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"CATEGORY SHOW"

IMPORTANT DATES

Drop-off/Take-in: September 29, or September 30, 10AM-2PM

Public Reception: October 15,  2PM-4PM

Pick-up/Take-out: November 18-19, 10AM-2PM

NUMBER OF ENTRIES 

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

ENTRY FEE

$15 for first piece, $10 for second piece, $5 for third piece (members only)
or
$20 for first piece, $15 for second piece, $5 for third piece (non-members)
or
$5 each entry (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 Friday September 29 or Saturday September 30, 2023 between 10 am and 2 pm.* 

*Artwork may be accepted prior to the open take-in times by appointment only.  To schedule an appointment, please call Tony Podue at 714-876-5559.  Entry fees for artwork submitted prior to the open take-in times 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 of the piece.  Labels can be found on the entry form.  Please see our 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: $150 for Best in Show, $100 First Place (Overall), $75 Second Place (Overall), $50 Third Place (Overall), $100 for Best in Theme (Overall), $25 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 Kevin Davidson
 

I graduated with a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design in 1973. I’ve been a freelance illustrator for over three decades now, working with local ad agencies and designers as well as national publishers.

Around 2001, I took a watercolor class from Barbara Stutheit, noted exhibitor in the Watercolor Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. It was in her watercolor class that a fellow student gave me about 10 sheets of Yupo® paper (actually 100% polypropylene plastic). I used it on an illustration project and liked it so much I tried it on a seascape in Barbara’s class. I’ve been using it almost exclusively ever since.

Yupo and plein air painting are a perfect match for my style of loose painting. The ability to completely lift the paint allows for great flexibility in execution on location, and when I get back to the studio, I can take my time on any cleanup needed, with little fear of overworking—-the color stays fresh and I can wipe off and redo completely any areas that aren’t working for me. In addition, color intensity on Yupo seems to be better than on rag paper.

Past President of 300+ member Southern California Plein Air Painters Association, member of Orange and San Clemente Art Associations.

SHOWS/GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Represented in the Mission Fine Art Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, CA, behind Starbucks across from the Mission. 6-14 watercolors in this gallery at any one time. Phone the Gallery 949.291.7738 for further directions.

I am represented in the Crystal Cove Alliance “Store” gallery as one of the signature year -round members, and will have two to three pieces at any one time on display throughout the year.

Some MAJOR AWARDS: Best of Show, Professional Painting, Orange County Fair, 2003, 2005; First Place Watercolor, OC Fair, 2006, 2008;  Best of Show, 2004 Paint Placentia; First Place, Celebrate La Habra 2005; First Place WC, Orange Open, 2006, 2nd Place WC, Orange Open, 2008; HM, LAPAPA Miniature Show 2006; HM, WC, San Clemente Fall Show, 2006, Best of Show, San Clemente Spring Shows, 2007,2008; 4th place, Quick Draw, 3rd place Paintout, San Clemente Plein Air Competition, 2007; HM, Juried Mission Show, Socalpapa, 2006; awarded Cover Artist for the 2008 Art-A-Fair Limited Edition Calendar.

Awarded 1st place in the Socalpapa Online Summer Show 2009 for an oil I did in Morro Bay. Awarded Best Watercolorist for the Art-A-Fair 2009 season.

First Place, Tustin Art Walk Plein Air, 2010, 2012, 2014 watercolors, and oil,  Paint San Clemente Plein Air Competition 2011, Quick Draw, 1st Place, with a yupo watercolor, 2014 Competition, 2nd Place. First Place, Watercolor, Orange Open 2011.

RECEPTION 

We will have a reception for this show will be on Sunday, October 15, 2023 from 2 pm to 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 Friday November 18th or Saturday November 19th between 10:00am and 2:00pm 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 3120 Taylor Ave, Corona 92882, 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 Corona Heritage Park.

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

Questions: Tony Podue | 714-876-5559

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