2013 Call for Entries

There are three (3) Calls for Entries for the 2013-14 Exhibition Season. Each exhibition Call for Entries list specific eligibility guidelines and information, and all calls for entries 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 17, 2013

Exhibition Title: Visions In Clay

Awards: Best of Show: $1000, 2nd Place: $600, 3rd Place: $350

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, decorative or sculptural. Assembled works may not exceed 4ft. in any direction, and 50lbs in weight.

Gallery Exhibition: August 22 – September 19, 2013

On-Line Exhibition: August 2013– June 2014

Opening Reception: August 30th 5-7pm

Juror:  Peter Held, Curator of Ceramics at the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Entry Dates: March 15 – June 17, 2013

Selection Announcement: July 15, 2013

Artwork Received at the Gallery: July 22 - August 5, 2013

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

Deadline: July 15, 2013

Exhibition Title: 2D – 3D Works National Art Competition

Awards for 2D and 3D Works:   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 and presenting works in any style, from abstract to representational. Work should demonstrate a strong emphasis in formal design concepts, such as the elements of shape, form, line, value, texture, composition, and color, and/or the principles of repetition, rhythm, balance, proportion, and variety. While digital designs will be considered, works using non-digital mediums are desired. Photographic works are not eligible, however, photographers may enter the 2013 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: René de Guzman, Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California

Gallery Exhibition: October 10 –  November 7, 2013

On-Line Exhibition: September 2013 – June 2014

Opening Reception: October 10th 5-7pm

Selection Announcement: August 8, 2013

Artwork Received at the Gallery: September 20-25, 2013

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

Deadline: August 5, 2013

Exhibition Title: Inventing Perspective

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

Eligibility: Entry is open to all artists residing in the United States. Scale and perspective are pervasive issues in the realm of fine art photography. This year’s photography competition seeks experimental works using the photographic medium that challenges our ideas of relative scale and perspective, as well as integrated use of other media in unique and creative ways. Epic panoramic, pinhole and photogram, photo-transfers, 3D photographic sculpture or objects, installation, high speed, time-lapse and frozen-in-time images, as well as infrared and HDR photography, are just some of the means photographers may use to create dynamic works using the photographic medium. Analog and digital photographs are both eligible and may be used with any other medium. All photographs must be the original work of the photographer entering the competition. Note: the gallery has a 22ft. extended ceiling with mounts that may be accessed for installation. Digital enhancement should be noted in the Process Notes section of the on-line application, and photographic images must be artist's original work. Fine art photography images should emphasize unique composition, pattern, shape, and color/contrast. Framed photographs may not exceed 48" width and 72" height.

Juror: Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Gallery Exhibition: November 21 – December 13, 2013

On-Line Exhibition: November 2013– June 2014

Opening Reception: November 21st 5-7pm

Selection Announcement: September 6, 2013

Artwork Received at the Gallery: November 8 - 13, 2013

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

General Guidelines for all Calls for Entries



  1. Exhibitions are open to all artists residing in the United States, except for residency restrictions to the Regional Artists Group Show.
  2. Artwork entered for exhibition must have been executed after 2009.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 work shown at the LH Horton Jr Gallery will be insured against fire, theft, and other hazards 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 damage to work during shipping, and therefore insurance will not cover work in transit. Insurance claims will be based on the documented sale price of the artwork, as well as the cost to repair 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 jmarlese@deltacollege.edu or at 209-954-5507 for additional information.

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