Spring Open Exhibit: Celebrating HARD at 75

Spring Open Exhibition: Celebrating H.A.R.D. at 75 March 30–May 11, 2019
Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Artists are invited to submit work to Adobe Art Gallery in this year's Spring Open Exhibition. Our broad theme embodies the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s (H.A.R.D.) mission at 75. The mission of H.A.R.D. is to enrich the quality of life for our community by providing a variety of recreation activities, parks, and facilities that promote health and wellness, learning, and fun.  

Use the following as inspiration for your artwork: community, relationship, inclusivity, environment, stability, celebration, longevity, sustainability, nature, public, free, space, parks, performance, recreation or H.A.R.D. programs or facilities. Works may be conceptual, metaphorical, poetic or place specific to the district’s mission.

Eligibility and Requirements
Open to all Bay Area artists and the first fifty or so entrants. Up to two entries per artist. Please fill out form twice for multiple entries. All 2D and 3D media accepted. We have a TV for a time-based media. Please see specifications and submit via thumb drive or inquire about sending digitally. Work must be original and not previously shown at Adobe Art Gallery. 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. Artwork must be ready to hang: professionally mounted and wired if framed. Plexiglass is highly preferred over glass. Please inquire about work that requires special handling or installation. All selected works must remain for the duration of the show. Adobe Art Gallery reserves the right of final selection of work shown.

Fee for Submission
$15 for one entry. $25 for two entries. Pay online with a credit card (no additional fee) for one work or for two works. Or bring cash or check payable to H.A.R.D.: Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District upon delivery of artwork. Deliver artwork to Adobe Art Gallery at 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

Important Dates
02/11/19: Publicity deadline to submit images for postcard consideration + other PR (Send an image of your work to adobegallery@haywardrec.org for publicity consideration. Name image: LastNameFirstName_Title.jpg / 6x8inches (minimum) / 300dpi / .jpg format)
03/14/19: 12noon–Deadline to Submit Online Entry Form (exhibit is full)
03/14/19: 6–8pm & 03/16: 10am–12pm–Hand deliver artwork, artist statement/bio/resumé for binder to gallery.
Work may be dropped off in protective packaging or shipped to Attn: Leah Virsik/Adobe Art Gallery, H.A.R.D. District Office, 1099 ‘E’ Street, Hayward, CA 94541 from 03/11–03/15 between 9am-1pm and 2–5pm. If shipped, include return shipping and entry fee payable to H.A.R.D. Please also email adobegallery@haywardrec.org to inform gallery to expect the work.
03/30/19: 1–3pm Reception for the Artists
05/11/19: Exhibit ends
05/11/19: 3–5pm or 05/13/19: 10am–12pm* Pick up artwork.
*Work left after this time incurs a $5 storage fee per day/per artwork.