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Out of Place

Westmont's Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition
May 18 – June 24, 2017
Opening Reception & Awards – Thursday, May 18, 4-6pm

The annual juried exhibition at Westmont returns in 2017. This season, our theme is "Out of Place."

Submission Details


SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to those who have submitted your art for our Out of Place exhibition.


Artists who are selected by the juror will be notified by the end of April.


Submissions will be accepted online only from March 17 to April 17, 2017 at 5pm.

Notifications will be sent out in early May (notifications and details will be emailed).

Juror: Ruth Estevez– Director & Curator, REDCAT, Los Angeles

Prizes: $1,000 First Prize and other cash awards

How to Submit Your Artwork: Artwork submissions will be accepted online [submission link will go live on March 17] beginning on March 17, 2017. On the submission form all fields highlighted in yellow must be filled out. Entry fees must be paid online at the time of entry using a Visa or MasterCard through our secure site.

Images: You will have the ability to upload a single digital image of each work entered. Files must be submitted in a JPG format with a maximum file size of 6 MB (smaller files are acceptable).


Final Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 17 – 5pm


Eligibility: This exhibition is only open to artists living and working in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

Media: All media accepted, including video art and digital painting. No non-original reproductions. Work must be wired for hanging and ready to show in the gallery. 3D work must be "turn-key" and ready to install. Sorry, no installation art.

Size Restrictions: 36” maximum width, 84” maximum height, including frame. 3D works can be up to 3' x 3' x 7'. Works exceeding 36” in width will not be considered for the exhibition and will be excluded from the jury process.

Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to three works and the fees are as follows: $25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. Fee for 2nd and 3rd entry is waived for 2016-17 Museum members. Artists who join the Museum with their submissions will be members for the 2017-18 season (Click here for more information about Museum membership).

Sales: All artwork must be available for sale. The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will receive 30% of all sales.

Additional Questions? – email museum@westmont.edu or call (805)-565-6162

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