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Let's Keep Water-Media Painting Alive

Lets Keep Water-Media Painting Alive

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.

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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.

Chico Masters, Past and Present Works:

Jerril Dean Kopp, Chris Cantello, and Waif Mullins

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.

Juror Bio

DeWitt Cheng, trained in art history and studio art, is a San Francisco Bay Area art critic/writer and curator. He has written for many web (SanFranciscoArtMagazine, VisualArtSource, DailyGusto, Art21, HuffingtonPost) and print (ArtLtd., Artillery, Sculpture, Arte, East Bay Express, East Bay Monthly, Artwork, ArtVoices) publications over the past sixteen years. He is the author of Inside Out: The Paintings of William Harsh, as well as the writer of many catalog essays and press releases. He curates contemporary art exhibitions for Stanford Art Spaces.

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Small World / Small Works

September 9 - 30

Reception: September 9, 5:00–7:00pm

Entry Form

Open Studios Art Tour 2016

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.

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Individual or Family

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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