Call Detail
Romancing the Adobes
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 8/2/20
Days remaining to deadline: 31
Images - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 2, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Romancing the Adobes): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$15.00

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
September 18–November 1, 2020

Overview: This California-wide juried exhibition features artworks celebrating the historic California Adobes and the Californio lifestyle. Artists are welcome to explore whatever subject matter they wish in regards to the Adobes. All 2D media is eligible, including, but not limited to, painting, drawing, photography, fiber art, and printmaking.



Jill Thayer, PhD: Jill Thayer is an artist, educator, art historian, curator, and writer. In 2011, she received her doctorate in Cultural Studies/Museum Studies from Claremont Graduate University. In 2004, she received a Masters degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from California State University. As a gallerist for 15 years, she showcased local and international artists at Jill Thayer Galleries at the Fox, Bakersfield, California. As an artist, Thayer explores environmental themes through her painting and digital media methodologies.

Larry Kappen: After receiving his M.A from Cal State Long Beach, Larry Kappen moved to Santa Barbara where he discovered his life-long focus in art: the unique character and power of the landscape and land in coastal California.  Today, retired from teaching art and living on California’s Central Coast, Kappen remains the “backpack artist” and sets out hiking with no real destination in mind and paint and brushes in hand. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in collections in the United States, Italy, Japan, and Great Britain.

Online submission due via CaFÉ by: August 2, 2020
Jurying dates: August 3–9, 2020
Artists Notified by: August 10, 2020

Artist Eligibility: Open to artists currently residing in California.

Artwork Eligibility: All artwork must have been created in the past three (3) years and be original to the artist. Artwork previously shown at SLOMA is not eligible.  Artwork exhibited in San Luis Obispo County in the previous 6 months prior to the exhibition opening date is not eligible. Artwork must not exceed 48 inches in height or width or 4 inches in depth. Artwork must not exceed 25 pounds.

Entry Fee: Artists may enter up to two (2) artworks for a fee of $30 or up to three (3) artworks for a fee of $45. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Note: Artists wanting to submit only one piece will need to upload two imgaes of the piece to account for the minimum media requirement. We recommened one image of the entire piece and one detail image. 

Awards: Juror’s Awards for cash prizes will be selected following installation.

Delivery of Artwork:
Artists may hand-deliver their artwork to SLOMA on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, between 10 AM–5 PM


Ship their artwork to arrive to SLOMA by Friday, September 11, 2020.

Shipping Artwork: Shipped artwork must be scheduled to arrive to SLOMA by Monday, June 29, 2020 by 5 PM. There is a $25 handling and storage per box. Make check payable to SLOMA and include in your shipment. Shipped artwork must also include a paid UPS or FedEx barcode return shipping label within the shipping box. For any artwork without a return shipping label, SLOMA will not be responsible for return shipping, and the artist must make other arrangements. 

Artwork Sales: Artists are encouraged, but not required, to sell their artwork. SLOMA will take a 40% commission on all sales of exhibited artwork.

Insurance & Liability: SLOMA representatives will make every reasonable effort to protect artwork from the time it is received until it is returned to the artists. However, SLOMA staff or members will be held responsible for any damage or theft of artwork. Artists may wish to insure their artwork.

Submission of artwork to this exhibition constitutes an agreement to the conditions stated in this Call For Entry and a commitment to show accepted artwork for the duration of the exhibition. By entering this exhibition, artists agree to allow SLOMA to use submitted images in promotional material. SLOMA reserves the right to reject any artwork that does not meet the standards shown in the images supplied. No substitutions are allowed.

For questions or further information, including media eligibility, contact Courtney Davis, Assistant Curator, at

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