Call For Artists: Surf City ART

Huntington Beach Art Center

Entry Deadline: May. 17

538 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
PHONE 417 374-1650

Call For Artists: Surf City ART HBAC Gallery and Virtual Exhibition Dates: June 22 – August 17, 2024

ELIGIBILITY Artists, submit your recent contemporary art that celebrates our vibrant and varied Surf City culture!

PRESENTED by the Huntington Beach Art Center

Juried by Lyn Semeta and Mark Zambrano

Maximum 2 entries per artist
Online submissions open: Wednesday, April 24
Online submissions close: Friday, May 17
Jury selection notifications: Friday, May 31

Artwork delivery: Friday & Saturday, June 7 – 8 (reservations required)
Install begins: Monday, June 10
Exhibition closes: August 17
Artwork pick up: Sunday & Monday, August 18 – 19

Opening reception: Saturday, June 22
Art For Lunch: Thursday, July 11, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Artist panel discussion, Saturday, August 3, 1-2:30pm

HBAC is located at 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California. Artists submitting artwork for gallery display are responsible for in-person artwork delivery and pick up. Reservations are required for artwork delivery. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Lyn Semeta pursued a successful career as a business attorney, but her love of art began with an Art History Class at UCLA. She has since taken art classes through Coastline Community College, the Huntington Beach and Newport Beach Recreation programs, and from local and national private instructors. Over her artistic career, she discovered her favorite mediums, mixed media and watercolor, and her paintings have earned awards locally, including the Best of Show at the Sunset Beach Art Festival.

Lyn was elected to the Huntington Beach City Council, serving as Mayor in 2020. While on the City Council, she served on the Design Review Board and as well as Liaison to the Allied Arts Board. Her passion for Public Art led Lyn to serve as Chair of the Art in Central Park Committee which successfully oversaw the installation of “See Yourself in Nature Art Project”.

Ms. Semeta has served on the Boards of Watercolor West and the Huntington Beach Art League, serving as Workshops Co-Chair. She served as a judge for the Sunset Beach Art Festival and the Plein Air Competition on 5th Street Huntington Beach. Lyn is currently a member of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, Islander Committee and serves as Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley.

Mark Zambrano is the author of Surfing in Huntington Beach, a history of the surfers who shaped the local surf community into the cultural force it is today. The author compiled an in-depth visual historical narrative spanning over 100 years, using images and stories gathered from city and county archives, generations of surfers and their families, local libraries and businesses, and renowned photographers.

Mr. Zambrano is an online marketing specialist, works with Corky Carroll’s Surf School and Board Members Surf Shop, and is an active member of the Huntington Beach Historic Resource Board. When not working and writing, Mark spends his time surfing around Orange County. Sharing never before seen images in the 2019 publication, the author’s collection of stories, surfing lore, and epic waves capture the Surf City USA indomitable spirit.

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