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Artist Opportunities

Merit Awards

Supporting Emerging College Artists

Since 1954 the Kingsley Merit Awards has supported art in our community colleges by sponsoring an annual art award for students at the seven colleges in the Sacramento region – American River, Cosumnes, Folsom Lake, Sacramento City, Sierra, Woodland and Yuba. 

I AM-LOVE DIRT 2021. Amelia Villagomez. Yuba College


Inspirations – High School Student Art Show at the Crocker – High school teachers are invited to submit their students’ work that is inspired by artwork from the Crocker Art Museum collections and special exhibitions.

THE MOMENT OF FOOLISHNESS, 2021. 1st Place. Nikki Tosta, 11th Grade – C.K.McClatchy High School. Inspiration: Richard Notkin – All Nations Have Their Moment of Foolishness


The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day. Over the past 80+ years, this prestigious show has included many premier names in American and California art, including Robert Arneson, Elmer Bischoff, Fred Dalkey, David Gilhooly, Ralph Goings, Gregory Kondos, Roland Petersen, Mel Ramos, Ruth Rippon, and Wayne Thiebaud. In the past, this competition has solely featured California artists. However, starting in 2021, the exhibition was open to submissions from all artists nationally.
The 81st Crocker-Kingsley is scheduled for January and February 2023 at Blue Line Arts. Choice of a juror is underway and submission dates will be posted soon.