2019 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
Treasures

What Do You Value

Friday, January 11th -- Tuesday, February 26th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, December 28th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, January 4th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, January 9th
Reception:  Friday, January 25th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, February 27th

2
Up Close

Artworks Where The Subject Fills The Frame

Friday,March 1st -- Tuesday, April 9th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, February 15th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, February 22nd
Art Take-in: Wednesday, February 27th
Reception:  Friday, March 15th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, April 10th

3
Hey Look At This

Bold, Freshly Created Art Pieces

Friday, April 12th -- Tuesday, May 21st

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, May 10th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, May 17th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, May 22nd
Reception:  Friday, June 7th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, July 10th

4
Slow Down | Speed Up

Addressing Pace of Contemporary Life

Friday, May 24th -- Tuesday, July 9th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, May 10th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, May 17th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, May 22nd
Reception:  Friday, July 7th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, July 10th

5
Illogical | Illusion

Art That Confounds

Friday, July 12th -- Tuesday, August 20th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, June 28th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, July 5th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, July 10th
Reception:  Friday, July 26th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, August 21st

6
Essence

Intrinsic Nature | Indispensable Quality

Friday, August 23rd -- Tuesday, October 8th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, August 9th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, August 16th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, August 21st
Reception:  Friday, September 6th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, October 9th

7
In Conclusion

Endings | Resolution | Finale

Friday, October 11th -- Tuesday, November 26th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, September 27th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, October 4th
Art Take-in: Wednesday, October 9th
Reception:  Friday, October 25th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, November 27th

8
County Employee | Retiree Show

"A National Arts Program Competition"

Friday, November 29th -- Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

*Applications due to VCAC: Friday, November 22nd
Art Take-in: Wednesday, November 26th 4p - 7p
Thursday, November 27th 7a - 10a
Reception & Awards Ceremony: 
Friday, December 13th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020


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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