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20 Dec 2022

Compete Yosemite Renaissance 38

Yosemite Renaissance Oakhurst, California, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 1, 2023 – The annual Yosemite Renaissance Exhibition offers artists inspired by Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada a unique opportunity to promote their work. The exhibit opens at the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley, then travels to other art centers across California.

For over 150 years, artists have played an important role in the establishment of our state and national parks, inspiring people to visit iconic natural sites, and to protect our natural resources. Yosemite Renaissance is dedicated to this ideal.

The exhibit is open to visual artists and artisans working in all media including but not limited to: oil & acrylic painting, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, printmaking, photography, digital art, drawing, fiber art, glass, woodworking, jewelry, ceramics, and sculpture. No film, video, interactive media or performance. Original works only. Limited edition prints and other multiples (photographs and digital/computer art) are allowed. No reproductions. Submitted works must be created in the last 5 years.

Subject matter must be related to the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite National Park and the California Sierra Nevada region.

Both representational and non-representational submissions are allowed. We encourage artist who apply to celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature, but also to consider and explore environmental issues, ecology, biology, forestry, community, political, spiritual and cultural subjects.

Yosemite Renaissance encourages innovation. The mastery of traditional media, technical expertise, style and personal vision are important factors in the selection process, jurors will also consider the use of new tools, technologies and materials, and innovative applications of traditional media.

The exhibit opens at Gallery 5, Yosemite Gateway Art Center in Oakhurst in March 2023, then travels to Kings Art Center in Hanford, Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, the historic Yosemite National Park Museum Gallery in the heart of Yosemite Valley, and MCAC Circle Gallery in Madera.

$4000 in cash awards will be presented at the Yosemite Museum reception in February 2022.

$25 per first entry, $15 per additional entry. Maximum of 8 entries.


All works submitted must be available for sale. Yosemite Renaissance retains a 40% commission on sales. Once accepted for the exhibition, submitted works must be sold through Yosemite Renaissance, until the close of the exhibit.

Yosemite Renaissance is a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by Mariposa County, Stellar Gallery, Visit Yosemite Madera County, the National Park Service, and by individual donors.

Help us inspire the public to preserve and protect our parks and wild places through art!

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Extended Deadlines, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Traveling, and Sales.

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