Sherry Parker

Call for Entries

2018 Gallery II and Gallery III

Interested in renting Gallery II or III?  2017 is now full booked. Soon we will accept applications for 2018. 


2017 Collage/Assemblage Workshops

Assemblage Play Workshop  by Cat Kaufman  on January 28

Saturday, January 28, 10 am to 3 pm
Have you been accumulating pieces of memorabilia or small found objects for years, saying, one day you’ll turn all of this into a piece of art? This is the workshop for you!  Empty your junk drawer, grab those old photos, buttons, jewelry pieces, old letters and ephemera you just can't throw away but wish you could get out of the drawer, then find a simple words box or piece of wood as your base and bring it all to this workshop!  Sharing objects is encouraged!  Mixed media artist, Cat Kaufman will provide help with composition, and all tools and materials for attachment.  All levels welcome.
$85 – donated by Cat Kaufman to benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards
To apply, fill in THIS FORM and pay at SCA (credit card, cash or send check - addressed SCA)

Wacky Portrait collage workshop for KIDS!!! by Jenny Honnert Abell   on January 22

Sunday, January 22, 1:30 to 3:30 pm
This incredibly fun exploration into the techniques of collage will begin with a walk through the galleries, looking, learning and sharing our observations and ideas about this diverse medium, and the ways artists use it to create their work. Then back to the studio we will construct monochromatic portraits using various traditional and nontraditional materials. We will discuss the elements of art, vocabulary, and the history of collage. For youngsters age 10 and above.  $20  donated by Jenny Honnert Abell to the benefit the “Marvelous!” artist awards
To reserve a space, fill in THIS FORM and bring $20 cash or check.



PAINTING/DRAWING portfolio review by MARK PERLMAN  on February 20

A call to artists in painting and drawing. Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by Mark Perlman, renowned Sonoma County artist who has been teaching painting for 25 years at SSU, impacting many students' lives and careers.
Bring in 1 to 5 samples of your work and receive 20 minutes of undivided attention and direct feedback that will help you take your art to the next level. Addition of photographs or digital files on an ipad or laptop are acceptable.
Monday February 20th, slots of 20 min between 10 am to 3 pm.  $100.

HERE is the application form - email Ellen at to reserve a slot. First come - first serve. Limited spaces.
Slots are: 10-10:20,  10:25-10:45,  10:50- 11:10,  11:15 - 11:35,  11:40 - 12:00   LUNCH   1:00 - 1:20,  1:25 - 1:45,  1:50 - 2:10,  2:15- 2:35,  2:40 -3:00, 3:05 - 3:25


2017 Exhibitions Calls for entry

February 17 - March 26, 2017: "Reflections and Shadows"  Deadline on January 16
Juror: Maria Medua (Director SFMOMA Gallery)

Open to all mediums, this exhibition focuses on the duality of light and dark, and on reflections of every kind, including the introspective or narcissistic ones.

The Sebastopol Documentary Festival will take place end of march and will need increased seating area;  3-D artists, consider creating work that can be suspended from the ceiling.  
Deadline for submissions: January 16, between 3 and 6 pm.  ONLINE entries (with images and payment via paypal) go to ENTRYTHINGY.COM 
Prospectus with general info on rules regulations and other: Click  HERE
When hand-deliver, fill in entryform HERE and if printer is working, print labels, otherwise create handwritten labels to attach to the back of your work. Bring work between 3-6 pm to SCA on 1/16 and pay at SCA (Sebastopol Center for the Arts)

March 31 - April 16, 2017: “Exhibition 60+, Creative expression by artists 60 and over”    3/29 intake

A repeat of the wildly successful salon style show we had in our former gallery on Depot Street, this exhibition will specifically feature work by artists 60 and over. One piece per artist, we accept work until there is no space left! Intake is March 29, between 2 and 6 pm.  HAND DELIVERED work only.
Read HERE PROSPECTUS  for the information but fill in form  HERE. If printer works, print labels or attach handwritten label to the back of your work.

April 21 -  May 7, 2017: Youth Show: "LET IT BE...KIDS" 

Following on the success of this year’s Youth Art Show, once again young artists from local Elementary schools will take over the gallery. Teachers, parents, the application will soon be available on our website. 
Application form: HERE and invitation HERE

June 16 - July 23, 2017: "Blue"  in Main Gallery     5/1 intake

Blue oceans, blue skies, blue cars, blue eyes, cornflowers and blueberries, seeing blue. All Blue. Submit work on Monday, May 1 between 3 and 6 pm.
ONLINE & HAND DELIVERED applications. 
When hand deliver always fill in entry form  HERE and if printer works, print the label(s), otherwise create handwritten lable(s) to attach to the back of your work.
For online applications go to

June 16 - July 23, 2017 : "Painted Words - Juried Showcase of Lettering Arts"  in Gallery II.  Juror Carl Rohrs.

We call for artwork in both classic/traditional calligraphy and in modern/creative ways of using letters and calligraphic inspired marks in any medium such as painting, drawing, textile art, and mixed media. We only accept original works; no reproductions or prints.  Entrees must be able to be wall mounted. 
Prospectus HERE
NLINE applications only, go to


July 28 - September 3, 2017
FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition     in collaboration with SURFACE DESIGN ASSOCIATION
Deadline Submissions: Monday, June 19, 4 pm   ONLINE applications ONLY

International Biennial Exhibition.  This signature biennial exhibition, in collaboration with Surface Design Association, invites national and international artists to submit innovative and traditional fiber art work, contemporary concepts using either traditional or unusual materials.  Accepting both two and three dimensional pieces, including wearable and large installation art. Jurors: Wendy Lugg, Jason Pollen and Eszter Bornemisza.
Prospectus, CLICK HERE
Apply on

Awards: Best of Show $500, Second Prize $200, Surface Design Association Award of Excellence: Membership to SDA, Coordinators' Merit Awards. 

Eszter Bornemisza creates wall-hangings, installations, and objects from the ubiquitous material of waste newspaper and cloth. The choice of material plays a central role in her work as it provides further visual experiences by their ephemeral character. Originally a mathematician, she started working with textiles in the late 1990’s with exploring her own ways in surface design and quilting. She has extensively exhibited internationally and won several prizes. She lives in Budapest, Hungary.

Wendy Lugg is an internationally respected Australian artist, curator, writer and teacher.  She has been Artist in Residence with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society since 2009 and was the past International Representative for Surface Design Association. In a career spanning 30 years she has taught, curated many exhibitions, undertaken arts residencies, and has had solo exhibitions in numerous countries.  Her current on-line exhibition "Mapping Memory" is at  Her website is

Jason Pollen is an internationally renowned artist/educator. He served on the faculties of the Royal College of Art in London, Parsons  School of Design in New York, and Kansas City Art Institute. He was President of Surface Design Association for 16 years. Penland School of Crafts named him Outstanding Artist/Educator of the year in 2012. Recent installations are currently on view in Paris and Venice. "Shimmer", a one-person show, will open in November 2016 in Kansas City.

October 27 – December 3, 2017: "Got Glass!!!" 

Glass work as never seen here before. Deadline for submissions September 12.  Prospectus coming soon. 
ONLINE applications will only be via ENTRYTHINGY .


Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm Saturday & Sunday  1 - 4pm