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The 14th Annual 2019 California Open is a national juried exhibition celebrating contemporary and modern art created by emerging artists. The competition is hosted by TAG Gallery, an artist-owned gallery / collective now located at 5458 Wilshire Blvd, near LACMA and the Craft Contemporary. TAG features emerging and mid-career artists of Southern California. Previously located at Bergamot Station, our new exhibition space is 5,400 sq. ft., twice the size of our previous gallery space. The exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older and accepts Computer Art, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, and Video Work. Accepted work will be exhibited at TAG Gallery from the 7th – 23th of August 2019, and all work will be for sale. 

ruth weisberg


Ruth Weisberg, artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School, is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities. She received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th  Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in September 2011. She has been the recipient of the Art Leadership Award, National Council of Art Administrators and the Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001, College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999, Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011, 1995, 1994, and 1992. Her degrees are from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italy and the University of Michigan.

Weisberg has had over 90 solo and 200  group exhibitions, including a recent major exhibition at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena and a retrospective, at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles as well as a solo exhibition at the Huntington in San Marino. She was featured in five Pacific Standard Time exhibitions including a solo exhibition at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts entitled Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time, well as included in the ‘I,You’,We’ exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2013. Her work is in sixty major Museum collections including The Art Institute of Chicago; The Biblioteque Nationale of France, Paris; Istituto Nationale per la Grafica, Rome; Detroit Institute of Arts; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Norwegian National Museum, Oslo; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery, Washington, D.C. and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.


Exhibit: August 7 - 23, 2019
Reception and Awards Ceremony: 
Saturday, August 10, 2019, 5 - 8 p.m.


CA Open Prospectus
CA Open Juror: Ruth Weisberg
How to Apply
Technical Questions: 888.562.7232