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Women Painters West
Unintended Consequences-Embrace the Unexpected 2017





“Unintended Consequences-Embrace the Unexpected”

Chaffey Community
Museum of Art
217 S. Lemon Avenue
Ontario, CA 91716

Exhibit Dates:  September 28, 2017 through November 4, 2017

Reception:  Sunday, October 8, 2pm to 4pm
Awards Presentation: 3:15-3:30 pm

Gallery Hours:
Thursday-Sunday open from Noon to 4PM
Monday-Friday by Appointment

This is a members’ only exhibit.


First Place $500
Second Place $300
Third Place $200
Three Honorable Mentions (3)

Juror and Curator: Steven Thomas
Steve Thomas has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts/Photography and has taught photography at Chaffey College, CSU Los Angeles, CSU San Bernadino and UC Extension. In addition, he is an active board member of The Chaffey Community Museum of Art and has been a Curator at UC Riverside, The Riverside Art Museum and The Museum of History and Art, Ontario.

Deadline for entries and fees:  Sunday, August 27
Acceptance Notification:  Friday, September 8
Artwork Take-in at Chaffey:  September 23 - 1pm-3pm and September 24 - 3pm-4:30pm
Artwork Pickup at Chaffey: 
November 5 - 2 pm-3 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  As this venue is far, there will be a local central drop-off:  (Sept. 23, 9 – 11am) and your work will be transported for you.  At the end of the show, you will be able to pick-up your artwork at the central location:  (November 6, exact time to be determined).  Accepted artists will be notified by email with the exact location of drop-off & pick-up.

Artists whose work is accepted may be asked to assist with the exhibition.

All entries go through

Please read this Prospectus thoroughly as some requirements have changed.


Plans are made in life and in art making. Then unintended consequences demand creative solutions.

•    Work must be your own original artwork, not done under an instructor’s supervision, and not exhibited in any previous WPW show. Work completed in last three years only. Only wall-hung pieces are accepted.
•    This exhibit is for WPW members only.

•    No ornate framing. Neutral colored frames and mats of professional quality and in good condition.
•    Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. Wiring must be wrapped with tape at ends. No saw-tooth hangers.  All artwork should be ready to hang on the wall for the exhibition.
•    Canvas edges should be painted if no frame.
•    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.
•    For artwork that is for sale, prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.
•    You may submit artwork “NFS” – Not For Sale.
•    Attach a label to the back upper right corner of each piece and attach a signed release form to the back of your artwork, or turn it in at take in. (See pages 3 & 4 of this Prospectus for labels and Release form.)
•    Two labels are required for each painting accepted: one for the back and a separate one for the front (see page 4).

•    Use Framed Size in Online Juried Shows.
•    No size limit for artwork – except work dropped-off for transport to the gallery may not exceed 36”x40”.
•    Weight not to exceed 30 lb.

NOTE: There is a maximum of two works that may be selected by the juror for each accepted artist.

Eva Andry:
Victoria Dean:

•    Email notifications of acceptance will be sent by September 8.
•    WPW reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity and documentation purposes. The artist retains all copyrights in the artwork.
•    CCMA takes a 35% commission for this exhibit.

Complete rules and guidelines regarding artwork entered for exhibition can be found in the WPW “Constitution and Bylaws.” A link to the document is online at

Artwork will be handled with reasonable care. Women Painters West and Chaffey Community Museum of Art and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage of artworks while in the gallery’s possession or in transit. By entering this show, artists agree to all conditions in this prospectus.

Artwork for consideration by juror must be entered in the website by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, August 27.

$45 for two entries and each additional entry $5 up to 6 total. All fees are non-refundable must be paid by the entry deadline through the website. Credit Card or PayPal are accepted.

Entries not meeting the criteria listed above will be disqualified and the entry fee will not be refunded.

•    Digital format: JPG
•    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:
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