3rd Annual Piedmont Center for the Arts Juried Art Show

Entry Deadline: Nov. 29

801 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611


3rd Annual Piedmont Center for the Arts Juried Art Show
The 3rd Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is an annual, juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimenional works by Bay Area artists.  Featuring original art created within the past two years, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors Christina Linden, Oakland Museum of California, Associate Curator of Art & Material Culture and Rachel Jans, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture.  Thanks to the courtesy of the John P. Thornborrow Memorial Endowment Fund, total cash awards of $4,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, January 8, 2016.

ELIGILITY:  Must reside/work within the nine countries of the Greater Bay Area 
including: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

SUBMISSIONS: $40 Entry Fee.

EXHIBITION DATES:  January 9 – February 21, 2016; Opening Reception: Friday, January 8, 6-8 pm

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the Bay Area.

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is honored to have two distinguished jurors:

1)  Rachel Jans
Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Rachel Jans is an assistant curator of painting and sculpture at SFMOMA and an expert on postwar and contemporary German and American art. She has published and presented on a variety of artists, and her research has been supported by a Fulbright scholarship, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, and a Whiting Fellowship. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2014 with a dissertation titled “Art on the Border: Galerie René Block and Cold War Berlin.”

2)  Christina Linden
Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, Oakland Museum of California
Christina Linden began working as Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture at the Oakland Museum of California in the winter of 2013 and has since led several projects, including a reinstallation of Beat and counterculture-era artworks in the Gallery of California Art, a presentation of archival material from Judy Chicago’s 1974 installation “A Butterfly for Oakland,” the dance and poetry event but what you want is far away, and an exhibition of work by photographer Marion Gray documenting several decades of performance and installation work in the Bay Area. Prior to her tenure at OMCA, Linden worked as an independent curator and writer based in Oakland with projects at SFMOMA, Kadist Art Foundation, the Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, and the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. She teaches as visiting graduate faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute. Linden’s expertise is focused in social practice, public space, and art in the Bay Area. She holds a Master of Arts in Curatorial Studies from Bard College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from New York University.

Cash awards: 1st place – $2,500, 2nd – $1,000, 3rd- $500 plus Honorable Mentions.  The Center does not take a commission for art works sold through the show but a 10% voluntary donation is suggested.
All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years.  Artists can submit a maximum of three (3) images.  Entry fee is $40.  All works must be able to be hung on the wall to be considered (wired for easy hanging) and are limited to 48 x 36 inches including frame and may not exceed 30 lbs.  ONLY 2 dimensional media will be accepted, including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media/collage, printmaking, all paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, watercolor, graphite, iPad.

Exhibit Terms and Information:


1.    ARTWORKS must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered.
2.    Art will be selected by designated jurors; notification of acceptance/non-acceptance will be e-mailed. Note: The Piedmont Center for the Arts discourages artwork entries that include significant elements of sexually explicit imagery, overtly political or religious content, graphic depiction of violence, or profanity.
3.    Size of finished work to be a maximum of 36” x 48” including frame, and maximum weight of 30 lbs. Work is to be installation ready; 2-D work must be framed or prepared and ready for hanging, FLAT D-RING HARDWARE with opening 3/16” or larger, placed 2-4” from top, wire not visible. NO saw-tooth hangers or protruding screw eyes will be accepted. Work must be clean, frames in good condition, use Plexiglas only (no glass). Unframed canvas and panels must have gallery finished sides; no staples visible. No wet paintings. Photography must be limited edition prints, matted and framed under Plexiglas. Artwork not adequately prepared will not be accepted into exhibition.
4.    Artwork may not be removed by artist or buyer until Monday, February 22, 2016 between 3:00-7:00 pm. Please make arrangements to have someone pick up your art if you cannot come on that date, as late pick-up fees apply; see Sales/Insurance section.


1.    The Piedmont Center for the Arts will NOT handle sales of works.  All sale inquiries will be directed to the artist.  A voluntary donation of 10% is asked from any sales to help support the non-profit organization of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.
2.    Work will NOT be insured by the Piedmont Center for the Arts.  Artists are strongly encouraged to insure artworks on their own policies. Work left after the specified pick-up date of Monday, February 22 will be subject to a $5 per piece per day storage fee. Artists may designate someone to pick their work up for them with prior notification to Center.


1.  Exhibit will be announced via web page, email newsletters to mailing list, and press releases to Bay Area media contacts.  A flyer will be generated for participating artists to distribute and will be sent electronically to participating artists (no postcards). The Piedmont Center for the Arts reserves the right to use submitted images for promotional purposes.
2.   Participating artists are asked to snail mail or bring with them their bio and/or statement for inclusion in the Artist Information Notebook by or before January 6th. Mail, unfolded, to Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Avenue, Piedmont, CA  94611.

  • Deadline for Submission: Monday, November 16, 2015
  • Selected Artists Notified: Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Artwork Drop-Off Date: Tuesday, January 5, 4:00-8:00 pm
  • Exhibition Dates: Saturday, January 9 – Sunday, February 21, 2016. Gallery viewing every Saturday and Sunday during show from 12 noon – 3pm
  •  Opening Date: Friday, January 8th, 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Artists’ Reception: Friday, January 8th, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Artwork Pick-Up Date: Monday, February 22, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

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