Call For Art

Current Call For Art:

Alameda Island Brewing Company |  BlackLight Art Show Night MarketBlack Light Art Show 2017 


 Black Light Art Show


Submission Deadline: September 27
Email Submissions: art at alameda artists dot com
Artists must be present at the opening reception, October Friday The 13th

Opening Reception: October Friday The 13th
Encore: October 28th

Call For Art Open:  Black Light Art Show

Call For Art: General Instructions


  • Artists must be present at the opening reception to submit work. We currently only show local (bay area) artists work.
  • Work will be displayed during the month of that particular show.  Any number of pieces and any size can be submitted.
  • We accept sculpture, installation, interactive, photography and all visual art for shows.
  • We only show original work.  We do allow for prints to be sold at the show.  See more info on displaying prints below.

AGE: Artists under the age of 16 can submit for the “Junior Spotlight” for specified shows.
This will allow one child to display at a show.  However, keep in mind we are not editing our shows for children.  If that is something you are open to that, feel free to submit when applicable.   Note: Not all shows will include a “Junior Spotlight”.

Pricing: Most original work typically sells for under $250. There are exceptions, but most sales are between $50 and $100.  If you are expecting to sell your work for over $500 then this is probably the wrong venue.  Prints usually sell for $10 – $50. The gallery takes a 30% commission (50% on prints or items priced under $30).
Note: We also do occasionally have a large sculpture, special exhibit and installation work priced over the average price range.

How to submit  digital submissions for an upcoming show:
Digital Submissions = Emailed photograph of work in jpg format

For your work to be considered for an upcoming show it will need to be gallery ready before the drop off date. (Typically 1-2 weeks before a show)
See more about how to be “Gallery Ready”.

If you have already read the guidelines below and are ready to send your entry/entries, Email Submission Now To: art at alameda artists dot com

 —Naming Your Files— 
Properly naming your files allows for us to archive and reference your image quickly.   No spaces, no special characters.  See example below.

Digital File Specs (aka your emailed submissions)
For each piece you would like to submit please include: ‘Artist’, ‘Title’ and ‘Size’  & ‘Price’ in the file name when saving your artwork.
Example:  JessicaWarren-ChildBride-11×14-85.jpg


Note: Digital (emailed) submissions should remain 72dpi and under 8×10 in size, please do not send us GIANT files, try to keep them under 3MB each. A standard digital photo from a smart phone is usually around this size. .jpg format please.


—Digital Submission Email Example—
The following are examples of how to submit your work via email.

Email To: art at alameda artists dot com
*We do not put the email address because spam bots scrape pages – just sound it out… the at is @ – its an email address…

Email Subject: “Title of  Current Show” art submission
Please use this in your emails subject.  If you submitted and have not heard back feel free to reach out to us.  Sometimes emails get lost or archived into spam. Using this as your subject will ensure it actually gets to us.

Note: Due to the high number of submissions we receive for shows we do not always reply to every entry.  We appreciate your entry and your efforts.  We will do our best to reach out to every artist personally.  If you have not heard from us after submitting and have concerns that your entry was missed please email us to check on the status.

Email Content:

Submission #1
Title: Red Balloon
Artist: Jessica Warren
Media: Ink
Price: $150
Size: 11×14

Submission #2
Title: Mannequin
Artist: Jessica Warren
Media: Acrylic on Mannequin Torso
Price: $400
Size: 25×40
Notes: Displayed on small light pedestal, 6.3″ diameter x 11.75″ high

—End of Digital Submission Email Example—

Gallery Ready: How to prepare artwork for display

This step is ONLY for approved submissions.

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All artwork for openings, receptions & special events must be provided Gallery Ready:

* Ready to hang with wires, hardware, properly attached.  All wall pieces must have a strong hanging wire or other hanging mechanism attached to the back.

* If it is on canvas, usually the sides will be painted.

* Photographs & Digital Art must be at a minimum 300dpi, framed and ready to hang.
(No 72 dpi or low res images please.  Make sure you are using the raw file.)

Note: Artwork submitted incorrectly may be eliminated from the show even if you have been approved via email.  It is hard for us to always determine if your work is gallery ready via email.


How to create tags and print forms.

Below are instructions on how to submit your work online.  This step is only taken if… your work has been accepted for a show.
All artwork must first be submitted via email, see instructions above.

*  All artwork forms and tags must be completed and dropped off with your artwork.  Print form and tags now.
* Two tags for each piece submitted.  One will stay on the back of the painting, one will go on the wall next to it.
* Lightly tape both tags to the back of your work.

Feel free to submit questions or concerns to…

Email Questions to: art at alameda artists dot com (sound it out)

Studio 23 Commission

>> Artwork

Creating Tags:
* The gallery takes 30% commission on artwork.  50% on prints or any item priced under $30.
* We do not charge hanging fees.
Note: Please make sure you add the Studio’s 30% to your price.

Q: How much should I price my work?
A: Artwork prices vary. The majority of our art sells between the range of $80-$150. However, work has sold for as much as $800.  If you want your work to move, price accordingly. We typically will not show work priced over $1000.>


As far as prints go…

1. You can put them in a bin to display.
2. Each print should be in it’s own clear plastic sleeve.
3. All prints should be priced the same.
4. Create one tag.  You don’t have to price individually, just put the tag on the bin.
Example: “All prints $15ea” or however you decide to price them.  Prints sell best priced under $30.  This is for less expensive prints.
Note: A high quality archival paper, signed, numbered and framed giclee would be priced higher. Giclee’s like this sell from around $40 and up to $100 or more.  The galleries standard commission, 30% would apply.  This type of print would require it’s own individual artist’s tag as well.
5. The studio takes 50% on items priced under $30.

Display Ideas for Prints.
Space is limited.  Please provide a self-contained display stand and be sure your prints have been approved.
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Contact us: 

Owners: Wesley E. Warren/ Jessica Warren
Email: art at alamedaartists dot com (Preferred method of contact)
Phone: 415.580.2309
Snail Mail: 2309B Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA  94501

Forms & Tags:
All artwork must first be submitted via email, see instructions above.

Please print and bring the following files to drop off.
Be sure to add 30% to your base fee when printing and/or creating your own tags.  50% on items priced under $30.

2017 Call For Art: ATTN #eastbay #bayarea #oakland #sanfrancisco #berkeley #alameda

Thanks for your interest in showing at Studio 23!

Before submitting to a show please review the submission guidelines.

Here is a rough outline of our upcoming 2017 shows.

1. January: A Look Back On “2016”

Theme: Work inspired by or at the 2016 Artwork Challenge, Studio 23, work created in 2016 or specifically at the Studio.

Submission Deadline: Dec 15th

2. February: Eat Your Heart Out (Cancelled)

Theme: We strongly recommend thinking outside of “hearts”. However, that does not mean work with hearts won’t be accepted. We just want to see creative ideas.

Submission Deadline January 15th

2. Space-Time Continuum

An art show inspired by Donnie Darko & time travel.

Submission Deadline: March 15th

3. June: 2017 Alameda Summer Art Fair and Studio 23’s 100 UNDER $100

Theme: Inside all work in gallery will be priced at under $100

Outdoor: Vendor booths available. More info TBA

Submission Deadline: May 1st

4. October: Black Light Art Show & Night Market

Theme: Inside all artwork will be UV reactive

Outdoor: Booth spaces available

Submission Deadline: September 10th

5. December: TBA

Theme: TBA

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One thought on “Call For Art

  1. Kevin says:

    I have photos of your car at the Alameda Fourth of July Parade to share.

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