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Call for Artists

  • Museum of Northern California Art 900 Esplanade Chico, CA, 95926 United States (map)


Walls We Create

  August 1-September 29, 2019

The Museum of Northern California Art is seeking original artworks that describe the cultural experience of barriers.  What are the barriers we face? What are the barriers we build?  What are the barriers we break down?  This upcoming juried exhibit will be comprised from final selections by the museum’s exhibit committee.

ELIGIBILITY:  Original works, all media, created by artists residing in Northern California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east, and west to the state border.  All exhibited art works must remain in the exhibition until 5 p.m. on September 29, 2019.   


∙      Your entry should be emailed to: with SUBJECT of the email as “monca walls 2019”

∙      The email must contain: Artist’s name, address, phone(s), email address, along with image file and info for each piece.  Also Include a résumé or c.v. and/or a brief artist statement.

∙      See below for entry fee information.  Please indicate payment method in your submission.

Image files and labeling

∙      Images should be in .jpg format, naming the file with the artist’s name followed by 1, 2, 3 etc.  Example joesmith1.jpg

∙      For each image, include:

1.      Image number (from the filename)

2.      Title

3.      Medium

4.      Dimensions

5.      Date of work

6.      Any special display or hanging needs

7.      Price or NFS

The price should include a 50% museum commission.   Prices will not appear on the gallery signage, but instead will be available on request at the reception desk. 

          ENTRY FEE: $25 (non-refundable) for 3 images; $10 for each additional entry

∙      Checks must reach monca by July 7th at 5 pm

∙      Make check payable to monca and write ‘Walls entry fee’ in the memo. Your canceled check is your receipt

∙      For credit card payment, call (530.487.7272) or pay in person, at monca, 900 Esplanade, Chico, CA    Museum hours: Thurs-Sunday 11-5

     Jury notifications will be emailed on July 12th.


∙      Accepted work should be delivered to 900 Esplanade during the following times:

∙      July 18-21, 11-5 p.m.

∙      July 24-26, 11-5 p.m.

∙      All work must be delivered ready to hang or display. Works to hang on the wall must be wired; no sawtooth hangers. Any special display or hanging needs must be described in the application.

∙      Artist’s name, phone, and title of work must be on the back of each artwork.

Please note: If you are not a local artist or if for any reason you must ship your work, return postage arrangements will be required up front.  If the work does not sell, it will be re-packaged in its original shipping materials and sent back to you at your cost.

If shipping the work, please insure it.  If glazed, make sure to use plexiglass to prevent breakage since glass could damage the artwork. The museum will not be held responsible for work damaged in shipment.


Deadline for entries: July 7th at 5pm

Jury results notification: July 12th 6pm

Artwork delivery:  July 18-21, 24-26, regular museum hours, 11-5

Opening reception:  August 1, 6-8 pm

Artwork pickups: Sept 29 at 5pm, October 3-6, 8, 10-13, 11-5 pm

 Works left beyond October 13 will be assessed a storage fee of $5 per piece, per day (Thurs-Sun). 

Works left beyond November 1, 2019 will become property of monca

 Insurance is the responsibility of the artist. monca will be diligent in the care of artwork but is not responsible for loss or damage that might occur.

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