Horizon, Melinda Cootsona, Juror

Exhibit Dates: May 1, 2021 – June 13, 2021

For centuries Artists have been the scribes of humanity, expressing what is happening both in the world around them and in their unique inner landscapes. 2020 was an unprecedented year worldwide marked by a pandemic, as well as cultural, political and racial divisions. 2020 may possibly be seen as paradigm shift going forward. How is our rapidly changing world shaping the art you create? Please submit current work that expresses your experience of this extraordinary time.

Calling artists in all mediums to submit images and works responding to these “Unprecedented” times. (No entries larger than 48″x48″ or heavier than 50 lbs., please). The show will be juried by Melinda Cootsona. See Melinda’s bio below. 

Entries are due to Entry-thingy on the HCA website by April 14, 2021. Each artist may submit up to three pieces for consideration. Entry fee: $20 for HCA members; $30 for non-members. To go directly to the Calls for Artists page and EntryThingy application, click here:

Delivery of art will occur on April 27 & 28, 2021. Show opens on May 1, 2021 and closes on June 13, 2021. Pick up of art work is on June 13 & 14, 2021.

Artists shipping work must arrange for delivery by April 28. 130 Plaza St. Healdsburg, CA 95448. Attn. S Sweet. Shipped work must include a prepaid return label.

Due to potential COVID-19 related restrictions and therefore limited gallery access, there will not be an opening reception. HCA is open Thursday through Monday, 11am to 3pm with social distancing. The exhibit will be also available for viewing on the HCA website. Please direct any questions regarding the exhibit to Susan Sweet at susansweetartist@gmail.com or 707-367-0672.

Juror Bio:
Melinda Cootsona is a native of Northern California where she was influenced by the Bay Area artistic tradition. Melinda has painted all subject matter for close to forty years, however her paintings now focus on the strength of the female form.Having taught in person classes since 2000, she developed her first Ecourse in 2012. Melinda continues to mentor and educate students around the globe, helping them to find their voice and to create personal, meaningful work.Cootsona has been included in exhibitions at the Bakersfield Museum of Art and the Triton Museum in California, The San Francisco Art Market, The Coos Bay Museum of Art in Oregon, and Art Basel Miami, as well as many group and solo shows throughout the U.S. Cootsona received her BA from the California College of the Arts. Her work can be found in collections in the United States, Europe, Australia, and China.