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Call to Artists – Emerging Artist Award 2021

April 1, 2021

$25 – $30

The Pence Gallery’s annual Emerging Artist Award is now open for application via This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit. Artists must use the award to further their work in a significant direction, and may work in any medium.  ‘Emerging’ is defined as an artist who is early in their art career, with solid studies in art, and exhibit experience in group shows, but not an extensive solo exhibit history.


This award is under-written by donors James R. and Suzette M. Smith, and offers an award of $3000 and a solo exhibit at the Pence in 2022. 


Applications must include a CV, an Artist Statement, and 7-15 jpgs or video clips, via by 9 PM PST on April 1, 2021. The application fee is $30 ($25 for Pence members). 


For more information, see for full details on the award. Questions? Email The winner will be announced by April 26, 2021.


April 1, 2021
$25 – $30
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Pence Gallery (Pence)
212 D St.
Davis, CA 95616 United States
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530 758-3370


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