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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.

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Most Recent Competition

The 80th Crocker-Kingsley Competition was shown at Blue Line Arts in Roseville from January 8th through February 20th, 2021 with Carrie Lederer as the juror. She is an Oakland based painter, sculptor and installation artist who exhibits her nature-inspired work across the United States. Prizes were awarded January 19th, 2021. Pieces chosen by Crocker Chief Curator Scott Shields were on display at the Crocker Art Museum through May 9th, 2021. The show was open to the public and received great accolades. Sales were also very strong.
To see the video overview and learn about the exhibit, view the video here:

Click here to read about Past Competitions