Overview

Above: Circus Circus by Patti DiBenedetto Corna

The annual American Artwork presents a juried collection of contemporary painting, photography, sculpture and craft. Now in its 17th year, copies are printed in Hong Kong and mailed to design firms, art consultants, galleries, and high-income zip codes.

The publication is juried by California College of the Arts painting instructor Howard Eige and former Oakland craft gallery owner Jan Christensen-Heller.

Originally titled American Art Collector, our publications were called "stunning" by the San Francisco Chronicle, and "works of art in themselves" by the Sacramento Bee. Since 2002, we have exhibited over 3000 emerging and mid-career artists, with some great feedback.

Browse or purchase recent editions:

2021   View PDF   •  Purchase

2020   View PDF   •  Purchase
2019    View PDF  •  Purchase
2018    View PDF  •  Purchase
2017    View PDF  •  Purchase
2016    View PDF  •  Purchase
2015    View PDF  •  Purchase

The trim size is 10.5"H x 8.25"W. The print run for the 2021 edition is 3500 copies. Printed on 80# Japanese Gloss art stock, perfect bound. There is no jury fee. If juried in, participation is $115 for 1/4 page, $195 for 1/2 page, $385 for a full page, and $680 for a two-page spread. Optional 4.25" x 6" postcards are $85 for 800.

Submissions for the 2021 edition are now closed. We jury from the image(s) you actually want to use. Please attach them to the submission form, or send via email should you have trouble attaching, Printable JPGs or TIFFs are preferred, at least 350 ppi when sized to 6” at the largest dimension. Do not upsize (add pixels) to achieve this.

Each layout accommodates different image aspect ratios (square, portrait or landscape). Pick the best layout when completing the form. You’ll be notified via email by May 17th, and receive digital proofs by June 10th. Fees are due June 17th. Publication is October 10th.

Participation includes book copies: two for 1/4 page, four for 1/2 page, and six for a full page. Additional books are $29 per four copies.