30 Aug 2016

Competitions Marvelous! International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage & Construction

Sebastopol Center for the ArtsSebastopol, California, United States


Opportunity Description

International Deadline: November 9, 2016 – Today, the mediums of collage and assemblage – deeply rooted in the early 20th century – have spun in a myriad of marvelous directions. We are celebrating this mixed-media evolution with an exhibition of the most outstanding work today from collage and assemblage artists around the world. We encourage you to enter your work in this first major California international exhibition in decades devoted specifically to the medium. We expect “marvelous” press, attention, and visitors!

Exhibition will take place January 6 – February 12, 2017,


  • Open to all artists, nationally and internationally
  • Collage (analog and digital), Assemblage, Construction, in all mediums and styles
  • Maximum of 3 pieces (art work) per artist
  • Work can be wall hung, free standing or pedestal mounted
  • Maximum size: all work must fit through a 6 x 6.5’ doorway (105” on diagonal)
  • Wall hung work may not weigh over 50lbs
  • Wall hung work needs to be wired and ready to hang
  • Free standing work may not exceed 114” in height
  • All work must be original
  • SCA reserves the right of refusal on all work that is too fragile to be displayed properly and safely
  • All work must NOT have been previously shown in the Gallery at SCA

Best of Show $1000, and other awards


– John Hundt
John Hundt is a painter and collage artist whose works are reminiscent of scientific diagrams of plant and animal life recorded for historic purposes. He has been working in the collage medium for over thirty years. He has shown throughout the US and Europe. John attended San Francisco Art Institute and the New York Studio program. His work is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery (SF), Aeterna Gallery (Los Angeles), and Lauren Davies Projects (Cleveland). John lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma County, California with his wife and their four terriers.

– Sherry Parker
Sherry Parker was first introduced to collage in New York in the late Sixties where she was a player in Ray Johnson’s Correspondence School and was seduced by “the addictive magic of collage and collaboration.” She has been working in the collage medium since 1987 and has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Santa Fe, Seattle, Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco, and throughout Northern California.
Parker spent her professional career in advertising and marketing. For two decades, she was in account management with J Walter Thompson, D’Arcy, and DDB Needham. In 1990, she founded Parker Jones Marketing Research from which she retired in 2007 to pursue art full time.

Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a graduate degree in French Literature from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

– Cecil Touchon
Cecil Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist. He is co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, director of the group’s Ontological Museum, and the founding director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction based in Santa Fe. Widely recognized and exhibited throughout the world, Touchon’s work appears in the collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. He participated in the Venice Biennial in 2001 and 2009. He is author of the book, The Art of Collage: Selected Works on Paper (2010). He lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

SCA Members $15 per entry or 3 entries for $35 (membership is $40 annually)
Non-members $20 per entry or 3 entries for $50


  1. Review complete Prospectus here (.pdf)
  2. Apply online here.

Work will be selected from online submission only. The juror will view all images in an anonymous manner. Jury results will be posted on “www.sebarts.org, visual arts, jury results” on November 18, 2016 after 1:00 pm.

Artists receive 60% of the sales price of work that is sold. Indicate clearly on form if not for sale NFS.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts is one of the most vibrant arts organizations in Sonoma County, and in Northern California. More than 20,000 people each year visit an exhibition, or attend a performance, class or event that we present. With programs in the visual, performing, literary and film arts it means there’s always something happening at our Center.

Sebastopol Center for the Arts
282 S. High Street
Sebastopol, CA 95472

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 11 Nov thru Dec and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Sales. Opportunity expires in 13 days.

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