Santa Paula Times

De Colores entries needed

July 11, 2012
Santa Paula News

The Santa Paula Art Museum is putting out a call to artists for entries in this year’s De Colores Exhibit.

Artists over the age of 18 working in any media are welcome, and all style of work are considered: painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, batik, metals, and tapestry.

The exhibition will run from October 27, 2012 through February 17, 2013. There will be an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 27 at the museum.

The De Colores Art Show, founded by Xavier Montes, celebrates Mexican American heritage, history and icons. Its inclusive theme enables artists to showcase artwork that reflects both traditional and contemporary themes. In its 19th year, the exhibit is a local favorite as it serves to enrich community knowledge and showcase Mexican American traditions, legacy and culture.

Artists may enter a maximum of three works. Works should not exceed 150 pounds, and the size limit is 36”x48”. Wall hung work must be framed and ready for hanging. Works on paper should be glazed. 

The Santa Paula Art Museum reserves the right at all times to exclude any work that presents complex exhibition challenges. Only work previously not shown at the Santa Paula Art Museum will be considered.

Selection will be made from digital images emailed to the Santa Paula Art Museum at, or sent by mail on a CD with one to three images (300 pixels per inch at about 4x5 inches; if the image is too large for email, use a service like Dropbox or YouSendIt). No PowerPoint or similar presentations. Include name, contact information, medium, titles, sizes, and prices. Images must be received by September 1, 2012. Artists will be notified of acceptance by September 8.

There will be a non-refundable $25 processing fee that will cover up to three images. No submissions will be viewed until the fee is received; you may send it with your mailed submissions or send separately by mail if emailing your submissions. Make checks and money orders payable to the Santa Paula Art Museum. Submission of a digital image by an artist constitutes agreement for the Santa Paula Art Museum to reproduce artwork for catalog, publicity, website and educational purposes unless otherwise specified by the artist. 

Works for the exhibition will be selected by a panel of the Santa Paula Art Museum’s curatorial staff. All artwork must be for sale to be eligible for the exhibit. The Santa Paula Art Museum receives a 40% commission on all sales.

The artist is responsible for delivering the art before the exhibition (on Monday, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and taking it off site after the exhibition (February 18, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) unless other arrangements are made. The artwork will be insured under the Santa Paula Art Museum’s policy with Praetorian Insurance Co., 500 Park Blvd., Suite 1350, Istasca, IL 60143, phone (301) 581-4247. The lender will be named as an additional named insured under this policy.

The Santa Paula Art Museum is located at 117 N. 10th St., Santa Paula, CA 93060. For more information, contact Jennifer Heighton or Julie Cluster at 525-5554, or email Visit the museum’s website at