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39th Area Artists’ Annual Juried Exhibit – Enter 9/15 or 9/17 .



Attention Bay Area Artists!    Mark your calendars!   Get your best artwork ready to submit in September for the 39th Area Artists’Annual Juried Exhibit   –   With $$$ Awards! 

  • Eligibility:  This juried group exhibit is for artists 18 years old or over who reside, teach art, take art classes, or belong to art organizations in the Bay Area.
  • Entry Fee  A nonrefundable entry fee of $25 for up to (2) two pieces is payable at time of entry.   Discounted entry fee is $20 for Adobe Gallery volunteers (with >6 hours in 2016)  AND for current A.R.T. Inc. Members.
  • Awards:   Several Awards of Merit ($150), Honorable Mentions and the Mona Froyland Memorial Award will be announced at the reception.

Download the Call for Art with details & entry form here:  AAA_CallForArtEntryForm2016

Bring art entries (completed form, fee, labeled and ready to hang artwork) to the Gallery:
***Thursday, September 15, 6:30pm-8pm OR  Saturday, September 17, 3pm-5pm

Judge: Dan Fontes
Exhibit Dates: October 8 – November 19, 2016
Artist Reception: Saturday, October 8, 1pm-3pm.
Art pick up dates: if not accepted Oct. 1 (3-5pm); exhibited pieces on Nov. 19 (3:05-5pm)

The Adobe Gallery is honored to announce this year’s Judge – Dan Fontes

Dan Fontes produces murals, paintings, photographs and has created dozens of works of public art throughout Northern California. He grew up in Oakland and received an AS (Earth Sciences) from Merritt College and BFA from Cal State Hayward (now Cal State Eastbay).  He is perhaps best known for the “Giraphics” (1983) murals located beneath the 580 freeway at Oakland Avenue and the “Animurals” project (1985) as well as the “Lake Merritt Mural Project” (1987-88) formerly at 27th and Broadway. Two of his murals were gifts to Oakland’s two sister cities Fukuoka, Japan (1992) and Dalian, China (1994) where he taught & conducted papermaking workshops. Fontes, a founder of the non-profit group Renaissance of Papermaking, taught classes in the Oakland public schools and throughout Northern California for many years.  Dan has been longtime volunteer board member of various arts organizations over the years including Renaissance of Papermaking, Pro Arts, Lillian Paley Center for the Visual Arts, the Eastbay Depot for Creative Re-use, Health through Arts-signs of Recovery and most recently the Pacific Pinball Museum of Alameda.  More information at


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