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Artist Call: Thinking Outside the Square

Deadline: 11-20-2011
The Raven Studios C/O Gallery 207
Santa Ana, CA


“Thinking outside the square,” is based on an idea that most artists are defined and constrained to their “usual mediums.” It is a great opportunity to show the
world your newfound creations! We are searching for these mediums: paintings, photography, illustrations, sculpture, performance, and video. This exhibition is
also a part of the Santa Ana Artwalk held on the first Saturdays of the month. In order to review your portfolio, please follow the guidelines below:


* Competition is open to all US Residents.
* Must be a single work of original material by the entrants.
* $30 submission fee per 1 art piece, $5 for additional piece. (We will only take the submission fees if the artwork is accepted)
* All artwork must be dry, framed, and ready to hang or install.
* The artist might possibly install all Artwork.
* Artwork must not be larger than 6 ft.
* Videos must be looped/cued by the artist. All materials must be present to install.
* Performance Art, please send us in writing complete details of this art piece and send a DVD, youtube or website links if necessary in order to review.
* Artwork must NOT contain strong political themes and violence.


Exhibition Deadlines to The Raven Studios – Sunday, November 20, 2011


Deadline for submissions – Friday, November 25, 2011


Email Notifications for Acceptance/Decline – Thursday, December 1, 2011


Artists ready to install/Deadline for shipped work, 5-9 PM (Full Entry Amount Due) – Saturday, December 3, 2011


Artist 1 Day Reception 6:00 – 10:00 PM Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Last day of Exhibition from 12- 5 PM Tuesday, January 3 after 5-8 PM Last day to pick up artwork – NO EXCEPTIONS, if shipping required, please send us complete of shipping materials and fees/postage by check or money order.


Additional Information:


The gallery will take no commission on any work sold during the exhibition. Artist must carry own insurance.


Address for The Raven Studios:
207 North Broadway, Suite E
Santa Ana, CA 92701


If any questions, send email to Jaydee Dizon at or Ben Walker at


Application Checklist:


Submit images accordingly. Example of filename: First initial of artist name, last name, image size, title of artwork: Jsmith_16X20_MyCanon.jpeg


Must be at least 1600 pixels wide, 1600 pixels height, 2MB or smaller, 300 dpi or 72 ppi


Include your CV, Bio, or website information.


Send all materials and SASE, (self-addressed stamped envelope for returning) digital images via CD or DVD to the following:


The Raven Studios
Attention: Jaydee Dizon and Ben Walker
207 North Broadway, Suite E
Santa Ana, CA 92701


If sending images via email, please include this on the subject headline, Raven Studios and your full name to PDF documents and images JPEG preferred.


Contact: Jaydee Dizon

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