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5th Annual Juried Art Show at the Piedmont Center for the Arts

Event Dates: 1/7/18 - 1/29/18
Entry Deadline: 11/6/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Piedmont Center for the Arts): $40.00

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The 5th Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimenional works by Bay Area artists.  Featuring original art created within the past two years, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of California, Associate Curator, Art and Material Culture and Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Thanks to the courtesy of the John P. Thornborrow Memorial Endowment Fund, total cash awards of $4,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, January 12, 2018

ELIGIBILITY:  Must reside/work within the nine countries of the Greater Bay Area Artists including: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

SUBMISSIONS: $40 Entry Fee.  

EXHIBITION DATES:  January 12 – February 11, 2018; Opening Reception: Friday, January 12, 6-8 pm

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the Bay Area.

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is honored to have two distinguished jurors: 

1)  Carin Adams, Oakland Museum of California, Associate Curator, Art and Material Culture is the Associate Curator of Art and Material Culture at the Oakland Museum of California. In 2014, she led the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, which featured contemporary art alongside Asian and Asian American popular culture. More recent projects include the special exhibition Yo-Yos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts and the re-installation of the Craft section of the Gallery of California Art. Her upcoming projects include a site-specific commission by the Los Angeles-based art collective FriendsWithYou and a special exhibition featuring the life and work of J. B. Blunk. 

2)  Jenny Gheith, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Assistant is assistant curator of painting and sculpture at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) where she recently organized A Slow Succession with Many Interruptions (2016–2017), New Work: Park McArthur (2017), and co-curated the upcoming exhibition 2017 SECA Art Award: Alicia McCarthy, Liam Everett, Sean McFarland, and Lindsey White.  She served as curator for New Work: Alessandro Pessoli (2012); New Work: Leonor Antunes (2016) and Paul Klee: Portraits (2012) and co-curator for the 2012 SECA Art Award: Zarouhie Abdalian, Josh Faught, Jonn Herschend, and David Wilson (2013); Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley, featuring commissions by Spencer Finch, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Kateřina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder (2013–14); and Markus Schinwald (2014, co-organized with the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts). At SFMOMA she assisted with the Campaign for Art: Contemporary (2016); Mark Bradford (2012); Contemporary Painting: 1960 to the Present (2012); and Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection (2010–2013).  Previously she was program director for the Society for Contemporary Art and curatorial assistant at the Art Institute of Chicago where she managed the focus exhibition series featuring artists James Bishop, Mel Bochner, Monica Bonvicini, Vincent Fecteau, Jana Gunstheimer, Richard Hawkins, Gulnara Kasmalieva and Muratbek Djumaliev, William Pope.L, and Mario Ybarra Jr. Gheith holds a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in humanities with an emphasis in art history and music and an MA in art history, theory, and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Cash awards: 1st place - $2,500, 2nd - $1,000, 3rd- $500 plus Honorable Mentions.  The Center does not take a commission for art works sold through the show but a 10% voluntary donation is suggested.

All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years.  Artists can submit a maximum of three (3) images.  Entry fee is $40.  All works must be able to be hung on the wall to be considered (wired for easy hanging) and are limited to 48 x 36 inches including frame and may not exceed 30 lbs.  ONLY 2 dimensional media will be accepted, including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, printmaking, all paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, watercolor, graphite. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS Monday, NOVEMBER 6th, 2017.  If you have any questions, please contact

Exhibit Terms and Information:


1.    ARTWORKS must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered, already with wire on back, no other hanging devices on back are acceptable.  Wire attached with D-rings are preferable.  We do not drill screws or nails into our walls so D-rings and wires are the only method for hanging art.

2.    Art will be selected by designated jurors; notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be e-mailed. Note: The Piedmont Center for the Arts discourages artwork entries that include significant elements of sexually explicit imagery, overtly political or religious content, graphic depiction of violence, or profanity.

3.    Size of finished work to be a maximum of 36” x 48” including frame, and maximum weight of 30 lbs. Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging, FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top, wire not visible. NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. Work must be clean, frames in good condition, use Plexiglas only (no glass). Unframed canvas and panels must have gallery finished sides; no staples visible. No wet paintings. Photography must be limited edition prints, matted and framed under Plexiglas. Artwork not adequately prepared will not be accepted into exhibition.

Artwork may not be removed by artist or buyer until Sunday, February 11.  Pick up is between 3:00-5:00 pm (however, special arrangements can be made to pick up between 12-3 pm that day as well). Please make arrangements to have someone pick up your art if you cannot come on that date, as late pick-up fees apply; subject to a $5 per piece per day storage fee. Artists may designate someone to pick their work up for them with prior notification to Center. 

The Piedmont Center for the Arts will NOT handle sales of works.  All sale inquiries will be directed to the artist.  A voluntary donation of 10% is asked from any sales to help support the non-profit organization of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.   

Work will NOT be insured by the Piedmont Center for the Arts.  Artists are strongly encouraged to insure artworks on their own policies.

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is not responsible for any loss, injury, damage, or theft of artwork. We recommend that The Artist maintain insurance The Piedmont Center for the Arts. In no event shall The Piedmont Center for the Arts nor the Board of Directors will be liable for any injury, loss, damage, theft or disappearance of or to property. All reasonable efforts will be made by The Piedmont Center for the Arts to protect artwork from accidental damage or breakage. Insurance liability for accidental damage or breakage is not provided by The Piedmont Center for the Arts.


 Exhibit will be announced via web page, email newsletters to mailing list, and press releases to Bay Area media contacts.  A flyer will be generated for participating artists to distribute and will be sent electronically to participating artists (no postcards). The Piedmont Center for the Arts reserves the right to use submitted images for promotional purposes.

Participating artists are asked to snail mail or bring with them their bio and/or statement for inclusion in the Artist Information Notebook by or before January 7th. Mail, unfolded, to Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA  94611.



       Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 6, 2017 (9:00 pm)

       Selected Artists Notified: Tuesday, December 11, 2017 (before 5 pm)

·       Artwork Drop-Off Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2018 between 4:00-7:00 pm

·       Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 12 – Sunday, February 11, 2018

Gallery viewing every Saturday and Sunday during show from 12 noon – 3pm

·       Opening Date: Friday, January 12th, 6:00-8:00 pm

·       Artists' Reception: Friday, January 12th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

·       Artwork Pick-Up Date: Sunday, February 11th, 3:00 – 5:00 pm