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City of Pleasanton, Firehouse Arts Center
12th Annual Fresh Works Juried Exhibition


Harrington Gallery 



12th Annual “FRESH WORKS” Juried Exhibition


Exhibition Term:  Saturday, March 23 through Saturday, May 18, 2024

Reception & Awards Ceremony:  Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for Entries:  Friday, February 23, 2024, 11:59 p.m.



4444 Railroad Avenue

Pleasanton, California   94566

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 520

Pleasanton, CA   94566

(925) 931-4840

Gallery Hours:  Wed. / Thurs. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

 Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Call for Artists - “Fresh Works” 12th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

Entries Accepted Through Friday, February 23, 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Exhibition Term:  Saturday, March 23 through Saturday, May 18, 2024

Reception & Awards:  Saturday, March 23, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Gary and Nancy Harrington Award: $750

Merit Awards (3): $350


4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, CA  94566 (Mailing address - P.O. Box 520)


Juror: Maria Naula 




The 12th annual “Fresh Works” juried exhibition is an open call to emerging and established artists who reside or work in the greater Bay Area. The group exhibition will be held at the Firehouse Arts Center’s Harrington Gallery which is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton, California, 94566



·      Artwork must be hand-delivered to the Harrington Gallery to be included. 

·      No shipping will be offered, and artists must be willing to cover shipping costs for non-local buyers.

·      All 2-D & 3-D media accepted (no jewelry).

·      Freestanding three-dimensional work must be appropriate size for display on 15” x 15” x 40” pedestal. 

·      Video art contingent upon space; artist must provide equipment. Contact for any video submissions.


Rules of Entry

·      All work must be original, completed within the last year, not previously exhibited in Pleasanton, and available for sale. 

·      No changes to title/pricing will be allowed after submission.

·      All submissions and payments must be made through Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.

·      Each artist may submit up to 3 entries. Submission fee is $45 for up to 3 entries. 

·      Exhibited works to be selected by juror with results available in your artist profile Friday, March 1, 2024.


Note: The City of Pleasanton discourages artwork entries that include significant elements of nudity, sexually explicit, overtly political or religious imagery and content, graphic depiction of violence, or profanity.


·      Size of finished work not to exceed 4 feet in any direction including frame.

·      Maximum weight of work up to 40 pounds.        

·      Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging according to the following requirements: 

o   FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with an opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top.


o   NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. 

·      Work must be clean, frames in good condition, Plexiglas preferred.  

·      Unframed canvas must have gallery wrapped sides

·      No wet paintings. 

·      Photography must be matted and framed, no prints on canvas. 

·      Prints on metal allowed but must be wired as specified above. 

·      Artwork not adequately prepared or formatted according to instructions will not be included in the exhibition

·      Artwork may not be removed by artist or buyer until Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

·      Please make arrangements to have someone pick up your artwork if you cannot come on that date, late pick-up fees apply (See Payment and Fees section).


Digital Entries

Artwork will be juried using digital images (jpgs) through Online Juried Shows: An entry is one individual artwork. Each artist may submit up to 3 entries for $45.



 ·      All entries must be submitted in a digital JPEG or JPG format, either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat.  

·      Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. 

·      Image quality is critical; poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. 

·      The digital image must accurately represent the painting.

·      Submitted images must not include matting or framing. 

·      Crop the photos to include only the artwork and be sure your images are right-side-up. 

·      Before uploading your images, make sure they are smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi

·      Complete instructions for DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS are found on

·      For help with your submissions, contact or 888-666-1351.



Payment and Fees

  • Entry fee of $45 covers up to 3 entries (fees are non-refundable).
  • There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibition.
  • Entries will be made online to Online Juried Shows:  Log in and click Enter This Show to begin.
  • Commission of 30% based on original price to the City of Pleasanton. 
  • Late Pick-up Fee: $5 per day per work will be charged if it is not picked up on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Artists may designate someone to pick their work up for them with prior notification to gallery staff.
  • Early delivery requests may be accommodated at staff discretion, fees may apply.



  • All work submitted must be for sale. The City of Pleasanton will handle artwork sales and tax and shall retain a 30% commission on all sales that occur during the exhibition or as a result of the exhibition.
  • Artist will be notified of sale and a W-9 form will be provided which must be completed, signed, and returned in order to receive payment. Artist commission payments will be processed approximately 3 weeks after receiving the W-9 form. 
  • Work will be insured for the sales price less 30% from the time of delivery, in duly noted condition, until the specified pick-up date. In the case of an insurance claim, proof of prior sales/valuation of work would be required. 


Awards and Publicity 

·      A $750 Gary and Nancy Harrington Award will be presented at the exhibition reception.

·      Three Merit Awards of $350 each, and a number of Honorable Mention Awards will also be presented. 

·      Acceptances and awards will be selected by the juror. Cash awards and honorable mentions will be presented at the reception.

·      Exhibition will be promoted via print and digital media. 

·      Postcards available to participants at day of artwork delivery.

·      The City of Pleasanton reserves the right to use submitted images for promotional purposes. 



For Additional Information


Please contact or (925) 931-4840

For help with your entries, contact or 888-666-1351





Exhibition Dates:  Saturday, March 23 through Saturday, May 18, 2024

Deadline:  Entries and Payment due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024

Notifications:  Notifications sent via email by Friday, March 1, 2024. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile

Bio/Statements Due: Friday, March 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (At Artwork Delivery)

Delivery of Work: Friday, March 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Opens: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

Reception and Awards: Saturday, March 23, 2024, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Awards Ceremony at 1:30 p.m.)

Exhibition Closes:  Saturday, May 18, 2024, 3:00 p.m.  

Pick-up of Work:  Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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