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Entry Deadline: 7/6/22
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California

SCORE (Southern California Open Regional Exhibitions) invites artists to enter SCORE’s 2nd Annual Virtual Exhibition Artopia. This exhibit includes all genres of art except video. Artwork will be juried using digital images (.JPGs). Video of 2D and 3D art may accompany .JPGs upon entering.

  • Best of Show $800 – 1st Place $400 – 2nd Place $300 
  • plus 4 Honorable Mentions

JUROR Lore Eckelberry Lore Eckelberry is an international contemporary artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her paintings are featured in galleries and private collections throughout the United States, Japan, France, England, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, Chile, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico as well as contemporary museums in Japan, South Korea, Costa Rica and Thailand.

A love of travel and curiosity about other cultures has led Lore to visit many countries; she has also lived in Mexico and Italy for some time and frequently returns to Japan.

Lore’s painting style has evolved from early 20th century-inspired to distinctly contemporary. Each spontaneous, explosive painting displays her love of strong, expressive emotions. An emphasis on color creates a modern and innovative strength in art expression. Lore’s masterful use of color in portraits evokes an intimate side of the subjects she paints, reflecting their inner soul.

“I strongly believe that the soul of a man can be reflected and recorded in art. I like to convey an emotion that comes directly from the subject I am painting. It is not my intention to create a mirror image of the person, their sex, or their likeness. What I want is to give a sense of feeling and emotion through the color & shape of my art.

I love to travel. I am very interested in other countries and their cultures. People, colors, traditions, religion, and landscapes fascinate me. It is the sensation of the emotion that I perceive in a culture or the people around me that I wish to communicate in my paintings.

I love people and animals. It is the love and admiration that I have for them that inspires me to keep on painting.”

Artopia is open to all artists worldwide.

Exhibit entry starts: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Deadline for entries: Wednesday, July 6, 2022 11:59 pm MST

Notice of acceptance (by e-mail): July 16-18, 2022

Award winners notified: July 16-18, 2022

Exhibit opens: Monday, August 1, 2022

Virtual Artists’ Reception: Saturday, August 6, 2022, 5:00 - 7:00 pm PST

Exhibit closes: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 11:59 pm* PST

*Exhibit will remain on view on the SFVACC website Archived Exhibits page indefinitely.

An $800 cash award will be presented at the reception for Best of Show. A 1st Place cash award of $400 and a 2nd Place cash award of $300 will be awarded as well. Juror will also select up to Four Honorable Mention awards.

Entries must be original and of the artist’s own execution. Do not submit works which violate copyright laws. Artwork created and completed under the direct supervision of an instructor is not eligible. Once artwork is submitted, it may not be substituted or withdrawn by the artist. All juried artwork must remain online until the end of the exhibit. Please do not enter art that has been shown at any previous SFVACC/SCORE exhibit. Work must have been created within the last three years. Digital images must accurately represent artwork presented for Artopia.

Artwork submissions are limited to six (6) original artworks per artist as .jpgs. Video of art may accompany .JPGs upon entering.

All entries must be submitted as a high resolution (1-5MB), digital .JPEG or .JPG either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat. Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image (.JPG) must represent the submitted art.

Directions for uploading photos to CaFÉ are clearly described on their website.  If all else fails, e-mail or call Ken Ronney at – 818.996.1630 with questions

ENTRIES & FEES One entry is $35.  Artist may add up to 5 additional entries at $5 each.  Payment is made through CaFÉ via credit card.  Fees are non-refundable.  There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

A prospective buyer can contact the artist via email by clicking on the artist’s name under the image they are interested in purchasing.  All sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer.  Prices cannot be changed from those stated at submission.  SFVACC will receive NO commission on any and all sales of art from the exhibit or as a result of the exhibit.  If artwork is sold, the artist must notify the SFVACC so a red dot (signifying it’s been sold) and SOLD in the place of the price, can be added.  Any artwork without a sale price on the entry form will be considered “Not for Sale” (NFS). Collecting sales tax is the responsibility of the artist. Shipping and insurance shall be by mutual agreement between the buyer and artist. 

We invite the participating artists to introduce themselves and discuss their art during the reception.  Artists will be allocated a 1 minute time slot if they wish to participate.  Details will follow via e-mail.

Promotion will be handled by the SFVACC, but we welcome artists promoting the exhibit as well. The exhibit’s prospectus will be available online at

This virtual online exhibit can be viewed 24/7 on the SFVACC/SCORE website - > EXHIBITS > Current Exhibit. After the exhibit end date, it can be viewed at > EXHIBITS > Archived Exhibits.

Application Requirements: See FORMAT FOR DIGITAL IMAGES above.

Food For Thought is open to all artists and photographers worldwide.