"Restart" Exhibition Call for Entries

Published on March 03, 2022

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The Palo Alto Art Center is Seeking Artist Entries for its First Juried Exhibition in More than a Decade

Entries from Northern California Artists Due May 6, 2022


PALO ALTO, CA– The Palo Alto Art Center will address the question of how we restart and rebuild after pandemic, personal and community crises in a juried exhibition on view from June 25-August 20, 2022. 

“The Palo Alto Art Center is excited to present our first juried exhibition in more than ten years,” shared Karen Kienzle, Palo Alto Art Center Director. “This exhibition will provide an opportunity for artists from around Northern California to participate in an ongoing conversation about the power of art as a tool for promoting resilience, hope, and renewal.”

Restart speaks to the post-pandemic desire for healing, connection, and restoration. This juried exhibition will build on the current Art Center exhibition Creative Attention: Art and Community Restoration
Artists from throughout Northern California are invited to submit work addressing the Restart theme until Friday, May 6, 2022. Artworks should be completed pieces. There will be $1,000 in prizes for selected artworks. The Juror is Patricia Hickson, the Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Hickson oversees the post-war and contemporary art collection and acquisitions, organizes special exhibitions, and leads the MATRIX program, a series of changing exhibitions of contemporary art. Her thirty-plus MATRIX projects—three per year—have featured an international roster of artists.

Complete information and instructions, including media restrictions, may be found here.

About the Palo Alto Art Center

The Palo Alto Art Center is your place to discover art. See, make, and be inspired because everyone is an artist. Created by the community, for the community in 1971, the Palo Alto Art Center provides an accessible and welcoming place to engage with art. We serve approximately 150,000 people every year through a diverse range of programs.

The Palo Alto Art Center, Division of Arts and Sciences, City of Palo Alto is funded in part by grants from the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation. The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation gratefully acknowledges support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Yellow Chair Foundation, Acton Family Giving, SVCreates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara, private donations, and members.

The full press release is available to download here(PDF, 181KB)

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