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13 Jan 2023

Compete 2023 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition

Sanchez Art Center Pacifica, California, United States

Sanchez Art Center

Opportunity Description

U.S. Multi-State Deadline:  January 31, 2023 – Sanchez Art Center announces a call for artists to enter our 2023 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition. Open to all California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii artists age 18 and older. All fine arts visual media will be considered.

The exhibition will run April 14 – May 21, 2023.

Born in the Philippines and raised in the high desert of Southern California, Renee Villasenor (they/them) is an arts worker and curator based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Ramaytush Ohlone homelands. Villasenor’s work is informed by their experiences as a queer, Undocumented immigrant, and their love of affect theory. They are dedicated to dismantling white supremacy within arts institutions and expanding the boundaries of curatorial work through community-centered collaboration, intergenerational storytelling, and care.

Villasenor is currently the inaugural Programs Manager and Curatorial Associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art in San Francisco. Prior to joining the ICA SF, Villasenor was the Assistant Manager of Public Programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young/Legion of Honor).

2 Exhibition Awards ($250 plus an exhibition in 2024);
2 Merit Awards ($250)

Artists may submit up to 20 entries, including 18 jpegs and up to 2 videos. The non-refundable fee for each image or video entered is $15.


Sales are encouraged. SAC retains a 30% commission on any works sold. Artists should include the 30% commission in the sales price. Sales tax will be administered by SAC.


  • Jan 31, 11 pm PST- Entry Deadline
  • Feb 20 – Accepted artists notified by 5 pm
  • Apr2, 2:30–6:30 pm & MON APR 3, 1–5 pm – Hand-deliver work
  • Apr 3, 5 pm – Deadline to receive shipped work
  • Apr 3, 5 pm – Deadline to change label information
  • Apr 3, 5 pm – Deadline to receive high quality (240-300 dpi) jpg of work
  • Apr 14, 7-9 pm – Show Opening
  • May 21, 5–6:30 pm- Pick up work
  • May 22, 10 am–12 pm – Pick up work

The mission of Sanchez Art Center is to create community through art. Sanchez Art Center was established in 1996 when artists and community members converted an old school into a multi-use arts complex that now includes 3 galleries, 19 art studios, an arts classroom, and the Mildred Owen Concert Hall. Sanchez Art Center offers exhibitions by established and emerging artists. We make art accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds by offering a variety of free exhibitions and lectures, affordable studio rentals, workshops and classes for teens and adults, and after-school art classes and summer camps for kids, as well as community art projects and opportunities.

Sanchez Art Center
1220-B Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044

Opportunity Categories: + Open to All Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb and Open to U.S. Multi-State. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Online, and Sales.

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