Westmont's Annual Tri-County Juried Exhibition
May 21 – June 20, 2015
Opening Reception & Awards – Thursday, May 21 • 4-6pm

Juror: Ciara Ennis – Director/Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Press Release


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

The James McIntyre Supporting Organization

Loretta W. Hubbard

Westmont Art Council


The annual juried exhibition at Westmont returns in 2015. This season, our theme is "Vital."

Definition: vital

1. of or relating to life: “vital processes”
2. having remarkable energy, liveliness, or force of personality: “a vital leader”
3. being the seat or source of life: “the vital organs”
4. necessary to life: “vital fluids”
5. necessary to the existence, continuance, or wellbeing of something; indispensable; essential: “vital for a healthy society”
6. affecting the existence, well-being, truth, etc., of something: “a vital error”
7. of critical importance: “vital decisions”


*Price booklet provided upon request.*




Congratulations to all of the winners!


Best in Show

KATIE CURRY – Balancing Act, Mixed media on book cover, 2014

1st Honorable Mention

BEVERLY DECKER – With The Thought of Peace Paris, Ink and maps of Paris, 2012


2nd Honorable Mention
BILL DEWEY – Sacramento Delta Patterns, Photograph, 2006


3rd Honorable Mention
VALORI FUSSELL – Wrench, Oil on panel, 2014


4 Honorable Mention
INES LABUNSKI ROBERTS – Survival, Photograph, 1985, 2015


Submission Details

***The form for submission is now closed. Thank you for participating!***


Submissions will be accepted online only from March 20 to April 20, 2015 – 5pm.

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

Selected artists may deliver their work on Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16.


Juror: Ciara Ennis – Director/Curator, Pitzer College Art Galleries

Prizes: $1,000 First Prize and other cash awards (see above).

How to Submit Your Artwork: Artwork submissions will be accepted online [submission link will go live on March 20] beginning on March 20, 2015. 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 20 – 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 2014-15 Museum members. Artists who join the Museum with their submissions will be members for the 2015-2016 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