MAY 22, 2020 at 23:59,
Tijuana Mexico Time



Tijuana In Mind and La Caja Gallery invites emerging artists interested in drawing, ceramics, painting and illustration digital or traditional to participate in this open call for and international exhibition in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tijuana In Mind has the vision of promoting emerging artists specialized in plastic and digital projects with the aim of integrating them in the national contemporary art market.

• Drawing, Painting (classical, assembly, textile and installation) • Watercolor • Illustration • Digital Painting/Illustration • Ceramics


    • Registration opening: June 25

    • Registration duration: June 25 to October 01 at 23:59, Tijuana time, Mexico.

    • Selection notice date: 02 to October 8

    • Shipment of work: October 3 to 10

    • Inauguration: October 15

    • Exhibition: October 15 to November 15

    • The registration fee: $35 USD (non-refundable).


The selected works will be entitled to the following criteria:

  • Be part of the international exhibition Tijuana in Mind.
  • Be part of the digital catalog of the exhibition Tijuana in Mind.
  • To be represented by La Caja Gallery which will assist in the selling of artwork in Tijuana / San Diego.
  • Digital photograph catalog of the exhibition for each artist selected.
  • Printed certificate of participation with autograph signatures from the jury panel.
  • In addition, the selection committee will vote for the acquisition of 1 single prize-winning artwork with the maximum value of 1,500 USD.

Jury Panel

Adriana Martínez Noriega

Independent curator, writer and cultural activist. Her main areas of interest are performance art, the representation of women’s body and sexuality through an intersectional approach, and liminal specialities. Born and raised in Mexico City, her scholar and creative work is influenced by her own border experience since she lived in the San Diego/Tijuana region for more than 5 years. She has published several academic articles, both in English and Spanish, has offered lectures on art, identity and feminism across different American countries , and has curated over 10 exhibitions both in Mexico and the US.


Who we are

Arturo Rodríguez

Executive Director

Entrepreneur and with a Degree in Business Administration at CETYS University of Tijuana. His passion for collecting art, led him to found in 2005 La Caja Galería. Thirteen years after its beginning, the gallery is transformed into a cultural project which has been redefined as The Art and Culture Box, where it promotes exhibitions, sells artworks, advises on acquisitions of art, conducts appraisals, organizes auctions, special projects, provides specialized information, workshops and courses.

Paulina Méndez Garcilazo

Director of Development

Founder of La Gestoría and Periferica. Paulina has extensive experience in Cultural Management, administration and teaching. Has a Degree in Plastic Arts from the Autonomous University of Baja California and is a candidate for a Master in Cultural Management from the University of Buenos Aires.

Manager and Founder of several Civil Associations and cultural organizations including: Pendulo Cero Danza Contemporánea, Promotora de Cultura of Baja California, Promotora de las Artes de Baja California, Casa Cultural Quetzal.

In exhibition management, she has been an assistance for ACME VI edition, Estado Invitado, Material Art Fair, Museum of Modern Art with Héctor García, Unexpected Visuals and the Photographic Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Origins and Continuities, Joel González Navarro.


Artists of any nationality are welcome to participate. We bring special attention to emerging artists.

You can participate with a limit of one artwork per category, without restriction of applications.

Dimensions: Minimum dimension 19 x 18 inches • Maximum dimension 77 x 56 inches • Framing 1 inch (The Framing its mandatory)




Once you have made your payment, you will be redirected to the registration form where you must provide the following information:

    • Full name
    • Birthdate
    • Country
    • Email
    • Curriculum
    • Bio
    • Artist Statement
    • Discipline
    • Artwork dimensions
    • Artwork Photograph
    • Brief description of the artwork


who make this possible

Callejón de las Moras # 118-B
Col. 20 de Noviembre Tijuana, B.C.
(664) 686-6791