770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510 567-4108


Artist's Opportunities

Now at GearBox:
Work by Deborah Benioff Friedman & Phyllis Lasché
with Linda Ellinwood: Recombinance
in the Inner Room
Mar 21 - Apr 20

Artist's Reception:
April 5th, 6-9pm

Special Events:
The Joy of Limitations: Lisa Kokin Talks About Her Process
March 30th, 2-4pm

and Slow Art Day
April 6th, 12-3pm

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special guest artist installation or exhibition
Entry Deadline: July 27, 2018

Call For Entries: GearBox Gallery invites artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in our Inner Room in September, 2018.

Eligibility: Open to artists over the age of 18.

Work by the selected Artist will be exhibited August 30th through October 6th. The reception for the exhibit will be hosted concurrent with the reception for the featured exhibit that month.

The Artist will be selected from images & a written proposal submitted by email to exhibitions@gearboxgallery.com, and will be juried by the Inner Room Selection Committee. There is no theme. Selection will be based on the quality of the artwork, with special emphasis on how it relates to, enhances, transforms, or makes innovative use of the space.

Please note, installation artists will be responsible for delivery and retrieval of work, as well as for any special installation procedures & equipment (video projector, etc.) that may be necessary. GearBox Gallery will provide help with installation and set-up, but the artist should expect to actively participate in the installation process.

The Inner Room is 8’ X 8’ X 8’. It has a “2-tone” linoleum floor & sheetrock walls & ceiling, with a small bank of lights. There are 2 electrical outlets on one wall, a single light switch on the opposite wall, & a doorway (with no door) to the main gallery space. Please refer to the photos & floor plan below, and visit the gallery to view the space in person.

Entry fee:  $ 20.00
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Entries: Please submit 3 images of work – either the work to be displayed, or previous work similar to your proposal. Also, please submit a concise written summary of your proposal. You may include sketches or diagrams. All submissions should be submitted in either a PDF or Word file by email to exhibitions@gearboxgallery.com

Important dates:

Deadline to submit: July 27, 2018

Artists notified: August 2, 2018

Selected Artist’s Image & Artist Statement due: August 6

Work installed at Gallery: August 27 and August 28

Exhibition dates: August 30 – October 6

Reception: Friday, September 7 from 6-9 pm as part of the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk.

Take down of work: October 7/8

Last year's winner of the Inner Room Call for Entries: Jessica Eastburn's Factotum

More about the Inner Room...