Call for Art: Surrealism

City of Santa Clarita Arts and Events

Santa Clarita, CA

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking artwork for consideration for an upcoming exhibit at First Floor Gallery. For this art exhibition Santa Clarita Arts is seeking surrealist inspired artwork! Surrealism by definition means, “a 20th-century avant-garde movement in art and literature which sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind, for example by the irrational juxtaposition of images.” Famous artists, for example include Salvador Dali, René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Andre Breton, Man Ray, and others. Applicants may submit artwork in the medium of their choosing as long as it is able to be mounted to a wall. This includes but is not limited to paintings, drawings, printmaking, photography, and textiles. The City of Santa Clarita utilizes a special wiring system that requires all artworks to be WIRED in order to safely hang. Sculptural pieces will be accepted for consideration.


Mailed artwork will NOT be accepted. Artwork must be physically dropped off on the agreed upon date. This call is open to LA County, surrounding areas, and those willing to drop off.

Artwork exceeding 25 pounds in weight will not be accepted.
This project is open to all artists, regardless of race, color, religion, natural origin, gender, age, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical or mental disabilities. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines.


Deadline to Apply: August 19, 2022 at 11:59pm

Art Drop Off/Installation: September 16, 2022 at 10am

Exhibition Closes/Art Pick Up: December 9, 2022

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