Art For Action Call to Action

NOTE:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event has been postponed.  It will be rescheduled once this public health emergency has been resolved. 

Please note that our Call for Artists is still active.  Artists should complete the entry form now to let us know they play to participate, but we will let them know what the new $25 entry fee payment deadline is once the Art for Action event has been rescheduled.

Event information

When:  TBD
Where: San Ramon Community Center | 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon
FREE and Family Friendly!

Through various forms of art, educational workshops and interactive activities, we plan to inspire and equip you to educate friends and family and to learn how YOU can personally make a difference.

Includes various art forms that will be exhibited and available for purchase to help support local drug abuse prevention programs 

Additional Event Features:

  • Interpretive Dance and Vocalist Performances
  • Hidden in Plain Sight Parent Activity
  • Youth Activities
  • Educational Info Tables
  • Impaired Driving Display and Interactive Activities
  • Photo Booth


  • Basic Prescription Drug Safety
  • Non-Pharmacological Health Care Options
  • Naloxone Training (with FREE opioid overdose rescue kit distribution)

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

  • City of San Ramon
  • John Muir Health
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Republic Services
  • San Ramon Chamber of Commerce
  • San Ramon Insurance Company

Sponsorship Inquiries: or 925-480-7723

Hosted by NCAPDA and the Following Bay Area Drug Prevention Coalitions:

  • Alameda MEDS Coalition
  • Contra Costa County MEDS Coalition
  • East Bay Safe Prescribing Coalition
  • Santa Clara County Opioid Overdose Prevention Project


We are looking for artists to participate in our Art for Action event who can reach out to our attendees both visually and emotionally through all forms of art, including but not limited to:

  • Fine Art
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Textile Art

Although all forms of art will be considered, we especially welcome pieces that creatively speak in some way to the issue that ‘Art for Action’ is focused on.  Ideally, art exhibited will stimulate open and inspiring conversation that can help break down stigma and drive personal action.

Cost and Sales: There is a low entry fee of $25 to submit up to 3 pieces of art. NCAPDA will process all art sales and retain a 15% commission plus a 3% credit card fee (if applicable).

Call for Artists Flyer: The thumbnail image below links to a printable version of the flyer:

Sign up by completing these two steps:

  • Fill out the entry form
  • Make your entry fee payment
    • Note:  A new entry deadline will be established once a new Dose of Action event date has been set.  NCAPDA will notify artists who have completed an entry form of the rescheduled payment deadline once it is established.

Questions?:  Contact NCAPDA at or 925-480-7723


Qualifications: All public, private and home-schooled students attending high school, grades 9-12, in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, California.

Cash prizes to be awarded:

  • 1st Place – $100
  • 2nd Place – $75
  • 3rd Place – $50

Extended Submission Deadline:
  May 27, 2020

Note: All contest participants are encouraged to attend NCAPDA’s Art for Action event on April 26, 2020 at the San Ramon Community Center where the top 20 winners will be recognized, and the top 3 winners will be awarded cash prizes.

IMPORTANT:  View the contest guidelines, scoring rubric and rules

Questions?: Contact NCAPDA at or 925-480-7723

Art Contest Sponsored by NCAPDA