Call to NCA Artists: Artistic Journey 2019 (closed)

Artistic Journey 2019

Steve Memering “Leaving the Village” – Best of Show NCA Artistic Journey 2018

Northern California Arts, Inc. Member Show

Northern California Arts, Inc., invites all its members to participate.  (Not a member yet? Consider joining now!)

Enter At Your Own Level

The name “Artistic Journey” recognizes and honors outstanding efforts for artists at all stages of their art career.  Entrants select which stage they feel they are at in their journey, and their works will be juried and judged within that level.

Level 1. BEGINNER: Developing your own art style, taking Instruction and/or workshops, entered competitions and received less than 5 awards

Level 2. INTERMEDIATE: Entering juried competitions, won awards and/or ribbons, selling your artwork, working on NCA Artist Standings

Level 3. ADVANCED: Received NCA Master Painter Standing, teach art, workshops and had private shows, recognized in art magazine or periodicals

(The information regarding ‘Level’ is meant as a guideline. If the level listed on the piece is determined to be incorrect by the judge or the NCA Board the artist will be consulted and the piece entered at the appropriate level.)

Download CA Artistic Journey 2019 Prospectus

Juror: Sue Ann Foster
Entry Deadline: In-person entry, bring your works to a Receiving date below.

Receiving: Friday April 5, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Saturday April 6 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Exhibit dates: April 23 – May 12, 2019
Pick-up May 12th 5:00 – 6:30 pm, May 14th 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
2nd Saturday Awards Reception: May 11 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
Awards (Cash and Ribbons)

  • Best of Show
  • Florence Ferrario Memorial Award for Best Use of Color
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in each level (Beginner, Intermediate, Expert)

Please bring your completed prospectus form and works for judging on one of the Receiving dates above to the Sacramento Fine Arts Center, 5530-B Gibbons Drive, Carmichael CA 95608. Judging will take place on April 7th, and notification will be made via this website the following week.  Works not selected for the show must be picked up within 3 days of notification.

About Juror Sue Ann Foster

As a sculptor, instructor, and Artist-in-the-Schools, Sue Anne Foster tries to live what she teaches.  She has taught around the world and in many different levels.  She’s taught kindergarten to college (she’s on the faculty at CSU Sacramento), from Sacramento to Alaska to Uganda, where she taught high school and junior college while serving in the Peace Corps.  She’s also an art therapist, and was the first Visual Arts Director at the Alan Short Center, a Developmental Disabilities Service Organization in Stockton, CA.

Foster’s most recent sculptures are a assemblages made of found objects. “When I started to downsize my collection of ‘stuff,’ I began to see shapes and forms in everything.  En route to the thrift store to donate, a piece of chrome that looked like a head caught my eye. That was the start of this series of found-object assemblages.  Recycling is also high on my agenda, so it was two-for-one and turned out to be a lot of FUN!”

Foster has an MA in Art from CSU Sacramento, and a Ph.D. in Arts Education from Santa Barbara University.

Foster completed three years at Glenwood Elementary as “Artist in the Schools,” through a grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.  She is a founding member of the International Labyrinth Society and was chair of the annual conference in 2002.  She has served on the board of the Sacramento Fine Art Center and for three years was president of the Valley Sculpture Artists, curating sculpture exhibitions.


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