Call For Entries 2024/25: MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House

Call For Entries: MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House

Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB)

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) announces the launch of the storied Call For Entries exhibition program established by the Contemporary Arts Forum, the precursor to the museum. This call will program the MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House with two exhibitions over the course of one year. 

MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House, now a partnership between MCASB and the Riviera Beach House, is a two story gallery exhibition space that is free and open to the public daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Occupying the lower and upper lobbies of the hotel located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone Arts District, the venue presents a dynamic exhibition program that for the first time will be open exclusively to all artists between the great Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Bay area. 

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  • Any artist over the age of 18 living and working in California between and including the greater Los Angeles area through the San Francisco Bay area. 

Due date for the online submission:

  • All submissions must be submitted via (application is not yet available, check back soon)
  • Submissions will not be accepted by email or in person. 
  • Deadline for submission is Tuesday, July 30, 2024, by 11:59 pm PST.

Notification date of successful application submission:

  • The successful submissions will be notified by email during early September.

Application Fee:

  • $100 application fee per artist.
  • $50 application fee per artist, discounted for artists living and working in Santa Barbara County only. 


  • Please apply for a solo exhibition or a two person exhibition, not both.
  • Artworks may be in any media, but must be wall mounted and secured. There is no accommodation for freestanding sculpture. 
  • Please submit 10 images of specific works you would like to exhibit - final exhibition checklist will be determined after a successful application. 
  • Please take into consideration that the venue is an operating hotel. Works should be framed, protected, and not be especially fragile or protrude excessively.

We will award two exhibitions (either solo or two person) in this first cycle:

  • Exhibition #1: September, 2024 - January, 2025
  • Exhibition #2: February - June, 2025

Each successful exhibition proposal will include:

  • Five month duration 
  • MCASB Curatorial support
  • MCASB & Riviera Beach House Marketing support
  • Opening Celebration at MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House
  • Artist Talk at MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House
  • Feature in LUM Art Magazine online (
  • Artist Fee - $1,000 
  • Production Fee - $1,000 (for example framing or printing)

2024/25 Jury:

Terra Cobian, Artist & Non-Profit Professional

Dalia Garcia, Co-Executive Director, MCASB 

Debra Herrick, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Lum Art Magazine

Arturo Heredia Soto, Co-Founder and Art Designer Lum Art Magazine

Fabián Leyva-Barragán, Co-Executive Director, MCASB

Maya Mallik, Hotelier, Riviera Beach House

About MCASB:

Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) seeks to enrich lives and inspire critical thinking through meaningful engagement with the art and ideas of our time. MCASB provides Santa Barbara and the Central Coast with exhibitions and programming that encourage discovery, cultivate new perspectives, and challenge the way we see and experience the world, ourselves, and each other.

MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House is located at 121 State Street, Santa Barbara, California. 

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For additional information please contact with the subject line: “Call For Entries 2024”.

MCASB Satellite at Riviera Beach House

MCASB satellite at Riviera Beach House site is an extension of the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB) and offers exhibitions and public programs featuring local and regional artists through an annual call for entries. The venue is open seven days a week from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm and there is no charge to visit.

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