Tracy Art League Call for Entry

2019 Expressions! Exhibit

  • | Start Date: 1/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (PT)
  • | End Date: 2/22/2019 11:59:00 PM (PT)
  • | Fee: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Additional Entries: $15.00 USD per 1
  • | Host: Tracy Art League

2019 Expressions! Exhibit
March 12-22 at Tracy Community Center, 950 East Street, Tracy, CA
Eligibility to enter:
·         Open to artists over 18 years of age
·         Work must be original and completed in the last 24 months
·         Work must be conceived and created entirely by the entering artist
·         Work shown in previous Tracy Art League exhibits is not eligible
·         No work can exceed 50” including frame

Conditions of Entry:
·         Limit six entries per category per artist
·         Entries must be wired and the wire ends taped for hanging
·         $15 per entry/$12 per entry for Tracy Art League members
·         Artwork to be hand delivered
·         A 15% donation is requested on all sales.  Make checks payable to Tracy Art League and see our staff in the Sales Room at Pick-up

File submission can be no greater than 8Mb.  


One of the missions of the Tracy Art League is to educate school age children.  Because of this, we are not accepting any works depicting whole/partial nudity or extreme violence.

1.       Sculpture & 3 Dimensional (weight limit 50 lbs)
2.       Oil and Acrylic
3.       Watercolor
4.       Pastel and Drawing
5.       Graphics and Mixed Media
6.       Glass

7.       Photography  (photos must be ready to hang - mounted or framed)

·         Best of Show $450
·         Cash awards for 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) and honorable mention ($25) in each category
Calendar of Events:
Jan 15   –   Feb 22:  Online entries accepted at
Mar 8                     5-8pm     Receiving of accepted artwork
Mar 9                 10am-2pm   Receiving of accepted artwork
Mar 15           6:30 – 8:30pm  Artist Reception
Mar 16-17     11am to 5pm      Exhibit open
Mar 18-22     4pm to 7pm        Exhibit open
Mar 23          10am-noon         Pick-up artwork

2019 Jurors:

Painter, Muralist, Professor Deborah Barr 
Deborah teaches at Modesto Junior College and has won several awards for her work.  Deborah draws on her interest in anthropology and spiritual and cultural traditions from around the world.

Deborah's website:

Professional Photograher Stephen Ridolfi

Steve Ridolfi has been taking professional pictures since 1976. He received a degree in photography and was an Air Force photographer serving in Vietnam. He owned and operated a studio in Tracy for 18 years and has won several awards for outstanding photography from professional photography organizations. 

Steve's website:

Jurying results will be determined from photographs uploaded to  Award judging will be from the actual accepted artwork.  All artwork will be released at the close of the show except the pieces chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit.  Work chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit will be transported to the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.
Artist will be responsible for insuring their artwork.  Care will be taken during handling and exhibiting of all artwork, however, neither Tracy Art League nor the volunteers can be held responsible for loss or damage to the artwork submitted.


Online Review of Entries: February 23 through March 2 (tentative pending TAL confirmation)

Pick-Up of Work at Community Center:  Saturday, March 23 10am - noon (unless selected for Expressions! Selections)

Expressions! Selections 2019
presented in collaboration with the Tracy Art League - Expressions!

Dates: Opens April 13, 2019
GWF Energy Gallery

Opening Reception & Artist Meet-n-Greet
Saturday, April 13th noon - 2pm

Grand Theatre Center for Arts will process sales and remit payment directly to artist for Expressions! Selections.  20% commission is retained on all sales processed at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

City of Tracy to issue Purchase Prize Award(s) up to $500 for inclucion into the City Art Collection, paid to the artist(s) in the amount of 80% of retail price.  

All works insured at 80% of declared fair market value by the City of Tracy while on display at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

No early withdrawals; all works remain on display for the durantion of the exhibition at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts.  

Curator's Gallery Talk & Artist Panel Discussion Saturday, May 4th, noon - 2pm
All of these associated events are free & open to the public.

Return of Work May 20-23.