ArtSpan offers local artists numerous opportunities to exhibit their artwork throughout the year.

It is ArtSpan's mission to provide local artists with the equal opportunity to showcase their work and make direct connections to diverse audiences and patrons. Artists are invited to submit their artwork to ArtSpan's calls for entry, including our Juried Benefit Art Auction, Selections Juried Exhibition, and Art-in-Neighborhoods exhibitions throughout the city, among others.

*Calls for entry are open to current ArtSpan Artist Members only. Click HERE to login to your account and check the status of your membership. Click HERE to join as a new member.*​

 

SF Open Studios 2017 Campaign & Guide Cover Competition

CALL FOR ENTRY: IMPACT

DEADLINE: June 18, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT: CLICK HERE

INTRODUCTION & THEME:

ArtSpan is holding an open call for artwork submissions inspired by the theme of IMPACT. In this 42nd year of SF Open Studios, we celebrate the power of creative communities to enact positive change. ArtSpan believes that artists have what it takes to stand up, be seen, find solutions, and make impactful contributions locally and globally. Please explore the meaning and your broad interpretation of IMPACT in your submission as it relates to art in San Francisco and SF Open Studios.

The winning artwork will be used for the 2017 SF Open Studios Campaign, including cover artwork for the Guide (a full-color, 172-page catalog with 20,000 print run), as well as promotional advertising in various publications, outdoor advertising, print and online broadcasts, and other promotional vehicles. Four finalists will be selected to be featured within the Guide for each weekend of SF Open Studios.

FIVE WEEKENDS - SF Open Studios 2017: Click here to see the schedule and map. 

**SFOS Artist Registration is not yet live. Please stay tuned for the announcement coming soon! Click here for benefits, registrations rates, and deadlines.**

ELIGIBILITY TO SUBMIT:
  • Open to current ArtSpan Artist Members (Please login to check your status: https://www.artspan.org/user/login
  • If you are not a current Artist Member, follow this link to learn more and register for the $50 annual membership: https://www.artspan.org/artist-membership)
  • If selected, the Guide cover winner and the finalists must participate in SF Open Studios 2017 (see below for registration fee details in Awards section).
  • All entries must be original and executed within the past 3 years.
  • Collaborations are accepted.
  • Work must not have been used for print material purposes (other than to promote the work of artist).
  • If selected, the Guide cover winning artwork must be available for viewing during the SF Open Studios Exhibition in October-November 2017 at SOMArts Cultural Center.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Entries will be accepted in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and assemblage.
  • One entry per artist.
  • Artist statement of originality – 150 words describing what inspired the piece.
  • Art must be submitted in vertical orientation (the final size of Guide is 6" wide X 10.875" tall).
  • Artwork that is wider than it is tall will not be eligible due to restrictions of artwork use; however, you are welcome to crop the image of your artwork so that it appears vertically.
  • All image files for the initial entry should be submitted in JPEG format. Maximum 5MB.
  • All image files must be titled with artist’s last name and first name (ex: SmithJane.jpg)
  • If chosen, artist must provide a high resolution image appropriate for print: 300 dpi image at least 8 inches wide in CMYK. Artist will be responsible for additional photography that may be required to meet print quality standards.
AWARDS:
  • One Guide cover artwork and five finalists will be selected. The artwork of the five finalists will appear within the Guide at the start of each weekend section.
  • The winning submission for the Guide cover will be awarded $500 in cash and prizes, and a complimentary Premier Registration ($160 value) for SF Open Studios 2017.
  • Finalists will be awarded complimentary Premier Registration ($160 value) for SF Open Studios 2017.
  • Finalists and Guide Cover winner will be featured in the Guide and in our online promotional materials and PR efforts.
JURY: 
  • Finalists and Guide Cover winner will be selected by Guide designer, Jeremy Joven of The New Asterisk, with input from ArtSpan staff and board.
IMPORTANT DATES:
  • Entry Deadline: Sunday, June 18, 11:59pm midnight
  • Cover Winner & Finalist Notification: Friday, June 23, 2017
  • Guide Release: mid-September 2017
  • SF Open Studios 2017 Schedule: Click here

TO SUBMITCLICK HERE

Questions? Contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions - Calls for Entry

 

 

"Flower Power Happy Hour Art Walk"

Celebrating the Summer of Love - July 20, 2017, 4:30pm-9:00pm

ArtSpan is celebrating the Summer of Love with a Flower Power Happy Hour Art Walk featuring five Art-in-Neighborhoods Exhibitions on Thursday, July 20th, 4:30pm-9:00pm. There will be a tour map distributed, and happy hour refreshments served at each stop. The full art walk can be completed in 15 minutes, but visitors will want to stick around longer for the Artist Receptions at each. Click here for the full details. 

Be a part of this fun event! We encourage you to submit artwork that speaks to the summer of love... open to your artistic interpretation. See below for applications to participating venues:

The Mosser Hotel - Art Walk Participant

DEADLINE: Wednesday, May 24, 11:59pm

TO SUBMITClick HERE

  • LOCATION: The Mosser Hotel, 54 4th Street, SF, CA 94103
  • EXHIBITION DATES: June 7 - September 6, 2017 
  • ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Wednesday, June 7, 10:00am
  • RECEPTION/ART WALK: July 20, 4:30pm-6:30pm 
  • ARTWORK PICK-UP: Wednesday, September 6, 10am-12pm

 

Hotel Adagio - Art Walk Participant

DEADLINE: Tuesday, May 30, 11:59pm

TO SUBMIT: Click HERE

  • LOCATION: Hotel Adagio, 550 Geary Street, SF, CA 94102
  • EXHIBITION DATES: June 13 - September 13, 2017
  • ARTWORK DROP-OFF: Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 10:00am
  • RECEPTION/ARTWALK: Thursday, July 20, 6pm-8pm
  • ARTWORK PICK-UP: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10am-12pm
 
**Additional Opportunities for Other ARt WALK Participating Venues Coming Soon!**

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STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT ART HIVE

SPACES AVAILABLE ON A ROLLING BASIS

  • LOCATION: Art Hive, 1789 Egbert Avenue, SF, CA 94124 - 15 Studio Spaces
  • MONTHLY RENT: $285 - $495 per month (Most spaces around $400 per month)
  • FULL DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS: Click here.
  • DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis according to studio availability. ArtSpan staff will communicate within 2 weeks of application submission. 
  • TO SUBMIT: Click here.

STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM AT The JourNal Building 

Spaces Available on a rolling basis 

  • LOCATION: Journal Building, 1540 Market Street, SF, CA 94102
  • MONTHLY RENT: $175 - $300 per month (varies according to size)
  • FULL DETAILS & REQUIREMENTS: Click here.
  • DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis according to studio availability. ArtSpan staff will communicate within 2 weeks of application submission. 
  • TO SUBMIT: Click here.

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Artists must be current ArtSpan Members to be eligible for any of ArtSpan's Calls for Entry. 

Please contact ArtSpan at [email protected] with any questions.