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Members Showcase 2016

Members Showcase

January 15 – February 5

Reception: January 15, 5:00–7:00pm

Members Potluck January 9, 6:00-8:00pm

The Member Showcase is open to all members of the Chico Art Center. Members may submit one work of art for the show. This show has a vast and diverse array of art covering all styles and media. A show that truly has something for everyone's taste.

Entry Form



We'd like to offer a special Thank You to Frazee Paint, Knight's Paint, and Sherwin-Williams
for donating new paint for our Gallery!

Upcoming Exhibits

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

Discovery Series

Discovery Series

February 12 – March 4

Reception: February 12, 5:00–7:00pm

In this series we present to the public, artists that have had limited local exposure. The show is limited to three, allowing for a representational body of work to be presented. It is open to artists from outside of our geographical area, as well as local artists.

This years participating artists are: Paula Schultz - Photography, Steve Dunn - Abstract Painting, Frank Lopez-Motnyk - Architecture/Abstract 2D & 3D Works.


Creative Fusion 11

Creative Fusion:
Junior and Senior High Students

March 11 – April 1

Reception: March 11, 5:00–7:00pm

An Exhibit of exceptional student artwork, chosen by the instructors from Chico’s Junior and Senior High School students. This show offers very young artists the opportunity to be in their first show!


Contemporary Woman 10

Contemporary Woman:
Open to all Women 18 and older

April 8 – May 6

Reception: April 8, 5:00–7:00pm

Our 10th annual Contemporary Woman art showcase is open to all women 18 and older, worldwide. This is a juried show, and as such requires an application (available online or at the Art Center). This very important exhibit examines the contributions of women in the art world, and their expression as female artists.

Prospectus | Online Entry Form


Edible Art

May 13 – June 3

Reception: May 13, 5:00–7:00pm

This show will make your mouth water. Art, photographs and 3D art of Edibles, with creations on display from local Chef’s.


Watercolor Exhibit,
Juried by Ann Pierce

June 10 – July 1

Reception: June 10, 5:00–7:00pm

This show is dedicated to the art of Watercolor painting. Open to North State residences. There will be a jury process for participation. Ann Pierce will choose the winning art and cash prizes will be presented.


Chico Masters, Past and Present Works

July 8 - 29

Reception: July 8, 5:00–7:00pm

Three local “Masters” will display past and present works.


National All Media Juried Exhibition

August 5 – September 2

Reception: August 5, 5:00–7:00pm

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 cash prize! This is a fun opportunity for the serious artist, and a chance to add “award-winner” to a portfolio.


Small World / Small Works

September 9 - 30

Reception: September 9, 5:00–7:00pm


OSAT Gallery Show

October 7 – 30

Reception: October 21, 5:00–7:00pm

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


Day of the Dead

November 4 - 23

Reception: November 4, 5:00–7:00pm

Chili Cook-Off: held during the reception

A fun and interesting show now in its third year. Fun for serious artists and those who have never created art before. This show is a celebration of the Festival by the same name.


Winter Art & Crafts

December 1 – 28

Reception: December 2, 5:00–7:00pm

The Chico Art Center rents space in the gallery to artists to exhibit their works for sale during the Holiday Season. Artists control how their works are displayed within their space, it is a way to “Set Up Shop” for the holidays.



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