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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!


The Art of Flora and Fauna

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

Start: 08 October 2022
End: 30 October 2022

Opening reception October 8, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Work will be accepted October 1 and 2, 10:30 to 3:00 in the gallery. 
Limit of three pieces per artist or consignor. 


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: 05 November 2022
End: 27 November 2022

Opening reception November 5, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Returning to BAI for the sixth time, this popular exhibit will feature abstract art by a small select group of invited artists showing

both wall art and sculptures.

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


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

Start: 03 December 2022
End: 31 December 2022


Opening reception, in conjunction with the Earth’s Elements show, December 3, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Work will be accepted November 26 & 27  from 10:30 am - 3:00 pm. Limit of three pieces per artist or consignor.  

Fee:

Non-member of BAI: $15 per submitted piece 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 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.

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: 03 December 2022
End: 31 December 2022

Opening reception December 3, 2022, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 

Work accepts November 26 and 27, in the gallery 10:30 to 3:00. 


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
  • Number of submissions limited to three larger pieces or 6 smaller pieces. If you have a question, send 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.

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 including a special showing by BARBARA RIVERA.


Start: 07 January 2023
End: 29 January 2023


Opening reception with Mariachi music, January 7, 2023, from 3 to 5 pm. 

Work accepted December 30-January 1, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. 

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: 04 February 2023
End: 26 February 2023

Opening reception February 4, 2023, from 3 to 5 pm. 

Work will be accepted January 28 and 29 in the gallery, 10:30 to 3:00 pm.
Limit of 3 pieces per artist or consigner. 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.

17th Annual Plein Air Invitational

Plein Air starts with a weekend long event, March 6-11, featuring 13 invited artists to paint en Plein Air culminating in a judging of work and awards.

Start: 06 March 2023
End: 02 April 2023

Reception and Awards to be held March 11, 2023, 3 to 5:00 pm. Awards will be presented at approximately 4:30 pm. 

Work will continue to hang in the gallery through April 2, 2023.

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. 


Start: 08 April 2023
End: 30 April 2023

Work will be accepted April 1 and 2 in the gallery, 10:30 to 3:00. Limit of 3 pieces per artist.  

Opening reception April 8, 3:00 to 5:00 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.

Celebrating the Summer Show

Art of all subject matter and mediums will be accepted.  

Start : 06 May 2023
End: 01 October 2023

We will only accept art that has not been shown in the gallery before.
Work to be received Starting April 29 in the galley 10:30 am-3:00 pm and there is a limit of three pieces per artist or consignor.

For this show, work will be accepted 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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