Call To Artists

Sandhill Crane Festival

Lodi, California

Exhibition Dates: November 3-5, 2023

The 25th Annual Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival is soliciting original artwork for its art show. Art will be displayed as part of the Festival at Hutchins Street Square in Lodi, CA.

There are 2 divisions — Fine Arts (oil, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, etc.) and Photography.

Two subject categories will be displayed and judged in each Division:

1) Sandhill Cranes in CALIFORNIA

2) Other California wildlife and their natural habitats.

Judging and Awards

Fine Art and Photography will be judged separately by invited judges, and winners announced at Friday’s reception. Artist attendance at this reception is encouraged. Visitors to the exhibit will vote for their favorite during the show for one “People’s Choice Award” in each Division (announced Sunday). Cash prizes will rate from $50 – $200.


Show inclusion will be determined from digital images. Please submit one image per entry; for 3-dimensional works or for certain 2-dimensional works where detail is essential, two digital images per entry will be accepted. Digital images and payment must be submitted on-line through this website.


Entry deadline is Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Entry Fee

There is a non-refundable fee of $5 for each entry. Artists may enter up to 6 TOTAL pieces and will donate 20% of any art sales to the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association.


The Sandhill Crane Festival Art Committee retains the discretion as to what constitutes suitable or appropriate artwork to be included in the show. Artists will be notified by October 20, 2023 if their art is accepted.


There are no age restrictions. All artwork must be original and the property of the artist submitting the work. No substitutes of accepted artwork will be allowed. Any 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art media are accepted, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photographs, pencil, pen & ink, and charcoal drawings, prints, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. No limited-edition prints, airbrush, crafts, or computer generated or computer-manipulated artwork will be considered. Camera add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted.

Submission Requirements

Two-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed, WIRED for hanging, and ready to hang. Dimensions may not exceed 48″ in WIDTH or 36″ in HEIGHT, including frame. NO unfinished canvas edges, protruding nails, staples, or saw-tooth hangers. Use braided wire and flat brackets to attach wire. Tape wire ends. Diptychs, triptychs, etc. must be connected, wired and ready to hang. Any artwork not ready to hang as specified will NOT be accepted for show.

Three-dimensional pieces must have a firmly attached base and may not exceed 50 pounds. If the artwork requires any special hanging hardware, stands, or display directions, they must be included with the artwork and artist may be called upon to assist.

Each artwork must have a label securely attached to the back or bottom with the artist’s name, address, phone number, title of work, medium, and price (or NFS).


Utmost care will be taken in the handling and security of your artwork. By participating, you agree to hold harmless the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association Board of Directors and associates, the Lodi Arts Commission, and Hutchins Street Square for any loss or damage that may result from your participation. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist.

Accepted artwork should be delivered to the Cottage Room of Hutchins Street Square either Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM or Friday, November 3, 2023 from 8 to 10 AM.

Artwork must be delivered labeled on the back, wired, and ready to hang.

Artwork must be picked up at the end of the Festival on Sunday, November 5, 2023 between 3 and 4 PM. Artwork left after one month becomes the property of the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association.

To complete the application

For questions regarding the Festival Art Show please email

2016 Festival Artwork RICH TURNER

Artist Entry Form


To complete the entry form and pay online click here.

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