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Information for Artists

We encourage artists of all levels to present your work for consideration in a show that fits your theme or medium. We are adamant that all work be presented with a professional look: clean, in good condition, and ready for hanging or displaying on a pedestal. Wall art must have wire on the back for our hook-and-cable hanging system. Need help? We will be happy to instruct you on the proper method of installing wire.

We hang about 11 major shows per year, only two of which are by invitation only — our annual Plein Air Invitational and the Expressions in the Abstract exhibition. We have several shows held in conjunction with some of our major shows. These shows are hung in the North Gallery and are by invitation only. For the other shows, we welcome entries from all artists. Send your information and images of your work to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org. If accepted, we will email you an entry form. If you show with us regularly, then you only need to let us know you are entering and the size of your work.

Members of the Borrego Art Institute are not charged an entry fee. Non-members will pay a nominal fee for their entry.
Consider a membership, it has many benefits!


Celebrating the Summer Show

Art of all subject matter and mediums will be accepted.  

Start : 08 May 2021
End: 26 September 2021

We will only accept art that has not been shown in the gallery before.
Limit of three pieces per artist or consignor.

For this show, we will accept work throughout the summer.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art must be clean, in good repair and ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art. However, if you have your own pedestals and/or risers, please bring them. 
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist or consignor.
  • Price work accordingly. All work must be for sale.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF. 

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

The Art of Flora and Fauna

Artistic work in a variety of mediums celebrating the wonderful plants and animals of our world. 

Start: 02 October 2021
End: 31 October 2021


Opening reception October 2, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm.

Work will be accepted September 25 and 26, from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.


Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free


Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three pieces of any size) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist.
  • Price work accordingly. Over- priced work that doesn't warrant a high price does not sell so be realistic. We will not accept work that is not for sale or is greatly over-priced.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We also request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Expressions in the Abstract
An invitational show of abstract art by several prominent artists. 


Start: 06 November 2021
End: 28 November 2021

Opening reception November 6, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm

Work accepted October 30 and 31.

Artists participating in this event are by invitation only.
If you would like to get on the list to be considered for future Invitationals, email Kay Levie at gallery@borregoartinstitute.org


Art Guild Show
Annual show of art by members of the Borrego Springs Art Guild. Will exhibit in conjunction with the Crafted Works of Art Show. 


Start: 04 December 2021
End: 02 January 2022

Opening reception to be held December 4, 2021, 5 to 7 pm

Work needs to be brought to the gallery November 27 or 28, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • You must be a member of the Borrego Springs Art Guild to enter this show. Information on Membership can be obtained by calling 760-767-5303.
  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three large pieces) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges. We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist or consignor.
  • Price work accordingly. Over- priced work does not sell so be realistic. We will not accept work that is not for sale or is greatly over-priced.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We also request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Crafted Works of Art

A variety of selected items finely crafted by talented artisans.

Start: 04 December 2021
End: 02 January 2022


Opening reception December 4, 2021, from 5 to 7 pm.

Work will be accepted November 27 and 28, from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $25 per artist

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three large pieces or five smaller pieces) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges. We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist.
  • Price work accordingly. Over- priced work that doesn't warrant a high price does not sell so be realistic. We will not accept work that is not for sale or is greatly over-priced.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We also request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

A show of Contemporary Latin American Art

Selected works of art by artists of Latino heritage or art that has been strongly influenced by the Latino culture. 

Start: 08 January 2022
End: 30 January 2022


Opening reception with Mariachi music, January 8, 2022, from 3 to 5 pm.

Work accepted for selection January 2 & 3.

Fee:

No entry fee

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three large pieces or five smaller pieces) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges. We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist.
  • Price work accordingly. We will not accept work that is not for sale.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We also request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

The Art of Photography

A show of photographic art depicting a wide range of subjects.

Start: 05 February 2022
End: 27 February 2022

Opening reception February 5, 2022, from 5 to 7 pm. 

Work will be accepted January 29 and 30, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
Limit of 3 pieces per artist. All wall hanging art must have wire on the back for our system of hooks and cables.


Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per each submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three pieces of any size) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist.
  • Price work accordingly. Over- priced work that doesn't warrant a high price does not sell so be realistic. We will not accept work that is not for sale or is greatly over-priced.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF. 

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

16th Annual Plein Air Invitational

Plein Air starts with a weekend long event featuring 14 invited artists to paint en Plein Air culminating in a judging of work and awards.

Start: 07 March 2022
End: 03 April 2022

Reception and Awards to be held March 12, 2021, 3 to 5:00 pm. Awards will be presented at approximately 4:30 pm. 

Work will continue to hang in the gallery through April 3, 2022.  

Artists participating in this event are by invitation only.
If you would like to get on the list to be considered for future Invitationals, email Kay Levie at gallery@borregoartinstitute.org



Celebrating Earth's Elements: Clay, Glass, Wood, Metal and Fiber

A show of selected works in ceramic, glass, wood, metal or fiber featuring artists from throughout the west.

Start: 09 April 2022
End: 01 May 2022


Opening reception April 9, 2022, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Work accepted April 2 & 3, 2022, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI:  $25 per artist

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook.
  • We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art. However, if you have your own pedestals and/or risers, please bring them.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist or consignor.
  • Price work accordingly. All work must be for sale.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org.
  • We request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Abstract Detritus

A show of mixed media using discarded and found artifacts, reclaimed objects to creat abstract works of art.

Start: 09 April 2022
End: 01 May 2022


Opening reception, in conjunction with the Earth's Elements Show, April 9, 2022, from 5 pm to 7 pm
Work will be accepted April 2 and 3, 2022, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Limit of 3 pieces per artist unless other arrangements are made.

Work will be displayed in the North Wing of the Gallery at BAI.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art (up to three pieces of any size) must be ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. Work may be framed and matted or just framed. Unframed work must have finished edges. We have pedestals for free standing art.
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist.
  • Price work accordingly. Over- priced work that doesn't warrant a high price does not sell so be realistic. We will not accept work that is not for sale or is greatly over-priced.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We also request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF.

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.

Celebrating the Summer Show

Art of all subject matter and mediums will be accepted.  

Start : 07 May 2022
End: 2 October 2022

We will only accept art that has not been shown in the gallery before.
Work to be received Starting April 30 and there is a limit of three pieces per artist or consignor.

For this show, we will accept work throughout the summer.

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted work of art

BAI Members: Free

Guidelines for Submission and Acceptance:

  • Images of artwork for consideration can be submitted via email to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • Accepted art must be clean, in good repair and ready for display in a professional manner. We hang wall art from hooks on cables so work must have a suitable wire for the hook. We have pedestals and tables for freestanding art. However, if you have your own pedestals and/or risers, please bring them. 
  • Borrego Art Institute takes 45% of the selling price with the balance of 55% going to the artist or consignor.
  • Price work accordingly. All work must be for sale.
  • Inventory sheets to fill out and bring in with your work can be requested by going to gallery@borregoartinstitute.org
  • We request a biography from each artist in either a Word Document or PDF. 

WORK MUST BE PICKED UP AT THE END OF THE SHOW.



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Closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

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Borrego Art Institute

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Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2383

Borrego Springs, CA 92004


Phone: (760) 767.5152
Email: gallery@borregoartinstitute.org

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