“Ordinary No Ordinary” Art & Photography Juried Exhibition
Open Call for Artists & Photographers (International)


This Exhibition will celebrate the ordinary things that inspire us as artists and photographers, and our artistic talents that allow us to create no ordinary art from these ordinary things – all because we have the powers to see and experience them differently.

Entries accepted until: TBD. 

Each and every day around the world millions of Artists & Photographers use ordinary things to create no ordinary art! We have an unstoppable urge to create beauty, and this is what drives us every single time we pick up a brush or a photo camera and hurry to capture the moment… And in this moment of capturing, we are completely in our own element and in tune with the universe.

We at Tall Sequoia Gallery are committed to celebrating this talent, and this exhibition’s purpose is exactly that: to recognize our unique ability as artistic beings of seeing no ordinary beauty in the things that are just ordinary to everyone else!

Celebrate your talent with us by sending us your best works!

Accepted Artworks

  • 2D Artworks only: paintings, drawings, photograph, digital art, mixed media.
  • Any medium, any style.

Image Standards

  • Name your images using this convention: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_ARTWORK NAME to have them accepted.
  • No frames, walls or foreign objects must be present.
  • Image boundaries must be clean and be within the actual artwork boundaries (for paintings and photographs).
  • No light reflections must be present. Images with light reflections will not be accepted.
  • Images must be of professional quality.
  • Please submit images up to 2MB in size.

Image Copyrights

Tall Sequoia Gallery and anyone who works here will never claim any copyrights to your artwork or photography. All Copyrights are retained by the artists and photographers who have produced their work.

Whenever Tall Sequoia Gallery publishes work submitted to it by artists and photographers (either in the gallery for which it was submitted or on our Social Media accounts), the name of the artist/photographer who owns the work being published will be clearly indicated to give credit to the owner of the Copyright.

Important Dates

  • Call Open Date: May 16, 2020
  • Exhibition Opens: TBD
  • Jury Notifications: TBD
  • Recognition Notifications & Mail Certificates: TBD
  • Winners Published: TBD
  • Award Recipients receive Certificates via email: TBD

Jury Process

All works are subject to selection; However, we do guarantee that at least one of your submitted works will be accepted and showcased!

Independent and impartial juror will be selected in order to determine Recognition Award winners and Honorable Mentions.

Recognitions & Awards

We will select one item in each category (Traditional Art, Photography & Digital Art) to receive:

  • 1st Place Recognition (Best in Show). This winner will have the winning artwork displayed as the Exhibition Page Banner, will have a Feature article published about the Artist, will receive “Best in Show” Award Certificate (as in sample below) and will have links to all social media accounts and website available to gallery visitors.
  • 2nd Place Recognition. This winner will have a Feature article published about the Artist, will receive Best of Show Award Certificate and will have links to all social media accounts and website available to gallery visitors.
  • 3rd Place Recognition. This winner will have a Feature article published about the Artist, will receive Best of Show Award Certificate and will have links to all social media accounts and website available to gallery visitors.

Three additional items from each category will receive an Honorable Mention recognition.

If the number of submitted works within any given category is less than the available awards, we will issue awards to all submitted works, starting with top award.

Award Certificates will be emailed on the indicated date.

SAMPLE CERTIFICATE demonstrated to the left of this paragraph

Entry Fee

We offer 3 options for entry fees:

  • Pay only $10USD to enter
    OR
  • Pay $0.00 if you post a hyperlink from your website to ours by using this tag “a href=”https://tallsequoiagallery.com”. Once you apply for a $0.00 entry using this option, we will validate the link on your website before accepting!
    OR
  • Pay $0.00 with a promo code.

Entry Form

Artist's Statement will be published in a feature article for the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Artist's Bio will be published in a feature article for the winners of 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

UPLOAD YOUR ARTWORK

Name your artworks "FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_TITLE" in order to ensure that they successfully enter the Competition you are applying for.
Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 5 files.
For Photographs, input "Photograph". For digital art, input "Digital Art".
For Photographs, input "Photograph". For digital art, input "Digital Art".
For Photographs, input "Photograph". For digital art, input "Digital Art".
For Photographs, input "Photograph". For digital art, input "Digital Art".
For Photographs, input "Photograph". For digital art, input "Digital Art".
If your artworks are for sale, we will provide an option for visitors to contact you via email to inquire. We do not handle sales. Payment and shipping will be your responsibility.
Include their name and email address so that we can reward them for their referral! If you, in turn refer someone and they submit their art, we will reward you by writing a feature article about you!
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