San Francisco: 5 Alternative Exhibition Spaces That Accept Artist Proposals Year-round

altered space

altered space (Photo credit: indianfilipino)

S.H.E.D. projects is located in industrial West Oakland, California across the bay from San Francisco.  S.H.E.D. Projects provides a temporary workspace for emerging artists and an exhibition space for installations, performances, and other projects. Proposals are accepted year-round. Email: shedprojects@gmail.com

Stairwell’s  is a series of exhibitions accompanied by short publications and off-site group excursions (Field Trips) in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Stairwell’s is a curated project. If you are a Bay Area artist and would like to submit your work for consideration, email 3-5 images,link to your website and a few sentences about your work and how it fits the Stairwell’s projects, to stairwells.sf@gmail.com

Unspeakable Projects represents newly emerging artists working in video, installation, painting, drawing and performance. Send proposals, web links and jpgs to info@unspeakableprojects.com. Include CV or artist statement.

Alter Space–Main Gallery, Peephole Gallery, and Alter Space Print Shop

Alter Space has taken up shop at 1158 Howard Street, a light industrial building built in 1922. The roughly 5,000 square foot space now houses artist’s studios, several gallery spaces , diverse workshops, and a full basement that functions as a Print Shop and common workspace. On the ground floor the Main Gallery and Workshop areas still retain their original wood floors in combination with white-walled brick and timber.

The Main Gallery at Alter Space houses group exhibitions, performances, and events. To submit proposals for this space please contact Alter Space by email (below).
In the Peephole Gallery, conveniently located in the public restroom, Alter Space hosts both group and solo exhibitions. Artists are given boxes in which to create, and the boxes are then made viewable via peepholes in the bathroom walls.  Alter Space print shop is coming soon. Sign up for newsletter or check their site in the near future for digital and screen-printed items and info on how you can become involved.

Alter Space

1158 HOWARD STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103    Phone: +1 (415) 735-1158   Email: contact@alterspace.co

La Boutique is dedicated to exhibiting high-quality, innovative artistic expression  by both emerging and more established artists,  allowing artists to increase their visibility. La Boutique is currently accepting proposals for exhibition in two distinct spaces: Main Gallery as well as  STOREFRONT WINDOW. La Boutique promotes innovative, original, and site-specific installations. Artists and curators are invited to submit proposed work, in 2D and 3D media, including but not limited to drawing, painting, pastel, printmaking, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

Each of the selected artists will be exhibited for a one to two month-long period. An area will be provided for artist bio and contact information. All exhibitions are actively promoted through an opening reception, a dedicated page on their website, an email blast, a postcard etc…

MAIN GALLERY
The main gallery is the bottom floor of a bi-level 2500 sq. space, with tall ceilings, and original building detail, including exposed beams and brick walls. Artists working in all media are welcome to propose solo and group exhibitions for the main gallery. As La Boutique is a multi-function venue, consideration will only be given to proposals that allow artworks to remain installed while the gallery transforms for events.

STOREFRONT WINDOW
STOREFRONT WINDOW can be curated independently of the interior main gallery, and offers a unique opportunity to bring artwork to the public and into the street.This deep vitrine is perfectly suited to presentations of three-dimensional works and carefully considered installations of two-dimensional works. The storefront window is accessible to the public at all times, and welcomes a diverse audience. Plan your installation to take advantage of the window’s unique space: which includes large street facing glass panels and a window platform. Each selected artists will receive a $200 stipend for materials and construction.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS & TIPS

Interested artists please submit:

  • Detailed Description of Proposed Project, specifying the proposed exhibition space, i.e. window installation or main gallery
  • A detailed Artist Statement
  • Visual documentation: 20 images maximum. Please include only recent work that is relevant to the proposed exhibition. Image files should be in JPEG format

Please submit your complete application to info@laboutique-galerie.com

La Boutique

414 Jackson Street, Suite 101

San Francisco, CA 94111
415.693.9950
info@laboutique-galerie.com


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