770 West Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612
510 271-0822


Special Events:
Art + Movement:
Opening Reception & Maria Porges'
Juror's Talk

Saturday, August 17th
from 2 - 4 pm

Now at GearBox:
Art + Movement:
Juror Maria Porges

Aug 15 – Sept 7

Closing Reception:
Friday, September 6th,

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special guest artist installation or exhibition
Entry Deadline: August 1, 2019

Call For Entries: GearBox Gallery invites artists working in any media to submit proposals for exhibition in our Inner Room, October 17 through November 16, 2019.

Eligibility: Open to artists over the age of 18.

Work by the selected Artist will be exhibited 10/17 through 11/16, 2019. GearBox Gallery will provide a postcard featuring the installation, and will promote the exhibit along with our already scheduled show. A 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 online, and will be juried by the Gearbox 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:  $ 25.00
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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: August 1, 2019

Artists notified: August 15, 2019

Selected Artist’s Image & Artist Statement due: September 1

Work installed at Gallery: October 4

Exhibition dates: October 17 - November 16, 2019

Reception: Friday, November 1 from 6-9 pm as part of the Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk.

Take down of work: November 17/18

Last year's winner of the Inner Room Call for Entries: Recombinance: Linda Ellinwood

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