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Oakland, CA 94612
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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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Annual Juried Exhibition: Deadline June 24, 2019

Submit your entry to Art + Movement, our 2019 juried show.
As part of our committment to promote a broad range of contemproary artists, GearBox Gallery hosts a juried exhibtion once a year. Open to artists who live and work in Northern California, these shows are juried by notable Bay Area gallerists, curators or critics, providing an opportunity for the artists to put their work in front of the juror and ultimately, if selected, show their work, potentially meeting other artists, critics and gallerists. Awards include future exhibtion opportunities at GearBox Gallery.

Inner Room Call for Entries: Deadline August 1, 2019:

The Inner Room is an intimate interior exhibtion space at GearBox Gallery. Once a year the GearBox accepts guest artist proposals for the specific use of the Inner Room. The selected proposal is based on the quality of the artwork, with special emphasis on how it relates to, enhances, transforms, or makes innovative use of the space.

2018 Juried Exhibitions:

Walking the Line

August 2 - 25, 2018
Juror Drew Bennet

The 2018 Juror's Award winner, Patricia Sonnino, will be featured in an exhibition at GearBox Gallery, July 4 – August 10, 2019

The 2018 GearBox Gallery Award winner, Linda Ellinwood, was featured in an exhibition in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery, March 21 – April 20, 2019

2018 Inner Room Call for Entries: Congrats to Bachrun LoMele, the winner of our 2018 Inner Room Call for Entries. LoMele's installation, Burn Pile, was on view in a special installation in the GearBox Gallery Inner Room from August 30 – October 6, 2018.

2017 Juried Exhibitions:

BLUETS: to fall under a spell

August 3 - 26, 2017
Juror Jack Fischer

The 2017 Juror's Award winner, Matthew Priest, was featured in Choice Words at GearBox Gallery, May 31 - June 23, 2018

The 2017 GearBox Gallery Award winner, Deborah Benioff Friedman, was featured in Record of the Journey in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery, March 22 - April 21, 2018

2017 Inner Room Call for Entries: Congrats to Jessica Eastburn, the winner of our 2017 Inner Room Call for Entries. Eastburn's installation, Factotum, was on view in a special installation in the GearBox Gallery Inner Room from September 28 – October 21st.

2016 Juried Exhibition:

the intersection of instinct and intellect
August 4 - 27, 2016
Juror George Lawson

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

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

2015 Juried Exhibition:

TERRA INFIRMA: All Things Unsettled

July 30 – August 22, 2015
Juror Chandra Cerrito

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.