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All Media 2014

National All Media Juried Exhibition

August 15 – September 12

Reception: Friday, August 15, 5-7pm

The Chico Art Center hosts its annual juried show, offering artists the chance to compete for the chance of winning an Award. All submitted pieces will be examined by the juror, and the top candidates for the prize will be exhibited. At the end of the exhibit, the winner will be chosen by the juror, and receive a prize! This is a fun opportunity for the serious artist, and a chance to add “award-winner” to a portfolio.

The Following Artists will be showing in this Exhibit:

Barbara Anne Ramsey, Betty Benson, Bruce Petersen, Candice Chovanec, Carole (Suzy) Sheller, Craig Telles, Cris Guenter, Elizabeth Bowler, Ellen Burgin, Ellis Harms, Emilie Righetti, Eric Tippeconnic, Ganna Halvorsen, Gary Wagner, Gini Holmes, James Parlin, Jamie Keshet, Jan Y. Miller, , Jane Yudelman, Janne Henriksen, Jon Shult, Kathleen Miller Thomas, Kim Zarney, Marianna Trofimova, Marieke von Rotz, Nicolai Larsen, Noah Starer, Patricia Maus, Paula Busch, Paula Schultz, Phoebe Rothfeld, Phyllis Cullen, Renee-Lucie Benoit, Richard Robinson, Robin Apple, Ruth Hall, Sandi Howell, Sharon van den Berg, Shawn Rippner, Steven Dunn, Susan Sherburne, Tim McCourt, Valerie Payne.

The Juror's winning selections are:

FIRST PLACE: “Insufflate” by Elizabeth Bowler, from San Francisco
SECOND PLACE: “Christ on Cross” by Gary Wagner of Paradise
THIRD PLACE: “Turquoise and Black Kachina Bowl” by Shawn Rippner of Chico

Reception attendees voted for the "People’s Choice Award", and it went to:

Marieke von Rotz of San Francisco, for her “Green Ginko Leaf Jar”


Entry Form: Online | PDF Form

We'd like to offer a special Thank You to Sherwin Williams Paint for donating new paint for our Gallery!

Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibition Opportunities:
Look for prospectus and entry forms below in the list of exhibits.

Florals and Flowers

Florals and Flowers

September 19 – 26 ** 8 Days Only! **

Reception Sept 19th from 6-9 pm

This will be a unique experience combining the artistic expression
of painters with the creative abilities of floral and interior designers.
Artwork can be of any subject, but must contain at least one flower in the
image, as part of this show, we will have complementary floral
arrangements to go with some of the art. The floral designers will choose
the art that their arrangements are designed to accompany. Call for art
is now open.

Submission Form

Open Studios Art Tour

OSAT Gallery Show 2014

October 3 – 26

See works of art from all of the participants in the Open Studios Art Tour.
Reception: October 17th, 5:00-7:00pm



October 18 - 19 & 25 – 26

The Chico Art Center’s Open Studios Art Tour is an exciting way to discover all of the amazing talent working in our own city! The Art Tour invites the community into our local artists’ studios, providing not only a glimpse into the working process of this city’s talent, but also a chance to meet the people that make Chico an Art Community.

Entry Application

Application Form (PDF)
Please mail or fax in your completed form.

PayPal Payment

Individual or Family

For all OSAT communication please use this new email address:

Taste Of ChicoTaste of Chico – OSAT kick-off event

Promote your art, yourself and your studio tour for FREE.

Free booth spaces at the Taste of Chico Event, the Chico Art Center uses this as a Kick start for the OSAT tour. Sell your art at Taste of Chico, and get the public interested in seeing YOU and YOUR STUDIO on the tour.
Taste Of Chico map

Artist Guidelines and Application

Community Art Challenge:
Day of the Dead

October 31 – November 21

Reception and Halloween Arty Party: October 31

In this exhibit, The Chico Art Center offers the art community a problem. The community then submits artwork that answers or solves this problem. This show is an excellent way to get creative juices flowing, and is extremely fun to participate in.

Salon d’Art Winter Gallery Rental

November 28 – Jan 2015

The Chico Art Center allows members to rent space in the gallery to exhibit their works for sale during the Holiday Season. Artists control how their works are displayed within their gallery space, and may experience the benefits of increased revenue because their merchandise is so accessible to the public.

Spaces are now available for rental, don't miss out.

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