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1 Jan 2021

Compete 7th Annual Crow Show

The Studio Door San Diego, California, United States

Opportunity Description

U.S. National Deadline: March 1, 2021 – THE CROW SHOW 2021 is the seventh national annual exhibition of visual arts running from April 3 – 24, 2021 produced by The Studio Door.

Lucky number seven. This exhibition is our most popular visual arts exhibit bringing artists from across the nation to celebrate the Crow. Having taken on mythological importance, Crows appear in all parts of the world. In folklore, they may foreshadow tragedy or usher in good news. The reality is a highly intelligent bird capable of social interactions. In recent years, the crow has become a muse to many artists.

This annual exhibition seeks to represent the many faces of the Crow in reality and fantasy. Show us what the Crow means to you [Creative interpretations of all black birds, ravens and other Corvus species are acceptable].

THE CROW SHOW is conceived as a national show (USA). Due to the costs of shipping and potential customs issues, International artists are welcome to participate exclusively in the online portion of the exhibition.

Fine Art: Painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, assemblage, collage, mixed media, fiber art, artist book, ceramics, stoneware, stain glass and sculpture.  Oversized jewelry that can be defined as fine art is acceptable for this show.

This exhibition does not accept small jewelry, video, film, performance art, installation and works requiring an external electrical source.

Submissions must be the artist’s original work.

Andrew Utt, Executive Director of Lux Art Institute – Encinitas, California

Lux Art Institute is redefining the museum experience to make art more accessible and personally meaningful. The institute acts as San Diego County’s primary source for educating the public about the creative process, from conceptual development through the act of making. Best known for its seasonal residency program, Lux Art Institute is located on a four acre parcel overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon with buildings designed by Renzo Zecchetto and Anne Sneed.


— Best in Show
A Juror’s Award certificate and a check for $100 will be presented to three artists for artworks that express the most imaginative interpretation of the theme. Exhibition catalogs will be available online print-on-demand.

— Gallery & Online Gallery
There are two opportunities to get into this show. The juror will select works that will be exhibited at The Studio Door gallery in San Diego. Additionally, the juror will select works that will be shown in the on-line gallery only. This allows for more works to be seen beyond the limitations of the main gallery. You have the option to declare “in gallery”, “on-line gallery” or both during the application process. All accepted works regardless of “in gallery” or “online gallery” are eligible for Best in Show.

— Catalog
All artwork selected, both gallery and online, will be included in the national exhibition virtual catalog.

An entry consists of one to three submissions of images. Payment of $35 per initial entry and $5 for per additional media.

Artists will be notified by 3/6/21. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email.

60% of the sale will go to the artists and 40% of the sale will go to the Studio Door. Items sold must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.


  • 03/01/21 10:59 PST • Call for Artists – Closing of Call
  • 03/06/21 Artists Notification Date
  • 03/26/21 Final Receive Date for Shipping
  • 02/27/21 Drop Off Artwork (local): Noon – 7 PM
  • 04/03/21 Show Opens to the Public
  • 04/03/21 Public Reception 6 PM – 9 PM *
  • 04/24/21 Show Closes
  • 04/27/21 Artwork Pick Up Date
  • 04/28/21 Artwork Shipping Date
  • 05/24/21 Artist Commission Checks Deadline

The Studio Door is an arts incubator dedicated to the creative marketplace and the promotion of contemporary artists. The core of our activities are to assist artists with the business side of selling art as well as creating opportunities to bring greater attention to San Diego’s visual artists. Located along the 30th Corridor in North Park, The Studio Door showcases a new art gallery, working artists studios, art instruction and art-to-market programming to help promote contemporary artists. Additionally, The Studio Door is a community partner to the regions artists, arts organizations and art industry.

The Studio Door
3750 30th St
San Diego, California 92104
t: (619) 255-4920

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April, Open to U.S. Artists Only, and Special Opportunities. Benefits: Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Online, In-Kind Benefit, and Sales.

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