Call to Artists!

Call for Art!

The next juried show taking place in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery on 865 Linden Ave in Carpinteria, on our website, and our social media platforms will be “Human Forms", an exhibit featuring figurative art portraying people and the human experience.  All mediums are welcome.  The exhibit will run from June 19th to August 1st.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, June 9th.

Please scroll below to view all rules regarding art accepted into the gallery. Your piece(s) will be rejected if not wired correctly.

If you are a member of the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, to take advantage of your Membership discount, sign in or register for an account on our website here.  If you have created a new account, please allow one hour for your membership to sync with your website account. Once signed in, your membership discount will apply automatically when checking out your basket. If you have any questions or issues, please send an inquiry to info@carpinteriaartscenter.org

If you are a high school student, email info@carpinteriaartscenter.org with a picture of your student ID.  A special discount code will be emailed to you on business days between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Submit 1 PieceSubmit 2 PiecesSubmit 3 Pieces

After you submit your entries, we will need images of your art to promote on our website! Take photographs of your submitted artwork to create image file, and save image file as the name of artwork and your last name (example: "RinconMountain-Rhodes"). Image files must be a jpeg with a file size maximum of 3000 pixels in height or width. Email your image files to info@carpinteriaartscenter.org

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2-Dimensional Art

● All artwork must be wired for hanging (see step-by-step bulletpoints, image, and video for more information)
● All artwork must be signed front or back.
● Not to exceed 70 lbs in weight due to wall weight limit.
● Unframed artwork must be ready to hang.
● Unframed work on canvas must be a minimum of ¾ inch canvas with painted or finished edges.
● Unconventional 2D work will be considered. If accepted, artist may be required to assist in hanging.
● Must be framed and wired for hanging:

    • Please make sure your artwork is ready to hang by following these instructions on wiring your piece properly before the in-gathering:

    • Choose the location for your hanging hardware. It needs to be about 1/3 down from the top of your piece. If too high, the wire will come above the top edge. If too low, the balance will be off and the top can kick off the wall instead of hanging snuggly against the wall.

    • Attach the two D ring picture hangers or eye screws. D rings go directly on the back of the artwork supports and eye screws go on the inner edge of the supports.
      Thread and tie the wire through the hardware. Make sure the wire is then neatly wrapped around itself on both sides. You should have at least 2 inch “tail” on each side of the artwork depending on the size and weight of your piece.

    • Make sure your wire isn’t too tight or too loose.

    • Hang it on the wall and check that it was easy to hang up and that the wire doesn’t show. Please!!! Double check how it hangs on the wall.

3-Dimensional Art

● Not to exceed 70 lbs in weight.
● Must be securely free standing or come with framework for hanging or standing.
● Pedestals are available for free standing art.

Entry Fees

● 1 piece $20 or up to 3 pieces $30
● LFCAC members and high school students receive $5 discount. If you are a high school student, email info@carpinteriaartscenter.org with a picture of your student ID.  A special discount code will be emailed to you between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
● All work must be for sale, and 40% commission goes to the Gallery on all sales. Our non-profit gallery will appreciate a 40% commission on your pieces from this exhibition that sell outside the gallery within 30 days of the show closing as a result of being in the show.

Ingathering Information

We encourage submission of works that have not graced our walls within the last 12 months.

For the benefit of all artists represented, artwork that is accepted must remain at the gallery until the last day of the show, 4 p.m., unless the buyer is leaving town or the work is to be shipped.

Artist's Statement or Bio

Artists accepted in the show are encouraged to submit a short (1 page) Bio and/or Artist's Statement or update a previous bio on file.  Please provide Artist Bios in a digital text format (.pdf, .doc, .odf, .txt, etc) to info@carpinteriaartscenter.org

Jewelry Ingathering

For more information, go to our Call to Jewelers Page HERE.