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Juried Art Show and Competition
March 2024
Theme: Spirit

Spirit defined:


  • An animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms

  • A supernatural essence, as: Holy Spirit, soul

  • A supernatural being, as: ghost

  • Temper or disposition of mind or outlook especially when vigorous or animated, as: in high spirits

  • The immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person

  • The activating or essential principle influencing a person, as: He acted in the spirit of patriotism

  • An inclination, impulse, or tendency of a specific kind, as: the mischievous spirit

  • The feeling, quality, or distortion characterizing something, as: in the spirit of fun

  • A lively or brisk quality in a person's actions

  • A person having a character or disposition of a specific nature

  • A mental disposition characterized by firmness or assertiveness

  • A prevailing tone or tendency, as: spirit of the times, spirit of the law

  • Enthusiasm, loyalty, as: school spirit

  • An alcoholic solution of volatile substance, as spirt of camphor



"Spirit" 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.  This year the theme is Spirit

  • 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 through February 15, 2024

  • Artist Notification:  February 18, 2024

  • Art Delivery:  February 29 - March 2, 2024

  • Opening Reception: March 7, 2024, 5 to 8 p.m.

  • Exhibit runs: March 7 through March 30, 2024

  • Pick Up Work: March 30 (after 4 p.m.) - March 31, 2024


  • Scarab Creative Arts

  • 729 East Divisadero Street, Fresno California


  • Prizes

    • First: $200, Ribbon

    • Second: $125, Ribbon

    • Third: $75, 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 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 through February 15th.

    • Step 3, if your work is accepted, deliver the labeled work to the gallery February 29th through March 2nd.

  • ​See details below. 

Entry Fee

  • $20 for 1 image 

  • $35 for up to 3 images

How to Enter:

Step 1 of 3 - Submit

(December 1, 2023 through February 15, 2024) 

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, 2023 through February 15, 2024)


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 29 through March 2, 2024)

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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