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Humor -Whimsical


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)

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 February 17th, 2023 or February 18th, 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.

*Requirements: All entrants must sit the gallery as a docent at least one time during a show they participate.

Juror: Subodh Maheshwari

Subodh was born in Uttar Pradesh, India. She earned her Masters of Fine Arts at the University of California, Irvine where she won the Regional Fellowship Award. Subodh has participated in many national and international shows while her paintings have received awards in a variety of categories. She was a part of the fourth Cosmopolitan Exhibition in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul South Korea. Fontana awarded Subodh with special recognition for her benefaction to the art community in 2014. In 2015 Subodh was the recipient of the prestigious Bharat Guarav Award for her contributions to Art and Culture in India, and won the exclusive 60 Masters Award in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Her art hangs in many public, private, and museum collections worldwide. “My paintings give me space to feel and express my visual delight in color, shape and form.” -Subodh Maheshwari

Her artwork, accented by Hindi and Sanskrit passages is a fusion of Eastern symbolism and Western composition influenced by Rajasthani and Mogul art. Highly individual in style, her work is described as diverse, emotional, mysterious, personal, spiritual and humorous. A respected art educator since 1986, she is highly active in the California art and education communities.


Artist Statement

Subodh has been an artist since birth. She began creating art as a young girl in India, making rangoli (Indian floor art). Growing up Subodh always had a deep fascination for colors, especially those occurring in nature. Her work, which is inspired greatly by nature and her childhood has matured to reflect her collective life experiences, social issues, life and death. Throughout her career Subodh has drawn inspiration from other artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh and Renaissance-era art. Her artwork, accented by Hindi and Sanskrit passages is a fusion of Eastern symbolism and Western composition influenced by Rajasthani and Mogul art. Subodh generally creates her art at her home studio in Corona, CA. Versatile in her use and skill with various mediums, Subodh likes to infuse culture into her art and to tell stories through painting. Like most artists, Subodh is driven by a hidden “need to create” and express herself freely. Through her paintings Subodh forges emotional connections with viewers. Painting is a peaceful meditative process for Subodh and a constant source of expression of herself, life and personal identity.



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.




Artist Reception and Award Ceremony : February 30th 2pm to 4pm


​PICK UP OF ARTWORK: All artwork MUST be picked up on Friday February 24th or Saturday February 25th 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 (Tony Podue.)

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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