Artwork Submission Policy
Although the Carnegie Art Museum is pleased to have art and artists brought to our attention, we are not a retail art sales gallery and do not review unsolicited portfolios. There are two ways to make an artist’s work better known to us:
email us a link to a website
mail us a CD with only 4-6 low-res ( jpeg ) or a pdf of the art works
include identification information for each artwork (title, medium, year made, dimensions) and an artist’s resume.
Carnegie Art Museum
424 South C Street
Keep in mind that the Carnegie focuses on California art of high technical quality by artists with significant prior museum and/or major gallery representation that spans a minimum of three years of art production. Museum exhibits are scheduled 2-3 years in advance.
Carnegie Art Museum Exhibits Focus
Since its launch in the 1920s by citizens, artists and donors, the City of Oxnard Art Collection’s focus has been California Art. Indeed, the first painting collected was a superb California plein-air work,Kathryn Leighton’s Desert Bloom, showing the beauty of the Coachella Valley. The Carnegie Art Museum places emphasis on presenting to the public museum quality art and educational experiences in accordance with the professional standards set by the American Association of Museums.
The focus of the City Art Collection, which comprises the permanent collection of the Carnegie Art Museum, and the focus of the Museum’s exhibits, remain primarily California Art and art movements that have influenced it. This focus now encompasses the full scope and diversity of California visual art. Artists are considered pertinent to California Art if they have lived, worked, or studied for any length of time in California.
Due to the deluge of submissions and costs involved, absolutely NO emailed, mailed or hand-delivered materials will be returned with or without a stamped return envelop or over night shipping number.
NO unsolicited artwork may be “dropped off” at the Museum for review. Due to art insurance restrictions, such deliveries will be refused. The Museum is not responsible for any unsolicited art or submission materials left or delivered.
Having noted these restrictions which allow a small museum to better stretch its very limited resources, do be aware that we appreciate having our California art horizons broadened. Submitted website links and CDs are reviewed but in no specific time frame and in no way imply a Museum exhibit, collections or other commitment. No receipt of submission will be sent. We will contact you/the artist for more information, if an artist’s work is of future interest.
Thank you for your understanding of the measures required to handle the overwhelming number of requests received.