California Arts Council

State of California

Artist Call Detail

The DARK ARTS - Themed Gallery
For International artists

The DARK ARTS-Themed Gallery Aug 1st- Oct 31st | 2017

We are now accepting submissions for The DARK ARTS – Themed Gallery! We are calling on artists of all mediums to create emotional and enticing pieces that embrace the darker elements of self-expression and the emotional aspects of the human experience. As well as a chance to win one of our cash prizes and for the opportunity to showcase your work. The competition will be hosted on our website and will be up from September 1st –October 31st.

Prizes: $75 | $50 | $25

Fee: $5 per submission (up to 6 per artist)

Entrance Price & Information

It is our goal to keep submission prices low in order to accommodate artists from all financial backgrounds. Each artist may submit up to 6 pieces for this event and we will be offering a price reduction for those who are submitting 3 or more works. Payments will be processed through our PayPal account which can be accessed on our webpage.

Our Process

We will be accepting submissions from July 1st - August (TBD) and we will be sending acceptance letters. Each submission will be reviewed by our team and you will receive an email confirmation for the status of each of your submissions. We will be judging entries based on Creativity, Technique, Vision and Theme. Winners will be announced the last week of the gallery and we will be sending out the awards the following week. If you are the winner of any of our cash prizes we will be contacting you for payment information so keep an eye out. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Good Luck!

What you will need to submit: Attach all via email to

1. Completed submission form (Typed Preferred)

2. A clear image of your submission

3. A copy of your PayPal receipt or confirmation

Image Quality

Please provide your image as an attachment Jpeg with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. Clear images with even lighting are required. If your entry is cut because of image quality we will allow a resubmission at no additional cost.

Do you have a question? No problem, contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible

Deadline: 08-10-2017
SquidInk Gallery
Antioch, CA

Contact: Sydnie Sherman

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