Gualala Arts 60th Annual Art in the Redwoods Exhibit

AIR 60 Call for Artists – Entry Link

Entry Rules, Info, Instructions, Etc.

Welcome to Art in the Redwoods joyful return to in-person exhibits at Gualala Arts! We continue to use the online registration and artwork submission process, and will feature online gallery displays, online sales, online viewer feedback comments, and streaming awards announcements. For those choosing not to exhibit in person, we have added a separate online-only category. The in-person exhibit is limited to the first 350 submitted pieces, and overflow entries will be moved to the ONLINE-ONLY! category, so enter early!

All Gualala Arts member-submitted pieces are accepted for Art in the Redwoods. Art awards will total more than $5,000 this year, all provided by local sponsors. Award-winning artwork is selected by the Fine Art Exhibit judges, and our visitors and gallery viewers will be able to purchase your artwork directly from the online gallery or in person at Gualala Arts.


  • Oil Acrylics etc. (single surface)
  • Water Media single surface (with adhesives enter in mixed media)
  • Prints & Graphics (originals only – no giclees or reproductions)
  • Sculpture (any material)
  • Monochromatic Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Digital Art
  • Pastels & Drawings
  • Woodworking
  • Glass
  • Jewelry & Ornamentation (limited editions of 250 or less)
  • Clay and Mosaic
  • Fibers, Textiles, and Soft Sculpture
  • Quilts
  • Collage, Mixed Media, and 2-D Assemblage
  • Weaving
  • Video Clips (one minute or less – any subject)
  • ONLINE-ONLY! (all categories)

Membership in Gualala Arts:

  • Art in the Redwoods is a members-only exhibit, all entrants must be a member of Gualala Arts.
  • If you are NOT currently a member, you may pay $32 for an individual membership with your first entry, or go to and purchase your membership directly ($30 Individual, $50 Family).


  • Artists may enter up to four (4) pieces of artwork.
  • Each piece requires a separate entry, so artists may submit up to four (4) entries.
  • Online exhibit is required for ALL entries.
  • In-person exhibit is REQUIRED for pieces entered in all categories except for the ONLINE-ONLY! category.
  • Total pieces for the in-person exhibit are limited to 350.
  • Overflow entries will be moved to the ONLINE-ONLY! category/competition, so enter early.
  • NOTE: the ONLINE-ONLY! category judging and awards are 1st/2nd/3rd only, and not included in main categorized competition or special awards.

Upload Images:

  • Up to four images per piece may be uploaded for judges to view.
  • The FIRST image uploaded will be the ONLY one displayed in the public online gallery.
  • For framed works, you may choose an unframed image of the artwork for the gallery view and include a description of the frame and matte in your piece description (preferred), or use an image of the framed piece as your gallery image.
  • For three dimensional pieces, we suggest a full image of the piece for the gallery view, and showing the artwork from different angles in your secondary images for judges.
  • For Diptych and Triptych entries, the FIRST image uploaded (the online gallery view) must contain all elements.

Submission of entry indicates Artist acceptance of all entry and exhibit conditions stated in this document.

Each Piece must:

  • be entered by a living Artist who created the artwork within the last two (2) years
  • never have been previously exhibited at Art in the Redwoods
  • have accurate representational images uploaded with EntryThingy submission
  • be authorized for exhibit on our website (Check the box agreeing that your artwork images may be used for show publicity and the gallery widget.)
  • be subject to judging and prizes
  • be priced for sale or ‘NFS’ if any piece is not for sale (NFS item fee is double the Entry Fee)

Special In-Person Exhibit Instructions:

  • A hard limit of 35 characters (including blank spaces) for both the TITLE and MATERIALS spaces on the entry form. In-person exhibit labels will be edited by staff if this limit is exceeded.

Special Multiples Sales Instructions:

  • Multiples sales are limited to photography, digital art, and prints ONLY
  • Artist is responsible for delivering sold multiples to Gualala Arts by Sunday, September 5th, 4 pm
  • If piece is not received, Artist is responsible for shipment/delivery directly to buyer  (Contact Kendra 707-884-1138 to make other arrangements)
  • Receipt of any shipped/delivered items must be confirmed by buyer to Gualala Arts before Artist payment will be released

Special ONLINE-ONLY! Category Instructions:

  • Artist understands this special category is not included in traditional category judging and awards (ONLINE-ONLY! category 1st/2nd/3rd place awards only)
  • Artist is responsible for delivering sold ONLINE-ONLY! CATEGORY pieces to Gualala Arts by Sunday, September 5th, 4 pm
  • If piece is not received, Artist is responsible for shipment/delivery directly to buyer (Contact Kendra 707-884-1138 to make other arrangements)
  • Receipt of any shipped/delivered items must be confirmed by buyer to Gualala Arts before artist payment will be released

Special Entry Change Instructions:

  • Artist may make changes to their online entry free of charge up until the entry deadline on July 28 (call Kendra at 707-884-1138)
  • After the July 28 entry deadline, changes can only be made during art intake by filling out a change form, paying a $10 fee, and supplying new artwork image(s) as needed for the online gallery (See UPLOAD IMAGES section for information and suggestions about the main gallery image and multiple judges views)

Gualala Arts reserves the right:

  • to change category classification of any piece
  • at its sole discretion, to refuse to display any artwork


  • Gualala Arts Membership is required in addition to the Exhibit Entry Fee.
  • If you are NOT currently a member, you may pay $32 for an individual membership with your first entry, or go to and purchase your membership directly ($30 Individual, $50 Family).

Exhibit Entry Fees:

  • $10 per piece (for sale)
  • $20 per piece if not for sale (NFS)
  • $10 to change your entry after July 28 entry deadline (call Kendra at 707-884-1138 to change your entry online before July 28 deadline free of charge)
  • Entry Fees are non-refundable
  • Exhibit Entry Fees for Artists under 18 years old are waived (contact Kendra at 707-884-1138 or for instructions before entry submission)


  • Gualala Arts retains 30% commission on all art sales or multiples sales
  • Artist payment checks will be issued within two weeks of the end of the month in which the sale was made, providing buyer confirms receipt of artwork for any Multiples or ONLINE-ONLY! shipped/delivered items
  • It is Gualala Arts policy to request the Artist submit to Gualala Arts 10% of any future sales generated as a result of the Art in the Redwood Exhibit. Send payments to: Gualala Arts P.O. Box 244, Gualala, CA 95445


  • Total more than $5,000!
  • $500 Best of Show
  • $100 Best Local Work (Jenner to Elk)
  • $100 Most Popular (voted by viewers)
  • $100 1st Place each category (blue ribbon) No entry minimum required
  • $ 75 2nd Place each category (red ribbon) 5 entries minimum required
  • $ 50 3rd Place each category (white ribbon) 10 entries minimum required
  • $100 Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
  • $100 Friends of the Gualala River
  • $100 Mendonoma Sightings
  • $100 Beading Excellence
  • $100 Emerging Artist (best work under 18)
  • Ribbon for Judges Awards
  • Award presentations will be made at approximately 6 p.m. on Friday August 20 via Zoom.
  • Artists are requested and encouraged to view the award presentations.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, July 28: Entry Deadline
  • Friday, August 13: SPECIAL INTAKE – Installation of wall glass and large or fragile artwork, call before August 1 for appointment
  • Saturday – Sunday, August 14 – 15: Noon – 3 pm deliver artwork to Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, California (No work will be accepted after 3pm, no exceptions.)
  • Thursday, August 19: 4 – 6 pm pickup for Boxed Hat Dinner. Fine Art Sneak Preview. Call 707-884-1138 to reserve your take-out box (meat, vegetarian, and fish options available)
  • Friday, August 20: 6 pm live streaming awards announcements posted on our website ( Online Exhibit goes live
  • Saturday – Sunday, August 21 – 22: In-Person Exhibit will be open to the public if allowed
  • Monday, August 23: Gualala Arts will be closed for International Art in the Redwoods Recovery Day
  • Tuesday, August 24 – Sunday, September 5: 11 am – 4 pm In-Person Exhibit (if allowed) is open to the public for viewing and purchasing of artwork. Online Exhibit is available for viewing and purchases through September 5
  • Sunday, September 5: 4 pm deadline for delivery to Gualala Arts of sold multiples and ONLINE-ONLY! category pieces (Call Kendra 707-884-1138 to make other arrangements)
  • Monday – Tuesday, September 6 – 7: Noon – 3 pm Pick-up Artwork. Artwork released to artists and buyers until Tuesday 3 pm, thereafter $5 per day storage fee per piece.

In-Person Exhibit Size & Weight:

  • Single wall hung entry: maximum 60 inches wide
  • Second through fourth wall hung entries: maximum 48 inches wide
  • Diptych and Triptych entries: maximum 60 inches wide
  • Diptych and Triptych entries are one entry each and cannot be sold as individual pieces
  • 70 lb. weight limit for each entry

Exceptions and Special Circumstances

Weight and Glass Information and Exceptions:

  • Entries within the weight limit – Artists are requested to assist in handling large 3 dimensional artwork or furnish display stands if artwork requires
  • Entries exceeding weight limit – Artists are required to participate in placement. SPECIAL INTAKE REQUIRED**
  • Glass entries proposed to be suspended or are fragile or complex – Artists are required to participate in entry placement. SPECIAL INTAKE REQUIRED**

Outdoor Entries Information:

  • Must be non-permanent and removable
  • Must remain outdoors for the duration of exhibit
  • Must be installed by Friday, August 13. SPECIAL INTAKE REQUIRED**
** SPECIAL INTAKE on August 13 must be scheduled in advance by August 1 – call 707-884-1138 to schedule an appointment.

Preparing Entries:

  • Ensure paintings are thoroughly dry
  • Jewelry and small sculptures should be in display cases or shadow box frames for protection
  • Fabric entries must have hanging tabs/sleeves with rod/dowel labeled with Artist’s name

Picture Frames:

  • Must be strong and will be tested for sturdiness
  • Avoid plastic or clip frames – Plexiglas recommended
  • Use strong metal picture wire minimum of 2 inches affixed so that wire or hanger will not show when hung (saw tooth hangers discouraged)

Any entry may be refused if:

  • it is exceptionally fragile
  • space is not available
  • it does not adhere to these Exhibition Rules

Exhibit Artwork Delivery:

  • Deliver artwork Saturday – Sunday, August 14 – 15, noon – 3pm Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala California
  • Deliver in person at the above designated time
  •  COVID masks and distancing required
  • Shipped or mailed entries are not accepted. No exceptions!
  • Special intake on Friday, August 13 must be scheduled in advance by August 1 by calling 707.884.1138 (See Exceptions and Special Circumstances)
  • Removable labels will be produced and attached by Gualala Arts to the back of each entry upon take-in
  • On take-in day you will be provided an Artist receipt for claiming unsold artwork at exhibit close
  • If entry changes are required, a fee of $10 will be collected along with a completed change form and new artwork image(s) as needed for the online gallery

Post Show Pick-Up:

  • Unsold artwork must stay up for entire exhibit
  • Buyers will be requested to leave purchases through Sunday August 22 or as long as possible but may take items upon purchase
  • Artist must claim unsold artwork Monday – Tuesday, September 6 – 7, Noon – 3 pm
  • Art Sales receipt will be used for ownership or proof of purchase at pick-up
  • Artwork must be signed out
  • Gualala Arts is not responsible for the art left after 4 pm, September 7
  • $5 daily storage fee assessed to artist for unclaimed artwork after September 7


  • Gualala Arts, Inc. is not responsible for loss, theft, or damage of artworks entered in the exhibit at any time in the exhibit process
  • Exhibitors solely responsible for their work
  • Exhibitors should insure their work if they deem necessary
  • Gualala Arts will not ship purchases
  • Should potential buyer require shipment Gualala Arts will contact Artist, when Artist confirms their agreement/responsibility to package and ship, Gualala Arts will complete the sales transaction
  • Submission of an entry implies acceptance of all conditions stated in this document

Gualala Arts Hanging Committee:

  • Gualala Arts Hanging Committee has complete discretion in placing or positioning entries
  • Artists may not request location of their work

Artist Exhibit Information:

  • Exhibit Artist Binder will be available for one sheet per entry (description, Artist statement, Artist bio, etc.)
  • No supplementary materials allowed next to or around entries (labels, books, promotional materials etc.)