Outlandish: Contemporary ...

Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Walnut Creek, California 


Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature 


Entry Deadline: May 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m.


Exhibition Dates: July 6—September 4, 2011


Juror: Alison Gass, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art


Theme: This national juried exhibition will look at landscape from all vantage points and all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, and mixed media. From the micro to the macro, artists can explore a tiny speck of a garden to a global view.


Eligibility: Open to all artists in the United States, 18 years of age or older. Entries must be original work completed within the last three years.


Media: All media.


Size Limitations: There are no size limitations for entries. Please include specific dimensions, exact weight (3D), and applicable installation instructions with your images for review by the juror. Bedford Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large or cumbersome pieces.


Entry Fee: A non-refundable fee of $35 is required. This fee covers up to 3 entries. Please make checks payable to City of Walnut Creek.


Jury and Notification: Jurying will be done from digital images only, thus image quality is critical. There is a limit of three images per artist. Entries must be at the Bedford Gallery on or before 5:00 p.m., May 18, 2011. Any entries received after that date or that are incomplete will not be considered. Once an entry has been processed, the artist will receive an email with their entry number(s). Please save this information as you will need these numbers for the notification process. Entry packets will not be returned. 


Artists will be notified of the results by email by May 27, 2011. Please do not call the gallery.


Awards: $2,000 in cash, plus prize awards to be selected by juror. 


To Enter: In addition to meeting the requirements above, all entries must include:


Please be sure to clearly complete all fields.




For online submissions, please complete all Entry Form information in the body of the message and attach your image files to the email. Online entries will be held pending the arrival of a check, or you may include a telephone number where we may contact you for Visa or MasterCard information. Payment must be received by entry deadline.


Online entries may be sent to:


Subject: Outlandish Entries


Or mail completed entries to:


Bedford Gallery

1601 Civic Dr.

Walnut Creek, CA 94596 


Shipping and Delivery:

All accepted entries must ship to be received by Bedford Gallery by 5:00 p.m., June 10, 2011. Shipped work should arrive in a reusable container with return postage or prepaid shipping documents and correct return labeling. Be sure to indicate insurance value for shipping both ways. Hand-delivered artwork may be dropped off June 7 through 10, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. only.


Following the closing of the exhibition, artwork can be picked up September 6 and 7, 2011, between 10 a.m. and 5:30 pm. Please arrange for a representative to pick up your work if you are unable. Artwork remaining at the Bedford Gallery past specified pick-up dates and times will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee. Shipped artwork will be packaged and shipped beginning on September 6.


Sales: Artists are encouraged to sell their work. Artists receive 60% of the sale price for work that is sold. In the past, public interest in available work has been high and the Gallery believes such artist-collector dialogue is a vibrant part of exhibitions. All work must have a declared value for insurance purposes, even if it is not for sale.



Liability: Artwork accepted for the exhibition will be insured by the City of Walnut Creek from the time it is received and inspected by Gallery Staff until artwork is returned to the artist or artist’s agent. Delivery and pickup are the responsibility of the artist. During the exhibition, artwork will be insured against all physical loss or damage from any external cause. Insurance is limited to the wholesale value at the time of loss. If damage occurs and the piece can be repaired, liability will be limited to the cost of such repair.


Agreement: Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the juror are final. Bedford Gallery may photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries before the close of the exhibition.




New Media
Digital Art
Printmaking (hand pulled)