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Deadline: July 29th, 2016, midnight PST

Open to all northern California resident artists 18 years and over. The goal of this competition is to choose five “emerging” artists who will be given an opportunity to exhibit either a body of work or a site-specific installation within a portion of the Museum gallery. Age is not a factor. For the purposes of this exhibition the definition of emerging artist is: an artist who is the principal creator of new work, shows significant potential yet is under-recognized, and who has some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishments. We welcome the opportunity to support works that embody diverse cultural perspectives. “Northern California artists” are defined as artists working and living in one of the following areas: San Jose area north to the California border and east to the California border.

Only online entries with digitally uploaded images will be accepted. If proposing a site-specific installation please include a brief description of concept in your “Statement specific to entry”. A visit to the Museum gallery prior to entry would be advisable. Entry fee.

Prospectus: http://www.marinmoca.org/pdfDocs/2016_EmergingArtistsProspectus_v3.pdf

Website link: http://www.marinmoca.org/Artists/CallForEntries.aspx

About: Marin Museum of Contemporary Art connects art, community, and artistic expression. It is a unique non-collecting museum that is for artists, about artists, and by artists. MarinMOCA seeks to present art in an environment that provides a supportive venue for artists and exhibitions that inspire the community.

MarinMOCA is located at the beautiful Novato Arts Center at historic Hamilton Field in Novato, California. The museum has a main gallery as well as the Ron Collins lobby gallery, a museum store, a classroom, and artist studios. Over 40 artists have working studios in 3 buildings that provide an atmosphere of creative energy in which contemporary art flourishes.

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