August 25, 2014

Artist Opportunity - Artists for Art's Sake

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TITLE: Artists for Art's Sake

MEDIUM: 2-D only (drawing, painting, photography, multi-media)

ENTRY DEADLINE: On-line submissions due by October 17, 2014

ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Saturday and Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

SHOW DATES: November 15 - December 19, 2014

ARTWORK PICK-UP: Monday and Tuesday, December 29 & 30, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OPENING: Saturday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Artists for Art's Sake is an annual fundraising exhibition to benefit the art education programs at the Millard Sheets Art Center, Fairplex. Located in Pomona, CA the Millard Sheets Art Center provides year-round art exhibitions and art education for students of all ages. Established in 1936 as the Fine Arts Program of the Los Angeles County Fair, the Millard Sheets Art Center was "the first major gallery dedicated to art" in Los Angeles County. Our current programs continue the long tradition of acceptance and appreciation of all art forms and artists.

Artist participants in this inaugural exhibition have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their artwork to an appreciative audience in support of the education of our visual art students. Entry fees and artwork sales will generate funding for such programs as Discovery Arts for middle school students in the Pomona Unified School District and Free Family Workshops for children and their families. 

Only 2-D artwork will be accepted; overall size no larger than 24" x 36"; ready for hanging. All artwork will be juried; maximum of four submissions per artist.

Artists have two options for participation:

• You may donate 100% of the sale of your submitted artwork; entry fee is waived.

• The sale of artwork would be split between artist and Art Center. A nonrefundable $25 donation for two submissions and $10 for each additional entry is required, and we're asking artists to donate 60% of the sale to our art programs and you will retain 40%.

Benefits for Artist Participants

We are offering artists the following in sincere appreciation for your participation:

• Exposure and opportunity for art sales at this month-long exhibition during a busy holiday season here at the art center, Fairplex. We hope you'll attend the Opening Reception on November 15, which will include refreshments and entertainment and an opportunity for you to mingle with prospective buyers.

• Exposure on the Millard Sheets Art Center website for two months with artwork images and link to your website; after which your name will be included on our list of artists who have supported Artists for Art's Sake.

• The option to talk about your artwork and creative process to students participating in our exhibition tour program

• Donations made in entry fees and artwork sales are 100% tax-deductible.

• Eligibility for future solo/group exhibitions in our rotating Artists for Art's Sake Gallery. This gallery is only available to artists who participate in this fundraising exhibition.

• We will add you to our e-mailing list to receive early notice of artist opportunities, exhibitions, events and programs.

Directions for Entry

1. To enter, complete the on-line entry process no later than October 17th, which requires:

• completed entry at

• image(s) of artwork, 300 dpi .jpg files titled with your last name, first initial and correlating number to match the number of your submissions. For example, SmithJ1.jpg

2. You will be notified by email of acceptance no later than October 26th.

3. Drop off your ready-to-hang artwork with a printed Packing List (option available on-line) on November 1 - 2, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Art Center, 1101 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona CA, enter at Gate 1 security booth.

4. Artwork not sold must be picked up on December 29 - 30, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

For Additional Information

For information about this exhibition, contact the curator: Lugene Whitley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 909-532-0168

For information about the programs at the Millard Sheets Art Center, contact: Thomas Canavan, Art Center Manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 909-865-4161

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