Sophie’s Gallery Announces Open Call Art Submission for 2015 Bountiful Art Show

The annual juried art show will be held August 7-31, 2015 with a reception on opening night.

San Diego, CA, May 03, 2015 –(– Local artists are encouraged to share their talent at this year’s Bountiful Art Show. Hosted by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, an El Cajon-based center serving over 400 adults with developmental disabilities through innovative programs, the annual juried exhibition is open to all San Diego County regional artists. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Artists are allowed to submit up to 5 pieces of original and for-sale work, no reproduction prints will be accepted. Media acceptable for submission include works on paper, paintings, photography, mixed media, jewelry, sculpture, wall sculpture, printmaking and fiber arts. Artwork should not exceed 60 inches vertically or horizontally and must be suitable for family-friendly viewing.

This year Christine Knoke, Director of Exhibitions and Chief Curator at the Mingei International Museum, will judge the event, taking place at Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon. Up to $1000 in cash prizes are available for winners, along with a solo exhibition for the first-place entry.

Prizes available include, $500 and a solo exhibition for entry selected as Best of Show, $300 for the second place entry and $200 for third place. Notification of acceptance into the show will be sent to applicants by July 13, 2015.

Applicants may submit artwork electronically to in jpg format along with electronic application form. The electronic file should not exceed 600 KB. Artists can submit up to five artworks for consideration at $25 for one image, $35 for two, $45 for three, $55 for four and $65 for five. Entry fee checks are to be submitted to Sophie’s Gallery & Gift Shop, 109 Rea Ave., El Cajon, CA 92020 made out to Sophie’s Gallery. To pay with a credit card, call Sophie’s Gallery, phone: 619-593-2205.

Free to attend, the opening reception will be held on August 7, 2015, from 5 – 8 pm at Sophie’s Gallery in El Cajon. The show will run from August 7 – 31, 2015.

For more information, visit or find Sophie’s Gallery on Facebook.

About St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center serves 400+ adults with developmental disabilities, through nationally recognized, innovative programs. Its mission is to educate and empower individuals with developmental disabilities to realize their full potential. Developmental disabilities include autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other cognitive disorders for which there are no cures. St. Madeleine’s combines its culture of care and creativity within quality programs to provide liberal arts education, practical skills development, employment and dignity for a lifetime. Programs are offered on a staff-to-student ratio of 1:3 to 1:6, depending upon the level of each student’s ability. These programs include: Activity Center; Adult Development Center; Seniors (for adults age 55+); Behavior Modification; Supported Employment; and Work Activity Program.

St. Madeleine’s has three sites: its main campus on the outskirts of El Cajon; Sophie’s Gallery and Gift Shop in Downtown El Cajon; and a satellite gallery, Sophie’s Kensington Gallery, a collaborative gallery with Kensington Gallery, a venture of the Autism Research Institute.

For more information on St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, visit
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