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Call for Art
Brush Strokes and More!
CAA Members Show at aRt Cottage
March 6 - April 25, 2024


aRt Cottage, 2238 Mt. Diablo Street, Concord, CA

Concord Art Association members have been invited by Frogard Schmidt, the owner of the aRt Cottage Gallery in downtown Concord, to show their work in March and April, 2024. Non-members may join CAA here prior to submitting for the show. aRt Cottage is located at 2238 Mt. Diablo Street in downtown Concord.


Submit as many pieces as you like of your best 2D or 3D art for display and sale in this show. Artwork may be created in any of these media: watercolor, oil, acrylic, collage, ink, pencil, mixed media, digital, photography, mosaic, metalwork, ceramic, and jewelry. All work must be original and created within the last two years. Work may be abstract or representational.

The $20 per piece hanging fee is payable to aRt Cottage by cash or check at drop-off. In addition, a 40% commission is collected on work that is sold during the show. All sales will be handled through aRt Cottage.

Show Timeline

  • February 29 - Deadline for submissions

  • March 1 - Drop off between 9 - 11am

  • March 6 - Show opens

  • April 25 - Show closes

  • April 26 - Pick up between 9 - 11am

  • March 9 - Artist Reception: 2 - 4pm


Selection Criteria

Artwork will be accepted based on the following criteria:

  1. Explores art at its best.

  2. Original, high-quality work, created within the last two years.

  3. Properly framed and wired for hanging. See framing instructions below.


Framing Instructions - CAA requires the following:

  • Paintings must be framed in simple, square-cornered frames ready for hanging.

  • No loose frame corners.

  • Work that is on gallery wrapped canvas, will be accepted. All edges must be finished with paint and no staples, brads, or other fasteners may be visible from the front or sides.

  • Watercolors, pastels, etc. must be under plexiglass/acrylic. No glass is permitted.

  • ONLY wire is accepted for hanging.

  • Wire must be secured to D-rings mounted at a distance one third down from the top of the frame with wire strong enough for the weight of the painting.

  • Ends of wire must be fastened securely and ends wrapped in tape.

  • Center of wire should no more than 2" from the top of the frame.

  • A label with Title, Artist Name, Media, and Price must be affixed to the top-left corner of the back of the piece.

Reservation Rights - The Concord Art Association and aRt Cottage, in their sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to change the show timeline and/or to supplement, amend or otherwise modify this Call for Artists.

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