Call To Artists


Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival
433 Hutchins Street Square
Lodi, California 95240

The Lodi Sandhill Crane Association (LSCA) is soliciting original artwork for its 2024 Sandhill Crane Festival art show, which will be displayed at Hutchins Street Square during the festival. If you need more information or have specific questions please email

Exhibition Dates:
Friday, November 2, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 2, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 3, 2024 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Entry dates: Entries will be accepted from September 3 through October 10, 2024.
Entry Fee: There is a non-refundable fee of $15 for each entry. Artists will donate 25% of any sales of
their art to the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association.
Who may enter:
The contest is open to all. There are no age restrictions for artists.
What to enter:
All artwork submitted must fit into one of two subject categories:
1. Sandhill Cranes in CALIFORNIA; or
2. Other California wildlife and their natural habitats.
Each artist may enter up to 4 pieces in each subject category and may submit work in two divisions:
• Fine Art
Any 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art medium is acceptable, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, or
pastel paintings; pencil, pen & ink, and charcoal drawings; original prints; mixed media; sculpture
and ceramics. Each piece may not exceed 48” in width or 36” in height, including frame. Artwork
must be the original work and property of the artist submitting the work.
• Photography
Photographs must have been taken in California to be consistent with the theme of California wildlife
and their natural habitats. Camera add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted. The artist certifies
that he/she is the sole creator and copyright owner of the submitted photograph.
What is Not Allowable:
Limited-edition prints and airbrush, crafts, computer-generated or computer-manipulated work, and
images generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI) are not permitted. The Festival Art Committee retains
discretion as to what constitutes suitable or appropriate artwork to be included in the show. Artwork that
contains objectionable or inappropriate content, as determined by the LSCA in its sole discretion, are
ineligible for all categories.
How to enter:
For each piece to be entered, the artist must submit online @ Insert website for submissions :
• a completed application;
• an entry fee ($15); and
• a digital image (TIFF or JPEG file 300 DPI preferred). For 3-dimensional works or for certain
2-dimensional works where detail is essential, two digital images per entry will be allowed.

Via the contact information they provided at the time of entry, artists will be notified by October 10th,
2024 if their art has been selected for the art show. Please note that no substitutes for artwork that was
submitted and accepted will be allowed.
If your work is selected for the Art Show:
Accepted artwork should be delivered to the Cottage Room of Hutchins Street Square on either
Wednesday, October 30 or Thursday, October 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
• Two-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed, wired, and ready to hang, and NO

unfinished canvas edges, protruding nails, staples or saw-tooth hangers are allowable. Gallery-
wrapped canvases with painted edges are acceptable. Use braided wire and flat brackets to attach

wire, and tape over wire ends. Diptychs, triptychs, etc. must be connected, wired and ready to
• Three-dimensional artwork 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.
• Every entry must have a label securely attached to the back or bottom, to include:
• artist’s name
• artist’s address
• artist’s phone number

• title of work
• medium(s) used
• asking price or Not for Sale (NFS)

Please note: Titles and prices will not be changed after entry.

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 damage or theft that may result from your
participation. Insurance is the responsibility of each artist.
Artwork accepted for the show will be hung during the day on Friday, November 1st, with the first
opportunity for viewing the art being a preview showing on Friday, November 1, from 6:00 p.m.– 8:00
p.m. The show will then be open on Saturday, November 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday,
November 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Judging and Awards
Fine Art and Photography will be juried and selected for monetary awards by professional artists and
photographers chosen in advance. In addition, visitors to the exhibit hall from Opening Night through
Saturday at 2 p.m. may vote for their favorite artwork via “People’s Choice Awards” in each division.
Awards will be as follows:
Fine Art/
Sandhill Cranes

Fine Art/
Other CA

Fine Art/

Sandhill Cranes

Other CA

First place $300 First place $300 $200 First place $300 First place $300 $200
Second place

Second place $150 Second place

Second place

At the end of the Festival on Sunday, November 3rd, unsold artwork must be picked up between
3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. If the artist will not be able to pick up unsold art during those hours, other
arrangements should be made in advance. Any art to be shipped back to artist must be prepaid, with a
self-addressed label and appropriate packaging included for return. Artwork left after one month becomes
the property of the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association.

Art Show information and entry form can be found at

The awards section may have to look something like this???

Fine Art/Sandhill Cranes                     First place $300     Second place $150

Fine Art/Other CA Wildlife                 First place $300     Second place $150

Fine Art/People’s Choice Award       $200

Photography/Sandhill Cranes           First place $300     Second place $150

Photography/Other CA Wildlife        First place $300     Second place $150

Photography/People’s Choice Award   $200

2016 Festival Artwork RICH TURNER

Artist Entry Form


To complete the entry form and pay online click here.

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