Call Detail

Color Emotion at Art Works Downtown

Event Dates: 1/1/16 - 1/1/16
Entry Deadline: 12/7/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Color Emotion at Art Works Downtown): $40.00

Theme: Art Works Downtwon seeks artwork for an exhibition about the relationship of color to emotion. We are looking for works that primarily use color to evoke, express, or contemplate emotion or the narrative.

Juror: to be announced


  • Open to all visual arts media. Video must inlcude player, monitor, earphones, etc.; projections are prohibited
  • SF Bay Area Artists only (must live within 100 miles from San Rafael California)
  • Original artwork only. No giclees or reproductions. Editions are acceptable.
  • Submissions must not have previously exhibited in the AWD 1337 Gallery.
  • Apply through Call For AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions

Exhibition Calendar:

  • Thu, Dec 7, 4pm: Entries due via Note: AWD's deadline is 4pm because our office closes. Technically you have until 11:59 Mountain time. We can’t add applications after the call closes.
  • Fri, Dec 15 or Sat, Dec 16: Notification by email. Note: you will receive separate emails for invited and not-invited works.
  • Sat, Jan 6, 1pm­–4pm: Deliver accepted entries
  • Fri, Jan 12, 5–8pm: Reception
  • Fri, Feb 9, 5–8pm: 2nd Reception
  • Sat, Feb 24, 10am–2pm: Pick up unsold artwork

Entry Fee: $40 for up to 3 entries. Discount provided for AWD Artist Members.

Online Entry: AWD uses (CaFÉ) to process juried exhibitions. To submit entries, visit First create a free profile then upload images to your portfolio. Second, apply to this call. The CaFÉ website provides all the assistance you should need to prepare your submissions and apply. If you have trouble sizing your image(s), use the links provided below for help. Before you start, make sure to review the CAFE HELP page. We also recommend reviewing our CAFE Tips and Tricks by going to > Exhibitions tab > Calls for Entry > Tips and Tricks. If you need assistance after using Call for Entry HELP or these other websites, contact AWD to request assistance from our staff no later than 10/27. We can't guarantee help on the last day of submissions.

  • 3D/sculptural entries: Since you can only submit one image per entry, we suggest submitting one image with two views.
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Delivery of Accepted Work: Work(s) must be hand delivered to Art Works Downtown 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael between the hours of 1pm through 4pm. All work must be ready for installation. Wall hung work must be securely wired. If you’re artwork requires an unusual installation process, include clear and thorough directions and be prepared to help install your artwork during the following week if the Gallery Designer needs your help. No substitutes will be accepted for works approved by the juror. Please also deliver an artist statement and resume for the artist binder. We do not print these materials for you. The artist must sign a consignment contract upon delivery. If a representative of the artist delivers, the artist must call ahead to give the representative’s name.

Pick Up: Pick up unsold work between 10am and 2pm. Artists who do not retrieve their work will be charged a storage fee of $1.00 per day. Works remaining after 30 days will become property of Art Works Downtown.

Sales: Art Works Downtown (AWD) accepts a 40% donation upon sale. AWD processes sales as follows. All checks and credit card sales will be made to Art Works Downtown. AWD then reports the sales tax and passes the net sale to the artist. The artist is responsible for donating 40% of the net sale total to AWD. It is not the artist’s responsibility to report sales tax. All sold artworks will remain in the gallery until the exhibition ends. Buyers can pick up the work on, or after, the last exhibition day. Sales will be paid to artists at the end of the exhibition.

Liability and Image use Regarding Work Submitted: Precaution will be taken to safeguard all work from loss or damage, but neither Art Works Downtown nor anyone connected with this exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Artist permits AWD to use images(s) of accepted works for AWD promotions.