Call Detail
Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art
Entry Deadline: 5/22/23
Days remaining to deadline: 61

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Budget: 900.00

Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2023

The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 11th 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 75 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 1-6 images of work for review, along with an artist statement and resume, at, and pay a fee of $30 for Pence members, or $35 for non-Pence members.

Accepted work may be hand-delivered between June 30-July 1, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM, or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence by June 30th. 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 20. Each artist must complete an exhibition contract when their work is accepted. All work must be picked up or shipped, between August 21-22, unless other arrangements are made.

JUROR: Kelly Lindner

Kelly Lindner is the Art Galleries and Collections Curator for the University Galleries, California State University, Sacramento. She oversees exhibitions and public programs for the University Library Gallery, the Robert Else Gallery and the R.W. & Joyce Witt Gallery. She also manages the Sacramento State Art Collection with over 500 artworks and objects. Prior to her appointment at Sacramento State, Lindner was the Director and Curator for the Jacki Headley University Gallery at California State University, Chico. Lindner’s curatorial practice centers on interdisciplinary approaches, collaboration, and site-responsive explorations in contemporary art. She holds an M.A. from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

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 22, 2023.

June 7: Notification of acceptance via email
June 30-July 1: Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery, 11:30 AM - 4:30 PM
June 30: Shipping deadline for accepted work
July 11-Aug. 20, 11:30 AM - 5 PM (closed Mondays): Exhibition dates
Friday, July 14, 6-9 PM: Reception (Awards at 7:30 PM) 
August 21-22, 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 1-6 images at, and pay an application fee of $30 ($35 for non-Pence members). The deadline for entry online is May 22, 9 PM PST.

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