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Contemporary Woman 2015

Contemporary Woman

May 1 – 22

Reception: May 1, 5:00-7:00pm

Our 9th annual Contemporary Woman art showcase is open to all women 18 and older, worldwide. This is a juried show, and as such requires an application (available online or at the Art Center). This very important exhibit examines the contributions of women in the art world, and their expression as female artists.

Juror: Dr. Jean Gallagher, DA, MFA, BFA | J. Gallagher Resume

Prospectus | Online Entry Form

Selected Works

Penny Terstegge
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We'd like to offer a special Thank You to Frazee Paint, Knight's Paint, and Sherwin-Williams
for donating new paint for our Gallery!

Upcoming Exhibits

Exhibition Opportunities:
Look for prospectus and entry forms below in the list of exhibits.

The Works of Robert Benton Race

The Works of Robert Benton Race

May 29 – June 19

Reception: May 29, 5:00-7:00pm

Robert Benton Race is an artist from the Chico-Paradise area. This exhibition is a mid-career look at his work, showing a diverse assembly of paintings and sculpture that range in style from traditional landscape to contemporary mixed media pieces that confront issues of institutionalized power. This accessible and engaging work should not be missed.


Discovering Figure Drawing
(Discovery Series 2)

June 26 – July 17

Reception: June 26, 5:00-7:00pm

This, the second of our series for the year, is devoted to the art of Figure and Portrait drawing.


National All Media Juried Exhibition

July 24 – August 14

Reception: July 24, 5:00-7:00pm

The Chico Art Center hosts this annual juried show, providing artists the ability to compete for the chance of winning an Award and a prize. All submitted pieces will be examined by the juror, and the top candidates for the prizes will be exhibited. The juror will announce at the opening reception the three winners. This is a fun opportunity for the serious aartist, and a chance to add “Award-Winner” to a portfolio.

Prospectus | Fillable Entry Form (docx) | Online Entry Form
Juror Bio


Chico Masters, Past and Present Works

August 21 – September 11

Reception: August 21, 5:00-7:00pm

Revel in the works of these Chico legends: Anne Pierce, Claudia Steel, and Dolores Mitchell


Abstracted Florals

September 18 – 25

Gala Reception: September 18, 6:00-9:00pm with Champagne and hors d’oeuvres, $20.

This will be a unique experience combining the artistic expression of painters with the creative abilities of floral and interior designers. The artwork for this year’s show will be abstracts, floral arrangements will be designed and matched to chosen works.


OSAT Gallery Show

October 2 – 24

Reception: October 9, 5:00-7:00pm

The Chico Art Center’s Open Studios Art Tour is an exciting way to discover all of the amazing talent working in our own community! The Art Tour invites the public into our local artists’ studios, providing not only a glimpse into the working process of the community’s talent, but also a chance to meet the people that make Chico an Art Community.

Entry Application

Application Form (PDF)
Please mail or fax in your completed form.

PayPal Payment

Individual or Family

Community Art Challenge
“Day of the Dead”

October 30 – November 13

Reception: November 13, 5:00-7:00pm

In this exhibit, The Chico Art Center offers the art community a problem. The community then submits artwork that answers or solves this problem. This show is an excellent way to get creative juices flowing, and is extremely fun to participate in. This show celebrates the festival of the same name and builds upon last year’s event which was our first.


Community Art Swap and Flea Market

November 20 – December 4

Reception: November 20, 5:00-7:00pm

Something new to our lineup this year. A community Art swap mixed with the fun of a flea market/garage sale, the perfect start to the holiday shopping season and what we hope will be a fun filled event.


Winter Salon d’Art

December 8 – January 8, 2016

Reception: December 11, 5:00-7:00pm

The Chico Art Center allows members to rent space in the gallery to exhibit their works for sale during the Holiday Season. Artists control how their works are displayed within their gallery space, and may experience the benefits of increased revenue because their merchandise is so accessible to the public.



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