Call for 2-D Artists

Orange County

Organization:  City of Hope Treatment Center and Hospital, Irvine, CA.

Eligibility: Artist must have a connection to Orange County (reside, schooling, work, etc.)

Categories: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media- 2-D, Graphic Imagery, Photography

Type: Rotating Art Gallery- Work to be display for up to 6 months

Sales: Art work can be sold via Personal websites.

Submission Deadlines:

Digital Submission Deadline: February 9, 2024

        • Send 1 to 6 digital images you wish to submit for consideration, for the  September show.
        • Each image must be submitted in high res (at least 300 dpi) jpeg form Each image must be straight and aligned and in focus.
        • The selection process is done in PowerPoint on a large screen, and if the image is a poor quality your piece may not show as well as it could
        • The images selected will be viewed on a large screen for receptions And throughout the hospital during the 6 month showing.
        • Each image must have your name, title, size, and medium of the piece displayed. Please also put the price if it is available to be sold.
        • The artwork can be realism, abstract, collaged, painted , printed, graphic, photography, assemblage, and anything 2-D that can be framed.
        • The framed artwork should not exceed 42×42.
        • If you are submitting a painting or photograph on canvas, with no frame, the sides must be wrapped and/ or painted to appear finished.
        • Pieces must be framed in neutral colors, and must be wired for hanging
        • Please attach a short CV about yourself as an artist and include your connection to Orange County with your submission.
        • Please submit to Nancy Harrell at

Jurying for September Show: The week of February 12

Submission/ Delivery of final artwork for display to City of Hope site:

Tuesday, February 27th from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm.. @ 1000 FivePoint Irvine,     

        CA. 92618


On behalf of the City of Hope Art Gallery facility in Orange County, COH curator Ms. Nancy Harrell announces a Call for Artists to identify local Orange County Artists to submit artwork for display in the main Rotating Lobby Art Gallery and the 5th floor Rotating Art Gallery. This new Irvine, CA. campus opened in August of 2022. The campus is supporting a rotating art gallery space of Orange County Artists to help enhance the calming environment of this beautiful new facility.

This gallery space is becoming a wonderful new space specifically for Orange County artists to display their artwork, and to become part of an encouraging new community of doctors, health community workers, and philanthropists.


The art work chosen will be displayed in the Rotating Art Galleries on Floors 1 , and 5 of the building. We are encouraging Orange County Artists to submit work that is reminiscent of Orange County locales such as beach scenes, cityscapes, landmarks, water themes, canyon and mountain themes, plant themes, and animal themes. The vision of the treatment center is to welcome patients, families and philanthropists to the facilities and create a familiar and uplifting setting of OC venues with our artwork.

The Rotating Art Gallery will display your work for up to six months. In the past, our artists work has been highlighted at the Great Park in Irvine, in the OC Magazine, and it has been the backdrop for several receptions and conference functions at the hospital. You will be able to list your personal websites. Should a patron wish to buy your work, the contact will be between you the artist, and the patron, via your personal website or contact info listed. If you do not wish to sell, but just have people be uplifted by your work, that is fine too. At the end of 6 months, we will rotate in new pieces of art, for which you are able to re-submit new artwork, as well as new artists submissions.


A selection committee composed of staff from the commissioning party, along with local art professionals, will review submissions and select the artwork to be used for a 6 months period.  Artwork will continue to rotate after this every 6 months. Consideration of the artists connection to Orange County, quality of work, artistic vision, and originality will be part of the evaluation process.


Please send the requested materials via email with the subject line COH Rotating Art Gallery”   to If you have any questions please call 949-244-0975.