Call Detail
Flora and Fauna: Artist Alliance at TECHNE Art Center

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Entry Deadline: 6/27/24
Days remaining to deadline: 64

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 20
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 9/7/24 - 10/19/24
Jury Dates: 7/5/25 - 7/20/25

This is a call to artists who are members of OMA Artist Alliance to submit entries for Flora and Fauna: Artist Alliance at TECHNE Art Center an exhibition to take place at Techne Art Center in Oceanside, juried by gallery owner Charles Thomas.

This exhibition is not themed, but you are encouraged to submit work that represents your interpretation of the title “Flora and Fauna” – either abstract or representative work that is inspired by the natural world of living and growing things. Consider natural environments, plants and/or animals, their cycles of life, death, rebirth, or their relationships with humans.

ENTRY FEE: $30 for up to 20 entries. 

Applicants are encouraged to submit the maximum number of artworks; please see artwork details (below) for more information.



  • Thursday, June 27, 2024, 10:59pm Pacific Standard Time (PST) Deadline to submit
  • On or before Tuesday, July 23, 2024 Notifications of selected works
  • Monday, August 19, 2024, 12:00–3:00pm artwork drop off of selected works to TECHNE Art Center
    • Contact Katie Dolgov at if alternative artwork delivery accommodations are required
  • Saturday, September 7, 4:00-7:00pm Public Reception
  • September 7–October 26, 2024 Exhibition open to the public
  • Sunday, October 27, 2024, 12:00–3:00pm Artwork pick up from TECHNE Art Center



You are encouraged to submit the maximum number of entries (20) of your strongest works or your strongest series.

Artists may be selected to participate with as few as one (1) artwork or as many as 20 artworks. There will be sections within the gallery that exhibit one or two works by a group of artists, and 3-4 artists may be selected to display up to 20 works each within dedicated sections of the gallery.


  • All submissions must be original works of art. No giclees or other reproductions, with exception of limited edition prints and/or photography.
  • Artwork may be in any media or style.
  • Tasteful nudity is acceptable.
  • Artwork requiring special or unusual lighting, electricity, or unusual methods of installation may be accommodated on a case by case basis and should be discussed prior to entry. Please contact to discuss your entry.


  • Wall mounted two- and three-dimensional work: maximum 10 feet (120”) in any direction.
  • Free-standing sculpture 10’H x 6’ x 6.’ The door frames are 36” x 80”
  • There are numerous options for creative use of space - you are encouraged to submit work that can be displayed in unconventional ways (such as on stairs, in a stairwell, down a long hallway, on balcony railing, spanning two-floors, etc.)


  • Works on paper must be framed. Frames must be simple and neutral. Edges of unframed two-dimensional artwork must be finished or gallery wrapped.
  • If work is gallery wrapped no frame is needed.


Contact with questions about this artwork submission opportunity after carefully reading the prospectus in full.

Application Requirements



Juror and Curator Chuck Thomas is a painter whose work deals with a hybrid combination of figure and landscape. Utilizing layer strokes and marks of color, he shapes images more discovered than planned. World travel influences, the cities, locals, figures and faces meld with nature, creating patterns with the possibility of forms materializing. As an avid scuba diver, the foundation of his current work is the undersea world. Using images from his experiences, he fashions an alternate reality, one that mirrors our own as a window into another. They are reflections, a mirror image of memory creating a place imaged.

Chuck Thomas received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and a BFA from the Center for Creative Studies. His work has been shown internationally and is in private collections in the US, Europe and Asia. His recent solo shows have been Spring Break art show in September 2023 and Crossing Art Gallery March 2024, both in New York City.  He currently divides his time between his Brooklyn, NY and Oceanside, CA studio and is the director of Techne Art Center.




TECHNE Art Center, 1609 Ord Way, Oceanside, CA 92056

(917) 972-1752

TECHNE is an artist run gallery dedicated to amplifying the voices of committed artists in diverse medium from around the world. With thousands of square feet of showing space, we aim to be one of the largest gallery spaces in North County (hence the name "center").  We will have more showing space in the future.

You can learn more here:

The gallery is open to the public: 

  • Wednesday-Friday, 1:00-6:00pm
  • Saturday, 1:00-5:00pm
  • And by appointment



The Artist Alliance is an affiliate group of membership dedicated to the support of Oceanside Museum of Art. Artist Alliance provides opportunities for interaction, visibility, and growth for artists in the region.

The mission of Oceanside Museum of Art is to educate and inspire the public through a diverse range of engaging exhibitions and programs that connect people with regional, national and global artists and art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. OMA operates as a private, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation.


Eligibility Criteria

Artists must be current OMA member with the Artist Alliance affiliate membership. Artists who are not members of the OMA Artist Alliance but are interested in participating in this event must become members of OMA at any level with the Artist Alliance add-on affiliate membership before submitting artwork for consideration. 

OMA Artist Alliance can be joined by one of the following methods: 

  • Online: Visit Choose any level of membership and then add Artist Alliance
  • By phone: Call the OMA membership center at (760) 435-3724
  • In person: Visit Oceanside Museum of Art at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA (please check for public hours)

Thank you for being a part of OMA. Your submission fees (less CaFÉ listing fees) and membership dues go toward supporting the museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.