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Cats & Dogs
Fifth Annual Reigning Cats & Dogs Show

Fifth Annual Reigning Cats & Dogs Art Show

October 8 - 21, 2024

11:00am - 4:00pm Daily

Gallery 21

Spanish Village Art Center

Balboa Park


Benefits San Diego Humane

Society and Feral Cat Coalition



Exhibition - A juried Fine Art Exhibit honoring all varieties of felines and canines, domestic and wild.


Awards – Cash awards for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. There will also be 4 Honorable Mention awards (product).


Eligibility – Open to all artists residing in San Diego County. All 2D and 3D original artwork created within the last 2 years acceptable. No giclee prints. Work must be original to the artist, not derived from copyrighted or published material. No student work please.


Sales – All work must be for sale and must remain hanging until the close of the show on October 21. Artist will receive 60% of sale, with a 20% commission to Gallery 21, and 20% donation to benefit the San Diego Humane Society and Feral Cat Coalition. There will also be merchandise available for sale to benefit the Feral Cat Coalition.


Juror – Our juror, Susan Osborn, taught art at The Bishops School in La Jolla for seventeen years. At her home studio, she works in assemblage, drawing and painting. Her work reveals a love of energy through line, texture and color.


Ms. Osborn’s work is in collections in the United States, Europe & Japan. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women (25th edition.) She has received a Visual Artists Assistance Award from the State of California, awards at the San Diego Museum of Art, the San Diego Art Institute, the Bonita Museum and the Small Image Show. She is a member of the National Collage Society, Artist Alliance (OMA), San Diego Museum of Art and President of West Coast Drawing. For more about Susan:


Specifications – 2D work must be framed or have all sides of piece finished, and have wire attached to back for hanging. No saw tooth hangers. Work cannot exceed 40 inches in any direction. Glazed work over 18 inches must use Plexiglas.


All 2D and 3D original artwork acceptable. 2D work may include all mediums including mixed media. 3D freestanding works cannot exceed 36 inches in height. Work requiring a

pedestal must be no more than 15” wide at the base and must not weigh over 30 pounds. No work requiring electricity.


Gallery Hours – Gallery 21 is in a high-traffic tourist area and is open every day from 11 AM to 4 PM. Each accepted artist gets the opportunity to sit the Gallery for a half day or full day. Additional days are appreciated. Those unavailable for a shift are required to pay a $30 sitters fee. If you would like to be a sitter please let us know at take in.


Submission of Entry – All entries will be submitted electronically on OnlineJuriedShows. Log in and click Enter This Show to begin your submissions.  Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include mat and frame. Before uploading your images make sure they are right side up, smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side, and 72dpi. Images should be in JPEG. format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at

If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please contact or 888-666-1351


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Fees – Entry fee is $30 for the first two entries and $10 for each additional entry. Entry fees are non-refundable. They must be paid by the entry deadline. After you have submitted,

continue to check out. Pay through PayPal or with a credit card and receive your receipt. Acceptance is not guaranteed. No limit on number of entries. Any questions about our show entry contact us at:


Miscellaneous – Although the utmost care will be taken in handling artwork, Gallery 21 and the organizers of the Reigning Cats and Dogs Art Show cannot be responsible for damage or loss, whatever the cause. Artists should carry their own insurance. Please remember to place the following information on the back

of your work: your name, title, medium, size and price.



Susan Salazar, Vicky DeLong and Deb Gargula


Calendar of Events:


June 8 - Entries Open


Sep 8 - Entries Close


Sep 22 - Notification of Acceptance. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile


Oct 8. – Delivery of Accepted artwork to Gallery 21 

9am -11:30 am

No Shipped Work


Oct 9 - Exhibit Opens

11am - 4pm Daily


Oct 13 - Reception and Awards

4 - 6 pm


Oct 21 - Exhibit Closes at 4pm

Pick up artwork

4:00-5:30 pm


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