Crocker Kingsley

Crocker-Kingsley Exhibitions

CROCKER-KINGSLEY COMPETITION

INTRODUCTION
The Kingsley Art Club, in cooperation with Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum and the Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, holds a biennial competition for California's established artists as well as artists just emerging on the scene.

 A guest juror selects works for exhibition at the Blue Line Gallery from among the submissions, and then names a Best of Show and First to Fifth Place Prize-winners. The Kingsley Art Club gives those named cash awards ranging from the First Prize of $2,000 to $250. The works remain on exhibit at the Blue Line Gallery for two months. Subsequently, the Crocker Art Museum selects five works for exhibit at the Museum for two months.

 Famous alumni/ae of the competition include Robert Arneson, Kathryn Uhl Ball, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, Robert Else, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, Jerald Silva, Fritz Scholder, and Wayne Thiebaud.  

UPCOMING COMPETITION:

 The 79th biennial Crocker-Kingsley Competition will be 2019. The call for works will go out from the Blue Line Gallery late summer/early fall, 2018. [bluelinearts.org 916-783-4117]

Crocker-Kingsley, Kingsley Art Club, Sacramento California
MOST RECENT COMPETITION:

 The 78th biennial Crocker-Kingsley juried competition was held spring, 2017. 1591 pieces by 487 artists were submitted. Works represented a diversity of media--painting, sculpture, photography--in a range of artistic styles from representational to abstract to conceptual. The juror for this competition, noted Bay Area artist Squeak Carnwath, selected 41 pieces by 22 artists for exhibit at the Blue Line Gallery and named five prizewinners: Allan Gordon (Best of Show) for "Vanitas Man," as well as Rebecca Edwards, Steven Davis, Tania Houtzager, and Andy Cunningham.  

 The Crocker-Kingsley artists selected by Crocker curators for exhibit in the Crocker Art Museum were: Mark Bauer, Tyrell Collins, Mikey Kelly, Siddharth Parasnis, and Maryann Steinert-Foley.  

PAST COMPETITIONS:
 
The 77th biennial competition, 2015, winners, selected by juror Gregory Kondos out of the 1600 works submitted were: John Crawford (Best of Show), Matthew Peak, Susan Goodmundson, Michelle Andres, and Karen Fess, and Emma Liss.
 The 76th biennial competition, 2013, winners selected by juror Michael Duncan, included Adon Valenziano (Best of Show), Patrick Donovan, Tom Gehrig, Andrew Gawel, and Katy Drury Anderson.  
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