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Drop-off/Take-in: Friday January 5, or Saturday January 30, 10AM-2PM

Public Reception: Sunday January 14,  2PM-4PM

Pick-up/Take-out: Friday February 16 or Saturday February 17, 10AM-2PM


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


$15 for first piece, $10 for second piece, $5 for third piece (members only)
$20 for first piece, $15 for second piece, $5 for third piece (non-members)
$5 each entry (students only)


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.


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.


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.


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 Martha Cowan

   Like so many painters, Martha Cowan started out as a young girl, learning to draw from her dad. Her interest never waned, and at 13, her parents signed her up for the first of many painting classes. She loved it, and from that point on, painting has been her thing. Cowan has studied extensively with many artists - including Cathy Shefer, Elin Thomas, Carol Marine, Jennifer McChristian, David Leffel, and Joseph Todorovitch, to whom she owes so much.

      Cowan studied art in college - from Chaffey College to Art Center College of Design to Cal State Fullerton, where she received her BFA in Fine Art. Early career work was as a graphic designer, and Martha finds that these skills carry over into successful paintings today.

      Teaching art, design, and painting for the last 30 years to students from elementary school to high school has been a way for Cowan to pass along knowledge she's gained over the years. Being an adjunct instructor of art and design at the college level for 12 years was particularly rewarding for her. Currently, Cowan instructs advanced students at the Redlands Art Gallery in Redlands, CA, and holds private classes at Mission Fine Art Gallery in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Cowan understands the value in teaching, knowing that in teaching, she also continues to learn.

     Martha has  shown her work for many years. Most recently, "Quietly Fading" won second place at the San Dimas Festival of Arts in 2019. "I Noticed You" won the Gold Medal Award at the 2018 San Dimas Festival of Arts.  In 2017, "Cuties With the Blues" won an Honorable Mention in the Artist's Magazine Annual Competition.  Also in 2017, "Workin' Men" and "Restricted"  won Emerging Artist Awards in the ArtMuseContest. "The Boss" won the Best of Show Award in the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire annual show. 

     Cowan's work is published in Illustrators 31, Artist’s Magazine March 2018, Art Patron Magazine Palm Springs September/October 2018, and Art Patron Magazine Laguna Beach September/October 2018. 

     Cowan demonstrates painting and judges art shows at art organizations around southern California. She also belongs to two collaborative painting groups: Upper Underground Artists (UUGAS) of Rancho Cucamonga, and Studio Buckingham Group, of Redlands.  Her paintings can be found in many private collections. Cowan continues to evolve as a painter. She is a member of the California Art Club, and Oil Painters of America.  She is represented by Hillside Fine Art in Claremont, California; and Mission Fine Art Gallery in San Juan Capistrano, California.


We will have a reception for this show will be on Sunday, January 14, 2023 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Art House Gallery.  Awards will be announced at the reception.


All artwork MUST be picked up on Friday February 16th or Saturday February 17th 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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