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Artist Call- Vernal Pool Visions: Art Celebrating Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Prairies

Open Juried Themed Art Exhibition, Vernal Pool Visions: Art Celebrating Sacramento Valley Vernal Pool Prairies September 21 – October 15, 2013 Benefiting Sacramento Splash, Splash Education Center 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA

Judge: Patricia Abraham, T.W.S.A. – Painter, teacher, author

Awards: Best of Show $300, additional cash awards to be determined

Fee: $15 per submission, non-refundable

Commission: 30% commission on artwork sold during the show

-All artwork must be for sale. Submit only original work completed within prior 3 years. 2-dimensional artwork only. Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and mixed media will be accepted. No photography. No prints or giclees.

-Artwork must have a vernal pool theme such as vernal pool prairie landscapes or the plants and animals that live there. Pieces must be framed, or have finished canvas edges, with secure wire backing for hanging. The artist’s name, address, phone number, title of artwork, and sale price must be on the back of each painting.

Artists may visit the flowering vernal pools at Mather Field during the short but spectacular blooming period from April 7 – 21 or so. Special tours for artists are scheduled for noon on April 6 and 9 to visit the best areas for on-site painting, photography, or observation. Reservations can be made by calling Splash at 916-719-4854. Reservations can also be made for regularly scheduled public tours the last three Sundays in April via the Splash homepage at On the same homepage, the animal and plant icons (bottom left) lead to photographs and information about the Mather Field vernal pool landscape and its resident wildlife. More photographs are posted at

-Online Submission: All submissions shall be made online at Submissions will be accepted on line starting June 1, 2013. Deadline for entries: August 10, 2013, 11:59 pm.
-Notification: A list of accepted entries will be available on the Splash website on August 19, 2013. Announcement of prizes and winners will take place at the Opening Reception on September 21, 2013.
-Hand Deliver Work: Artwork selected for the show shall be delivered to the Splash Education Center on Saturday, September 7, from noon to 6:00 pm. Directions are available at
-Artist Reception and Show Opening: Saturday, September 21, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Awards at 7:00 pm.
-Liability: Splash will be diligent in care of artwork but is not responsible for loss or damage that might occur. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist.
-Removing Work: Unsold artwork shall be picked up at the Splash Education Center on October 18 and 19, from noon to 6:00 pm.

-Online Submissions: June 1 – August 10
-Deadline for Entries: August 10, 11:59 pm
-Notification of Acceptance: August 19
-Delivery of Artwork to Splash Education Center: September 7, noon to 6 pm
-Opening Reception / Awards: September 21, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
-Show Ends: October 17
-Pickup of Unsold Artwork: October 18, 19, noon to 6:00 pm

Deadline: 08-10-2013
Sacramento Splash
Sacramento, CA

Contact Information:
Contact: Diane Tharp
Phone: 916.863.7315

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