Call Detail
Brand 48: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper
Entry Deadline: 6/1/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Brand 48: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper): $30.00
Media Fee(Each additional image): $15.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: California


The 48th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper

September 12 through October 30, 2020

 Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California announces its 48th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper. Cash awards total over $4,000 including a Juror’s Award.  All accepted artworks will be included in an online gallery and a printed exhibition catalog. This year we welcome as our juror Dan McCleary, a Los Angeles-based figurative artist who has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad for the past 30 years. His works are included in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York among many others. In addition to his own practice, he has taught painting and drawing at UCLA and USC and in 2012 was an artist-in-residence at the Getty Center. In 2010, McCleary founded Art Division, a non-profit dedicated to training and supporting under-served youth who are committed to studying the visual arts.

 Brand 48 is organized by the Associates of Brand Library & Art Center, an all-volunteer non-profit that raises funds to support the extensive free and public events offered at Brand including gallery exhibitions, classical and popular music performances, film screenings, dance performances, and activities for people of all ages. Entry fees and sales from Brand 48 will be used to continue the important cultural programming that Brand Library & Art Center brings to the community.

 Entry Deadline: June 1, 2020 

 REQUIREMENTS: Media: Any artwork on or of paper, including collages, drawings, paintings, photography, prints, and 3-dimensional works. Paper must be a visible component of the artwork. Images: Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3. Entry Fee: $30.00 plus $15 each additional entry. Fee for one is $30, total for two is $45, and the total for three is $60. No more than three may be submitted. Applications will include a first-person artist’s statement .

 All submissions must be made via CaFE (, a widely utilized on-line submission service that connects artists to exhibition opportunities. To submit, artists must create a free CaFE profile and upload images and information about the work(s) they wish to submit to the Brand 48 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper call. Help for artists new to CaFE is available on the website:

 ELIGIBILITY: Participation is open to artists residing in the United States. Entries must be original artwork created no earlier than 2017 and not previously exhibited at Brand Library & Art Center. Any artwork misrepresented by the images submitted may be rejected. The Brand Associates and Juror reserve the right to decline any artwork deemed unacceptable. No refunds will be given if entries do not meet the requirements or eligibility criteria noted above and will be excluded from the jury pool. Accepted artworks may not be removed or substituted before the close of the exhibition; artwork must be available between August 22 and October 30, 2020.

 Important Dates for Brand 48:

April 1                        Call for Entries Opens
June 1                      Deadline for CaFE Submissions (extended from May 18)
(NOTE: the deadline is 11:59 pm Mountain Time)
June 9-12                    Notification of Acceptance
July 30-August 15     Shipped Artwork must arrive at Brand Library & Art
Center between these dates
August 22                   Hand Delivered Artwork Due (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
September 12           Exhibition Opens
September 13           Opening Reception and Announcement of Awards
October 30                Exhibition Closes
October 31                Pick-up of Hand Delivered Artwork (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
November 23            Shipped Artwork Returned by this Date
No exceptions will be made to any of the above dates

Before uploading images of artwork to their CaFE profile, artists should review the media preparation instructions provided on the CaFE website: Frames and mats should not be visible in the submitted image(s).


 PRESENTATION: Framed artwork should be professionally prepared for hanging and exhibition. All artwork will be handled and hung following professional gallery protocols. Unframed artwork is accepted however artists submitting unframed work assume the inherent risk that the exposed surface may accidentally be damaged during the run of the exhibition.

 DELIVERY AND RETURN: Accepted artworks must be hand-delivered or shipped to Brand Library & Art Center according to the schedule in this call. Shipped artworks will be returned within three weeks after the close of the exhibition in the same packaging in which they were received. A prepaid return shipping label (UPS or Fed Ex, not United States Postal Service-USPS) and a $30 handling fee are required for all shipped work. Additional instructions for shipped artworks will be included with acceptance letters.

 SALES: Unless specified “NFS,” all artworks will be offered for sale. If a price is not indicated on the entry form, the piece will be considered NFS. The Brand Associates take a 25% commission on sales. Payment to artists will be mailed within three weeks after the close of the exhibition. Prices provided on the entry form are final and may not be changed. 

 CATALOG: A catalog of the exhibition will be available for purchase.

 QUESTIONS? Contact Debra Thompson, Brand 48 Exhibition Chair:

Application Requirements

Eligibility Criteria