Deadline for both exhibitions: June 29th, 2018, midnight PST
*Eligibility: Embark is accepting applications from current MFA students from Mills College, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC Davis, and California College of the Arts. Students who earned their MFA in the Spring of 2018 ARE eligible for their juried round of shows.
About Embark Gallery: Embark’s programing represents the diversity of the talented artists studying at eight local art institutions. The mission of Embark Gallery is to provide exhibition opportunities to graduate students of the Fine Arts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our aim is to foster a space for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and to expand the audience for up and coming contemporary art.
Applicants must be able to attend 3 required meetings at Embark Gallery, located in Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture in San Francisco. Please pay close attention to the dates of the artwork drop-off, exhibition opening, and artwork pick-up of each exhibition to which you apply.
Applicants may apply for one or all shows. Applying to more than one show will not affect your chances of being selected.
Taking Temperature (Exhibition Dates: September 7th – October 13th, 2018): In partnership with The COAL + ICE Project, a documentary photography exhibition and climate festival coming to San Francisco this Fall, Embark Arts seeks artwork that responds to the environmental and political complexities of the climate change crisis. On both a personal and global scale, how have these shifts affected landscapes, cultures, and communities? What are the implications of living in a country whose government actively denies climate science? Possible themes include, but are certainly not limited to, extreme weather events, apocalyptic predictions for the future, public land use and regulations, and hope in the form of environmental activism. We would like to focus on how these issues can be addressed through a variety of art forms and as such we encourage artists working in all mediums, including performance, to apply. Link.
Wave Forms (Exhibition Dates: October 26th – December 1st, 2018): Embark Gallery seeks artworks that engage meaningfully with light and/or sound. This exhibition will ruminate on how these forces can be effective as the focus of a visual artwork, or how they can enhance a viewing experience. Artwork should capture the unique energy of light and sound waves, considering the vast diversity of both and/or how they can function together. Embark seeks a broad applicant pool for this show in order to demonstrate a variety of approaches to light and sound art, and as such encourage artists working in all mediums (including performance) to apply. Link.
Website link with more information on each exhibition: http://www.embarkgallery.com/submissions/
About: Embark Gallery is the brick-and-mortar space for the 501(c)-3 nonprofit Embark Arts Inc. We offer exhibition opportunities to current and recently graduated MFA students in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide a space for an engaged community of artists, curators and scholars, and we aim to expand the audience for up and coming contemporary art. The juried exhibitions are held at our gallery in San Francisco at the historic Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture.