Painting hanging in an exhibition space during the de Young open

Installation view of The de Young Open, 2020. Photograph by Gary Sexton

The de Young Open 2023

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Building on the tremendous success of the inaugural The de Young Open in 2020, the second triennial of this juried community art exhibition will feature submissions by artists from the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma. Artworks will be hung “salon style,” installed nearly edge to edge and floor to ceiling, maximizing the number of works displayed. Designed to celebrate and support our local arts communities, this exhibition allows artists to offer their works for sale and retain the proceeds. As in 2020, we will also acquire a selection of exhibition artworks for our permanent collection.

Visual artists 18 years of age or older who currently live in one of the nine Bay Area counties, whether amateurs or professionals, are encouraged to apply. All online submissions must be received between June 5 and June 18, 2023 (or when we reach 12,000 artists — whichever comes first). Submissions will be juried anonymously and solely on the merits of the work itself. Artists will be notified by August if their work has been accepted or declined. Check back in the coming weeks for more information on submission guidelines.

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