Call for Artists

2022 Call for Featured Artists

Cambria Center for the Arts Gallery is currently accepting applications for featured artists for the 2022 season. We are seeking three or more two-dimensional and three-dimensional artists who can fill roughly 50 linear feet of gallery wall.  Two-person shows are the most popular format; two artists can apply together or we may suggest a “partner” whose work is complementary to yours.  Three-dimensional artists will need to partner with a two-dimensional artist. 

Shows last approximately two months; there is no entry fee to the artist however our gallery will retain a 30% commission on artwork that sells.  If the artist prefers that CCA curates the exhibit there will be a hanging fee of $100. We also request that a donation be made to the gallery. A well-publicized artist reception is part of the package; this reception is held on the Saturday following take-in and hanging of the show.

Cambria Center for the Arts is the only co-op gallery between Cayucos and Carmel.  We are housed in the historic “old grammar school” building on Main Street, midway between the East and West Villages.

Application deadline is September 30, 2021

To apply, email the following to the committee at

  • The completed Featured Artist Application (linked below)
  • At least five high resolution images of your artwork
  • A written Artist Bio of approximately 300 words

Please refer all questions to our Gallery Exhibit Development Coordinator at

Participate in the Member Artist Showcase


One of the benefits of being a member with CCA is for artists who would like to have an online portfolio of their work. The Member Artist Showcase is a great venue for artists. Artists can upload an image of self, include a bio of up to 300 words, include 12 works of art, and even include a video. Click the link below to open the Artist Portfolio interface. Type in your email address to verify you are a current member and add your content. You can come back to this same interface at any time to change the content.

This same content will be used to create the Artist Book found in the Gallery for visitors to view.

Member Artist Station


When we open our doors in the coming months, you find a new addition to our Gallery. We're calling them Member Artist Stations, which are designated to a single artist or pair of artists for a period of four months. Included will be either a 24" wide folding art bin or four pedestals and the wall space above. For more information about this and an application to apply, select the Member Artist Stations button.


Art & Liz Sherwyn
September 4 - October 31, 2021
In the CCA Virtual Gallery Online and in our physical Gallery


CCA Members $10 per Piece
Non-Members $25 per Piece


August 20 - August 30:  Register/submit art online (required)
August 31, 10am - noon: Drop off your artwork at the gallery
Saturday, September 4, 4:30 - 6:00:  Reception/Memorial
September 4 - October 31: Exhibit Dates at the Gallery


Open to all artists. Membership with Cambria Center for the Arts is not required, but encouraged. To become a member select the join button at the bottom of the page.


Submission/registration must be done using our online form. 

Select the Art Submittal Form button at the bottom of this page to submit your work.
Select the Submittal Form Tutorial button at the bottom of this page to learn more about how to submit your work.

Note: If you are not a member of CCA you can submit as a guest. Select the “Become a Member” link and register as a guest. Then return to the above link and complete your submission.


For all requirements to show please read the Art Gallery General Conspectus linked at the bottom of this page.


This is an exhibit in our virtual gallery and our physical gallery. Each artist is responsible for submitting your work using the online take-in form which includes uploading a high quality image of your work, filling in all the information describing that work, and paying the take-in fee. Artists are then responsible for bringing the submitted artwork to the gallery on June 29th between 10:00am and noon.


  • Two out of every three entries by an individual artist must be for sale.
  • CCA will keep 30% commission on each piece sold.
  • For artwork sold online, the Artist is responsible for delivery to the buyer. Artist is also responsible for conveying any return or refund policy to the buyer prior to delivery.
  • Monies for artwork sold will be mailed to the artist before the end of the following month.

Contact the Gallery Manager with any questions –