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Call for Avian Art

Call for Avian Art


January 25 - March 3, 2024

Deadline to Submit is December 14, 2023 by 5 pm.

The Museum of Northern California Art (monca) invites you to submit your work to our much-anticipated annual bird-themed exhibition. This vibrant showcase will coincide with Chico’s 2024 Snow Goose Festival, offering a perfect blend of art and nature.

We’re eager to fill our museum with an array of avian art, celebrating birds in all their glory. All media are welcome in this exhibit.

Your submissions will be thoughtfully judged by our exhibition committee. Selected works will be displayed at monca, located at 900 Esplanade in Chico, offering a unique platform for your artwork to be admired by enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Join us and be part of this incredible artistic journey!

Kingfisher by Susan Sweet

To apply:

Submit your art (up to 3 distinct works). Application fee of $35 for non-monca members and $25 for monca members is due by December 14, 2023 by 5 pm. If you wish to submit more than 3 works, please fill out the form a second time for an additional fee of $10 for each piece. The museum’s exhibition committee will make the final choice of artworks. Artists will be notified of the decision on or before December 24, 2023.


Original works created by artists residing in Northern California, defined as San Jose and all points north, east, and west to the state border. All exhibited artworks must remain in the exhibition until 5 p.m. on the last day of exhibition.

Application Process

The form requires:

Artist’s name, address, phone(s), email address, along with image files and info for each piece. There is also space to upload a résumé or CV (optional).

  • If you have difficulty or questions with the above form, email [email protected].
  • If for sale, retail price should include a 50% museum commission. Prices will not appear on museum signage but a price list will be available upon request at the reception desk.


($25 for monca members) for up to 3 entries ($10 for each additional entry). All fees are non-refundable. Payment (check, cash or credit card) must reach monca by 12/14, at 5 pm

  • Make check payable to monca and write ‘Avian Art’ and your telephone # in the memo. Your canceled check is your receipt
  • Membership information can be found at
  • For credit card payment, call 530.487.7272 or pay in person at monca, 900 Esplanade, Chico, during museum hours: Thursday – Sunday, 11-5
  • For cash, pay in person at monca during museum hours.
  • For online payment, use this link.

Mon ‒ Wed: Closed
Thu ‒ Fri: 11am ‒ 5pm
Sat ‒ Sun: 11am ‒ 5pm

Adults: $30/year
Seniors: $25/year
Dual/Family: $50/year
NARM: $100/year
Corporate: $750/year

900 Esplanade, Chico, CA, 95926