37 Sudden Street, Watsonville, CA
Wednesday through Sunday
11:00am to 4:00pm
(Closed between exhibitions)

Artist Opportunities

Exhibition Opportunities Abound At PVA

Pajaro Valley Arts mounts six to eight art exhibitions each year. Curated shows include:

  • Invitational: Artists are invited by the curator to participate.
  • Membership: PVA members are entitled to participate in our annual, popular Membership Show. Membership also allows artists to receive “Calls for Artists” through our newsletter. Read more about PVA membership
  • Open Call: Call for Artists announcements in the community are posted on our website.
  • One Day Pop-up: Members of PVA have the opportunity to host their own one day show in the Gallery Garden.

Do you want to curate an exhibition?

PVA exhibitions must include at least 5 individual artists, and have included as many as 65 artists. Submissions are chosen for excellence, uniqueness and relevance to our mission of bringing the community together through art. The gallery schedule is often established 2 years in advance. However, proposals are reviewed at any time. The Gallery Committee considers submitted proposals at its monthly meetings. Curators of accepted shows are expected to attend Gallery Committee meetings and will be assigned a mentor(s) to assist them.
Contact the PVA office for guidelines.

Do you want to apply for a Pop-Up date?

PVA offers the Gallery Garden for rent on Sundays in 2018. Contact the PVA office for a rental application and guidelines.

Current Artist Opportunities

Call for Entry: Call for Artists Vote!


  • Mi Casa es Tu Casa 2018
    Call for Entry

    © by Mary Tartaro

    Mi Casa es Tu Casa 2018

    Living Stories/Historias Vivientes

    DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: September 21, 2018

    Exhibit Dates: October 24 – December 9, 2018
    Guest Curator: Mary Tartaro

    Mi Casa es Tu Casa is PVA’s annual exhibit inspired by Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional holiday in Mexico that celebrates ancestors and others who have passed away. Altars (ofrendas) are built in homes to honor and remember the dead. Similar customs exist throughout the world and we share common ground with many cultures in our desire to honor and remember those whom we have lost.

    PVA invites you into “our” home to participate in Mi Casa es Tu Casa by building an altar to remember and celebrate those whom you have lost. You are encouraged to interpret the Día de Los Muertos altar-making tradition in any manner that honors your own experiences and beliefs.

    Download “Call for Entry” here: Mi Casa 2018



    If you would like to show your artwork at PVA and our offsite
    venues, please click on the links below to download the “Calls
    for Entry”

    Mi Casa 2018 Call for Entry