Call for Entries


Bird, Nest, Nature

Deadline: 04/25/2020
Application Fee: $35

Birds have captured the attention of humankind since the beginning of time, providing an endless source of fascination and inspiration. The earliest evidence of our love of birds can be found in cave drawings, reflecting archaic renderings of all that we cherish in nature from flora to fauna. Birdsongs and birdcalls, incorporated into artworks and compositions for hundreds of years, still inspire contemporary artists today. With their exquisite coloring, stunning tufts of feathers, distinctive silhouettes and graceful flight patterns, birds entice us to look up and marvel. The interest endures from the indomitable and historic artist John James Audubon to contemporary artists such as Walton Ford and Fred Tomaselli.

Artwork submitted should be completed pieces or concepts for installations. Jurors: Jeffrey De Blois, Assistant Curator, ICA Boston Rebecca Lowery, Assistant Curator, MOCA Los Angeles Bird, Nest, Nature weaves juried and invitational artists who reference the themes of the exhibition in their work.

Eligibility: Open to all artists, 18 years of age or older.

Media/size: Open to all media, please include specific dimensions with your entry. There are no size limitations for entries, however, Bedford Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, or cumbersome pieces.

Amount: We will only be accepting 3 submissions per entry. 

Presentation: Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleats). For framed artwork, ACRYLIC GLAZING ONLY, NO GLASS IN FRAMES. All art must be labeled with artist’s name, title, year, and medium.

For installation concepts, include a description, concept design or similar installations, and installation info (timeline, if installation requires the artist presence to install, etc.).

Submitted images must be the same as the works intended for the exhibition.

Prizes: There will be over $2,000 in cash and prizes for artist awards.

Visit  for full instructions and to apply. Work must be submitted through Slideroom; CDs or mailed material will not be accepted. 

Deadline to apply is April 25, 2020. If accepted, all artwork must be received June 15-19, 2020. Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways.

Artwork by Diana Sudyka. 


Walnut Creek Library's Community Art Gallery 


The Walnut Creek Library's Community Art Gallery is accepting ongoing submissions for exhibitions. Find out how to apply HERE.

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