Call for Art - Bring us your dead: A Dia de los Muertos exhibition

Las Laguna Gallery 

Laguna Beach, CA

Las Laguna Gallery proudly presents Bring Us Your Dead – A Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

Las Laugna Gallery is looking for works inspired by the Day of the Dead. Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. It is an ancient and enduring ritual when the living commune with the dead – a mystical night when the veil is lifted between their two realms and they may share a day together.

The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. It is particularly celebrated in Mexico, where it is a national holiday, and all banks are closed. The historical roots of this celebration date back to the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America of the indigenous people, especially the Nahua (Aztecs, Mayans, Toltecas, Tlaxcaltec, Chichimec, Tecpanec) and others native to Mexico more than 3,000 years.

All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture - regionally, nationally and internationally; through unique collaborations between artists, students and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries, and jewelry shops. Our location features a restaurant, bar, and there is live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday thru Saturday.


Submissions to the gallery can be made by copying and pasting link into your browser (!call-for- entry/cfch), completing the data form, uploading images, and making the required payment.

Inquiries may be directed to [email protected] or by calling (949)667-1803.


All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. From photography to fabric, mixed media, all paintings and drawings including, oil, acrylic, ink, graphite, pastels, etc.


There is a $35 (USD) non-refundable fee for the first image and $5 per image for each additional image. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.


Work must be ready for installation and fitted with a wire hanger. Submissions are restricted to a weight limit of no more than 45 pounds.


Las Laguna Gallery 577 S. Coast Highway A-1 Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Phone: 949-667- 1803 Email: [email protected]

A 35% commission will be retained from all work sold during the exhibition. Artist receives 65%. Works which are not for sale must be clearly marked as such (NFS).


The exhibition will be publicized regionally, nationally and internationally. Las Laguna Gallery reserves the right to use photographs or digital images of any accepted work for the purpose of publicity.


Artists are responsible for pre-paying all shipping charges to and from the exhibition site. Accepted works must be hand-delivered or shipped according to the instructions provided in the Artist Agreement upon selection.  No work may be withdrawn before the close of the exhibition.

Sending an entry to this exhibition shall imply an agreement on the part of the sender to all conditions above.


September 6, 2016 | Deadline for acceptance of online entry materials 

September 12, 2016 | Notifications sent to all artists

September 28 to Cotober 4, 2016 | Shipped and hand-delivered artwork due to Las Laguna


October 6, 2016 |Opening Reception 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

October 6 - October 29, 2016 | Exhibition on view at Las Laguna Gallery

Deadline for Submissions

Tuesday, September, 2016, 11:00 pm PST

Application Location

External Site

Website!call-for- entry/cfch

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