Call Detail
Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2021
Entry Deadline: 5/28/21
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California

Slice: A Juried Exhibit of Regional Art 2021

The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 9th 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 except for video or sound, 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 for Pence members, or $35 for non-Pence members.

Accepted work may be hand-delivered between June 29-30, 11:30 am-4:30 PM, or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence by June 30th. 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 17. Each artist must complete an artist's contract when they are accepted. All work must be picked up or shipped, between August 16-17, unless other arrangements are made.

JUROR: Faith McKinnie
Faith J. McKinnie, independent curator and art consultant.  Her curatorial practice is rooted in the care and prioritization of artists from the margins. Informed by her own experiences with race, gender, politics, and sexuality, Faith wields the transformative power of diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive art in her critically acclaimed projects, programs, and exhibitions. She has held leadership positions at the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento Theatre Company, and the Sojourner Truth African Heritage Museum, and is the founding director of the Black Artists Fund.

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 by May 28th, 2021.

June 10: Notification of acceptance
June 30: Shipping deadline for accepted work
June 29-30: Drop off of accepted work at Pence Gallery, 11:30 am- 5   PM
July 6-August 15, 11:30 AM – 5 PM (closed Mondays) Exhibition dates
Friday, July 9, 6-9 PM (Awards at 7:30 PM)
August 16-17, 11:30 AM – 4:30 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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