Call to Artists – BuzzWords Art Show

Offical Rules



ARTISTS! We have extended the submission date for #BUZZWORDS to APRIL 2nd 10 AM – 6 PM for our First Friday BUZZWORDS show.

The South Valley Art Tour will be taking place March 30 – 31 and we have no place to store your art. This delayed submission date will allow you more time to create your work and also ensure all your art stays as safe as possible.

We apologize for the inconvenience but we will not be accepting any art until APRIL 2nd 10 AM – 6 PM

If you have any questions give us a call (559) 802-3266

  1. Learn more information about what a buzzword is by clicking here
  2. Each work of art should convey the theme. #Buzzwords
  3. We are taking in all media, painting, drawing, sculpture, couture etc..
  4. Original work only, submitted by the artist or a friend of the artist.
  5. We will be asking for a $5.00 entry fee per piece. This is a MEMBERSHIP ONLY EXHIBIT. If you want to become a member at take in we will waive the fee when you pay the $25.00 membership.
  6. If your piece sells we will take 20% commission of the selling price. The Consortium will handle all sales. It is the artist’s responsibility to price their work to reflect the 20%.
  7. The artist is expected to carry their own insurance. All work shown is at the risk of the artist.
  8. Two-dimensional work must be properly wired and ready to hang. Work not meeting this requirement will not be accepted into the show. No saw-tooth hangers, please.
  9. All artwork must be complete and dry before entry.
  10. Sold work must remain at the gallery until the end of the show. The person buying the work may pick up the piece with proof of payment.
  11. Sculptural works that need to be hung should be brought in with hardware sturdy enough to hang. We have peg-board walls and use hooks to hang. We cannot hang from the ceiling.
  12. Maximum dimensions for 2-dimensional art is 30 X 40 – vertically hung, this is including frame.
  13. Sculpture pieces, free-standing can be no larger than 5ft. tall and 4ft. wide and must be on a study base that cannot be knocked over. No sharp edges or points easily broken.
  14. All work must be labeled with the artist’s name and current contact information, title and price.
  15. This is a juried exhibit and entries will be accepted or rejected upon entry.


TUESDAY, APRIL 2 – 10AM-6PM – Receiving submissions

Friday, April 5 – 5PM -8PM – Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 24 – Pick up artwork

Work must be picked up by April 30th

The Arts Consortium will generate publicity for the exhibit, and will provide invitations to the reception that the artists can personalize and mail at their own expense.

Questions can be directed to Joshua at –

The South Valley Art Tour!

The wait is over! You can now pre-order your tickets for the new and improved South Valley Art Tour! On March 30-31, 2019, a collection of over twenty-five artists from Visalia, Tulare, Lindsay, Porterville, and Springville, featuring nationally recognized artists, as well as aspiring greats, invite you into their personal workspaces for a behind-the-scenes tour. Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community!

Tickets are $25 which will admit two people into the annual South Valley Art Tour. Pre-ordered tickets through January 31, 2019, will be offered at a special early bird price of $20*. You will receive a keepsake magazine (known as the Passport) that will provide all the information maps and directions needed to access the studios and artists. You will also receive two commemorative pens that will allow you access into each studio.

Art By: Nate Norman

Formally known as The South Valley Artists’ Studio Tour, the South Valley Studio Tour remains Tulare County’s widest-reaching art event of the year. Because of the tremendous growth of the South Valley Art Tour, we are now featuring the Southern and Northern regions of Tulare County on alternating years (we will be featuring the Northern region on March 28-29 in 2020).

Art By: Michael Alvarez

Get to know the faces and hands behind Tulare County’s best artwork! Broaden your art horizons and make personal connections with creative minds in your community! To allow guests to an opportunity to see each artist new to the tour this year, we will be mapping out the best route for from the studio of our featured artist Daniel Bonilla Vera.

Art By: Daniel Bonilla Vera.

*We will notify you when your collectible passport is ready to be picked up at the Visalia Arts Consortium at 300 E. Oak Ave., Visalia CA, 93291, with other pickup options to be determined.

Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the incredible creative talent in Tulare County!
Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite by clicking here!

For more information, please call 559-802-3266.