Calls for Entries

Current open calls:

Documents and Pictures
At Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California
February 1- February 28, 2016
Juried by: SDMAAG

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Since the first cave paintings 40,000 years ago, humans have both documented and created reality through image-making. This theme runs through art history, whether we are talking about a 16th century still life or a collage created to express your love for Justin Trudeau.

Now we live in the Instagram era, which blurs the line between reality and pictorial fiction to a degree never before seen. A vacation snapshot is also a shoe advertisement and a carefully edited addition to the personal brand. This exhibition seeks to explore three tendencies: works that reflect reality, works that create fictions, and works that mediate the two. 

We are seeking to mount a diverse show exploring every ramification of this theme in a wide variety of 2D media.  

•    “The Award of Excellence” - $350 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Place
•    Featured Artist article on the home page of The Artists Guild website 
•    Mention in The San Diego Museum of Art Members Magazine

•    December 21 - Entry deadline 
•    Jan 5 - Accepted entry announcement email 
•    Jan 27 - Shipped work deadline
•    Jan 30 - Hand-delivered art deadline
•    Feb 4, 2-4 PM - Reception

Current Exhibition: 


At Gallery 21, Spanish Village in Balboa Park

May 25- June 6, 2016

Reception: Sunday June 5, 4-6 PM

See exhibit online: 2016 Members' Exhibition.

See prospectus:


The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild sponsors competitve art exhibitions and group exhibitions several times every year. Check this page for current "call to artist" link, or to see results from previous exhibitions.

Specific themes, eligibility and restrictions, awards and entry fees vary and are included in the prospectus for each competition.  Entry process is the same for all competitions.  Consider creating your participant profile now for future competitions.  This will ensure that you are on the mailing list when we send out notification that a new call for entries has been posted.



Previous Exhibitions:



Juried All Media Exhibition

Online Gallery March 25 – May 24, 2016

See prospectus 
See exhibit online


At Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California
October 30- November 22, 2015

Artists Guild Centennial Members' Exhibitions

Oceanside Museum of Art, Herbert B. Galleries, Southfair Del Mar
Exhibition, June 20th-September 20th, 2015

Gallery 21, Balboa Park, San Diego
Exhibition, May 27 - June 8, 2015

See Exhibit Online Here

See prospectus


(through Online Juried Shows). 

Exhibition dates: October 31- November 25, 2014.

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064

Registration is now closed for this event.
See the exhibit here.


Artists Guild 2nd Annual Plein Air Exhibition! 
Oct. 10- Nov 9, 2014

L Street Fine Art in downtown San Diego.

Juror: Ariel Plotek, Ph.D.


Registration is now closed for this event.





2014 Members Exhibition 
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 


Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California
March 28 – April 26, 2014

Juror: Kay Colvin




Artists Guild Members-Only Exhibit:

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Reflections - Open Juried Exhibition

Gallery 21, Spanish Village, San Diego, CA

January 2-13, 2014

(Online exhibition, January 2-31, 2014)





Contemporary Expressionism - The Creative Spirit 


International Art Exhibition 2013

At Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California, and

 The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Online Gallery

September 7- October 13, 2013

Juror: Derrick Cartwright