Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association
The 56th Annual Nor-Cal Regional Juried Art Show

Exhibit Dates:

November 9, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Entry Date: Saturday, November 2, 9-5pm
Jury Day: Sunday, November 3, 9-5pm

Reception: Saturday, November 16, 5-7:30pm

Public Invited

Jurors' Talk: TBD 

Public Invited

Artwork Pickup: Sunday, January 5, 3-6pm

Solano Town Center Gallery

  1350 Travis Blvd, Fairfield, CA 94533
2nd Floor, adjacent to AT&T Store,
Near the Edwards Theater


$10 per work (FSVAA Member)

$20 per work (Non-Member)


Membership available ($40/yr) at time of entry



Submissions will take place in person at the Gallery. No digital submissions available for this show. Submit Entry Form at time of entry. Forms available on our website: www.fsvaa.com.


Entries must be current, original artwork not previously displayed in an FSVAA Regional Juried Art Show. No copies, reprints or likeness will be accepted.


2D work should measure 4' x 5' or less and must be ready for hanging with wire between fasteners.  No clip or saw-tooth hangers. No wet paintings will be accepted.


3D work may not weigh more than 200 lbs. and should not have a "footprint" larger than 4' x 6'.


No art in the show may be removed before the close of the show, except by the purchaser who must have the artwork before the end of the show.



   1. Oil
   2. Acrylic
   3. Pastels/Drawing
   4. Watercolor
   5. Mixed Media/Collage
   6. B & W Photography
   7. Color Photography
   8. Computer Art
   9. Ceramic Vessels
   10. Sculpture /Assemblage
   11. Jewelry
   12. Printmaking
   13. Fiber Art/Textiles
   14. Glass

(Artist to determine artwork category)




Cash prize awards of $100, $75, $50 will be given for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners, respectively, in each category.




A 30% commission will be taken on all sales. The Gallery will collect and pay the CA sales tax.




Please note our acceptance procedure: ONLY artwork that has been selected will be given a phone call regarding the acceptance by 5 pm.  We request that all non-selected artwork be picked up between 5 - 7 pm on Sunday, November 11.


If your artwork has NOT been selected, you will NOT receive a call by 5 pm on Sunday.



We have limited storage space at the Gallery. It is very import that your non-selected artwork by picked up as described above. If artwork is not claimed by the time limit above, we will impose a $5 per day storage fee.

This also applies to accepted artwork at the end of the show. Again, a $5-per-day storage fee will apply. The pickup date for accepted artwork is listed in the Important Date Section of this pamphlet.

Please call Dennis Ariza @ (707) 688-8889 for extenuating circumstances.



Entry Date (Artwork Drop-off):

Saturday, November 2, 9am - 5pm


Juror's Selection:

Sunday, November 3, 9am - 5pm


Non-Selected Artwork Pickup:

Sunday, November 3, 6pm - 8pm 

(Door locked until 6pm)


Exhibition Dates:

Saturday, November 9, 2019 to Sunday, January 5, 2020

(Gallery Hours: Wed thru Sun, 11am - 6pm)


Artists’ Gala Reception:

Saturday, November 16, 5pm - 7:30pm

Open to the Public /Free Admission


Jurors’ Talk:



Show Selected Artwork Pickup:

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 3pm - 6pm


Download Membership Application

Download Juried Art Entry Form

Download the 2019 JAS Pamphlet (Front)

Download the 2019 JAS Pamphlet (Back)



Sarah Barsness


From 2016 to the present time, Sarah Barsness has been a full-time Professor of photography at Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA. Prior to that, she has held faculty positions at Academy of Art University, San Francisco, University of CA San Francisco extension; Instructor Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA; Instructor Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA. She has had numerous selected exhibitions of her artwork in San Francisco, Oakland, Benicia, Vallejo, San Jose and other Bay Area Galleries, Los Angeles, Seattle, New York, San Francisco International Airport, Santa Fe, NM, and internationally in Greece, Mexico, and Japan. She has over a half dozen publications seen on her website.

Jen Tough



Jen Tough owns a contemporary art gallery in the Bay Area of California in the historic Benicia Arsenal. Her passion is curating, building exhibitions, discovering new talent, and exploring innovative ways to engage with artists and collectors in the rapidly evolving art market. In her past life she was the Art Director for Urban Outfitters, Warner Bros Records, Hollywood Records, and numerous magazines. Jen Tough's client work included several years with Nike, where she art directed numerous product launches for retail applications, multiple projects for comedian Drew Carey, and lots of publication and book design projects. Jen taught graphic design at FIDM in L.A., earned a BFA in fine arts (honors) from Ohio State University, and studied in West Africa with Parsons School of Design.


Jeanne Lorenz


Jeanne Lorenz is a visual artist whose work explores ecology and human collaboration with natural systems. In the summer of 2015, she walked 2,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail with her husband and eleven-year-old daughter. Traveling by foot and living outside for five months, the family lived the daily experience of the California drought, traveling from water source to water source through the Anza Borrego and Mojave Deserts, through the Sierra Nevada and Cascade ranges, where the word “water” became a mantra. Off trail, Lorenz lives within a protected watershed where residents share communal springs. In December 2015, she completed a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center and created large-scale, site-specific installations exploring the intersection of our collective industrial past and the changing climate of our future. Jeanne Lorenz earned a BFA with High Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts Oakland and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art. Lorenz teaches painting, printmaking, and design/color in the Art Department at Solano Community College in Fairfield, California.