2019 West Coast Biennial

at Turtle Bay Exploration Park

Turtle Bay Exploration Park is presenting the fifth West Coast Biennial Juried Art Exhibition at Turtle Bay. Open to west coast artists currently living in California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, the aim of the exhibition is to provide a forum for both established and emerging artists working on the west coast in a diversity of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture and mixed media. West coast artists can submit artwork (original pieces only, completed within the last three years). 

Submission Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:00 PM. 

The juror for the competition is artist Carrie Lederer, curator of the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek.  She will select from submitted images 30 – 50 artworks to be exhibited. Artists will be notified of the judging results on December 14 and the exhibition of chosen works will open January 25 through April 28, 2019. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, First, Second, and Third prize, Honorable Mention, and People’s Choice. 

About Juror Carrie Lederer
Curator and artist Carrie Lederer is nationally recognized for her work. As Curator at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek, she has curated over 75 informative and provocative exhibitions during her twenty-year tenure. Under her guidance, the Bedford Gallery consistently presents exhibitions that are diverse and inspiring subject matter, and with a scope that is local, national and international artists. Many of her exhibitions have traveled nationally including: 

  • BLOW UP: Contemporary Inflatable Art

  • My Hero: Contemporary Art and Super Hero Action

  • Cut Up / Cut Out

  • Personal to Political: Celebrating the African American Artists at Paulson Fontaine Press

Lederer is an award-winning artist whose artwork has been exhibited nationwide and abroad. Local exhibitions include Patricia Sweetow Gallery (catalog), Cabrillo College Art Gallery; Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery and Mills College Art Museum. National shows include Walter Maciel Gallery (Los Angeles), William Havu Gallery (Denver), and Marcia Wood (Atlanta). Lederer has created site-specific installations for several art venues including The Lab (SF), di Rosa Art Preserve (Napa), Turtle Bay Museum (Redding), and ArtSource / 101 California St. (SF). Her work has been extensively reviewed, and she is the recipient of the esteemed Fleishhacker Foundation Eureka Award for artists. Lederer was recently commissioned to create several paintings for a new, prestigious hospital in San Francisco—more to be announced soon!