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Natural Habitats
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Entry Deadline: 12/23/21
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Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: California


Natural Habitats


All living things have natural habitats, places where they might successfully live, each according to their unique needs. From the transient stops along a bird’s migratory route, to a parched desert where certain plants and animals actually thrive, unique life forms can survive in places where it is impossible for others to exist. Human activity has encroached on and damaged so many natural habitats, creating challenges to which native organisms must adapt in order to survive, many times without success. Such loss of natural habitat has affected life all over our planet.

As humans it is in our nature to construct artificial habitats that, to us, can feel “natural.” Some people are lucky enough to be able to find a place to flourish, based not only on their needs, but also on their desires, while others struggle without adequate resources or refuge. Humans also have the ability to imagine less concrete spaces—mental, emotional, spiritual, psychological—where they might feel at home within themselves.

For this exhibition Cabrillo Gallery welcomes artworks on all interpretations of the theme “Natural Habitats,” which could be as small and temporary as the cradle of a bird’s nest, as tragic as the destroyed habitat of a threatened species, or as varied as the places, whether physical or metaphysical, where humans make their homes in the world. 


Partners Donna Seager and Suzanne Gray established Seager Gray Gallery in 2005. The gallery exhibits work by outstanding emerging, mid-career, established and internationally known artists, with a focus on works that combine content with a mastery of materials. Seager Gray Gallery participates regularly in international art fairs, garners critical review, and is recognized well beyond the San Francisco Bay Area as premier contemporary art gallery.


Cabrillo Gallery presents high quality art and design exhibitions, lectures and other programming to promote a broad range of discourse about the visual arts and culture. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, our programming serves to educate and inspire our academic community at Cabrillo College, the greater community of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, and beyond. To learn more about the gallery, visit



  • US artists working in all media, including video

Entry fees:

  • $30 for up to 3 artworks that address the concept of the exhibition.
  • Payment may be made by credit card or PayPal.

Submission materials and information:

  • Professional quality image or video files of artworks. 
    • For image / video file specifications and uploading instructions, please go to:
    • Please note: The technical quality of images or videos is crucial for review by the juror. Cabrillo Gallery reserves the right to exclude work if technical quality is exceedingly poor.
  • Title of artwork
  • Dimensions: (inches) H x W x D
  • Price of artwork
  • Year completed
  • Brief statement specifically about the artwork submitted


  • Submissions due: December 22, 2021, 10:59 Pacific Time, 11:59 Mountain Time
    • * IMPORTANT: Please allow extra time to register as a user on the CaFÉ site and upload your media files before making your submission.
  • Acceptance/Awards Announced: January 2, 2022
  • Delivery of artwork: 
    • Shipped artworks must arrive at Cabrillo Gallery no later than January 14, 2022.
    • Work delivered in person will be accepted at the gallery on January 17. 
  • Exhibition: Selected artworks will be exhibited at Cabrillo Gallery January 24 to February 25, 2022
  • Juror’s Talk: Date and time TBA
  • Return of Artwork:
    • Hand delivered work is to be picked up by artists February 28 and March 1, 2022
    • Shipped artworks will be return shipped to artists by March 7, 2022

US artists eligible