The Beauty of the Story

Deadline: Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition: The Beauty of the Story

Dates: April 1, 2022 to July 1, 2022

CAC Virtual Gallery

All current members of the California Art Club

We ask artists to represent The Beauty of the Story via contemporary-traditional methods. Any genre of work will be eligible for consideration. Works should depict a clear narrative. Please consider how your title reflects the story.

The mission of this competition is to encourage artists to develop and refine their classical art skills and spotlight their mastery by providing a new platform for showcasing contemporary-traditional works of art.

The works should highlight your talent, vision and imagination in order to tell a story. The imagery could be inspired by literature, or by everyday life. Works could showcase a story about people you know, a landscape with a rich history or even a still life that holds clues to the story you want to tell. We ask that artists submit work created in the last year and encourage artists to into their creative process.

Paintings in oil, watercolor, pastel or acrylic. Drawings in charcoal, color pencil or graphite.

Sculptures in permanent materials such as bronze, marble, terra cotta, fiberglass, or wood.

Since this is an entirely virtual exhibition, there is no limit on dimensions.
No giclees, digital works or digitally altered works will be accepted.

60% Artist; 40% CAC

Submission Information:

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Submit all artwork through Online Juried Shows. There is no entry limit.






Please pay by credit card through Online Juried Shows. For $35, you may submit a single image. Additional images are $15. There is no limit to how many works may be submitted.

Submission fees are non-refundable.




Notifications will be sent to artists via email on or around Monday, February 29, 2022.


ARTWORK DROP-OFF/PICK-UP This exhibition is entirely virtual, so there is no need to deliver your work to any location.


SHIPPING and SALES If a work sells, the collector will assume shipping costs. There is an expectation that sold works are framed. The artist will be responsible for preparing and packaging the work for shipment. The CAC will handle the sale of the artwork, itself, and any associated tax.

Artwork cannot be removed for the duration of the exhibition.


AWARDS First Place:      $1,000

Second Place: $500

Third Place:    $250

Honorable Mention/s:    $75


Special Recognition Awards will also be additionally and exclusively available for Student Artist, Mentorship Program, and Associate Artist Members. Recipients of the Special Recognition Awards will receive $50.


The judge for this installment of the Excellence in Traditional Fine Art Competition is TBD.


Multiple opportunities for visibility will be provided for approximately 30-40 works of exceptional artistic merit from each competition. This visibility will include:

·         Exhibition on the CAC website

·         Exclusive Collectors’ Circle Preview

·         Featured posts on social media channels

·         Mentions in the California Art Club Newsletter


QUESTIONS Contact California Art Club's Exhibitions Manager, Eire Hoke at 626/583-9009 or