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River: The Ribbon of Life
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Entry Deadline: 4/6/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Image Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 5/3/23 - 5/27/23

The river is one of the most critical factors of our life on earth.  Rivers provide us with food, transportation, energy, and recreation.  It allows for an ecosystem and wildlife that lives near and by the river on which we depend.  The animals, fish, birds, trees, grasses, rocks, mosses, the vegetation, would not exist without the flow of the River: The Ribbon of Life. 

This call for art explores the life force created by and around the River.  This theme allows for a broad interpretation and media.  No sculpture or video accepted. Please limit your size to 40” in any direction.

JUROR: Joe A. Oakes – Fine Artist and Instructor

Joe A. Oakes’ landscapes burn with the excitement of bold, bright color and draw on scenes from all over the U.S. but especially the Southwest and the state of California. Oakes’ work offers a new perspective on color and place while offering a meditative sense of calm, happiness, and reverence for the land. He holds a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and among his awards are the Distinguished Artist Award from the City of La Quinta, California in 2011 and a First Place Award for his work in Visions Exhibition at Chaffey Community Museum of Art in Ontario, California in 2019. Oakes resides near Riverside in Southern California.


River: The Ribbon of Life is open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Artwork must be less than 40 inches wide in any direction, including frame. No sculpture or video accepted. 



Exhibit Entry Starts - February 14, 2023

Deadline of Entries - April 6, 2023

Notice of Acceptance – April 10 - 12, 2023

In Person Drop Off Dates – April 26 – 29, 2023, 1pm – 7pm

Shipped Art Must Be Received – April 26- 29, 2023 (Shipping information will be provided upon acceptance).

Exhibit Opens – May 3, 2023

Reception & Award Ceremony – May 13, 2023, 5pm – 9pm

Exhibit Closes – May 27, 2023

Pick Up Art – May 28, 2023, 1pm – 7pm

Shipped Artwork Begins – May 28, 2023


First Place - $500. Second Place - $250. Third Place - $100.


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 at TAG Gallery until the end of the exhibit. All hanging artwork must have wire and hanging hardware suitable for a single hook for small frames, and the size and weight of the piece(s). All hanging artwork MUST be prepared to hang, and be sure to test that your artwork hangs flush to the wall. If your piece is complex, provide instructions/photos on exactly how you want it to be presented. We reserve the right not to hang artwork prepared in a way that risks being damaged during installation (too much weight, or fragility, or not prepared to hang).


Artwork submissions are limited to six (6) original artworks per artist as JPGs. Artwork must be less than 40 inches wide in every direction, including frame, no sculpture or video artworks are accepted.


All entries must be submitted as a high resolution (1-3 MB) digital JPEG. Images should be cropped to remove background and/or frame. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image (JPG) must represent the submitted art. 


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.


All artwork MUST be for sale. All sales will be handled by TAG Gallery; artists will be notified when a sale is made. TAG Gallery will receive 35% commission for artwork in this exhibition. If you are interested in TAG membership, visit  


Invited artists will receive an email with shipping and delivery information. Artists who ship artwork(s) must provide return, prepaid shipping labels along with their shipped artwork(s). TAG is not responsible for storing artwork the is shipped without a return label.


The in-person reception for River: The Ribbon of Life, is Saturday May 13, 2023, 5pm – 9pm at TAG Gallery 5458 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036.  Ample street parking on Wilshire Boulevard and side street parking is available.


Promotion will be handled by TAG Gallery. We provide graphics and strongly encourage artists to promote the exhibit on social media as well. 


TAG Gallery, 5458 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036


TAG, The Artists’ Gallery is a fine art gallery located in Los Angeles, California. The Gallery represents award-winning contemporary Southern California local artists working in all mediums and styles, and features artists, exhibitions and events every month.

Founded in 1993, The Artists’ Gallery is an artist-founded and operated not-for-profit arts cooperative that provides mutual-benefit and creative freedom to members of the gallery, encouraging the exploration of new media, collaboration, and artistic focus among the members in hopes of enriching individual artists, our community, and the art world at large.

Application Requirements

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Eligibility Criteria

This call for art is open to artists 18 years and older residing in the United States. Artwork must be less than 40 inches wide including frame, no sculpture or video artwork will be accepted.