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Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

Into The Blue (Danville, CA) – Call For Artists

The Town of Danville Village Theatre Art Gallery (VTAG) is accepting entries for its 9th annual juried exhibition, Into the Blue. Artists living in the United States over the age of 18 are encouraged to apply. Accepted media includes painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and video-media. All artwork must come to the gallery ready to hang. Artist will pay for transportation and/or shipping of artwork. The gallery will only accept digital images of your artwork for the juror. No jewelry.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 17 May 2019

A non-refundable entry fee of $35.00 is required for up to three images.

Juror: Leo Bersamina, Professional Artist and Professor of Art at Diablo Valley College

Invited artists: Erik Abel, Ellen Levine Dodd, Liana Steinmetz, and Clayton Thiel.

Into the Blue dates to remember

  • May 31: Artist notifications of juror’s results via email
  • June 21 and 24: Delivery of Artwork to Gallery
  • June 28: Opening Reception (5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.)
  • August 17: Exhibition Closes
  • August 19: Pick-up of artwork

The gallery serves as the lobby for an historical theatre that has shows nearly every day of the week. The theatre has plays, a monthly comedy series, a monthly jazz series, and a bi-monthly movie series. The gallery is located in lovely downtown Danville, California. It is within walking distance to restaurants and shops.

Artist Equity

When selecting artwork for exhibitions, the juror only sees the artwork and is not privy to any private artist information.  As a community gallery VTAG is consistently seeking ways to promote and feature all members of their community. They show works that represent under-represented communities in the Bay Area.

About the Town of Danville

The Village Theatre Art Gallery is an historical landmark in the lovely and picturesque Town of Danville. It is in the sunny East Bay about 30 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is owned by the Town of Danville. It hosts to 6-7 exhibitions per year. Each summer, the gallery hosts its annual juried exhibition with a new juror each year who is a working professional in the arts field. There is no admission to the gallery and the gallery enjoys a good amount of foot traffic on a daily basis.

For more information, contact artgallery@danville.ca.gov.

Previous call for artists from the Town of Danville


Mix It Up – Call For Artists

Mix It Up – Call For Artists

The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre and Art Gallery is seeking artists to submit their artwork for the 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mix It Up. Accepting artwork submissions in the form of sculpture, prints, photography, original paintings, and all mixed media.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 May 2018

Richard (Ric) Ambrose, Mix It Up Juror, has extensive experience in art administration and strategic planning which includes fundraising, donor cultivation, marketing, facility operations, and program development to the Richmond Art Center. In more than twenty-eight years, Ric has managed or curated more than 200 exhibitions in art, science, and history in a variety of multimedia formats.

Chosen artists for Mix It Up will have their work displayed in The Village Theatre and Art Gallery. The gallery is nestled in downtown Danville, CA. The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is located in a bustling, lively town that receives abundant foot traffic.

An Opening Reception for the juried exhibition is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through August 25, 2018. Artwork in the exhibition will be for sale.

About The Town of Danville’s Village Theatre and Art Gallery

The Village Theatre and Art Gallery is open to visitors Wednesday through Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday by appointment only. The Art Gallery is closed on Sundays. Admission is free and donations are appreciated.

For more information, contact mbleier@danville.ca.gov.


Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016 – Call for Artists

Community Arts Center announces a call for artists for Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Aug 2016

The juror will be asked to select work that reflects and expresses the theme of contemporary landscape while demonstrating creativity, strength of execution, and overall artistic excellence with the goal of selecting a well-rounded exhibit that showcases a broad range of artistic styles and interpretations.

All media will be considered with the exception of live or performance art. All work must have been completed since January of 2012 and not previously shown in any other Community Arts Center exhibitions. All works must be for sale.


  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100

Selected works will be on display at the Community Arts Center Thursday, September 1 through Friday, November 11, 2016. The Horizon: Contemporary Landscape has been an annual exhibit since 2010.

The Community Arts Center is a non-profit arts center with gallery spaces, classes, and arts-based programming in Danville, KY.

For more information, contact brandonlong@communityartscenter.net.

Horizon: Contemporary Landscape 2016


Walk in the Park – Call for Artists

Village Theatre Art Gallery announces a call for artists for the 6th Annual Juried Exhibition, Walk in the Park, a Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 22 Jul 2016

Juror: Heather Marx, Heather Marx Art Advisory

Chosen artists will have the opportunity to have their artwork exhibited August 26-October 15, 2016 at the Village Theatre Art Gallery.

Village Theatre Art Gallery is an historical theatre and art gallery which has thousands of visitors each year see the art exhibits, films, concerts, and plays in the adjacent theatre.

For more information, contact artgallery@danville.ca.gov.

Walk in the Park