Call to Artists

GRO Fellowship for Young Artists

GRO invites artists 21 to 35 to apply for this 18 month fellowship that includes a $500 stipend. Fellows will have 2 solo shows at GRO, in the Annex and in the Center gallery and the opportunity to exhibit in group shows. Read more about this opportunity and download an application here.

Application deadline extended to Nov. 1, 2014

REACTION: January Juried Show

Open to Northern California artists in all media except video and crafts.
Exhibition dates: January 9–February 1, 2015.
Juror: John Seed, Professor of Art and Art History at Mt. San Jacinto College and frequent contributor to the Huffington Post Arts Blog.
More information, On-line application and downloadable prospectus here.

Entry deadline: November 28, 2014

Become a GRO Member Artist

Download membership information & application

The artists at GRO believe that art can be a powerful force for change, and that artists have much to contribute to the dialogue about critical problems we face as a society.

Artist Member benefits:

• A major exhibit in the main gallery every 36 months (may be a solo, or two-person show).
• Show small work(s) in rotating exhibitions and on shelves in the gallery store throughout the year.
• Exhibit work in a members’ group show – held at least once a year.
• Participate in gallery planning & decision-making.
• Organize art and educational events through the gallery.
• Work with other artists on art-related projects.
• Participate in exchange exhibits with other organizations locally and abroad, from time to time.
• Pay reduced fees for gallery juried shows and other gallery events.
• Individualized web presence

… and responsibilities

• Pay dues
• Agree to an initial 18 month membership commitment upon joining.
• Agree to attend twice yearly members’ meetings.
• Serve on gallery committees and juries.
• Serve as gallery sitter
• Perform gallery chores, such as stuffing envelopes, hosting openings, buying supplies, painting walls.
• Assist in fundraising events.
• Cover the additional expenses and perform the additional work required for a major show.

Artist couples may inquire about a Dual Artist Membership


Other exhibition opportunities:

GRO offers an annual juried show in January open to Northern California artists; send us an email to receive a prospectus. The annual Wild Book Show is open to Bay Area book artists on a first-come basis. Our famous Box Show usually has a few openings each year; sign up at the front desk to be in a drawing for a box. Check this page for these and other opportunities to exhibit at GRO. If you are interested in being considered for an exhibit in the With The Earth or Far From Home Series please visit the Project Space.