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Carnegie-Mistlin art show taking entries
Anne Pinkowskis Strapped won the best in show prize of the Central California Art Showcase IN 2015. Entires are currently being accepted for this years exhibit. - photo by Photo Contributed

Entries are now being accepted for the third annual Central California Art Showcase exhibition taking place this spring at the Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock and the Mistlin Gallery in Modesto. 

This is the third occasion the two art gallerys have partnered together to present a juried exhibit that highlights some of the local artistic talent. For this show both galleries will be exhibiting works selected by a single panel of judges. Entries of works in all media are being accepted now through Feb. 21, and the show will be on display at both galleries from April 1 through May 27.


“By sharing this exhibition between our two venues, we attract more visitors to our two galleries in downtown Modesto and downtown Turlock,” said Marianne Ward, chair of the Mistlin Gallery’s exhibition committee. “Visitors to both galleries will be rewarded with art of the highest quality, and may be exposed to artists they might not have known about before.”


“We think this creates an exciting opportunity for all Central California artists,” said Carnegie Director Lisa McDermott. “The main goal of this collaboration is to highlight the importance of the arts across our entire region.”


The judges for the 2016 Showcase will be Gerald Boyd, painter & pastel artist; Cara Weston, photographer; and William F. Wilson, Cultural Arts Manager of the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts in Tracy.


Works in all media will be accepted and artists may enter up to eight works. Entry fee is $20 per work. Members of either the Carnegie Arts Center or the Central California Art Association will receive a discount on their entry fee. Upon acceptance by the judges, artists will be notified of the display location of their accepted work(s). A total of $3,500 in prize money will be awarded. Complete rules and entry information can be found at or


All entry materials (entry forms, images, and fees) must be received by 5:00 p.m. Feb. 21. Entries should be submitted through; a link to the exhibit submissions page is available on either gallery’s website. All materials and payment will be handled on line. Entry materials will not be accepted by mail. Artists with questions or problems using the website should contact the Carnegie office, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock, or call 632-5761 for assistance.