Call for Artists Deadline Extended      •      50 Artists + 2 Galleries + 1 Publication      •      Rescheduled & Enhanced


California has already contributed to the history of art in America but she is destined to add far more brilliant pages, not in individual effort, but in the great number of artist who will take part in making here a culture which is not yet imagined.” – Maurice Braun, notable San Diego Painter (1928)

50 TO WATCH is a regional exhibition highlighting San Diego’s best visual artists running from September 5 – 27, 2020* produced by The Studio Door.  This is the fourth edition of the biennial exhibit.  In addition to the exhibition, a high-end artist catalog will be produced, printed and mailed to over 1,000 galleries around the country. The Studio Door is seeking artists in San Diego County to submit their best works for consideration.

          * Resceheduled and Enhanced from July to September 2020


Read the complete prospectus online at CaFÉ by clicking on this text.

Submission Deadline RESCHEDULEDJuly 20, 2020  – 10:59 PM PST

To enter, artists pay a flat rate of $25 to enter 5 – 10 pieces that represent their body of work. (2) If selected, juried artists will be required to share in the production costs of the publication with an additional payment of $350 per artist.  (3) Artwork for gallery exhibition will be jointly decided between gallery and artist.

Awards: Three artists will receive a Juror’s Award Certificate and additional compensation (see full prospectus for details)


Megan Pogue, Executive Director of Timken Museum of Art


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