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Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of CA Art
Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis, CA 95616

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Event Dates: 7/10/20 - 8/16/20
Entry Deadline: 6/5/20
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of CA Art): $35.00

Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2020


The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 8th year, is open to artists residing in California. This is an ‘open theme’ juried exhibit, which showcases art that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. Work may be in any medium, but must not exceed 36” wide for 2D work. There are no size restrictions for three-dimensional work. Work must not exceed 100 lb, and must be ready to install. Works on paper are accepted providing they are framed, or have hardware to safely display them. Accepted work should be original, completed within the past five years, and remain at the Pence during the entire exhibit. The work must not have been shown at the Pence previously. Applicants must submit between 1-3 images of work for review, along with an artist statement, at, and pay a fee of $30, or $35 for non-Pence members.


Accepted work may be hand-delivered on July 5th, or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence by July 3rd. Expenses for shipping to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist.  Artists can include a prepaid label for return shipping.


Monetary awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes will be awarded based on the Juror’s choice and are $400, $300 and $200.


The Pence Gallery will insure all artwork while it is on the premises, through August 16. Each artist must complete an artist's contract when they are accepted. All work must be picked up or shipped, between August 17-18, unless other arrangements are made.


JUROR: Hearne Pardee

Residing in Davis for almost twenty years, Hearne Pardee makes paintings and collages based on everyday landscapes and community spaces. His work has recently been featured in a public art installation at Ricardo Favela Park in McKinley Village in Sacramento. Educated at Yale and Columbia, Pardee has exhibited his work in both New York and California, including at the Robert Mondavi Winery. He is a Professor of Art Studio at UC Davis.

The Pence is a nonprofit art gallery, established in 1975, whose mission is to educate and inspire the community by exhibiting high caliber art by local and regional artists. This exhibit will be displayed in the Main Gallery, measuring 1000 square feet, with 12’ ceilings.


All submissions are due online by 9 PM PST at on June 5, 2020.

June 12: Notification of acceptance
July 3: Shipping deadline for accepted work
July 5: Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery, 11:30 am- 5 PM
July 10-August 16, 11:30 AM – 5 PM (closed Mondays) Exhibition dates
Friday, July 10, 6-9 PM (Awards at 8 PM)
August 17-18, 11:30 AM – 5 PM: Pick up exhibited work


Sales are encouraged. Indicate on the entry form whether or not the work is for sale. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all work sold. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance into the show.





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