40th Area Artists' Annual Exhibition: Meaning Through Making

40th Area Artists' Annual Exhibition: Meaning Through Making

Submission Information:
Enter one of three ways:
  • Fill out this online form. Use Chrome for best results. When you click SUBMIT, you will see a page that confirms that your form has been submitted. 
  • Pick up a printed version of this form at Adobe Art Center, 20395 San Miguel Drive, Castro Valley, CA, 94546. Leave at the Art Office or mail to the H.A.R.D. District Office at 1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541. If mailing, please email us, see info below.
  • Fill out a paper form at the Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Drive, Castro Valley, CA, 94546 when delivering artwork. If you are doing this, please notify us to make sure we have enough printed forms for that day.
Need help or have questions? Please contact Leah Virsik, the Adobe Art Gallery Director at adobegallery@haywardrec.org or leave a message at (510) 881-6735.

Opening Reception: 
September 23, 2017

Exhibit Dates: 
September 23–November 11

Artists are invited to submit work to Adobe Art Gallery's 40th Area Artist Annual. This exhibition will explore the relationship between process, materials and expression. Emphasis is placed on the essential connection between what the artist uses to express themselves and how meaning is discovered through their hand.

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. Two entries 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:
  1. 06/08/17 – Call for entry announced
    09/07/17 – 6:30–8pm OR 09/09/17
                      9:30am–12pm: Deliver artwork
                      to Adobe Art Gallery
    09/09/17 – 12pm: Deadline for submissions
    09/14/17 – 5pm: Jury results announced
    09/14/17 – 6:30–8pm OR 09/16/17
                      9:30am–12pm: Pick up
                      unselected work
    09/23/17 – 1–3pm: Artist Reception & Awards.
                      Bring friends and family.
                      Enjoy food and drink.
    11/11/17 – Exhibit ends
    11/11/17 – 3–5pm and 11/13/17– 10am-12pm:
                     Pick up unsold work

Juror: Christine Koppes
Assistant to the Curator, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts

Christine Koppes has assisted in organizing and curating a number of exhibitions as Assistant to the Curator at the Bedford Gallery. She has worked on a wide range of contemporary art exhibitions, including those that have traveled nationally such as BLOW UP: Inflatable Contemporary Art and Cut Up/Cut Out. Koppes also assists with the City of Walnut Creek’s Public Art Program and organizes the annual Craft Fest event at the Bedford Gallery.

Prior to the Bedford Gallery, Christine Koppes worked for the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, CA. Koppes studied at New York University and University of California, Berkeley where she earned a BA in Art History.