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   The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild

San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild  


November 14, 2023 – November 27, 2023

Live at Gallery 21, Spanish Village, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 
Online during the month of November 2023

Entry Form


Sunday, October 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PDT



Katie Dolgov, Director of Exhibitions and CollectionsOceanside Museum of Art

Katie earned a BA in Studio Arts and Graphic Design from UCI in 2008. She achieved an MA in Collections Preservation and Museum Studies in 2011 from the University of Lincoln, UK. After spending four years abroad gaining valuable experience at UK museums and other non-profits, she moved to Oceanside, CA. Since working at the Oceanside Museum of Art, she has organized 131 on-site and off-site exhibitions. She is passionate about working with artists and curators to expand artistic horizons inSan Diego and champion underrepresented disciplines, themes, and communities.


1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200. Additionally, three Honorable Mentions will be awarded.  All award winners will receive an Awards Certificate and be featuredon the Artists Guild website.


Open to all current members of The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild. All media accepted, except videos and other media requiring special installation. Gallery 21 requires that artwork must be family-friendly (no nudes). 

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.  Submitted work must be original and must not have been exhibited in an Artists Guild exhibition in the past.NO REPRODUCTIONS or GICLEES. No copies of other artists‘ works will be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS. 


All artwork must be for sale through the close of the exhibition.All sales go through the Artists Guild.   Commission:  35% on all sales - 20% of that will go to Gallery 21and 15% to the Artists Guild.On sales outside the United States the buyer will have to pay all taxes. 

No private sales are permitted.   All work will be listed at the price set by the artist.Once a work is accepted, there will be no change in price. 

Non-refundable ENTRY FEE:

$25 for one artwork and $5 for each additional work, up to five images. No more than two works 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.


October 15 - Sunday — 11:59 p.m. PST - Deadline for Entries.October 31 - Tuesday — Acceptance/Non-Acceptance notification sent by email. November 14 - Tuesday — Hand-delivery of accepted artwork 8:00 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. Deliver to Gallery 21, Spanish Village, Balboa Park.  Shipped artwork must be received by Friday, November 11. Shipping instructions will be supplied to accepted artists.  November 19 - Sunday — Opening reception for artists and the public - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  November 27 - Monday — Exhibition closes.  Artwork will not be released before 4:00 p.m. - NO EXCEPTIONS. 



Entering Your Images:

Find your login and password for both the Artists Guild website and the EntryThingy.com website. The entry form will ask for your EntryThingy.com login (different from your Artists Guild website login), or allow you to create a EntryThingy.com 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 Artists Guild 2023 Membership Exhibition.
  •  List sizes up to the nearest inch. 
  • 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.
  • 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 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, wired and ready to hang. Acetate coverings, brackets, quick-frames, or any type of device leaving exposed glass or Plexiglas will not be accepted. The Artists Guild 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 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 the Gallery 21 website. 


Accepted artists agree to staff the Gallery for at least one 2 ½ hour shift during the exhibition.A calendar will be available at drop-off for you to sign up.

This exhibition continues the Guild’s 108-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 costs for putting on the exhibition. The remaining money is given to The San Diego Museum of Art, under whose auspices the Guild operates, to assist with funding for museum programs.


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