Fanciful Visions 2023 Call for Artists

Fanciful Visions – JANUARY 2023

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

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FANCIFUL VISIONS – JANUARY 7-26, 2023

Elk Grove, December 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center presents Fanciful Visions 2023, an art competition show on exhibition January 7-26, 2023. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception and Awards Presentation on January 7 from 4-7PM.

Do you wake up having dreamed of places and adventures that seem so real but are just out of reach? Create the future you see in a brand-new art competition at the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Fanciful Visions is a concept of what awaits us in the millennia to come. Open your mind to the surreal, the fantastical, the magical, or the macabre, as we explore the stuff of dreams.

Fanciful Visions is the first art competition of 2023 at the Center and is judged by local artist Dwight Head.

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Fanciful Visions 2023 Call for Artists

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures, Community Art Display, and Art Gifts holiday exhibitions
  • January 2023: Fanciful Visions art competition
  • February 2023: EGUSD Art Students Exhibition, Gerald Barnes in the Foyer Gallery

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and the annual Elk Grove Festival of the Arts.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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Small Treasures and Holiday Art Gifts – DECEMBER 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

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SMALL TREASURES AND HOLIDAY ART GIFTS – THROUGH DECEMBER 29, 2022

Elk Grove, November 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center continues the 11th Annual Small Treasures Show and Sale through December 29, 2022, with additional local artwork presented for holiday art gift giving. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on December 3 from 4-7PM.

Small Treasures is an important fundraiser supporting EGFAC’s local gallery events, art classes for all ages or abilities, and educational outreach programs. Each participating artists creates a unique themed series of five small treasures on 5×7 wooden panels which may be purchased individually or in groups. Additional holiday and winter themed panels will be displayed and included in a raffle, with winning tickets announced on December 3, 2022.

During the final month of the year our affiliate and associate artists share new work in holiday themes. These smaller works are a perfect choice for holiday gift giving and include a selection of jewelry, pottery, art prints, and ornamental artwork for trees and home displays.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • November and December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures, Community Art Display, and Art Gifts holiday exhibitions
  • January 2023: Fanciful Visions art competition
  • February 2023: EGUSD Art Educators Exhibition

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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11th Annual Small Treasures – NOVEMBER 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11TH ANNUAL SMALL TREASURES – NOVEMBER 5 – DECEMBER 29, 2022

Elk Grove, October 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present the 11th Annual Small Treasures Show and Sale, November 5 – December 29, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on November 5 from 4-7PM.

Small Treasures is an important fundraising event supporting EGFAC’s local gallery events, art classes for all ages or abilities, and educational outreach programs. Each participating artists creates a unique themed series of five small treasures on 5×7 wooden panels, which may be purchased individually or in groups. Additional holiday / winter themed panels will be displayed and included in a holiday raffle, with winning tickets announced on December 3, 2022.

This annual event continues to draw large crowds and return customers who enjoy adding holiday-themed local artwork to their collections. All works are available starting at exactly 4PM on First Saturday, and are first-come-first-served. Past exhibitions have experienced lines at the door with collectors waiting to buy. The range of media and subject matter is designed to be affordable at a consistent $50 price.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • October 2022: EGFAC Annual Art Tour, Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski in the Foyer Gallery
  • November and December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures and Gifts from the Heart holiday exhibitions

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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Sweet! and the 11th Annual Art Tour – OCTOBER 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SWEET! AND THE 11TH ANNUAL ART TOUR – OCTOBER 1-27, 2022

Elk Grove, September 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present Sweet!, an exhibition featuring Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski, October 1-27, 2022, and the 11th Annual Art Tour on October 8, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on October 1 from 4-7PM.

“Sweet! captures the bold and delicious colors and shapes of desserts of all kinds. Sacramento artists and friends Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski sought something fun and interesting to paint together. Their effort developed into a lively and interactive exchange of ideas and techniques found in this delectable series of oil paintings.”

Also this month the Center presents our 11th Annual Art Tour on Saturday, October 8, 2022 from 10AM-4PM. The Annual Art Tour allows us to showcase many of the talented artists in our community, present them with an opportunity to sell their works, and offer art lovers a chance to meet the artists in an informal setting. This event also features an art raffle allowing patrons to support the Center and win an original work of art by participating artists.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • September 2022: This is Surreal competition show, Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, and Sacramento Open Studios (September 17 and 18 at the Center)
  • October 2022: EGFAC Annual Art Tour, Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski in the Foyer Gallery
  • November and December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures and Gifts from the Heart holiday exhibitions

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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This is Surreal, and Vic Bicomong – SEPTEMBER 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

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THIS IS SURREAL, AND VIC BICOMONG – SEPTEMBER 3-22, 2022

Elk Grove, August 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present This is Surreal, an art competition show, and Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, September 3-22, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on September 3 from 4-7PM.

In our final art competition of 2022 we are tapping into the hidden reservoirs of artist creativity in a show that is heavily influenced by the art of Dada. Artists were asked to activate their unconscious minds to defy logic to create works that evoke randomness, spontaneity, and dream-like scenes.

The Center will also exhibit The Eclectic Artist Vic L. Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery. A self-taught artist, Bicomong is known for the diversity of styles in his work, allowing a gallery to appear as though multiple artists are showing at the same time. Bicomong is retired from the Elk Grove Post Office, has completed mural work in San Francisco, and now shares his artistic talent with the local community and his family.

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is pleased to participate in Sacramento Open Studios on September 17 and 18 at the Center, with work displayed by our affiliate and associate artists. The Center will be open 11AM-4PM each day.

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  • The Center is accepting work for This is Surreal through August 15. Images of juried work will be available after this date.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • August 2022: Thomas A. Sellas in the Foyer Gallery, and BIG Art at EGFAC
  • September 2022: This is Surreal competition show, Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, and Sacramento Open Studios (September 17 and 18 at the Center)
  • October 2022: EGFAC Annual Art Tour, Polly LaPorte and Robert Gonsowski in the Foyer Gallery
  • November and December 2022: EGFAC Annual Small Treasures and Gifts from the Heart holiday exhibitions

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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Thomas A. Sellas, and BIG Art at EGFAC – AUGUST 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

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THOMAS A. SELLAS, AND BIG ART AT EGFAC – AUGUST 6-25, 2022

Elk Grove, July 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present American River and Greece Paintings by Thomas A. Sellas, and BIG Art at EGFAC by the Center’s represented artists, August 6-25, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on August 6 from 4-7PM.

Sellas presents new work featuring American River scenes and paintings from the Greek island of Paros in a summertime collection. A local fine artist and graduate of Sacramento State, Sellas taught art in the Elk Grove Unified School District for over 30 years, and specializes in local river scenes, abstracts, and the landscapes of Greece and the Aegean.

The Center also presents BIG Art at EGFAC by our represented artists as we fill the walls with oversized landscapes, still life, and figurative paintings. Artists were asked to stretch themselves and their canvases to create new work suitable for statement pieces on large walls in homes, offices, and major collections.

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Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show, and the Community Art Display
  • August 2022: Thomas A. Sellas in the Foyer Gallery, and BIG Art at EGFAC
  • September 2022: This is Surreal competition show, Vic Bicomong in the Foyer Gallery, and Sacramento Open Studios (September 17 and 18 at the Center)

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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All Creatures Great and Small – JULY 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL – JULY 2-28, 2022

Elk Grove, June 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present All Creatures Great and Small, an annual art competition show July 2-28, 2022. This year’s competition is judged by local artist Yvonne Bonacci. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on July 2 from 4-7PM.

Our July art competition show features animals of all sizes, colors and shapes. Artists were asked to express themselves in a fun and creative way to show the essence of an animal they find interesting. All artwork in this show is newly created work that has not been seen in previous competition at the Center. Artists present animal themes in all mediums.

The Center will award cash prizes for Best of Show, and 1st and 2nd Place artists.

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The Center is collecting work for the competition through Jun 19, 2022. Promotional / Media image below.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show
  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and special events. The Center presents monthly fine art exhibitions, regional art competitions, a gift shop featuring functional art and jewelry, First Saturday public art receptions, adult workshops in a variety of art mediums, and two annual community events (Elk Grove Festival of the Arts, EGFAC Art Tour).

The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events. We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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Wide Open Spaces – JUNE 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 806-1507 – marketing@egfac.org

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WIDE OPEN SPACES – JUNE 4-23, 2022

Elk Grove, May 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present Wide Open Spaces, an art competition show June 4-23, 2022. This year’s competition is judged by Teresa Steinbach Garcia. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on June 4 from 4-7PM.

Nature and outdoors have inspired countless people, provoking deep thought, strong friendships, and a rooted bond with earth. Revisit or discover your love of nature. The human spirit needs Nature and in every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.

The Center will award cash prizes for Best of Show, and 1st and 2nd Place artists.

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Upcoming Exhibitions

  • May 2022: 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, Swell by Amy Vidra in the Foyer Gallery, Stop Stigma Sacramento (Mental Health Month curated exhibition)
  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show
  • July 2022: All Creatures Great and Small competition show

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

We receive support from the City of Elk Grove, the Elk Grove Arts Commission, and the Elk Grove Citizen (in-kind).

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10th Annual Open Fine Arts, and Swell – MAY 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992 – marketing@elkgrovefineartscenter.org

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10TH ANNUAL OPEN FINE ARTS, AND SWELL – MAY 7-26, 2022

Elk Grove, April 1, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present the 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, and Swell by Amy Vidra, May 7-26, 2022. The Center will open for a First Saturday Public Reception on May 7 from 4-7PM.

The annual Open Fine Arts Competition, now in its 10th year, presents regional and national artists in six primary categories of drawing and pastel, sculpture and mixed-media, oil, acrylic, water media, and photography. This popular juried show awards cash prizes and ribbons for Best of Show, First, and Second place winners.

In the Foyer Gallery in May, Amy Vidra presents Swell, a collection of work representing the swell of the tides, emotions, and the movements of the world. The artist will present a talk, free to the public, on Saturday, May 21 at 5PM at the Center.

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The Center is still collecting work for the Open Fine Arts Competition. Images will be available after jurying on April 17. Images below for Swell, by Amy Vidra.

Upcoming Exhibitions

  • April 2022: Rob Bonslett in the Foyer Gallery, the Elk Grove Festival of the Arts (April 30)
  • May 2022: 10th Annual Open Fine Arts Competition, Swell by Amy Vidra in the Foyer Gallery
  • June 2022: Wide Open Spaces competition show

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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Elk Grove Festival of the Arts – APRIL 30, 2022

Heath Buckmaster
Marketing Director, Elk Grove Fine Arts Center
(916) 685-5992
marketing@egfac.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ELK GROVE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – APRIL 30, 2022

Elk Grove, March 14, 2022 – The Elk Grove Fine Arts Center will present the First Annual Elk Grove Festival of the Arts on April 30, 2022 from 10AM-6PM at the Old Town Plaza at 9615 Railroad Street in Elk Grove. This event is graciously sponsored by the City of Elk Grove and the Elk Grove Arts Commission.

Introducing our community to the diverse world of the visual arts is the mission of the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center. Through partnerships with local small businesses, performing and visual arts organizations, and city representatives, we are pleased to present this first annual event. Join us for fine art booths, live music and performances, food and wine, a Kids Zone, plus a youth arts show. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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Additional Partners

  • Promotional Partners: ARDENT for life and Good Day Sacramento
  • Wine provided by McConnell Estates Winery
  • Food Trucks sponsored by Food in the Hood 916
  • Kids Zone sponsored by American River Family Counseling
  • Explorations in Art presented by Elk Grove Unified School District visual arts, curated by Freddy Santana

About the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center

Established as a nonprofit arts organization on November 29, 2007, the Elk Grove Fine Arts Center is a place for local artists to share their work and for the community to experience the visual arts through classes and events. The Center is located at 9683 Elk Grove Florin Road in Elk Grove and is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11AM-4PM and for special events.

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