Dia de la Mujer Exhibit -Call for Art

Call For Art

 10th annual Dia de la Mujer Exhibit at THE FRONT

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2017 Dia de la Mujer App- BACK TO BASICS.12192016



Casa Familiar Arts & Culture presents
10th Annual Dia de la Mujer Art Exhibition at The Front

Back to Basics

Art Exhibition Entry Agreement & Guidelines

(Note: applications will only be accepted by e-mail)

Submit application: C/O Dia de la Mujer 2017
E-mail to: thefront@casafamiliar.org
For questions, please call (619) 428-1115 ext. 205
Entry deadline: February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
All applications, required attachments and photo of artwork need to be submitted by the deadline. NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If your work is not accepted you will be notified by e-mail.
Winners will be announced during opening reception.
Entry fee: $20.00 (maximum 1 art piece per artist)
Exhibition Dates: 3/9/2017– 5/5/2017

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all women artists. Submitted artwork must have been executed in the last 2 years and must be available for the duration of the exhibit.

CATEGORIES: artists must select one of two categories for entry.
1. EstablishedArtist(Trackrecordofpreviousexhibition,publication,articles,etc.) 2. EmergingArtist(Communitymemberswithnoartistictrackrecord,under

recognized artist, or artists in development).

CURATOR: Norma Iglesias Prieto, Professor of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at San Diego State University

AWARDS: A cash award will be given to the 10 artworks selected.


Deadline for Entry (Applications & Fee)   February 17, 2017

Application Review Period (New)  February 20-21, 2017

Accepted Artwork Submission  February 22-24, 2017 March 9, 2017

Opening Reception    March 9 2017

Exhibition Ends May 5, 2017

Pick Up Deadline  May 12, 2017




Program sponsored by The City of San Diego-Commission for Arts and Culture & The County of San Diego




  1. COMPLETED APPLICATION (by e-mail) All fields should be filled out, andrequired attachments submitted with application. Each artist is limited to 1 entry.
  2. ATTACHMENT 1 – IMAGES – Submit a high-resolution image by e-mail. (Minimum 1, maximum 2 images – Image resolution at least 1024 x 768 pixels); entering this competition constitutes agreement that images may be used forprogram or publicity purposes.
  3. ATTACHMENT 2 – ARTIST STATEMENT – A brief statement about the workbeing submitted should be included as well as artist’s biographical information.
  4. FEE:Anon-refundableentryfeeof$20.00isduebyFebruary17,2017,5:00 pm. Checks should be payable to: Casa Familiar, Inc. and mailed to: 119 W. Hall Avenue, San Ysidro, CA 92173 (Fee can also be dropped off in person at: Villa Nueva Community Center, 1901 Del Sur Blvd., 2nd Floor, San Ysidro, CA92173) If fee is not received by deadline, application will be disqualified.

SIZE/WEIGHT LIMITATIONS: Maximum dimensions: 6’ X 4’ and must not weigh more than 50 lbs. Please do not submit works that hang from the ceiling or by large bolts, or weigh more than 50 pounds.

ENTRIES: Entries may be any two-dimensional medium, including painting, photography, and works on paper. Any artwork reproduced by photomechanical processes (including gliceé prints) will not be accepted. No entries that have been in previous competitive exhibitions are eligible. Artists wishing to submit multi-media works, video, 3 dimensional pieces or installation pieces must consult with curator or agency first.

This year we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of THE FRONT, and have decided to give our Dia de la Mujer exhibit/competition a new angle and make this event more competitive, resulting on opportunities for increased artistic development.

For the “Back to Basics” exhibit the gallery will have two exhibition spaces: The store front and the main gallery. From all the submissions received, 10 artists/art works will be selected to be exhibited on the main gallery along with five other artists invited by the Curator. The remaining of the accepted artworks will be exhibited on the store front space of the gallery.

ARTWORK SUBMISSION: All accepted entries/works of art must be delivered to the exhibition address by February 24, 2017. THE FRONT – 147 W San Ysidro Blvd., San Ysidro, CA 92173. Artists need to email David Flores to arrange for delivery of artwork at davidf@casafamiliar.org.

Program sponsored by The City of San Diego-Commission for Arts and Culture and The County of San Diego



EXHIBITION THEME: “Back to Basics”
Participating artists are expected to explore the theme of “Back to Basics” in their

submitted visual work (painting photography, sculpture or video).

Currently our communities face a great variety of social, ecological, political, and ethical problems that question our ways of life and our social relations. In this context, it has become urgent to imagine a different world. The premise of “Back to Basics” suggests that the way out of many of our problems is to return to the origins, to the most basic forms of community interaction, to respect for nature and all living beings, to teamwork, to respect differences, to search for happiness and love in the simplest things, to the inner and deep look of our existence. With this call, we want to know what the theme of “Back to Basics” means to each participant artists.

The Dia de la Mujer Exhibition strives to be a safe space for women artists, to celebrate through art without fear and in their full glory. We hope that in creating artwork for this exhibition, participating artists find a unique process of creating and maybe re-discover the basic desires and ways for making art.

SHIPMENT OF ARTWORK. – If Artwork is to be shipped, Artist shall assume complete monetary responsibility for shipping and handling costs for their shipment to the gallery as well as their return to the Artist. Casa Familiar is not responsible for damage or loss occurring once artwork has been delivered to shipping company.

FRAMES AND MATS: All accepted artwork must be framed or otherwise professionally presented and ready for hanging. Entries must be in finished condition for handling and display. When appropriate, works should be framed with hanging hardware included (no saw-tooth hangers) for their own protection. Prints, drawings, and photographs must be framed with hanging hardware included (mounting in mats alone is not adequate).

PUBLIC SALES: Casa Familiar Gallery’s Commission; Terms of Payment. The Gallery shall sell the Artworks only at the Retail Price specified by the artist. The Gallery and the Artist agree that the Gallery’s commission is to be 30 percent of the Retail Price of the Artwork. Payment to the Artist shall be made by the Casa Familiar at the end of the art exhibit, and will include all commissions due for any/all artworks sold. The artists may choose to designate artwork as NFS (not for sale).

ACCEPTANCE/LIABILITY: Artwork must be clearly labeled with artist name, phone number, e-mail address, and title of work at time of drop off. The utmost care will be given to each entry received; entries are submitted at artist’s/owner’s own risk. The organizers and hosts are not responsible for the loss of or damage to works, frames, glass, or any other component of the art.

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2017 Dia de la Mujer App- BACK TO BASICS.12192016