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Artist's Opportunities:

BLUETS:
Jack Fischer, juror
Deadline: June 26th

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Now at GearBox:

THROUGH LINES and MORPHOSIS:
Tara O'Siochain /
Parra O'Siochain

and in the Inner Room:
Irene Nelson: At Home
a series of photo-etchings


Coming soon:
OTHERWISE:
Marsha Balian /
Sherry Parker


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Call for Entries:
Awards include future exhibition opportunities at GearBox Gallery.
Entry deadline: Monday, June 26th!



to fall under a spell

August 3 - 26, 2017
Juror Jack Fischer

Opening Reception:
Friday, August 4th from 6-9 pm
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Here's your chance to show your work at GearBox.

We invite entries in any medium for BLUETS at GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA. Submit work exploring this theme inspired by the writer Maggie Nelson, who has written that to love the color blue was to fall “under a spell, a spell I fought to stay under and get out from under, in turns.” Blue is commonly associated with harmony, faithfulness, confidence, distance, infinity, the imagination, cold, and sometimes with sadness. References to the color include blue chip, blue collar, the wild blue yonder, having the blues, singing the blues, out of the blue, once in a blue moon. The color blue has been said to physically calm and sedate, cool, and aid intuition. “There is no blue without yellow and without orange” — Vincent Van Gogh.

Juror: Jack Fischer
GearBox is pleased to announce Jack Fischer, principal of Jack Fischer Gallery as the juror of BLUETS. Currently at 311 Potrero Avenue and 1275 Minnesota Street in San Francisco, Jack Fischer is devoted to the work of outsider, self-taught, intuitive artists and continues to exhibit work he characterizes as “from the heart and the gut.”

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.

Submit your entry online at CaFÉ for Artists now.

Entry Deadline: Monday, June 26, 2017, 10 pm Pacific Time Zone

Accepted Artists to be announced July 11, 2017.

AWARDS:
Juror’s Award: The opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a future GearBox Gallery exhibit.
GearBox Gallery Award: An opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery.

The 2015 Juror's Award winner, Spencer Pittenger, was featured in Essential Elements and Other Mysteries of the Universe at GearBox Gallery, February 18 - March 19, 2016

The 2016 Juror's Award winner, Leslie Smith, will be featured in Biographies at GearBox Gallery, April 27 – May 27, 2017

The 2016 GearBox Gallery Award winner, Tamera Avery, will be featured in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery, August 31 – Sept 23, 2017


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