Call Detail
Collectors Choice 2019
Entry Deadline: 2/6/19
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Event Dates: 3/2/19 - 3/23/19

Cash awards and a chance to be featured in future Exhibits 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. 

Juror: Kristine Schomaker

Kristine Schomaker is a new media, performance artist, painter and art historian, Schomaker supports artists with the goal of building a community of like-minded individuals and artists. Her inclusive curating has earned her a posse of terrific artists whose work appears in many of her shows as well.

Kristine was identified by the LA Times as one of the top 8 curators to watch in 2015. Since then she has gone on to curate exhibitions at Launch LA & POST.

The 1st place award winner will receive an opportunity for a major show in the gallery in 2020. 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 20 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: 

Juror’s Awards:

First Place: $1,000 PLUS 2020 Exhibit Opportunity 

Second Place: $500

Third Place: $250


Deadline: February 6th, 2019

Notifications: February 12th, 2019

Shipped work arrival by: February 26th, 2019

Artwork Delivery Date: February 26th, 2019 10am – 6pm

Exhibit March 6th March 23rd, 2019

Reception March 2nd, 2019

Collector Choice March 23rd, 2019, 6-9pm

All selected artwork will be showcased on our website and event page. 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 23rd, 2019, from 6:00-9:00pm at the Gallery in Camarillo, CA.


Open to all artists ages 18 and up. All media except video, performance and installation. Preferred for work to be no larger than 30” in width and 48” in height and have a retail value of at least $300. 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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