Call Detail
In My Absence: an Exhibition of Portraits
2507 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: International
State: California
Entry Deadline: 4/4/16
Application Closed
Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Entry Fee (In My Absence): $25.00
“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
Frida Kahlo

Artists have created self portraits for centuries—in part to ensure presence in their absence.

In My Absence is an exhibition devoted to portraits.
Often portraits convey the impression the artist believes, hopes or fears they leave on those around them. 
It may covey something unspoken, or simply be a visual feast for beauty sake.
It may hint at something as did the Mona Lisa.

Whether submitting a self portrait or portraying another, uBe Art wants to see something revealed, or atleast a hint at what lies beneath. 

​Our mixed genre format and diverse jury panel create a genuine opportunity for all artists who enter to be invited for exhibition.

EXHIBITION – uBe Art’s jury panel will choose individual pieces based on technical application, originality and concept. Our panel of professional working artists, gallery curators advertising agents, and editors are a diverse representation of all mediums.

Artwork selected for this show will be on display in a seven-week exhibition at uBe Art in Berkeley, California—located just 12 miles east of San Francisco. The gallery is a beautiful, light filled space with 25 ft ceilings attracting artists, visitors and collectors from around the Bay Area.

CRITERIA - Accepted mediums: painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, mixed media and digital art. Simply put, all genres are welcome! All artwork must be ready to hang; loose prints must be in plastic sleeves—no exceptions. Artwork must not exceed 50” on any side. Please be aware of artwork size, we do not want to eliminate entries solely based on exceeding dimension limits.

ENTRIES - $25 entry fee
SHIPPING – READ CAREFULLY!  Artists are responsible for round-trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. International artists are responsible for paying all international fees.
*Artist may deliver and pickup work in person if applicable.

COMMISSION – uBe Art will retain 40% of all sales. All artwork that is accepted by uBe Art must be listed for sale for this exhibition. 

April 4th, 2016 - Call Closes *10pm Pacific Standard Time
April 11th, 2016 - Notification of Selected Artists (Notices will be sent via email)
April 29th, 2016 - Deadline for receiving all artwork, no exceptions
May 5th, 2016 - Exhibition officially opens
May 6th, 2016 - Opening Reception *6pm-10pm
June 26th, 2016 - Exhibition Closes

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Visit to find out more about uBe Art and meet the jury panel and exhibiting artists. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing your amazing work!
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