Annual Seal Day – Call To Artists

*****ARTITS APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED. We had an amazing turnout for our application process and have so many more entries than we can process in time! Thank you for your interest in the project, we hope you will continue to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, as well as join our eNews list to hear about the next painting event!******

Last year we launched the Paint-A-Pinniped fundraiser where local artists painted and donated to MMCC LA their work on a fiberglass sea lion statue. It was a huge success, and people kept asking us when we would do it again. Well…… here we go!

Our next round of five sculptures will be auctioned off at Seal Day 2019! Bring your family and friends to see your work and make a bid during the festivities that are our annual open house!

Sea Lions will begin via online auction and then finalize at the event’s end. Winners can pick up their sculptures at the end of Seal Day (4pm) or at the MMCC LA visitors center in the week following. We do not ship sculptures to bid winners.

FIVE artists will be selected • Juried acceptance


$50 materials stipend

Name and contact info featured in our Seal Day advertising including:

social media blasts

press releases

event programs

sponsor promotions


blog posts

-and on our website with your bio and contact information for a full year!

Last year’s event topped 2k visitors and was featured on KTLA!

***Artists must be available to pick up and drop off sculpture at our facility in San Pedro****

3601 South Gaffey Street, #8 
San Pedro, CA 90731

to apply and receive material stipend (if applicable) no exceptions*****

Sculptures will be available for pick up in May and must be finished by early June (no exceptions). Exact dates to be announced.

Sculptures are primed white fiberglass sea lions, 
approximately 15” x 12” x 15”

Each artist uses his or her style to decorate their seal with permanent and weather resistant materials.

Varnishing the finish piece is highly recommended.

Deadline to enter is April 26th

Winners will be announced by May 1st

Sculpture pick up is in early May (based on sculpture delivery from manufacturer) and selected applicants will be notified to come pick up their sculpture ready for painting.

Sculptures will be on display at Seal Day, June 22nd, 2019

Artist application requires a simple artist statement, brief bio and a few uploaded examples of work.

Questions: jdiblasi [@]

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