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OCEAN-EARTH-AIR

Art & Poetry Exhibit at 

The Poway Center for Performing Arts

April 2023

Submissions are Now Being Accepted
Until March 12, 2023 11:59 PM

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“Ocean-Earth-Air”
at The Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Art & Poetry Exhibition
March 29 - April 30 2023
15498 Espola Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Reception Sunday April 23, from 1 - 4PM

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is pleased to present “Ocean/Earth/Air” a juried regional show about our beautiful, fragile and fascinating world. 100 artists from across California will be selected to showcase their work on the environmental theme during the month of April 2023 with the reception on Sunday, April 23 of Earth Day weekend. Artists and Poets will be awarded with cash prizes for their exceptional work. 


The show will host all mediums of wall art including: painting, fabric, collage, assemblage and photography. The show will be juried by Cathy Carey, Cheryl Ehlers and Danny Salzhandler. There will be art and poetry award and poetry readings at the reception on Sunday April 23, 2023. The reception from 1 - 4PM, will feature the locally renown Mission Bay high school band “The Preservationists” fresh from their concert in Japan. 


 Artists and Poets will be recognized with cash awards. For artwork:  Best in Show Ocean- $300, Best in Show Earth- $300, Best in Show Air - $300, First place $400, Second place $300, Third place $200, 6 Honorable Mentions $25 - $150. For Poetry: First place $400, Second place $300, Third place $200.


Surfing Madonna Oceans Project wants to spread our message of hope and appreciation for the ocean and support the arts. We believe that creating art and public appreciation of art increases cognitive abilities and eases anxiety and depression in these difficult times. Art can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Surfing Madonna Oceans Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Encinitas, California and was officially formed in 2013 by Robert Nichols and Mark Patterson (artist of the Surfing Madonna mosaic).


The Ocean-Earth-Air show is on display during The Poway Center hours and during performances.

Gallery Hours (September - June)

Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Friday 1 p.m.  to 6 p.m.

Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

*Please note that gallery hours are subject to change due to performance schedules.  Please call to confirm hours on a performance day.

https://www.powaycenter.com

ART SHOW: Welcome

Submission Guidelines

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

General 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. Your work must be professionaly framed (you can frame it yourself but it should be professional and appropriate for a museum display) or if not framed the edges should be neat and canvases should be on museum gallery wrapped canvas width  - 1 1/2” wide stretcher bars. If your work requires atypical hanging or presentation structure, please contact us prior to delivery dates for clearance. Special hanging, display and/or lighting requirements will be at the discretion of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project staff.

2) Installation and multiple piece works must include a simple diagram showing installation positions. If your installation is different than what you describe it may disqualify your piece and cannot be accepted.

3) Work previously exhibited at Surfing Madonna Oceans Project shows will not be accepted.

4) Accepted artwork may not be removed before the end of the exhibition.

5) Sold artwork must remain in the show until load-out.

6) Artwork must be considered appropriate for viewing by all audiences, including children.

7) Artwork that fails to comply with entry requirements will be disqualified.

POWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR SALES

 Artists will be contacted the staff when people are interested in purchasing their artwork. Artists will make their sales directly with customers. Artists agree to pay 15% of gross revenues for any sale of artwork to the City of Poway payable on load-out. Artists agree to collect and be responsible for all applicable sales tax on any artwork sold.

Example: Artwork is $200, 15% = $30. Tax in Poway is 7.75%, tax on $200 is $15.50. $30 is payable to city of Poway upon load out and $15.50 is due to the State. 

Liability

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. The Poway Center for The Performing Arts, Surfing Madonna Oceans Project 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:

https://surfingmadonna-ocean-earth-air.artcall.org

Submission dates: Wednesday October 12, 2022 - Sunday March 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm

Art and Poetry Awards

OCEAN-EARTH-AIR

Art & Poetry Awards:

Cash awards: Best in Show Ocean- $300, Best in Show Earth- $300, Best in Show Air - $300, 

First place $400, Second place $300, Third place $200, 6 Honorable Mentions $25 - $150

All the accepted participants will be displayed on our social media sites. Winners will be included in press releases.

Poetry Awards:

First place $300, Second place $200, 

Third Place $100

Poets will be invited to read their award winning poems at the reception

(This is not mandatory)

Poems will be printed and displayed for the public to enjoy for the duration of the show and posted on our social media sites.

Award winners receive a Surfing Madonna Swag bag including a Medal of Artistic Excellence

Deliver Accepted Artwork Dates

Tuesday Mar. 28, 2023 from 10AM - 2PM to The Poway Center for the Performing Arts

Exhibition Dates

 March 29, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Reception

The reception on April 23, 2023 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm will feature the Mission Bay high school band “The Preservationists” for two concerts.
1 - 1:45 Welcome guests, Introduce the band and concert
1:45 - 2:15 poetry readings
2:15 - 3:00 concert
3 - 4:00 awards ceremony and more poetry readings

Pick Up Artwork

Monday May 1, 2023 from 10AM - 2PM from The Poway Center for the Performing Arts
There is no space for artwork storage. Artwork must be picked or provisions for shipping back to artist must be made by providing a self addressed and prepaid box with appropriate packing for it's safe return.

Hours and Location

Gallery Hours (September - June) Tuesday - Thursday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday 12 p.m.  to 5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
*Please note that gallery hours are subject to change due to performance schedules.  Call to confirm hours on a performance day.
Location: 15498 Espola Road,  Poway, CA 92064

Parking

Parking is available for art viewing.  Please stop by the Main Office prior to parking in order to receive a parking pass (weekdays only).
On Load In and Pick Up day you can pull up out front for large items.

Notice of Acceptance/Non-Acceptance

Accepted artists and poets will be notified by the email you provided on Saturday March 18, 2023. Accepted artists will be displayed on our Web Gallery for six months.

Surfing Madonna

Surfing Madonna Contact info:

Cathy Carey - 760-877-0869

cathy@surfingmadonna.org

For more information about Surfing Madonna Oceans Project
www.surfingmadonna.org

Calendar of Important Dates

SUBMIT WORK: 

Wednesday October 12, 2022 - Sunday March 12, 2023 at 11:59 pm

NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE/NON-ACCEPTANCE: 

Artists will be notified Saturday March 18, 2023

DELIVER ACCEPTED ARTWORK: 

Tuesday Mar. 28, 2023 from 10AM - 2PM to The Poway Center for the Performing Arts

RECEPTION 

Sunday April 23, 2023 from  1 - 4 

Art Reception with Poetry readings, Awards ceremony and two concerts by Mission Hills High School band “The Preservationists”

1 - 1:45 Welcome guests, Introduce the band and concert

1:45 - 2:15 poetry readings

2:15 - 3:00 concert

3 - 4:00 awards ceremony and more poetry readings

PICK UP ARTWORK  Monday May 1, 2023 from 10AM - 2PM from The Poway Center for the Performing Arts

ART SHOW: Services
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Previous Art Shows

Save the Ocean 2021
Second Annual Save the Ocean 2022
Inspirations 2022

Surfing Madonna Oceans Project wants to spread our message of hope and appreciation for the ocean and support the arts. We believe that creating art and public appreciation of art increases cognitive abilities and eases anxiety and depression in these difficult times. Art can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world.

ART SHOW: Who We Are
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