Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for the All Media 2017 exhibition. Submissions are now closed.


About ALL MEDIA 2017 juror

Kim Abeles is a Los Angeles based artist whose installations and community projects cross disciplines and media to explore biography, geography and environment.  She has created artwork in conjunction with a unique range of collaborators including California Science Center, California Bureau of Automotive Repair, Department of Health, and natural history museums in California, Colorado and Florida. She has exhibited in 22 countries, frequently creating site specific works, including large-scale installations for exhibitions in Vietnam, Thailand, Czech Republic, England, China, and South Korea.  Kim Abeles:  Encyclopedia Persona A-Z, curated by Karen Moss for the Fellows of Contemporary Art, toured the U.S., and South America sponsored by the United States Information Agency.

Abeles is a recipient of fellowships from J. Paul Getty Trust Fund for the Visual Arts, Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, California Community Foundation and Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and was a 2014/15 Lucas Visual Arts Fellow at the Montalvo Arts Center.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Ohio University and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art from the University of California Irvine.  Abeles' journals, artist books and process documents are archived at the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art.



Exhibition dates:  August 26 - October 28, 2017

Opening reception:  August 26, 4 - 6 p.m.

Application deadline:  July 7

Notifications sent:  July 24

Loan agreements for accepted artwork due:  August 4

Artwork delivery:  August 7 - 10

Artwork pick up:  October 30 - November 1



Open to all artists residing in Southern California.  All entries must be original and not shown previously at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.  All media is eligible:  painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, craft, installation, video and digital art.



$20 for one entry.  Each additional entry is $12.  Maximum 6 entries per artist.  



Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent via email by Monday, July 24.



Installation instructions must be provided with the delivery of artwork in advance.  Work over 60 lbs must be handled by the artist during installation and removal.  The artist is responsible for providing all special or unique display props.  Work must be on view for the duration of exhibition.



The juror will select the artwork to be included in the exhibition from the images submitted.  Artwork which does not meet the expectations set forth in the images may be withheld from the exhibition at the juror's discretion. The juror has the sole responsibility for the selection of the artworks with no exceptions.

PLEASE NOTE:  Submission of artwork does not guarantee acceptance into the exhibition.  Entry fees are non-refundable.

Awards are selected by the juror from the accepted entries.  First Place - $500, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200, Three Honorable Mentions - $100 each.


Information below pertains to selected artists only.


Completed loan agreements are due by Friday, August 4.  Forms can be completed or downloaded from the Exhibitions page on the Irvine Fine Arts Center website.  Please submit via email, mail or drop off at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.  Artwork will not be eligible for exhibition unless the loan agreement is completed in its entirety prior to the deadline.



The drop off dates for the selected artwork are August 7-10, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. only, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Each shipped entry must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11. Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. Shipped artwork must be accompanied by a pre-paid return shipping label.



Exhibited artwork will be available for pick up October 30 - November 1, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Shipped work will be returned prepaid by the artist.



Every reasonable precaution will be taken to ensure protection and careful handling of your artwork. The Irvine Fine Arts Center assumes no insurance liability for damage, theft or other loss occurring during delivery or pick up of artwork. Insurance coverage applies only to the duration of the exhibition.



The Irvine Fine Arts Center will retain a 25% commission on any work sold during the exhibition. Please consider this in your retail pricing. Price is necessary for insurance value, even if the artwork is not for sale. Completed W9 form will be required in the event of sale.



Submission of an entry form shall constitute agreement with all conditions outlined here. The Irvine Fine Arts Center reserves the rights to photograph and reproduce artwork for use in promotional materials.