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California Art Club
111th Annual Gold Medal

Signature Artist, Artist, Sculptor, Out of State Artist, and Mentorship Program Members - Call for Entries


Description of Exhibition


We are pleased to announce that the 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition will be held at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. The exhibition dates are July 16 – August 21, 2022. 


Since its 1909 inauguration, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and supporting contemporary-traditional fine art through championing painting and sculpture that features representational subjects while utilizing classical skills. The annual Gold Medal Exhibition is the most vital platform for demonstrating the best of the realist genre. With an awareness of both the California Art Club's mission and the high quality expectations of this exhibition, CAC artists are encouraged to submit artwork that best exemplifies their talents. 


WHO All current Signature Artist, Artist, Sculptor, Out-of-State, and Mentorship Program Members of the California Art Club. Associate Artists are ineligible for consideration


WHAT 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition


WHEN July 16 – August 21, 2022  


WHERE Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706


SUBMIT You may submit up to two “standard-size” works and one 

  miniature for consideration, keeping in mind the 

  California Art Club’s mission, which is to promote the best

examples of traditional fine art while showcasing what makes your 

  work unique. 

Note: Sculptors must submit three digital images of various angles of each entry.

Submit images of your artwork through Online Juried Shows at


Special Notes: For the miniatures display, we are encouraging artwork with an emphasis on the land and lifestyle of California. All work submitted will be considered.


The exhibition will be roughly comprised of 170 paintings and 30 sculptures. Please note that the Bowers Museum is family oriented and partners with local K-12 schools. As such, we ask that artwork submitted be family friendly, this is a criterion that the jury will give serious consideration.  


DEADLINE Tuesday, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. PST. 

Please note that artwork submitted before February 1 will be considered for promotional purposes. 


MEDIUM Paintings must be in traditional materials, oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor

No works on giclée or any print-making process will be accepted, all artwork and references must be original. No digital or digitally altered images will be accepted.


Sculptures must be of permanent material such as bronze, 

  marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, or wood


DIMENSIONS Standard-Size Paintings: Please note that although there is no size limitation the jury committee will be very strict on admitting extremely large pieces (especially in width), as space is always a concern. 

Miniature Paintings: Maximum size, without frame,

cannot exceed 9" x 12" (108 square inches)


*For miniatures, frames cannot exceed 3” in width


Standard-Size Sculptures: Maximum width and depth 

  cannot exceed 7’ x 7’

For Large Works: Sculptor must also provide pedestals Miniature Sculptures: 14" in any direction

  Note: Sculptors must submit three digital images 

  of varying views of each entry

For Multiple Editions:  Provide edition number




PAYMENT Pay by credit card through Online Juried Shows at

COMMISSION Artist’s commission is 60% of the sold price


Payments for sold artworks will be distributed to artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.


RECEPTION  Friday, July 15, 2020, time TBD


LOCATION Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana, California 92706


SHIPPING INFO Out-of-town Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating and shipping all artwork to and from Box & Ship in Pasadena. Further shipping details will be provided upon acceptance. (Local Artists to deliver and pick up in person).



 1.  Details regarding catalogue and framing requirements will be sent to you upon acceptance.

2.  All works must be for sale.

3. Art submissions should be outstanding examples of your recent work and should not have been exhibited at other venues. 

4. Miniatures should be exceptional works of the highest quality.


Other Important Dates:


NOTIFICATIONS To be sent by Friday, March 25, 2022



Note: This includes Liability Waiver, Artist Check-list, Artist Statements, High Resolution Images (1MB minimum sent to



Box & Ship 

1010 Arroyo Parkway Unit 8

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 714-3002

Note: Write your name clearly on box(es), and place a pre-paid return label in box for expedited return. Please note that the typical turnaround for return shipping is 4 – 6 weeks.


*LOCAL IN PERSON DROP-OFF Thursday, July 9, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706

Specific delivery details will be provided. 


*LARGE SCULPTURE DROP-OFF Thursday, July 9, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, 

California 92706

Specific delivery details will be provided. 


*LOCAL ARTIST PICK-UP Monday, August 22 – Sunday, August 28, 2022


QUESTIONS Contact Manager of Exhibitions, Eire (Era) Hoke, at 626-583-9009 or


*Dates subject to change. Updated information will be provided with acceptance notification.

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