The 6th annual


Juried ARt show


ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY, November 5, 2018  


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6th Annual Piedmont Center for the Arts Juried Art Show

The 6th Annual Juried Art Show presented by The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a juried art exhibition selected from submissions highlighting a large variety of contemporary 2-dimensional works by Bay Area artists.  Featuring original art created within the past two years, 35 pieces will be selected by guest jurors Carin Adams,Curator of Art,  Oakland Museum of California, and Nancy Lim, Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Thanks to the courtesy of the John P. Thornborrow Memorial Endowment Fund, total cash awards of $4,000 allocated to juror-designated award winners will be presented during the opening reception on Friday, January 11, 2019. 

ELIGIBILITY:  Must reside/work within the nine counties of the Greater Bay Area Artists including: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

SUBMISSIONS: $40 Entry Fee. Link to online entry, more detailed information and submission guidelines:

EXHIBITION DATES:  January 12 – January 27, 2019; Opening Reception: Friday, January 11, 6-8 pm

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to coalescing the arts communities of Piedmont and around the Bay Area.

The Piedmont Center for the Arts is honored to have two distinguished jurors: 

1)  Carin Adams is the Curator of Art at the Oakland Museum of California. In 2014, she led the major exhibition SuperAwesome: Art and Giant Robot, which featured contemporary art alongside Asian and Asian American popular culture. More recent projects include a site-specific commission by the Los Angeles-based art collective FriendsWithYou and the special exhibition J.B. Blunk: Nature, Art & Everyday Life. 


2)  Nancy Lim is an Assistant Curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Painting and Sculpture, where she organizes and contributes to temporary and permanent collection exhibitions of California art, including the forthcoming Vija Celmins retrospective co-organized by The Met Breuer. Previously she was a Curatorial Assistant in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Asian Art Curatorial Fellow at the Guggenheim Museum, New York. She did doctoral work at Northwestern University and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley.


Cash awards: 1st place - $2,500, 2nd - $1,000, 3rd- $500 plus Honorable Mentions.  The Center does not take a commission for art works sold through the show but a 10% voluntary donation is suggested.

All artwork must have been created within the past 2 years.  Artists can submit a maximum of three (3) images.  Entry fee is $40.  All works must be able to be hung on the wall to be considered (wired for easy hanging) and are limited to 48 x 36 inches including frame and may not exceed 30 lbs.  ONLY 2 dimensional media will be accepted, including photography, wall sculpture, fabric, mixed media, printmaking, all paintings and drawings including oil, acrylic, pastels, ink, watercolor, graphite.  Please submit your work online using caFÉ at

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS Monday, NOVEMBER 5th, 2018 (11:30 pm).  If you have any questions, please contact