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Posted on: December 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Who's New? - C3 Gallery Exhibition Call to Artists

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Who’s New?

2023 C3 Gallery Exhibition

Call to new local artists

January 26 through April 1, 2023

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The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission (CAC) is calling local artists who have never shown previously in the C3 Gallery to submit artwork for an exhibition schedule to open January 26, 2023 in the Coronado Community Center Art Gallery.  

The exhibitions will be mounted by the CAC to highlight the work of local artists in the C3 Gallery, the only city owned and operated art gallery, housed in the City of Coronado Community Center.


The Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce a new opportunity at the Coronado Community Center (C3) Art Gallery to exhibit artwork by local artists who have not previously shown their work in the gallery. The gallery is comprised of three separate spaces to exhibit work of various art media. The gallery is comprised of approximately 48 linear feet of 2-D hanging space plus 6 linear feet of 3-D cabinet space. Overall there is 270 square feet of display space.  

 The Coronado Community Center Art Gallery (C3 Gallery) is an exhibition opportunity operated by the City of Coronado as a service to local artists. The City of Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is seeking Coronado artists who have created of two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) artworks to display in the upcoming exhibition. The gallery is located in the north lobby space of the Community Center located at 1845 Strand Way in Coronado.  The gallery will feature two juried exhibitions with featured artists.  Artists may offer their work for sale.  The Who”s New exhibition will run January 19  thru early April. There is no fee to enter this exhibition and all media will be considered.

 Deadline: Entry applications must be submitted by email by January 6, 2023.


Applications are accepted now through January 6, 2023.  Applications are available on 

 A panel of three judges will jury the entries. Selection criteria may include but may not be limited to: quality/merit of work, diversity, medium of work.  Artists will be notified by January 12, 2023. Installation is scheduled for January 18 and 19, 2023.


Final acceptance for inclusion in the exhibition will be subject to review and approval of the completed submitted artwork.  Exhibition/display dates cannot be given or transferred to another person or organization. Exhibits cannot be changed after being installed without the permission of the CAC Visual Arts Commissioner and the CAC Arts Administrator.

Selected artwork must be available to remain in the gallery for the full duration of the exhibit. No substitution, exchange, modification or withdrawal of works is permitted after acceptance for exhibition.


 Local artists, as defined by the Cultural Arts Commission, are 18 years of age or older, or a member of a local visual art groups representing local artists.  A local artist is defined as one who 1) lives in Coronado; 2) works a minimum of 20 hours per week in Coronado or 3) owns property in Coronado.

 Eligible works include paintings, drawings, photography, mixed media, tapestry/wall hangings, hand crafted jewelry, ceramics/pottery, original textiles. Others to be considered as presented.

 Artist Requirements 

  1. The artists must be 18 years of age and local.
  2. All artwork must be original and the work of the registered applicant. May not be an alteration of another’s work or assembled from a kit.
  3. The artist must submit an application and a minimum 3 (but no more than 10) jpegs of pieces of work that are available work to be displayed in the exhibition.
  4. The artist must provide accurate information for each artwork exhibited listing: title, media, year, artist name, price or NFS (Not for Sale), phone number, email, and website, if applicable.
  5. The artist is integral in the installation of art in the display case.  Artist is responsible for the delivery and pickup of their artwork.
  6. All two-dimensional artwork must be framed or mounted and ready to hang with current gallery hanging system. All works must have the artist’s name, title and medium affixed to the back of every work entered in the exhibit.  Three-dimensional work that require stands or holders must be provided by the artist and labeled as such.
  7. The artist may publicize and promote the exhibit and if they choose and invite guests to the opening reception that may include their clients, contacts, public and the media.
  8. The artist shall complete the City of Coronado Waiver of Indemnity and Liability releasing the City of any liability from artwork damage, loss or theft.


Items for sale are encouraged, however, artist may choose to have art for “display only”.  All sales are to be run by the artist and the artist shall be solely responsible for the financial transactions of the sale and shall pay all applicable taxes.  All artists selling their work shall provide a California Seller’s Permit number on the application form. The City of Coronado will receive 30% of the sales price for any work sold while on display in the gallery. Proceeds fund the Visual Arts program area projects.

 All artwork to remain in cases until end of exhibit and, if sold, signage will be altered when sold.

 Opening Reception

Opening receptions are held for every exhibition opening.  Receptions are open to the public and free of charge.   CAC will also host a reception in the venue at the Coronado Community Center Nautilus room and/or adjacent patio.   Reception room will be provided by CAC to the exhibiting artists free of charge (City of Coronado in-kind donation) along with table set up, coffee, tea and water provided as well as a no-host bar.   Additional food and beverage and entertainment, if desired, to be provided by artist(s).

 Promotion and Advertising

Participating artist(s) are required to provide information to include on the CAC Artist Directory.  Local citywide promotion PR to be provided by CAC to local media outlets, CAC website, CAC Arts Partners and social media.  Exhibiting artist(s) are strongly encouraged to market to outside outlets, family, friends and client lists to publicize and promote the exhibit and Opening Reception.  CAC will provide printed and electronic postcards and/or brochures for the opening reception and ongoing exhibit.  Artist is strongly encouraged to disseminate the information by mail, email and social media.

CAC will provide standard gallery callouts for each selected artwork and can include the following information:  title, medium, year, artist name, price or NSF, contact information and website.


 The Cultural Arts Commission reserves the right to suspend or cancel any exhibit should conditions warrant such action.

Application deadline is 5 p.m. on January 6, 2022. No late applications will be accepted. There is no fee to enter this exhibition.

For additional information please contact:            Kelly Purvis

Arts Administrator

City of Coronado


619.341.0137 (direct cell)


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