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Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art
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Entry Deadline: 5/13/22
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California

Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2022

The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 10th year, is open to artists residing in California. This is an ‘open theme’ juried exhibit, which showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. Work may be in any medium except for video or sound, but must not exceed 36” wide for 2D work. There are no size restrictions for three-dimensional work. Work must not exceed 100 lb and must be ready to install. Works on paper are accepted providing they are framed or have hardware to safely display them. Accepted work should be original, completed within the past five years, and remain at the Pence during the entire exhibit. The work must not have been shown at the Pence previously. Applicants must submit between 1-3 images of work for review, along with an artist statement, at, and pay a fee of $30 for Pence members, or $35 for non-Pence members.

Accepted work may be hand-delivered between June 12-13, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM, or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence by June 13th. Expenses for shipping to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. Artists can include a prepaid label for return shipping.

Monetary awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded based on the Juror’s choice and are $400, $300 and $200.

The Pence Gallery will provide insurance for all artwork while it is on the premises, through August 17. Each artist must complete an exhibition contract when their work is accepted. All work must be picked up or shipped, between August 18-19, unless other arrangements are made.

Chris Daubert is an artist, writer and curator who lives in California’s Central Valley. He has exhibited his drawings, paintings and large multi-media installations locally and nationally for many years. His work has been shown at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and New Langton Arts in San Francisco, The Drawing Center in New York, The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, and numerous other locations. Born in Oakland, he was one of the artists/founders of the non-profit gallery ProArts. He has also served as the curator of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery at the University of California, Davis, and the Gregory Kondos Gallery at Sacramento City College. He taught Painting and New Media from 2001-17 at Sacramento City College. With collaborator Eve Aschheim, he released the book Episodes with Wayne Thiebaud, a collection of interviews with the painter, in 2014.

The Pence is a nonprofit art gallery, established in 1975, whose mission is to educate and inspire the community by exhibiting high caliber art by local and regional artists. This exhibit will be displayed in the Main Gallery, measuring 1000 square feet, with 12’ ceilings.

All submissions are due online by 9 PM PST at by May 13th, 2022.

May 26: Notification of acceptance
June 12-13: Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
June 13: Shipping deadline for accepted work
June 21-August 17, 11:30 AM - 5 PM (closed Mondays): Exhibition dates
Friday, July 8, 6-9 PM: Reception (Awards at 7:30 PM) – contingent on Covid status
August 18-19, 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM: Pick up exhibited work

Sales are encouraged. Indicate on the entry form whether the work is for sale. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all work sold. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance into the show.

This exhibit is limited to California artists. Work may be in any medium except for video or sound, but must not exceed 36” wide for 2D work. There are no size restrictions for three-dimensional work. Accepted work should be original and completed within the past five years. To apply, submit 1-3 images at, and pay an application fee of $30 ($35 for non-Pence members). The deadline for entry online is May 13, 9 PM PST.

Must live in California, be over 18, and apply by the deadline.