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


Now at GearBox:

just different:

Jules Campbell & Jerry Leisure

with special installation About Face: featuring Marsha Balian & Deborah Benioff Friedman in the Inner Room

Nov 24 - Jan 5

Opening Reception: Friday, December 7th
from 6-9pm

Artist's Reception: Saturday, December 15th
from 2-4pm

Coming soon:

January 2019

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Would you like to show at GearBox Gallery? Here's your chance: Enter our call for entries. Awards include future exhibition opportunities at GearBox Gallery. Entry deadline: Monday, June 27th!

Art at the Intersection of Instinct and Intellect

August 4 - 27, 2016

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 5th from 6-9 pm
Juror George Lawson of George Lawson Gallery

We invite entries in any medium for WILD/MIND at GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA. Submit work exploring two fundamental sides of being human – wild being the animal, primal, instinctual side; mind being the logical, & abstracting side. One connects us to nature, animals, the planet, to the universe. The other enables us to separate, to analyze, assess, conceptualize, create. Do you strike a balance between the two or privilege one of these essential aspects of our humanity over the other? Where do you find the intersection of instinct and intellect?

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.

JUROR: George Lawson

GearBox is pleased to announce George Lawson, principal of George Lawson Gallery as the juror of WILD/MIND. Currently at 315 Potrero Avenue in San Francisco, George Lawson Gallery has mounted well over 50 exhibits since 2008 at locations in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Submit your entry online at CaFÉ for Artists now.

Entry Deadline: Monday, June 27, 2016, 10 pm Pacific Time Zone

Accepted Artists to be announced July 12, 2016.

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
Honorable Mention: $50, selected by Pamela Mays McDonald, Oakland Art Murmur External Relations Chair & Alameda County Arts Commissioner. GearBox Gallery Award: An opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery.

Last year's juror's award winner, Spencer Pittenger, was recently featured in Essential Elements and Other Mysteries of the Universe at GearBox Gallery

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