Call to Artists:
Ventura County Artist Showcase


Ventura County Arts Council invites you to submit proposals for art to be displayed in Ventura storefront windows. During this difficult time, we seek to provide opportunities for artists and uplift for many viewers outside of the traditional gallery setting.

The location of the exhibition space is a new building on a busy section of Victoria at Moon. Each of four storefront windows will be dedicated to a unified installation created by a single artist or created as a collaborative project by more than one artist.

2020 was a year of challenge, grief, longing, questioning, reflection and, hopefully, insight. To kick off the new year, we are looking for artwork that represents your experience of this time. Selected artists will conceive of each window as a diorama, a space in which an installation of accumulation, sculptural pieces, work in any medium uses the three-dimensional space dynamically. The theme will present representationally or abstractly an aspect of what this period of history means to you. To be readable from the street and sidewalk, the work needs to be bold, designed for visual impact. Visit the current show to get a feel. Submissions will be juried by a panel of Ventura County artists.

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Eligibility: All residents of Ventura County are eligible to submit proposals. Artists selected for previous showcase not eligible.

Deadline for submissions: February 17, 2021

Notification date: March 1, 2021

Exhibition Dates: March 11 - June 9, 2021

Submission fees: Up to three projects may be submitted for consideration. Submit one project for $20; two projects for a total of $30; or three projects for a total of $35.

Description of spaces available:
There are three storefront display windows with drywall walls and overhead tract lighting that turns on at night. There are no electrical outlets in the displays. Installations will be assembled on site, and all components must pass through a utility-style door that is 24 inches wide. Minimal impact to the walls, glass, and carpeted flooring is required.

SPACE 1 – Single wall
231” W x 100” H x 24” D

SPACE 2 - Main wall, corner and adjacent smaller wall
Main wall: 137” W x 100” H x 24” D
Smaller adjacent wall: 72” W x 100” H x 24” D

SPACE 3 - Single wall
158” W x 100” H x 24” D

SPACE 4 - Main wall, corner and adjacent smaller wall
Main wall: 137” W x 100” H x 24” D
Smaller adjacent wall: 30” W x 100” H x 24” D

Check out the building at:
1985 S Victoria Ave.
Ventura, CA 93003
(At the intersection of Moon Dr.)

Note: The windows do receive direct light and are not UV safe. Materials used should be able to withstand exposure and, at times intense heat, depending on time of day. The short run of the show and time of year should help to modify the impacts of these elements, but please be aware that some fading may occur. VCAC cannot be responsible for any changes to artwork during the exhibition. We are not able to suspend artwork from the ceiling.

For questions, contact Ventura County Arts Council at (805) 658-2213 or info@vcartscouncil.org.

Ventura County Artist Showcase
Application Form

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