Call for Artists: Embrace Exhibit + Sale at ZFolio Monterey


@ ZFolio Gallery Monterey
exhibit opens Nov 18, 2022
exhibit closes Jan 8, 2023

Final day to register is October 7, 2022

We encourage artists to create up to 2 new art jewelry pieces.
The theme Embrace may be interpreted as you wish. 

All new and currrent members are encouraged to submit artwork.

All pieces submitted to this show must be for sale 
Prices must include gallery commission. (ZFolio Gallery 50%, Artist 50%).  

The materials preferred by ZFolio Gallery are silver and gold
with a minor amount of inclusions of gems, stones or other materials

All artwork must fit within a jewelry case.

Entry Fee: $25

The entry fee is non-refundable.

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The first 25 artists to sign up via the link above to secure a place in the exhibit. The gallery case space is limited and we regret that there is only room for 25 artists with 2 pieces maximum each. The Registration Confirmation email you receive will contain a link to the online artwork submission form.

The guild in collaboration with ZFolio Gallery create printed and online postcards which will be provided at no extra cost to participating artists.

ZFolio Gallery Monterey is located in the high foot traffic shopping area of Cannery Row steps away from the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Steps away from Monterey Bay, this is one of the guilds favorite places to share our members art.

Exhibit Requirements

  • The Embrace Exhibit + Sale will accept new and established guild members.
    You may JOIN NOW to enter artwork.
  • All submissions must be original in design and demonstrate a professional level of craftsmanship.
  • All art must be for sale.
  • All art must be priced with the 50% gallery commission included.
  • All submitted photos must adhere to the Exhibition Photo Guidelines.
  • All photo files must be named with your last name and the # of the submission prior to upload.
  • Your submission will be considered complete when the appropriate entry fee has been paid via the above registration link, and all required artwork submission details are complete
  • Entry submission implies agreement to ZFolio Gallery consignment and exhibit terms

Next Steps After Registering for the Exhibit + Sale

Log in to your account

Click the link to the Artwork Submission Form which you received in your Registration Confirmation email. Use the form to upload images and artwork details.

Artwork details are due by Oct 7, 2022

Print 2 copies of the inventory of your submitted art (created automatically for you by the online form and emailed to your upon form submission.)

Create a printed Artist Statement and Artist Biography for the Artists Book displayed at the gallery. These pages help sell your art. The gallery staff uses the exhibit Artists Book to help inform potential customers about each piece and the associated artist. We are always impressed by how much the gallery team knows about each piece and each artist based on the Artists Book. Deliver your printed Statement/Biography sheet(s) when you deliver art to the show organizers or gallerist. See below for helpful links.

Artist, artwork detail and photos (optional) are submitted on the form at the same time. Artwork must be complete before beginning the submission process.




Register to participate in Embrace
Submit show entry details online using the online form link you receive via email.

Oct 7, 2022 (Sat)

Artwork details and photos DUE by midnight. Photos must be submitted via the online submission form to be considered for inclusion on the postcard

Nov 5, 2022 (Sat)
1 pm – 3 pm

Artwork drop off at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA

Nov 7, 2022 (Mon)
1 pm

Monterey area artists drop artwork off at ZFolio Gallery, Monterey, CA

Nov 18, 2022 (Fri)

Exhibition opens

Jan 6, 2023 (Tue)

Exhibition closes

Jan 8, 2023
11 am – 1 pm

Artwork returned to artists at The Farm Bakery Cafe, Aptos, CA


Online submission with up to TWO pieces of work via two images (maximum) for each piece. One image must show the entire piece, and one optional detail photo may be provided. We encourage artists to submit high-quality images. The higher the quality of the photo, the higher the likelihood it will be used for the postcards and social media advertising.

Dimensions, materials used, type of artwork, artist contact information and optional narrative statements are all provided using the online form.

Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. Help the gallery team help you sell your art to potential customers by providing the gallery with an Artist Bio and and Artist Statement. We strongly encourage you to create an artist biography and an artist statement and print them (2 pages maximum). Deliver the printed page(s) with your artwork when you deliver it to the gallery.

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