Blue Line call to artists: ‘Art Deco Reimagined’

Show opens June 6 in Roseville
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The Sacramento Art Deco Society and Blue Line Arts are partnering to hold a juried show of contemporary art inspired by the Art Deco period. It is hoped the show will include pieces that reflect the myriad of styles from the Art Deco period, including Zigzag Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, Machine Age and the German Bauhaus.

SADS and the Blue Line Arts are anticipating submittals will include pieces highly reflective of the period, as well as art that stretches the boundaries of what is considered the traditional Art Deco style. There will also be cash prizes ($ 300, $200 and $100) for the top three picks of the jurors.

The “Art Deco Reimagined” show will be limited to pieces that can be hung on the wall, including paintings, prints, low-relief sculptures and photography. Providing visual contrast to the juried items will be vintage Art Deco artifacts such as pottery, clothing, housewares and furniture that will be displayed throughout the Coker Family Gallery in Blue Line Arts.

The jurors will include Rolf Achilles, adjunct associate professor of art history, theory and criticism at the School of the Chicago Art Institute; and Chuck Kovacic, plein air painter and former advertising art director.

Exhibition dates are June 6 through July 13. Deadline to enter is midnight April 18. Entries are open to all artists, minimum age 18. All work must be ready to hang and must have an integral wire to hang directly and securely on the wall. Maximum size is 36 inches wide by 60 inches tall. Low-relief work will be accepted, but it must not be over 12 inchs in depth. Any work not meeting this requirement will not be considered; work that has been accepted but does not meet this requirement will not be displayed.

Cost to enter is $40 for the first three pieces (six images); $5 each additional entry. Enter online at All work must be for sale. Blue Line Arts handles all sales and retains a 50 percent commission on all sold pieces.

For more information, contact Bruce Marwick, committee chair, at or (916) 549-5419.