Online Application

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Applicant Information

  • NOTE: Email is the preferred method of communication. Please include the words “Open Studio” in all email correspondence.
  • Your name, day phone number, studio address, and website address (if any) will be listed in promotional materials. Please indicate any information you DO NOT want published in the space above.
  • Studio Information

    Studio locations must be finalized and proofed by January 30th. Maps, flyers and advertisements containing studio addresses will go to press immediately thereafter.
  • Sharing a Studio?

    I will be sharing a Studio at the following location:
    Group sites may be designated in Hollister & San Juan/ Aromas for artists who need studio space, but are not guaranteed. No additional fees will be charged for group sites, although each Artist must submit an individual application and pay the Open Studios entry fee. Actual locations will be confirmed by January 30th.

    APPLICATION CHECKLIST 1. OPEN STUDIOS ONLINE APPLICATION 2. Please email 2 IMAGES of your artwork as attachments only to (300 dpi resolution JPG). Each image shall be labeled with your last name and image # (i.e. Rekedal 1, Rekedal 2). Improperly labeled images will not be viewed. Images will be used for print and electronic advertising 3. Please email an ARTIST STATEMENT (1 paragraph, Microsoft Word) and 1 HEADSHOT (jpg) to Artist info will be used for newspaper articles, social media & publicity 4. APPLICATION FEE (see page 2). Application fees can be sent via PayPal to or by mail (check payable to the SBC Arts Council) to SBCAC, PO Box 692, Hollister, CA 95024. You can also call to pay by credit card at 831.636.2787. The deadline for all submissions is 5:00 pm FRIDAY, January 18, 2019. REVIEW PROCESS All submissions will be reviewed by committee. Applications will not be considered complete until all items are received. Participating artists will be notified by January 25th .
  • PREVIEW EXHIBITION: March 8th-April 5th/ OS RECEPTION: 6:30-8:30 PM, FRIDAY MARCH 22nd

    Number of pieces of artwork to be exhibited (1-3 pieces/artist) will be determined by space availability. All artwork must be ready for hanging. Two dimensional pieces must be framed with a taut hanging wire securely attached to the back. ARTWORK THAT IS NOT PROPERLY WIRED OR READY FOR DISPLAY WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE SHOW. Artwork drop-off at ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St., Hollister, will be Saturday, March 2nd from 9 am- 12 pm. During artwork drop off, artists will enter into an Excel Sheet the title of each work, media, and price (if for sale). Artwork must be picked up from the Annex on April 8th & 9th from 9 am- 12 pm.
  • Briefly describe your work in 30 words or less. For example: My work is inspired by the way people move within architecture. Worldwide travel has provided extensive opportunities to photograph individuals and groups of people in unusual and striking settings.
  • Categorize your work in 7 words or less to use for the mailer. For example: Black and white photography in urban landscapes
  • Participation Disclaimer

    Please check all items below. NOTE: all items are mandatory to participate in Open Studios except for those marked as "optional"
    I agree to include the San Benito County Arts Council logo on my personal invitations.
    I agree to proof read my information and map location before printing deadlines on January 30th.
    I agree to deliver my work to ARTspace Annex, 217 Fifth St., Hollister, on March 2nd and pick it up on April 8th or April 9th.
    I will collect contact information from guests to pass on to the SBCAC for their mailing list and publicity use.
    I will post directional road signs to my studio and remove these signs by Monday, April 15th.
    I agree to make a sincere effort to promote Open Studios via social media, direct mail, email, etc. I understand that the success of Open Studios depends in part on my own outreach efforts.
    I permit the San Benito County Arts Council to use the artwork and information I have submitted herewith, excluding any information so marked on the application form, as promotional material in the news media and for inclusion in Open Studios lists.
    By clicking this box you are stating that you have read all information above and have agreed to all terms and that the name you are entering in the Signature box is your name.