EXHIBITION & OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BAY AREA AND BEYOND
Shape, Form and Color: Modern Expressionism
What The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery at the Bankhead Theater is now inviting visual expressionist artists working with paint on canvas, mixed media on canvas, or fine art paper to consider for an art exhibition Oct 5 through Dec 4, 2022. The exhibition will be curated by visual arts staff at Livermore Valley Arts. We are open to all subject matter and points of inspiration, large works are welcome.
Expressionism is a modernist movement, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. Expressionism tends is to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas. in particular, it can be highly intense and non-naturalistic, and the brushwork is typically free, generous and highly textured. Expressionist art can be emotional and sometimes mystical, where the artist favors the subjective over true-to-life in order to “express” themselves and to show that there is more to art than meets the eye. There will be two featured works of art from Joan Miro and Alexander Calder that are on loan from a private collection.
Where UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery, 2400 First St, Livermore
When Oct 5 - Dec 4
Deadline Sept 18
What “…celebrating the simple, the rustic, the unassuming; the dignity of things imperfect, uncontrolled and incomplete; the transient beauty of the natural world…”
When seeking to understand Wabi-Sabi, it is helpful to contemplate the idea that beauty is inherent in a simple object, which in turn evokes a quiet, thoughtful mood and atmosphere. The emphasis of this exhibit will be not on the final perfected form of the work, but on how well pieces reflect a sense and feeling of this elusive concept. In particular, the focus will be on the imaginative use of natural materials that may include found objects.
Juror Naomi Kubota Lee
Where O'Hanlon Center, 616 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
When September 14 - November 2
Deadline September 9
Roe 2.0 - It Ain't Over Yet!
What ROE 2.0 is a hybrid exhibition at WMG in direct protest and response to the United State Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in 1973. We invite artists (working in any medium) who identify as women, non-binary, trans women, trans men, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer artists to submit images of up to three works created in any medium.
This verdict leaves people with the capacity for pregnancy at the mercy of each individual state to set their own abortion laws. Access to safe and legal abortions and reproductive health are a basic human right that the U.S. government actively chooses to exploit. The denial of reproductive rights and access is detrimental to this country as it disproportionately affects women of color and women from economically disadvantaged communities. Our bodies and reproductive capabilities are not a political playground.
We at WMG believe that art can and does create lasting social change. As an intersectional feminist organization, WMG stands in solidarity with pro-choice activists and organizations. This exhibition seeks to document artist voices in this time of urgency, as a means of resistance to facilitate change and create a space for open dialogue regarding abortion rights.
For this inclusive show, WMG encourages intersectional feminist approaches and lived experiences considering gender and sexuality, race, ethnicity, class, and/or disability, among other social locations.
Deadline November 26, 2022
Friend of the Artist
What As with most artist-run spaces, A.I.R. Gallery’s story begins with a couple of friends in 1972. Even if they didn’t put each other in their work, the gallery they founded ensured that we now know who they were there with, not to mention the countless other women and non-binary artists who have come together since. Fifty years later, the 15th A.I.R. Biennial looks to showcase the friends of artists, welcoming both glimpses of those you are together with today and considerations of community and solidarity more broadly. The show asks artists to invite the public into their intimate and interconnected webs of relations, love, care, and mutual support. So whether you are making work with your comrades or putting them in your art, show up!
Juror Eriola Pira, Curator at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School
Where AIR Gallery, 155 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY
When January 7 - February 5, 2023
Deadline October 12
What Arc Gallery is seeking works related to the subject matter of “voyage.” This can be a documentation or a memory of a trip taken, the anticipation of a voyage, a trip to an imagined destination, a wandering without a specific destination in mind, the act of travel, modes of travel, or various phases of a voyage. This may also encompass the various passages of one’s life, a path of discovery, or an exploration of one’s mind. We encourage your imaginative interpretation of this topic.
Juror Emilee Enders with the Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek
Where Arc Gallery, 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco
When November 19 - December 17, 2022
Deadline September 12, 2022
Not Just Landscapes
What We call for traditional landscapes: from desert to mountains, to oceans: beauty or faint memories of what a landscape was, surrendering due to change.
'Not just landscapes' also calls for your creative eye: your internal world or the landscape of your life visually represented, or even the discovery of the landscape you see in the patterns of a fuse box.
Don't set 'limits' to what you want to express. Feel free in any medium you like. There is no size restriction if the work can enter through a double door.
Juror Richard McDaniel received his B.A. in sculpture from California State University at San Diego, and his M.F.A. in painting from University of Notre Dame. McDaniel also studied painting at the Art Students League of New York, He has taught drawing, painting, and pastel at Woodstock School of Art in New York and at the Pacific Academy of Fine Arts in California. He also was an instructor at Connecticut State University and conducts painting workshops in many areas.
Deadline Sept 19
PAA National Mother Lode Art Exhibition
What Exhibit your exceptional art works at the Mills Station Arts and Culture Center, a landmark California nonprofit gallery.
Juror Barbara Burge
Where Mills Station Arts and Culture Center (MACC) 10191 Mills Station Road, Rancho Cordova, CA.
Deadline September 23
What Abstract art uses visual language of shape, form, color and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world. We welcome all media to join this exciting exhibition.
Where Sacramento Arts Center, 5330 Gibbons Dr, Ste B, Carmichael CA
Deadline Sept 30