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   The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild


2023 San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild  


An International Juried Online Exhibition

February 15, 2023–April 15, 2023


11:59 p.m.  Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Wednesday, January 18, 2023


Hugh M. Davies, Ph.D., Director Emeritus
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Hugh M. Davies is recognized in­ternationally as a scholar in the field of contemporary and modern art. Davies served from 1983 to 2016 as director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and was named Director Emeritus by the museum’s trustees in 2016. While directing artistic and administrative activities of MCASD, Davies curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions including: Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface (2011-2012), Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries (2007), Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953 (1999), and William Kentridge: Weighing…and Wanting (1998). Davies was one of six co-curators who organized the Biennial 2000 at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and in 1976 he served as Director of the U.S. Exhibition at the 37th Venice Biennale. From 1975 to 1983 he was the founding director of the Uni­versity Museum of Contemporary Art (formerly the University Gallery) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and from 1984 through 2016, he was a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors, a Trustee from 1994-2001, and President from 1997-1998.

Davies is currently a member of the Francis Bacon Authentication Committee, which published the artist’s Catalogue Raisonne in 2016. His doctoral dissertation on Francis Bacon was later expanded and published by Garland Press, and he has subsequently published extensively on Bacon’s work. Davies received his A.B., summa cum laude, (1970), M.F.A. (1972), and Ph.D. (1976) from the Department of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.


This is an online-only exhibition.

It is open to all visual artists worldwide.

All two-dimensional and three-dimensional works are eligible.




Submitted works must be original and not have been

previously exhibited in an Artists Guild exhibition. 


other artists’ works will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS!


1st Place: $1,000 2nd Place: $500 3rd Place: $300

Four Honorable Mentions of $50 each will also be awarded.

All award winners will receive a certificate and be featured on the Guild website.

ENTRY FEE (Nonrefundable) 

Artists Guild members:

$25 for one artwork and $5 for each additional work, up to three images. 


$35 for one artwork and $10 for each additional artwork, up to 3 images.

(Sculpture can have three views for each entry.)

Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. Submit artwork online. Image submitted must be a true representation of the original. Acceptance is not guaranteed. 
Entry fee is not refundable.


Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PST: Deadline for Entries

Wednesday, February 8: Acceptance/Non-Acceptance notifications sent by email

Wednesday, February 15: Exhibition opens online

Sunday, April 15: Exhibition closes


Entering Your Images:

  • Enter your images online at Online Juried Shows (https://www.onlinejuriedshows.com).
  • List sizes up to the nearest inch. Do not include mats or frames. Crop photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side up. Images should be at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. Images are to be in JPEG format.  
  • Keep in mind that the quality of the photography of your artwork may affect whether or not it is selected. Ensure that your piece is well-lighted and that the image is in focus and distortion-free. Distracting backgrounds should be eliminated. In general, picture frames should be cropped out, unless they are integral to the art. Complete instructions for DIGITAL IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS are found on http://onlinejuriedshows.com/Help.aspxs.
  • When entering through Online Juried Shows for the first time, follow the instructions for opening an account and creating a password. Record your password for reuse in all future entries with onlinejuriedshows.com.
  • For further instructions on how to enter through Online Juried Shows, please visit the guide on this link: http://onlinejuriedshows.com/HowtoEnter.aspx
  • The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild is not responsible for any technical difficulties with artwork submission. All submission issues will be handled exclusively by Online Juried Shows (OJS). If you anticipate needing technical assistance with your submission, are experiencing difficulties, or have questions about your entries, please contact the Online Juried Shows team at onlinejuriedshows@gmail.com or phone OJS at 888-666-1351.
  • All artists will receive acceptance/non-acceptance notification by email after jury process is complete.
  • Guild members: Please choose the member pricing listed.
  • The entry form must be completely filled out.
  • All works will be listed at the price set by the artist on entry. To reiterate, works should be sold unframed and prices should include estimated shipping costs within the continental united states .
  • The information recorded on this entry form is considered final and may not be changed.
  • OJS/OGS will send accepted artists a contract to sign and return.


The following statements constitute an agreement between the artist and The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. Any requirements (listed above) of the exhibit not fulfilled will result in disqualification. No exceptions will be made to these rules.

SALES:  All artworks must be for sale through the close of the exhibition. All sales will go through the Online Juried Shows/Online Galley Shows or by calling 800-506-7624.  Artists must ship a work within seven business days of it being sold. Artists will be required to provide the buyer and onlinegalleryshows@gmail.com with the tracking number.

Works will be listed at the prices set by the artist on entry. They are to be sold unframed. Prices should include estimated shipping costs within the continental united states . Once a work is submitted, there will be no change in title, medium, price, or artist’s name. Check your entry carefully before submitting. The Guild will take a 25% commission on all sales. This includes the commission paid to Online Juried Shows/Online Gallery Shows for handling sales.

Participating artists’ help in publicizing this exhibition is crucial. Artists will sell their works by reaching out to collectors, family, and friends via email, Facebook, Instagram, etc. OJS/OGS will email you marketing tips and recommendations. The success of this exhibition will depend upon the extra effort made by artists to attract buyers to the OnlineGalleryShows.com website to see your work.

Neither The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild, The San Diego Museum of Art, nor any of their employees or volunteers will be liable for loss or damage to any artwork incurred during shipping. Insurance, if desired, is the responsibility of the artist and the purchaser of the artwork.

The Artists Guild reserves the right to reproduce accepted artworks for the purpose of promoting the exhibition. This may include, but is not limited to, media, media outlets, posters, mailings, social media, and the Guild website.

This exhibition continues the Guild’s 107-year exhibition tradition. The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild is a nonprofit organization. Any money received from this exhibition is used to offset operating costs, including those incurred for running the exhibition. The remaining money is donated to the San Diego Museum of Art, under whose auspices the Guild operates, to assist with funding museum programs.

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