In 2020, the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park opened a call to artists living in the San Francisco Bay Area to submit two works for possible inclusion in a gigantic exhibit, hung floor to ceiling, called the "de Young Open." My work was not accepted, but some friends had theirs shown.
The museum decided to continue this premise every third year, which brings us to the de Young Open 2023, now. Out of 7,700 entries (and only one artwork this time), the curators chose 880. I nearly didn't enter, but my art quilt, "Would He Hide Me" was, to my surprise, accepted. At some point, the exhibit will go online. But for now, it opens to the public for a free Saturday (tickets still required) this Saturday, September 23, and a member's preview on Thursday, September 28, opening all the way on September 30 through January 2024. Info is posted at their website here.