Bobette Shafton-Davison, Bass Fish, 2022, Watercolor on paper, 22 x 30 in.

Participant in THE WINTER SHOW, 2022

The Winter Show
December 1, 2023  –  January 6, 2024

This juried all-media exhibition hosted by Palos Verdes Art Center is open exclusively to Palos Verdes Art Center (PVAC) members. Not a member yet? You can join PVAC at 

JUROR: Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas

Originally from Denver, Paloma Barhaugh-Bordas is a printmaker, artist, educator and activist who reckons with what it means to live within the complicated, blurry lines of borders and ancestral lands. They earned their BA at Carleton College and their MFA in printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design. Paloma’s work aims to portray the intersections between humans and nature, merging the two for insights on migration, queerness, and ever-shifting socio-geographic boundaries. To portray these aspects in regard to the living world around us, they utilize textiles, cyanotype, and mesh fabric printed with designs of trees, sky, and water. Their work has been shown at both national and international venues such as the Handwerker Gallery, Buffalo Artist’s Studios, and Sediment Arts. They have attended residencies at Casa Lu, ACRE, the Women’s Studio Workshop, the Kala Art Institute and at Japan’s Mi-Lab, and are now based in Los Angeles, CA.


Online Submission Dates via CaFE: September 18 – October 19.
Juror’s Selections Announced via CaFÉ: Friday, October 27.
Take-In of Selected Works: Friday, November 17 – 9:00 to 11:00 am.
Opening Reception: Friday, December 1 – 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Close of Show: Saturday, January 6.
Art Pick-Up: Monday, January 8 – 9:00 to 11:00 am.


  • Go to
  • Create a CaFÉ profile.
  • Follow step-by-step instructions in CaFÉ for creating a profile. Please be sure to identify your media and substrate, for example, oil on canvas, digital print on Arches paper, etc. Ceramics may list type, such as stoneware or porcelain, and glaze, such as salt glazeash glaze, etc.
  • File Type: JPEG or (.jpg) only.
  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File Size: Under 5 MB.
  • Color Profile: RGB
  • Apply to call, The Winter Show. You may submit up to 3 pieces of art once your profile in CaFÉ is complete.
  • Artists may submit up to 3 images, one for each piece of art that you enter.
  • All work must be original to the artist and the source material must be original to the artist or from a permitted source.
  • Artwork must have been produced within the last three years.
  • Artwork previously exhibited at PVAC will not be accepted.
  • The price you specify in CaFé must include the 25% commission charged by PVAC. If your work is accepted into the show, you may not change the price. 
  • Choose the title of your work carefully. Titles will not be changed after submission on CaFÉ.
  • For assistance with CaFÉ submission, email
  • Requirement for Entry: Current PVAC member in good standing. If you are not a current member, you may join at before submitting your entry.


·      Juror selections will be announced through CaFÉ via email by Friday, October 27. (If you haven’t heard from CaFÉ by this date, check your spam and trash folders. You can also go to your CaFÉ portfolio and check there.)

·      Juror-selected artwork must be hand-delivered to Palos Verdes Art Center, Main Gallery on Friday, November 17 between 9:00 and 11:00 am.

·      No early deliveries. All work must be delivered on November 17. 


·      Maximum size allowable is 50 x 60 inches including framing for 2-Dimensional artwork. This also applies to diptychs and triptychs. Weight is not to exceed 30 pounds.

·      Maximum size for 3-Dimensional artwork is 72 x 36 x 36 inches. Weight must not exceed 150 pounds.

·      No damaged frames will be accepted; frames must be in good condition.

·      All 2-Dimensional work should be ready to hang; D-rings, wire, or French cleats are acceptable. No saw-tooth hangers.

·      1 1/2 inch stretched canvases need not be framed but must be painted, not taped, on all sides. Canvases that are not stretched or thinner than 1 1/2 inches must be framed.

·      All artwork must have a label attached, with artist name, artwork title, media and price.

·      PVAC reserves the right to refuse artwork that does not meet these requirements, even if accepted by the juror.


All media is eligible.


·      Each artist may submit up to 3 pieces maximum, for a total fee of $35.

·      Each artist may pay the entry fee on the CaFÉ website by credit card -or- by check made payable to PVAC with The Winter Show written on the memo line:

Palos Verdes Art Center

5504  Crestridge Road

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Attn: The Winter Show

·      PVAC will take a 25% commission on all sales of exhibited artwork.

·      PVAC is not responsible for lost, stolen, or misdirected entries.


Coverage applies only to the duration of the exhibition. PVAC carries no earthquake insurance. Artwork must remain in the exhibition until Monday, January 8.

Questions? Please contact Scott Andrews, 


Application Requirements

Enter 1 to 3 artwork images, pay entry fee of $35

Eligibility Criteria

Open only to members in good standing of Palos Verdes Art Center.