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Nautica Exhibition

 CIMM presents NAUTICA

"All things sea; by it, in it, and above it."

Channel Islands Maritime Museum invites artists to participate in the exhibition “Nautica, All Things Sea.” We are open to photography, 2D digital art, 3D art, painting, mixed media and installation art. This is a juried art show with cash prizes. 
Tuesday, June 26th from 10-5PM
Wednesday, June 27th from 10-5PM  
— Photographs & 2D Digital Art
Selected works will be no more than 24” x 36”, they must be framed, wired for hanging and will be installed by our curators & assistants.  
— Painting, Mixed Media & Installation Art
The artist is responsible for the shipment and delivery of his/her physical work to and from CIM Museum, as well as all related expenses. The two-dimensional work should be no larger than 39 inch (1 m) on the longest side, and the installation piece should be no larger than 39x39x79 inches (1 x 1 x 2 m, w x l x h). All works must be wired for hanging. The work that needs to be mounted on the wall should not exceed 20 lbs. Please indicate in the submission email if you are interested in exhibiting works exceeding the size/weight limit. 
— 3D Art
Artist may submit any size 3D art. 
Free for the first piece, $15 for two, and $25 for three. Each artist may submit a maximum of three pieces. 

All art pieces submitted are covered by the Museum Insurance Policy.  
COMMISSION We are asking a 20% commission on all artwork that is for sale and all sales will be handled through the Museum Gift Shop. If a piece is for sale, it must be labeled as such. Art pieces sold will need to be delivered after the exhibit closes. If you are not selling a piece of art, please clearly note “NFS.” 
— Please send us up to 5 JPG images (100-500 kilobytes per image recommended), and your bio. Please email them to “” 
— Please write “Submission: Nautica – Category – Your Name’ in the subject line of your email.  
Exhibition: July 1 – August 24
Submission Deadline: June 25, 2018
Takedown: August 25, 2018 10-5PM
Opening Reception: Friday, July 13, 6-8PM.

All transportation/delivery and shipping costs will be covered by each individual artist.  

Questions: Contact the Curator, Heather Behrens,, 805-984-6260 ext 30. 
“Nautica, All Things Sea”, honors all forms of artistic expression and all materials – paper, wool, cotton, metal, wood, plastic etc. are acceptable as long as there is a reference to the sea; next to it, on it, above it and in it. All mediums are acceptable as long as the work is unique and awe-inspiring.  
Nestled on the coast of Southern California, in Ventura County, supported by a vibrant community of art aficionados, a steady, year-round influx of art seekers from the area, and tourists from around the world, Channel Islands Maritime Museum is perfectly poised to bring vibrant and innovative art to the forefront of the local art scene. 
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum boasts an unsurpassed art and model collection, contemporary exhibits, monthly speaker series, exhibit openings, high-quality education program and research library that allows guests to expand their knowledge of maritime history, culture, and conservation. The museum has been a treasured cultural resource serving all of Ventura County, Southern California, and the world since 1991. 

Art Pieces Submitted
Earlier Event: June 21
FREE Third Thursday!
Later Event: July 13
Nautica Reception