Crafts with ribbons around them. Day of the Dead skulls Some fancy women's hats Watercolor scene of two country homes. A candle and some succulents Multi-colored mugs
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Produced by The Talmadge Company

The Talmadge Art Show began in 1990 in the living room of the 1936 Talmadge home of producers Sharon Gorevitz and Alan Greenberg. The Talmadge Art Show is now held four times a year: February in The Desert-Palm Springs, May in San Diego-Hillcrest, August in North County-Encinitas and November in San Diego-Hillcrest. In May and November, at the San Diego Women’s Club, a non-profit arts group is invited to participate in the Art Show, outside in the parking lot. The Talmadge Art Show has grown to include up to 80 artists who produce and sell works of art including glass, pottery, raku, jewelry, oil paintings, clothing, mixed media, gourds, purses, cards and more. All artwork displayed at the Art Show must be made by the artist and the table must be staffed by the artist during the Art Show. Space is limited in every location and there are indoor and outdoor spaces in each venue. Each Art Show is a juried show.

Space Allocation: The booth space is a 6 ft. table with a chair. No art may be hung on the walls in any venue and you will need to bring fixtures for all hanging items. If you have a different type of setup (don’t use a table, only fixtures, etc.), you need to describe this on the registration form and provide a photo of your booth. You can apply for more than one booth. Lighting for the table is suggested for every show—just bring an extension cord.

Fees: For 2010, the booth fee is $100.00 and is non refundable once you are juried in to the show. The commission is 20% on all sales. There is a central cashiering booth where all sales are taken, monies collected, including tax on the sale. Credit cards are accepted. The sales tax is paid by The Talmadge Company. Two weeks after the show, the check along with a computer printout with all the sales information is sent to the artist.

Publicity: A mailer with photos of artwork, a list of all artists and information on the event is sent approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the Show. Marketing includes publicity in major newspapers, magazines and websites. PR coverage is requested from the local TV stations.

Website: The Talmadge Art Show has a website and if you would like to have your website or email address linked, there is an additional cost of $25.00. If you would like to have an individual pop up page created with your information on the site, the cost is $75.00. (examples of the link and the pop-up page are on the site) This additional information will stay indefinitely on the website. These options are available under “Registration”.

Setup: Day of the Show, setup begins at 8 a.m. and must be completed by 9:30 a.m. Breakdown will not begin until 4 p.m. at the end of the Show and must be completed by 5 p.m. Remember: you must bring your complete setup. Only chairs are provided at each venue.

Photos: Two photos must be included with the application for the jury process. Whether you are applying on-line or by mail, after you have completed your registration, please email your photos to Photos can also be sent to be considered for the mailer or the website. If you would like to have photos taken of your artwork, email Photos are to be emailed to

Registration: Complete the attached Registration Form. On-line registration and payment through PayPal is preferred, but you can pay by check and mail with the application to: Talmadge Art Show

P.O. Box 601003
San Diego, CA 92160

Questions: Call 619-559-9082 or email

Step 1: Complete the Registration Form – online or download the form

Step 2: Either complete the online form and either pay through Paypal or mail the booth payment of $100.00 to:

Talmadge Art Show
P.O. Box 601003
San Diego, CA 92160

Or complete the downloadable application and mail it along with the booth fee of $100.00 to:

Talmadge Art Show
P.O. Box 601003
San Diego, CA 92160

Step 3: If you are new to the show, send at least two photos for the jury process to:

If you would like a photo to be considered for the mailer, publicity or the web, send photos to:

Step 4: Once accepted in to the Talmadge Art Show, you are required to provide a mailing list of your clients and friends. This list will be used for publicity purposes only and it needs to be set up in Excel and send to

Example of Excel Spreadsheet of addresses:

First name Last name address city state zip
Bob Smith 1234 Main St San Diego CA 92103