SBP Exhibits and Events

Art at the JCC Santa Barbara Printmakers 2018 Juried Fall Exhibition
Santa Barbara Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Exhibition Dates:  August 19 – October 24, 2018

Register and pay entry fee at CaFÉ ( until Jul 29 at 11:59 pm PDT

●AUG 01 Notification of invited artists

●AUG 17 Delivery of invited artwork: 10 am – 12 noon

Note: No storage or shipping is available.

●AUG 19* Opening reception

2:00-3:00 live music

3:00-3:30 juror talk and awards

3:30-4:30 DVD showing, Midwest Matrix

●OCT 24 Last day of exhibition

●OCT 25 Pickup artwork: 10 am – 12 noon

*Sales of unframed prints:

Invited Artists will be able to bring unframed prints for sale during the reception.
Prints must be in a protective sleeve with hardboard backing.

JUROR: Stephanie Dotson

Stephanie received her MFA degree at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA and her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her current oeuvre is her fascination with the artistic process. She enjoys playing in the intersection of material, physicality and illusion. Local exhibitions include the Astronauts of Inner space exhibit at the ArtsFund, ArtReach at Westmont College and a three person exhibit UCSB’s College of Creative Studies. Her work has been included in solo and two person exhibits in Kansas City, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and Philadelphia. Dotson received Joan Mitchell fellowships for her residencies at The Vermont Studio Center and the Atlantic Center for the Arts, she also completed a residency at the Bemis center for Contemporary Art. Dotson was one of the founding members of the Los Angeles branch of Tiger Strikes Asteroid, an artist run Gallery. Stephanie currently resides in Santa Barbara where she is the associate professor of printmaking at
Santa Barbara City College and the proud mom of Oscar and Sylvie.

PRIZES: First Place $400; Second Place $200; Third Place $100; (2) Awards of Excellence $50 each.


ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists who can hand-deliver prints on August 17, between 10 am -12 noon and pick up work on October 25, between 10 am -12 noon

Note: Nude studies and violent images are not appropriate for this venue.

ENTRY FEE: $37 for up to three entries. Register and pay entry fee on line at CaFÉ ( Only credit cards and PayPal are accepted.

MEDIUM: All types of original, hand-pulled prints, including but not limited to: silkscreen, linocut, woodcut, lithograph, etching, collagraph, monotype, monoprint, photo polymer etching, and these techniques combined with photochemical or digital printing, chine collé (not collage), transfer images and hand coloring with translucent media.


  • All artwork must be presented professionally and ready for display.
  • Artwork must be wired for hanging. No saw tooth hangers.
  • Frames must be well assembled and in good condition.
  • Frames should not overwhelm or take away from the print.
  • Glass and mats should be clean.  Mats should not have foxing (brown areas)
  • Mats should be neutral colors (white or cream); no colored liners.
  • Mats should be a minimum of 2″ wide around the image.
  • When plates (e.g. metal, Plexiglas) are used in the production of the print, mats should not cover the plate marks, or edges, of the printed area.
  • In most cases, full-bleed prints should be floated.
  • Floated prints should not touch the glass.

All accepted work is reviewed when delivered. The final arbiter of presentation is the Santa Barbara Printmakers Organizing Committee.

DELIVERY OF ARTWORK: Artwork must be hand delivered to the Jewish Community Center, 524 Chapala Street on August 17, between 10 am -12 noon.

SALES: Sales are handled by the Jewish Community Center, which takes 25% commission.

QUESTIONS?  Contact Sara Woodburn at 805-563-9668 or Santa Barbara Printmakers at