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Surfing Madonna Oceans Project
April 2022 Art Show at 
La Playa Gallery
in La Jolla, CA

April 1 - April 29, 2022 

Reception Friday April 1, 2022  from 6 - 8pm

Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm

at the La Playa Gallery

Juried by Cathy Carey (Executive Director of Surfing Madonna Oceans Project)
and Vaughn Woods (Owner of La Playa Gallery)


"Inspirations" Prospectus

Inspirations Theme

What inspires you? Share with us what motivates you, what gets your creative juices flowing, what do you want to share with the world?
You can create a new work for this show or choose a piece that is an example of your best!
We ask that you share with us and viewers if you are chosen, what your inspiration was for the piece.
Vaughn Woods, owner of La Playa Gallery is always on the lookout for fantastic new artists to showcase in his gallery. Maybe you will be the next big discovery.
This gallery is in a great location in La Jolla Shores, on a busy street everyone walks down to get to the beach. It's in an upscale neighborhood with lots of locals who regularly attend the art receptions.
Surfing Madonna Oceans Project wants to help support La Playa Gallery in finding new artists to represent, and to encourage the community to view art with inspired arts programming. 
We seek to recognize, showcase and motivate artists to achieve their best possible outcome by showing and selling their work in great galleries.


You may submit if you’re a California resident artist & your original work was made within the past 2 years.

Entry Fee

You may submit up to 3 pieces for $30*
*Entry fees are non-refundable.

General Presentation Requirements

We strive to protect your work. To prevent possible damage to it, artwork must be appropriately prepared for exhibition when delivered.
1) Two-dimensional work must be wired with sufficient gauge to support the weight of the work and be ready to hang. Special hanging, display and/or lighting requirements will be at the discretion of the gallery.
2) Accepted artwork may not be removed before the end of the exhibition.
Artwork that fails to comply with entry requirements will be disqualified.
There is a 40% commission on works in the exhibition.


By submitting I acknowledge that I have read and understand the general presentation requirements of the exhibition and will abide by them. The greatest possible care will be taken in handling art works. La Playa Gallery and/or their agents will not be responsible for loss or damage to any artwork submitted.

Submission Guidelines for Jurying

Artwork will be uploaded to:

Artwork Delivered: Wednesday, March 30 from 11-4 and Thursday, March 31 from 11 - 2 to La Playa Gallery 


Cash awards: First place $300, Second place $200, 
Third Place $100, 3 Honorable Mentions of $25.
Award winners receive a Surfing Madonna Swag bag including a Medal of Artistic Excellence

Deliver Accepted Artwork Dates

Wednesday March 30 from 11-4 and Thursday March 31, 2022 from 11 - 2

Exhibition Dates

Friday April 1 - Friday, April 29, 2022

Pick Up Artwork

Monday, May 2, 2022  from 11 - 4pm

at 2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037


We have limited space for artwork storage. You artwork MUST be picked up on May 2 from 11 - 4. If you shipped your piece you must include a self addressed, pre-paid shipping label for its return. 

Hours and Location

Gallery Hours : Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2226 Avenida de la Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037


Parking in the area is primarily residential, with spots filling up on a first come first serve basis. There is a public beach lot three blocks north.  There is a loading area in front of the gallery on Avenida de la Playa for quick drop-off when available.

Notice of Acceptance/Non-Acceptance

Artists will be notified about acceptance Monday, March 21, 2022

Surfing Madonna and La Playa Gallery Contact Info

Surfing Madonna Contact info:

Cathy Carey - 760-877-0869

La Playa Gallery Contact Info:

858-454-6903 ​

Calendar of Important Dates

Submit Artworks 

December 10, 2021 - March 13, 2022

Artists Notified

Monday, March 21, 2022

Deliver Accepted Artworks to La Playa Gallery

Wednesday March 30, 2022 110 - 4PM

and Thursday March 31, 2022 11 - 2PM

Artworks on Exhibit

Friday April 1, 2022 - Friday April 29, 2022

Pick Up Artworks

Monday May 2, 2022


About the Jurors

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Cathy Carey

Executive Director Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and professional artist

Cathy Carey is originally from Alexandria, VA, where she attended the Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, D.C. and received a BFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 1987 she came to Encinitas to be the Art Director at the Coast Dispatch newspaper group and in a funny twist went on to have a gallery in that building years later. She has shown her work at La Playa Gallery and had several solo shows there. Her paintings are represented by five other galleries across the country, in Santa Fe and Taos NM, Scottsdale and Tucson AZ, and Richmond, VA. She has a local studio gallery in Cardiff, CA.

“My passion is to help other artists. Through Surfing Madonna I hope to help career artists find recognition through financial awards, promoting local arts through art shows and media recognition. Surfing Madonna is also devoted to promoting young artists and art patrons by bringing all forms of art to a wider audience and cultivating appreciation for the amazing creative community we live in.”

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Vaughn Woods

Owner of La Playa Gallery

Vaughn is a devoted patron and enthusiast of the fine art world. He and his wife Terrie have collected art and owned La Playa Gallery for over 10 years. He is always on the lookout for new exciting artists to represent. "The opportunity provided by Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is going to bring a lot of new pieces to the attention of us here at the gallery and provide the La Jolla locals and tourists with a fun month of new art. We're excited to see what is inspiring artists who enter this show."

"We believe everyone should be able to own art they love and treasure, and we enjoy sparking the creative side of each person with whom we connect. This connection with art and our community is our driving force and we will continue to follow our mission wholeheartedly."

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La Playa Gallery

In the Heart of La Jolla Shores

La Playa Gallery sits in the heart of La Jolla Shores offering local residents, visitors and tourists a warm collection of jewelry, ceramics, sculptures and paintings. The gallery provides the public with a unique set of thematic exhibitions each year. La Playa Gallery takes pride in offering its patrons a unique and individual experience while featuring local artists, bringing a variety of art that may not be seen at other galleries.