California Open 2017

TAG Gallery

Entry Deadline: Jun. 23

5458 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone 310.829.9556

Link to entry form…

The 12th Annual 2017 California Open is a juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery, an artist-owned gallery now located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd, near LACMA and the Craft and Folk Arts Museum. TAG features emerging and mid-career artists of Southern California. Previously located at Bergamot Station, our new exhibition space is 5,400 sq. ft., twice the size of our previous gallery space. We are excited about our new, bigger space and will be able to accept more CA applicants and bigger work this year!

The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older in the disciplines of Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, and Sculpture. Accepted work will be exhibited at TAG Gallery from the 9th – 26th of August 2017, and all work will be for sale.

Curator Scott Canty earned a BFA in drawing and painting from California State University Long Beach. Canty worked for the City of Torrance’s Joslyn Art Center as art instructor and was the Center’s Art Curator. Canty has worked as the Director of exhibitions at the Palos Verdes Art Center.

Recently, Canty held the positions of Art Curator with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Senior Curator for the LAX ART Exhibition Program and was Curator and interim Director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. His position as curator helped organize exhibitions for other City facilities and programs for 30 years.


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