Coronado Art Association By-Laws 2022
Art-In-The-Park Regulations

l.    Qualifications for Prospective and Current Exhibitors “Art in the Park Members”


  • Resident of Southern California

  • Over 18 years of age.

  • Current CA tax ID number.

  • Exhibitors must be CAA members or invited to jury at the discretion of the Jury Chair.

  • Prospective juror agrees to abide by the decision of the jury.

  • Prospective juror agrees to follow all CAA rules if accepted.

I. B.  Qualifications for Associate Members


Qualifications for prospective “Associate Members” are the same as above for the “Art in the Park Members”, except these members are not required to, and do not submit for. jury acceptance of their work for display and sale in the park. As such Associate Members are not qualified to display and sell in the park.


Associate Members are qualified to submit work on a case-by-case basis for gallery and special event shows as determined by the Association Marketing Director. Applicants may submit their work for associate membership consideration by email to the association after paying for the associate membership fee. If the work submitted is accepted by the Marketing Director and the Jury Chair acting as jurors, then the associate membership will be awarded for a period of one year. If the Marketing Director determines the artist’s work submitted by email is not approved for associate membership, the applicant will be notified and the application fee is non-refundable. If approved for associate membership,   members will submit for special sales events upon invitation by the Association’s Marketing Director on a case by case basis, subject to the jury acceptance by the marketing director for the special event.  The invitation and jury decision for special events at the discretion of the Association Marketing Director. All decisions of the Association Marketing Director are final.


Associate members may opt to apply for an  “Art in the Park Membership” at any time by successfully completing the art in the park exhibitor Jury process described in part II below.


All work submitted by Associate members shall meet the same criteria listed below in item II C for standards by which work will be accepted or rejected.

ll.  Jurying Prospective Members


A. Jurying for the show will be done periodically during the year at the discretion of the Jury Chair.

B. The jury will consist of three members of the current board.

C. Standards by which work will be accepted or rejected by jurors:

  1. Work must be original design. Created reproductions of artists work may be exhibited at the board’s discretion. 

  2. Work must not violate U.S. or copyright laws.

  3. Work must be of good quality and presented as it is to be displayed, if it is to be accepted by the jury.

  4. You, the artist, accept liability if your display blows over and damages your work or a visitor to the park or to yourself. Try to keep lawn spikes at a minimum, use weights to hold your displays firmly to the ground.

  5. Work cannot be obscene or otherwise in bad taste.

  6. Dried flower arrangements, work from kits, nudes and clothing unless prior approval is received from the president, will not be accepted.

  7. Five pieces of each medium must be presented for jurying (i.e., five oils, five sculptures, five watercolors, etc. depending on what the prospective member wishes to show). If some of the work is rejected and some is accepted, then only the accepted work can be shown in the future. 

  8. If at a later date, you wish to show work in a medium in which you have not yet juried, that medium must be juried during a jury session before you can sell it in the park. 


lll. Procedure for Setting up Exhibits

A. All artists must be at the park before 9:00 AM.

B. For exhibitors with permanent assigned spaces:


Call or email Greg Kalajian, Chairman of Art-In-The-Park, the day prior, before 9 PM if you cannot attend:

760-522-3054 Please do not text!

If you are not in your spot by 8:30 AM Greg may reassign it to another artist.

Set up exhibit as directed.


C. For exhibitors without a permanent space:

Check-in begins at 8:00 AM the morning of the event and all exhibits must be set up by 10:00 A.M.

On arrival, obtain an assigned space from the Director who will be at the corner of 7th and Orange.

Obtain a commission envelop from the Director to turn in your commission money by 3:30 P.M. at end of the day. Commission is 5% of your sales.

lV.  Rules for Exhibitors

A. During the show:


1. Exhibit must be set up by 10:00 A.M.

2. No more than one exhibitor per assigned space unless authorized by Art-In-The-Park Chairman/Director.

3. Exhibits but be neatly and tastefully presented. Original art work to be framed, or if on stretcher boards, must be painted around the edges. Unframed paintings may be shown in a “browse box”. Height of basic display panels shall not exceed

6'. Decorative umbrellas can exceed this height by a reasonable amount if not excessive in size or hazardous because of wind conditions.

4. Except for short periods exhibits must be tended by the artist. No sales representatives, relatives, or friends can sell or exhibit.

5. Live plants may be used in conjunction with original art as a supportive feature.

6. No pets, no small children, and no alcoholic beverages will be permitted.

7. No bare feet, bathing suits, or brief attire is allowed. Top required.

8. Work displayed must be the original work of the exhibitor and similar in quality to that accepted by CAA jurors.

9. 50% of your display must be original work including the base drawing if a line and wash work.

10. No signs to encourage sales will be allowed. (No “buy one get one free” signage for instance or “big sale today only” type of signs).

11. Identifying artist’s signs (artist’s name and medium for example) must be limited to 12” x 24”. Charge card signs are allowed  but can be no larger than 8” x 10”.

12. Exhibitor must be a dues-paying member in good standing unless you are a prospective member jurying in for the day only.

13. California State Tax must be collected by the exhibitor on all sales (unless the work is being sold for resale). Individual  members are solely responsible for collection of taxes and for paying their own sales taxes and for keeping their sales tax license up to date.

14. If an exhibitor has a permanent space, it will be forfeited if the exhibitor misses two shows without notifying the Art-In-The-Park Director or by missing 4 shows in a year at the discretion of the Director.

15. Turn in sales commissions and sales slips to the treasurer at 3:30. (Sales slip must record your name, sales and commissions paid. Enclose the monies and paperwork in envelop given at start of the day). If you overpay it will be taken as a donation.

16. Sales made after 4:00 P.M. must be reported at the next show period whether or not the exhibitor will be showing. Alternately, they can be paid by mail directly to the Treasurer with an explanatory note.

17. Failure to pay 5% sales commission on sales can result in expulsion from all future shows.

18. Exhibitors shall not remove their exhibits before 3:30 P.M. without permission from Art-In-the-Park Director. Exhibits must be removed by 4:30 P.M. during the summer concert months and by 5:00 P.M. all other days.

V. Maintenance of Show Standards and Member Conduct


A. The Coronado Art Association expects high standards from its members in order to establish a reputation for artistic and craftsman-like quality.  We specifically wish to avoid the “swap meet” label. We expect courteous and respectful treatment from each of our members in dealing with the public and in the member’s working relationships with the board and fellow members.


To this end:


Exhibitors and members are encouraged to maintain high standards of work, appearance, conduct, and cooperation. The foregoing regulations have been established for the common good. Failure to comply will jeopardize a member’s standing and can result in immediate expulsion as deemed by the Board, from the show and membership in the organization.


All bare boxes and packing material, etc., must be covered or removed from the display location.


There will be a monthly screen of exhibits in order to maintain the standard of work being shown and to discover and correct deviations from the rules. When work quality falls below the standards expected, individual re jurying may be required. The Board reserves the right to see original work or preparatory materials when reproductions are displayed.


The Art-In-The-Park screening will be conducted by the Chairman or his appointed representative (s).


Please consult Art-In-The-Park Chairman, the Marketing Director or one of the board members whenever questions arise.


(changes to by-laws were made in Feb 20, 2022 by vote of the Board)