Salon at the Triton:
A 2D Art Competition & Exhibition


DATES: November 9, 2019 – January 26, 2020

PLEASE READ:On November 19, the Cowell Room Gallery will be closed and not available for viewing due to a private event.

RECEPTION: Sunday, November 17 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Visiting Info


Best of Show winner will receive a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art!


This competition is open to all artists who are residents of California. Submissions must be original works of art and have been completed within the last 5 years. All 2D media, including mixed media accepted.

Fees & Notications

Entry fee is $25.00/one entry, $10.00 for each additional entry. There is a 10 image maximum entry limit for submissions. Fees are non-refundable.

Submission of Images

Online submissions are required. Images must meet CaFE requirements (CLICK HERE). All submitted images must be in jpg format. labeled with: artist_title.

If you would like to pay by check before submitting your images, please email for more instructions. 

Selection Process

This year’s guest juror is George Rivera: artist, art instructor, former Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Triton Museum of Art and the San Jose Art League Art Center & Galleries. As a former Chief Curator of Art and independent Art Curator, Rivera has curated over 300 exhibitions which have been presented throughout the Greater Bay Area, nationally, and internationally. Since the mid-1970s Rivera has served as an art juror in all art media for over 400 competitions and exhibitions ranging from local to statewide to national and international. Rivera has also served as a juror, art panelist, art reviewer and Grants reviewer for numerous programs regionally, statewide and nationally, including artist-in-residency programs, art studio spaces, fellowship and laureate awards, and individual/organizational grants for local, county, state and federal programs.

Currently, he teaches Art Studio (painting, drawing, portrait/figure painting, and 2-D Design) and Art History/Art Appreciation classes at Mission College in Santa Clara, Ohlone College in Fremont, and UC Berkeley extension in San Francisco. As an exhibiting artist his works have been featured in over 150 exhibitions throughout the country and abroad, and are in the permanent collections of the Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara; Morris Graves Museum of Art, Eureka, Ca.; NUMU of Los Gatos, Ca.;and the Peninsula Museum of Art, Burlingame, Ca., as well as private collections nationally.

Rivera received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Art from San Jose State University.

In addition to place awards in each category selected by the guest juror, the Curatorial Team at the Triton Museum will select and award the Best of Show winner with a solo exhibition at the Triton Museum of Art the following year!

  • October 7, 2019: Entry deadline at midnight
  • October 18, 2019: Notifications sent
  • October 27, 2019: Deadline for delivery of selected work
  • November 9, 2019: Exhibition opens
  • November 17, 2019: Artists Reception, 2-4PM
  • January 26, 2019: Exhibition closes
  • January 27 -31, 2019: Pick-up artwork


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