2022-2023 Fellowship Program: Gallery Route One (GRO) invites applications for two, 18-month Fellowships beginning in January 2022. The Fellowships provide opportunities to participate in a vibrant, non-profit gallery with an experienced gallery staff and practicing artist members. The Fellowships include solo and two-person Fellowship exhibitions well as opportunities to participate in Artist Member exhibitions and GRO’s annual Box Show.

Eligibility: Applications are open to artists between the ages of 21 and 40 living in the San Francisco Bay Area with:

•  a strong portfolio of completed work as well as work-in-progress

•  a committed fine-arts practice

•  an interest in and desire to participate in the work of Gallery Route One

Media: All fine arts media including video and installation

Please prepare the following materials for submission:


•  10–12 images of your art in jpeg format, no larger than 5MB size per image when saved at highest quality jpeg compression. Video clips: no more than 5 minutes in length.

•  Sculptors may submit one additional view of each piece.

•  Image file-naming format: YourFirstName- LastName-ArtworkTitle-medium-size.jpg (eg., James-Choe-Emergence-encaustic-24inx24in.jpg)

Written materials:

Please provide the following:

1. A list of the images you are submitting (see above) with title, media, size and date.

2. An artist statement about the ideas and inspirations that inform your work and about your creative process (250 words or less).

3. A brief statement explaining why you would like to be a GRO Fellow.

4. Briefly describe what you anticipate will be the focus of your work during the Fellowship?

5. A brief biographical statement or resume

6. The name and contact information for one reference.

7. Optional: Links to your website or other social media platforms


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 

Juror: Jack Fischer, Jack Fischer Gallery, 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco

"No artist is pleased … there is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive."  -- Martha Graham

Exhibition dates: January 22 – February 26, 2022
Deadline for entry: Midnight, November 12, 2021
Awards: Juror will select one Best of Show to be awarded $300 and three non-cash Awards of Merit.
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 in Point Reyes Station, California, is seeking exhibition proposals for its Project Space, an exhibition area for visiting artists. Exhibitions will take place late 2021 and through 2022.

All Project Space exhibitions must address one of the themes listed below. Proposals that do not directly address one of these themes will not be reviewed.

Proposals may be for exhibitions of artwork or installations by one or several artists. If several artists are involved, the lead artist should apply on behalf of the group but include the names and resumes of the other artists (up to 4 collaborating artists).

Theme 1: WITH THE EARTH: Arts and the Environment. Artwork or installations that address current and urgent environmental issues, whether local or global. We believe that art can evoke a visceral response to earth's urgent situation which scientific data can often dilute.

Theme 2: FAR FROM HOME: Artwork and/or installations concerned with immigration, exile, diaspora. We look for artists, either foreign-born or whose parents or grandparents were immigrants, telling story from personal experience. We will also review proposals that are less personally-based  because migrants are being met here and worldwide with resistance and violence. 

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.

We invite exhibition proposals from artists working in all fine arts media including video and installation. (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, 2 to 3MB 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 one of the Project Space themes. (500 words or less).

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

Email questions to projectspace@galleryrouteone.org.

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