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 of Campus Galleries at Pitzer College


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

We hope you will join us for this popular exhibition!


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”

Submission Details

Submit your artwork here


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

Notifications will be sent out the first week of 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 of Campus Galleries at Pitzer College

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 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