Call for Submissions

Blue Line Arts

Roseville, CA

Politically Charged Solo Show

The Solo Exhibition Open Call gives artists the opportunity to present 10-14 pieces in the Feature Foyer Gallery. Our Feature Foyer faces our front window and provides a great opportunity to gain exposure. We are looking for politically charged work in any medium.

Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2020 – November 14, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 21, 2020

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a $35 fee for non-members, members can apply for free. You must include 10 examples of work.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Visit https://www.bluelinearts.org/solo-politically-charged for more information


Politically Charged

This show will be exhibited in the midst of the 2020 presidential elections, a time when it will more important than ever to make space for productive discussion about the future of our country. So although it’s normally a taboo, we’re inviting you to talk politics. Voice your comments, questions, concerns, or support through your work in any medium. We don’t care if you’re left, right, center, or anarchist – we welcome any and all political opinions.

Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2020 – November 14, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 21, 2020

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a $35 fee for non-members, members can apply for free. You must include 10 examples of work.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Visit https://www.bluelinearts.org/politically-charged-2020 for more information


Escape Reality: Video Game Art

Narrative, character development, choreography, illustration, set design, music, and cinematography all play a role in the creation of a video game. So is a video game art or entertainment? Can it be both?

Whether you’re a fan of old school pixels or emerging tech, the Video Game Art show is the perfect place to showcase your love for virtual worlds. Show us your elevated fan art or showcase a video game of your own design. If you have a playable game, we would love to allow people to try it out. Please use the application to submit screenshots from the game. We are looking for any medium, but submissions must be fine art. In the interest of being open to new media, we ask you to define “fine art” at your own discretion.

Exhibition dates: October 2 – November 14, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 21, 2020

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 for non-members, but members may apply for free.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Visit https://www.bluelinearts.org/escape-reality for more information


30 x 30 2020

30 pieces in 30 days

The 30×30 show is a great way to explore any theme or style by creating one panel that displays 30 works that are 6 inches by 6 inches each, or 3 dimensional work that is no bigger than 6 x 6 x 6 inches. We cannot accommodate any 3 dimensional artwork unless on the wall on a board. Use the 30-day work period restraint to challenge yourself to create constantly. Each piece will be sold individually, giving viewers the unique opportunity to take home artwork that they may not be able to afford otherwise. So, do you accept our challenge?

Exhibition Dates: November 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Deadline to enter: October 9, 2020

Application Requirements:

Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Artists should submit three examples of work that are similar to the 30 x 30 series they hope to create once they have been chosen participate in the show. Examples of work are not required to follow the 6”x6” guidelines, but should accurately represent the style and medium of the series the artist will create for the exhibition.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Visit https://www.bluelinearts.org/30x30-2020 for more information


Watercolor Group Show

The Watercolor Open Call gives artists the opportunity to participate in a juried show in the WestPark Workshop Gallery. Michael Dunlavey will be the juror for this show, and is being featured in a concurrent exhibition of watercolor works in the main Coker gallery. We are looking for works in watermedia.

Exhibition dates: November 20, 2020 – January 2, 2021

Deadline to enter: October 9, 2020

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a $35 fee for non-members, but members may apply for free. You must include 10 examples of work.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

Visit https://www.bluelinearts.org/watercolor-artists-2020 for more information

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