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Call to Artists: The heART of Orange County All Media 2017 Juried Exhibition

Chemers Gallery and TACFA 
Call to Artists
The heART of Orange County All Media 2017
April 22 – May 6, 2017
Juried Exhibition
Jurors: Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt
Artists and Educators

Deadline for entry is March 4, 2017

Calling All Artists
Chemers Gallery and Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA) are seeking submissions for our 10th annual juried community exhibit! We are inviting local & semi-local artists who work in virtually any media to enter their depictions of the ARTS in Orange County. Past entries ranged from artist studios, ballet and folk dancers and musicians to artists at work, museum viewers and buildings, but that doesn’t mean those are the only acceptable subjects. The possibilities are endless – the more creative and innovative the better! (You just might win one of the cash prizes!)

Amateur artists are welcome to enter. All artwork will be judged equally regardless of professional status.

Entries will all be pre-juried online at

For a full prospectus and links to enter, click HERE. All media will be considered for acceptance. We want your oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, mixed media, photographs, etchings, monoprints, beadwork, glass, ceramics, wood, encaustic, sewing…we mean it when we say ALL MEDIA!

We are honored to announce that Nick Capaci and Jonde Northcutt, artists and educators, will be this year’s jurors.

The deadline to enter is MARCH 4, so get your creative juices going!

Your Inspiration Starts Here!

For examples of past entries, click HERE. But remember, it’s just a guide to help get you started.

If you need a few more suggestions, consider making any of the listed venues or organizations your subject:
Sherman Library & Gardens     Laguna Playhouse     Chance Theater      South Coast Rep  
Segerstrom Center     Pacific Chorale     Pacific Symphony Orchestra     Noguchi Garden 
Bowers Museum     Tangata Restaurant     “First Saturdays” art walk in Santa Ana

A full prospectus is available at Please be sure to read fully and carefully as there are sizing and framing specifications listed as well! Please call us if you need any guidance.

Good luck!

And the Winners Are…

Thank you to ALL for such a fabulous turnout for our Viewpoints: Orange County All Media artist reception last Saturday! Thank you to our talented artists who brought their friends, families and collectors to join in the festivities! Thank you to Tustin Area Council for Fine Art (TACFA) and the accomplished performers from the Chance Theater who help reveal this summer’s Broadway In The Park during our event! Thank you to Enderle Center for helping to sponsor this fun-filled event! Thank you to our friend Rado for bringing his delicious Tatratea tea liquors and mixing up phenomenal drinks. And thank you especially to all of YOU who came to last Saturday’s event – we had a great time and hope you did, too!

Congratulations to our winners!

Best of Show
374-319-34201519-laguna_palmsLaguna Palms by Jim Wodark, oil

Enderle Center Choice

KST160Mission at Sunset by Steve Kell, oil

Oil & Acrylic Category

First Place

RAA110Balboa Twilight by April Raber, oil

Second Place

KP102Beach Day by Paul Kratter, oil

Third Place

374-148-34201519-mission_san_juan_capistranoMission San Juan Capistrano by Toni Danchik, oil

All Other Media Category

First Place

DK122Fishing Boat South of the Cottages by Kevin Davidson, watercolor

Second Place

DED145Noble by Dori Dewberry, pastel

Third Place

374-12402-220201510-tower__sunset__victoria_beachTower Sunset, Victoria Beach by Roger Bennett, photography

Honorable Mentions

374-336-31201513-newportNewport by Janine Salzman, oil
OIl & Acrylic category

374-12018-227201510-one_on_every_cornerOne on Every Corner by Sharyn Sakimoto, hand-colored photograph
All Other Media category

374-476-33201520-santa_ana_presbyterian_on_sycamoreSanta Ana Presbyterian on Sycamore by Paige Oden, oil
OIl & Acrylic category

KST160Mission at Sunset by Steve Kell, oil
Oil & Acrylic category

374-91-25201514-spring_violetsSpring Violets by Dorothy Cavanagh, oil
OIl & Acrylic category

Viewpoints: Orange County All Media is on display until May 2nd, so if you haven’t made it in yet there is still time! Don’t forget to swing by Chemers Gallery next Saturday, May 2nd for our artist demonstrations from 2:00 to 5:00pm!

Plus, stay tuned for a change in format for next year’s show!

Upcoming Show: Viewpoints Orange County All Media 2015

Congratulations to the participating artists of Viewpoints: Orange County All Media 2015! There were many stand-out entries, and our juror, plein-air painter Greg LaRock. worked hard to make selections for a diverse and considered exhibit.

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Viewpoints: Orange County All Media 2015
Artist Reception – April 18, 2015, 5:30 – 8:00pm
Show continues through May 2, 2015

 Participating Artists
Gary Armstrong . Helen Bell . Roger Bennett . Gobind Boyes . Dorothy Cavanagh
Dana Cooper . Toni Danchik . Barbara Davidson . Kevin Davidson . Dori Dewberry . Kay Flierl
Cindy Greene . Deborah Harold . Terry Houseworth . Esther Jacks . Steve Kell
Paul Kratter . Prerana Kulkarni . William Lowe . Maz Mahjoobi . Ian Montelongo
Sandra Morrison . Erich Neubert . Paige Oden . Max Ollendorff . Rita Pacheco
Pamela Panattoni . April Raber . Pete Roberts . Laura Rosenkranz .  Sharyn Sakimoto
Janine Salzman . John Sawyer . Jeff Sewell . Albert Stanchfield . Kim VanDerHoek
Kathleen Williams . Jim WodarkMark your calendars now for special artist demonstrations 
Saturday, May 2nd from 2:00 – 5:00p 
at Chemers Gallery!