May 22, 2023


Los Angeles, CA

Ancestral Connections is organized by Southern California Womens Caucus for Art in partnership with Avenue 50 Studio. Artists may draw on remembered places, spiritual practices, worldviews – even artistic traditions to express their concerns. Surprise us with your interpretations!

Open to all self-identified women artists in Southern California working in most media except video or installation.

The exhibit will be juried by Chelo Montoya, current chair of the California Arts Council and Assistant Vice President of Adult Education and Public Programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has an M.A. in Public Art Studies from USC and an MFA in Graphic Design from Otis College of Art & Design.

Artwork must be no more than 40 inches wide in any direction, including frame. 3D works can occupy no more than 24 inches of floor space. No video and installation works accepted.

Artists MUST hand deliver (NO SHIPPING) their accepted entry to Avenue 50 Studio on Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:30 pm. Artists are advised to self-insure.

ARTWORK FORMAT, PRESENTATION & REQUIREMENTS: Artwork submissions are limited to 3 original artworks per artist as JPEGs. Name JPEG files: Artist last name and title plus dimensions. Example: Smith_funhouse10x12.jpg. Attach label to back of your artwork with title, artist name and contact information. Do not use double quotation marks, colons or semicolons in names.

Submit JPEGs sized at 300 dpi resolution. Images should be cropped to remove background and/or frame. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation may affect acceptance by the juror.

ENTRIES & FEES: Entry fee is $35 for SCWCA members and $45 for non-members, 3 images per entry. Payment is made through entrythingy via credit card. Fees are non-refundable. Artists may join SCWCA and then submit at the reduced members rate. Go to to join and be sure to select CAS as the chapter. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the exhibit.

Artists MUST hand deliver (NO SHIPPING) accepted artwork to Avenue 50 Studio on Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:30 pm.

SALES and INSURANCE: All sales will be handled by the gallery. 60% to artists 40% to the gallery. No insurance is provided. Artists are advised to insure their artwork.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND CONTENT: Entries must be original and executed by the artist. Once submitted, artwork may not be substituted or withdrawn by the artist. All juried artwork must remain at Avenue 50 Studio until the end of the exhibit. All hanging artwork must have wire and hanging hardware suitable for the size and weight of the piece(s). No saw-tooth or clips. All hanging artwork MUST be prepared to hang. If your piece is complex, provide instructions/photos on exactly how you want it to be presented.

The artist must assist with installations of heavy sculpture and complex 2-D works. We reserve the right not to hang artwork prepared in a way that risks being damaged during installation (too much weight, fragility or not prepared to hang).

PUBLICITY: SCWCA and Avenue 50 Studio may use images of accepted artwork for publicity purposes. Artists agree to allow reproduction of their digital files and/or photographs taken of their art for educational, publicity and archival purposes.

OPENING RECEPTION: The in-person reception is Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 3-6 pm at AVENUE 50 STUDIO.

ARTIST TALKS AND CLOSING RECEPTION: Saturday, July 29, 2023, 2-4 pm.

PICK UP – Saturday, July 29, 2023, 4 pm. SCWCA and Avenue 50 Studio are not liable for artwork left at the gallery and artists.

EXHIBIT LOCATION: AVENUE 50 STUDIO, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042

GALLERY HOURS: 1-5 pm (closed Fridays)


Deadline: Thursday, May 25, 11:59 pm
Acceptance Notices: Friday June 2
Deliver Art: June 17, 1:30-3:30 pm
Opening Reception: June 24, 3-6 pm
Closing Reception: July 29, 2-4 pm
Pick Up Artwork – July 29, 4 pm.


SCWCA and Avenue 50 Studio are not liable for artwork left at the gallery and artists.