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Looking for shows and exhibits to enter? As information comes to us regarding art shows and exhibitions, we will post the contact information and closing dates here.

Brentwood Art Society is the local online resource for visual artists and photographers looking for income and exhibition opportunities.

Unlike other static email lists or opportunity newsletters, our online call submissions are updated weekly with high quality art and photography calls. We also offer a "single button" feature to get you quickly and directly to the applications and show websites.

If you know of a local art or photography show or exhibition, with a deadline at least two week away, please contact us to post it here.

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Saturday May 6th & Sunday May 7th, 2017

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 22, 2017

The art show will feature Fine Art Paintings, Photography, and Sculpture in a large artist exhibit in the main rotunda in Blackhawk Plaza. 

All artists in all mediums are welcome (2D & 3D)

Plein air painters are invited and will be doing painting in the Plaza.

Wine Tasting, featuring Concannon Vineyards will be featured each day from Noon to 3:30 pm.

All are invited to the Artists reception on Saturday from 5 to 7 pm.

For information and application:  


Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth   

Paul Pratchenko, Juror
June 3 – July 9, 2017

ENTRY DEADLINE: April 28, 2017

Arts Benicia is accepting entries for Magical Realism: Allegory, Dreams and Myth.

Magical Realism is characterized by an acceptance of the unreal as a natural part of reality, thus creating imaginative and sometimes disturbing worlds. Magical Realism reveals the interior mystery of the mundane and the magic that is contained in the unseen and hidden. The term “magical realism” was coined in 1925 by German art historian Franz Roh to describe the burgeoning art movement known as Neue Sachlichkeit (“New Objectivity”), which depicted ordinary subjects with a mysterious and detached manner. More recently Magical Realism although still anchored in everyday reality may have overtones of fantasy or wonder.

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Exhibit runs May 6th - May 24th, 2017

Deadline: Art in - Saturday, April 29th, 1-2 PM, bring signed agreement

Artist Reception May 6th, 2-4 PM
Open 1-4 PM Wednesdays & Saturdays
1500 West 4th Street, Antioch CA

The Arts & Cultural Foundation, once again in partnership with the Antioch Historical Society, will host the 13th Annual Celebration of Art 2017 Exhibit at the Antioch Historical Society Museum. This is a non-juried exhibit with no required theme, with local artists participating in the event.

The event begins on Saturday, May 6th, with an artist reception from 2-4 PM. The exhibit continues through Wednesday, May 24th. The event, artist reception and entry to the museum are free.

The Antioch Historical Society Museum is open Wednesdays & Saturdays, from 1-4 PM, and admission is free. Please email or call (925) 325-9897 if you would like additional information.

Registered Artists (limited to the first 60 registered), see artist link below. Please read drop/off dates and requirements before you register. If you can't make the drop-off or pickup commitments, please do not register. Last minute cancellations are difficult to fill.

For information and application:  


The Essential Figure 2017: 9th Annual Fine Art Show   

Weekend Exhibition May 19 - 21

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 13, 2017 (bring application with artwork)

Livermore Art Association Figurative Art Exhibition & Sale, Bothwell Art Center, 2466 Eight St., Livermore.  Exhibit dates May 19 - 21.  Reception Saturday, May 20th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, awards presentation at 7:30 pm.

For information and application:  


LAA Spring Art Show, 2017   

The Livermore Art Association
The Barn, June 10 & 11
3131 Pacific Ave., Livermore CA

ENTRY DEADLINE: May 19, 2017

Exhibit dates June 10 & 11, reception Saturday, June 10, 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Meet the artists, tour the show and enjoy refreshments at the dessert bar.

For information and application: