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Juried Art Show and Competition
In the gallery through March 24th 2024
Theme: Spirit

March 2025
Theme: Fantasy

Fantasy defined:

  • the power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images 

  • a mental image or a series of mental images (such as a daydream) so created

  • a creation of the imaginative faculty, such as:

    • ​a chimerical or fantastic notion

    • imaginative fiction featuring especially strange settings and characters

    • a fanciful design or invention

  • ​the free play of creative imagination

Synonyms of Fantasy (noun):

  • ​as in DREAM
    • fantasy, mirage, hallucination, vision, figment, ​idea, illusion, nightmare, phantasm, fiction​
  • ​as in IMAGINATION

    • invention, ideation, contrivance, illusion, delusion, visualization,

  • as in FICTION​

    • fabrication, invention, story, narrative, fairy tale, anecdote, 

Synonyms of Fantasy (verb):

  • ​as in TO IMAGINE
    • fantasize, envision, conjure up


"Fantasy" may invoke images and ideas not included in this definition.


  • Open to all artists, professional and amateur.


  • For this artist opportunity the gallery is seeking works that are inspired by a theme, which changes annually.  The theme for March, 2025, is Fantasy

  • 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 theme.

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


  • Submission: December 1, 2024 through February 15, 2025

  • Artist Notification:  February 18, 2025

  • Art Delivery:  February 27-28 and March 1, 2025

  • Opening Reception: March 6, 2025, 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Exhibit runs: March 6 through March 23, 2025

  • Pick Up Work: Monday through Wednesday, March 24-25-26, 2025


  • Deliver to: Scarab Creative Arts729 East Divisadero Street, Fresno California

  • Mail to: Scarab Creative Arts, c/o Maggie Courtis, 873 East Aretha Avenue, Fowler, California, 93625


  • Prizes

    • First: $200, Ribbon

    • Second: $125, Ribbon

    • Third: $75, Ribbon

    • Honorable Mentions: Ribbons

  • Gallery Presence and Marketing Opportunity

    • Scarab Creative Arts is one of the premier arts centers in Fresno's arts district. 

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

    • A reception is scheduled on the first Thursday in March 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.

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


  • Follow all steps,

    • Steps 1 and 2 - Submit December 1st, 2024 through February 15th, 2025.

    • Step 3, if your work is accepted, deliver the labeled work to the gallery February 27th through March 1st, 2025.

  • ​See details below. 

Entry Fee

  • $20 for 1 image 

  • $35 for 2 images

How to Enter:

Step 1 - Submit image(s)


Step 2 - Pay submission fee


upon acceptance

Step 3 - Bring art to the Gallery

How to Enter:

Step 1 of 3 - Submit

(December 1, 2024 through February 15, 2025) 

Send the following by Email :

  • Your name

  • Submit image(s) and/or give a brief description​.

  • ​Tell us how many pieces are you entering.

Email to:

  • Complete step 2, pay the fee at the same time you email your submission. 

How to Enter:

Step 2 of 3 - Pay Submission Fee 

(December 1, 2024 through February 15, 2025)


Click one of the options to make a payment through our website.

You can issue payment with a check.

Made payable to: Scarab Creative Arts


Mail to:

Maggie Courtis

P. O. Box 573

Fowler, CA 93625

How to Enter:

Step 3 of 3 -

You will be notified by email letting you know if your work is accepted. If so,

Bring labeled Art to our Gallery 

(February 27th through March 1st, 2025)

We will have printed documents available when you deliver your art.

Scarab Creative Arts

729 East Divisadero

Fresno, CA 

Attach a label

to each piece.

Download label 


fill out a form when

you drop off your art.

Terms & Agreement

Download agreement


fill out a form when

you drop off your art.


Legal Agreement

  • By entering our calls for entry, you are agreeing to be added to the Scarab Creative Arts email list for upcoming artist opportunities.

  • By submitting images, you agree that the images are your own work, you own all rights to the images, and you take full responsibility for the content of all images.

  • The actual artwork will remain the property of the artist. 

  • Should your work be accepted, you grant Scarab Creative Arts the right to reproduce your image on our website, on social media, and where appropriate to help promote the exhibition.


  • Should the artist need to ship work to the gallery please email to request a secure shipping address. ​Please do not ship your work directly to Scarab Creative Arts.

  • For return shipping the artist must include a prepaid return shipping label.

  • Should a buyer request shipping of the piece(s) after the show, the artist is responsible for packaging and shipping the piece(s). Buyers will be advised shipping is available, cost to be determined.


  • Art will remain in the gallery throughout the duration of the show.

  • Unframed canvases should be painted around the outside edge of the canvas.


  • The agreement entered into between gallery owners and the Fresno Arts Council specifies division of responsibilities regarding insurance.

  • Scarab Creative Arts does not provide insurance for art exhibited in the gallery and assumes no responsibility for loss incurred due to theft, fire, water, vandalism, or any other natural or man-made occurrence. 


  • Artist/Gallery Commission for Work Sold Out of the Gallery: 80% Artist / 20% Gallery​

  • Purchases by patrons driven to you from your link on our website Gallery Archives page after the exhibit are not subject to commission.

By applying you affirm

  • you agree to the terms of our legal agreement

  • you agree to the terms of our commission schedule

Thank you for your submission

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