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February 7 through March 3, 2024

Artists Center at the Galen
72-567 Hwy 111, Palm Desert, California








You are invited to submit your works to the “Artists Council Exhibition” (ACE) at the Artists Center in Palm Desert, California. This is a juried exhibition, and five recognition certificates will be awarded.


Submissions are due by Friday, December 29, 2023, 4 pm PST. You must be a member of the Artists Council to apply (join at: 



Works for the exhibition and awards will be selected by two jurors:

James MacDevitt

Associate Professor of Art History and Visual & Cultural Studies at Cerritos College, as well as Director/Curator of the Cerritos College Art Gallery

Penny McElroy

Instructor in Graphic Arts, Printmaking and Book Arts at Bethany College and University of Redlands

For more information about this year's ACE jurors, please click HERE.


1.   Entry fee: $45 for the first artwork image, $45 for the second artwork image. Only one artwork per artist will be selected for the exhibition. No fees will be refunded after submission.

2.  Submission Deadline: Friday, December 29, 2023, 4:00 pm PST. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Monday, January 22, 2024.

3.   Who May Apply: Only current members of the Artists Council may apply. (To join or renew your membership, go to 


To submit to the 2024 Artists Council Exhibition, FIRST READ THE REQUIREMENTS BELOW, THEN click HERE.



1.   All artworks are for sale, at a price not less than $500 and not more than $10,000. Proceeds from the sale will be split 50-50 between the artist and the Artists Council.

2.   A description of the work will be required for each piece you submit. Describe your artwork carefully.

3.  Artwork may be 2- or 3-dimensional.

  • 2-Dimensional Work –

    • Cannot exceed 25 pounds.

    • Maximum framed size 72” high and 48” wide.

    • Artwork on paper must be protected by glass or Plexiglass.

    • Artwork on canvas or other materials must be finished on the edges.

    • Artwork must be ready for installation, securely wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers, ceiling mounts, or moving parts may be used.

  • 3-Dimensional Work –

    • Cannot exceed 50 pounds.

    • Maximum size 72” high by 36” wide by 36” deep.

    • Artists are responsible for transporting their work into the building and for determining that it will fit through the gallery door.

  • Artwork must be ready for installation with mounting hardware to ensure it is secure and stable. We will honor as far as practical an artist’s wish for the work to be seen from all sides in the exhibition.

  • When submitting 3D work, you will have the option of uploading two images of a single artwork.

      Please describe your artwork carefully in the entry form.

4.   Not allowed:

  • Video works

  • Ceiling-hung pieces

  • Electrified or moving parts.

5.   Artwork must be verifiably original in concept, design, and execution and submitted by the artist/maker; created independently (i.e., not under direct supervision of an instructor); not commercially manufactured or reproduced or incorporating any item that uses commercially available molds or patterns; not previously exhibited at any Artists Council exhibition. We do not accept AI-generated works for Artists Council Exhibitions.

6.   Artwork must remain at the Artists Center gallery during the entire exhibition, Wednesday, February 7, until Sunday, March 3, 2024. Once accepted into the exhibition, artwork may not be withdrawn or substituted.

7.   Accepted artwork must be reserved by the artist for this exhibition and may not be physically shown elsewhere; price for artwork shown by the artist on-line must match the exhibition sale price. 

8.   Artists accepted to the show will be responsible for one 3-hour volunteer Artist Host shift at the gallery during the run of the exhibition.

9.  All selections are final. Selections for the Artists Council Exhibition are final and at the jurors’ discretion. Placements in the exhibition are at the curator’s discretion.



  • Friday, December 29, 2023, 4:00 pm PST -- Submissions due

  • Monday, January 22, 2024 -- Artist notification

  • Monday, February 5, 2024, 9-11 am -- Art drop-off

  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024 -- Exhibition opens  

  • Friday, February 9, 2024, 5-7 pm -- Opening reception

  • Sunday, March 3, 2024, 4 pm -- Exhibition closes

  • Sunday, March 3, 2024, 2-4 pm -- Art pickup



1.   Drop off accepted art: Monday, February 5, 2024, 9-11 am, at the Artists Center, 72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260. Artwork must be delivered by the artist or his/her agent (you may ask a friend or family member). Artwork shipped to the Artists Center will not be accepted. The Artists Center cannot provide special handling for artwork.

2.   Sold and unsold art must be picked up at the Artists Center on Sunday, March 3, 2024, 2-4 pm, by the buyer or the artist or his/her agent.  



By submitting artwork to the “Artists Council Exhibition”, the artist acknowledges and agrees that he/she:

  • Has read and agrees to all conditions of entry.

  • Releases the rights for use of images of his/her artwork in any Artists Council or Artists Center promotional and marketing materials.

  • Is responsible for insurance for his/her artwork. Neither the Artists Council nor its officers, directors, staff, or volunteers, nor anyone connected with the Artists Council, the Artists Center, or this exhibition will be responsible for theft of, loss of, or damage to artwork, however caused.


If you have any concerns about your ability to complete the online entry form, we encourage you to enter at least 7 days prior to the deadline, to allow time for you to get technical help. We cannot extend the deadline for anyone who waits until the last days to enter and then runs into technical problems.



If you have membership or exhibition questions, please contact the Artists Council at

2024 ACE Opening Reception - Friday, Feb 9, 5 - 7 pm
Purchase Reception Tickets ($25) HERE.

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