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Calls for Entry + Proposals

Call for Entry: Wake, Sleep, Repeat: Repetition in the Everyday

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
05/08/17 – 12am: Deadline for submissions ENTRIES CLOSED
05/13/17 – 9:30am–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

Please email any questions or form issues to Leah Virsik at


Artist Submissions for Exhibit Proposals
A great way to get your work seen by the Gallery Director is by entering our “open” exhibits.  The Adobe Gallery usually has two exhibitions that are open to all Bay Area artists – one in spring and the Annual Area Artists Juried Exhibit in September. Announcements will appear on this website.  You may “Follow this Blog” and signup for the Email List to receive automatic notice of these opportunities.

Exhibit proposals should be submitted to the gallery via email (preferred) or mail.  They should include:

  • brief proposal/description
  • images of work to be considered for exhibit. Jpg, pdf format files preferred. Websites/weblinks are good, too.
  • physical description of size, medium and presentation
  • artist statement, bio, cv – are helpful, if available.  Brevity is appreciated.
  • contact information.

If submitting via snail mail include photos and documents on labeled CD/DVD, or small physical prints are fine. Do not submit originals. If you’d like your submitted materials returned, provide self-addressed  mailer/envelope with sufficient postage.

Proposals are reviewed as time permits.

Email to:

Mailing Address:
Adobe Art Gallery
Attn:  Gallery Director
1099 ‘E’ Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Thank you!