Artists needed for Leo Carrillo Ranch exhibit

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office is looking for photographers to submit work for an upcoming exhibition at Deedie’s House at the historic Leo Carrillo Ranch. The deadline for submission is March 26.

The Deedie’s House Photography Exhibition is open to artists 18 years of age and older, who live, work or have a studio in San Diego County. Contemporary artists can submit photographs of any subject. Special consideration will be given to photographs of Leo Carrillo Ranch. Submissions must be delivered or postmarked by March 26. The juror selecting work for the exhibition is Annie Lemoux, artist and adjunct UCSD photography professor. The exhibition runs from April 23 through Aug. 27. Juror’s Choice Awards will be awarded at the opening reception. The first-place award is $200; second place, $150; and third place, $100.

A $20 (non-refundable) entry fee is required from each artist. There are three ways to submit:

  • Hand deliver: Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.. Cannon Art Gallery or Cultural Arts Office (second floor). Carlsbad City Library Complex. 1775 Dove Lane Carlsbad/
  • Mail (postmarked no later than March 26, 2017): Send to Karen McGuire, Cultural Arts Office, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Note: Non-accepted CDs and USB drives will only be returned if a self-addressed stamped envelope is included.
  • Email: Email images and entry form to ($20 entry fee must be mailed to the Cultural Arts Office to be eligible)

Leo Carrillo Historic Park contains hand-crafted adobe structures, plentiful trees and agave where visitors experience California history in the company of numbers of peacocks who call the ranch home. The Spanish hacienda style ranch, once a weekend retreat for actor Leo Carrillo, was purchased in 1937 and designed in tribute to Carrillo’s ancestors. While designing the retreat, Carrillo created a small adobe artist studio for his wife Edith, known as Deedie’s House.

For more information, contact Karen McGuire at 760-602-2022 or


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