Accepting submissions from artists in the East Bay | San Francisco Bay Area | Oakland | Alameda | Berkeley & surrounding areas.
Current Call For Art:
Studio 23’s Open Studio
Join us Friday’s at 7PM For The Friday Art Walk IN PERSON!
Studio 23, 3 Dot & P.e.a.c.e. Provocateur will be open EVERY Friday between 7PM-9PM. We encourage you to bring your latest art projects and make art with us. Check individual galleries for exact hours.
Studio 23 Gallery Open Studio: We encourage artists to bring their recent project and make some art with us. That is where we are at right now, getting back to what we love. We have large tables, water, access to a sink and plenty of room outside to spread out. Let’s make art together outside before it gets too cold! If you have any questions email us at [email protected]
Coronavirus Update: Thank you for the support over the last two years. As galleries begin to open up, please check in with each one individually to find out what their Covid mandates are. We hope the Art Talks helped you get through it! I know they helped us. Visit Art Talk Archives!
Visit the 2nd Friday Art Walk Facebook Page for details on all Alameda and Jingletown Art Shows. Also be sure to check out WABA & The Point! There are a lot of amazing things happening in Alameda right now.
2nd Friday Art Talks are temporarily on break while we make new plans.
VIEW THE LATEST TALK!
Submission Details: We are looking for but not limited to light sculptures, LED Art, video installation & UV reactive art.
Founder of Makeboomboxes Noel Rabinowitz has donated 10 plates to this year’s BlackLight Art Show!
Paint your own plate for this year’s BlackLight Art Show. Your Boombox plate must work under UV lights. One plate per artist.
There are only 10 plates, serious inquiries only, we need these completed and in hand by Oct 9th.
Deadline to pick up your plate is September 15th.
To apply to receive a Boombox plate please contact us at [email protected]
UV Paintings & Misc Art:
You can submit up to 5 UV reactive paintings. Due to space we can not guarantee that every piece will be selected for this show.
Emailed photo of all above submissions by Oct 1st! [email protected]
- Artists must be present at their opening reception.
- Work will be displayed for the duration of that particular show.
- Number of pieces is specified per show.
- We accept sculpture, installation, interactive, photography and all visual art for shows.
- Only original work on the walls. No prints.
- We allow for prints to be sold at the show. See more info on displaying prints below.
- If your work has been selected please include an artist bio at drop off.
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, 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 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. 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
*Not following the instructions below may cause your work to not be considered.
Digital File Specs (aka your emailed submissions)
For each piece you would like to submit please include: ‘Artist’, ‘Title’ and ‘Size’ & ‘Price’ directly in the file name when saving your image.
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.
—General Email Example—
Emailed Submission Guidelines
Email To: art at alameda artists dot com
*We do not put the full email address here 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 email’s 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 (“Title of Current Show” art submission) as your subject will help ensure that it actually reaches 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: What the email content should look like.
Artist: Jessica Warren
Media: Acrylic on Mannequin Torso
Notes: Displayed on small light pedestal, 6.3″ diameter x 11.75″ high
Note: Please remember to name your jpegs appropriately.
—End of Digital Submission Email Example—
Gallery Ready: How to prepare artwork for display
This step is ONLY for approved submissions.
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 per show, 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.
Email Questions to: art at alameda artists dot com (sound it out)
Studio 23 Commission
* 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 have, but typically will not show work priced over $1000.
As far as prints go…
*Note: If you have been accepted for a show, please be sure to bring your artist bio to the drop-off. Thanks!
The Studio 23 space is available to rent for classes, solo exhibits and special events.
To rent the gallery space please send all inquiries to [ art at alamedaartists dot com ] w/ subject “Rent Studio 23 Space”.
Please provide us with as much detail about your event as possible. Someone will get back to you shortly.
Email: art at alamedaartists dot com (Preferred method of contact)
Snail Mail: 2309B Encinal Ave. Alameda, CA 94501
Forms & Tags:
All artwork must first be submitted via email, see instructions above.
Be sure to add 30% to your base fee when printing and/or creating your own tags. 50% on items priced under $30.
2022 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 annual shows.
Friday Open Studios: This is a new and loosely put together show of artists in the community.
100 UNDER 100: 1st Sunday of July
Alameda Summer Art Fair & Maker Market vendors: 1st SUNDAY, JULY
Halloween Blacklight Art Show: Usually held the Saturday before Halloween
East Bay Art Book: https://artpush.org/east-bay-art-book-2021/
Other shows TBA