Call to Artists

2018 Fine Art Calendar
Deadline May 29th – midnight

Each year, the Arts Council produces a Fine Art Calendar that captures the stunning beauty and extraordinary diversity of life in Monterey County. This year’s calendar will again be printed in large format, 11″ x 17″, and 2 scenes, each, from North County, South County/Salinas Valley, Seaside/Marina, Monterey Peninsula, Salinas and Big Sur will be featured.

These signature calendars will be sold at a wide variety of outlets throughout Monterey County, as well as on our website.

All proceeds, from the entry fees and calendar sales, support our Professional Artists in the Schools program – providing arts education, arts-integrated curriculum and special arts and literacy workshops for thousands of students. Click on guidelines and online entry form for more information and to upload your entries. This year’s jurors are: Ernesto Altamirano, Laurie Bend and Laurie Myers.

“Paint The Village” – 4th Annual Paint Out
June 3 – 4, 2017

The Quail and Olive with the Arts Council for Monterey County are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual “Paint the Village” Plein Air Invitational and Art Sale. Renowned California Plein Air Artist Murray Wagnon, Paint Out Chair of the Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association and Vice President and Signature Artist Sibyl Johnson will judge entries and award prizes in first, second and third place. Proceeds from the entry fees, art sales and sponsorships will benefit the Professional Artists in the Schools program (PAS) of The Arts Council for Monterey County. The program brings actors, musicians, painters, and dancers to work with more than 6,000 students into the areas of greatest need within Monterey County each year. Click on the entry form for more details and to download. (The pdf form has filliable fields).
Deadline: May 31st, midnight. Send email to: for more information.

Local Call to artists

‘Art Within Reach’ a Springtime Art Sale Marketplace
Artistas Unidos – Salinas First Fridays Art Walk
Monterey Bay Artisans
Carmel Visual Arts
Marjorie Evans Gallery at Sunset Center
Open Ground Studios
Pacific Grove Art Center
Salinas Valley Art Gallery is looking for a talented potter and 2-D artists.
For more information and to arrange to have your work juried, please contact Elsie at 758-7805.

Statewide Call to artists

Arts Habitat – MoCo Artists Open Studio Tour

Artshow – Art Competitions, Contests and Juried Exhibitions
Bay Are Art Grind
California Arts Council Searchable Database of Calls to Artists
Entry Thingy For Artists
The Flagstaff Arts Council – NightVisions 2017
Fresno Arts Council Calls to Artists
North Valley Art League
Online Juried Shows Searchable Database of Calls to Artists
Santa Cruz: MAH Artork Residency
SF Artist Network
Touchstone Gallery

International Call to artists

Aesthetica Art Prize

Online Discussions Group

Fine Art Photography




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