Call Detail
Don't Touch Your Face - Juried Competition and Exhibition
ShockBoxx Gallery
636 Cypress Ave.
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/22/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 5
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 8
Entry Fee (Don't Touch Your Face - Juried Competition and Exhibition): $25.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

Don’t Touch Your Face


So here we go, locked down and headed into the unknown. Nobody knows what the next hour holds right now. What we do know is that the creatives have a moment to capture and a story to tell. This show is currently planned to open in June. We are making this a long open call because we want you to capture this experience as it unfolds. Circumstances and information are going to be evolving or devolving on the fly and we want you to know, we are in it with you. One way or another, the show goes on.


This is an Open Call to ALL MEDIUMS and artists from ALL LOCATIONS.

Cutting edge Hermosa Beach gallery is looking for the best working artists to feature in an upcoming group exhibition at ShockBoxx Gallery in June of 2020. The top artist submissions will win a Cash Prize and Award Certificate, as well as receiving Featured Wall Space in the exhibition. Since the call is open to all mediums, we leave it up to you to choose your very best artwork that fits your own experience during this pandemic. We are interested in gathering a wide variety of experiences to paint a broader picture that will not only capture the perspective of the artist, but also of what it has been like to live through this as a human being and a culture as a whole.

Artworks will be judged based on creativity, originality, quality of work, composition, and overall artistic ability.

Competition will also be featured on ARTSY.

Cash Prizes to top three pieces selected by jury.


Jurors: Leah Perrino, Astrid Parker, Preston M. Smith, Scott Meskill and Mike Collins.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Extended until May 22nd, 2020.



You can enter this competition with a Single Entry of one image for $25, or up to eight images at $5 per additional image. There are also additional options for video and audio uploads. Winners will be chosen based on the quality of single entry as well as quality of overall work.

Competition Winners will be announced early April via email, the exhibition will be featured on Artsy and the winners will remain published (on the PMS Artwork Past Competition Winners site) for winners to reference on their respective resumes and future submissions.

If you are chosen for the gallery exhibition, details will be provided via email on sending/delivering your work to the gallery for the show in June of 2020.

Good luck and we are excited to review your work.

Listen to ShockBoxx Gallery owner, Mike Collins interviewed on The Living Artist. Mike discusses unique aspects of the gallery and community, as well as best practices for artists submitting their work and dealing with a gallery relationship.

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