Guidelines for Packing and Shipping & Hand delivery drop off:

Accepted work:

Any delivered work different from accepted entries or deemed unsafe for hanging will be excluded from the exhibition



Accepted work: Hand delivered or shipped to:

Orange County Center for Contemporary Art
(Name of Exhibition)
117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA 92701. USA

*Please read through these links before your pack and ship your artwork

*Packing and Shipping, Artist Blog

*Packing Paintings for Galleries & Shows, By Susan Blackwood
DOC file

Packing/Shipping Specific Types of Artwork
(Canadian Conservation Institute: Making Triwall Containers)
(Golden Paints - Just Paint Issue 11 - transporting acrylic paintings)

Masterpack line of artist packing materials
Unique and Archival Materials for the Packing, Shipping, Storing and Displaying of Fine Art, Artifacts and Antiques.


Packing requirements:

  1. Use Reusable packing materials
  2. Do not use packing peanuts
  3. No framed glass, use plexi
  4. Provide packing instructions, to be able to re-pack your work
  5. Please ship work in sturdy, reusable containers.
  6. Make sure to include prepaid shipping label for return (barcoded label purchased at time of your shipment and included inside your shipped box)*

Shipping Basics (UPS site)

FedEx Video Help Center

UPS Mobile App

*It is your responsibilty to have your work prepaid for return shipping, the gallery cannot front any payment towards shipping. Work left over 10 days will become property of the gallery, and may be discarded.

Shipping Documents with Instructions:

Download UPS Shipping Label with Instructions on how to fill out:


Download Commercial Invoice for International Shipping Only:

Any shipping issues contact us:



All work will be considered for saleunless otherwise indicated on the entry form.

Proceeds from work sold: 60% to the artist, 40% to OCCCA.

Checks to the artists are processed within 30 working days of the close of the show.


Insurance and Liability:

Art sold remains on display until the close of the exhibition.

Although care will be taken in handling of entries, OCCCA accepts no responsibility for damage of work submitted to the competition improperly framed or packaged for handling.

Artists may wish to obtain their own insurance.



Artist agrees that display of the work in (name of exhibition)________________is at artist's own risk. OCCCA is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from, connected with or related to theft, fire, vandalism, negligence, defamation, negligent display, water or flood, natural disasters, or any other occurrence, except that OCCCA is responsible for its own acts of willful misconduct or gross negligence.

Artist hereby indemnifies and holds harmless, and agrees to defend OCCCA against any claims or demands arising out of or related to injury or damage caused by the Work, or from claims of infringement. OCCCA is not responsible for the appearance or non-appearance of committee members or their conduct.

OCCCA is not responsible for the behavior of any guests or members of the public at the exhibition. Artist is responsible for obtaining insurance to cover damage to the works from any cause.



Artist contact information (email address, telephone) is only held for the purpose of contacting selected artists. All artist emails are added to our future events announcement email list. If you do not wish to be on the email list click the unsubscribe button when you receive the first announcement and your email will be automatically deleted.



By submitting works to _____________________________, artists agrees to the rules set forth herein.


Hold Harmless Agreement:

I hereby release the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and its members from all liability of every kind and character on account of loss, damages, or injury to property which I may have while on the property at 117 N. Sycamore, Santa Ana, CA, 92701.

Any work left at OCCCA after exhibition closing, will be subject to a $10.00 per day storage fee. Any artwork left after 10 days from the pick up date will become the property of OCCCA.

I understand that information contained in this form may be released to the media and that by entering this competition, I understand that my artwork may be photographed for promotional or other purposes.

Entry Agreement: Submission for consideration in the exhibition constitutes agreement to the conditions stated in this document.


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