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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 October 8th, 2021 or October 9th, 2021 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: Steve Kell

Here’s my story in a nutshell, and the allusion is apropos since I’ve been accused of being a little “nutty.”

     I grew up drawing and painting from an early age, inheriting a bit of my mother’s many talents. Fast forward to my senior year in college. An army draft notice landed in my mailbox and rudely interrupted any plans for medical school. The Air Force seemed like a good idea, nothing against the Army, but I favored airplanes over fox holes. So began a flying career, finishing up my commitment to the Air Force flying DC-3’s in Viet Nam, and subsequently flying for 25 years commercially for PSA and USair.


     During all those flying years I moonlighted as a humorous greeting card writer and free-lance magazine cartoonist, selling to Cosmopolitan, Saturday Evening Post, and Good Housekeeping, for example. I also created the syndicated newspaper strip, “The Captain and Mandy,” dealing with the first woman in the cockpit and a macho captain. The strip appeared in over 80 newspapers nationwide.

After an early retirement I returned to the easel, studied for years with Leonardo Scarola, then ventured outside with a variety of respected plein air painting instructors. Embracing the challenge and mystery of oil paint and light on a two-dimensional surface was life-changing. The adventure, the quest, the goal was to lay something on the canvas that embodies the spirit of the scene, as well as the beauty, and in that, was the ultimate satisfaction.


I’m currently represented at Mission Fine Art Gallery, San Juan Capistrano, Studio 7, Laguna Beach, Chemers Gallery, Tustin, The Store, Crystal Cove, and Westervelts, San Juan Capistrano.


My Purpose

Sure, I want to showcase my latest work, but I also will be posting helpful videos on art, design, and blogging on a variety of topics including business strategies. I’ve had the pleasure of working with many different designers, galleries and various large art shows, and I’ll be happy to answer your questions.


PICK UP OF ARTWORK: All artwork MUST be picked up on Sunday November 21st 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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