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Oceanside Museum of Art
California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California

“California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California”

Entry Form: Oceanside Museum of Art California Dreaming Juried Traveling Exhibition


Three Exhibition Venues:

  1. Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Frosinone, Italy, October 4 – 28, 2014
  2. Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA, December 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015
  3. Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, April 21 – July 5, 2015

Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), located in Oceanside, CA, invites artists locally, nationally, and internationally to participate in a unique traveling exhibition opportunity. California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California is a juried exhibition with approximately 50 selected artworks that will travel for exhibition to three venues:  the Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone in Frosinone, Italy (Rome vicinity) under the leadership of Alfio Borghese, Gallery Director; Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA) under the leadership of Daniel Foster, Executive Director; and Riverside Art Museum (RAM) under the leadership of Drew Oberjuerge, Executive Director.

This is an open call to all artists worldwide to submit works that creatively interpret Southern California’s iconic culture. The juried exhibition of original work is an exploration of the popular fascination with the celebrated lifestyle, influences, and environs of Southern California. Artists are requested to submit two-dimensional artworks of any medium that reflect the culture and lifestyle of Southern California as they have directly experienced or imagine it to be.

In addition to the selected artworks from the juried competition, there will be five artworks that will be included in the traveling exhibition by special invitation of the jurors. These five pieces will embody and reflect the vision of California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California and will further enhance the scholarship and strength of this traveling exhibition.

The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art is to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, as well as national and global, artists and art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.


Daniel Foster – Juror
Daniel Foster has a distinguished 25-year career in fine and contemporary arts/museum leadership and programming in addition to being a proven nonprofit and philanthropic foundation leader. As the Executive Director of the Oceanside Museum of Art since August 2012, Foster has instituted significant new visioning and programmatic growth and outreach into the region. Additionally, Foster is exerting leadership in the Oceanside and North County arts community as a critical convener and collaboration builder.
Previous to OMA, Foster was the President/CEO of The Community Foundation Serving Riverside & San Bernardino Counties – a $60 million philanthropic foundation and regional leader for quality of life issues.  Foster was the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) and widely regarded as a key visionary community leader in developing the city of Riverside’s now successful “City of Arts & Innovation” downtown revitalization strategy over the past decade.  Earlier in his career, Foster produced outstanding adult education programs for ten years at the San Diego Art Institute – in addition to working at the Headlands Center for the Arts (Sausalito, CA), the University Art Gallery at UCSD, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Academically, Foster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Entrepreneurship/Business at the University of Southern California and a Master of Fine Arts with honors in New Genres and Painting/Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute.

Drew Oberjuerge Juror
Born and raised in the Inland Empire, Drew Oberjuerge has served as the Executive Director of Riverside Art Museum since March 2012. She is committed to programming that engages the community as well as educational and professional institutions.

Oberjuerge graduated from University of California, San Diego with degrees in Political Science/Political Theory and Italian Literature and also holds a Master of Public Administration degree from University of Southern California. While studying abroad in Italy she fell in love with the visual arts and has since worked at a number of arts organizations throughout Southern California including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. In 2008, she returned to the Inland Empire to create the Art Works program, a creative-arts-for-wellness program for individuals who carry a mental-health diagnosis, with Jefferson Transitional Programs.

Peter Frank – Juror
Peter Frank is a Los Angeles based art critic, curator and poet. Frank started as the Senior Curator at Riverside Art Museum in 2005 and is now an Adjunct Senior Curator. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and was a critic for LA Weekly until 2008, an editor of Visions Art Quarterly as well as a critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News in New York.

Frank has curated and organized a significant body of exhibitions at institutions throughout the world. He has also organized numerous theme and survey shows, including “Driven to Abstraction: Southern California and the Non-Objective World, 1950-1980” for the Riverside Art Museum; "Artists' Books U.S.A.," "Mapped Art: Charts, Routes, Regions" and "Line and Image: The Northern Sensibility in Recent European Drawing," all for Independent Curators Inc.; “Fluxus Film and Video” for the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid; "Young Fluxus" for Artists' Space in New York; "To the Astonishing Horizon" for Los Angeles Visual Arts; "Southern Abstraction" for the Raleigh (NC) City Gallery of Contemporary Art; "The Theater of the Object, 1958-1972" for New York's Alternative Museum; "Visual Poetry" for the Otis/Parsons Art Institute in Los Angeles; "Multiple World" for the Atlanta College of Art; and, most notably, "19 Artists – Emergent Americans," the 1981 Exxon National Exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim Museum. Frank received his B.A. and M.A. in art history from Columbia University.

Alfio Borghese – Gallery Director
Alfio Borghese of Italy’s noble Borghese family has been acclaimed throughout Italy for over 40 years as art critic, curator, art director and journalist. As producer, journalist and interviewer in association with RAI (Italy’s national public broadcasting company) Borghese produced a notable series of films and documentaries featuring the most important artists, writers and political figures of the twentieth century. He has instructed laureate courses in film, theater and television, and as President of il Teatro Stabile dei Ragazzi, Borghese has written and directed hundreds of theatrical performances for youth and adults.

In collaboration with the European Union, Borghese was instrumental in creating 21 museums throughout the province of Siena, including the National Museum of Archeology. Borghese directed the Italian Pavilion of Viterbo for the Venice Biennale in 2011 and since 2012 has served as president and curator of the Biennale di Frosinone, Anagni and Alatri, a major exhibition of 180 works from 90 artists. He serves as artistic director of the Festival of Contemporary Visual Arts sponsored by the City and the Province of Frosinone and regularly curates prominent exhibitions in Veroli, Anagni, Grottammare, the Palazzo degli Alessandri in Viterbo, and the Villa Baruchello in Porto Sant 'Elpidio.


  1. OPEN CALL: California Dreaming: An International Portrait of Southern California, hereinafter referred to as EXHIBITION, is a worldwide open call to all artists working two-dimensionally. Original or limited editions only. Work must be no larger than 55 inches x 55 inches x 4 inches inclusive of frame. Unlimited entries allowed.
  2. ENTRY DEADLINE 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST), July 21, 2014.
  3. EXHIBITION:  Artworks will be chosen by the panel of Jurors to be exhibited in the prestigious Salone d’Ingresso of the Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, Italy, running October 4 – October 28, 2014 (dates may be subject to slight change); at Oceanside Museum of Art from Dec. 6, 2014 – March 29, 2015; and at Riverside Art Museum April 21 – July 5, 2015. Artwork must remain with the EXHIBITION through the conclusion of the Riverside show. Selection of artworks for inclusion in the EXHIBITION is entirely the decision of the Jurors. The Jurors’ selections are final. Entrants contacting Juror(s) in advance of selections will be disqualified. 
  4. ONLINE ENTRY PROCESS: Entries will be accepted exclusively through When entering for the first time, follow the instructions for opening an account and creating a password. Record your password for reuse in all future entries with  Scroll down to locate the Oceanside Museum of Art California Dreaming Exhibition and follow the directions for entry. When filling out your artwork information for this show, please be sure all information and spelling is correct. All information entered by the artist will be used “as is” throughout the entire EXHIBITION. Entry form must be completely and accurately filled out providing all requested information regarding the artwork and the artist. No changes can be made after the entry deadline, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST) on July 21, 2014.
  5. DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS: Complete instructions are found on as follows: It is not necessary for digital image file(s) to be pre-formatted to the 1920 x 1920 pixel size. Digital image of each work submitted will be automatically resized. However, for the best image quality it is suggested that each image be submitted at 1920 pixels @ 72dpi on the LONGEST side. A MINIMUM of 800 pixels on its longest side will be accepted. Files may be submitted in jpg, TIFF, BMP or PNG formats.

    Important: the quality of photography contributes greatly to the clarity, sharpness, color, lighting and understanding of your artwork and assists the jurors in their decision making process. Please submit your photograph(s) accordingly.

  6. USE OF IMAGES: By submitting images to the EXHIBITION, Entrant warrants that he/she created each of the artwork(s) submitted for consideration in the EXHIBITION and that he/she possesses all legal rights to them.  Entrant agrees that all submitted images selected by our judges may be used for marketing and promotional purposes related to the EXHIBITION.  By providing the images and other information through this entry, Entrant gives permission for the EXHIBITION, OMA and RAM to use images of accepted artwork for promotion, reference, printed materials and online postings as well as in future advertising. All images used by the EXHIBITION, OMA and RAM shall have a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
  7. ENTRY FEE: At the end of the entry process on, payment can be made using a valid credit card or PayPal. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Unlimited numbers of entries per Entrant are allowed. Entry Fees are tiered as follows:
    • OMA Artist Alliance Member*: $20 for first entry, $10 for each additional entry
    • Member of any recognized San Diego County Artist organization or RAM member**: $25 for first entry, $15 for each additional entry
    • All others: $35 for first entry, $15 for each additional entry.

      *  Artists who are not current members of OMA Artist Alliance may be eligible for the lowest entry fees by obtaining membership through the OMA website, OMA Artist Alliance Members will be verified through the museum.  Fraudulent entries will be disqualified and entry fees will be nonrefundable.

      ** Artists who are not current members of RAM may be eligible for the second tier entry fees by obtaining membership through the RAM website, RAM members will be verified through the museum. Fraudulent entries will be disqualified and entry fees will be nonrefundable.
  8. ELIGIBILITY OF ARTWORK: Open to all visual artists working two-dimensionally. Originals or limited editions only. Work must be no larger than 55 inches x 55 inches x 4 inches inclusive of frame.
  9. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Entrants whose work is accepted, hereinafter referred to as EXHIBITOR, will receive an emailed Acceptance Letter from OMA via on August 1. EXHIBITORS will also receive a loan form, shipping information, label form and a request for a high-resolution photo of the accepted artwork. Detailed instructions will be given in the Acceptance Letter. All paperwork, forms, fees and high-resolution photo file(s) must be received by OMA on or before August 15, 2014.
  10. EXHIBITION FEE:  An EXHIBITION Fee of $200 per selected EXHIBITOR is due upon receipt of acceptance letter. EXHIBITION Fee includes:
    1. Premium Museum quality packaging and crating of artwork;
    2. Expedited air shipment of artwork to Rome, Italy (FCO) and return to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX);
    3. Secure professional ground transportation to and from LAX; to and from the Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone; and to Oceanside Museum of Art and Riverside Art Museum;
    4. Insurance of artwork from its arrival at ArtWorks San Diego (receiving and shipping agent) through its departure from Riverside Art Museum; during transit to Italy and return, and during all exhibitions in Italy and California;
    5. International customs clearance, import bond, and all import/export documentation;
    6. Expert professional installation/handling of artwork during every aspect of the EXHIBITION.
    7. Digital catalog of the EXHIBITION available for printing. Details to follow.
  11. FINAL ACCEPTANCE: Final acceptance of entries in the EXHIBITION is up to the Jurors’ discretion after viewing the delivered framed artwork. If an artwork does not match the appearance of the electronic entry, if actual dimensions of artwork are larger than specified size limitations, or if the workmanship or framing is not suitable quality for gallery presentation, the artwork will be disqualified and returned at the artist’s expense. We will retain a $50 handling fee and return the remaining $150 with the artwork.
    SALES: Exhibited work will not be available for sale during the course of the EXHIBITION. However, any sales inquires will be directed to the EXHIBITOR who may arrange to ship the work to the collector after the conclusion of the Riverside Art Museum exhibit. It is customary for EXHIBITOR to donate 25% of any sales of artwork in exhibition to OMA, a non-profit museum.
  12. DURATION OF EXHIBITION: Artwork must remain with the EXHIBITION through the conclusion of the Riverside Art Museum show, July 5, 2015. Return shipping information will be included with Acceptance Letter.
  13. ENTRY FORM IS A CONTRACT: By submitting entry form, EXHIBITOR agrees to all terms as stated above.


July 21, 2014 – Final deadline for entries 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Aug 1 – Notification via email of accepted works

Aug 15 – All paperwork, forms, fees and high-resolution photo file(s) must be received OMA

Aug 1 – 22 – Exhibitors deliver artwork to ArtWorks San Diego

Oct. 4 – 28 Exhibition dates at the Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone (dates subject to slight change).

Dec 6 – March 29 – Exhibition Dates at Oceanside Museum of Art

Dec. 6 – Reception at Oceanside Museum of Art

March 29, 2015 – Exhibition closes at Oceanside Museum of Art

April 21 – July 5 – Exhibition dates at Riverside Art Museum

July 5 – Exhibition closes at Riverside Art Museum

July 10 – Exhibitors Art pickup (location to be determined).

July 13 – Artwork return shipped to Exhibitors (subject to slight change).

For questions please email

For more information on Oceanside Museum of Art and Il Palazzo della Provincia di Frosinone, please visit

Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054

Twitter: @oceansidemuseum
Instagram: @oceansidemuseum

For more information on Riverside Art Museum please visit

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501

Twitter: @RAMRiverside


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