Blooming II

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General Gomez is pleased to announce Blooming ll This is our second annual Blooming, an art show which was highly popular with both artists and collectors last year. Blooming celebrates flowers, the garden, and all things that bloom. The show intends to exhibit the spirit and beauty of the plant kingdom.

The show will run from May 20 through June 18th, 2016. An opening reception will be held on

Friday, May 20, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm.

Artists are invited to submit their work for inclusion in this juried show. All media — both 2D and 3D — are acceptable for submission. The deadline for applications, including images, is Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Submissions will be juried for acceptance into the show.






  • Best of Show $300
  • ENTRY FEE: $25 per entry.
  • Open for submissions: Sunday, March 6, 2016
  • Last day to submit: Midnight, Wednesday May 4, 2016  online submission only.
  • Notification of pieces accepted or declined will be announced  by May 11, 2016
  • Show Dates: Friday, May 20 through Saturday, June 18, 2016
  • Location: General Gomez L.I.F.E. Gallery, 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn, California.
  • RECEPTION:  Opening Reception on Friday, May 20, 2016,  5:00 – 7:00 pm
  • Best of Show will be announced at the Opening Reception.
  • The show will be publicized through local media, online and direct e-mail.


Entry & Exhibit Rules


  • Open to all artists. Work must be original, no copies of published work, no class or workshop artwork. No Giclees, and no art from kits.
  • Artwork submitted will be by digital image or (by mail or in person) photograph of the piece.
  • Drop off date: Accepted work must be hand-delivered to the General Gomez ARTS and Event Center, 808 Lincoln Way, Auburn, CA between 10:00 am and 6 pm on Tuesday, May 17 2016 or by appointment, no later than Wednesday , May 18, 2016.  Call regarding shipped artwork. Artist is responsible to initiate and pay for all shipping charges and crating fees.
  • Entries will be juried for acceptance.
  • The show will be curated at the sole discretion of the Art Hanging Committee.
  • Artists are requested to submit a 250 word (maximum length) personal bio including interests or facts about the piece of art with the application for use in publicity.
  • All artwork must be priced for sale.
  • By entering, artist gives permission for images submitted to be used by General Gomez for publicity purposes.

Exhibition Specifications

  • All flat artwork must be clean, properly framed and wired (“saw tooth” hangers are not acceptable) ready to hang. Entry fee refunds will not be given for artwork which cannot be hung.
  • A collection of jewelry may be submitted as one artwork, provided it can be displayed within a 15″ glass cube.
  • Sculptures over 50 lbs. are to set up by the artist. Installations must meet fire and safety code and free standing work stable and safe for viewing.


  • General Gomez AEC will retain a commission of 40% of work sold. Artists will receive 60% of the sales price. General Gomez is the art representative of the artist work in the show, including referrals from the show. Artists should adjust prices accordingly.
  • Artwork sold during the show may be taken by the buyer (other than award winners), and the artist will be contacted and invited to hang a replacement piece.

Removing Work

  • Accepted work must remain for the duration of the show and will only be released at the end of the show.
  • Unsold artwork must be picked up on Monday, June 20, 2016  between 10 am and 5 pm at 808 Lincoln Way in Auburn, CA.

Apply Here