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36th Annual All Media Juried Art Exhibition

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: California
Entry Deadline: 5/14/21
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (Application Processing Fee): $3.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum):$5.00

The Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) and MOAH:CEDAR are thrilled to announce the 36th Annual All-Media Juried Art Exhibition. This year's show will be a virtual gallery, available for viewing through MOAH:CEDAR's websiteIn this annual exhibition, artists of all ages and experience levels from around the Antelope Valley and the 5th Supervisorial District of Los Angeles County are welcomed to participate.

The exhibition will celebrate participating artists with a special virtual closing reception on Saturday, June 26. The awards ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. where over $1,000 will be awarded to participants by the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation and various small businesses, community organizations, public officials and other sponsors. The exhibition will run from Saturday, May 22 to Sunday, June 27. This year’s jurors are Katherine Nestved and George Davis.

As in previous years, the Lancaster Museum and Public Art Foundation will consider each of the Best of Exhibition winners for acquisition into the Museum of Art and History’s permanent collection.

ONLY ONLINE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. See "Submittal" below for more information.

This year, MOAH and MOAH:CEDAR will only be accepting entries online through (CaFE). Artists must create a free account with CaFE in order to submit their work. To create an account, please click on "Artist Sign Up" in the upper right hand corner of the CaFE website.  Once their account has been created, artists will be able to search for our call "MOAH 36th All-Media Juried Arts Exhibition." Artist may then upload high resolution images of their work, video or audio files to CaFE and pay all applicable fees.

For a quick how-to video click here

Selection Process:
The jurors will select which artwork will be exhibited by careful examination of all submitted entries; including those submitted for the 17 and Under. With no exceptions, jurors have the sole responsibility for the selection of artworks. MOAH and MOAH:CEDAR reserve the right to not display work that does not meet eligibility requirements or follow the guidelines herein.

Katherine Nestved, Arts Coordinator for the City of Santa Clarita. Nestved supervises seven exhibit spaces and manages the City's public and civic art projects. She completed her Bachelors of Fine Art from California State Univeristy, Bakersfield and received her Masters of Fine Art from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. Previously, she was the Galley Director for Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo where she was responsible for hundreds of museum level exhibits. She has also held posistions with Gagosian, Todd Madigan Gallery, and the Career Center at Pratt Institute. As a guest speaker, Nestved's most recent engagements were for the 2020 LA Art Show's panel discussions and 2019 Americans for the Arts Convention. Nestved has been a juror for numerous exhibits and organizations including the Santa Clarita Artists Association, Westlake Village Art Guild, Congressional District Annual Congressional Art Competition, and the Antelope Valley Fair. 

George Davis, Public Art Coordinator for the City of Palmdale

Davis is an artist who has previously worked in film production design and museum registration. He graduated cum laude from Boston University with a B.S. in Film Production, and A.A. and A.S. degrees from Moorpark College. His experience in the arts comes from the ongoing exposure and study of production and exhibition design methods, and the management of world-class art collections. Davis' career started in film production and transitioned shortly after into production design. This experience had the opposite of the intended effect, however, and he eventually departed the film industry to spend two years dedicated to independent study in painting, figure drawing, perspective, illustration, and animation. Consequently, he transitioned to a collections position at the Autry Museum of the American West where he worked exclusively with the permanent collection and was the collections manager for the annuel Masters of the American West Exhibition. From that point on, he has managed collections for the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Broad, and several other private collections. He has worked professionally as an expert art installer and has travelled as a courier for contemporary art exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. As an artist he has developed a signature style with hard lines, intertwining shapes, and abstract influences which he uses in his paintings and drawings. At the same time, he enjoys exploration in photography, logo design, character design, and has painted an occasional mural. 

Works must have been completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited at the Museum of Art and History or MOAH:CEDAR. This exhibition is open to artists working with all arts media, including photography, video, audio, painting, drawing, mixed media 2D, mixed media 3D and clay. Artists of all ages are welcome to submit, although artists 17 and under must have their parent's permission. Applicants must reside within the 5th Supervisorial District of the County of Los Angeles OR within the following ZIP codes:

91321 91350 91351 91354 91355 91381 91383 91384 91387 91387 91390 93501 93505 93510 93516 93523 93524 93532 93534 93535 93536 93543 93544 93550 93551 93552 93553 93560 93561 93563 93591 93599 92371 92301 93203 93243

Cash awards will total over $1,000. Jurors will select the Best of Exhibition, 2nd Best of Exhibition and 3rd Best of Exhibition awards donated by the Lancaster Museum & Public Art Foundation (LMPAF). Best of Exhibition winners will receive, in addition to their cash awards, the opportunity to participate in an exclusive portfolio review with MOAH's curators. As in years passed, LMPAF may choose to offer to purchase any Best of Exhibition award winner for inclusion in the Museum's permanent collection. This year, local artists may opt-in to be considered for the Emerging Artist Workshop Opportunity Award. The winning artist will be provided with a small stipend to host an Emerging Artist Workshop, in which they will work with MOAH staff to organize a presentation on their work or technique to the public. Visitors are also encouraged to follow the Lancaster Museum of Art & History and vote for their favorite pieces using
#MOAHPeoplesChoice on Instagram. The artwork earning the most votes will receive a special prize at the exhibit's special virtual reception. Many other awards are also available.

1 Entry - FREE*
Each additional Entry - $5.00

*Each applicant will be charged a $3 processing fee

The pieces chosen will be exhibited online. To take photos of your artwork remove any distractions from the piece, such as: frames, glass or plastic. Scan the artwork if possible. If you cannot scan the artwork, a DSLR camera or phone camera will work too.

To take pictures of your artwork, place the piece on a plain white background. For 3D pieces, place on a plain white surface with a plain white background. It is best to use natural lighting, if it is not available make sure to use a bright white light without tinting. Make sure the light is not too close to the piece or it will wash it out. 

When taking the photo make sure to aim the camera directly at the piece without angling the camera. For 3D art make sure to take photos from different angles of your work.

For more information on how to photograph your artwork, watch this video.

Exhibition Schedule:
Online Submission Deadline - Friday, May 14 at 5 PM

Notification of Accepted Artworks - Wednesday, May 19
Online Opening Day - Saturday, May 22
Special Reception - Saturday, June 26; 6 PM

Best of Exhibition Portfolio Review - TO BE DETERMINED

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