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Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award

Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616


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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 4/1/22
Days remaining to deadline: 75
Budget: $3000.00

Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00

The Pence Gallery announces that its Emerging Artist Award 2022 is now open for application via This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit and artist talk. Artists must use the award to further their work in a significant direction. Artists may work in any medium, except for video or sound art. 

This award is under-written by donors James R. and Suzette M. Smith, and offers an award of $3000 and a solo exhibit at the Pence in January-February 2023. 

‘Emerging’ is defined as an artist who is early in their art career, and some experience exhibiting in group shows, but not an extensive solo exhibit history. The qualifications for this award are that the artist’s submitted work is of high caliber, original, and completed within the past five years. The art submitted should not have been on view at the Pence before.  Artists must be dedicated to the practice of making and exhibiting art, and need financial support. The award is limited to artists residing in California, and will be determined by a panel of experts and donors. 

Must live in California, be over 18, and apply by the deadline. 

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