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Call for Art: #StandupforScience: A Blue Planet
For National artists

CALL FOR ART: #StandupforScience: A Blue Planet

Earth, Water, Environment and #climatefacts

Dear Artists at large:

At this time the Sun Gallery's curatorial Committee in Hayward, Ca. is announcing a Call for Art for our April - June Exhibition titled '#StandupforScience: A Blue Planet'

We are expecting a lot of response to this exhibit, so please apply early. In addition to the show there will be many climate actions happening here in Hayward in collaboration with the Sun Gallery, the City of Hayward and partnering organizations.

Dates of Exhibition: April 14th - June 3rd, 2017
(Earth Day is Saturday April 22nd)

The deadline for consideration of your work for our postcards and press release is 9am Friday, March 24th, and the final deadline for consideration of your work in the show is 11:59 pm Tuesday, March 28th.

Artwork will be juried for entry digitally or by photo at no cost to the artist. We are calling for submissions of art for this exhibit, and as always look forward to the creative ways our members choose to address the theme of the show.

Artists chosen for this show will automatically be eligible to have their work hang at the O'Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall in a follow up show on#climatechange, the subject of water and our environment. There is no additional fee for the O'Lague Show and it will be offered to you at no charge should you choose to participate.

Artwork can be any media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, drawing, and assemblage. The submission of multimedia pieces is also encouraged, including photography, digital collage, short films (5-10 min.) and soundscapes.

Submission of Works:

Please email your contact information along with your jpeg images of your submissions. JPGs should be no larger than 8” in height and 300 dpi maximum. Please name your files as follows: firstinitial.lastname.title.jpg. You may also submit via CD using the same format.

We need 300dpi images for press releases and postcards, so if you have digital images that size, please send them.

Please send us your photos, either by email, subject line: Blue Planet or regular mail to 1015 E St., Hayward CA 94541. If you have any questions, please contact the Director at, attention: Dorsi Diaz

Artists will be notified on an ongoing basis if their art has been selected for this show. If your work is chosen to be part of the show you will be sent a contract and inventory list: If you are a Sun Gallery member, the show fee will be reduced for this special environmental show to $45 (for up to 4 pieces)

The fee includes a set of postcard invitations and a hanging fee for up to 4 pieces not to exceed 12 sq. feet in wall area. You can pick up the invitations prior to the event at the gallery, or if you want them mailed to you, please add another $5.00. The fee for non-members is $65, and includes all of the above, and membership from this exhibition onwards for the Calendar year 2017.

Additional work can be submitted for a fee of $10 per piece.

Please make checks payable to Sun Gallery. Artists must identify their work with a label attached to the front of the art with: name, title of the art piece, medium, and price. This info will be used for the wall labels. All wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang, matted and framed, or edges gallery wrapped and finished. No special installation requirements and no ceiling mounted works are eligible.

We reserve the right to refuse accepted work that arrives damaged, is too fragile to be exhibited or was misrepresented in submission. You will need to bring or mail a completed inventory sheet with the same info as above, and a signed contract with your fees. A one page artist statement or bio will be displayed in a show binder if you supply us with one. Sun Gallery does not provide art insurance on your work. The Gallery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of your pieces, however, we cannot be held responsible for theft or damage to your work while on the gallery premises. Each artist, if they wish to have it, needs to provide their own insurance. Sun Gallery will keep a 30% commission on any sale of artwork. No artwork will be removed from the exhibition during the show.

College and High School Entries: The Sun Gallery welcomes entries from both College and High School students. The entry fee will be waived but only one entry per student, please.

Deliver uncrated, ready to hang or show, artwork to the Sun Gallery on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1, from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Art Pick Up and the date for the Artists Reception will be confirmed at a later date via email. The participating artists will be providing finger foods or beverages for the event.

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

1015 E St.
Hayward CA
Gallery Hours 11-5 pm, Friday - Sunday
(Fall, Winter and Spring Hours)

The Sun Gallery is a 50lc3 non-profit organization supported in part by the City of Hayward, H.A.R.D., its membership, ACAC ARTSFUND Grant, El Taquito #2 Hayward, Dr. Marion Kramer, Assemblyman District 20 Bill Quirk, Joy Rowan & Bruce Barret 
and Carpenters Union Local 713.


Deadline: 03-28-2017
Sun Gallery
Hayward, CA

Contact: Dorsi Diaz
Phone: 510.581.4050

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