Call For Artists – Art Auction

Night Gallery Black & White Ball

A Program of Ghost Walk 2016

California Riverside Ballet proudly requests a call for artists, respectfully requesting donations of artwork in support of a meaningful cause and in commemoration of Ghost Walk Riverside’s 25th year. Artwork will be selected by prestigious arts professionals, displayed and auctioned at the Night Gallery Black & White Ball in downtown Riverside in mid-October.

Event Information

Location: Riverside, California (TBA)
Phone 951-787-7850
Night Gallery Event Date: October 2016 (TBA)
Ghost Walk Riverside: October 28-29, 2016

Physical Entry Submission Deadline: September 15, 2016 (Download Form)

California Riverside Ballet is a non-profit (501(c)(3)) corporation dedicated to promoting excellence and enriching life through its presentation of classical and contemporary ballet. We mission to provide artistic experience and expression to dancers and patrons alike through community outreach and performances. Our Academy Program offers ballet training to male and female students ages 4-17. Tuition is determined by family household income and full scholarships are furnished by CRB. Ballet training teaches young people the benefits of self-discipline, determination & focus as well as an appreciation for classical music and the arts.

California Riverside Ballet is the sole organization to furnish ballet lessons offered through partnership with Riverside’s own “Arts Academy” program. Classes are held at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, Arlanza Community Center, and Villegas Community Center.

With a legacy of delighting audiences young and old for 25 years, Ghost Walk Riverside is a premier event with a rich history.This event has the esteemed reputation for attracting artists from various areas, making a truly exceptional collaboration. Writers, storytellers, actors, musicians, and vocalists all take part in a display of talent and walking adventure through downtown Riverside known as Ghost Walk.

For this year’s Ghost Walk Riverside commemoration, Night Gallery has been added to the program of events. Night Gallery will feature a live and silent auction, live music, live art display, and more. Complete schedule TBA.


Night Gallery is open to all media of original fine art and fine craft, and all work will be juried. Only original hand-made works are accepted. Commercially or mass-produced items are not eligible.

All mediums of art are encouraged and will be accepted, including, but not limited to paintings, sculpture, textile designs, jewelry, glass, metalwork, photography, video, mixed media and installation art. Artists submissions will be juried by a panel of professional experts.


Artists are encouraged to submit work in accordance with this year’s theme: Black & White.


Gold Awards, Silver Awards, a Best of Show, and a Chair’s Choice Award will be awarded.
The Gold, Silver, and Best of Show awards will be selected after the independent jurors evaluate all artists’ work. To be considered for the auction and for an award, submissions must be complete and received by the application deadline.

All accepted artists will receive 2 tickets to attend the Night Gallery Event.

Application Process

Please complete the Official Night Gallery Artist Donation Form and Application by the designated deadline and submit with your original art to one of California Riverside Ballet’s official art drop-off locations.

Artists are responsible for framing their artwork if necessary and dropping off or shipping their artwork to California Riverside Ballet. One piece of art per application will be accepted. Artists may submit up to 3 applications.

Download Entry Form

Submission Drop-Off Locations

Windermere Tower Properties
3521 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501

iHeart Radio/KGGI
2030 Iowa Ave
Riverside, CA 92507

Additional Locations TBA

Vendor Space

Participating artists who would also like to have booth space to sell their art at Ghost Walk Riverside October 29-30, 2016, at Ghost Walk Riverside, may also apply to do so. Booth space will be $75 for the two nights. Vendors are required to meet all terms and conditions.


September 15 – Deadline for artists to submit work
September 30 – All artists notified if their work was accepted
October 5 – Deadline for accepted artists to send high-res images of the work, artist bio, artist statement to CRB for program
October TBA – Night Gallery Black & White Ball
October 29-30 – Ghost Walk Riverside Event
November 4 – All artists notified of buyer, selling price and/or minimum bid not met

This program is in partnership with the American Advertising Federation-Inland Empire.

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