Axis Gallery 13th National Juried Exhibition



New Entry Deadline  – June 9, 2019

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Axis Gallery invites you to submit work to its 14th National Juried Exhibition, featuring juror Amy Owen, curator at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa, CA.

Eligibility & Media

  • Open to artists residing in the U.S.
  • Contemporary original 2D and 3D work in any medium including painting, print, drawings, video, photography, or digital images.
  • 2D work should not exceed a framed size of 48” in the longest dimension.
  • 3D work is limited to 36” and not more than 60 lbs
  • Videowork
    • must be 5 min or shorter (this work will be rotate on a 60” monitor installed in the gallery with other accepted work)
    • the artist must provide and install their own equipment. Monitors should be no larger than 30” diagonal. If sound is integral to the work, please provide headphones for viewers.
  • All work must be original (no reproductions), produced within the last two years and not previously shown at Axis Gallery.
  • Work with complex installations or video will be included at the discretion of the juror and gallery.

About the Juror

Amy Owen is curator at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa since 2013, where she is both in charge of the collection of northern California art and head curator for temporary exhibitions. Her recent curatorial projects include Viola Frey: Center Stage (2019); the two-part exhibition, Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (2018); Based on a True Story: Highlights from the di Rosa Collection (2017); and Equilibrium: A Paul Kos Survey (2016). Forthcoming exhibitions include the first institutional survey of work by Jean Conner (2020). She previously held curatorial and exhibition management positions at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Artists Space, Independent Curators International, and Dallas Museum of Art. Owen holds a BA in Art History from Southern Methodist University and an MA in Curatorial Studies from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.


Cash awards and a printed exhibition catalogue.

Submission Requirements

Please submit JPEG and video files. Prepare your files according to the CaFÉ guidelines.

Entry Fee

$35 for three images/videos, additional entries $10.00 each, limit 6.
Videos are limited to a total of 3


  • June 9, 10:59 PM PST: Entry due
  • June 24: Notification of acceptance by email, and on the CaFÉ site
  • July 22–26: Shipped work to arrive
  • July 26–28, 12–5 pm: Hand delivery to Axis Gallery
  • August 2: Exhibition Opens
  • August 10: Second Saturday Reception, 6–9 pm
  • August 25: Exhibition Closes
  • Shipped work returned at close of exhibition.
  • Aug 25 from 5–6 pm or Aug 27 from 10:00 am–4 pm, hand-delivered work pickup


  • Sales are encouraged. The gallery will retain 40% commission on any work sold.
  • Price of work should include commission to gallery.

Insurance & Liability

  • Work will be insured at Axis Gallery but not in transit.
  • The gallery will not assume responsibility for work improperly framed or poorly packaged for shipping.
  • Images of accepted work may be used for promotional purposes and be featured in an exhibition catalogue.


Shipping instructions will be emailed following the jury process.


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About the Space

Axis Gallery is an artist-run space that has been in operation for over 30 years, with a national reputation for bringing contemporary and challenging exhibitions to Sacramento. The gallery is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in the selection and presentation of works of art.