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Axis 16th National Juried Exhibition
625 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811


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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/23/21
Days remaining to deadline: 12
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (Axis 16th National Juried Exhibition): $35.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$10.00

Axis Gallery invites you to submit work to its 16th National Juried Exhibition, featuring juror Faith J McKinnie, independent curator and coordinator of the Crocker Art Museum’s Block by Block.

Eligibility & Media

  • Open to artists residing in the U.S.
  • Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any medium including painting, print, drawings, video, photography, or digital images.
  • 2D work should not exceed a framed size of 48” in the longest dimension.
  • 3D work is limited to 36” and not more than 60 lbs.
  • Video
    •  work must be 5 min or shorter (this work will be rotated on a 60” monitor installed in the gallery with other accepted work)   
    •  the artist must provide and install their own equipment. Monitors should be no larger than 30” diagonal. If audio is integral to the work, please provide headphones for viewers.
  •  All work must be original (no reproductions), produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Axis Gallery.
  • Work with complex installations or video will be included at the discretion of the juror and gallery

About the Juror
Faith J. McKinnie is an independent curator and writer based in Sacramento, CA. She is currently the exhibitions & outreach manager at Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum and the founding director of the Black Artists Fund. She recently collaborated with the Sacramento Kings to present Built By Black History, a public art exhibition in downtown Sacramento. She has held leadership positions at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Theatre Company, and Bigger Than Us Arts.

Cash awards and a printed exhibition catalog.
Submission Requirements
Please submit JPEG files and prepare your images according to the CaFÉ guidelines.
Entry Fee
$35 for three images/videos, additional entries $10.00 each, limit 6.
Videos are limited to a total of 3

  • May 23, 10:59 PM PST: Entry due
  • Late June 2020: Notification of acceptance by email, and on the CaFÉ site
  • July 26–Aug 1: Shipped work to arrive
  • July 23–25 or July 30–August 1, 12–5 pm: Hand delivery to Axis Gallery 
  • August 6: Exhibition Opens  
  • August 14: Tentative Second Saturday Reception, 6–9 pm 
  • August 29: Exhibition Closes 
  • Shipped work returned at close of exhibition.
  • Aug 29 from 5–7 pm or Aug 30 from 3 pm–5 pm, hand-delivered work pickup

- Sales are encouraged. The gallery will retain 40% commission on any work sold. 
- Price of work should include commission to gallery.

Insurance & Liability
- Work will be insured while at Axis Gallery, but we cannot insure work while it is in transit.
- The gallery will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping.
- Images of accepted work will be featured in an exhibition catalogue and may be used for promotional purposes.
- Shipping instructions will be emailed following the jury process. 
- Email Axis Gallery:
About the Space
Axis Gallery is an artist-run space that has been in operation for over 30 years, with a national reputation for bringing contemporary and challenging exhibitions to Sacramento. The gallery is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the selection and presentation of works of art.


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