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AU NATUREL: Nature’s Art

2019 Membership Exhibition
at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center

August 3September 13, 2019

DEADLINE TO ENTER: Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time


This exhibition will be held at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center. Each day at the Center you'll find people embarking on hikes or cooling down after mountain bike rides. The Mission Trails Regional Park (MTRP) Foundation organizes the Center’s art exhibitions which are presented for the enjoyment of more than 80,000 annual visitors. These exhibitions showcase individual artists or groups, and run for six weeks. The Guild will host an opening reception to which the public is invited. A portion of artwork sales supports MTRP through the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.


Open to all current members of The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. Only two-dimensional, wall-hung work can be accepted: painting, photography, fiber art, bas reliefs, prints, original digital art, etc. (NO sculpture. Sorry!) Submitted work must be original and not have been exhibited in Guild exhibitions in the past. No reproductions, giclées or copies of other artists’ works will be accepted.  NO EXCEPTIONS!

JUROR: EMMA BLOOM, Public Programs Manager of the San Diego Natural History Museum


Award winners will be featured on the Artists Guild website: www.sdmaag.org

1st Place - $200 2nd Place - $100 3rd Place - $50 Three Honorable Mentions


Non-Refundable Fee: $25 application fee to submit one image. Additional submissions are $5 each, for a maximum of five total images.  Entry fees must be paid by the entry deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed. A maximum of three pieces per artist may be accepted into the show.



SUNDAY, JULY 21 Acceptance/Non-acceptance notification will be sent by email.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3 Hand delivery of accepted artwork 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center, One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119-1008

SUNDAY, AUGUST 4 Opening reception for artists and the public is from 24 p.m. 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 END OF SHOW. Artists are to pick up unsold artwork 9:00 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!



  • Enter your images online on using the EntryThingy Login form at the bottom of this page. (Log in or create a new EntryThingy account.) Entry form must be filled out in its entirety. List sizes up to the nearest inch. Submitted images must not include matting or frame. Crop the photos to include only the artwork. Be sure your images are right-side up.
  • Image files must be smaller than 4 MB, but at least 1920 pixels on the longest side at 72 DPI. Images are to be in JPEG format
  • Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: https://www.entrythingy.com/faq.html
  • If you need help entering your images or are unable to do so, please direct questions to: hello@entrythingy.com or https://www.entrythingy.com/faq.html
  • All artists will receive notification by email after the initial jury process is complete. 

SUBJECT MATTER: Only the following subject matter is acceptable for display in the MTRP Art Gallery:

  1. Nature related: wildlife, marine life and domestic animals. These include cows, horses, dogs, cats, etc.
  2. Plants, flowers, vegetation
  3. Landscapes and seascapes
  4. Figurative paintings (except traditional portraits)
  5. All Missions, Balboa Park, Cabrillo Lighthouse (exceptions: San Diego Zoo, Sea World, San Diego County Fair)
  6. Please note: Images from Mission Trails Regional Park are the most interesting to the Center’s art viewers.

SIZE LIMITATIONS: Two-dimensional art shall not exceed 27 inches in width (including the frame) and 27 inches in height (including the frame). Gallery-wrapped artwork will be accepted if the edges are painted. Wall-hung pieces may not exceed 30 pounds. 

CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE & AGREEMENTS: The following statements constitute an agreement between the artist and The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. Any requirements of the exhibition not fulfilled will result in disqualification. No exceptions will be made to these rules.

SALES: Artwork must be offered for sale. The Mission Trails Regional Park will retain a 35% commission on all artwork sold at this exhibition, up to a month after the close of the show.  All sales are required go through the Mission Trails Regional Park Gift Shop. No private sales are permitted. MTRP will add California State sales tax to each sale.

The entry form must be filled out completely. The information recorded on the entry form is considered final and may not be changed. Prices may not be changed after submission. Work that does not match the image submitted or is unprofessionally presented will not be installed.

Two-dimensional art must be appropriately framed, wired and ready to hang. Acetate coverings, brackets, quick-frames, or any type of device leaving exposed edges will not be accepted. The Artists Guild will exclude any entry that presents unusual installation problems or is improperly framed.   

The Artists Guild reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork to promote the exhibition. Thses may include media outlets, posters, mailings, social media, and the Guild and the Mission Trails Regional Park websites.

R E L E A S E   O F   L I A B I L I T Y

By signing the Entry Form or completing the submission entry, 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 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. 

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