Call for Entry: 2018 MBPAPA "Art Needs No Translation - Only Interpretation"


All MBPAPA members who have paid their 2018 dues.


Natividad Medical Center 1441 Constitution Blvd. Salinas, CA 93906 - www.Natividad.com

Exhibit Description:

This exhibition is a joint project of MBPAPA and the Natividad Medical Foundation.

Painting subjects

are open to the interpretation of the artist. Still life, landscapes and seascapes are all possible as long as they are plein air work or plein air inspired studio work.

There is no size limit, but all paintings must be properly framed without hanging wire since the exhibition will be hung with locking devices. Canvas wrap is not accepted. All submitted photos of the paintings must be a true representation of the artwork.


MBPAPA members who have paid their 2018 dues.

Image Submission:

This is a juried exhibit. Each artist may submit a maximum of three digital images for jurying.

MBPAPA members will submit digital images of their works to: onlinejuriedshows.com for the jury selection process.

For further information on submitting images and to pay $35 jury fee go to onlinejuriedshows.com then scroll down to the MBPAPA Natividad exhibit listing and click "enter this show."

All paintings must be for sale, with 70% of the sales revenue going to the artist and 30% going to Natividad Medical Foundation. The final number of paintings in the show will be 55.


This exhibit will be hosted by Natividad Medical Foundation and will be hung on the second floor of Natividad Medical Center, near the Foundation offices. The show will hang for approximately one year.


Submission of digital images to onlinejuriedshows.com -- Jan 23 to March 2, 2018. No entries will be accepted after midnight March 2, 2018.

Notification of acceptance: March 8, 2018

Delivery of accepted paintings to Natividad Medical Foundation: March 16, 2018 from 10am to 2pm at the Foundation office, 1331 Constitution Blvd. Salinas, CA, 93906, Building 3, second floor

Reception: Natividad Medical foundation will host a casual art walk with music and food Thursday, April 12th 2018 from 5 - 7:30 pm at Natividad Medical Center. MBPAPA exhibit winners' certificates will be handed out during this reception.

Show start date: April 2, 2018 (pictures available on Natividad Medical Foundation website)

When a painting sells, the artist will be notified by the Foundation and asked to replace it with another painting of the same size.

Close of show: Early 2019 (TBD)

Juror is Carol Tarzier: www.caroltarzier.com


Delivery of Artwork Requirements:

Each painting will be delivered to the show framed and ready to hang - but no hanging wire.

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.