Bold Expressions

Bold Expressions is the annual International Open Show for Northern California Arts, Inc. Often called "BoldX" for short,  this show invites daring, high-impact pieces in a variety of media, from traditional to experimental.

Love Protects by Kathryn Penk, oil

Kathryn Penk, "Love Protects" oil on canvas. Bold Expressions 2019 Best of Show.

Bold Expressions is a qualified juried show for those working towards Artist Standing certification.

2020 Show Chair: Paul Dessau

Important Dates for 2020

  • Notification of Acceptance: August 24th, 2020- Updated to August 31
  • Show dates: October 6-November 1, 2020
  • Second Saturday/Awards Reception: October 10, 2020
  • Juror: John Michael Keating
  • Theme: “We need to be visionary to be bold.” - Angela Hunt

BoldX 2020 Shipping Instructions (PDF)

BoldX 2020 ID Tags for Artwork (PDF)

NCA Bold Expressions 2020 Prospectus (PDF)

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