Pence Gallery Emerging Artist Award

Pence Gallery | Davis, CA | Apply by April 2nd, 2019

For California artists

The Pence Gallery announces that its Call to Artists is now open for 2019 via This award supports the creation of new work by emerging artists in California and the opportunity to share that work through an exhibit. Artists must use the award to further their work in a significant direction.  Artists may work in any medium.  ‘Emerging’ is defined as an artist who is early in their art career, with solid studies in art, and exhibit experience in group shows, but not an extensive solo exhibit history.

This award is under-written by donors James R. and Suzette M. Smith, and offers an award of $3000 and a solo exhibit at the Pence in 2020. 

Applications must include a CV, an Artist Statement, 10-15 jpgs or up to 6 video clips, via by 9 PM PST on April 2, 2019. The application fee is $30 ($25 for Pence members).

For more information, see for full details on the award. Questions? Email  The winner will be announced by April 26th.  

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Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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