Art Contest: Celebrating the National Lands of California

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Art Contest: Celebrating the National Lands of California
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Event Date: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 23:00

Eligibility: Open to all artists in any wall-hung media, 18 years or older

Deadline for Entries: Thursday, Monday, May 20, 2019, on, Applications close at 11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone on the deadline date

Exhibit Opening: Wildling Museum Main Gallery on Saturday, July 20, 2019 3-5PM,
1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463

Cash prizes: First, second, and third place winners announced at the opening 

Cash prizes totaling $4,000 for the first, second, and third place will be awarded at the opening reception on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

“Celebrating the National Lands of California” is a juried exhibit. Artists may submit digital images of their works online at for the jury selection process. The fee for entry is $35 for the first image and $20 for each additional entry; limit three entries per artist. Wildling Museum members are entitled to a 15 dollar discount on the entry fee. For further information on how to submit images and to pay the fee, go to If you are new to the CaFÉ™ website, you will need to register for an account before you can apply for this call. To apply, click here or visit and go to “Find Calls” found in the top 1/3 of the page and next type in the search field “Celebrating the National  Lands of California” and press enter. Finally, click “apply to this call.”

Cheyne Walls, Unforgiving, photograph. Collection of the Wildling Museum

“Celebrating the National Lands of California” will artistically present National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California. National Parks include Channel Islands, Death Valley, Kings Canyon & Sequoia, Joshua Tree, Lassen Volcanic, Pinnacles, Redwoods, and Yosemite. National Monuments include Cabrillo, Santa Rosa, and San Jacinto, Devils Postpile, Muir Woods, Carrizo Plain, Lava Beds, Fort Ord, Giant Sequoia, Sand to Snow, San Gabriel Mountains, Mojave Trails, Castle Mountains, Berryessa Snow Mountain, and California Coastal. National Preserves include Mojave and Point Reyes. National Recreation Areas include Golden Gate, Santa Monica Mountains, and Whiskeytown.

The goal of this exhibit is to bring awareness to the wealth of national lands to be found in California and to celebrate and discuss wildness, nature, and preservation. It is also to provide an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the art. “Celebrating the National Lands of California” is the second such exhibition and competition organized by the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.

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