Juror: Donna Seager, Partner at Seager Gray Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

Exhibition dates: January 23 – February 14, 2021
Deadline for entry: Midnight, October 30, 2020

Awards: Juror will select one Best of Show which will be awarded $300. Three non-cash Awards of Merit will be selected 

Eligibility: open to artists living in Northern California only.
Media: all except video, crafts, installation
Size of work not to exceed 60" in any dimension.
Number of entries: 4 per artist maximum
Entry Fee: $15 for each artwork submitted
Note: Your entry fee is non-refunable. 

Jurying will be online only. Submit jpgs only; between 2 - 5 MB in size.


Gallery Route One is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) art organization … visit our website to learn more about Gallery Route One.

Artist membership is open to all professional artists living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Membership applications are reviewed by a panel of Gallery Route One artist members on a quarterly basis. 

Review Deadlines for each quarter are: March 31, June 30, September 31, December 31. 

Eligibility: Artists working in all media including video and installation, but not crafts.

Applications are judged on: 

• Quality of the artwork

• Dedication to artistic practice

• Professional presentation of artwork and resume

• Applicant’s willingness to work in a collaborative way with other artists.

• Applicant’s willingness and ability to support gallery programming by paying dues and performing tasks necessary for running a professional art gallery including gallery staffing and committee participation.

After an initial screening, applicants may be asked to bring in three pieces of current artwork. The final stage in the application process is a personal interview.  

New members commit to an 18 month initial membership, which includes paying dues for the full 18 months, performing gallery tasks, gallery staffing, and attending member meetings. Upon joining the organization members are required to sign a contract. For a copy of the Members' Contract contact membership@galleryrouteone.org. 

Media: We consider artists working in all fine arts media including video and installation; no crafts.

Please prepare the following materials for submission:

Images: 10 images of your art in .jpeg format,  2MB to 3MB in size, saved at highest quality jpeg compression. Video clips must not be more than 5 mins. in length. Sculptors may submit one additional view of each piece. Image filenames should be in this format: YourLastName-ArtworkTitle-medium-dimensions.jpg 

Written materials:  

.-- Artist Statement describing your philosophy and approach to creating art (500 words or less).

-- Brief statement outlining why you would like to be a GRO Artist Member. (200 words or less).

-- Résumé (CV) of your education, exhibitions, and work history, along with links to appropriate web sites.

-- Name and contact information for one reference preferably an art professional or artist familiar with you and your artwork, Provide name and title (if applicable), email address and phone number.

-- Brief description of any skills you have to offer our organization (optional).

For more information email membership@galleryrouteone.org 

Gallery Route One is seeking proposals for the Project Space, an exhibition area within Gallery Route One in Point Reyes Station, California.

All Project Space exhibitions must address one of the following themes:

Theme 1: WITH THE EARTH: Arts and the Environment. Artwork or installations that address current and urgent environmental issues, whether local or global— through the unique viewpoint and that art can provide. 

Theme 2: FAR FROM HOME: Artwork or installations concerned with immigration, exile, diaspora by artists who are either foreign-born or whose parents or grandparents were immigrants. We seek artists whose work represents their own experience and that of their own families, rather than artwork on behalf of others.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: Artists have a unique point of view within contemporary society and possess the means to present social justice concerns in a fresh context. We ask that artists present broad issues on behalf of many, and not attempt to represent a group to which they cannot claim membership. 

Proposals that do not directly address these themes will not be reviewed.

We invite exhibition proposals from artists working in all fine arts media including video and installation. (Please, no jewelry or production crafts.)

We encourage interactive work that invites an exchange of ideas with gallery visitors.

Please include the following material in your submission: 

10 images of your art in .jpeg format, no larger than 2MB overall size per image at highest quality jpeg compression. 

Up to 3 Video clips; must not be more than 5 mins. in length each. Sculptors may submit one additional view of each piece. 

An artist statement outlining your philosophy and approach to creating your art (500 words or less).

A statement outlining how your proposal aligns with on of the Project Space themes. (500 words or less). 

A résumé of your education, exhibitions, and work history, along with links to your website.

Email questions to projectspace@galleryrouteone.org.

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