Call to Artists: THE ART ...

About the Exhibit: “The Art in Food: Farm, Table, Community” is a juried competition and exhibition in collaboration with the San Jose Museum of Art and over 50 partners across the Bay Area to organize an extensive community presentation of food, creativity and community from San Francisco to Watsonville.  See the San Jose Museum of Art website for more details. The exhibition will be held at the Pacific Art League of Palo Alto.


Eligibility: Open to all artists working in 2-D and 3-D forms of artistic media. No film, video and/or installation.


Exhibition DatesMarch 7 - 27, 2014


Opening Reception:  Friday, March 7, 2014


Awards:  1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75; 3 Honorable Mentions


Submission Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2014


Exhibition Guidelines

§Open to all artists in the Pacific region.

§All work must be original and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art League.

§All work must be ready to hang with proper hanging device.

§All work must be for sale. Members receive 70% on sales; and non-members receive 60%.

§Size of work is limited to 40” (with frame) on longest side.

§All work must be labeled on the front and back with artist’s name, title, medium, size and price.


Submission Process: TIFF, BMP, JPG, or PNG images, no less than 800 pixels long, of your artwork must be submitted electronically at A tutorial on how to submit is available on the How OJS Works page. Directions on how to photograph your work and properly size images can be found on the Help page.

Payment: After you’ve submitted, continue to checkout, pay through PayPal or with a credit card, and receive your receipt.


Submission Fee: Members: $25 for 2 entries, $5 for each additional entry; Non-members: $35 for 2 entries, $10 for each additional entry (Non-refundable)


Notification of Selections: Wednesday, February 19, 2014; Artists will be notified by email and/or telephone.


Hand-delivery of Accepted Work: Friday & Saturday, February 28 – March 1, 2014, 10 AM – 4 PM; All work must be hand-delivered to PAL. No shipped artwork will be accepted.


Pick-up Work: Friday & Saturday, March 28 – 29, 2014, 10 AM – 4 PM.


About the Juror: Valéria Miranda has been working in museums, non-profits, and the arts for over 20 years.  Formerly the Director of Education at the San Jose Museum of Art, she currently is a fellow of the Multicultural Artists Leadership Institute (San Jose), a professional development opportunity for leaders of color in the arts, and is a member of the Graduate Program faculty at the Academy of Art University (San Francisco). In January 2013, she founded and serves as Director of Vida Arts (Santa Cruz), a social enterprise committed to facilitating sustainable connections between artists and community.


About PAL: Founded in 1921, the Pacific Art League fosters a community of and for artists—new, emerging and professional. PAL is an inviting place for anyone who wants to create, showcase and, moreover, express themselves through art. Our mission is to provide an environment for advancing the expression, appreciation, and enjoyment of the arts.