The Irvine Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce the annual juried All Media exhibition. This year, the exhibition will be juried by Dave Barton, the arts writer for OC Weekly. Submissions were accepted through June 29, 11:59 p.m. Thank you to all who submitted; applications are now closed.

The Irvine Fine Arts Center is a community venue that presents exhibitions that are designed to expand awareness, understanding and sensitivity to art, and provide an exploratory and educational viewing experience for diverse audiences.

Exhibitor Rules & Requirements


Exhibition dates: Aug. 25-Oct. 27
Opening reception: Saturday, Aug. 25, 4-6 p.m.
Application deadline: June 29, 11:59 p.m.
Notifications sent: July 23
Loan agreements for accepted artwork due: Aug. 3
Artwork delivery: Aug. 6-10
Artwork pick-up: Oct. 29-Oct. 31


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. Work must be made within the last two years.


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


Please submit JPEG images measuring 2000 pixels on the longest side, 96 dpi. Please name images as follows: first name, last name, entry number. Example: johnsmith1.jpg


Video entries must be submitted as a link to a Vimeo page containing the entry. 

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


Notification of selected and non-selected work will be sent via e-mail by Monday, July 23.


The juror will select the artwork to be included in the exhibition from the images submitted. Artwork that 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, Aug. 3. Loan agreement forms will be emailed along with the acceptance notifications. Artwork will not be eligible for exhibition unless the loan agreement is completed in its entirety prior to the deadline.

Artwork will be installed in the way originally proposed in the application, unless the work is site-specific. Additional components not included with the original application will not be accommodated. Installation instructions must be provided with the delivery of artwork or in advance. Work weighing more than 60 pounds 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. All curatorial decisions in regards to artwork placement and installation are final.

The drop-off dates for the selected artwork are Aug. 6-10, 10 a.m.-4 pm. only, unless other arrangements have been agreed to in advance. Each shipped entry must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 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 Oct. 29-31, 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 percent 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 the conditions outlined here. The Irvine Fine Arts Center reserves the right to photograph and reproduce artwork for use in promotional materials.

About ALL MEDIA 2018 juror

Dave Barton has written for OC Weekly for more than 20 years, the last nine as its lead art critic. He has interviewed artists including punk rock photographer Edward Colver, monologist Mike Daisey, playwright Joe Penhall and art provocateur Ron English. As a contributing editor for Orange Coast magazine for two years, he wrote an art column focusing on the work of a single artist each month. He has contributed to the OC/LB Blade, LA Weekly and American Theatre magazines, as well as for the online publication 1888center. He has received concurrent Orange County Press Club Best Arts or Culture Review awards over the past four years: 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.