Call for Entry: 2017 MBPAPA Members Exhibit: "Steinbeck Country"


All MBPAPA members who have paid their 2017 dues.

Exhibit Theme: "Steinbeck Country - Paintings by MBPAPA"

This exhibit gives MBPAPA members a chance to display landscapes and seascapes of the Monterey Bay area that were so vividly described by this famous writer. Paintings are to be plein air images completed primarily en plein air.

Image Submission:

This is a juried exhibit. MBPAPA members may submit a maximum of 3 digital images of their work to onlinejuriedshows.com for the jury selection process. For further information on submitting images and to pay the $35 entry fee go to onlinejuriedshows.com, scroll down to the MBPAPA 2017 Members General Exhibit listing and click "enter this show."

Exhibit Description:

The goal of this exhibit is to provide MBPAPA members an opportunity to showcase their work to the public and make connections to local collectors.

The exhibit will be held in the CSUMB at:

Salinas City Center (same entrance as the Steinbeck Museum) 1 Main Street, Salinas CA from May 5 to June 15, 2017.
We will have an opening reception on Friday May 5th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. MBPAPA members and the public are invited to attend.

Artwork Requirements:

Each painting will be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang - including hanging wire. Be sure that the highest part of the hanging wire is at least 1 1/2 inches from the top of the frame, so that the hardware will be hidden from view behind the frame.

All paintings shall be delivered with the attached label specifying:
  • Artist Name
  • Painting Title
  • Medium
  • Size
  • Sales Price

Also please print the artist name on the back of the painting, stretcher bar or frame, so that we can identify the painting in case the label inadvertently gets detached.

Paintings requirements:

Canvas size shall not exceed 36 inches in height or width

Please note:

Painting shall not have been displayed in a previous MBPAPA show and should be available for purchase.

Image Submission:

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit a maximum of 3 digital images to onlinejuriedshows.com for the jury selections process. For further information and to pay the $35 jury fee go to onlinejuriedshows.com, scroll down to the "MBPAPA Signature 2017 Exhibit" listing and click "enter this show."


The juror for this exhibit is the accomplished and well-known Monterey area artist, Paul Kratter.

Revenue from Sales:

There will be a folder of the artists contact information available in the gallery. Artists are expected to handle any sales themselves and agree to donate 20 percent of Sales Price of any painting sold during the exhibition to CSUMB.

Important Dates:

April 21: Final day to submit digital images and pay jurying fee to onlinejuriedshows.com

April 27-28: Notification of acceptance

May 2: 10-3pm Deliver your accepted and ready to hang painting(s) to CSUMB City Center, 1 Main Street, Salinas, CA (same entrance as the National Steinbeck Center) the University Gallery is towards the back.

Friday May 5, 6.30pm to 8.30pm: Show opening reception at the CSUMB City Center, University Gallery