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Carnegie Arts Center looking for a few good heroes
Carnegie heroes
The Carnegie Arts Center is hosting an all-media juried exhibition featuring heroes that is open to artists living throughout California. Pictured above is Laurina Paperina’s “Spastic Heroes,” mixed media on paper (Photo contributed).

From ancient myth to a cop on the beat, the definition of hero has grown and changed across time and cultures. “Heroes Real & Imagined” is an all-media juried exhibition open to artists living in California.

The exhibition will run in the Carnegie Art Centers Lobby Gallery as a companion piece to the “My Hero! Contemporary Art and Superhero Action” that is currently on exhibit in the Ferrari Gallery at the Carnegie.

This show asks artists to think above and beyond the comic book incarnation of hero. Why do some people, or the ideals they embody, become heroes to us as individuals and as communities?

Submissions might include representations of mythic heroes, cultural icons, personal mentors, or civic figures – stories, images or people that represent what it means to be a hero.

Entries can also include more abstract imagery that demonstrates the artist's conception of strength, truth, justice, or other heroic ideals.

Any creative medium will be considered eligible. The Best of Show will win $300. Two Awards of Merit for $100 each will be bestowed and four honorable mentions will win $50 each. There is a non-refundable entry fee is $20 for the first entry for non-members, $15 for each additional entry. Carnegie Members receive a discount of $5 off each entry by using the promo code CAC. Each artist may enter up to six works. Artists must be at least 18 years of age and reside in California.

All entry materials (entry forms, images, and fees) must be received by 4 p.m. on Sunday. Entries should be submitted through: All materials and payment will be handled online. For questions, contact the Carnegie office, 250 N. Broadway, Turlock, by email:; or call (209) 632-5761 for assistance.