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By Miriam Raftery

May 7, 2018 (El Cajon) – East County Art Association in El Cajon seeks entries for its “Masters of the Moment” juried art show, which will run June 1-July 13 at the Olaf Wieghorst Gallery in El Cajon. Entries will be accepted in these media: oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, gouache, collage, ink, pencil, mixed media, and photography.

“This is an exciting opportunity for artists to win some terrific prizes and exhibit their artwork,” a press release states. Monetary awards are $400 for the Marie Wordell award, with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners receiving $300, $200 and $100 respectively. Four honorable mentions will receive ribbons and certificates.

There will be a reception at the Gallery on Saturday June 9th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., where awards will be presented.

Juror Jamie Wright has a degree in Art Education from Oregon State University. She teaches watercolor lessons at her home studio, as well as classes for the San Diego Watercolor Society. She also has published her first e book for Amazon titled How to Paint a Lighthouse in Watercolor.  She has won many watercolor awards at local and regional art shows over the years. Presently, she is an active member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and volunteers for the Education Outreach Committee.

See below for additional entry rules:

Please Print and fill out TWO of the registration cards for each piece of artwork and bring them to take- in.

Unaccepted entries must be picked up Saturday, June 1st. from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 pm.

 A 25% commission of all sales will be paid to the Olaf Wieghorst Museum.

All artwork must be picked up on Friday July 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. All artwork must remain until the end of show.

Art is left at your own risk: ECAA and The Olaf Wieghorst Museum accept no liability in case of damage, loss or theft. Insurance is the artist’s responsibility.

This show is open to all artists in San Diego County. Artists must be 18 years of age or over. Entries must be the artist’s original work created within the past two years. Art work must be suitable for family viewing, two dimensional, dry and ready for hanging. Plexiglas must be used for any artwork on paper except for pastels. Gallery wrap canvas must have edges painted or framed and no staples showing on the sides. Proper gauge picture wire is to be used for hanging. No Saw tooth hangers. Any artwork considered unsafe for gallery display will not be accepted. No exceptions.

There is a size limit of 3 ½ feet by 4 feet including frame. Each work must be labeled on the back with artist’s name, phone number, medium and price. All work is for sale. Please detach and fill out a form below for each entry. Each entry needs to be labeled on the back with artists name, contact information, and title of piece. You will also need to have an individual entry form below completed for each entry to hand in with fees.

For more information, visit the ECAA website: or e-mail:

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