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Highlights from
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild




November 9, 2024 – March 9, 2025

Live at the Museum of Photographic Arts at
The San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA@SDMA),
 Balboa Park

Online during the months of November 2024 through March 2025

on the Artists Guild website.


Friday, March 15, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PDT



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 was a member of the Francis Bacon Authentication Committee, which published the artist’s Catalogue Raisonné 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.



Open to all current members of The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. 
All media accepted (including digital art),
except videos and other media requiring special installation. 

SIZE LIMITATIONS: Two-dimensional art shall not exceed 
42 inches in width and 60 inches in height,
including the frame. 
Gallery-wrapped artwork will be accepted if edges are painted.
Wall hung pieces may not exceed 30 pounds.
 Three-dimensional art (Sculpture) shall not exceed 60 pounds. 

Maximum size: feet h x 2 feet w x 2 feet d.


Submitted work must be original. Work may have been shown in past

Artists Guild Exhibitions.  No restrictions as to the year the work has been created. 
The Artists Guild wants you to submit your best work!

NO REPRODUCTIONS or GICLEES. No copies of other artists‘ works will be accepted. 



Since this is a Museum exhibition, the works will not be listed as “for sale.”
However, for insurance purposes, artists should list the sales price on the submissions form.


$25 for one artwork and $5 for each additional work, up to three images. 
No more than one work per artist will be juried into the exhibition. 
Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. 
Image submitted must be a true representation of the original.
 Acceptance is not guaranteed. Entry fee is not refundable.



Friday, March 15. 2024 — 11:59 p.m. PST - Deadline for Entries.
 Monday, April 1, 2024 — Acceptance/Non-Acceptance notification sent by email. 
Monday, October 28, 2024 — Hand-delivery of accepted artwork.
Deliver to MOPA@SDMA, Balboa Park. 
Shipped artwork must be received by Tuesday, October 22, 2024.
 Shipping instructions will be supplied to accepted artists.

Thursday November 14, 2024, 5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for artists and the public at MOPA@SDMA.

The reception will be shared with the Prix Pictet exhibition. 

Sunday, March 9, 2025 — Exhibition closes. 
We will receive instructions about artwork pick-up following the close of the exhibition
from the Museum.



Entering Your Images:

Find your login and password for both the Artists Guild website and the EntryThingy website. The entry form will ask for your EntryThingy login (different from your Artists Guild website login), or allow you to create a EntryThingy account if you do not have one.

·         Click here for the entry form hosted on the Artists Guild website. You will be asked to log in to see the entry form if you are not already logged in. 

·         Then you will be required to log in on EntryThingy as well, or create an account if you do not already have one. Once logged in, look for the "Apply Now" button on the right, at the top of the prospectus wording. 

·         You are applying for the Highlights from The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION at MOPA@SDMA.

·         List sizes up to the nearest inch, including frame

·         For 3D art, you may submit up to three views. Click "Add View/detail" button to submit additional views.

·         Please DO NOT submit more than one photo of your 2D piece. 

·         Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Please submit images of only the work itself.

·         Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right side-up.

·         Images are required to be smaller than 4MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 dpi. 

·         Images are to be in JPEG format.

·         Information on photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: https://www.entrythingy.com/faq.html#forartists.

·         If you need help entering your images or are unable to, please direct questions to:hello@entrythingy.com Do not contact the Artists Guild!

·         The entry form must be filled out completely. The information recorded on this entry form is considered final.  Please carefully read the information that you submit before saving it.  It cannot be changed once it has been submitted.

·         All artists will receive acceptance/non-acceptance notification by email after the jury process is complete.



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. 
Work that does not match the image submitted, or which is unprofessionally presented,
will not be installed. 


Two-dimensional art must be appropriately framed. The Museum can work with glass, but non-glare clear acrylic is preferred. The Museum will install the hardware to hang the work. Acetate coverings, brackets, quick-frames, or any type of device leaving exposed glass or plexiglas will not be accepted. The Museum will exclude any entry that presents unusual installation problems,
or is improperly framed.



By submitting the Entry Form, the artist acknowledges that all reasonable care will be taken to safeguard the artwork and the premises and said person accepts that The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild and The San Diego Museum of Art, its associates, directors, officers and volunteers will not be responsible for any damage, injury, liability, loss or theft should any occur. Insurance for artworks entered in this show is each individual artist’s responsibility. 


The Artists Guild reserves the right to use reproductions of accepted artwork for the purpose of promotion of the exhibit, which may include media outlets, poster, mailings, Guild website and publicity by The San Diego Museum of Art.


This exhibition continues the Guild’s 109-year exhibition tradition. The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild operates under the Museum’s 501(c)3 status - Federal I.D. #95-1696715.  Any money received from the exhibition goes to operating costs, including the juror fee and publicity for the exhibition.

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