The Empty Space Gallery is seeking children’s drawings for Art Imitates Art VIII.

Art Imitates Art is an exhibit where a child 14 years old or younger submits a drawing to be re-created by an adult artist, using the same shapes and composition, into a piece of fine art.

We are asking for children’s drawings to be created with black sharpie on the provided drawing template located below. Any drawings not submitted in this format will not be accepted.

When submitting to “Art Imitates Art,” please know that we are only asking for drawings, doodles, and sketches - not works of colorful art. Selected child drawings will be assigned to a participating adult artist and will be re-created into a piece of fine art to be shown alongside the child’s drawing at The Empty Space Gallery September 13 through October 19, 2019.

Not all drawings may be accepted to the exhibit. The selected child drawings are a donation to the exhibit, and will be framed and displayed next to the recreated adult piece. Each selected children’s piece will be given away during the sale of the corresponding adult art piece.

All child submissions must include a signed parental consent. Click the link below to download the submission form.

Children's drawings are due by midnight July 6, 2019. They may be submitted via snail mail to: The Empty Space, 706 Oak St. Bakersfield, Ca 93304 OR scanned and emailed to the address listed below.

The exhibit will run Sept 13 through Oct. 19, 2019. The show reception will be held on Oct 12, 2019, 2pm-5pm.

Gallery Director,
Jesus Fidel

John Buford

IMPORTANT: Please download and submit all THREE forms below in order for your submission to be considered. Thank you!

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Art Submission Form

Each art piece needs to be submitted along with this form.

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Drawing Template

All submissions MUST be drawn on this template, no larger than 8"x10".


Parent Permission Form

A parent or guardian must submit a signed & completed permission form.