Westmont's Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition
May 19 – June 18, 2016
Opening Reception & Awards – Thursday, May 19, 4-6pm

Juror: Jennifer Frias – Associate Curator, Sweeney Art Gallery

University of California, Riverside ARTSblock


The annual juried exhibition at Westmont returns in 2016. This season, our theme is "Joie de Vivre."

Joie de Vivre

joie de vi·vre
ˌZHwä də ˈvēvrə/
exuberant enjoyment of life
synonyms: joyfulness, cheerfulness, cheeriness, lightheartedness, happiness, joy, gaiety, high spirits, elan, jollity, joviality, exuberance, ebullience, liveliness, vivacity, verve, effervescence, buoyancy, zest, zestfulness


*Price booklet will be provided upon request.*


Submission Details


Thank you for your submissions! We are no longer accepting entries for this exhibition.


Submissions will be accepted online only from March 18 to April 18, 2016 at 5pm.

Notifications will be sent out in early May (notifications and details will be emailed).


Juror: Jennifer Frias – Associate Curator, Sweeney Art Gallery, University of Riverside, ARTSblock

Prizes: $1,000 First Prize and other cash awards

How to Submit Your Artwork: Artwork submissions will be accepted online [submission link will go live on March 18] beginning on March 18, 2016. On the submission form all fields highlighted in yellow must be filled out. Entry fees must be paid online at the time of entry using a Visa or MasterCard through our secure site.

Images: You will have the ability to upload a single digital image of each work entered. Files must be submitted in a JPEG format with a maximum file size of 6 MB (smaller files are acceptable).


Final Deadline for Submission: Monday, April 18 – 5pm


Eligibility: This exhibition is only open to artists living and working in the San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties.

Media: All media accepted, including video art and digital painting. No non-original reproductions. Work must be wired for hanging and ready to show in the gallery. 3D work must be "turn-key" and ready to install. Sorry, no installation art.

Size Restrictions: 36” maximum width, 84” maximum height, including frame. 3D works can be up to 3' x 3' x 7'. Works exceeding 36” in width will not be considered for the exhibition and will be excluded from the jury process.

Entry Fee: Artists may submit up to three works and the fees are as follows: $25 for the first entry, $10 for each additional entry. Fee for 2nd and 3rd entry is waived for 2015-16 Museum members. Artists who join the Museum with their submissions will be members for the 2016-17 season (Click here for more information about Museum membership).

Sales: All artwork must be available for sale. The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will receive 30% of all sales.

Additional Questions? – email or call (805)-565-6162