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October 9 to November 10, 2024
Artists Center at the Galen
72-567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, California

You are invited to submit your works to the “COLOR” Exhibition & Sale at the Artists Center in

Palm Desert, California. This is a juried exhibition, and five recognition certificates will be awarded. Submissions are due by Thursday, September 3, 2024, 4 pm PDT. You must be a member of the Artists Council to apply. New members can join through a link in the prospectus for this exhibition. 

Works for the exhibition and awards will be selected by two outstanding jurors:
Names of Jurors
Click HERE to see the juror bios.


1. Entry fee: $45 for the first artwork, $45 for the second artwork image. Only one artwork per artist will be selected for the exhibition. No fees will be refunded after submission. Pay with a major credit card via the online application form accessible from the link below.
2. Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 3, 4:00 pm PST. Artists will be notified of acceptance by Monday, September 23, 2024 via email.

3. Who May Apply: Only current members of the Artists Council may
apply. (You may join or renew your membership while applying for this
To submit to the COLOR Exhibition & Sale, READ THE
REQUIREMENTS BELOW, THEN click HERE to submit your entry.
1. All artworks are for sale, at a price not less than $300 and not more
than $8,000. 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 –

o Cannot exceed 25 pounds.
o Maximum framed size 72” high and 48” wide.
o Artwork on paper must be protected by glass or Plexiglass.
o Artwork on canvas or other materials must be finished on the
o Unframed canvas must be gallery wrapped.
o Make sure your work is clean and wiped down before
dropping it off.
o Artwork must be ready for installation, securely wired for
hanging. No ceiling mounts or moving parts may be used.

 3-Dimensional Work –

o Cannot exceed 50 pounds.
o Maximum size 72” high by 48” wide by 36” 48” deep must be
delivered ready for display.
o Works that do not meet these size requirements may be
rejected on intake.
o Artists are responsible for transporting their work into the
building and for determining that it will fit through the gallery

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

Describe your artwork carefully in the entry form. You can make
changes yourself to your entry up to the submission deadline as per the
instructions in your submission confirmation email (which you should be
sure to save!). However, NO CHANGES are possible after the close of the
submission period, even if it closes early if we hit the show’s capacity.
PLEASE take a moment to proofread your submission form before you hit
the “send” button to make sure the artwork title and pricing are correct.

4. Not allowed:
 Video works
 Ceiling-hung pieces
 Electrified art.
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 based on an AI
image; not commercially manufactured or reproduced or incorporating
any item that uses commercially available molds or patterns; not
previously exhibited at any Artists Council exhibition.
6. Artwork must remain at the Artists Center gallery during the entire
exhibition, 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
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.
 Tuesday, September 3, 2024, 4:00 pm PST -- Submissions due
 Monday, September 23, 2024 -- Artist notification
 Monday, October 7, 2024, 9-11 am -- Art drop-off
 Wednesday, October 9, 2024, -- Exhibition opens  
 Thursday, October 10, 2024, 5-7 pm -- Opening reception
 Sunday, November 10, 2024, 4 pm -- Exhibition closes
 Sunday, November 10, 2024, 2-4 pm -- Art pickup
1. Drop off accepted art: Monday, October 7, 2024, 9-11 am, at the
Artists Center, 72567 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA 92260. You
may drop off only the artwork selected by the jurors – no
substitutions are allowed.
2. 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.
3. Sold and unsold art must be picked up at the Artists Center on
Sunday, November 10, 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
If you have membership or exhibition questions, please contact the Artists
Council at

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