Competition for Yosemite Renaissance 32 (2017)

This competition is now closed. Artists will be notified by email December 16th, 2016. A list of accepted artists will also be posted on this website. The next competition will begin in the Fall of 2017, for the 2018 Exhibit.



Yosemite Renaissance is an annual competition/exhibition which is intended to encourage diverse artistic interpretations of Yosemite and the Sierra.   

Its goals are to bring together the works of serious contemporary artists that do not simply duplicate traditional representations; to establish a continuum with past generations of Yosemite artists; and to help re-establish visual art as a major interpretive medium of the landscape and a stimulus to the protection of the environment. 

Historically, the arts have played a very important role in the establishment of our state and national parks. It is our hope that they can be just as important in future efforts to preserve and protect that heritage.



Subject matter is limited to recent works of the landscape, environment, wildlife and people of Yosemite or the broader milieu of the Sierra. Both representational and non-representational submissions are accepted. Original artwork may be in any fine art medium including the following: painting (any medium); photography (analog or digital); and other (all other two- and three-dimensional media, including drawings, pastels, printmaking, textiles, and all 3-dimensional works).