Imperial Beach Arts Bureau

Artist Opportunities

Spring/Summer 2023 Art Exhibition, Call to Artists

Spring/Summer 2023 Exhibition Call for Art

The IB Arts Bureau and IB Library invite you to submit to our next juried art show. We want to continue to highlight the work of South Bay Artists. 

The exhibition seeks artists to showcase the best of their recent body of work without having to fit a specific theme or style. 


Artists must reside in the South Bay (Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Bonita, Lincoln Acres, National City and South San Diego) 

Open to emerging, mid-career, established artists, ages 18+. 

NO Submission Fee.  


Each artist must provide the following 

WEBSITE and/or SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLE, LOCATION, PHONE, EMAIL ADDRESS, ARTIST BIO (Max 500 words), and ARTIST STATEMENT (Max of  500 words about the art submitted) 

Up to 2 original works of art 

2-Dimensional Work: Height 2 feet, Width 2 feet – including frame 

Accepted Art: PAINTING, DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY, MIXED MEDIA  *Sculpture NOT accepted at this time.  

100% of the sale will go to artist. Artists will be contacted with sale inquiries. Note,  artwork does NOT need to be for sale. 

*If your artwork is selected for this exhibition, Artists grant IB Arts Bureau permission to  photograph selected works to use art images for marketing and publicity.  


Michelle Lubin:, Sherry Hansen:, and Lisa  Capano: 

Subject Line
: Library Art Submittal 

Email Body
: Contact Info, Artist Bio & Statement, Artwork Information (Title, size – including frame, medium, price) *Artwork does NOT need to be for sale. If not, please fill in NFS. 

: Only Artwork (Image Size should be no larger than 1200 pixels on the longest side) Please make sure image files are titled (last name_artwork title).

DEADLINE - MAY 5th, 2023


Entries will be reviewed by a jury panel including IB Art Committee Members Lisa  Capano, Sherry Hansen, and Michelle Lubin with Guest Juror, Patric Stillman.  

Patric Stillman

Stillman is a gallerist and visual artist. He is best known as the owner of The Studio Door, his figurative paintings and the international bestseller Brotherhood Tarot.

Patrick Stillman


The Studio Door is an independent gallery that has become known as San Diego’s premier art gallery. Opened in 2014, the gallery operates as a small business. Leading by example, the gallery had encouraged and assisted thousands of artists to engage in creative commerce. The Hillcrest storefront contains a contemporary art gallery, 17 working studio spaces and robust art community. It is also the lead participant in Hillcrest Business Association’s First Thursday: Walk in Art event in Mural Alley. 

Stillman’s creative work explores ideas that rise out of personal experience as a gay man. His body of work has developed as series of specialized commercial and personal  projects. Artwork has been exhibited throughout Southern California with additional  exhibitions at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, SCOPE Art Miami, Visual AIDS NYC and ArtShare LA. His work has also appeared in Boston Pride Guides, RFD Magazine,  Chelsea Station Magazine, Advocate Magazine and Galerie Mooiman’s Your Daily Male Calendar 2022. 


All accepted works are eligible for the awards which will be selected by the  jurors. Recipient will be announced at the Public Reception. 

First Place $100 Gift Card to BLICK Art Supply Store 

Second Place $50 Gift Card to BLICK Art Supply Store 

Third Place $25 Gift Card to BLICK Art Supply Store 


Submission Deadline: 11:59pm, Friday, May 12th, 2023 

Artwork Drop Off: Thursday, May 18th or Friday, May 19th between 11-5pm 

*Artwork must arrive ‘gallery ready/ready to hang’ and be presented  professionally. No sawtooth backings. Preferably, framed artwork should be in  black wood or natural wood frame. 

Jury Process: May 20th – 25th, 2023 

Artists Notified: May 22nd, 2023 

Installation: Friday, May 26th, 2023 

Exhibition Dates: May 30th, 2023 through September 1st, 2023 

Public Reception: June 17th, 2023



Feel free to contact either Michelle Lubin,; Sherry Hansen,; or Lisa Capano, 


If you would like to support these art opportunities with a donation, or fund an award, please contact the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau

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