Juried Art Show and Competition
March 2023
Theme: Joy

What brings you joy?

It can be nature, spending time with friends, being creative, gardening, volunteering in the community, the beauty in the world around you, family.  

Let your imagination run wild



  • Open to all artists, professional and amateur.


  • For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that are inspired by the concept of Joy. 

  • Works can be representational or abstract.

  • Works in any type of media, either two or three dimensional, will be considered.

    • acrylic, airbrush, charcoal, color pencil, computer art, digital art, digital photography, drawings, ceramics, encaustic, fiber arts, graphite, illustration, mixed media, oil, pastel, pen and ink, photo assemblage, printmaking, small sculpture, traditional photography, video, watercolor

  • Subject matter for the art is anything inspired by the concept of Joy.

    • landscape, floral, fauna, people, activities, artifacts, history, buildings, and whatever else inspires the artist​


  • Submission: January 1 through February 15, 2023

  • Artist Notification:  February 18, 2023

  • Art Delivery:  February 22 - 24, 2023

  • Opening Reception: March 2nd, 2023, 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Exhibit runs: March 2 through March 30, 2023

  • Pick Up Work: March 31 - April 1, 2023


  • Scarab Creative Arts

  • 729 East Divisadero Street, Fresno California


  • Prizes

    • First: $250, Ribbon

    • Second: $150, Ribbon

    • Third: $100, Ribbon

    • Honorable Mentions: Ribbons

  • Gallery Presence and Marketing Opportunity

    • Scarab Creative Arts is quickly becoming the premier arts center in Fresno's arts district. 

    • Artists' work will be exhibited at the gallery at Scarab Creative Arts throughout the month of March. 

    • A reception is scheduled for March 3rd in conjunction with Fresno's downtown ArtHop.

    • Potential patrons will be invited via our aggressive marketing program. 

  • Ongoing Marketing on the Scarab Web Site 

    • Images of each piece shown in the gallery will be on the Gallery Archives page of our website indefinitely, with either a link to the artist's web site or an email address.

    • All artists who submit to this show will have at least one of their submitted works posted and promoted on our website indefinitely. 


  • Follow both steps 1 & 2, immediately below (available January 2023).

Entry Fee

  • $20 for 1 image 

  • $35 for up to 3 images

How to Enter:

Step 1 of 2 - Apply

To apply, send the following by Email (January 1 through February 15):

  • Name

  • Your contact Information

  • Include up to 3 images in the Email.

  • For each image indicate​:

    • size of each piece​

    • name of the piece

    • price or NFS

  • Add any message you have for us

Email to:    ScarabCreativeArts@gmail(dot)com

How to Enter:

Step 2 of 2 - Pay Submission Fee (January 1 through February 15)