June 21 - September 19, 2024
CAC Virtual Gallery

The Sensations of Summer will offer cash prizes and a virtual exhibition and sale of the finest contemporary-traditional paintings and sculptures that interpret the theme utilizing classical skills.

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.

The guest judge for this competition is Katie Dolgov, Director of Exhibitions and Collections at Oceanside Museum of Art.


Submission Deadline: Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. PST

Finalists will be announced on or around April 29, 2024.