Call for Artists

Studion Gallery C

Los Angeles, CA

Bareback II:  Symmetry in Motion - An Equine Exhibition

2017 Annual Exhibition and Benefit Fund Raiser - Announcing Open Call to All Artists

About Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion

Studio C Gallery is looking for artists, whose work is inspired by the horse. Horses fill our dreams. They are our inspiration. A horse’s spirit is akin to us all.

Humankind owes an enormous amount of gratitude to the horse. Domestication of the horse provided humans with mobility, survival and pleasure.  Yet today, horses are facing a daunting challenge. Yearly round ups by the Bureau of Land Management, kill buyers, horse racing breakdowns and drought that forces some owners to abandon their animals, have left horse’s lives in peril.  This dilemma is not going away anytime soon. Compounding this problem could get complicated even further by our current Washington Bureaucracy.

Last Year, Studio C partnered with Wild Horse Sanctuary and Return to Freedom, organizations that work hard to protect wild horses. This year we will be partnering with Wild Horse Sanctuary and Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center.

About Studio C Gallery

Studio C Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of women artists. We are committed in bringing attention to the feminine characteristics and trademark of art making. This is our focus.. however we would like to open this call to men as well, for this exhibition.

Our gallery is located at the historic Santa Fe Art Colony in downtown Los Angeles, CA.


This exhibit has no predetermined expectation for type, style or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criterion is that the work interprets the them of the show, Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion, honoring the horse.

All mediums are accepted, including video and installation.


Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion is open to all artists that reside in the Los Angeles area and beyond our borders. All entries must represent original works of art. We do not accept Giclee prints


All entries are submitted to a group of guest artists or art professionals. Each year new guest curators are selected for the process. Studio C Gallery will reveal the list of curators at a later date.


August 31st  Deadline for received entries

September 4th Notification sent to entrants by email within this week.

September 21st, 22nd and 23rd  Artwork delivered or shipped to gallery

Drop-off hours: 1o am to 6 pm

September 30th Opening Reception

October 21st Final day of exhibition

October 23rd, 24th and 25th Artwork pick-up and schedule shipped artwork for return (arranged by artist)

Deadline for Entry: Thursday, August 31st, 2017


There is an entry fee of $27.00 US  This fee qualifies up to 4 images.

Additional Images: $5.00 per image. Additional “detail” images are fine, if

necessary to describe the piece. Example: Sculpture

Entry Fee may be paid thru PayPal at

Account is: [email protected] 

All fees are non-refundable

How to Submit

Please email images ( preferably 300 dpi jpegs ) to: [email protected]

Professional quality images of work are highly recommended. Poor quality images or small files may be disqualified. Please write you full name in the subject line of the email, along with Bareback II Submission ( Example: Jane or Joe Smith / Bareback II Submission )

Please include these details in the body of the email with submission.

Name of Artist:

Title of Artwork:


Dimensions: framed and unframed


Please include on EACH image of work: name, title, medium and number of image.

Example: Smith_ Jane_title_medium_1.jpg and so on, depending on how many images you are submitting. 

Submitting Video, Motion or Interactive Entries

All video, motion or interactive submissions must be in form of a link to a

Viewable online copy of each work ( such as Vimeo or via a Dropbox link )

The work should be shown online in it’s Full length.

Shipping to and from the gallery is the full responsibility of the artist. It is highly recommended to insure your work in transit. If you are shipping your work from other states or from overseas, please make special note of the Calendar dates above, to make sure your work will arrive on time. It has been our experience that the United States Postal Service is one of the most economical ways of shipping. Please check their website for more information at They will insure too. 

Please avoid using UPS.  We have had a problem with them recently, dropping off packages at the wrong address. Not good!

We are always happy to discuss any questions you have about shipping.

The gallery staff is committed to taking the best care of your work while it is with us. All shipping materials are saved, labeled and the artwork is re-packed in a diligent manner, for return.

Studio C Gallery takes a 20% donation from each artwork sold during the duration of the exhibition. 80% of sales will go directly to the artist. However, since this a benefit fund raiser, we ask that each artist make a donation to Wild Horse Sanctuary or Dream Catcher Therapeutic Riding Center.

There is a chance that this show may go to Auction with Paddle 8. If this happens we will discuss this further.


 For more information, contact: Peggy Nichols at [email protected]

 Thank you for your interest in Studio C Gallery. We look forward to your submission.



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