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2014 Call for Entries

There are three (3) Calls for Entries for the 2014-15 Exhibition Season through an on-line submission process. Each Call for Entries list specific eligibility guidelines and information, and all Calls have the same General Guidelines listed at the bottom of this page.

For an individual pdf file of each exhibition Call for Entries, click on the exhibition logo.

On-Line Entry Process

  1. The three (3) On-Line Calls for Entries listed below are submitted and processed on-line by clicking on the link:  Smarter Entry
  2. All on-line entries are viewed anonymously by the juror announced for each exhibition. Until the final artist selection is made, accepted artists’ names and contact information is held confidential by the Gallery Director administering the calls.
  3. Please include the following information: materials, dimensions, weight of 3D works, and any additional work process or technique methods.
  4. Images may be added, exchanged, or removed up until the very last day of the call deadline.
  5. Payment of entry fees and submission of images for judging signifies the artist’s understanding and acceptance of all terms and conditions of the call for entry general guidelines and for the corresponding exhibition.
  6. Fees are non-refundable unless the exhibition is cancelled by the Gallery.
  7. Artists are not registered for the Call for Entry until fees are paid.

Deadline: June 16, 2014

Exhibition Title: Visions In Clay

Awards for both Functional and Sculptural Categories
Best of Show: $600 / 2nd Place: $400 / 3rd Place: $300

Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Ceramic works of any thematic and stylistic presentation will be accepted for entry. Clay must be the primary medium, and works may be functional or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction, and 50lbs in weight.

Gallery Exhibition: August 21 – September 18, 2014

On-Line Exhibition: August 2014– June 2015

Opening Reception: August 28th 5-7pm

Juror:  Garth Johnson, Curator of Artistic Programs
The Clay Studio, Philadelphia

Entry Dates: March 21 – June 16, 2014

Selection Announcement: July 14, 2014

Artwork Received at the Gallery: July 22 - August 5, 2014

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries, $5 each additional work entry for a total of 6 entries. Unlimited alternate view images of 3D entries, $5 each.

Deadline: July 14, 2014

Exhibition Title: Art and Social Change

Awards for both 2D & 3D Categories
Best of Show: $600 / 2nd Place: $400 / 3rd Place: $300

Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Artists' working in 2D or 3D media (painting, printmaking, graphic art, sculpture, collage, found object, ceramics) and presenting works within the theme of art and social change. Works that focus on current social concerns (economic, gender, LGBT, race, education, environmental, world issues, etc.) that facilitates critical thinking and awareness of the issue being addressed. Photographic works documenting art and social practice engagements are eligible, however, photography as a media is not eligible, and photographers may enter the 2014 Photography Exhibition (see below). Wall pieces, 2D and 3D, may not exceed 48” width and 72” in height. 3D floor pieces may not exceed 5ft in any direction. Assembled works may not exceed 50lbs in weight.

Juror: Jen Delos Reyes, Assistant Professor
Portland State University, Oregon
Art and Social Practice MFA Program
Program Director: Open Engagement

Exhibition Juror Arts Lecture: Art and Social Practice
October 9th, 12pm
Tillie Lewis Theatre (free and open to the public)
Gallery Exhibition:
October 9 –  November 6, 2014

On-Line Exhibition: September 2014 – June 2015

Opening Reception: October 9th 5-7pm

Selection Announcement: August 11, 2014

Artwork Received at the Gallery: September 19-24, 2014

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries, $5 each additional work entry for a total of 6 entries. Unlimited alternate view images of 3D entries, $5 each.

Deadline: August 25, 2014

Exhibition Title: Documentary Photography

Awards: Best of Show:$600, 2nd Place: $400, 3rd Place: $300

Eligibility:Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. The Gallery seeks photographers working in the area of documentary, non-fiction photography. Images that speak to a specific event or time period in history, or to an investigation of a sociocultural issue, perspective or demographic profile. Works that are meant to be seen as a series to create a visual narrative, should be noted as a series in the title caption (same title 1-2-3, etc). All photographic images must be the original work of the photographer entering the competition. Digital enhancements should be noted in the materials section. This is a blind jury, and the artist's name may not be presented in any format. Framed photographs may not exceed 48" width and 60" in height.

Juror: Mark Leong
Documentary Photographer, including: National Geographic, Time, Fortune, The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, GQ, Stern and Smithsonian. Published by Chronicle Books for his black and white images, "China Obscura".

Gallery Exhibition: November 20 – December 12, 2014

On-Line Exhibition: November 2014– June 2015

Opening Reception: November 20th 5-7pm

Selection Announcement: September 29, 2014

Artwork Received at the Gallery: November 8 - 13, 2014

Entry Fee: $30 for 3 work entries. An additional 3 work entries may be purchased for $5 per image.

General Guidelines for On-Line Call for Entries



  1. Exhibitions are open to all artists residing in the United States.
  2. The Gallery reserves the right to reject works from exhibitions, including works that are deemed extraordinarily fragile, unstable, or potentially harmful to the work or the viewer.
  3. See each individual Call for Entries listing for art specific eligibility guidelines.

Accepted Works

  1. Art must be properly presented and prepared for display. Wall pieces must include all hardware and be ready to hang. Necessary assembly and mounting instructions and materials must be included with accepted works.
  2. Accepted artwork that differs significantly from the submitted image will be disqualified.
  3. No accepted entry may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition.
  4. Upon selection, artists will provide the Gallery with a bio, artist statement and the sale price, title, materials, and dimensions for selected work.
  5. The Gallery reserves the right to photograph and use submitted image of any accepted artwork in all publicity for the current show and future exhibitions, educational and Gallery promotional materials. Artist will be credited, as well as any photo credit for the reproduction of images.


  1. Artists are responsible for all shipping and transit insurance costs to and from the Gallery. The Gallery does not insure works in transit.
  2. Prepaid return shipping LABELS (NOT shipping request forms using account #s) must be submitted either with the work or on-line on the last day of the exhibition. Works without a prepaid return shipping label will not be returned.
  3. Shipping packaging and artwork must be clearly marked to identify the artist, and packaging must be re-usable for the return shipping, and include re-packing and installation instructions as necessary.


Every reasonable precaution will be taken with the handling of Artwork. All Artwork to be shown at the LH Horton Jr Gallery will be insured against fire, theft, and other hazards at the LH Horton Jr Gallery while in the possession of the Gallery, from the time of receipt through the time of setup and Exhibition. San Joaquin Delta College and the LH Horton Jr Gallery cannot be held responsible for damages to Artwork during shipping, and therefore insurance will not cover Artwork in transit. Artwork damaged while in possession of the Gallery will be evaluated for reparability. If Artwork is deemed repairable, insurance claims will be based on the cost to repair Artwork in addition to documented value. If Artwork is deemed irreparable, insurance claims will be based on the documented value of Artwork. Documented value of Artwork is based on prior recorded sale price of similar Artwork.

Sale of Artwork

All accepted works must be for sale during the show, with the exception of installation works as approved by the Gallery Director. The Gallery is responsible for all sales, and will retain a 20% commission from the sale of artwork.

Please contact Jan Marlese, Gallery Director, at or
at 209-954-5507 for additional information.























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