770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 859 - 5208


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Sat: 11 am - 5 pm

Here's your opportunity to see your work at GearBox Gallery!

Call For Entries:
Terra Infirma:
All Things Unsettled

Juror: Chandra Cerrito

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Unsettled, uncertain, in flux, even chaotic, it often seems like we are not on firm ground. Artists have the unique ability to profoundly express their inner experience as well as their reaction to local, national and global challenges. We invite you to do just that at GearBox Gallery, the newest contemporary gallery in the Oakland, CA art hub. Submit your entry in any medium for Terra Infirma: All Things Unsettled.

Juror: Chandra Cerrito

Chandra Cerrito is the director of the highly respected Chandra Cerrito Contemporary in Oakland, CA. She is also an independent art advisor procuring artwork for public sites, office environments and residential spaces. Her clients are located on both the East and West Coasts.

Submit your entry online at CaFÉ for Artists

Exhibit Dates: July 30 – August 22, 2015

Entry Deadline: Friday, June 26, 2015, 10 pm Pacific Time Zone

ELIGIBILITY: Open to artists over the age of 18 and living or working in Northern California. Please note, artwork must be hand delivered to GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA if accepted for exhibition.

ACCEPTED ENTRIES: Entries must be of work original to the submitting artist. Entries may be of any media and created between 2011 and 2015. There are no size limitations for entries however works must be able to be delivered through a standard size doorway. All entries must include title, medium, year and specific dimensions. You may submit a statement about the work as it relates to the exhibit theme. Work differing substantially from the submitted image(s) may be rejected for exhibition. GearBox Gallery reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, unstable or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Artist must provide means of display for audio or video works.

Juror’s Award: $100 and the opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit.
Juror’s Honorable Mention: $75
Awards will be determined by the Juror and announced at 8 pm during the reception on Friday, August 7, 2015.

ENTRY FEES: A non-refundable fee of $35 is required for application. One application per artist only. Up to 3 entries may be submitted per application. You may submit one close-up detail image of each entry at no additional charge. If you submit details, please clearly title them as detail images. Online submissions are not considered complete until payment is received.

SUBMISSION PROCESS: GearBox Gallery will only be accepting online entries for Terra Infirma through the online, portfolio review site CaFÉ for Artists

1) Register at https://www.callforentry.org if you don’t already have an account.

2) Follow the instructions to upload up to 3 entry images (up to 5MB; jpg, png, or gif). Video artists may submit files in mov, wmv, flv, or mp4 format (up to 60 MB).

3) Complete entry details for the Terra Infirma Call for Entries. You can save your progress and return to your entry at any time before the deadline to edit your information.

4) Complete payment information to finalize your entry. You cannot edit your entry after submitting payment information. Payment must be received by the deadline for your entry to be accepted. Pay by credit card through the CaFÉ for Artists Site. To pay by check, mail your check to GearBox Gallery at 770 West Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612. Checks must be received by the gallery on or before June 26, 2015 in order for your submission to be considered complete by the deadline.

Please do not submit any materials directly to the gallery. We are not requesting résumés, CVs, or other materials at this time.

Please give yourself enough time to complete the application process.


NOTIFICATION: Notification of the juror’s selections will be made by email on July 11, 2015. GearBox Gallery bears no responsibility for incorrectly submitted email contact information or any failure of the artist's email service.

DELIVERY & PICK UP OF WORK: The artist is responsible for the delivery and pick up of accepted artwork to the gallery. Artwork must be delivered in person to GearBox Gallery at 770 West Grand Ave in Oakland, CA between 10 am and 5:30 pm on either July 27 or July 28, 2015 in order to be included in the exhibition. Artwork must be delivered properly labeled and ready to hang or display. Exhibiting artists will sign a guest artist agreement specifying exhibit details per this prospectus.

Following the close of the exhibition, artwork must be picked up from the gallery between 10 a.m. and 5:30 pm on either August 23 or 24, 2015. Please arrange for a representative to pick up your artwork if you are unable. Artwork remaining at the GearBox Gallery past specified pick-up dates and times will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee. After 15 days the work becomes the property of the gallery.

PHOTOGRAPHY and PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Your entry gives Gearbox Gallery permission to use images of your artwork and to photograph the artwork for promotional, educational or historical purposes. Gearbox Gallery promotes exhibitions on the Oakland ArtMurmur website and Facebook page as well as on the Gearbox Gallery website and Facebook page as well as on other online listing sites.

SALES: Artists are encouraged to sell their work. Artwork may be sold but cannot be removed from the gallery during the exhibition. If an artwork is sold GearBox Gallery will mail a payment of 60% of the sale price of the work to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.

If artwork exhibited at GearBox Gallery is sold up to three months after the Terra Infirma exhibit ends and is sold as a direct result of the piece being displayed in that gallery exhibit, the artist agrees to pay GearBox Gallery a referral commission rate of 25% within 30 days after the sale.

LIABILITY: All due care and caution will be taken in the handling of artwork. The Gearbox Gallery has a security system. Gallery attendants will be present during the hours of operation. However, the artist assumes all liability for artwork during the show's dates (from the day of delivery through the day of removal).

June 26 - Entry details, images, and payment due by 10 p.m. Pacific Time Zone.
July 11 - Artists notified of juror's results by email.
July 27 or July 28 - Drop-off for selected artwork from noon - 5:30 p.m
July 30 – Terra Infirma Exhibition begins. Gallery Hours Thurs-Fri: Noon to 6 pm, Sat: 11 am to 5 pm
August 7 - Exhibition Opening Reception, 5 pm - 9 pm., awards announced at 8 pm
August 22 – Terra Infirma Exhibition closes
August 23 or 24 - Art work pick up from noon to 5:30 pm. Art work left beyond the stated pick up dates becomes the property of the gallery.

AGREEMENT: Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the juror are final. GearBox Gallery may photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries before the close of the exhibition. GearBox Gallery is not responsible for refunding entry fees or allowing artists to change submission information for artworks which do not meet above rules.

GEARBOX GALLERY: GearBox Gallery is an artist-run, fine art gallery located at 770 W. Grand Ave in Oakland, CA directly below the well-established Transmission Gallery. GearBox Gallery is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur, which promotes Oakland arts and sponsors events, including the famous First Friday Art Walks. More information available at gearboxgallery.com