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Fall Landscapes of the Golden State

Exhibit Name: Fall Landscapes of the Golden State


Dates: September 7 - November 4, 2018

Submission Deadline: July 29, 2018

Fee: $35.00 for up to 3 images


Filoli is one of the finest remaining continually operating country estates of the early 20th century. Visitors to Filoli during fall are treated to a vivid snapshot of California’s season change. During Filoli’s Fall season, agricultural and preservation practices will be honored with this year’s theme of Golden Harvest. An outdoor exhibition of antique farm equipment will be displayed throughout the property and the gallery in the Visitor and Education Center will display paintings that showcase the beauty of California landscapes during the autumn months.


Artists are invited to enter two-dimensional paintings for the exhibition: Fall Landscapes of the Golden State. Paintings should capture scenes of fall using California landscapes as the subject. People, animals, and structures may be shown in work, but the primary focus should be the natural or agricultural autumn landscape. Artists are encouraged to submit work that incorporates or interprets “Golden State”, though this is not required.


About Filoli:

Located in Woodside, CA, Filoli boasts a 654-acre property featuring a 54,000+ square foot Georgian revival style mansion turned living museum, 16 acres of exquisite English Renaissance gardens, a 6.8 acre Gentlemen’s Orchard, and a nature preserve with over 7 miles of hiking trails. Established as a private residence in 1917, Filoli was opened to the public in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Filoli is dedicated to the preservation, interpretation, and stewardship of the cultural traditions and natural history of this country estate for public education and enjoyment. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Learn more about the history by watching Filoli: Family Home, Historic Garden, & Living Museum available on YouTube.


Exhibition Calendar:

July 29, 2018                      Entry deadline
August 10, 2018                Selection results emailed
August 28, 2018                Deadline for shipped artwork to arrive at Filoli
September 4, 2018           Deadline for hand delivered artwork, 9:30-11:00 am
September 7, 2018           Exhibition opens

September 8, 2018           Meet the Artists Hour, 11:00am-12:00pm
November 4, 2018            Exhibition closes
November 5, 2018            Pick-up of hand delivered artwork, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
November 6, 2018            Return shipments of artwork



Artists are invited to enter original artwork not previously exhibited at Filoli in the form of a two-dimensional painting that reflects the overall theme of the exhibition. Monotypes and hand-painted prints can be submitted.  All work will be juried using digital images. 


Consideration will be given to quality, technique, and style, as well as adherence to the theme. Based on judging scores and sizing approximately 20 pieces will be selected.


Curator Award for artistic distinction

Juror Award for representation of theme


The entry process will be handled by The website has many helpful features and will insure a smooth process for all parties. Entries may include up to three digital images, jpg format, 300 dpi, 8” high, labeled with the artist’s name and name of artwork(s). The artist’s name should NOT be visible on the digital image and will be disqualified. Complete entry forms on  There is a $35 entry fee for up to three images. It is crucial that your images be of the highest quality as they may be used for the Filoli website and other promotional materials. A prepaid return label must be included for return shipping. Entry fees are non-refundable.


Maximum Frame Size: 30” width x 36” height

Minimum Frame Size: 11” width x 14” height

Selected entries must be ready to hang, no sawtooths or projecting eye screws. Framed works must have plexiglass with white or off-white mat colors, simple gold or natural wood finish, no black frames. Metal or wooden frames only. Floating images are discouraged as they often ‘fall’ during shipment. Alternative canvass types are welcome including wrapped canvas or other creative options. Label the back of your artwork with your name, address, phone number, email, title of artwork, sales status, and price.

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

Availability: The artwork must be available throughout the entire exhibition.

Notification:  Artists will be notified via email on August 10, 2018

Artists whose work is accepted will receive detailed instructions for shipping and hand delivery of artwork. The artist is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs. Artwork must be received by August 28 via carrier or September 4, 9:30–11:00 am on site.

Hanging Rights:

In consideration of Filoli displaying artwork, the artist releases Filoli from any liability whatsoever resulting from or relating to any aspect of Filoli, its members, guests and/or volunteers handling, transporting, exhibiting, storing or selling the work of the artist. This includes wear and tear, gradual deterioration or vermin damage, earthquake/earth movement related damage or theft. Filoli does not insure entered work; Artist is responsible for insurance.

Sale of Works:

Filoli is pleased to extend the opportunity for participating artists to sell their exhibited piece(s) during the exhibition. All sales will be handled by Filoli and payment will be made to the artists, minus a 30% commission 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.


Filoli website,,, Filoli magazine, Filoli eNews


Nick Zimmerman, Filoli staff representative




86 Canada Road
Woodside, CA

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