Escape Reality: Video Game Art


Narrative, character development, choreography, illustration, set design, music, and cinematography all play a role in the creation of a video game. So is a video game art or entertainment? Can it be both?

Whether you’re a fan of old school pixels or emerging tech, the Video Game Art show is the perfect place to showcase your love for virtual worlds. Show us your elevated fan art or showcase a video game of your own design. If you have a playable game, we would love to allow people to try it out. Please use the application to submit screenshots from the game. We are looking for any medium, but submissions must be fine art. In the interest of being open to new media, we ask you to define “fine art” at your own discretion.

Important Dates

Exhibition dates: October 2 – November 14, 2020

Deadline to enter: August 21, 2020

Artist Notification: August 28, 2020

Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: September 13, 2020

Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: September 27 or 28, from 10 am – 3 pm

Opening Reception: October 17, from 5 pm – 8 pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: November 15 or 16, 10 am – 3 pm


  • All 2-D and 3-D works must be ready to hang, No sawtooth hangers; artworks must have wire installed to hang.
  • All artwork must be for sale.
  • Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission will be disqualified.
  • No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date.
  • Size limitations
    • No wider than 24” wide, height can be up to 8’ high.

Pricing Agreement

Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. The artist agrees that the price submitted in this form will be the price that the work will be sold for and may not change hereafter.  Please note, Non-members receive a 50% sales commission and current Artist Members receive a 60% sales commission.


The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail) for the return of artwork. Please mark the outside of your box with your last name in bold letters also please use blue painters tape when you wrap your artwork inside the box.

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Blue Line Arts website, http://www.bluelinearts.org/call-to-artists. You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $35 for non-members, but members may apply for free.

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at (916) 783-4117 or email gallery@bluelinearts.org

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