@ Riverside Art Museum

June 16 – August 18, 2016

Award Reception: Thursday, August 4, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

(Awards announced promptly at 6:10 p.m.)

Join us for the 2016 Members’ Exhibition, RAM’s yearly exhibition to show off and sell the artwork of RAM’s many talented artist-members. If you are not currently a RAM member, NOW is the time to renew or join. Not only will you receive all of the usual member benefits, but you will also be able to show and sell your work in RAM’s 2016 Members’ Exhibition: Carioca Soul and gain exposure in a renowned art institution. Award winners will also be given the opportunity to show artwork in RAM’s auxiliary exhibit spaces during the following year.

This year, artists are invited to respond to the theme of Carioca Soul, the feeling of Rio de Janeiro, host to this year’s Summer Olympics. The exuberant nature of Cariocas is a mirror of a living scenario, framed by the vibrant nature and human warmth of a city that lives joyfully and likes to share its sky, its ocean, and its happiness. Members are invited to consider the following themes: passion, transformation, contagious energy, optimism, celebration, exuberant nature, and harmonious diversity. Artists are welcome to address the theme in any way they choose. So give us your best work! Artists are also encouraged to submit a short biography or statement along with their piece at the time of entry. Awards given at the reception will include: Best of Show, Jury Award, and Honorable Mention. RAM reserves the right to remove any and all work submitted.

Please see the Entry Form for additional details.


  • Drop-off: Artwork must be hand-delivered to RAM, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, on either Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Sunday, June 12, from 12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Exhibition Dates: June 16 – August 18, 2016
  • Award Reception: Thursday,August 4, 6:00 p.m. ­– 8:00 p.m. (Awards announced promptly at 6:10 p.m.)
  • Pick-up: Artwork is to be picked up on Friday, August 19, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. or Saturday, August 20, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., or you must make a special appointment with staff by August 10, 2016. Your claim card must be presented. NO EXCEPTIONS. Sold artwork will remain on display until the exhibition ends. The artist will allow up to 60 days after the exhibit’s end to receive their 60% share of their sold artwork.