111th Annual Gold Medal

Deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition: 111th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition

Dates: July 16, 2022 to August 21, 2022

Bowers Museum
2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706


California Art Club Virtual Gallery

All current Signature Artist, Artist, Sculptor, Out-of-State, and Mentorship Program Members of the California Art Club.
Please note that Associate Artist Members are ineligible for consideration.

You may submit up to two “standard-size” works and one miniature for consideration, keeping in mind the California Art Club’s mission, which is to promote the best examples of traditional fine art while showcasing what makes your work unique.

Note: Sculptors must submit three digital images of various angles of each entry.
Submit images of your artwork through Online Juried Shows at onlinejuriedshows.com.

For the miniatures display, we are encouraging artwork with an emphasis on the land and lifestyle of California. All work submitted will be considered.

The exhibition will be roughly comprised of 170 paintings and 30 sculptures. Please note that the Bowers Museum is family oriented and partners with local K-12 schools. As such, we ask that artwork submitted be family friendly, this is a criterion that the jury will give serious consideration.

Please note that artwork submitted before February 1 will be considered for promotional purposes.

Paintings must be in traditional materials, oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor
No works on giclée or any print-making process will be accepted, all artwork and references must be original. No digital or digitally altered images will be accepted.

Sculptures must be of permanent material such as bronze, marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, or wood

Standard-Size Paintings: Please note that although there is no size limitation the jury committee will be very strict on admitting extremely large pieces (especially in width), as space is always a concern.
Miniature Paintings: Maximum size, without frame,*
cannot exceed 9" x 12" (108 square inches
*For miniatures, frames cannot exceed 3” in width

Standard-Size Sculptures: Maximum width and depth cannot exceed 7’ x 7’
For Large Works: Sculptor must also provide pedestals Miniature Sculptures: 14" in any direction
Note: Sculptors must submit three digital images of varying views of each entry
For Multiple Editions: Provide edition number

Artist’s commission is 60% of the sold price

Submission Information:

Click Here to Submit

ENTRY FEE                                           $80

PAYMENT: Pay by credit card through Online Juried Shows at onlinejuriedshows.com

COMMISSION: Artist’s commission is 60% of the sold price.

Payments for sold artworks will be distributed to artists within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.


RECEPTION: Friday, July 15, 2022, time TBD


Bowers Museum

2002 North Main Street

Santa Ana, California 92706

SHIPPING INFO: Out-of-town Artists will be responsible for the cost of crating and shipping all artwork to and from Box & Ship in Pasadena. Further shipping details will be provided upon acceptance. (Local Artists to deliver and pick up in person).


  1.   Details regarding catalogue and framing requirements will be sent to you upon acceptance.
  2. All works must be for sale.
  3. Art submissions should be outstanding examples of your recent work and should not have been exhibited at other venues.
  4. Miniatures should be exceptional works of the highest quality.

Other Important Dates

NOTIFICATIONS: To be sent by Friday, March 25, 2022

CATALOGUE MATERIALS DUE: Friday, April 8, 2022

Note: This includes Liability Waiver, Artist Check-list, Artist Statements, High Resolution Images (1MB minimum sent to cacgoldmedal@gmail.com)


Send to:

Box & Ship

1010 Arroyo Parkway Unit 8

Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 714-3002

Note: Write your name clearly on box(es), and place a pre-paid return label in box for expedited return. Please note that the typical turnaround for return shipping is 4 – 6 weeks.



Thursday, July 9, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706

Specific delivery details will be provided upon acceptance.


*LARGE SCULPTURE DROP-OFF Thursday, July 9, 2022; 11:00 a.m. – at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, California 92706

Specific delivery details will be provided upon acceptance.

*LOCAL ARTIST PICK-UP: Monday, August 22 – Sunday, August 28, 2022


QUESTIONS: Contact Manager of Exhibitions, Eire (Era) Hoke, at 626-583-9009 or goldmedal@californiaartclub.org

*Dates subject to change. Updated information will be provided with acceptance notification.