Competitions 12th Annual 2017 California Open
U.S. National Deadline: July 3, 2017 – The 12th Annual 2017 California Open is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery, an artist-owned gallery now located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd, near LACMA and the Craft and Folk Arts Museum.
TAG features emerging and mid-career artists of Southern California. Previously located at Bergamot Station, our new exhibition space is 5,400 sq. ft., twice the size of our previous gallery space. We are excited about our new, bigger space and will be able to accept more CA applicants and bigger work this year!
The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older in the disciplines of Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Print-making, Photography, and Sculpture. Accepted work will be exhibited at TAG Gallery from the 9th – 26th of August 2017, and all work will be for sale. No video, film, installments or artwork that requires special installation or assembly. Work must be original.
Curator Scott Canty earned a BFA in drawing and painting from California State University Long Beach. Canty worked for the City of Torrance’s Joslyn Art Center as art instructor and was the Center’s Art Curator. Canty has worked as the Director of exhibitions at the Palos Verdes Art Center.
Recently, Canty held the positions of Art Curator with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Senior Curator for the LAX ART Exhibition Program and was Curator and interim Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. His position as curator helped organize exhibitions for other City facilities and programs for 30 years.
First Place: $1000
Second Place: $500
Third Place: $250
(3) Valerie Mendez Memorial Honorable Mention Awards
$50 for the first three entries. Additional entries $10 each; maximum six entries. All fees are non-refundable.
Entries are limited to six (6) pieces completed since 2011 and not shown previously at TAG Gallery. TAG artists are not eligible.
Results of the jurying will be communicated after July 14, 2017.
All work must be available for sale. There is a 50% commission to TAG Gallery on sales during the exhibition and 30 days subsequent to the close of the exhibition.
TAG is a fine art gallery located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd on Museum Row and represents award-winning contemporary Southern California artists working in all mediums and styles.
The gallery has provided established artists a venue to showcase their work to the public since 1993 in an artist owned gallery and provides creative freedom to its artists allowing them to explore new media, techniques and subject matter.
5458 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036