Fools For Art

A Call to Artists

Fools for Art – An On-Line Exhibition

Would you consider yourself a Fool for Art? Show the world your passion; express your love affair with your medium – no holds barred. Pull out all the stops and push the envelope!

Open to all artists 18 years and older whose work exhibits a kind of madness and passion for their art form. All media except film/video, performance, and music will be accepted to this strictly on-line show.


This is an on-line exhibition with three prizes:

1st Place:  $150

2nd Place:  $100           

3rd Place: $75


All prize winners will have winning pieces prominently displayed on the Arts Guild of Sonoma Website for one year. All other entrants will have their work visible on the site for a period of three months. This is a unique opportunity for established and emerging artists to see how their work fared against the prize winners.


Pamela Pack has a thirty-year career as a museum registrar and fine arts painter.  Currently a registrar for the Berkeley Art Museum, she has held previous registrar appointments at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and SFMOMA.  At BAM, one of the largest university art museums in the United States, Pamela works with a diverse exhibition program characterized by themes of artistic innovation, intellectual exploration, and social commentary and a collection of more than 16,000 objects. Pamela received a BFA in Painting & Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.


Terms of Entry

All decisions are final. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant The Arts Guild of Sonoma the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing the Guild's programs and subsequent display on the Guild's website of past exhibitions. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the Guild. Artist's recognition is provided with any use.


The Arts Guild of Sonoma is not responsible for incomplete entries or entries that are not submitted by listed deadline, nor the decisions of the juror(s).

By entering the show, each artist entrant acknowledges that he or she is the originating creator of the artwork submitted and holds all rights and title to the artwork.  By entering the show, each entrant represents to the Arts Guild of Sonoma that he or she has the authority to submit the work for publication during the online art show.  Each entrant agrees to fully indemnify the Arts Guild of Sonoma against all legal actions and claims related to the authorship, ownership, copyright and other legal entitlements to the submitted work.

Entrance Fees:

Members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma
Entry fee is $30 for the first three entries, $40 for up to 5 images and $5 for each additional entry. Entries are unlimited.


Non-Members of the Arts Guild of Sonoma
Entry fee is $35 for the first three entries, $45 for five and $5 for each additional entry. Entries are unlimited.


About the Guild

Founded over 30 years ago to exhibit and advance the creative efforts of local and Bay Area artists, the Arts Guild of Sonoma is the oldest continuously operating artists cooperative in the State of California.

The Guild is a California non-profit, public benefit organization which supports local and regional artists and arts education and outreach in the community. In 2009 the Guild was named the Best Sonoma Art Gallery in Wine Country.


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