Imperial Beach Arts Bureau
In collaboration with the San Diego County Library, Imperial Beach Branch, our IBAB Art Committee aims to elevate the artwork coming out of the South Bay by hosting bi-annual exhibitions. South Bay Artists (including Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, Bonita, Lincoln Acres, National City and South San Diego) are encouraged to submit artworks during the Call for Art. Please see our News/Events page for updates.
We are continually looking to help our local artists build on their experience and exposure. We plan on seeking out more resources and guidance to assist in your professional journey. Below are just a few resources and organizations that offer informative articles and workshops, exhibition and event Calls for Art, Grant & Residency opportunities and more.
(Includes National, International, Virtual & In-person opportunities)
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
If you would like to support these art opportunities with a donation, or fund an award, please contact the Imperial Beach Arts Bureau
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.
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.
EMAIL MATERIALS TO
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.
Attached: 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).
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.
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.