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The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror of national stature. Resulting Purchase Awards have built an impressive Permanent Collection at Del Mar College.
This year's 56th show runs February 18, 2022, opening reception 6-8 p.m. and closes May 6, 2022. Accepted artwork is displayed in the distinctive Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery.
All original works on paper will be considered; this includes drawing, printmaking in traditional media, original watercolor, and photography. Professional presentation of accepted artwork is required. Acetate covering is acceptable with white museum-quality mat board with at least 2" mounting and over-mat visible on all sides. To ensure consistency in presentation, if your work is framed, please use simple frames. Ship framed works with Plexiglas ONLY. Artwork must be shipped in stiff, reusable cardboard packaging, securely packed to ensure safe delivery (no peanuts). Refer to size specifications below.
Sculptures of any media will be considered. However, sculptures requiring ceiling suspended installation will not be accepted. Accepted sculptures should be securely packed within one crate to ensure safe delivery. If the crate is wooden, use screws-not nails or bolts-to secure the lid. Refer to size specifications below.
All submissions must be ready to hang on the gallery walls or placed on pedestals. We cannot hang any artwork from the ceiling.