Crocker Kingsley 2022

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3rd Saturday Reception: Crocker-Kingsley

Originally starting as a collaboration between the Crocker Art Museum and Kingsley Art Club, the Crocker-Kingsley is a juried national art competition with a history spanning over eighty years. Over…


Proceeds from the Exhibition benefit both Blue Line Arts and the Kingsley Art Club.

The KAC presents engaging lectures, supports educational initiatives and is active in community outreach in the Sacramento area.

About the Exhibition

The biennial Crocker-Kingsley exhibition continues a tradition that began in 1926 through a collaboration between the Crocker Art Museum and the Kingsley Art Club. Established in 1892 by fifteen Sacramento women, the Kingsley Art Club supports arts and culture in the community. Since then, the exhibition has become a national juried competition hosted by Blue Line Arts.

This year marks the 81st Crocker-Kingsley exhibition, a show that attracts emerging and established artists. Past Crocker-Kingsley exhibitors include many of the premier names in California art, including Robert Arneson, Kathryn Uhl Ball, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, Fritz Scholder, Jerald Silva, and Wayne Thiebaud. 

This year, more than 2,428 entries were submitted for consideration, from which juror Emma Saperstein, Chief Curator and Director of Education at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA), selected 134 for display at Blue Line Arts in Roseville. The top five juried selections will receive cash prizes, with a total of  $5,500 to be awarded during the opening reception. From this group, a team of Crocker Art Museum jurors will select five pieces—which may or may not have been accorded cash prizes—for display at the Museum between February 5 and April 30, 2022.


About the Juror

Emma Saperstein is a curator, educator, and arts administrator based in San Luis Obispo, CA. Her diverse experience includes serving as a studio manager for internationally recognized artist Titus Kaphar and nearly a decade of administrative, editorial, and curatorial projects in alternative arts and publishing communities.  For the past four years she has worked as the Global Portal Curator for Shared_Studios and managed complex dialogue-based programming projects with the UN, BBC, the Obama Foundation, WGBH, and more.  She is currently the Chief Curator & Director of Education at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art.

Emma holds a Master’s Degree from Cal Poly in Educational Leadership, and a Master’s Degree in Curating from the University of Aarhus in Denmark.



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