Calls for Artists

 About Healdsburg Center for the Arts

Nestled in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country, Healdsburg Center for the Arts (HCA) holds the special distinction of operating the only non-profit organization-run art gallery among the 26 art galleries located in the art, food and wine destination town of Healdsburg, California. With a central downtown location, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-around influx of art seekers from the San Francisco Bay Area, and tourists from around the world, Healdsburg Center for the Arts is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the wine country scene.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts is located at 130 Plaza Street, Healdsburg, California, 95448. Regular hours of operation are Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 11am-5pm, and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 6pm.



Figure It Out
April 4 – May 17, 2020

A figurative show which features the many aspects that figures can demonstrate beauty, awareness, our changing world, problem solving, the puzzling universe, etc. HCA invites artists far and wide to submit work in all media including, but not limited to: painting, drawing, multi-media, sculpture, photography, printmaking, art glass, ceramics, fiber art, video. Digital and video artists must supply their own displays. Only original works will be accepted. No giclees or limited edition prints.

Exhibition Dates: April 4 – May 17, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Closing Tea & Artist Salon: Sunday, May 17, 11:00AM to 5:00PM
March 10, 2020, Applications Close
March 14, 2020, Notification of Jury Results
March 30 – 31, Delivery of work

 

Exhibition Chair: Kathy Birdsong

Exhibition Juror: Graham Beal

Graham W. J. Beal Bio: Graham Beal was born in Stratford-on-Avon in the UK in 1947 and holds degrees in English and Art History from the Universities of Manchester and London. He has served as curator and director positions at art museums and galleries in both the US and the UK, most notably at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art. He was awarded honorary doctorates by the College for Creative Studies, Detroit and the University of Michigan. He retired in 2015 and has lived in Healdsburg since 2017.

 

Jury notifications:

Applications received by March 10: notified March 14
Early submissions will be considered for images on the marketing materials. 

Please see Entrythingy link at the bottom of the page to submit.



All Creatures Great & Small
May 23 – July 5, 2020

Our world is a masterpiece made up of creatures from the largest mammal, the blue whale to the smallest organisms, or from our imaginations. They amuse us, intrigue us, scare us, but mostly enhance our experience here on Earth. This show is open artists in any media of your choice – show us what inspires you!

Exhibition Dates: May 23 -July 5 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, May 23, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Closing Tea & Artist Salon: Sunday, July 5, 11:00AM to 5:00PM
April 8, 2020, Applications Close
April 16, 2020, Notification of Jury Results
May 18 – 19, Delivery of work

All applications must be submitted through EntryThingy

Jury notifications:

Applications received by April 8: notified April 16
Early submissions will be considered for images on the marketing materials. 

Please see Entrythingy link at the bottom of the page to submit.



2020 Healdsburg Art Festival

June 26 – 28, 2020

This juried art and fine craft show takes place on the beloved Healdsburg Plaza. The Art Festival is limited to 56 artists and will include art demonstrations, interactive art experiences, live performances, food and wine. All forms of visual and fine craft art are welcome to apply.

Location: Healdsburg Plaza Park

Festival Dates: June 26, 5PM – 9:00PM (Art After Dark)

June 27, 11AM – 7PM

June 28, 11AM – 4PM

Fees:Non-refundable entry fee $10 HCA Members; $20 Non-Members

Booth Fees 10’ x 10’ = $350 or 10’ x 20’$600

Booth fee covers the requested space and access to 110 power. Artists must provide a white tent, tables/display/chair(s) and extension cord to access the power.

Important Dates:

Application Deadline: April 14, 2020

Jury Notification: May 1, 2020

Festival June 26 – 28, 2020

Accepted Mediums: The Festival is open to all artists showing their own original work.

  • Ceramics
  • Digital Art
  • Drawing
  • Fiber
  • Glass
  • Interactive Art (Caricature Drawing, Live Art, Face Painting, etc)
  • Jewelry
  • Leather
  • Metal
  • Mixed Media
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Wood

General Information:

If accepted, you will receive your acceptance packet, which will include:

  • Event schedule and check in process
  • Sales Tax Form
  • Check in location map
  • Booth location
  • map
  • Invoice for booth fee

Application:

All applications must be made through Entry Thingy. Six required images to be uploaded are: five representative of the work to be displayed and one of the front of your booth. When you “submit” Entry Thingy will take you to the payment screen, your entry will not be “submitted” until your payment is made.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to apply thru Entrythingy.

Entry Thingy Hints:

Minimum width of each image = 150px Size range of each image 750kb – 4mbDo not press “submit” until you have uploaded all of your imagesQuestions? Email us info@healdsburgcenterforthearts.org



Feast: Bountiful Sonoma
July 11 – August 23, 2020

HCA invites artists far and wide to submit art that celebrates the wine country culture of Sonoma County and offers a visual taste of art, centered around the wine, food, wine making, enology and viticulture of the North Bay. Examples of expressions include Realism, Abstract and others. Subject matter can range from labels to wine tasting, wine makers, fruits, cheese, etc. All media considered. Digital and video artists must supply their own displays. Only original works will be accepted; no giclees or limited edition prints.

Exhibition Dates: July 11 – August 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Closing Tea & Artist Salon: Sunday, August 23, 11:00AM to 5:00PM
June 5, 2020, Applications Close
June 12, 2020, Notification of Jury Results
July 6 – 7, Delivery of work

Jury notifications:

Applications received by June 5: notified June 12
Early submissions will be considered for images on the marketing materials. 

Please see Entrythingy link at the bottom of the page to submit.



Outside the Box
August 29 – October 4, 2020

Outside the Box – With its roots in early human history, abstract art has become one of today’s dominant forms of artistic expression. Recet exhibitions show that far from being indefinable movements set apart from the mainstream, abstraction in its various forms has produced some of the most memorable, influential, and best loved art of any era. Today, thanks to our interconnected world, abstract art has gone global! No longer limited to Europe and America, abstract artists from across the globe are expressing and communicating in the language of line, form, color, and gesture.

Exhibition Dates: August 29 – October 4, 2020
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 29, 5:00 to 7:00 PM
Closing Tea & Artist Salon: Sunday, October 4, 11:00AM to 5:00PM
July 31, 2020, Applications Close
August 7, 2020, Notification of Jury Results
August 24 – 25, Delivery of work

Jury notifications:

Applications received by July 31: notified August 7
Early submissions will be considered for images on the marketing materials. 

Please see Entrythingy link at the bottom of the page to submit.



Jury Fee: $20 HCA Members; $35 non-members (HCA 1 year membership for working artists is $40)

All shipping of work to and from Healdsburg Center for the Arts is the responsibility of the artist.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts retains 40% commission on sales of artwork. Artists receive 60%.

Click here to apply on EntryThingy, or see hints at bottom of page



Here’s how to apply:

ENTRYTHINGY HINTS

IMAGE UPLOAD: Minimum size 400kb Maximum Size 4mb; minimum width 150 pixels

UPLOAD ALL OF YOUR IMAGES PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AND PAYING YOUR ENTRY FEE.