National Competition & Exhibition
Paintings, Paintings, Paintings
Exhibition Dates March 1 - 28, 2013
Eligibility Open to all artists residing in the U.S. working in 2-D in any combination of water or oil-based media
Submission Deadline Friday, February 8
Juror Rachel Lazo
Awards 1st: $250 2nd: $125 3rd: $75 3 Honorable Mentions
Submission deadline: Friday, February 8
Notification of juror results: Friday, February 15; artists will be notified by email or phone.
Hand delivery of accepted work: Friday & Saturday, February 22 - 23, 10am - 4pm
Shipment of accepted work: Must be received by Saturday, February 23
First Friday Reception: Friday, March 1, 5:30 - 8pm
Pick up unsold work: Friday & Saturday, March 29 - 30, 10am - 4pm
Submissions by jpeg only
Each jpeg MUST be labeled as follows:Last name, first nameEntry numberMediumSize in inches (h x w)
PAL reserves the right to reject any entry with incorrectly labeled jpegs. Each jpeg should be less than 2MB.
How to create a jpeg entry (online tutorial)
Submissions are closed for this exhibition.
-Open to all artists residing in the U.S. working in 2-D in any combination of water or oil-based media
-All work must be original, executed within the past 3 years and not previously exhibited at Pacific Art League.
-All work must be ready to hang with proper hanging device
-All work must be for sale; members (above basic membership level) receive 70% on sales; non-member and basic members receive 60%
-Size of work limited to 72” either length or width
-All work must be labeled on the font and back with artist’s name, title, medium, size and price
Entry fee (non-refundable)
$15/1 entry, $25/2 entries, $5/each additional entry
$20/1 entries, $35/2 entries, $10/each additional entry
Paypal payments preferred. Setting up a Paypal account is free and easy: go to www.Paypal.com; use
for the payment. Please call the office if you wish to pay by credit card; checks should be made out to “Pacific Art League” and sent to 227 Forest Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301.
Shipping instructions (for accepted work)
Shipped work must arrive by Thursday, February 23, and MUST include a $15 packing/unpacking fee paid via PayPal or by check to PAL, and a pre-paid shipping label with appropriate insurance. If these items are not included, your art will not be hung in the exhibition until we receive them. Please arrange for FedEx or UPS pickup at PAL on Friday, March 29, if the size of the box or crate exceeds 40 inches (any side) or 20 pounds. No peanut chips please.
ABOUT THE JUROR
A California native, Rachel Lazo lives and works in San Jose. She attended the Rhode Island School of Design, received a BFA in Painting from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Masters in Pictorial Arts from San Jose State University. Rachel has taught art in the Bay Area and is on the tenured art faculty at Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, teaching drawing, painting and design. Rachel works primary in oils, gouache and drawing media, and has exhibited her work both locally and nationally, including at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Pro Arts Gallery (Oakland), Gross McLeaf Gallery (Philadelphia), and City Hall Galleries (San Jose). Her paintings have been featured in California Home and Design Magazine and in Sunset Magazine Idea House 2004. She currently works on a large scale with abstract imagery, exploring color interaction and shifting perceptions of pictorial space.