Become a Member Artist

We currently have a wait list for new members. 

If you would like to be considered for future membership, please fill out the application linked below to have your name added to the wait list. 
An application form with more details is available here: APPLICATION
Necessary Mutation exhibition featuring Gearbox artist Jamie Treacy (paintings) and guest artist John Boychuk (ceramics).

What Are We All About?

GearBox Gallery is an artist-run contemporary art gallery located at 770 W. Grand Ave, Oakland, directly below the well-established Transmission Gallery. GearBox is dedicated to showcasing the work of a broad range of regional contemporary guest artsts alongside the work of member artists in an artist-run space. As a member of Oakland Art Murmur we participate in the famous First Friday Art Walks and other OAM events.

Gearbox provides visual artists with unique opportunities to show their work, participate in curation and learn the business of running an art gallery. 

An application form with more details is available here:   APPLICATION 

For best results with the online form, fill out the applicaion in your browser and then either “Export as PDF” or “Print” as a pdf to your pc, giving it a file name that includes your last name. 

Please submit your application and portfolio information to membership@gearboxgallery.com, or contact us if you have questions about participating in an artist-run exhibition space. 

Benefits of joining: 

Exposure of your work: Member’s art is on display in the gallery on an ongoing basis. 

Networking:  with our members, other artists, curators, critics and gallerists from the Bay Area and beyond.

Exclusive “gallery only” Artist Opportunities through the Oakland Art Murmur

Marketing benefits: Periodic advertising in Art Ltd. , weekly facebook & social media posts, press releases, studio visit features and frequent website updates featuring member artwork.

More independence and control: Without having to work through a dealer, GearBox artist-members may assume more independence in what they create and how the work is priced.

Increased earning potential: GearBox Gallery, LLC’s commission on sold work is much less then the conventional galleries that often take 50%. Gearbox’s commission is 20%, our artist’s retain 80% of a cash sale. 

Technical/business assistance: GearBox Gallery, LLC provides its members with opportunities to learn more about working with general business matters, such as obtaining insurance and accounting.