Celebrating the National Lands of California

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

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

Opening reception on Saturday, July 20, 2019 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

On View July 20, 2019 – January 20, 2020

The Wildling Museum of Art and Nature is pleased to announce its second juried exhibition – “Celebrating the National Lands of California” – a showcase of fine art inspired by National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California. This show will take place July 20, 2019 – January 20, 2020, at the Wildling Museum in the first-floor gallery. 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.

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.

About the Judges

Nathan Huff

Nathan Huff is an artist. He earned an MFA in Drawing and Painting from California State University Long Beach, a BA in art education from Azusa Pacific University, and has also studied art in Italy, France, the UK, and Spain. Actively exhibiting in Los Angeles and abroad, Huff’s installations have been featured in solo exhibitions at UCR Culver and Sweeney Galleries (Riverside), Los Angeles at D.E.N. Contemporary (West Hollywood), Minthorne Gallery, (Oregon), Gallerie View (Salambo, Tunisa), group exhibitions at JK Gallery (Culver City), Lotus Land (Santa Barbara), Westmont Ridely Tree Museum of Art (Santa Barbara), Angels Gate Cultural Center (San Pedro, CA), and at Concrete Walls gallery in (Los Angeles). In 2011 he was invited by the state department as a guest Curator with Art in Embassies for the US Ambassador in New Zealand to curate an exhibition "Encountering Place." Nathan has taught classes with art students at CSU Long Beach, LA Southwest College, Biola University, and Azusa Pacific University as an adjunct lecturer. Currently he teaches as an assistant professor of art at Westmont College in Santa Barbara.

Stacey Otte-Demangate

is the executive director of the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature. Stacey Otte-Demangate has been the executive director of the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature for the past 8 years, curating many of the exhibitions and has judged several competitions as well. She has an MA in Museum Studies from Cooperstown Graduate Program and a BA in Anthropology from Arizona State University. Before coming to the Santa Ynez Valley, she was the director of the Catalina Island Museum where she helped to grow their exhibitions, improve their collections management, helped them buy property for a future expansion and forged a strong relation with a local plein air painters group. While not an artist herself, she has always loved the arts and greatly enjoys working with artists and helping to promote their works in concert with supporting the mission of the Wildling Museum--to raise awareness of the need to preserve open spaces through programs and exhibitions featuring inspired art.

George Rose

George Rose served as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times and the National Football League. For the past 25 years, Rose was a wine industry executive communications director. In 2015, he moved to Santa Ynez Valley. He is also a contributing photographer with Getty Images.

Approved Locations

Celebrating the National Lands of California” will artistically present selected National Parks, Monuments, Preserves, and Recreation Areas located within the state of California.

National Parks include:

  1. Channel Islands

  2. Death Valley

  3. Kings Canyon & Sequoia,

  4. Joshua Tree,

  5. Lassen Volcanic,

  6. Pinnacles,

  7. Redwoods,

  8. Yosemite.

National Monuments include:

  1. Cabrillo,

  2. Santa Rosa,

  3. San Jacinto,

  4. Devils Postpile,

  5. Muir Woods,

  6. Carrizo Plain,

  7. Lava Beds,

  8. Fort Ord,

  9. Giant Sequoia,

  10. Sand to Snow,

  11. San Gabriel Mountains,

  12. Mojave Trails,

  13. Castle Mountains,

  14. Berryessa Snow Mountain,

  15. California Coastal.

National Preserves include:

  1. Mojave

  2. Point Reyes.

National Recreation Areas include:

  1. Golden Gate,

  2. Santa Monica Mountains,

  3. Whiskeytown.

The exhibit will be held at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 from July 20, 2019 – January 20, 2020. Artists and the public are invited to attend an exhibit opening reception to be held Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Artwork Requirements:

  • Work must be your own original artwork, not created under an instructor’s supervision or copied from any other artwork by any other artist.

  • Only wall-hung pieces are accepted.

  • Artist agrees to permit the Wildling to reproduce the accepted artwork for Wildling publicity and documentation purposes.

  • For tips on how to best photograph and submit images, click on the  “Help” link at www.callforentry.org.

  • Delivered work must match the image juried. No substitutions of accepted works will be allowed.

  •  Artwork must be in suitable condition for hanging. Artworks that arrive damaged or dirty or with scratched glass or acrylic or unsuitable hanging hardware may be eliminated from the show and the Wildling is in no way responsible for correcting these deficiencies.

  • All accepted work must remain in the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

  • Prices quoted on the entry form may not be changed after acceptance.

  • SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Work must not exceed 48 inches maximum, including frame, in any dimension.

  • Each artwork will be delivered to the show ready to hang, including hanging wire and or D-rings. Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1-1/2 inches from the top of the frame so that the hanging hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame. Wiring must be in good condition and substantial enough for the weight of the artwork. No saw-tooth hangers.

  • Submitted work should be correctly oriented (vertical or horizontal).

All paintings shall be delivered with an attached label specifying:

  • Artist Name

  • Artwork Title

  • Medium

  • Artwork Size

  • Sales price

  • The National Land where the scene is located (list above)

  • In addition, print the artist name on the back of the artwork so that we can identify the painting in the event the label is inadvertently detached.

Prizes and Awards:

Three cash awards will be announced at the exhibition opening:

  1. First prize of $2,500

  2. Second prize of $1,000

  3. Third prize of $500

Winners will be considered for acquisition into the Wildling’s permanent collection upon Board approval with the cash prize to be considered full financial consideration for the artwork.

All exhibited works will be included in an online gallery.

Revenue from Sales: Revenue from sales will be distributed as follows – 60% to the artist, 40% to the Wildling. Artworks are encouraged to be for purchase. If necessary, work may be listed as NFS, but no “price on request.”

Liability: Artwork will be handled with the utmost care, and the Wildling will make every reasonable effort to keep artwork safe. Artists are responsible for insuring their own pieces during transit. The Wildling and its representatives will not be responsible for loss, theft or damage of artworks while in transit. The Wildling will insure the artworks for the sales price while the pieces are on the Wildling premises. Artists are responsible for whole cost of shipping to and from the Wildling. Works mailed to the Wildling must arrive by Friday, July 12, 2019 with a prepaid return label enclosed. The Wildling is not responsible for works left over 30 days from close of exhibition at which they will be considered abandoned and surrendered to the Wildling who then has the right to dispose, remove, sell or accession said artworks. Submission of online entry form and fee, along with a signed waiver form for accepted works at the take-in, shall constitute agreement with ALL conditions set forth in this prospectus.

Important Dates:

  • Monday, May 20, 2019 – final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee  www.callforentry.org

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019 – artists notified of acceptance or rejection

  • Monday, July 1, 2019 – Friday, July 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Deliver your juror-accepted and ready-to-hang artwork(s) to the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463.

  • Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. – Show opening reception at the Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463. The show continues through close of day January 20, 2020.

  • Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Pick up your artworks from the Wildling.