Call Detail
Finest Art Showcase San Diego
Entry Deadline: 4/21/24
Days remaining to deadline: 8

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 4
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Event Dates: 6/1/24 - 8/31/24
Jury Dates: 4/22/24 - 5/5/24

ABOUT THE CALL

Art Scene West presents the Finest Art Showcase San Diego: an exhibition of fine art of the highest caliber. From this open call opportunity, up to 60 artists will have their artwork juried, promoted, and showcased at the Art Scene West online gallery and in person at the exclusive live event on June 29th, 2024. Selected artwork will be exhibited on our website for 3 months (June 1st - August 31 2024) and the live event will take place at the elegant Marina Village Conference Center in San Diego, California. Select artists will enjoy their own artist page on the Art Scene West website, featuring their artist bio, personal statement, artist photo, and artwork for the duration of the exhibition. They will also benefit from our social media, email, and local promotional campaigns of the exhibition. Select artists may also be invited to be an Art Scene West Gallery Artist full time. An archive of the show will also be permanently available on the Art Scene West website.

FEES

There is a 35$ submission fee. For artists who are selected for the exhibition, a 75$ participation fee will be required to cover the costs of handling the artwork, uploading material on our website, and curating the live event. Fees are non-refundable. 

TIMELINE

  • Submission deadline: April 21st, 2024
  • Artists will be notified of their selection on May 6th, 2024
  • Online Exhibition goes live on June 1st, 2024
  • Artwork delivery deadline: June 20th, 2024
  • Live Event in San Diego: June 29th 2024
  • Unsold artwork will be shipped back to artists beginning September 1st

AWARDS

  • Juries overall selection: 1st (Best in Show), 2nd, and 3rd place.
  • Juries 3 “Honorable Mentions.”
  • Curator's selection: “Stand Out”, “Rising Star”, “Artist Spotlight”.

Application Requirements

Artists must meet and accept the requirements below as outlined by Art Scene West. 

Artwork Image Requirements

Artists should keep in mind images of artwork submitted for consideration will be the same images uploaded to our gallery website, if selected. Artists are encouraged to send images that will best represent the quality of their artwork to both the Art Scene West curating team and art collectors. 

  • Maximum 4 images of the artwork.
  • Only clear and accurate images of artwork will be considered.

Artwork Information Requirements

The information you provide here will be used on our gallery website and on the labels for the live event.

  • Title of Painting
  • Dimensions in inches (width x height)
  • Media (example: oil, acrylic, mixed media, etc.)
  • Genre (example: landscape, abstract, surrealism, etc…)
  • Creation year
  • Proposed asking price in USD*

*Art Scene West may, in agreement with the artist, request to adjust prices to better fit the Finest Art Showcase exhibition.

Artist Information Requirements

The information you provide here will be used on our gallery website (Online Exhibition, Artist Page) if selected.

  • Artist bio (300 words max)
  • Artist statement (300 words max)
  • Artist photo (encouraged, not required)
  • Social media links (if applicable)
  • Website (if applicable)
  • City and State of residence

Other Artist Information Requirements

Art Scene West requests a reliable communication method to contact artists we are interested in representing. 

  • Email address
  • Phone number

Eligibility Criteria

This is an open call for artworks of all styles and various sizes. Acceptable artworks include 2D (two-dimensional) and 3D (three-dimensional) artwork. 2D artworks will be displayed on an easel at the live event and must not exceed 4ft x 6ft in size. 3D artworks must include their own base and may not exceed 50 pounds or 3ft width by 3ft height. All artworks must be an original creation of the participating artist and must be available for sale and ready to ship. 2D artworks must be dry upon delivery and equipped with an appropriate hanging mechanism. A single artwork may not exceed three parts (separate canvases.) Multiple submissions by an artist are allowed as separate submissions. Please email submissions@artscenewest.com for any further questions regarding your artworks’ eligibility.