California Arts Council

State of California

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Wake, Sleep, Repeat: Repetition in the Everyday
For SF Bay Area artists

Artists are invited to submit work to Adobe Art Gallery in this broad theme encompassing the numerous ways repetition is embedded in our daily lives. Patterns emerge when documenting something over time. We’re interested in all forms of repetition from the linear forms of window blinds in a painting to a work with repetitive movements such as knitting or weaving. A work might not be visually repetitive but might include a quotidian working process. In Groundhog Day and Waiting for Godot, it’s the mundane moments between waking and sleeping that create the story and it is these spaces in between that we are highlighting.

Eligibility and Requirements
Open to all Bay Area artists and all 2D and 3D media. Work must be hand delivered and picked up. No shipping. Open to the first fifty (50) entrants. One entry per artist. Work larger than 42 inches in height and width will be installed only as space permits at the discretion of the gallery director. Maximum weight is 50 lbs. Work must be original in nature, completed within the last two years and not previously shown at Adobe Art Gallery. Artwork must be framed, wired, pre-assembled and ready to hang/display. Plexiglass is highly preferred over glass. All works must remain for the duration of the show. Adobe Art Gallery will not accept artwork that is not mounted/framed professionally and ready to display. Adobe Art Gallery reserves the right of final selection of the work to be shown.

Important Dates

02/09/17 – Call for Entries announced
03/18/17 – Early deadline to be considered for postcard and publicity
05/06/17 – 12am: Deadline for submissions
05/13/17 – 10am–12pm: Deliver artwork to Adobe Art Gallery
05/15/17 – 5pm: Notification to artists of works too large to display
05/20/17 – 1–3pm: Artist Reception: Please bring finger food to share
07/08/17 – Exhibit ends
07/08/17 – 3–5pm: Pick up unsold work

To enter, fill out online form. Please email any questions or form issues to Leah Virsik at

Deadline: 05-06-2017
Adobe Art Center and Gallery
Castro Valley, CA

Contact: Leah Virsik
Phone: 510.881.6735

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