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Hot and Cold: Wax Artists of California
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Entry Deadline: 12/23/22
Days remaining to deadline: 24

Entry Fee (Hot & Cold: Wax Artists of California, 2023): $25.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Local
State: California

Encaustic as an artistic medium is one of the oldest in the world, practiced as far back as the 5th century BC by Greek artists. Today, contemporary artists are pushing the boundaries of this historical medium and are creating exciting and masterful works far beyond encaustic's original artistic origins. Blue Line Arts is excited to feature encaustic/wax artworks for our upcoming exhibition, Hot & Cold: Wax Artists of California. All encaustic applications, including hot, cold, and mixed media, are encouraged to apply!

Blue Line Arts is proud to have the Sierra Wax Artists as the presenting sponsor for Hot & Cold. They have been a regional club for more than 10 years promoting the learning of encaustic and wax as an art medium. Organizers include: Charlotte Cooper (Founding member), Don Barnes (Founding member), Karen Brooks (Founding member), Kate Riley, Melanie Marchant Meschery, Joan Sexton, Linda Nunes, Suzanne Lewis, Kae Sable, Kathleen Moore, Dawn Blanchfield, Dianne Poinski, and Barbara Nilsson.

Important Dates:

Exhibition Dates: February 18 – April 1, 2023

Deadline to Enter: December 23, 2022

Artist Notification: January 6, 2023

Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: January 27, 2023 Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: February 13 & 14, 10am - 3pm Opening Reception: March 18, 2023 from 4 - 8pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: April 2 or 3, 10am - 3pm


If you have questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during gallery hours at (916) 783-4117 or at

Application Requirements: You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25, a flat fee for up to 10 images/artworks.


●      Open to artists in California

●      All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years

●      Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts

●      Two-dimensional artwork must be ready to hang

        ●      Wire must be installed

        ●      No sawtooth hangers

●      All artwork must be for sale

●      Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission will be disqualified

●      No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date

All artwork images must be renamed in the following format:

●      LastNameFirstName_ArtworkTitle

●      The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail) for return of artwork.

●      Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission.

Size limitations:

●      Art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91”w

●      Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet high

●      Nothing over 60 lbs will be accepted