Calls for Artist


The  fabric of our reality is changing more rapidly than it ever has before. Technology is progressing at an unprecedented rate, and social media has changed, in an evolutionary blink of an eye, the millenia-long development of our social interactions. Now we have the opportunity to see that it is not only our own island of reality that is changing: the change is worldwide. Conversations are brought to light with the strength of multitudes joined together.The fabric of our humanity grows pulling our histories with us while creating an entirely new tapestry.

REFUGE + PRECIPICE invites works of sculpture that explore these ideas: how do we respond at this pivotal moment? Where do we seek to explore the risky edges of our collective dream and how do we create a refuge when needed?

Sculpture may be freestanding and/or wall-hung. Small installations will be considered for inclusion. Submit multiple images per sculpture for freestanding sculptures as necessary. Works requiring electricity will be considered; however, there is limited space for these works. Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration by the Jury.


Application Deadline: February 28th.

Exhibition dates: March 17 – April 22

Reception: March 17th 5-7pm

Date of notification: March 4th

Date of delivery: March 13th

Date of closing tea and pick up of unsold work: April 22nd and 23rd.


Purely Abstract: Visions in Line, Form, and Color

“Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead uses shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.” The Tate Museum

With its roots in early human history, abstract art has become one of today’s dominant forms of artistic expression. Recent 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.

Healdsburg Center for the Arts invites visual artists from across the USA to submit their abstract art entries for this juried exhibition. Entries in all media will be considered including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, and more. Artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration by the Jury.


Application Deadline: April 1, 2018

Exhibition dates:  April 28 thru June 3, 2018

Reception date: April 28 Time 5-7PM 

Delivery dates:  All shipped art must be received no later than April 20, 2018.  

Hand delivered artwork received on April 23, 2018 between 11AM and 2PM ONLY. No late entries will be accepted.

Art Pick up Dates: June 3, 2018 from 4PM until 6PM, or June 4, 2018 from 11AM until 2PM.