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(Expired)  Exhibition Dates: June 10 – August 1, 2021

The Museum of Northern California Art is seeking all media artwork for the upcoming juried exhibition, Safe Haven.

The theme invites multiple perspectives including: your own sense and experience of a safe space; your thoughts on addressing the complex social issues of homelessness; your observations that may be tinted by compassion, confusion or personal involvement. The museum’s exhibition committee will make final selections.

ELIGIBILITY: Original works, all media (installation, visual art, photography, performance, spoken word, video, music) created by artists residing in Northern
California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east, and west to the state border.  All exhibited artworks must remain in the exhibition until 5 p.m. on August 1, 2021. *No work previously exhibited at monca.

Deadline for entries: May 21, 2021, at 5 pm.


● Your entry should be emailed to: with the SUBJECT of the email as “Safe Haven.”
● The email must contain:
Artist’s name, address, phone(s), email address
image files (see below for file-naming format)
information for each piece (see below for details)
A résumé or c.v. and/or a brief artist statement
Indicate payment method for entry fee

Image files 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.

ENTRY FEE: $35 for up to 3 images; $10 for each additional entry.
● Checks or credit card payments must reach monca by May 21 at 5 pm.
● Make check payable to monca and write ‘Safe Haven entry fee’ in the memo.  Your canceled check is your receipt.
● For credit card payment, call 530.487.7272—leave name and phone number for callback. Or email Pat Macias for a callback at with your name and phone—–do not email your credit card number.
Jury notifications will be emailed on May 25, 2021, along with delivery instructions for accepted works.

Accepted works will be received at 900 Esplanade on the following dates: May 27-30, June 3-6 from 11-5 pm. Please follow safety protocols. Mask will be required.
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 upfront. 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 Plexiglas to prevent breakage since glass could damage the artwork. The museum will not be held responsible for work damaged in shipment.

Deadline for entries: May 21 at 5 pm
Jury results notification: May 25
Artwork delivery: May 27-30, June 3-6, 11-5 pm
Opening reception: June 10, 5:30-8:00
Panel Conversations: TBD – please let us know if you would like to participate.
Artwork pickup: August 1 at 5 pm, August 5-8, August 12-15, 11-5 pm. Works left beyond August 15 are assessed a storage fee of $5 per piece, per day (Thurs-Sun).

Works left beyond September 19, 2021 will become the property of monca.

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

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