, excluding photography.

Exhibit Theme:  “For the Beauty of the Earth.” This exhibit provides an opportunity for artists to display their interpretations of this theme, as celebrated in the song by Folliott S. Pierpoint (1835-1917). Landscapes, seascapes, animals and wildlife, portraits and figures, still life, florals and related work will be considered.

Exhibit Description:  The goal of this exhibit is to rejoice in the beauty of our earth and to celebrate the artists who capture this beauty in their creative process. It is also to provide an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists. The exhibition is part of the public Rejoice in Art! Fine Art Fair taking place at Riviera UMC the weekend of October 14-15, 2017, which includes artists’ tents, art demos, food trucks, musical entertainment, opportunity drawings, adult and children's art activities, and more. All proceeds benefit Riviera’s mission projects, as well as its art and music programs.

The juried exhibit will be held at Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 from October 14 to October 29, 2017.

Artists and the public are invited to attend a special awards reception to be held at Riviera UMC on Sunday, October 15 at 3 p.m.

Image Submission:  This is a juried exhibit. Artists may submit a maximum of 6 digital images of their works to for the jury selection process. The fee for entry is $40 for the first two images and $10 for each additional image. Entries fees are non-refundable and must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed. For further information on submitting images and to pay the jury fee, go to, scroll down to the Rejoice in Art! – “For the Beauty of the Earth” exhibit listing and click “enter this show.”

Entering your images:
•    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, 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: If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please write to us here:
•    Please add and to your safe senders list to ensure notifications are received.

Artwork Requirements:
•    Work must be your own original artwork, not created under an instructor’s supervision, and not exhibited in any previous Rejoice in Art! juried show.
•    Only wall-hung pieces are accepted.
•    Artist agrees to permit Riviera UMC to reproduce the accepted artwork for Riviera UMC publicity and documentation purposes.
•    For tips on how to best photograph and submit images, click on the active link back to “Image Help” under
•    Delivered work must match the image juried. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed.
•    All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit (If a buyer needs to take the painting home sooner, the artist should provide a suitable replacement).
•    Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.
•    SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Work must not exceed 36” in height and 36” in width; weight may not exceed 30 lb.
•    All work should be framed or canvas edges should be painted if no frame.
•    Works on paper must be framed and under glass (Museum or Anti-Reflective Glass is preferred) or Plexiglas.
•    No photographs or prints will be accepted.
•    Each painting will be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang, including hanging wire. Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1-1/2 inches from the top of the frame so that the hanging hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. No saw-tooth hangers.
•    Submitted work should be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).
•    All paintings shall be delivered with an attached label specifying:
        Artist Name
        Painting Title
        Painting Size
        Sales price
•    In addition, print the artist name on the back of the painting, stretcher bar or frame so that we can identify the painting in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

Revenue from Sales:  Revenue from sales will be distributed as follows – 80% to the artist, 20% to Riviera UMC to benefit local mission projects and its art and music programs. Paintings are encouraged to be for purchase. If necessary, work may be listed as NFS, but no “price on request.”

Important Dates:
August 14 – final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee to
September 1 – notification of acceptance
October 2 or 3* from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Hand deliver your juror-accepted and ready-to-hang painting(s) to Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA  90277
    *If artists cannot drop-off accepted artwork in person during the designated date and time, artwork must be shipped. SHIPPING INFO is as follows:  Out-of-town shipments MUST arrive the week of October 2-5 Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating, handling, and shipping artwork to and from the exhibition. Please ship artwork to Riviera UMC, 375 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA  90277. Attn: Lynn Attig, Director, Rejoice in Art!
October 15 from 3-5 p.m. – Exhibition awards reception at Riviera UMC. Show continues through October 29.
October 30 or 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Pick up any unsold paintings from Riviera UMC. Please notify us if you need to schedule an alternate pick up date or time.

Liability:   Artwork will be handled with the utmost care, and Riviera UMC will make every reasonable effort to keep artwork safe. Artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces. Riviera UMC and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage of artworks while in the organization’s possession or in transit, including those artworks sold during the exhibition. Submission of online entry form and fee, along with a signed waiver form for accepted works at the take-in, shall constitute agreement with ALL conditions set forth in this prospectus.

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