Expressions Web Page

Expressions is the Tracy Art League's annual juried art show.

EXPRESSIONS is a project of the Tracy Art League, Tracy's oldest visual arts organization. The League's mission is to encourage education
in the arts, the development
of artists, and the enjoyment of the visual arts in the community.

Now in its 26th year, the exhibit attracts nearly 400 entries annually, and visitors from the Bay Area to the Sierras. Contributions from the community, and the cooperation of the City of Tracy have been instrumental in the exhibit's success.

EXPRESSIONS brings the finest work of regional artists to the community every year. It supports a scholarship program for students pursuing a career in the arts, and the annual EXPRESSIONS Children's Tour serves youngsters from kindergarten through high school.



2017 Expressions! Exhibit
February 18-24 at Tracy Community Center, 950 East Street, Tracy, CA
 
Eligibility to enter:
         Open to artists over 18 years of age
         Work must be original and completed in the last 24 months
         Work must be conceived and created entirely by the entering artist
         Work shown in previous Tracy Art League exhibits is not eligible
         No work can exceed 50 including frame

Conditions of Entry:
         Limit six entries per artist
         Entries must be wired and the wire ends taped for hanging
         $15 per entry/$12 per entry for Tracy Art League members
         Artwork to be hand delivered
         A 15% donation is requested on all sales.  Make checks payable to Tracy Art League and see our staff in the Sales Room at Pick-up

Categories:
1.       Sculpture & 3 Dimensional (weight limit 50 lbs)
2.       Oil and Acrylic
3.       Watercolor
4.       Pastel and Drawing
5.       Graphics and Mixed Media
6.       Glass

Awards:
         Best of Show $450
         Cash awards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each category
 
Calendar of Events:
Dec 15      Jan 27:  Online entries accepted at www.SmarterEntry.com/CallsForEntry/TAL
Feb 10                   5-8pm                   Receiving of accepted artwork
Feb 11                   10am-5pm          Receiving of accepted artwork
Feb 17                   6:30 9pm          Artist Reception
Feb 18 & 19         10am to 5pm      Exhibit open
Feb 20-24            4pm to 7pm        Exhibit open
Feb 25                   10am-1pm          Pick-up artwork
 
2017 Juror:  Don Hall
Don is a painter and ceramic artist who has his work shown in many galleries and exhibits.  He has a BA and MA in Arts from California State University Stanislaus.  He has previously taught at Merced College, Delta College and Modesto Junior College.  Find more about Don at his website:   http://www.donhallworks.com/
 
Jurying results will be determined from photographs uploaded to SmaeterEntry.com.  Award judging will be from the actual accepted artwork.  All artwork will be released at the close of the show except the pieces chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit.  Work chosen for the Expressions Selections Exhibit will be transported to the Grand Theater Center for the Arts.
 
Artist will be responsible for insuring their artwork.  Care will be taken during handling and exhibiting of all artwork, however, neither Tracy Art League nor the volunteers can be held responsible for loss or damage to the artwork submitted.


Expressions! Selections 2017

presented in collaboration with the Tracy Art League - Expressions!

March 25th - April 29th, 2017
GWF Energy & Souza Galleries

Opening Reception & Artist Meet-n-Greet
Saturday, March 25th, 12 to 2 PM
Hospitality provided with generous support from the Grand Foundation

Curator's Gallery Talk & Artist Panel Discussion Saturday, April 8th, 12 to
2 PM

All of these associated events are free & open to the public.

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Online Review of Entries: January 30th through February 6th (tentative
pending TAL confirmation)

Pick-Up of Work at Community Center:  Saturday, February 25th @ 9 am

Installation:  March 13th - 24th

Holidays:  Grand closed April 14th & 15th for Easter

De-installation/ Return of Work to Artists & Buyers:  Week of May 1st -
Days/Times TBD


Images from the Expressions 2015 Artist Reception