Fields of Color
Glasscape by Larry Le Brane

Be sure to read the information on this webpage before submitting your entry. Contact exhibition curator Eva Fina at (805) 543-0638 or eva@historycenterslo.org with any questions.

Thank you for sharing your work with our community!

Vineyard Visions

July 6 to August 26, 2018

This summer, an invitational juried art exhibition inside the Dallidet Adobe will embody the unique spirit of SLO County’s vineyards, wineries, wines, and the lifestyles they represent. Invited artists can submit their work through the form on this webpage or by downloading this PDF and emailing the completed entry form along with photographs of their work to eva@historycenterslo.org. Entries that challenge and expand the interpretations of the exhibition theme are welcome.

The exhibition will be on display July 6 through August 26, 2018 during regular public hours (Sat/Sun 11 am to 5 pm), July and August Art After Dark receptions, guided tours and special events produced by the History Center and the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, June 15, 5 pm

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Invited artists may submit up to two (2) works in diverse media that reflect the exhibition theme through motifs, materials, vessels, tools, economic and social connections, etc. Both two and three dimensional works are welcome.
  • Jurors will select art based on content, craftsmanship, and interpretation of the theme. They will also consider display limitations inside the Dallidet’s fragile historic interior.
  • Original artwork is preferred, but archival quality-reproductions are permitted.
  • Submitted work may include (but is not limited to): book and paper arts, ceramics, fiber and textile arts, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, collage, and mixed media. Video installations and performance art are not included in this call for art.
  • Art created in workshops or classes is not eligible.
  • Exhibition and image publication rights for the work must be available.
  • There is no entry fee or gallery sitting.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, June 15 at 5 pm.
  • Submit your work using the form below or by emailing eva@historycenterslo.org. No hand-delivery or mailed entries please.
  • Entries differing from submitted images or unfit for display may be excluded. The History Center will not assume responsibility for work in poor condition or poorly packaged.
TWO-DIMENSIONAL ART

Wall-mounted artwork should be complete, dry, and ready for hanging. The longest side should be no more than 36”, including the frame, and the entire piece must weigh no more than 30 pounds. Works must be appropriately framed with hooks for wire ⅓ down from the top. No metal frames or saw-tooth hangers.

THREE-DIMENSIONAL ART

Three-dimensional works should not exceed 100 cubic feet or weigh more than 150 pounds. Display furniture and shelves are available on a case by case basis and may require the addition of archival barriers to protect historic surfaces. Artists may be asked to supply their own pedestals or protective cases. Three-dimensional works that can withstand outdoor conditions (moisture, animals, etc.) may be placed on the adobe porch or in the surrounding garden.

PHOTO SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS

Jurors will select art based on digital images so it’s important to submit well-lighted, high quality photographs to represent your work. JPEG or TIFF files with a minimum 300 dpi resolution are required. No PNG, PDF, or other file types permitted.

Submit up to two (2) images of two-dimensional each two-dimensional artwork and up to three (3) images of each three-dimensional artwork, including, if possible, one that shows scale. Please match JPEG file names with the titles listed in your entry as follows:

  • For two-dimensional artwork FirstLastName_Title, e.g. CathySmith_MyWork.
  • For three-dimensional artwork FirstLastName_Title_View, e.g. CathySmith_MyWork_Front.
ARTIST NOTIFICATION

Artists will be notified about accepted artwork no later than June 21. A gallery agreement and take-in/pick up instructions will be included.

SALES

You may choose whether or not to offer your work for sale during the exhibition. The History Center will collect a 25% commission on all sales. Buyers may not collect their purchases until after the show closes. Artists will receive payment by check no later than September 15, 2018.

INSURANCE, SECURITY, AND CARE

The Dallidet property has an electronic security system. The History Center will make every reasonable effort to protect artwork throughout the duration of the exhibition but it will not carry insurance on the works and is not responsible for any loss, damage, or liability that may occur during transport, installation, or display. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance.

IMPORTANT DATES
  • Entry Deadline Friday, June 15, 5 pm
  • Artist Notification by Thursday, June 21
  • Art Take-In Monday/Tuesday, July 2/3, 10 am to 8 pm at the Dallidet Adobe
  • Art After Dark Opening Friday, July 6
  • Art After Dark Reception Friday, August 3
  • Art Pick-Up Monday/Tuesday, August 27/28, 10 am to 8 pm at the Dallidet Adobe
JURORS AND CURATOR

Libbie Agran (juror) is an art collector, sponsors, and former wealth manager. She started the Wine History Project of San Luis Obispo County in 2016 to document and share two centuries of local wine history on the Central Coast. Agran chairs the History Center’s Dallidet Committee and forged a partnership to transform the Dallidet Adobe and its surrounding gardens into a hub for lectures, exhibitions, and tastings.

Larry Le Brane (juror) holds an M.F.A. from Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles and has taught fine art at Orange Coast College and Cuesta Community Programs for more than 40 years. He has juried regional exhibitions and is one of the Central Coast Sculptor Group’s organizers for the series of 2012-2018 “Phantom Project” pop-up art exhibits in conjunction with San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. He currently creates eclectic art by combining fused glass, found objects, drawing, and painting. His award-winning sculpture and art are regularly featured in California exhibits and art venues, and are included in public and private art collections nationwide.

Ronda Le Brane Schemel (juror) provides business coaching, workshops, and support services to west coast artists, galleries, museums, non-profit art groups, small business owners, and individuals. She is an advocate of visual arts and community art events and participated in panel discussions at Arts Obispo and San Luis Obispo Museum of Art. She also coordinates promotional outreach for Le Brane Design.

Eva Fina (curator) is the History Center’s executive director. She has worked in museums on both coasts, holding positions in education, collections, administration, and development. While working in New York City, Fina curated exhibitions that blurred the lines between art and history, featuring works by Sally Mann, Joel-Peter Witkin, John Dugdale, Hal Hirshorn, and others.

ABOUT THE DALLIDET ADOBE

Built around 1856, the California State Historical Landmark Dallidet Adobe was home to pioneering Central Coast vintner Pierre Dallidet and his family for more than 100 years. Paul Dallidet donated the house and its contents to the newly formed San Luis Obispo County Historical Society in 1953 for all of San Luis Obispo to enjoy.