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, no larger than 2MB overall size per image 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.jpg 

Written materials:  

-- List of submitted images with titles of work, media, size and date.

-- 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 

For Artists 21 to 40 years of age

Fellowship Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020


The Fellowship program: Two fellowships will be awarded for 2019-2020, a Senior Fellow and an Emerging Fellow. Applicants are automatically entered for both. The Senior Fellow is awarded a solo exhibition in the (large) Center Gallery space with a $400 stipend to offset the associated costs. The Emerging Fellow is awarded a solo exhibition in the (small) Annex Gallery with a stipend of $200. During the fellowship period, both Fellows have the opportunity to exhibit in GRO artist member group exhibitions and in the Alcove Small Works gallery. Both Fellows may participate in the annual Box Show. The Senior Fellow is required to serve as gallery attendant once every six weeks. The Emerging Fellow will be asked to assist in one or two gallery chores. Both Fellows are required to attend four member meetings. 

Eligibility: Artists must be 21 to 40 years old and live in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area within driving distance of Point Reyes Station. Because the Fellowship requires active participation and presence in the gallery, artists must have their own means of transportation. 

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

Please prepare the following materials for submission:

Images: 10–12 images of your art in .jpeg format, no larger than 3MB overall size per image 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-size.jpg 

Written materials:  

Please provide the following:

--Image list with titles of work, media, size and date.
-- 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 Fellow.
-- Résumé of your education, exhibitions, and work history, along with links to appropriate web sites.
-- Name and contact information for one reference.

Note: Fellowship finalists will be asked to attend a personal interview.

For more information email fellowshipinfo@galleryrouteone.org.

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