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Days remaining to deadline: 10
Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
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Exhibition Dates: August 10 – September 9, 2023
Entry Deadline: Sunday, June 18, 2023, 10 pm Pacific Time Zone
Submit your entry online at CaFÉ for artists.
Gearbox Gallery invites submissions to our 2023 Juried Exhibition, Within Sight or From Imagination.
Within Sight or From Imagination invites work that is imaginative, observational and/or introspective. It encompasses internal and/or external worlds, and the intersection of these worlds. According to juror Jeremy Morgan, “The paintings become pivotal points between external stimuli: a meeting place of the material and non-material.”
You are invited to fall down the rabbit hole where Alice grapples with the logic of her own mind as she tries to make sense of the material world within her sight.
Gearbox invites you to submit artwork that reflects your interpretation of what is real, imagined, hoped for or the intersection of internal and external worlds.
JUROR: Jeremy Morgan
Born in 1956 in Cambridge, England, Morgan was educated at the Ruskin school of Drawing (University of Oxford )1974-77, The Royal Academy Schools (RA) London 1979-82 and at the San Francisco Art Institute1983-85 (as a Harkness Fellow between 1983-1985).
Jeremy Morgan, a Bay Area icon, is best known regionally as an Associate Professor of Painting at San Francisco Art Institute where he taught from 1989-2022 in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. He also taught at John F. Kennedy, Berkeley, CA, (Arts and Consciousness program), California Collage of Art, Oakland, and as a visiting Professor at China Academy of Art and the Shanghai Academy of fine Arts. Jeremy has also given various workshops in China (CAA Hangzhou, CAA Beijing, Luxan Academy, Shenyang) and is a vision board member with the Lucid Art Foundation in California.
Jeremy comments, “My work as a painter is an exploration of philo-spiritual aspects of landscape and nature-based painting referring in particular to Asian and Western traditions in relation to concepts of the abstract. The work is augmented by an increasing interest in the use of technological processes as a means by which (allied with painting) one might reveal that which lies beyond appearance alone.”
His work is represented in several private and public collections including Lucent technologies, CA, Berringer Wineries, Napa, CA, Saks 5th Avenue, New York and in the collections of CAFA Beijing /CAA Hangzhou /LAFA Shenyang, and in the Shandong Art Museum, Jinan, China.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to Northern California artists over the age of 18. BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ artists are encouraged to apply. Please note, artwork must be hand delivered to GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA if accepted for exhibition.
ACCEPTED ENTRIES: Entries must be of work original to the submitting artist. Entries may be of any media and created between 2019 and 2023. There are no size limitations for entries however works must be able to be delivered through a standard size doorway. All entries must include title, medium, year and specific dimensions. You may submit a statement about the work as it relates to the exhibit theme. Work differing substantially from the submitted image(s) may be rejected for exhibition. The juror will make the final determination if accepted work will be included in the exhibition. GearBox Gallery, LLC reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, unstable, or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Artist must provide means of display for audio or video works.
AWARDS: Two prestigious awards will be given to two separate artists.
- Juror’s Award: One artist will be given the opportunity to be featured as a guest artist in a two-person exhibition at GearBox Gallery in the following year. See our website for information on past winners and their featured exhibitions at GearBox Gallery.
- GearBox Gallery Award: Another artist will be given the opportunity to exhibit in the Inner Room at GearBox Gallery in the following year. The Inner Room is an intimate exhibition space within the gallery. See our website for past Inner Room exhibitions at GearBox Gallery.
ENTRY FEES: A non-refundable fee of $35 is required for application. One application per artist only. 3 image or media files may be submitted per application for $35. Online submissions are not considered complete until payment is received.
SUBMISSION PROCESS: GearBox Gallery, LLC will only be accepting online entries for “Within Sight or From Imagination” through the online, portfolio review site CaFÉ for Artists.
1. Register at https://www.callforentry.org/ if you don’t already have an account.
2. Follow the instructions to upload up to 3 entry images (up to 5MB; JPEG or JPG only) or media files in MOV, MP4, WMV, 3GP, AVI, ASF, MPG, M2T, MKV, M2TS format (up to 100 MB). How to upload work samples.
3. Complete entry details for the “Within Sight or From Imagination” Call for Entries. You can save your progress and return to your entry at any time before the deadline to edit your information.
4. Complete payment information to finalize your entry. You cannot edit your entry after submitting payment information. Payment must be received by the deadline for your entry to be accepted. Pay by credit card through the CaFÉ for Artists Site. To pay by check, mail your check to GearBox Gallery at 770 West Grand Ave, Oakland CA 94612. Checks must be received by the gallery on or before June 20, 2022, in order for your submission to be considered complete by the deadline.
Please do not submit any materials directly to the gallery. We are not requesting résumés, CVs, or other materials at this time. Please give yourself enough time to complete the application process.
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2023, 10 PM (PACIFIC TIME ZONE) IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE EXHIBITION.
NOTIFICATION: Notification of the juror’s selections will be made by email on Monday, July 10, 2022. GearBox Gallery, LLC bears no responsibility for incorrectly submitted email contact information or any failure of the artist's email service.
DELIVERY & PICK UP OF WORK: The artist is responsible for the delivery and pick up of accepted artwork to the gallery. No substitutions of artwork are permitted. Artwork must be delivered in person to GearBox Gallery at 770 West Grand Ave in Oakland, CA between noon and 4pm on Sunday, August 6, 2023, 2022 in order to be included in the exhibition. Artwork must be delivered properly labeled and ready to hang or display. Exhibiting artists will sign a guest artist agreement specifying exhibit details per this prospectus.
Following the close of the exhibition, artwork must be picked up from the gallery between noon and 4pm on Sunday, September 10, 2022. Please arrange for a representative to pick up your artwork if you are unable. Artwork remaining at GearBox Gallery past specified pick-up dates and times will be subject to a $10 per day storage fee. After 15 days the work becomes the property of the gallery.
PHOTOGRAPHY and PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: Your entry gives Gearbox Gallery, LLC permission to use images of your artwork and to photograph the artwork for promotional, educational, or historical purposes. Gearbox Gallery, LLC promotes exhibitions on the Oakland Art Murmur website, GearBox Gallery Instagram, and Facebook page as well as on the Gearbox Gallery website and other online listing sites as the Gallery deems appropriate.
SALES: Artwork must be for sale at a price provided by the artist. Artwork sold during the exhibition cannot be removed from the gallery until the close if the show. If an artwork is sold, GearBox Gallery, LLC will mail a payment of 60% of the sale price of the work to the artist within 30 days of the close of the exhibit.
If artwork exhibited at GearBox Gallery is sold up to three months after the “IWithin Sight or From Imagination” exhibit ends and is sold as a direct result of the piece being displayed in that gallery exhibit, the artist agrees to pay GearBox Gallery, LLC a referral commission rate of 25% within 30 days after the sale.
LIABILITY: All due care and caution will be taken in the handling of artwork. The Gearbox Gallery has a security system. Gallery attendants will be present during the hours of operation. However, the artist assumes all liability for artwork during the show's dates (from the day of delivery through the day of removal).
June 18 (Sunday) - Entry details, images, and payment due by 10 pm Pacific Time Zone.
July 10 (Monday) - Artists notified of juror's results by email.
August 6 (Sunday) - Drop-off of selected artwork at the gallery between noon & 4 pm.
August 10 (Thursday) – “Within Sight or from Imagination” Exhibition begins. Gallery Hours Thurs-Fri-Sat: Noon - 5 pm, and First Friday, September 1st from 5-8 pm
August 12 (Saturday) – Opening Reception 1-4 pm
September 2 (Saturday) – Juror’s talk at 2 pm
September 1 (Friday) – Open for Oakland Art Murmur First Friday Art Walk, 5-8 pm
September 9 (Saturday) – Last day of exhibition
September 10 (Sunday) - Artwork pick up between noon & 4pm. Artwork left 15 days beyond the stated pick up dates becomes the property of the gallery.
AGREEMENT: Submission of work constitutes an agreement to the conditions set forth and acceptance that the decisions of the juror are final. GearBox Gallery, LLC may photograph and reproduce accepted work for promotional purposes. Artists may not withdraw accepted entries before the close of the exhibition. GearBox Gallery, LLC is not responsible for refunding entry fees or allowing artists to change submission information for artworks which do not meet above rules.
GEARBOX GALLERY: GearBox Gallery is an artist-run, fine art gallery located at 770 W. Grand Ave in Oakland, CA directly below the well-established Transmission Gallery. GearBox Gallery is a member of the Oakland Art Murmur, which promotes Oakland arts and sponsors events, including the famous First Friday Art Walks. More information available at gearboxgallery.com.
Entries must be of work original to the submitting artist. Entries may be of any media and created between 2019 and 2023. There are no size limitations for entries however works must be able to be delivered through a standard size doorway. All entries must include title, medium, year and specific dimensions. You may submit a statement about the work as it relates to the exhibit theme. Work differing substantially from the submitted image(s) may be rejected for exhibition. GearBox Gallery, LLC reserves the right not to accept exceptionally large, heavy, unstable, or cumbersome pieces. Work must be framed (when applicable) and ready to hang (wire, d-rings, or cleat). Artist must provide means of display for audio or video works.
Open to Northern California artists over the age of 18. BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+ artists are encouraged to apply. Please note, artwork must be hand delivered to GearBox Gallery in Oakland, CA if accepted for exhibition.