Bay Area Art Grind: A site for artists by artists.

History:  In 2008, a small group of MFA students at San Jose State University (SJSU) were grousing about the usual graduate/artist concerns and where to find calls for emerging artists. Looking around the internet, there were sites that were helpful but they did not focus what we were looking for all in one site. I thought it would be a great idea to start our own blog to post local-national-international art calls for serious artists, grant/internships, art residencies, the rare paying job, local San Francisco Bay Area exhibitions, local art lectures, events, art news of interest, and other art related activities. Thus, the SJSU Art Blog was born in October of 2008.

In 2011, the “SJSU Art Blog” name was changed to the “Bay Area Art Grind.”

All posts discovered by our staff, or sent to us by groups/organizations, are screened before posting. Since we are all artists ourselves, we scrutinize the call from the viewpoint of an emerging to mid-career artist. When examining a call, we look at previous exhibitions,  avoid calls with exorbitant entry fees, attempt to avoid places that are exhibition “mills” and ask ourselves the question “would we want this on our own artist resume?” given the type of artwork called for.

The Bay Area Art Grind has been listing at least one to two posts a day (sometimes more) consistently since 2008, aside from a rare one day break for a holiday.

Thank you for your interest in the Bay Area Art Grind…. and keep making art!!

Check out our Bay Area Art Grind Twitter and Flickr accounts as well.

~Barbara Horiuchi, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of the Bay Area Art Grind


Bay Area Art Grind Staff
Barbara Horiuchi, Founder, Editor-in-Chief, Contributor
Artist Website: http://www.brhoriuchi.com

Danny Lulu, Editor, Contributor
Artist Website: http://www.dannylulu.net/

Sarah Farnsworth, Editor, Contributor
Artist Website: http://www.sarahfarnsworth.net/

Ron Garavaglia, Associate Editor, Contributor
Artist Website:  http://www.rongaravaglia.com/

Susan SuriyapaAssociate Editor, Contributor
Artist Website: http://www.susansuriyapa.com/

John Pickelle, Contributor
Artist Websites: http://johnpickelle.com/, http://www.johnpickelle.com/ceramics/

Jim Edgeworth, Contributor
Flickr, Art Slant, Artist Focus (2010)

Michael Lulu, Website Manager


Note: If you are a SJSU art student, all past information is archived and searchable for reference (ie: PDF’s of SJSU Art gallery measurements, etc).


4 Responses to About

  1. This is an incredible resourse!
    Great job on putting this together!

  2. Donna says:

    I’ve been meaning to write this for awhile, ever since I read that Bay Area Art Grind will be coming to an end.

    I just wanted to say thank you. This has been a great resource. Because of Bay Area Art Grind, I’ve gotten into shows and won some awards.

    Hate to see it go…..but I understand.

    Thank you for everything!


  3. Dana Davis says:

    Thank you for bringing this constant stream of opportunities to me each morning. I appreciate that you have selected your postings wisely and filtered out some of the more self serving “offerings”. Resources like this one have long ranging impacts.
    Dana Davis

  4. Evy Cohen says:

    Hello, by pure chance I came across your website (I live in france) seeing that my work featured on your weekly posts “Sublime/transcendent”.
    Thank you!

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