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Crocker Kingsley Art Competition

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The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. 2019 marks the 78th show and will be exhibited at Blue Line Arts. Past exhibitors have included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne Thiebaud. This year’s exhibition will include 60 works of art, all of which will be exhibited at Blue Line Arts in Roseville, CA.


To apply for the competition, Artists will be able to submit three images for an application fee of $45. Applicants must apply through the online application form available through Blue Line Arts website, Artists ages 18 and over who reside in California are welcome to apply.  

Juror:  David Pagel is an art critic who writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times. He is a professor of art theory and history in Claremont Graduate University’s Art Department. In addition to his teaching roles, Pagel is known as an art critic and art curator in circles much bigger than CGU’s own.

Eligibility: Open to all artists residing in California. Must be 18 years or older to apply.

Limitation and restrictions:
●All work must be original and completed within the last two years.
●Works must not have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.
●All 2-D works must be ready to hang.
●All artwork must be for sale.
●Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions and receives a 50% commission
from all gallery sales for non-members and a 40% commission for members.

● Size limitations:  Artwork must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91” w.  Ceilings in gallery are 10 feet tall.


Prospectus PDF of call for more detailed information:

About: Blue Line Arts showcases the works of regional and national artists, and offers flexible exhibition space suitable for small musical performances, lectures, parties, and demonstrations. As a non-profit organization, Blue Line Arts is entirely funded by memberships, grants, sponsorships, fund-raising events and other donations. Blue Line Arts, 405 Vernon Street, Suite 100, Roseville, California


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