Call to Artists! Government Plaza

The Arts Consortium and the Tulare County General Services Agency have teamed up to display original artwork created by Tulare County artists in Government Plaza (5961 S. Mooney Blvd Visalia, CA 93277). This will be a yearlong show in the main lobby of the Government Plaza building, with great visibility, plentiful foot-traffic, and on-site security.

By submitting your work, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

– First round of submissions will be done digitally (through email) or by printed photograph/sample of actual artwork (through “snail mail”).

– There is no charge to submit work but there will be a 20% commission on all sales.

– Limit 3 pieces per artist (1 digital/printed photograph per artwork). Actual artwork must be original and no less than 2’ft in any dimension or larger than 4’ft x 8’ft in overall size.

– Digital submissions must be full color and in an 8.5”in x 11”in aspect ratio, of no less than a 300 dpi resolution. Please submit digital files to with the email title: GP-ART. Digital submission deadline is Sunday, June 30th, 2019 at midnight.

– Mailed (printed) images must be full color and exactly 8.5”in x 11”in. Printed images must be received at 300. E. Oak Ave. Visalia, CA 93292 by Friday, June 28th, 2019 (no exceptions).

– All image prints or digital files must be labeled with the following information about the original artwork: artist’s name, phone number, work dimensions, medium, weight, and city of residence.

– Artwork content should celebrate Tulare County’s nature, people, cultures, or history. All 2D and Bas Relief media will be considered. Weight limit is 30lbs and pieces should be no more than 4”in deep – including the frame.

– All art must be for sale and must be framed and ready to hang with wire (no saw tooth hangers will be accepted). Unframed art will only be accepted if imagery purposefully wraps around the edges.

– Artists will be contacted (only if their work is selected) and given a time, place, and date to deliver their artwork for the show. An opening reception time and date will be determined once the final selection of artwork has been chosen.

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 –

Walk N’ Roll Youth Art Contest

Tulare County students (K-12) are invited to participate in the annual Walk N’ Roll art contest hosted by the Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG).   TCAG encourages students to think of ways we can help keep our air clean and promote safe active transportation. Students should draw their art submissions on an 8 ½” x 11” sheet depicting their ideas. Please add your name, grade, school, and contact number on the back of the sheet. All submissions are due to our office located at 210 N. Church Street, Suite B, Visalia, CA 93291 by 5:00 p.m. on November 9, 2018. Notification of winning art submissions will be given by the end of November. The winners will receive a bike that will be presented at the December TCAG Board Meeting.