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Shimmer - Call For Art

A Regional Curated and Juried Exhibition
Concurrently at Abrams Claghorn Gallery and Laney College's June Steingart Art Gallery
Robert Abrams and Elizabeth Addison, Jurors

ENTRY DEADLINE: MONDAY, March 1, 2022, 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time.
This call is for artists in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
2D, 3D, and video works accepted.  
We are using Entrythingy for this call. There is a $20 fee to submit up to 5 items.
Make sure to upload all your images before paying, you cannot change your application after you complete the payment process.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
~Toni Morrison.

On earth, all life needs water to thrive. It is the source of life, the vehicle of cleansing, and the center of regeneration. From our spiritual selves to our bodily existence, we cannot live without it. 

We are asking West Coast artists to take a dive into the deep for Shimmer. Perched at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, the West Coast is extremely dynamic and complex. We experience water in its absence, its fury, and spiritual significance from crashing waves and rushing rapids to gurgling flows and gentle splashes. Show us how your have rendered these in your creative practice.


Open to all San Francisco Bay Area residents, age 18 and older. All fine arts visual media will be considered. Work must be able to fit through a standard-sized door (80" x 35") and weigh less than 50 lbs. Framed 2D work must be wired (no sawtooth hangers). Alternative display methods may be used with the approval of Abrams Claghorn Gallery, and the artist must supply any special hardware. We reserve the right to refuse works not accurately represented by the digital images submitted.

2D, 3D, and video works accepted.  

About the Jurors:

Elizabeth Addison has served as Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art’s Exhibition’s Chair since 2019. She is a Berkeley, California-based visual artist, curator, and educator whose works are included in numerous private, public, and permanent collections. Elizabeth’s practice encompasses printmaking, painting, digital media, and immersive installation. She daily records images on her walks and transforms them into Mandalas of ‘the one… the universe.’ Her work ranges from examining California’s native flora, invasive species, and the cosmos to social justice, the climate crisis, and environmental equity. Elizabeth has exhibited extensively throughout the West Coast and nationally and she is an Artist-in-Residence at Kala Art Institute. 

Robert Abrams has been a part of the San Francisco Bay Area art community for over 20 years. He has an MFA in sculpture from the Academy of Art University. He has served on the board of the Potters' Studio, Berkeley, and on the City of Albany Art Committee. At Laney College in Oakland, he is the Director of the June Steingart Gallery and is on the faculty of the art department, currently as a ceramics professor. Robert is the owner and curator of Abrams Claghorn Gallery on Solano Avenue in Albany Ca and the owner of MudWorks Pottery in El Cerrito, CA. 

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Terms of Entry for Entrants:
$20 per entry. A maximum of one entry per person is allowed. Each entry includes the ability to submit up to five separate works (identified as images in Entrythingy).

Credit card payment through Paypal only. A Paypal account is not required to pay through Paypal.

The jurors will select one work from each entry. We request that you submit at least 2-3 works to allow the jurors flexibility in creating a cohesive exhibition. Works will be on display at one of the galleries, and on the respective websites.

Size Requirements:
2D - Maximum 24x24'
3D - Maximum 18'w x 18'w x 24'h

The Online Galleries will additionally include works that could not be hand delivered, works that are oversized, works that could not be displayed in the gallery for technical or other reasons.

All information typed into this online system will go into a database. It is the artist's responsibility to ensure that the information submitted is correct. Double check for typos.

The entry is not complete until payment is made through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to pay through PayPal.

Be sure to upload all your images before going to PayPal as after payment, no further changes can be made.

Artists will be notified by Monday, March 22, 2021. All artists who have submitted artwork will be notified by email. If notification is not received by Monday, March 22, 2021, please check your email spam folder and contact us.

All work must be ready to hang and in perfect condition.

Artwork must be hand-delivered to the gallery on Thursday, March 31, 2022, 10am - 2pm.

We cannot accept shipped works. If you cannot deliver your work in person, please arrange to have it delivered by a trusted friend or family member. Otherwise your work will be exhibited on the NCWCA Online Gallery.

The artist is responsible for providing detailed instructions for installing technological artwork. Artwork that has sound must provide their own headphones.

Our liability insurance covers theft and damage. It does NOT cover acts of God i.e. natural disasters. Nor does it cover problems that are the artist?s fault i.e. artwork defects and inadequate framing due to artist?s negligence. It is advised that participating artists have their own insurance. Abrams Claghorn and June Steingart Galleries dos not provide insurance for your work.

Artwork must be picked up from Abrams Claghorn Gallery on Sunday May 1, 2022 from 10am-3pm.

Artwork must be picked up at the June Steingart Gallery Monday May 2, 2022, 11am-3pm.

If you are unable to pick up your artwork at this time, please have a trusted family member or friend do so. There is no storage at the Abrams Claghorn Gallery or June Steingart Gallery

Artwork left behind may be subject to a late fee of $50 per day and/or discarded..

SALES OF ART ACCEPTED to Abrams Claghorn
50% to the artist.
SALSE OF ART ACCEPTED for June Steingart Gallery: 50% to the Artist
Works displayed solely on the Online Gallery will not be sold.


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