Open Call to Women Artists

Studio C Gallery

Santa Fe Art Colony, Downtown Los Angeles 

Bareback: Symmetry in Motion

An Equine Exhibition

2016 Annual All Women Artist Group Exhibition

Announcing an Open Call to women artists

About Bareback: Symmetry in Motion

Studio C Gallery is looking for women artists, whose work is inspired by the horse. Horses fill our dreams. They are our inspiration. A horse’s spirit is akin to women, so naturally, women are akin likewise. 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. It is a problem that needs to be addressed through action.

Studio C Gallery’s intention with this exhibition is to bring inspiration through art and education through awareness. It is our way of showing gratitude to this exceptional Studio C Gallery will be partnering with Wild Horse Sanctuary and Return to Freedom A portion of the proceeds from sales will go to these two non-profit organizations.

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. Studio C Gallery creates a space for women to flourish by producing one group show and one solo show per season. Annually, the gallery presents exhibitions that refer to a discipline. Our gallery is located at the 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 theme of the show, Bareback: Symmetry in Motion. All mediums are accepted, including video and installation.


Bareback: Symmetry in Motion is open to all women artists that reside in the Los Angeles area, and beyond our borders. All entries must represent original works of art.

We do not accept giclees.

Jury and Curator 

All entries are submitted to a jury comprised of women artists and art professionals. Each year new jurors are selected for the process.

Studio C Gallery will reveal the list of


August 15th Deadline for received entries

August 22nd Notification sent to entrants by email within this week

September 9th, 10th & 11th Artwork delivered or shipped to gallery

Drop-off hours: 10am to 6pm

September 17th Opening Reception

October 1st Final day of exhibition.

October 3rd Schedule shipped artwork for return ( arranged by artist ), 3rd & 4th Artwork pick-up

Deadline for Entry: Monday, August 15th, 2016

There is an entry fee of $27.00 US Limit of 4 images.

Additional images: $5.00 per image. Additional detail images are fine, if necessary to

Entry fee may be paid thru PayPal at [email protected]

All fees are non-refundable.

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

Professional quality images of work are highly recommended. Poor quality images may

Please write your full name in the Subject Line of the email, along with Symmetry

Submission (Example: Jane Smith / Symmetry Submission)

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

Name of Artist:

Title of Artwork:




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

(example: Smith_Jane_title_1.jpg) and so on, depending on how many images you

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 overseas, please make special note of the Calendar 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 We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have about shipping.

Studio C Gallery 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.

After September 17th, the gallery will be open on the weekends and by appointment on weekdays. Gallery hours: Saturday & Sunday, Noon to 4pm

Studio C Gallery takes a 20% donation from each artwork sold during the duration. 80% of sales will go directly to the artist. We ask that each artist make a donation to the Wild Horse Sanctuary or Return to Freedom.

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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