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2021 CVG Show
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Entry Deadline: 11/29/20
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Entry Fee (2021 CVG Show): $45.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 2
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 2
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington

Collective Visions Gallery announces the Fourteenth Annual CVG Show, a juried art competition for Photo/Digital, Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional art.  All Washington State artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit work. Over $9,000 in cash and purchase prizes will be awarded to winners in the several categories.

Entry Deadline:    Nov 29, 2020 10:59 PM Pacific Time
Notifications to Artists:   On or before Jan 3, 2021 
Delivery of Work:
Hand Deliveries:- January 16 and 17, 2021 (Sat and Sun 1-5 pm)
(hours and dates may be expanded to accommodate social distancing protocols.)   

Shipped work accepted- Jan 4th – Jan 16, 2021

Other Important Dates: 
Note: All events currently contingent upon State guidelines for social distancing and may be virtual or via ZOOM if necessary.

Saturday, January 23, 2021
    11 AM – 5 PM   Exhibition Opens at Collective Visions Gallery     
     5 - 7 PM           Awards Ceremony local and/or online venue TBA
     7 – 10 PM         Reception and party - At Collective Visions Gallery TBA      
Sunday, January 24 
     1 -3 PM
  Walk-through Tour with Jurist at Collective Visions Gallery      
Friday, February 5   
      5 – 8 PM “First Friday” Public Reception at Collective Visions Gallery      
Saturday, February 13  
      2 - 4 pm Panel Discussion at Collective Visions Gallery      
Friday, February 26 
      Last day of show; closes after talk and reception
      6 PM  Guest Lecturer and People’s Choice Award at Collective  Visions Gallery      
Saturday, February 27 and Sunday,  February 28 
       10 am – 4 PM    Pick up Art at Collective Visions Gallery         
(hours and dates may be expanded to accommodate social
        distancing protocols.) 
 Monday, March 1 and Tuesday March 2 
       Shipped work will be mailed

Best of Show/Mayor’s Award                   $1500.00                                        
Best of Kitsap Award                                $1000.00*                                               
First Prize in Photo/Digital Arts                 $900.00                                      
First Prize in 2D Arts                                 $900.00                                               
First Prize in 3D Arts                                 $900.00                                           

Second Prize in Photo/Digital Arts           $500.00                                        
Second Prize in 2D Arts                           $500.00                                           
Second Prize in 3D Arts                           $500.00                                               

Third Prize in Photo/Digital Arts              $250.00                                               
Third Prize in 2D Arts                              $250.00                                                  
Third Prize in 3D Arts                              $250.00                        

People’s Choice Award                            $300.00*                          Also:             
Honorable Mentions         10 awards   valued at $25 ea                                   
Purchase Prize Fund                             $2550                                    

*These awards are selected by specific sponsors or exhibition viewers


All artists must be 18 years of age or older, and be a resident of Washington State.
Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and executed within the past three years (since 1/1/2017).  Work must have been done without the supervision of an instructor. Copies of existing artworks or works solely based on copyrighted artworks are not eligible.


ENTRY FEE:  $45.00 total, for one to two artworks.  

ENTRY METHOD:  On-line through CaFE, at  You will need to create an account (unless you already have one).  It’s free. Follow all instructions for each entry.


A maximum of TWO entries per artist is permitted.  Artists may enter more than one category.  All entries will be juried from digital images.  Awards will be judged from the original works of art.

Two-dimensional (2D) work may not exceed 8 feet in longest dimension or weigh more than 75 lbs.  
All 2D works on paper must be under glass or Plexiglas.
Shipped work must use Plexiglas.

Any 3D work must fit within a 4 x 4 x 9 foot space, and weigh less than 400 lbs.
If the artist wishes to supply more than one view of a 3D work, please create and submit a composite image showing both views. (or, a short video file showing all sides of the work may be submitted.)

All work must be gallery-ready for display, with the appropriate framing, hanging wires, supports, etc.  (No sawtooth hangers allowed)
Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter an accepted work, change the sales price, or withdraw a work after it has been entered or accepted.  
We may ask artists submitting work requiring very complicated installation to help with the installation of that work.
All work must be for sale.  Collective Visions Gallery will retain a 33% commission on all sales. Collective Visions Gallery reserves the right to refuse to display any entry which does not meet the criteria stated in this prospectus.  
Early pickup of artwork is not permitted!  There will be a $25 storage fee for all work (except work to be shipped back to the artist) not picked up on February 28, 2021.


Official notification will be via e-mail from Call for Entry (CaFE).  Acceptance or rejection status (invited or not-invited status) of artwork can be also viewed online on your account at 

Artworks can be hand-delivered or shipped.  
Artists who live in places that may be affected by winter weather conditions may want to consider shipping accepted works instead of hand-delivering.
Shipping instructions will be included in the notification e-mail letter.  The artist entrant will be responsible for shipping charges in both directions.  A return, pre-paid shipping label MUST be included with all shipped artworks.

No cash, postage stamps, or money orders will be accepted for return. Artwork shipped without a return shipping label will not be displayed during the show, unless advance arrangements are made for the artist to pick up the artwork at the gallery on pick-up days (February 27 and 28, 2021; 10 am to 4 pm). (hours/times may be expanded in order to accommodate social distancing protocols)

Every precaution will be taken to handle artworks with the utmost care.  However, neither Collective Visions Gallery or the co-sponsors of the exhibition will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work for loss or damage.

LIABILITY:  Artworks will be insured for liability while at Collective Visions Gallery. However, the construction and design of the work must not present a hazard to the public  

PHOTOGRAPHY:  Collective Visions reserves the right to photograph entries for purposes of publicity, documentation, education, and promotion.

About the Juror 

Michael D’Alessandro is the Executive Director of Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Washington. After a 12-year career in architecture, Michael left the profession to pursue a second career in the arts. With degrees in fine arts, design and art history, he comes to arts nonprofit management with a unique blend of talents. Michael is also a writer, publisher, teacher and curator. He moved to Washington in 2014 from Portland, Oregon where he worked for arts nonprofits, the Froelick Gallery, and taught creative writing, graphic design and publishing at Marylhurst University. He has an MFA from Naropa University, and is the publisher and editor of Westering, a small press specializing in new literature and letterpress book editions. Michael lives in Port Townsend, with his partner and three children.

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