2017 Calendar of Competitive Shows


The Ventura County Arts Council Presents

(Subject to Change)

FREE JURYING & CASH AWARDS

County Government Center • Hall of Administration • Atrium Gallery

800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura, CA • Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm  and Holidays


1
Shadows

Hazy Versions of Ourselves & Surroundings

Friday, January 13th -- Tuesday, February 28th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, December 28th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, January 6th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, January 11th
Reception:  Friday, January 27th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, March 1st

2
Abstracts

3 Floors of Abstract Work in Any Medium

Friday, March 3rd -- Tuesday, April 11th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, June 23rd
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, June 30th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, July 5th
Reception:  Friday, July 21st 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, August 23rd

3
California Landscapes

High Mountains to Low Deserts

Friday, April 14th -- Tuesday, May 23rd

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, March 31st
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, April 7th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, April 12th
Reception:  Friday, April 28th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, May 24th

4
Rising Tides

Seascapes Above & Below Given Higher Sea Levels

Friday, May 26th -- Tuesday, July 4th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, may 12th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, May 19th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, may 24th
Reception:  Friday, June 9th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, July 5th

5
Portraits

3 Floors of People Up Close

Friday, July 7th -- Tuesday, August 22nd

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, June 23rd
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, June 30th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, July 5th
Reception:  Friday, July 21st 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, August 23rd

6
Dimensional Art

2D Work With Real Depth

Friday, August 25th -- Tuesday, October 10th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, August 11th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, August 18th Art Take-in: Wednesday, August 23rd
Reception:  Friday, September 8thth 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, October 11th

7
"Quilts Abound"

3 Floors of Traditional, Modern & Art Quilts

Friday, October 13th -- Tuesday, November 28th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, September 29th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, October 6th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, October 11th
Reception:  Friday, October 27th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, November 29th

8
County Employee | Retiree Show

"A National Arts Program Competition"

Friday, December 1st -- Tuesday, January 10th, 2018

*Applications due to VCAC: Friday, November 20th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, November 28th 4p - 7p
Thursday, Novemebr 29th 7a - 10a
Reception & Awards Ceremony: 
Friday, December 15th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, January 11th, 2018


Go to to review detailed "Call to Artists" for each show and for instructions on submitting artwork to br juried for each show.

* Submissions by the deadline are typically given priority over those received after the dealine. Notice of acceptance is sent about one week later.

The Atrium Gallery is managed by the VCAC to provide a wide array of visual arts from diverse artists for the community's enjoyment and education, while coexisting within an active public workplace. Juried competetive shows are held throughout the year with the upper floor occaisionally used for curated exhibitions (not shown above). The VCAC usually juries submissions to competitive shows, but it secures outside Judges to select award winners. Jurying is FREE; artists only pay for work that is juried into a show (at rates that are coparable to other galleries). Approximately 3000 citizens and 1200 employees pass through the gallery daily. Its three floors includes some 400 linear feet of exhibit walls as well as limited room for free-standing small and large three-dimensional work. One-off "installation pieces" are welcomed; give us a proposal. for more imformation contact the atrium gallery at gallery@vcartscouncil.org and visit our website at www.VCArtsCouncil.org and view images of the gallery.

 

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