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Trinity Art Show 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition
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Entry Deadline: 8/30/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $45.00
Media Fee(Media Fee): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Award
Eligibility: National
State: California
Jury Dates: 8/31/23 - 9/8/23

It is the mission of the Trinity Art Festival to encourage artists to create visual art providing a unique perspective on the Christian view and experience in contemporary life. The art is intended to allow personal expression and promote dialog.

Tension on the world stage, economic disruption due to COVID-19, environmental change and political polarization are some of the issues we face today. We sought a theme which acknowledged these challenges, but one which encourages us to respond with faith and hope.

We found inspiration in 2 Corinthians 4:8 - “... afflicted in every way but not crushed.” We hope this theme will provide inspiration for your artistic imagination. What are the challenges we face? Where do you find faith and hope in today’s world? How can faith help us find hope?

We are open to art that explicitly references faith, and art that is in conversation with the spirituality suggested by the theme.

Trinity Cathedral is a progressive Episcopal Community, we believe that we are here to love and to serve in the City of Sacramento and beyond. Our Art Show provides an opportunity for artists to join in a conversation about faith.

Accepted applicants will have their work exhibited at Trinity Cathedral Gallery in Sacramento, CA, from Oct. 14 - Nov. 5, 2023.

PRIZES: Total Cash Awards - $5,000

First place - $3,000; Second place - $1,500 Honorable Mention $500

JUROR: Sandra Jean Ceas, Artist and Founder of Christos Collective

Sandra Jean Ceas is an internationally exhibiting artist whose art addresses global social issues evolving around justice for all humanity. She has also given lectures around the world on art and spirituality, along with numerous community arts engagements in various cultural immersions. Ceas has a Master’s of Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute with a major in Social Practice, and a Master’s of Art & Humanities from the University of Denver with a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies. Ceas is retired from teaching in the Master’s of Arts Leadership program at Colorado State University and is currently the Founder & CEO of Christos Collective, a 501©(3) nonprofit for visual artists of Christian faith. Ceas’ aim is to cultivate creative minds to comprehend the agency of art to promote education and foster solidarity on a global scale. Presently she is writing a book on art and the world soul from a mathematic, scientific and spiritual perspective that claims a universal interconnectivity that sustains all creation through creative associations.

EXHIBITION DATES: Oct. 14 – Nov. 5, 2023

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2023, 5 – 8 pm

Location – Trinity Cathedral Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Application Requirements

Art related to the theme: 1 Corinthians 4:8 “afflicted in every way but not crushed.”

ENTRY FEES: $45 for up to 3 entries. $5 each additional entry. Limit of 6 entries per artist.

ENTRY DEADLINE (online submission only): Tuesday, August 29, 2023 11:59 pm MST

NOTIFICATIONS: Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for entering the show:

• Open to all artists residing in the U.S.

• Original art work produced in the last two years depicting subject matter related to the theme of the show.

• Work cannot have been previously exhibited in Sacramento within the last two years.

• All work must be for sale and priced at $5,000 or less

ACCEPTED MEDIA: 2D and 3D art work.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS:  Please submit 2D work no larger than 40” x 40” and 3D work no taller than 7’.

INSTALLATION SPECIFICATIONS: Art work selected for display must be ready to be hung. Work under glass requires rigid frames. Saw tooth hangers cannot be utilized.

DELIVERY: Accepted work must be shipped or otherwise delivered to Trinity Cathedral Gallery, Sacramento Tues. Oct. 3rd through Fri., Oct. 6th 2023 by 4 pm PST. Deliveries and/or shipments will be accepted between 11 am to 4 pm on those dates. All work MUST be received by Friday Oct. 6th for inclusion in the exhibition.

ADDRESS: Trinity Cathedral Gallery, 2620 Capitol Avenue, #200, Sacramento, CA 95816

SALES: Artists receive 60% on the sale of their work.

LEGAL AGREEMENT: Selected artists agree that the work will be available for sale. Artists will receive 60% on the sale of their work.

SHIPPING: Artists are responsible for all shipping costs. Please include a return shipping label.

RETURN: Unsold artwork that is not being shipped must be picked up on Friday or Saturday, Nov. 10th and 11th, 2023 between 11 am and 4 pm

Contact Call Administrator Nisa Hayden if you need to make alternative arrangements for artwork delivery or pickup.