Call to Artists!



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 "Gift It!!", an exhibit featuring art that inspires others to give!  All mediums are welcome.

Please scroll below to view all rules regarding art accepted into the gallery, as ingathering rules may have changed.

The online art submission deadline is Wednesday, November 10th.  Submissions cannot be changed after the deadline has passed (title, price, etc.).  If submission assistance is needed, arrange a time before the day of the deadline for assistance at  The physical art drop off will be Monday, November 15th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you cannot make that time window, please arrange for an earlier drop off time with

Pieces that have not been submitted online will not be accepted during art drop off.  Your piece(s) will be rejected if not wired correctly.  No refunds will be issued for not wiring artwork correctly. No refunds will be issued for failure to appear for the physical art drop off time.

Physical jurying will take place on Tuesday.  You will recieve notification via email if you have unselected artwork to pick up.  You will be able to pick up unselected artwork during our open gallery hours.

Submit Here

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


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 during checkout. If you have any questions or issues, please send an inquiry to

If you are a high school student, email with with "Ingathering Discount" in the subject of the email and 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.

Click here for Jewelry Ingathering Details

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 framed or mounted on a rigid substrate of a minimum of ¾ inches that is wired for hanging.
● Work on canvas must be a minimum of ¾ inch canvas with painted or finished edges.
● All artwork must be signed front or back.
● Not to exceed 70 lbs in weight due to wall weight limit.
● Unconventional 2D work will be considered. Please send an inquiry before the day of the deadline.  If accepted, artist may be required to assist in hanging.
● Please make sure your artwork is ready to hang by following these instructions on wiring your piece properly before the ingathering:

    • 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.  To check for the correct amount of slack, take your finger and push the center of the wire up until it touches the top of the frame.

    • 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, 2 pieces $25, or up to 3 pieces $30
● LFCAC members and high school students receive $5 discount. If you are a high school student, email with "Ingathering Discount" in the subject of the email and 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.

Artists who remove artwork before the last day of the show without prior approval from the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will be expected to pay the commission based on the price of submission and will be disqualified from all exhibits for 365 days.  If artists do not honor this 40% commission, they will be disqualified from all future exhibits.

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

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Jewelry Ingathering

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