Accepting Entries for 2017 Showcase


Entries are now being accepted for the fourth annual Central California Art Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto.  The juried exhibition is a unique collaboration between the region’s two premier visual arts galleries celebrating regional artistic excellence.  For this show both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges. Entries of works in all media are being accepted now through February 26, 2017, and the show will be on display at both galleries from April 4 through June 2, 2017.

“We think this creates an exciting opportunity for all Central California artists,” adds Carnegie Director Lisa McDermott. “The main goal of this collaboration is to highlight the importance of the arts across our entire region.”

“By sharing this exhibition between our two venues, we attract more artists to two galleries in Downtown Modesto and Downtown Turlock”, says Marianne Ward, chair of the Mistlin Gallery’s exhibition committee. “Each year we see new artists entering their work and being successful.”

Works in all media will be accepted and artists may enter up to eight works. Entry fee is $20 per work. Members of either the Carnegie Arts Center or the Central California Art Association will receive a discount on their entry fee. Artists living in all regions of Central California are eligible to enter; this includes all counties from Fresno to Sonoma. Upon acceptance by the judges, artists will be notified of the display location of their accepted work(s). A total of $3,500 in prize money will be awarded. Complete rules and entry information can be found at or

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: All entry materials (entry forms, images, and fees) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Entries should be submitted through; a link to the exhibit submissions page is available on either gallery’s website. All materials and payment will be handled on line. Entry materials will not be accepted by mail. Artists with questions or problems using the website should contact the Carnegie office, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock, or call (209) 632-5761 for assistance.

The judges for the 2017 Showcase will be Cheryl Barnett, sculptor,  Dean Dallin, painter & pastel artist; G Dan Mitchell, photographer.


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