Lore & Legend 2023


Lore & Legend will showcase fine art inspired by fiction, fantasy, lore & legend. This open call welcomes fan art creations inspired by literature or the creative work of others, as well as original content from the artist’s own imagination that aligns with fantasy genres both high and low.

Jury: Blue Line Arts Co-Directors Brooke Abrames and MaryTess Mayall

Important Dates:

Deadline to submit: May 1st, 2023

Notifications: May 5th, 2023

Exhibition Dates: May 27 – July 8, 2023

Shipped work must arrive at Blue Line Arts no later than May 21, 2023

Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: May 21 & 22, 10am – 3pm

Opening Reception: June 17, 2023 from 4 – 8pm

Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: July 9 or 10, 10am – 3pm

Fees & Prizes:

Entry fee: $25

Blue Line Arts Members: Free application with coupon code

Cash Prizes:

1st Place: $500

2nd Place: $300

3rd Place: $100


  • All artwork must be original and completed within the last 5 years
  • Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts
  • All 2-D works must be ready to hang with wire backing, no sawtooth hangers.
  • 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  • No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing date
  • All applications must be submitted through the Calls for Entry (Café) Platform
  • Blue Line Arts handles all sales transactions. Non-member artists receive a 50% commission from all gallery sales and members receive a 60% commission.
  • Size limitations
    • Art must be able to enter through the doors with a clearance of 94”h x 91”w
    • Ceilings in the gallery are 10 feet high
    • Nothing over 60 lbs will be accepted
  • All artwork images must be renamed in the following format:
    • LastNameFirstName_ArtworkTitle
  • The artist is responsible to pay for all shipping and should have a prepaid label from FedEx or UPS (No US Mail) for return of artwork.

Application Requirements: You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 for submitting a minimum of 1 work and a maximum of 5 works.  All applications will be submitted online via callforentry.org


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