California Art Galleries With Calls to Artists to Submit

Artist Marketing Resources blog has long posted numerous calls for artist submissions for East Coast of the USA, European and International opportunities. So we decided to focus an occasional blog post on West Coast USA gallery opportunities. California

Offramp, a contemporary art gallery in a historic house in Pasadena, California  is accepting artists’ submissions. Please submit by email to The Gallery staff will contact you if they are interested in your work.

Pro Arts  is a non-profit  gallery in Oakland, California . Pro Arts posts Calls for Artists/ Artist Opportunities in a monthly calendar.

Sandra Lee Gallery, in the Financial District of San Francisco, California has Submissions guidelines that state– Please DO NOT send submissions via e-mail. Artists may submit a CD of .jpg images and a SAE by mailing it to the gallery address for consideration. Read the full guidelines on the gallery site.

Bay Area Currents is a juried exhibition based on studio visits by a regional curator. The exhibition offers a snapshot of the energetic and risk-taking work made in the Bay Area today, selected by a curator who has a clear knowledge of the region, and illustrated by a small number of key artists. read the full guidelines here.

Bay Area Currents Call for Entry Entry Deadline: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, midnight

Selections by Dena Beard Assistant Curator, University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exhibition Dates: July 8 – August 8, 2014

Artists must reside/work within the nine counties of the Greater Bay Area, defined as Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. Final selections will be made based on studio visits. Artists or representatives must be available during this scheduled time.


  • All media accepted. Video, performance, internet, and sound-based work are considered via website URLs in online submission. Insert URL into the ‘media’ field of online system.
  • Original work only that has not previously been exhibited at Pro Arts.
  • Artwork must be installation ready with appropriate hanging hardware and/or specialized equipment for media works.

Artist will find many more galleries with calls for artists on our list.

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