Justice: National Call For Art

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art

Entry Deadline: Sep. 24

500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA 94949
PHONE 415.506.0137


“Liberty and justice for all”. These are the closing words of America’s Pledge of Allegiance, but we have fallen woefully short of this promise. Words and actions have failed us, but artists step into this gap by investigating themes and imagery that inspire the path forward as well as depicting the errors of the past. As a nation, we must eliminate racism in all its forms. Art is the universal language and artists articulate a shared vision for social justice. 2D or 3D artwork will be accepted in any medium.

JUROR Karen Jenkins Johnson
Karen Jenkins Johnson established her eponymous gallery in 1996 in San Francisco, having moved to the SF Bay Area to earn her MBA at UC Berkeley. She opened a second gallery and community project space in New York in 2005. She is a dealer of contemporary art, representing international artists working across disciplines. Karen Jenkins Johnson was featured in The New York Times Style Magazine as part of a small but influential group of black gallerists correcting history, and was interviewed on art world diversity by AIPADexposure. She is a Museum of the African Diaspora advisor, and in 2018, was named the MoADSF Patron of the Arts.

All entrants must be U.S. resident artists 18 and over. You are invited to submit up to 5 digital images of your original artwork completed in the past five years, not previously shown in a MarinMOCA or Artists of MarinMOCA exhibit. This exhibit is open to all art media. Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. Oversized artworks that do not have a waiver will not be juried.

Ms. Jenkins Johnson is choosing a limited number of artworks by invitation. The remaining artworks will be selected by Ms. Jenkins Johnson via a national Call for Entries process as described above.

Digital entries must be RECEIVED via online application on or before midnight PST, THURSDAY, September 24, 2020.

A non-refundable entry fee will be charged. Entry fee for Non-members: $35 for up to 3 entries or $50 for 4-5 entries. Entry fee for Artists of MarinMOCA members: $30 for up to 3 entries or $45 for 4-5 entries. Diptychs and triptychs count as one piece; use only one image of entire diptych or triptych. 3D Artists should consider uploading a single image that includes two views for each artwork submitted. Fees to be paid online via PayPal or credit card during the digital entry process.

First Place: $500.00
Second Place: $300.00
Third Place: $100.00
Non-monetary Honorable Mention awards may be given at Juror’s discretion.

An email will be sent to all entrants to advise whether any of their entries have been accepted on approximately Oct. 7.

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