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2018 Spring Open Juried Show
City of San Rafael
Falkirk Cultural Center
P.O. Box 151560
San Rafael, CA 94915

Entry Deadline: 3/3/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (2018 Spring Open Juried Exhibition at Falkirk Cultural Center): $40.00

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The Falkirk Galleries 2018 Spring Open Juried Art Exhibition

Submission Deadline: Saturday, March 3, 2018, Midnight
Exhibition Dates: March 26th – April 26th, 2018


Open to artists residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. You are invited to submit up to 3 separate pieces of your original work completed in the past two years, not previously shown in a Falkirk Cultural Center exhibition.  Please provide 1 digital image per 2D work AND/ OR 3D work.

Open to all media except jewelry or videography. Only digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Digital entries, payment, and entry form must be received on or before midnight PST, Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Notifications of invited or not invited will be made via email by or before Thursday, March 8, 2018.

A separate email will be provided for each invited or non-invited artwork.

Falkirk Cultural Center acts as both community center and wedding and event venue. Our art exhibitions are available for viewing during public open hours as well as limited hours during events with staff supervision.

Lynn Sondag, BFA, MFA
BFA Savannah College of Art and Design, 1990
MFA California College of the Arts, 1997
Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Art, Art History, and Design, Dominican University of California

All subject matter is accepted. Please be aware that the Falkirk Galleries are open to the public, including children.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Honorary Awards to be selected by juror and awarded at opening reception.

A non-refundable entry fee of $40 for up to three entries is required.

Diptychs and triptychs count as one piece; use only ONE image of entire diptych or triptych.

3D Artists should submit only ONE image for each artwork submitted, if interested in submitting 3 separate pieces for entry.

For any pieces sold during the exhibition, The City of San Rafael – Falkirk Cultural Center will take a 30% commission of the sale price.  Please keep this in mind when entering price of your work.

2D artwork: 60 x 60 inches; total weight not to exceed 30 pounds.
3D artwork: 48 x 48 x 48 inches, not to exceed 70 pounds (floor installation).

All works on paper must be framed.

The overall maximum width of a diptych, triptych, or quadriptych, including space between the pieces, may not exceed 144" in width; the overall height may not exceed 96". 

IMPORTANT: All 2D artwork must be READY TO HANG and have hanging wires unless an aspect of the piece prohibits wire. Wire must be attached with D-rings, mirror hangers, or interior-mounted screw-eyes. Protruding fasteners are prohibited. Attach the wire one-third the distance from the top of the piece with a little slack so it hangs close to the wall.

 All 3D artwork must be stable, not prone to falling, and be ready to display.

IMPORTANT: Label each digital image with your NAME, TITLE OF WORK, and PRICE or NFS (Not for Sale).  Keep in mind The City of San Rafael – Falkirk Cultural Center take 30% commission on any sales.

Maximum of 3 digital images for 2D work.
Maximum of 3 digital images for 3D work.
Limit of three entries per artist.
Submit digital entries only.

You will receive separate email notifications listing each submitted piece as invited or not invited by Thursday, March 8, 2018.

IMPORTANT: Falkirk Cultural Center reserves the right not to exhibit accepted work that arrives in non-display condition (missing hanging wire, unstable, damaged, over size limits, or otherwise not ready for display).

The artwork must closely represent the quality of the digital images, must be the size stated on your entry form, and must be clean and ready to display. All accepted artwork is to remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.

No artwork is to be removed before the closing of the exhibition without consent of Falkirk Staff.

Accepted entries in any exhibition are reviewed for possible use in advertising and promoting the exhibition (invitations, websites, press releases, and other advertising). Your entry into the exhibition will constitute your consent to the possible use of your images for such purposes. 

All artwork must be identified on the back and clearly printed with the artist's:
PRICE OR NFS (Remember, The City of San Rafael – Falkirk Cultural Center take 30% commission) 

Hand delivery only.
Sat, March 10 between 10 am – 1 pm

Tuesday, March 13 to between 1 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday, March 14 between 1 pm – 5pm

Thursday, March 15 between 1 pm – 5pm
Friday, March 16 between 1pm – 5 pm 

Opening Artist Reception: Friday, March 23, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – April 26, 2018

By submitting work for exhibition, the Exhibitor authorizes Falkirk Cultural Center to sell such work for the “Sales Price” indicated for each work on the entry form. After a sale occurs, Falkirk Cultural Center will reimburse the exhibitor an amount equal to the “Show Price” less 30% commission. Enter NFS for work that is not for sale and indicate the value for insurance purposes on your submission form.

Work will not be insured while on Falkirk premises. Release of liability form will be required to be completed and signed for all accepted and hung pieces for the show.

For more information, questions, or comments, please e-mail: or call (415) 485-3328.

Falkirk Cultural Center, 1408 Mission Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
(p) (415) 485-3328