US Show


Galleries hold immense power. A viewer enters under the premise that the contents of the space deserve to be heard, examined, taken seriously. You shouldn’t have to be American born and raised to have access to that privilege. We’re hosting the US Show to celebrate immigrant artists and actively make space for diversity. All artists born abroad who now call the United States home are welcome to apply. We can’t wait to see how your unique perspectives translate into art!

Guest Juror: Alesha Colberg Martinez, comes to Blue Line Arts with nearly 20 years of experience working with galleries and museums around the world with an emphasis in exhibitions management – from curatorial to collections oversight. For the past 10 years she has produced and managed highly acclaimed exhibitions that traveled worldwide to over 100 institutions, including the United Nations (NY), The Field Museum of Natural History (IL), the Johannesburg Art Gallery, and Monaco’s Ministry of Culture. The contemporary art exhibitions she has managed have included internationally renowned artists Marina Abramović, Yoko Ono, Tomás Saraceno, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Martin Puryear, Kerry James Marshall, among many others. Colberg Martinez has worked for several Bay Area-based art organizations including the Asian Art Museum, Arts Benicia, Pro Arts Gallery, Artworks for Change, Natural World Museum and now serves as Bedford Gallery’s Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator. She is also a UC Davis graduate, a mother of two, and a recent transplant to Roseville, CA – home of Blue Line Arts.

Important Dates
Exhibition Dates: November 15, 2019 – December 28, 2019
Deadline to enter: October 10, 2019
Artist Notification: October 17, 2019
Shipping deadline of work to Blue Line Arts: November 9, 2019
Hand deliver work to Blue Line Arts: November 10 and 11, 10am-3pm
Opening Reception: November 16, 2019 5pm- 8pm
Closing Reception: December 21, 2019 5pm-8pm
Pick up unsold work from Blue Line Arts: December 29th and 30th 10am- 3pm

● All artwork must be original and completed within the last two years.
● Artwork cannot have been previously exhibited at Blue Line Arts.
● 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
● No accepted entry may be withdrawn or sold outside of the exhibition prior to the closing
● 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, the gallery sales commission is 50/50 for Non-members or 60%
commission for current Artist Members.
● 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

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 Call for Entry (CaFE). You must be 18 years or older to apply.

Pricing Agreement:
The artist will need to agree that the price submitted in the online call to artist application form will be the price that the work will be sold for and may not change thereafter. Please note, the gallery sales commission is 50% for Non-members or 60% for current Artist Members.

Entry Fee:
$25.00 for each artist to submit at least 1 and up to three works. All art submissions must be made through the CaFE application link below.

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

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