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California Art Club
112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition



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 112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition will be held again at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana


The exhibition dates are Sunday, July 9 to Sunday, September 10, 2023, with the Exhibition Preview and Artists’ Gala on Saturday, July 8.




Since its 1909 inception, the California Art Club has been dedicated to promoting and preserving 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.

  Please note that Associate Artist Members are not eligible to submit.

WHAT                                     112th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition


WHEN                                      Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, September 10, 2023                             


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.

All entries will be submitted 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                                 Wednesday, 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. 

·       Artwork submitted cannot have been displayed in any other exhibition, CAC or otherwise. If it is discovered that accepted artwork has been displayed in another exhibition, the artwork will be forfeited from showing in the exhibition. 


Sculptures must be of permanent material, such as bronze, marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, resin or wood


 DIMENSIONS                            Standard-Size Paintings: Please note that although there is no height limitation, the width of the painting cannot exceed 48 inches. (Maximum width, 48” without frame)


Miniature Paintings: Maximum size, without frame,

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


*For miniatures, frames cannot exceed 2 inches in width


                                                Standard-Size SculpturesMaximum 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


ENTRY FEE                                $80


PAYMENT                                Pay by credit card or PayPal through OnlineJuriedShows 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, or when funds are available. 


RECEPTION                               Saturday, July 8, 2023 at the Bowers Museum


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.

5. Miniature’s frames will be restricted to 2” width


Other Important Dates:            _________________________________________________________


NOTIFICATIONS                        On or around Monday, March 20


CATALOGUE MATERIALS DUE    Friday, March 31, 2023


Note: This includes Liability Waiver, Artist Check-list, Artist Statements (limited to 100 words max), and High Resolution Images (1MB minimum) Send to:      



Box & Ship 

Attn: CAC Gold Medal

1010 Arroyo Parkway Unit 8

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 714-3002


Shipments must be received at Box & Ship no later than Friday, June 23, 2023.


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 after artwork is picked-up from the museum.


Return shipments will be picked up by Box & Ship on Thursday, September 14, 2023 from the Bowers Museum. 


*LOCAL IN PERSON DROP-OFF   June 29 – 30, 2023 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  RSVP Requested

Specific delivery details will be provided.


RSVP Requested

Specific delivery details will be provided.

*LOCAL ARTIST PICK-UP Sunday, September 10, between 4 – 6 p.m. and Tuesday, September 12 – Wednesday, September 13; between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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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