Call For Entries


Neil Cervenka, The 99

Dates of the Exhibition: October 7, 2022 through January 21, 2023

Entry Deadline: August 27, 2022 by 5 PM


California Dreaming - The dream of success has brought millions of people to California – dreams of gold, celebrity, and creative freedom have fueled the imaginations of adventurers, entrepreneurs, and artists from around the world. The myth of California as a place of peace and prosperity goes back to the time of the conquistadors with tales of Queen Califia and her island of gold. In more modern times, the lure of stardom in Hollywood and the promise of opportunity in Silicon Valley have drawn aspirants of all sorts. Since John Muir’s first visit, naturalists and rock climbers have made pilgrimages to the Yosemite Valley, while those seeking the freedom to experiment and express themselves have flocked to San Francisco since the 1960s. In our dreams of a better life, California may appear to be the “Golden Ticket” state.

The environment, people, economy, and mythology of California all provide rich subject matter for artists. What is your California dream? How do you see our state, with its promises past and present? Artists from throughout California are invited to submit their work for this juried exhibition. Works may be in any medium or style.


See the complete rules and entry information included in the prospectus below.


Jonathan Bock, Artist, Gallery Owner, and Executive Director of Yosemite Renaissance

Media Accepted

Oils and Acrylics, Photography and Digital Media, Prints, Drawings, Watercolors, Collage and Mixed Media, Textiles, Ceramics, Sculpture, Decorative Arts


Grand Prize: $500

Award of Merit (2): $200

Honorable Mention (4): $50


Full Prospectus:

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My California Banner Contest

Entry Delivery: August 2 through September 3, 2022 by 5 PM


The Carnegie Arts Center is celebrating California! Young artists, ages 4-18, are invited to submit artwork that may be featured on banners to be displayed along Main Street and Broadway in Downtown Turlock this Fall. 


See below for rules and procedures for participating in this fun and unique opportunity.


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