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Celebrating the National Lands of California
Wildling Museum
1511-B Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463


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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/20/19
Days remaining to deadline: 86
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Celebrating the National Lands of California Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$20.00

“Celebrating the National Lands of California” is a juried exhibit. Artists may submit digital images of their works online at for the jury selection process. The fee for entry is $35 for the first image and $20 for each additional entry, limit three entries per artist. Wildling Museum members are entitled to a 15 dollar discount on the entry fee (contact Mitra or 805.686.8315 for the member discount coupon code to use at checkout on CaFE).

“Celebrating the National Lands of California” will artistically present National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California. National Parks include; Channel Islands, Death Valley, Kings Canyon & Sequoia, Joshua Tree, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, Redwoods, and Yosemite. National Monuments included are Cabrillo, Santa Rosa, and San Jacinto, Devils Postpile, Muir Woods, Carrizo Plain, Lava Beds, Fort Ord, Giant Sequoia, Sand to Snow, San Gabriel Mountains, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, Berryessa Snow Mountain, and California Coastal. National Preserves included are; Mojave and Point Reyes. National Recreation Areas include; Golden Gate, Santa Monica Mountains, and Whiskeytown.

The goal of this exhibit is to bring awareness to the wealth of national lands to be found in California and to celebrate and discuss wildness, nature, and preservation. It is also to provide an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the art. “Celebrating the National Lands of California” is the second such exhibition and competition organized by the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.

The exhibit will be held at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 from July 20, 2019 – January 20, 2020. Artists and the public are invited to attend an exhibit opening reception to be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Work must be your own original artwork, not created under an instructor’s supervision or copied from any other artwork by any other artist.
  • Only wall-hung pieces are accepted.
  • Artist agrees to permit the Wildling to reproduce the accepted artwork for Wildling publicity and documentation purposes.
  • For tips on how to best photograph and submit images, click on the  “Help” link at
  • Delivered work must match the image juried. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed.
  •  Artwork must be in suitable condition for hanging. Artworks that arrive damaged or dirty or with scratched glass or acrylic or unsuitable hanging hardware may be eliminated from the show and the Wildling is in no way responsible for correcting these deficiencies.
  • All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.
  • Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.
  • SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Work must not exceed 48 inches maximum, including frame, in any dimension.
  • Each artwork will be delivered to the show ready to hang, including hanging wire and or D-rings. Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1-1/2 inches from the top of the frame so that the hanging hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. No saw-tooth hangers.
  • Submitted work should be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).

All paintings shall be delivered with an attached label specifying:

  • Artist Name
  • Artwork Title
  • Medium
  • Artwork Size
  • Sales price
  • The National Land where the scene is located (list above)
  • In addition, print the artist name on the back of the artwork so that we can identify the painting in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

Prizes and Awards:

Three cash awards will be announced at the exhibition opening:

  1. First prize of $2,500
  2. Second prize of $1,000
  3. Third prize of $500

Winners will be considered for acquisition into the Wildling’s permanent collection upon Board approval with the cash prize to be considered full financial consideration for the artwork.

All exhibited works will be included in an online gallery.

Revenue from Sales: Revenue from sales will be distributed as follows – 60% to the artist, 40% to the Wildling. Artworks are encouraged to be for purchase. If necessary, work may be listed as NFS, but no “price on request.”

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 – final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 – artists notified of acceptance or rejection
  • Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Deliver your juror-accepted and ready-to-hang artwork(s) to the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463.
  • Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:000 p.m. – Show opening reception at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. The show continues through close of day January 20, 2020.
  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pick up your artworks from the Wildling. 
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