2020 Calendar of Competitive Shows

The Ventura County Arts Council Presents

(Subject to Change)


County Government Center • Hall of Administration • Atrium Gallery

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


Reflecting on the last 10 and the next 10 years

Friday, January 10th -- Tuesday, February 25th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, December 27th, 2019
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, January 3rd
Art Take-in: Wednesday, January 8th
Reception:  Friday, January 24th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, February 26th


Artworks where love fills the frame

Friday, February 28th -- Tuesday, April 7th

*Submissions for Jurying: Friday, February 14th
Jury Selections Notice: Friday, February 21st
Art Take-in: Wednesday, February 26th
Reception:  Friday, March 13th 5:30p - 7:00p
Art Pick-up: Wednesday, April 8th


Feel | Appearance | Consistency


*Submissions for Jurying: Cancelled
Jury Selections Notice: Cancelled
Art Take-in: Cancelled
Reception:  Cancelled
Art Pick-up: Cancelled


Addressing your surroundings

Online exhibition beginning Friday, August 21st

Submissions of images for jurying to VCAC by: Friday, August 14th
Submissions after the deadline will be considered when feasible.
Acceptance notification via email on or about: Monday, August 17th
Exhibition posted online: Friday, August 21st
Online (Zoom) Reception & Awards Ceremony:
Friday, September 4th at 5:30p on Zoom
Details will be forwarded to participants to share with friends and post on the web/social media sites.


Art along your path

Dates TBA

*Submissions for Jurying: TBA
Jury Selections Notice: TBA
Art Take-in: TBA
Reception:  TBA
Art Pick-up: TBA

Out West

Occidental adventure | Majestic beauty

Dates TBA

*Submissions for Jurying: TBA
Jury Selections Notice: TBA
Art Take-in: TBA
Reception:  TBA
Art Pick-up: TBA


Source | Ancestry | Motive

Dates TBA

*Submissions for Jurying: TBA
Jury Selections Notice: TBA
Art Take-in: TBA
Reception:  TBA
Art Pick-up: TBA

County Employee | Retiree Show

"A National Arts Program Competition"

Dates TBA

*Applications due to VCAC: TBA
Art Take-in: TBA
Reception & Awards Ceremony: 
Art Pick-up: TBA

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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