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12th Annual Juried Exhibition
of the
International Guild of Realism
Winfield Gallery in Carmel, California

September 23rd - October 23rd, 2017

Entry Deadline May 20th, 2017

The International Guild of Realism has secured a top-ranking art gallery in Carmel, California to host our 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, which will be held from September 23rd through October 23rd, 2017.

Our annual international exhibition will be held at the prestigious Winfield Gallery in the heart of the Carmel Art District. The gallery is centrally located among many quality art galleries, luxury shops and fine dining, attracting plenty of affluent visitors during the peak summer season. We couldn’t have asked for a better time or location in this important U.S. art market. Carmel and Monterey are the most beautiful coastal areas of the United States. There are several sights to see such as the scenic 17 - Mile Drive with views of the Pacific Ocean, Pebble Beach Golf Course, Monterey, the beautiful village of Carmel-by-the-Sea with numerous high end art galleries and so much more. Also, Carmel is about two hours away from San Francisco. If you are fortunate enough to be juried into this prestigious exhibition then we strongly recommend that you make the trip to the opening weekend festivities.


About the Gallery
Winfield Gallery was founded in 1989 by Christopher Winfield. Their principal focus is the representation of contemporary art by established, mid-career and emerging artists whose diverse practices include painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics and photography.

The gallery hosts multiple exhibitions a year and maintains a deep commitment to promote our artists’ careers. Winfield Gallery collaborates with museum curators, produce catalogs and books, establish relationships with the press and continue collector education and development. The gallery creates an atmosphere that builds bridges between the creative work, collectors and art enthusiasts at all levels.

Entry Deadline: May 20, 2017
Juried Results Announced: June 1-10, 2017
Shipping or Delivery: Delivered to gallery between September 11-15, 2017
Exhibition Dates: September 23 - October 23, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23, 2017


All entrants must be Guild Members at the time of the judging as well as during the exhibition (e.g., annual dues must have been paid, and all rules and entry requirements fulfilled).

We do encourage members to submit new and fresh works of art of the highest quality in order to make our 12th Annual IGOR exhibition a smashing success! Ideally, the submitted artworks ideally should not have been exhibited in previous gallery shows.

Only original artwork created solely by the artist's hand will be accepted. No digitally-manipulated images, photos, collages, giclees, photocopies, prints, laser prints, and/or any other reproductions will be accepted.

All accepted artwork must be professionally framed or on a professionally finished gallery-wrapped canvas (neat staple-free sides).

As customary during our annual juried exhibitions, we ask the gallery to appoint a guest judge(s) to award ribbons in different categories to selected Guild Members for their outstanding artwork. All award winners will receive their ribbons by mail after the conclusion of the exhibition.

Winfield Gallery welcomes all IGOR Artists and their guests to attend the opening reception on the evening of Saturday, September 23rd, 2017. We will also be having multiple seminars on current topics plus other art get-togethers for attendees. There are excellent hotels and resorts in the Carmel and Monterey area. As usual, we will send out a Travel Guide by email a few months before the opening reception. We will truly have a fun filled three days of numerous art related activities so we encourage as many IGOR members as possible to attend these events this September in beautiful Carmel whether you have been juried in the show or not.

To learn more about the area and the beautiful city of Carmel, please click on the links below:

10 Things to Do in Carmel by Trip Advisor

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