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Portraits (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Portraits (Laguna Beach, CA) – Call For Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for Portraits 2020. Open to all mediums, levels of experience, and locations. The human face is an endlessly fascinating subject. A portrait is painting, drawing, photograph, or an artist representation of a person with a particular focus on the face.

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Deadline: 11 Oct 2020

Submission Fee: $35 (non-refundable) for up to 3 images

For this art call, Las Laguna Gallery is looking for paintings, drawings, or photographs that capture personality, character, expression, spirit, or mood. What story will you convey with your portrait? How will you engage the viewer with your subject? What colors, composition, or lighting will you use to communicate a story? Will your portrait speak and engage the viewer? Will your viewer be drawn into your work?

The main focus should be on the face. Your portrait can be a friend, family member, stranger, or yourself. The work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. Sizes up to 4 feet are acceptable. No work that requires special installation or instructions will be accepted.

  • Artist Notification: October 16, 2020
  • Art Delivery Date: October 29 to November 3, 2020
  • Show Date: November 5 to November 28, 2020
  • Artist Gallery Split: 65% Artist, 35% Gallery

Portraits Artist Benefits

All artists who submit to this show will be accepted and have at least one of their submitted works posted on the Las Laguna Gallery website. A select number of artists will send their work into the gallery for the in person exhibition at our brick and mortar gallery located in Laguna Beach, CA. The gallery is open to the public. Clients and guests are invited to visit as long as they have proper PPE.

About Las Laguna Gallery

Quickly becoming one of the premier contemporary and fine art galleries in Laguna Beach, California; Las Laguna Gallery is dedicated to the exploration and engagement of contemporary and fine art visual culture – regionally, nationally, and internationally through unique collaborations between artists, students, and the community.

Las Laguna Gallery is located on Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Village. Laguna Village is an artist alcove situated on the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This location is a must stop location with artist galleries and jewelry shops. The location features a restaurant, bar, and live music in the fire-side theatre Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, contact laslagunagallery@gmail.com.


Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Figurative / Portrait (Online Art Competition) – Call For Artists

Contemporary Art Gallery Online announces a call for artists for Figurative / Portrait. Entries welcome from 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online from September 9th, 2020 to October 7th, 2020.

Artists should submit their best representational and non-representational art.  This competition will be judged on painting and drawing, photography and digital, and mixed media and 3D art.

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Deadline: 6 Sept 2020

Figurative / Portrait Entry Fee: $15 for up to three images and $25 for up to five images. Funds in US Dollars.

All work must belong to the person submitting the application. The art or a print of the original and must be available for sale. The artist must be at least 18 years old.

Awards will be given for the top 5 to 8 works selected. Winners will be announced on September 21, 2020. Prizes include memberships to Contemporary Art Gallery Online, extensive marketing, Winner’s Certificates, inclusion in the annual Anthology Publication, and event collateral.

About Contemporary Art Gallery Online

Contemporary Art Gallery Online is a collector’s number one source for all original contemporary art. CAGOnline is proud to showcase tomorrow’s art giants today. CAGOnline has created CAGO Media which has two purposes. First is to share art business ideas, and second to introduce artists to the buying public. CAGO Media accomplishes both of these initiatives by programming radio and TV shows.

The Business of Art Show airs bi-monthly, 15 to 20 minute episodes. Hosted by Sharon Belle Hawkshawe, each episode discusses everything pertaining to the Business of Art. The What is Art Show is a monthly 30 minute episode with hosts Michael Harris (art collector) and Sharon Hawkshawe (acclaimed artist), who discuss current art movements and art shows. The hosts are occasionally joined by museum curators, gallery owners, art critics, and art insiders. The third show is An Artist Speaks. These lively 30 minute episodes are in-depth interviews with artists discussing their art process, philosophy, and a candid look at their work. Every month, a video is produced showcasing the monthly art participants. Other videos highlight gallery artist and art styles.

For more information, contact cago.offices@gmail.com.


In My Absence – Call for Artists

uBe Art announces a call for artists for In My Absence, an exhibition devoted to portraits.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Apr 2016

Often portraits convey the impression the artist believes, hopes, or fears they leave on those around them. It may convey something unspoken or simply be a visual feast for beauty sake. It may hint at something as did the Mona Lisa.

Whether submitting a self portrait or portraying another, uBe Art wants to see something revealed or, at least, a hint at what lies beneath, In My Absence.

We are committed to encouraging and supporting the livelihood of our artists. Delivering a higher than average percentage on sales –60% to artists–is one aspect of the artist-gallery relationship we are in the process of designing.

uBe Art’s jury panel will choose individual pieces based on technical application, originality, and concept. Our panel of professional working artists, gallery curators, advertising agents, and editors are a diverse representation of all mediums.

Artwork selected for this show will be on display in a seven-week exhibition at uBe Art in Berkeley, California, located just twelve miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is a beautiful, light filled space with 25 ft ceilings attracting artists, visitors, and collectors from around the Bay Area.

In My Absence

uBe Art was conceived by owner Winn Taylor with an emphasis on accessibly priced, emerging art designed to build relationships with a broad clientele.

In a culture where traditional galleries tend to intimidate art newbies, uBe Art dissolves that gap, bringing art and people of all walks and ages together in a space that encourages all to engage with, get cozy with, create, and appreciate art.

For more information, contact info@ube-art.com.


How I Identify – Myself – Call for Artists

Las Laguna Gallery announces a call for artists for How I Identify – Myself. For this call for art we are looking for artworks that explore the complexity of the human spirit, mind, and body.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 8 Feb 2016

What are the things that make you unique? What things make you stand apart from others? How would you describe yourself and how might others describe you? Is human-kind transforming? Do you identify yourself by gender, race, nationality, religion, or sexual orientation? Is your personality your identity? Can it be changed or is it hardwired?

These are just of few of the ideas we are looking for artists to explore.

Chosen artists will have their works displayed in the Las Laguna Gallery from March 3 to March 26, 2016.

Las Laguna Gallery is located in Laguna Village, overlooking main beach Laguna and  is host to art galleries and live music 3-4 nights per week.

Las Laguna Gallery is a contemporary and fine art gallery that features art from a diverse group of artists representing a variety of mediums.

For more information, contact  laslagunagallery@gmail.com.

How I Identify - Myself