Call For Entries

Dates of the Exhibition: May 5, 2021 through August 1, 2021

Entry Deadline: April 4, 2021 by 5 PM

Opening Doors is a juried exhibition sponsored jointly by the Friends of the Turlock Public Library and Turlock’s Carnegie Arts Center, celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated Turlock Public Library. Artists from throughout the Central Valley are invited to submit work that is influenced or inspired by the many ways that libraries “open doors” and, as a result, enrich lives.

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

Exhibition Jurors

Lisa McDermott, Carnegie Arts Center Director

Sandie Sing, Retired art teacher, artist, former Turlock City Arts Commissioner & Friends of the Library Board Member

Awards Judges

Keith D. Boggs, Retired Stanislaus County Assistant CEO, recording & visual artist

Vito Chiesa, Chairman, Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, District 2

Sarah Dentan, Stanislaus County Library Director

Media Accepted

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


Grand Prize: $1,000

Award of Merit (2): $500

Honorable Mention (4): $250

Top award-winning pieces will also be displayed at the grand opening of the Turlock Public Library.


Full Prospectus:

To Sign Up for SmarterEntry or to Enter Work, click here

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