August 3 through September 7, 2018

This Open Call opportunity for our community marks the first repeat show theme in our history.

Quintessence will invite artists to submit self portraits which are the pure and concentrated essence of you.

Artists have been compelled to represent their own likeness in self-portraits since early Renaissance days. And while its true that a straight image of yourself represents you…we encourage you investigate further. What makes you passionate and unique? What is being revealed or concealed in your self-portrait?  What motivates you to even make a self-portrait? What kind of thoughts create who you are daily? Would your self-portrait be ifferent if only you could see it?  Do you see your beauty? Have an idea?

In an era where selfies are all too abundant, we ask you to think outside the box. Look beyond the surface and bring us your authentic, weird, incomparable, radical, distinctive, stereotype, without equal, perfect essence of the one and only, typical you. Most importantly…have fun! See you soon!

For more information and/or questions please contact the gallery 530 842-0222. If you need assistance uploading your submission we will be happy to help.

Entry fee: $10.00 per Artist

Submission of Entry via email by: Friday, July 20th

Notification of acceptance of work by: Monday, July 23rd

Delivery of work: Saturday, July 28th, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, August 3rd, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Each artist is invited to submit 1 piece of work in the media of their choice. Please submit your entry via email to libertyartsgallery@gmail.com with the subject Quintessence Submission.

Your entry should include an image in .jpg format, the title, media, size and price if for sale.

Please visit our Art Entries Guidelines for information and entry requirements.

When you are notified of accpetance, you may download the Artist Release to accompany your artwork upon delivery.


Funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency.

Liberty Arts Hours of Operation
Liberty Arts, 108 W. Miner Street in Historic Downtown Yreka, CA 96097
Summer Hours ~ Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 ~ 5:00
Academic School Year ~ Tuesdays CLOSED to the public for Explorations Outreach Program
Sunday & Monday ~ CLOSED
530 842-0222