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Submit your proposal by September 19th!

Gearbox Gallery, 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland, CA

Exhibit Dates: October 19 — November 25, 2023

Entry Deadline: September 19th, 12 pm Pacific Time Zone

Notification: Selected proposal announced September 22, 2023

Eligibility: Open to artists over the age of 18.

GearBox Gallery is accepting proposals for solo exhibitions or installations in the Inner Room of the gallery. Work by the selected Artist will be exhibited 10/19 through 11/25/2023. The Gallery will provide a postcard featuring the exhibition/installation and will promote it along with our already scheduled featured exhibition. A reception for the artist will be hosted concurrent with the reception for the featured exhibition on view at the same time.

The Artist will be selected from images & a written proposal and will be juried by the Gearbox Inner RoomSelection 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, the artist will be responsible for delivery, installation and retrieval of work, as well as for any special installation procedures & equipment (video projector, etc.) that may be necessary. Installation may be scheduled October 15th – 17th. The Artist should plan to patch the walls after artwork removal. Basic tools, a step stool and ladder are available at the gallery. Deinstallation to be scheduled November 26th – 27th.

The Inner Room is 8’ X 8’ X 8’. It has a “2-tone” linoleum floor & sheet rock walls & ceiling, with a small bank of lights. There are 2 elec. 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 included here, and/or visit the gallery to view the space in person.

Work shown in the Inner Room is expected to be for sale, either as a complete installation, or individually priced components or artworks. The gallery will handle sales. The Artist’s commission on sales is 60%. 

Entry fee: $25.00 fee can be paid by PayPal or credit card by clicking the PayPal link at the top of the page (to pay by credit/debit card without a PayPal account, select “check out as a guest” and follow the prompts) or mail checks to  GearBox Gallery at 770 West Grand Ave., Oakland, 94612.

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 (1000 words or less). You may include sketches or diagrams. All proposals should be submitted in either a PDF or Word file. Submit your proposal by clicking the “Submit Proposal” button above and filling out the on-line form.

Past Inner Room Exhibitions: Check out some of our previous Inner Room Exhibitions, including past winners of the Inner Room Call for Entires, the GearBox Gallery Award winners from our juried shows, or member artist installations.