Made in California Submissions

Made in California Submissions

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Every year, at the Brea Gallery, we present a completely unique and new exhibit featuring submitted artwork from around the state of California.

Our 2020 Made in California Juried Exhibition will be the 35th year of this exhibit and we couldn’t be more excited, as each iteration gets better and better.

Every year we are excited to present an exhibition that showcases the best of our region and all over the state. Any artist, in any stage of their career, in the state of California, is encouraged to submit to be a part of this great show! This is what people had to say about 2019’s Made in California.

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Are there prizes? There sure are!

First Place: $750, Second Place: $500, Third Place: $250, Solo Show Award: $350, Popular Choice Award: $100, Director’s Choice: $200, Mayor’s Favorite: $100. Honorable mentions, purchase awards, and additional prizes to be announced.

Also, there's a chance to be selected for the Solo Show. It's an opportunity for one artist to exhibit a body of their work in a small room of the gallery, separate from the rest of the juried exhibition. This honor is bestowed on one artist who submits a successful, cohesive body of work. This mini exhibit, will have it’s own title and a separate show announcement post card designed for them!

Previous solo show winners:

Digital Landscapes by Carlos Beltran Arechiga (2017), Minimal Hardscapes of Southern California by Rachelle Mendez (2018), Thoughts of Phthalo Blue by Zara Monet Feeney (2019).

Enter for the 2020 Solo Show here.

This year’s exhibition will be juried and awarded by a panel comprised of Brea Gallery Director Heather Bowling, Curatorial Staff, and guest juror Evan Senn, curator for the Golden West College art gallery.

About the 2020 Made in California guest juror:

Evan Senn is a curator, writer, artist and art historian in the Southern California area. She is currently the Director/Curator for the Golden West College Art Gallery in Huntington Beach and teaches Art History at Laguna College of Art and Design as well as California State University, Fullerton. She has independently curated at numerous Los Angeles and Orange County art galleries since 2005, and has contributed as an arts writer for more than a dozen different publications across the country.

Find out more about Evan from her website or Instagram!


The call for submissions October 1st 2019, going through February 20th, 2020. Which is great window of time to get your work submitted, or to even create something brand new! And if you have questions about this process, we are here to help. Frequently asked questions about the process and submission procedure can be found here. All submissions are done online and there is no limit to how many pieces of work you’d like to be considered.

Artists can also contact the Gallery with questions by emailing or phone at (714) 990-7731. Let us assist you!

Get to submitting!

*Blog icon image, Untitled by Go Woon Choi, Made in California 2019

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