Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Exhibition: The Sensations of Summer

Dates: June 21, 2024 to September 19, 2024

CAC Virtual Gallery

Open to all current members of the California Art Club

We ask artists to represent The Sensations of Summer via contemporary-traditional methods. Any genre of work will be eligible for consideration.

The works submitted could feature anything from children with the impish joy of chasing through the sprinkler, to still lifes depicting sweet, ripe fruits or various summer crops, to figures racing to eat ice cream cones before it starts to melt around their fingers, to national parks, to waves hitting the shore, crowded beach scenes, to blooms of wildflowers, etc.

Some potential sculptures could feature anything from wildlife spotted commonly in the summer to beachgoers clad in swimsuits, etc.

We kindly request that artists submit works created in the last three years. Review the updated competition guidelines here.

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, resin or wood.

Since this is an entirely virtual exhibition, there is no limit on dimensions.

Please note that no giclees, prints, photography, digital works or digitally altered works will be accepted. This will automatically disqualify artwork from the competition.

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.


The guest judge for The Sensations of Summer is Katie Dolgov, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Oceanside Museum of Art. Notifications will be sent to artists via their OnlineJuriedShows artist profile and email on or around Monday, April 22, 2024.

This exhibition is entirely virtual, so there is no need to deliver your work to any location.

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.

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.

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
  • Select images featured on social media channels
  • Award winner mentions in the California Art Club Newsletter

Please note the following:

  • All artwork submitted will be considered for the showcase regardless of its availability for acquisition.
  • Artwork can only sell through the CAC upon acceptance and through the end of the exhibition.
  • Giclees, prints, photography, digital works or digitally altered works will not be accepted. This will automatically disqualify artwork from the competition.
  • Please kindly submit artwork that clearly showcases the theme.
  • We encourage artists to submit an artwork statement with their submissions as this can sometimes bet the tipping point for acceptance.
  • Review the updated competition guidelines here.

Contact California Art Club's Exhibitions Department at 626/583-9009 or