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San Mateo County looking for local artists for 17th annual Women's Art Show

Women’s View, the 17th annual San Mateo County Women’s Art Show, is open to women, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists
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The San Mateo County Commission on the Status of Women is looking for local artists who live in the county to submit their work to be featured at the 17th annual Women's Art Show for National Women's History Month.

The show will take place March 1- April 29, 2022, at 400 County Center in Redwood City. 

The show is currently accepting submissions to be featured in the Women's View exhibition. Women’s View, the 17th annual San Mateo County Women’s Art Show, is open to women, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists who live in San Mateo County OR are employed by the County of San Mateo. Artists are encouraged to submit artwork that exemplifies their personal view of the world. Painting, photography, and mixed media are welcome so long as the conditions listed below are met.

Only one (1) wall-hung artwork per artist will be accepted if it meets the following criteria for eligibility:

  • Work must not be older than 5 years and cannot have been previously exhibited in the Community or Caldwell Galleries
  • Artist delivers the artwork, along with the application and entry fee, to 400 County Center, Redwood City on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. (No late work will be accepted)
  • Minimum size of finished work is 16’’ including frame on any one side, with a maximum of 36’’ with frame (Maximum depth is 3’’ and maximum weight is 30lbs per piece)
  • Artist signs a release of liability
  • Works are dry, framed (wrap canvases are fine with painted edges), and wired for hanging (NO sawtooth hangers)
  • Work is labeled on the back with artist’s name, address, phone number, and price (use “NFS” for “not for sale”)
  • No images of nudity, religion, politics or violence are allowed due to the nature of public business conducted at County Center
  • Artist pays $10.00 entry fee per one entry either by cash or check made payable to “San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture”
  • Artist provides an optional brief statement (maximum 30 words) about the entry on how the work speaks to the theme “Women’s View,” in addition to artist name, art title, medium and price (or NFS) for work entered, by email to Curator Shawna Ahern at curator@smcgov.org

The art chosen will be installed at The Caldwell and Community Galleries. Up to three $100 awards and three Honorable Mentions will be determined by jury. Winners will be notified and invited to accept their awards at a Board of Supervisor’s meeting in March.

Submissions can be sent to Shawna Ahern, County Galleries Curator, at curator@smcgov.org no later than Feb. 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. (PST); Artists accepted into Women’s View—2022 will be notified by email by February 22nd.