Call Detail
Fresh Art 2019
Marin Society of Artists
1515 Third Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: 9/23/19
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Fresh Art 2019): $35.00
Entry Fee (3 entries, MSA members): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$7.00
Accepted artwork will be shown in the Marin Society of Artists main gallery in San Rafael, Ca from November 7 through November 30, 2019.  Open to all United States resident artists 18 and over.
You are invited to submit digital images of up to ten (10) of your original works, not previously shown in a Marin Society of Artists juried exhibition. Open to painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, digital art, art of the book, fiber art and all types of fine art crafts, ceramics and more.  No video, film or installations accepted. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images to CaFE will be accepted. Digital entries must be RECEIVED via the CaFE application Monday, September 23, 2019 before MIDNIGHT Mountain Time.  (Please note that general information will only be available until 5pm). Notification of acceptance will be by email, and an online list of accepted artwork on the MSA website.  

Specifications and Policy for Artwork and Show Entry are on our website: POLICY
or at
For general information, email
For assistance with online entry, contact CaFE at

Donna Seager.
  Seager/Gray Gallery, Mill Vallley, CA.
A native of New Orleans, Donna Seager's education was at the University of Texas where she received her degree in Art History and English. She began in the art business in 1978, working in galleries in New Orleans and was the director of the Marlborough Gallery in Boston before moving to California in 1989. In 2001, she partnered with Suzanne Gray to form Seager/Gray Gallery in Mill Valley, now a cornerstone of the Marin arts community. Donna Seager has distinguished herself for her discerning eye and commitment to the arts. She has served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers' Association and the San Francisco Center for the Book and is currently a member of the Marin County Cultural Commission.  

How do you define "Fresh Art"? Somethng new and different, new to one's experience, not encountered before, or a new approach to your art. Artwork that is forward or bold, expressive, engaging, stimulating, creative, infused with imagination -  what new directions are you taking with your art?  Show us.

Digital entries deadline:  Monday, Sept 23, 2019 befoe midnight Mountain Time.
Accepted entries posted to website: Monday, Oct 14, 2019 by midnight Pacific Time.
Ship-In delivery deadline:  Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at or before 3pm.
Walk-in delivery:  Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 between noon and 3pm; AND Monday, Nov 4, 2019 betwen 10am and 1pm.
Show opens:  Thursday, Nov 7, 2019
Recepton:  Friday, Nov 8, 2019 between 5pm and 8pm.
Show closes: Saturday, Nov 30, 2019
Pick up artwork:  Sunday, Dec 1 between noon and 4pm AND Monday, Dec 2, 2019 between 10am and 1pm.
Ship out artwork:  Week of December 2, 2019.


A non-refundable entry fee will be charged, for a minimum of three (3) entries per artist.  Entry fee for non-members:  $35 for three pieces, $7 for each additional piece up to (10) pieces.  Entry fee for Marin Society of Artist Members: $30 for three pieces, $7 for each additional piece up to (10) pieces.  Diptychs and triptychs count as one piece, use only one image of entire diptych or triptych.  Fee payment does not guarantee that any/all artworks submitted for jurying will be included in this exhibition. Note: MSA members with vouchers, contact for a coupon code. Vouchers do not cover the entire entry fee.

Artwork size limitation:  2D work not to exceed 60" in height or width, including frame, total weight with frame cannot exceed 50 pounds. 3D work not to exceed 48"x48", and cannot exceed 50 pounds. Waivers can be requested and may or may not be granted -  please email your request before submitting your piece. All accepted artwork must conform to "Specifications and Policy for Exhibited Artwork" available on our web site.  See Artwork Specifications for requirements.
Any work that does not meet these criteria will not be displayed in the exhibition.  All properly prepared entries will be viewed and judged by the juror. The decision of the juror is final.

First Place: $500
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $100
Non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at Juror's discretion.

Entry instructions may be found on our website:  Go to FOR ARTISTS, Fresh Art 2019.
If you have already registered with CaFE, you may use your existing username and password to enter this show. All entries must be submitted with digital images, 
and must adhere to CaFE requirements:
- Format: jpeg or jpg only.
- Dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side.  CaFE may readjust your dimensions after entry.
- Size: under 5 MB
- For more details and help, click on CaFE HELP and go to "Uploading: Image, Audio and Video Files".

Artists will receive email notices of accepted artwork by October 14, 2019. A SEPARATE email notice will be sent on the same date showing non-accepted artwork. In addition, a list of the accepted artwork will be posted on the MSA website.
If your accepted work is misrepresented in any way - meaning the submitted artwork diverges greatly from what the work actually looks like in color, shape or dimension, etc., we reserve the right to refuse to hang the artwork.
No changes to title, price or other material information will be permitted after jurying begins. Wet or unfinished work will not be accepted. We do not accept commercial reproductions or giclee copies (photographs and digital work excepted). Only the original artwork juried into the show will be accepted - no substitutions allowed. Framed work should be properly framed, clean and ready to hang on the gallery walls. MSA will not put nails or screws into the gallery walls or partitions.
Artwork shoud not be removed before closing of the exhibition. 

- Shipped work must be received by MSA before 3pm Pacific Time on Friday, Nov 1, 2019.  NO MONDAY OR TUESDAY DELIVERIES, as the gallery is closed.
- Shipping address: Marin Society of Artists, 1515 3rd Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
- Include a PREPAID return-shipping label (with barcode label) with your work in a reusable carton or crate. Works submitted without return shipping labels will not be returned to the artist.
- Do not send checks, stamps or your credit card number with your work in lieu of prepaid shipping label. COD entries will not be accepted.
- Please do not pack with Stryofoam peanuts or other loose packing materials.
- HAND DELIVERY.  MSA will accept hand delivery of accepted artwork on Sunday, November 3rd from noon to 3pm, and Monday, November 4th from 10am to 1pm.

By submitting work for exhibition, the artist authorizes MSA to sell such work for the  "Show Price" for each work submitted to CaFE.  After a sale occurs MSA will reimburse the exhibitor an amount equal to the "Show Price" less 40% commission for non-members, and 30% commission for MSA members.

All shipped artwork will be returned during the week of December 2, 2019. The pickup dates for hand delivered work are Sunday, December 1 between noon and 4pm, and Monday, December 2 between 10am and 1pm. If a different arrangement is needed, contact the show chairs at Include FRESH ART 2019 in the subject line.

John Henry and Bette Trono.

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