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Arts Visalia Visual Art Center is now accepting applications for 2021-2022!

DEADLINE: September 4th, 2020

Open to International, National, and Regional Artists!  Free to Apply!!
Accepting applications in all media with exception to performance.

ABOUT US:

Arts Visalia is a nonprofit community art center located in downtown Visalia, California. Our gallery features diverse monthly exhibitions of regionally, nationally and internationally recognized artists. Visalia, CA has 137,000 residents, and is located in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley.  The Arts Visalia Visual Art Center has two exhibition spaces, our large main gallery space, and a smaller feature gallery. Each space is available for one month exhibitions and both may be used for the same artist.

The exhibitions will be selected by a jury committee. Packages may be dropped off at the gallery, but will not be reviewed or discussed with the artist at that time. It may take several months before we come to a decision; should we be interested or have any questions, we will contact the artist.

Our gallery schedules exhibitions in a two-year cycle, ranging in solo and group exhibitions, as well as annual shows each spring, fall and winter. As a non-profit gallery, it is supervised by trained staff and docents. Arts Visalia will receive payment for sales, including State of California sales tax, and retain 25% of sales price as a sales commission. Artists will be compensated 75% of the sales price.

Arts Visalia is not responsible for the cost of shipping work to the gallery or the cost of returning work to the artists. The artist is responsible for all shipping and handling costs.

Open and free to the public, Arts Visalia seeks to develop and promote the visual arts to enhance the quality of life in our community.

ALL SUBMISSIONS SHOULD CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Cover letter: addressing exhibition proposal, interest in traveling to our gallery to conduct an artist talk, preference on exhibition year, workshop, and/or demonstration. (Word or PDF format only)
  2. Resume or CV with brief bio (PDF)
  3. 10-20 Images representative of the purposed exhibition: multi-page PDF including image information (Title, year, medium, price, and size)
  4. Emailed by September 4th, 2020 to: Michelle Goans, Gallery Director: info@artsvisalia.org
  • Can be emailed as a ONE Drive folder link or Google Docs link, documents must be downloadable
  1. Physical applications can be mailed to: PO BOX 251, Visalia, CA 93279
    • Must be received by September 4th, 2020.
    • CD/DVD or USB flash drive. Images should be presented in JPEG format with image size set to 300 dpi resolution, 4″ x 6″ image size, approximately. Artists may provide a link to their professional website, but please note that websites or online portfolios do not replace the actual submission.
    • All submission materials (including disks and flash drives) will be kept by Arts Visalia and will not be returned to the artist.

Additional Optional Submission Materials:

An Artist statement addressing your work is encouraged.

Arts Visalia does not accept late applications and will reject any application that does not follow the guidelines listed above.

Questions? Please call the Arts Visalia Gallery at 559-739-0905 or email Michelle Goans at info@artsvisalia.org

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