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Artist Call- Slice: A Juried Cross-Section of Regional Art


The Pence’s Slice exhibit, now in its 2nd year, is open to all artists residing in California, showcases work in all media that is conceptually thoughtful, technically skilled, and representative of contemporary trends in art. Work may be in any medium, but must be 36” or under for wall work. Work must not exceed 50 lb, and be ready to install. Framed work must be pre-wired (no sawtooth hangers).


- Up to three works may be submitted as JPEGS on a CD. A detail for each piece is suggested.
- Each image should be at least 800 X 800 pixels, no larger than 1500 x 1500 pixels, and saved as JPEGS at the highest quality setting.
- Name digital files with the artist’s last name, first initial, submission number, and Abbreviated title, e.g., daVinci_L_1_Mona_Lisa.jpg
- CD should be clearly labeled with the artist’s name.
- All other information relating to each image – title, size, medium, 100-word statement about each work, etc. – must be printed on a hard copy, and saved on the CD in either a Word or a PDF format.

* A vital part of each submission is the written statement (not to exceed 100 words), describing the specific piece, its significance, and/or use of materials. The statement may be displayed with the accepted work.

Slice Exhibit Submission, Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616.

Accepted work may be hand-delivered or shipped and insured by the artist to the Pence Gallery, 212 D Street, Davis, CA 95616. Expenses for shipping to and from the Gallery are the responsibility of the artist. A prepaid shipping label is suggested for return.

$35 (non-refundable) entry fee for up to three works of art ($30 entry fee for Pence members). Fees will be used for expenses and awards related to the exhibition. Please make checks payable to Pence Gallery.

Cash awards will be given out at the discretion of the juror.

The Pence Gallery will insure all artwork while it is on the premises, through August 11. All work must be picked up by August 18.

Rachel Teagle is the Director of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art that is scheduled to break ground this year at the University of California, Davis. Ms. Teagle received her PhD in Contemporary Art History from Stanford University, and is known for her work in arts education and in building new audiences for contemporary art. She most recently served as the executive director of The New Children’s Museum in San Diego and has also held curatorial positions at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Bay Area’s Anderson Collection, a private collection made up primarily of mid-20th century to present American art.

The Pence is a nonprofit art gallery, established in 1975, whose mission is to educate and inspire the community by exhibiting high caliber art by local and regional artists. This exhibit will be displayed in its Main Gallery space, measuring approximately 1000 sq ft, lit by a dramatic glass tower, with 12’ ceilings.


May 22: Entry deadline at 5 PM (no postmarks accepted) Receive digital entries
May 31: Notification of acceptance

June 6 and 7: Drop off at Pence Gallery/deadline for shipping arrival (11:30 AM – 5 PM)
June 14-August 11: Exhibition dates

June 14, 6-9 PM: Reception & Award ceremony

August 12 & 13: Pick up exhibited work, 11:30-5 PM

Sales are encouraged. Indicate on the entry form whether or not the work is for sale. The Pence Gallery will retain a 40% commission on all work sold. Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance into the show.

Deadline: 05-22-2013
Pence Gallery
Davis, CA

Contact Information:
Contact: Natalie Nelson
Phone: 530.758.3370

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