Call Detail
Collectors Choice
Mailing Address
2222 Ventura Blvd. Camarillo CA 93010

Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 3/4/17 - 3/25/17
Entry Deadline: 2/10/17
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Cash awards and a chance to win exhibit opportunity at The Blackboard Gallery.

Studio Channel Islands, a 501c 3 non-profit organization, is seeking submissions of artwork to be DONATED. Out of the donated pieces our juror will go through a selection process to choose accepted works. (Note: If you enter more than one piece, each piece may be accepted) the accepted pieces will participate in a month-long exhibit closing with our annual Collectors Choice Fundraising Event at The Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo CA. The Collectors Choice’s juror will be announced in the New Year. Last year’s juror was the owner of Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.

The Collectors Choice’s juror is Andi Campognone. Campognone has over 25 years of arts experience in the southern California region. She is the Owner/Director of AC Projects, a private consulting organization focused on promoting arts and culture. Projects include developing museum exhibitions, public engagement, mentoring programs and book and film publications of historically relevant southern California artists. Campognone is also the Museum Manager/Curator for the City of Lancaster. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of partnerships and community engagement initiatives with local artists, local businesses, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisors office and higher level institutions. She develops curatorial direction for exhibition programming and educational programming and additionally she is directing the Museum accreditation process for MOAH.  

The 1st place award winner will receive an opportunity for a major show in the gallery in 2018. All artists whose work is accepted into the exhibition will be invited to a special exhibition launch to meet the Board of Directors, our major partners and collectors.

Studio Channel Islands was founded 17 years ago by artists for artists. Its mission is to promote and preserve arts in the community, offering affordable studio space to working artists, providing unique artistic encounters for all ages as well as fostering connections between artists and collectors.

Each Collectors Choice exhibition features work by exciting emerging artists, as well as work by nationally exhibited and award winning artists. This is a very popular interactive event with ticket holders (Collectors) choosing their favorite pieces to take home straight from the walls of the Gallery.

For more information about Studio Channel Islands and the Collectors Choice Fundraiser please visit our webpage: or our Facebook event page:

Juror’s Awards:

First Place: $1000 PLUS 2018 Exhibit Opportunity at The Blackboard Gallery (Ventura County’s largest gallery)

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250

People’s Choice Award: $500


Deadline: February 10th, 2017

Notifications: February 17th, 2017

Shipped work arrival by: February 27th, 2017

Artwork Delivery Date: February 27th & 28th, 2017 10am – 5pm

Exhibit March 4th-March 25th, 2017

Reception March 4th, 2017

Collector Choice March 25th, 2017 6-9pm

All selected artwork will be showcased on our website and event page. The month-long exhibit will be in our Gallery for the public to vote on the "People's Choice" Award. Each work will be linked to the artist’s website as well as published in our event program.

Accepted artists will be given the opportunity to purchase an artist ticket for $70 single admission (this ticket does not include taking an art piece home) to the event on Saturday, March 25th, 2017, from 6:00-9:00pm at The Blackboard Gallery in Camarillo, CA.


Open to all artists ages 18 and up. All media except video, performance and installation. Work must be no larger than 30” in width and 48” in height and have a retail value of at least $350. All submitted works must be original and created by the artist. Artwork previously exhibited at The Blackboard Gallery is permissible.


All placement and installation of ARTWORK to be done at the discretion of the professional installation team. All ARTWORK must be delivered within the time frame given by gallery. No late deliveries will be accepted. Artists must indicate vertical or horizontal orientation of piece and include any special installation instructions. Installation team will take requests into consideration. All 2D ARTWORK must be delivered ready to hang with appropriate hardware. No sawtooth hangers. Pedestals will be provided for 3D ARTWORK. Mannequins and busts will be provided for wearable art and jewelry.

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