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Who We Are: Portraying Identity
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Entry Deadline: 2/6/22
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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


Who We Are: Portraying Identity


Each of us is a mix of many things. Identity is gloriously layered, multifaceted and built upon a confoundingly complex spectrum of factors, some that we are born with, some that are impacted by external variables and some that evolve and change with us over time. The portrayal of who we are can focus on a single, significant aspect of our identity or can reflect an entire network of associations shaped by broader spheres of influence: our connections to familial, social, ethnic, cultural or other groups; our personal or family history; our geographical, economic or social circumstances; our political or spiritual belief systems; our jobs, our lifestyles or our personal interests; and so much more.

How do you represent your identity? When you look inward and ask, “Who am I?” or look outward to your community and ask, “Who are we?” what do you see, and how do you portray it? For this exhibition Cabrillo Gallery welcomes all interpretations of the theme of identity. We invite you to share with us your representation of who you are within the vast continuum of what it is to be human. 


Pauli Ochi grew up in her family’s gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho. After studying art history and art business she worked in New York before founding Ochi Projects in of Los Angeles, California in 2015. OCHI is a contemporary art gallery that supports and contextualizes a diverse roster of artists with experimental and emerging practices as they investigate the conceptual and material boundaries of art.


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. Our programming serves to educate and inspire our academic community at Cabrillo College, the wider community of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay Areas, and beyond. To learn more about the gallery, visit


Entry fee:

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


  • Submissions due: February 6, 2022, 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: February 14
  • Delivery of artwork: 
    • Shipped artworks must arrive at Cabrillo Gallery no later than February 25
    • Work delivered in person will be accepted at the gallery on February 28 
  • Exhibition: Selected artworks will be exhibited at Cabrillo Gallery March 7–April 8, 2022 (gallery closed March 21–25)

Please be prepared to submit the following when applying online:

  • Brief statement specifically about each artwork submitted
  • Title of artwork
  • Dimensions (inches) H x W x D
  • Price of artwork
  • Year completed
  • Website url, Instagram and Facebook handles, if you have them
  • Professional quality image or video files of artworks.
    • For image and 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.


Open to all US artists working in any visual art medium, including video (10 minutes or shorter)

Entries must be original work not previously shown at the Cabrillo Gallery.