Call to artists

Submission Deadline: Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST

C-Note Art Sale: Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10AM-4PM


Unlock the future of art in San Diego with SDAI. Artists are the key to our mission and for this mutually beneficial art sale, we invite you to participate by submitting artworks priced at $100, $200 and $300. The selected artworks will be on view at SDAI from Thursday, November 8 through Friday, November 9 for audiences to preview the works.

The C-Note Art Sale will kick off on Friday evening with a special Preview Party. We will be open to the public on Saturday, November 10 at 10AM on a first-come, first-serve basis. Additionally, SDAI will promote the artists online leading up to the sale with a link to their website.

San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) is hosting a sale of original artwork by San Diego and Tijuana-based artists on Saturday, November 10, 2018, with all artwork priced at $100, $200, or $300. C-NOTE is an opportunity for artists and art collectors to support SDAI’s mission and programs. Artists can choose to split their sales commission with SDAI or donate the full sale amount.

Artists working in all media and at all levels of their career are encouraged to apply for SDAI’s juried exhibition and C-NOTE art sale.


  • The artwork submissions should include 2-D (painting, photography, drawings, etchings, prints, other works on paper), 3-D, video and multimedia artworks so long as artworks are non-utilitarian (ie, jewelry, clothing, utensils, kitchenware will not be accepted).

  • A jury of arts professionals will review submissions to select artworks and will be selected based on the quality of their work.

  • Submissions are limited to artists living and/or working in San Diego County or Tijuana, B.C., Mexico.

  • All applicants must be 18 years or older.  



Artworks selected by the jury must be delivered to SDAI between October 22 - November 2, 2018.   Since all artwork will be hung within the SDAI space, it must be delivered framed and ready to hang. All artwork must be delivered to SDAI by the artist. All artwork must be original. No reproductions allowed. Artworks produced in multiples (e.g., lithographs, woodcuts, serigraphs, castings, etc.)  must be signed and numbered, in editions of less than 50. All applicants will be notified by email. Please do not call the office for selection results.


Application Deadline is Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST. The selected artists will be notified by Monday, October 15, 2018.


SUBMIT ALL ITEMS by Sunday, September 30, 2018, 11:59PM PST


ALL Applicants Must Send:

  1. Medium-resolution image of each artwork - these images should be medium-resolution professional documentation that is ready to be published online.

  2. Artwork Image information - your name, work title, date created, medium, dimensions, and price.

  3. Artists and SDAI will share in the sale price with a 50%/50% commission. Please indicate  your preferred commission percentage or choose the option to donate 100% of the sale to SDAI.

  4. Link to your artist website.


Visual Artists - Upload .jpg files at under 1MB each. Images should measure 1500-2500 pixels in width. Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, image number.  Example: Smith_John_01.

Video/Sound Artists – Submit links to work on VIMEO or SOUNDCLOUD.

Only moving images, i.e. time-based media, video, kinetic art or documentation of performance art, should be submitted as video files. Videos of still artwork or documentation of artistic process will not be viewed.

*We will not accept CDs of digital images, slides, DVDs, or VHS. Please do not send original artwork.



$15 to enter up to 3 artworks (one artwork must be priced at $100)

$20 to enter up to 5 artworks (two artworks must be priced at $100)

Members receive a 50% discount

Please submit payment below and you will receive an email with instructions and access to the submission page. If you are an SDAI member, please email Jacqueline Marino at to get a discount code.