Visual Artists

Artists, we are excited to have you participate in this exhibition! Please check out the following for more information on what participating artists need to know.

If you are an artist that has already submitted your entry please expect official confirmation as well as loan agreements in the mail. This information will be mailed out June 1, 2008.

Though the deadline has past for submissions we will be considering possible extensions. Please contact Carmina Eliason about a possible extension for your piece before June 1, 2008. We would hate to not include something meaningful and relevant to the show. You can reach Carmina at (831) 536-4436 or by email at


Call for Artists

We are looking for local artists to create art that explore the memories, feelings, and the experiences felt by the Watsonville community during the 1985-1987 frozen food strike. By local we mean artists who experienced the events firsthand, as onlookers, as children or family members of the strikers, or as individuals who have experienced the results of the strike in some way.

Criteria for Entry

  1. Theme: Artwork should be related to the theme. If you have questions about this please contact PVAC.

  2. Limit five entries. Please inform PVAC if your piece is bulky or hard to install.

  3. Entry fee: Free for PVAC members; $20 for non-members. Scholarships may be available.

  4. Deadline: Entry form, entry fee, and digital photo or printed photo of the artwork, are due no later than 5pm on Friday, May 16th. See below for submission instructions.

  5. Artworks cannot be entered in this show if shown previously at the PV Gallery, any PVAC satellite exhibits or Sierra Azul.

  6. PVAC will provide insurance for the loaned artwork to a maximum of $2500 per pieces. Sale of pieces is encouraged, but not required. All sales from the exhibition are subject to a commission, 30% for PVAC members, 40% for non-members.

  7. All entries are subject to curator’s final approval.

Submission Instructions

Submissions may be sent by mail or electronically.

Send entry form, fee and a photographs or images on a CD of your entry piece(s) to:

Strike Exhibit
c/o PVAC
37 Sudden Street
Watsonville, CA 95076

For more information please contact us at or the curators at 831.536.4436.

Below you will find a link to the PDF version which includes the form for entry.