Sherry Parker

Call for Entries

2016 Exhibition Calls for Entry

For every artist who has been working on a piece for the "Motion" show, we apologize and ask for your patience. We envision a show on a scale which requires more preparation and more funding. Please keep your work. "Motion" is not canceled - it is postponed to 2018

Members' Show 2016     "SMALL WORK, BIG DEAL"

December 2 - December 30, 2016   
1 day to submit: Monday November 28, 2016 between 12 noon and 6 pm

$15, one piece,
HAND-DELIVERY ONLY   please fill in this form before dropping off your piece

size limitations:

Maximum size of 2d art (inclusive of frame)  is 144 square inches (i.e. 12" x 12" or 14" x 10" or 7" x 20"... )

Maximum size of 3d art is 1728 cubic inches (i.e. 12" x 12" x 12"  or 4" x 36" x 12"... )



Interested in renting Gallery II or III?  The call for entries for 2017 is now closed. Soon we will accept applications for 2018. 


2017 Exhibitions Calls for entry

International Exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction
January 6 - February 12, 2017
Deadline Submissions: Wednesday, November 9, 2016     ONLINE applications ONLY
$1000 monetary awards

The application procedure is now closed. On November 18 - after 1 pm - the list of selected work will be published under Visual Arts / Jury Results


Sherry Parker

Today, the mediums of collage and assemblage – deeply rooted in the early 20th century – have spun in a myriad of marvelous directions. We are celebrating this mixed-media evolution with an exhibition of the most outstanding work today from collage and assemblage artists around the world. We encourage you to enter your work in this first major California international exhibition in decades devoted specifically to the medium.  We expect “marvelous” press, attention, and visitors! Expect to be with major artists like Koji Nagai (Japan), Jacques Muller (France), Mongobi Bibiane Mele (Italy), Deborah Oropallo (USA),  Deborah Wildenboer (South Africa), and many others.

Jurors:  John Hundt, Sherry Parker, Cecil Touchon

John Hundt

John Hundt is a painter and collage artist whose works are reminiscent of scientific diagrams of plant and animal life recorded for historic purposes. He has been working in the collage medium for over thirty years.  He has shown throughout the US and Europe. John attended San Francisco Art Institute and the New York Studio program. His work is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery (SF), Aeterna Gallery (Los Angeles), and Lauren Davies Projects (Cleveland). John lives and works in San Francisco and Sonoma County, California with his wife and their four terriers.

Sherry Parker
Sherry Parker was first introduced to collage in New York in the late Sixties where she was a player in Ray Johnson's Correspondence School and was seduced by “the addictive magic of collage and collaboration.”  She has been working in the collage medium since 1987 and has been exhibited in galleries in New York, Santa Fe, Seattle, Pasadena, Portland, San Francisco, and throughout Northern California.
Parker spent her professional career in advertising and marketing.  For two decades, she was in account management with J Walter Thompson, D'Arcy, and DDB Needham.  In 1990, she founded Parker Jones Marketing Research from which she retired in 2007 to pursue art full time.
Parker has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles and a graduate degree in French Literature from the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland.

Cecil Touchon
Cecil Touchon is a contemporary American collage artist, painter, published poet and theorist. He is co-founder of the International Post-Dogmatist Group, director of the group's Ontological Museum, and the founding director of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction based in Santa Fe. Widely recognized and exhibited throughout the world, Touchon’s work appears in the collections of many major museums, including the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Chicago Art Institute, and the Tate Modern in London. He participated in the Venice Biennial in 2001 and 2009.  He is author of the book, The Art of Collage: Selected Works on Paper (2010).  He lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.



February 17 - March 26, 2017: "Reflections and Shadows"

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 also be happening and will need lots of 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 entry at ENTRYTHINGY. 
Prospectus with info 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.

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

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"

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.

Juried Calligraphy Exhibition 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

FIBER ART VIII International Biennial Fiber Arts Exhibition  in callaboration with Surface Design Association
July 28 - September 3, 2017
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
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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 .


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