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Desert Art Center
Jury for Gallery Membership at the DAC

The Desert Art Center invites Supporting Members to submit artwork to our jury for review. If  accepted, you can become a new Gallery Member, display and sell your work at the DAC. If you are not an active member of the DAC, you must join as a regular member first. You can join at please be aware that this is a co-operative gallery and member are expected to host the gallery one day a month as a minimum contribution.

This is Stage 1 of a two part application process,  during which your art will initially be assessed as digital images. Before you start do read the Gallery Display rules and choose the gallery display category for your application. 


Fees - There is a non refundable $15 jury application fee payable to onlinejuriedshows. Successful Gallery members are also required to pay an annual Gallery Hanging fee which is currently $50. This is payable to the DAC if you are accepted.


Stage 1 Entry – For the first stage, please follow the rules for digital submission here. As a new applicant, you may submit in only one category.  (Existing Gallery members may submit in a new section but please read the gallery display rules for requirements.) You will be asked to submit between 6-10 digital images of your artwork and an artist’s Bio. The title of each photo should contain the Title of the work, the medium, and width x height (x depth if 3D).



Stage 2 – Shortlist entry - From the initial applicants, the jurors will select a shortlist of artists, who will be asked to bring in two representative pieces of work on Saturday, December 15, between 1-4pm to the Desert Art Center in Palm Springs.  



Help – For help with the initial digital application, please follow the helplink on the website. Any other questions to



Successful New Gallery Members  will be notified by e-mail by December 22 with the results of the jury's review . If your work is accepted, you will be eligible to become a Gallery Member. Since all Gallery Members who show work in the gallery are required to spend one day a month hosting the gallery, you will be required to attend an orientation, dates to be announced later. 



Dates - the following explains the schedule of dates


Jury Process opens through Monday, October 14


Last day Digital applications - November  30, 2018


Finalists informed of request to submit art by Saturday December 8


Finalist Submissions in person - Saturday  December 15, 1-4pm


Results of Jury announced by - Saturday, December 22


First intake for new show - Monday February 4, 2018, 10am to 4pm


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