Politically Charged


This show will be exhibited in the midst of the 2020 presidential elections, a time when it will be more important than ever to make space for productive discussion about the future of our country. So although it’s normally a taboo, we’re inviting you to explore the theme of politics in creative ways. Voice your comments, questions, concerns, or support through your work in any art medium.


Kimberli Gant, PhD is the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA. She was previously the Mellon Doctoral Fellow in the Arts of Global Africa Department at the Newark Museum, in Newark, NJ, and worked as the Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA). She has also guested curated for Deutsch Bank NY and Dept of African American/African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas Austin. Her exhibition experience includes Multiple Modernisms, Wondrous Worlds: Art & Islam Through Time & Place (2016), De-Luxe (2012), and There is No Looking Glass Here: Wide Sargasso Sea Re-Imagined (2010).

Kimberli received her PhD in Art History from the University of Texas Austin (2017), as well as holds both a MA and BA in Art History from Columbia University (2009) and Pitzer College (2002).

Important Dates
Exhibition Dates: October 2, 2020 – November 14, 2020
Deadline to enter: August 21, 2020
Artist Notification: August 28, 2020
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: September 9, 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


  •  Open to all artists.
  • All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years.
  • Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.
  • All artwork must be for sale.
  • Accepted artwork that differs significantly from image in online submission will be
  • No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing
  • All artwork must be ready to hang.
  • No sawtooth hangers; artworks must have wire installed to hang.
  • Pedestals or shelves are available for three-dimensional work.

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. Please refer to this link when packing your work:

Application Requirements: Applicants must apply using the form on the Call for Entry website: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7142.

You must be 18 years or older to apply. There is a $25 fee to submit your work. You can include up to 10 entries.

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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Deadline: Rolling per event

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