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The Crocker-Kingsley Exhibition was first juried in 1940, a tradition that continues to the present day.

It’s time for you to enter one of the highly esteemed and prestigious art competitions that so many great artists have participated in.

Join the company of:

  • Robert Arneson
  • Wayne Thiebaud
  • Ruth Rippon
  • Gregory Kondos
  • Mel Ramos
  • Fred Dalkey
  • David Gilhooly
  • Elmer Bischoff
  • Ralph Goings, and
  • Roland Petersen.


Don’t miss your chance to enter this competition! The deadline is October 14th, 2022. Enter now.

This year’s juror, Emma Saperstein, Chief Curator and Director of Education at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA), will select the works to be displayed and the award winners who will receive the cash awards listed below.

Cash awards will be presented for the following:

1st place: $2,000

2nd place: $1,500

3rd place: $1,000

4th place: $750

5th place: $250

The Kingsley Art Club and Blue Line Art co-sponsor this exhibit which will be on display in all 4 galleries of Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA.

In addition, the Crocker Art Museum staff will select five pieces from the show (which may or may not be award winners), for public display at the museum following the exhibit at Blue Line Arts. (See below for a listing of the dates.)

Application deadline: Online applications must be submitted by 5:00pm PST on October 14th, 2022.

Show dates: December 2nd, 2022 – January 14th, 2023

Opening Reception – Awards and Crocker Selections announced: Saturday, December 17th, 2022

5 Artists Selected for the Crocker Art Museum Will Be On Display: February 5th – April 30th, 2023

Questions: If you have any questions about submissions, please contact Blue Line Arts staff during open hours at: (916) 783-4117 or email

Please click on the link below to go to the Blue Line Arts website to submit artwork to this show.

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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