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Bareback III: Symmetry in Motion
By Studio C Gallery

International Deadline: September 16, 2018 – Studio C Gallery is looking for artists, whose work is inspired by the horse.

Horses fill our dreams. They are our inspiration. A horse’s spirit is akin to us all.

Humankind owes a great debt to our four legged friends. Domestication of the horse provided humans with mobility, survival and sport. Yet today, horses are facing a daunting challenge. Yearly round-ups by the Bureau of Land Management, kill buyers, horse racing breakdowns and drought that forces some owners to abandon their animals, have left horses lives in peril. This dilemma is not going away anytime soon, especially with the current Administration.

This is where we all come in, as artists. We can inspire our audience to take action, in paying homage to the horse.

Last year, Studio C partnered with Wild Horse Sanctuary and Dream Catcher L.A. This year we will be partnering with Wild Horse Sanctuary and Habitat for Horses.

Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion is open to all artists that reside in the Los Angeles area and beyond our borders. All entries must represent original works of art. We do not accept Giclee prints.

This exhibit has no predetermined expectation for type, style or media of work to be considered or selected. Submissions can range from the most traditional to the most conceptual or experimental. The only criterion is that the work interprets the them of the show, Bareback II: Symmetry in Motion, honoring the horse. All mediums are accepted, including video and installation.

All entries are submitted to a committee of 2 guest artist or art professionals and the gallery director. Each year new guest jurors are selected for the process of jurying.

There is an entry fee of $27.00 US. This fee qualifies up to 4 images. Additional Images: $5.00 per image. Additional “detail” images are fine, if necessary to describe the piece.

Entry Fee may be paid thru PayPal at
Account is:
All fees are non-refundable

Please email images (preferably high resolution ) to:
Professional quality images of work are highly recommended. Poor quality images or small files may be disqualified.

Please type your full name in the subject line of the email, along with Bareback III Submission ( Example: Jane or Joe Smith / Bareback III Submission )

Please include these details in the body of the email with submission.

  1. Name of Artist:
  2. Title of Artwork:
  3. Medium: Dimensions: framed and unframed
  4. Price: Please include on EACH image of work: name, title, medium and number of image. Example: Smith_ Jane_title_medium_1.jpg and so on, depending on how many images you are submitting.

Important: make sure the number on your image file coincides with the info typed into in the body of the submission email.

Submitting Video, Motion or Interactive Entries:
All video, motion, or interactive submissions must be in form of a link to a viewable online copy of each work ( such as Vimeo or via a Dropbox or WeTransfer  link )  The work should be show online, in it’s Full length.

Shipping to and from the gallery is the full responsibility of the artist. It is highly recommended to insure your work in transit. If you are shipping your work from other states or overseas, please make a special note of the Calendar dates above, to make sure that your work arrives on time. It has been our experience that the United States Postal Service is one of the most economical way of shipping. However pack well and allow extra days for your work to get to the gallery.

Please ship Priority Air. Do not use Ground. It is not guaranteed on a specific date.  Please check their website for more information at:

The USPS will also insure work in transit.

Please avoid using UPS. We have had unusual problems with this carrier. We do not recommend them.

The best way to ship is FedEx. It is more expensive but worth the expense.

We are always happy to discuss any questions you may have about shipping.

The gallery staff is committed to taking the best care of your work while it is with us. All shipping materials are saved, labeled and stored. The artwork is re-packed in a diligent manner, for return.

Studio C Gallery takes a 25% donation from each artwork sold during the duration of the exhibition. 75% of sales will go directly to the artist.

However, since this is a benefit fund raiser, we suggest that each artist

make a donation ( from sales ) to one or both of our non-profit organizations that are partnering with us for this event.

However, since this is a benefit fund raiser, we suggest that each artist make a donation ( from sales ) to one or both of our non-profit organizations that are partnering with us for this event.


  • September 16th Deadline for received entries
  • September 20th Notification sent to entrants via email.
  • October 5th, 6th & 7th Artwork delivered or shipped to gallery. Drop-off Hours: 10 am to 6 pm
  • October 13th Opening Reception
  • November 3rd Final day of exhibition
  • November 4th, 5th & 6th Artwork pick-up and schedule shipped artwork for return (arranged by artist )

For more information, contact: Peggy Nichols at

Studio C Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting the work of women artists. We are committed in bringing attention to the feminine characteristics and trademark of art making. This is our focus.. however we would like to open this call to men as well, for this exhibition.

Our gallery is located at the historic Santa Fe Art Colony in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Studio C Gallery
Santa Fe Art Colony
2349 So. Santa Fe Ave. Studio C
Los Angeles, CA 90058

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