Calls for Entries

Current open calls:


See prospectus for details and to submit work online.

Tijuana and San Diego share the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. “Borders” seeks to explore borders of all types: literal borders, metaphorical borders, borders/edges in terms of artistic technique, as well as art related to the experience of living in a border zone. Presented by the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild.
Entry Deadline: September 29.
1 the border of a medieval manuscript: edge, margin, perimeter, circumference, periphery; rim, fringe, verge; sides.
2 the Canadian border: frontier, boundary; borderline, perimeter; marches, bounds.
1 the fields were bordered by hedges: surround, enclose, encircle, circle, edge, fringe, bound, flank.
2 the straps are bordered with gold braid: edge, fringe, hem; trim, pipe, finish.
3 the property bordered on the state park: adjoin, abut, be next to, be adjacent to, be contiguous with, touch, join, meet, reach.

At Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California

October 30- November 22, 2015
Work will be selected by SDMAAG.
Entry Deadline: September 29.
“The Award of Excellence” - $350 1st, $250 2nd, $100 3rd Place
Featured Artist article on the home page of The Artists Guild website 
Mention in The San Diego Museum of Art Members Magazine 
Exhibition Calendar:
September 29 Entry deadline 
October 7 Accepted entry announcement email 
Oct 27 Shipped work deadline
Oct. 30 Hand-delivered art deadline
TBA Reception

Centennial Members' Exhibition

See Prospectus for details and to submit work online.

Submission deadline: May 1

Artists notified: May 11
$30 for first two entries, $10 for each additional.  
Current members of the San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild are invited to submit up to five works for consideration for the SDMAAG Centennial Members Exhibition.  Your work may be selected for exhibition at the Oceanside Museum of Art (juror Perry Meyer) or at Gallery 21 in Balboa Park (juried by members of the SDMAAG Board of Directors).
Oceanside Museum of Art, Southfair Gallery in Del Mar
June 20th-September 20th, 2015
Reception: June 20th, 6-8 PM
Gallery 21, Balboa Park
May 27- June 8
Reception: May 31, 4-6 PM
Please read prospectus for complete details.



Exhibition Entry Process (Watch video)




ENTRY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES All entries are submitted online. Images should be uploaded in JPEG (.jpg) format of at least 700 px on the short side, and less than 2 MB.  Entry fee will be paid through the Artists Guild shopping cart prior to uploading your entry.  


In order to participate in an Artists Guild competition, you must have a Participant Profile registered on our site.  If you do not have an account on the site, please first Create a Guest Account. Then follow these simple steps:  (Artists Guild Members, your information will be pulled from your existing artist’s profile. Please follow the steps below to verify the contact information and add your phone number.) 

  1. Login to the site.
  2. Click My Account
  3. Click the Edit tab
  4. Click Participant Info tab
  5. Fill in all required information and 
  6. Click SAVE

    This Participant Info profile will be used for this and any future SDMAAG competition that you enter. You only need to complete this information once.

Now you are ready to enter the competition! 

First, you must make your payment.  Click here to make payment for the current show.


After completing your payment, return to the SDMAAG website to continue uploading your artwork entry.

  1. Login if you are not already logged in.
  2. Click on My Account
  3. Click View Participation tab
  4. Click link to Add New Entry.
  5. Enter information for each entry and upload your image.
  6. SAVE your entry. Saving submits your entry to the competition. You may return to the View Participation tab to review or edit your entry as many times as you like until the entry deadline.



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The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild sponsors competitive art exhibitions and group exhibitions several times every year. Check this page for current "call to artist "link, or to see results from previous exhibitions.


Specific themes, eligibility and restrictions, awards and entry fees vary and are included in the prospectus for each competition.  Entry process is the same for all competitions.  Consider creating your participant profile now for future competitions.  This will ensure that you are on the mailing list when we send out notification that a new call for entries has been posted.



Previous Exhibitions:

(through Online Juried Shows). 

Exhibition dates: October 31- November 25, 2014.

The Poway Center for the Performing Arts. 15498 Espola Road, Poway, California 92064

Registration is now closed for this event.
See the exhibit here.


Artists Guild 2nd Annual Plein Air Exhibition! 
Oct. 10- Nov 9, 2014

L Street Fine Art in downtown San Diego.

Juror: Ariel Plotek, Ph.D.


Registration is now closed for this event.





2014 Members Exhibition 
The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild 


Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California
March 28 – April 26, 2014

Juror: Kay Colvin




Artists Guild Members-Only Exhibit:

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Reflections - Open Juried Exhibition

Gallery 21, Spanish Village, San Diego, CA

January 2-13, 2014

(Online exhibition, January 2-31, 2014)





Contemporary Expressionism - The Creative Spirit 


International Art Exhibition 2013

At Lyceum Gallery, San Diego, California, and

 The San Diego Museum of Art Artists Guild Online Gallery

September 7- October 13, 2013

Juror: Derrick Cartwright