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Sandhill Crane Festival

November 7-9 · Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

November 7-9, 2014

Hutchins Street Square · Lodi, CA

800-581-6150 ·

Art Show - Call to Artists

2013 festival artwork
lon yarbrough

The 2013 Sandhill Crane Festival Art Show will include watercolors, oils, etchings, sculptures, other fine art and photographs depicting Sandhill Cranes, other California wildlife, and their natural habitats. 

This year's Festival Artist is photographer Lon Yarbrough from Sacramento, whose work will be featured at the show.

The Art Show will be at Hutchins Street Square in the Cottage-Pisano rooms from November 1st to 3rd and admission is free.  Art can be viewed at the Opening Reception on Friday evening, from 6 to 8:30 PM, on Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM, and on Sunday from 10 AM to 4 PM. 

Visitors to the exhibit will vote for their favorite Fine Art piece and Photograph during the show for one “People’s Choice Award” in each Division.  The full Call to Artists and Entry form can be downloaded here.

There are two divisions:

Two subject Categories will be displayed in each Division: 1. Sandhill Cranes or 2. Other California wildlife and their natural habitats.

Judging and Awards

This year Fine Art and Photography will be judged separately by invited judges. Visitors to the exhibit will vote for their favorite Fine Art piece and Photograph during the show for one “People’s Choice Award” in each Division. We anticipate to award cash prizes ranging from $25 to $100.


Show inclusion will be determined from digital images. Please submit one image per entry; for 3-dimensional works or for certain 2-dimensional works where detail is essential, two digital images per entry will be accepted. Digital images can be submitted by either emailing a TIFF or JPEG file (300 DPI preferred), to or by mailing a CD-R with the digital images to the below address.

Entry deadline is Sunday, October 18, 2013. An entry form must be completed and submitted with your digital images or slides.

There is a fee of $10 for the first entry in each Division (Fine Arts or Photography) and $5 for each subsequent piece. An artist may enter up to 3 pieces of art each Division and Category and will donate 20% of any art sales to the Sandhill Crane Festival.

All artwork and photographs depicting Sandhill Cranes will be considered for the 2014 Sandhill Crane Festival promotional and publicity art. The Sandhill Crane Festival Art Committee retains discretion as to what constitutes suitable or appropriate artwork to be included in the show.


There are no age restrictions. All artwork must be original and the property of the submitter. No substitutes of accepted artwork will be allowed. Any 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional art media are accepted, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photographs, pencil, pen & ink, and charcoal drawings, prints, mixed media, sculpture, and ceramics. No limited edition prints, airbrush, crafts, or computer- generated or computer-manipulated artwork will be considered. Camera add-on lenses, filters, and scopes are permitted. Photographs should be taken in California to be consistent with the theme of California wildlife and their natural habitats.

2-dimensional artwork must be suitably framed, wired, and ready to hang, and may not exceed 48” in width or 36” height, including frame. 3-dimensional pieces must have a firmly attached base and may not exceed 50 pounds. If the artwork requires any special hanging hardware, stands, or display directions, they must be included with the artwork.

Each artwork must have a label securely attached to the back or bottom with the artist's name, address, phone number, title of work, medium, and price (or NFS).


The utmost care will be taken in the handling and security of your artwork. By participating, you agree to hold harmless the Lodi Sandhill Crane Association Board of Directors and associates, the Lodi Arts Commission, and Hutchins Street Square for any damage that may result from your participation.

Accepted artwork will need to be delivered to the Cottage Room of Hutchins Street Square either Thursday, October 31st from 5 to 7 PM or Friday, November 1st , from 9 to 11 AM. You may pick up your artwork at the end of the Festival on Sunday, November 3rd , between 4 and 5 PM.

Sandhill Crane Festival Art Show
P.O. Box 1616
Lodi, CA 95241 800-581-6150 

Information and an entry form can be requested by calling the Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival at 800- 581-6150.