Surfing The Pacific Rim


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Surfing The Pacific Rim

Mediumpainting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, digital art, design
Street538 Main Street
CityHuntington Beach
US StateCalifornia
CountryUnited States
Zip/Postal Code92648

How to Apply

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES Complete HBAC website submission form and jury fee required for entry. Submissions must be original artworks or fine art prints completed in the past two years (2019-2021). Visual arts such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, video, filmmaking, digital art and design are encouraged.

Commercial reproductions, large editions, and work displayed in prior exhibits at the Huntington Beach Art Center are ineligible for jury selection. Artworks may not include live animals or decaying organic materials.

Call for Surf Art

HBAC Gallery and Virtual Exhibition Dates: July 17 – August 28, 2021

PRESENTED by the Huntington Beach Art Center
Juried by Southern California Surf Art Legends Rick Rietveld & Phil Roberts
Maximum 2 entries per artist
Jury fee $20.00 per artist

ELIGIBILITY Artists worldwide are invited to submit contemporary surf art and design concepts for online exhibition.
Regional artists may submit artworks for the virtual exhibition and public display in the Art Center’s 3000 sq. foot galleries.

HBAC is located at 538 Main Street, Huntington Beach, California. Artists submitting artwork for gallery display are responsible for in-person artwork delivery and pick up. Low-contact reservations adhering to public health protocols are required. Mailed submissions will not be accepted.


RESERVATIONS Delivery reservation system will open online Friday, June 18. Artists will be notified by email to make pick up reservations when the exhibition closes.

ARTWORK GALLERY DISPLAY SUBMISSIONS Artworks must be ready to safely display upon delivery.

2D Wall mounted artworks must have sturdy hanging wire and d-rings securely attached prior to delivery. Artworks without adequate display hardware and wire will not be accepted. Wall mounted artworks may not exceed 84” in either direction (including frame) or 50 pounds in weight.

3D WORK Sculptures displayed on a pedestal may not exceed 48’’ in height or width. Freestanding 3D work must be floor stable and may not exceed 72’’ in height, 48’’ in width or depth.

VIDEO Artists may submit video work in digital streaming format no longer than 15 minutes. Artists must create a looped presentation to facilitate continuous screening. Video art displayed in the galleries must be presented on a DVD copy of the original artwork. Lost or damaged DVDs will not be replaced.

HBAC RESALE Loaned artworks for the gallery display can be made available for sale by the Huntington Beach Art Center for the duration of the exhibition but it is not required to participate.

  • HBAC charges a non-negotiable 40% fee on all sales
  • Artist determines artwork resale price
  • The Art Center will not negotiate price with a potential buyer
  • Artworks identified for sale are restricted from resale through other external sources for the duration of the exhibition
  • Artist’s social security number is required to process payment over $600
  • Artists are responsible for all handling and shipping costs
  • Artworks must be picked up from the Art Center prior to shipment

HBAC ART HANDLING POLICIES Accepted artworks are displayed for the duration of the exhibition. No exceptions will be made to remove artworks or alter the display before the exhibition end date on August 28, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Surfing the Pacific Rim juried exhibition. Please note, not all works submitted for exhibition are guaranteed to be accepted into the virtual or gallery exhibitions. We look forward to reviewing your artwork. Please contact the Huntington Beach Art Center for more information.

Online submissions open: Saturday, May 1
Online submissions close: Friday, June 11
Jury selection notifications: Friday, June 18