Bon Appetit Show 2017

Hello artists!  Our upcoming Bon Appétit Show is quickly approaching.  Our juror for this show is none other than our Executive Director Eric Peterson.  Normally we go outside the organization for our juror, but not this time.  The reason why you might ask?  Well, as it turns out, Eric is very familiar with making food look good.  Interestingly enough, if you go,to his website, you won't see much food art.  Although if you figure out his riddle on the first page, it will lead you to a secret gallery on his website (hint it requires searching around a bit). 

Back on the subject at hand; little known fact is, early on in his professional photography life, he worked in commercial photography.  Not only that, helped set up and photograph many of the images found in Orange and Los Angeles County Entertainment Coupon Books.  He even let us in on a few secrets. "Shooting restaurants was great fun, lots of good food, and free.  However, we never ate the food we shot... because most of the time it was raw or barely cooked.  Oh, and the great looking red wine, that was a 1:4 ratio of wine to water.  Pure red wine shows up black on film.  We would spend lots of time making food and the restaurant look great - even though most of the time, the food could speak for itself."  Eric can still be found taking photos of his food, but mostly just to make people jealous on Facebook.

We will be accepting art for the Bon Appétit Show on January 14 from 8 am to 2 pm at The Arts Colony Gallery. For more information, see below or click here.


4 entries per Artist (members only)
Maximum of 3 entries per Artist (non-members)


$15 for first piece, $10 for second piece, and $5 for third piece, fourth piece FREE
(members only)
$20 for first piece, $15 for second piece, and $10 for third piece, no fourth option (non-members)
$5 each entry, fourth piece FREE
(students only)

SALES: The Arts Colony's commission is 20%. Once a piece is accepted into this exhibit, sale of that piece is subject to TAC’s commission until the end of the exhibit.

DELIVERY OF ART: Accepted artwork must be hand delivered to TAC on Saturday, January 14, 2017 between 8 am - 2 pm. 

*Artwork may be accepted prior to Saturday, January 14, 2017 by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please call Kami at 949-307-3827.  Entry fees for artwork submitted prior toSaturday, January 14, 2017 must be pre-paid using our on-line payment system and a printed receipt must be turned in, along with the show entry form, at the time the artwork is submitted.

ART CONDITION: Artwork must adhere to the size requirements, be clean, framed, wired and ready to hang or place on a base. Paint & any other materials must be dry. Label each piece on the back or bottom of the piece.  Labels can be found on the bottom of the entry form.  Please see our Standard Show Guidelines for more information regarding the artwork specifications, as well as some helpful video tutorials on framing and wiring your piece.

AWARDS: Cash awards will be given for artist entries only as follows: $200 for Best in Show, $150 First Place (Overall), $100 Second Place (Overall), $50 Third Place (Overall), $100 for Best in Theme (Overall), $30 for First Place in each qualifying category.  Non-monetary award ribbons will be given for 2nd, and 3rd, for all qualifying categories and theme.  Special Awards and Honorable Mention Ribbons may also be awarded based on merit.

JUROR: Our Bon Appetit Show will be judged by Eric Peterson.

RECEPTION: We will have a reception for our Bon Appetit Show on January 29, 2017 from 2-4 pm at the Art House Gallery.  Awards will be announced at the reception.

PICK UP OF ARTWORK: All artwork MUST be picked up on March 4, 2017 between 10 am - 2 pm at the Art House Gallery.  Note: All work must be picked up within two weeks of show close or it becomes the property of TAC.  Please make arrangements accordingly. No work may be withdrawn before the close of the show without permission from the show chair.

The Arts Colony is located at 510 W. Foothill Parkway, one block W. of Main St. in Corona. Entries will be accepted in the Art House Gallery, the second house on the right as you enter the Park.

Click here for the show entry form.  All artists are welcome. You do not have to be a member of TAC. 

Questions: Kami Leonard | 949-307-3827