Gallery Route One (GRO) is sponsoring two 18-month Fellowships beginning in January 2022. Fellowships provide opportunities to participate in a vibrant, non-profit gallery with an experienced gallery staff and practicing artist members.

The Fellowships include solo and two-person exhibitions as well as opportunities to participate in Artist Member exhibitions and Gallery Route One’s annual Box Show.

Who May Apply:

Artists between the ages of 21 and 40 living in the San Francisco Bay Area with:

  • A strong portfolio of completed work as well as work in progress
  • A committed fine-arts practice
  • An interest in and desire to participate in the work of Gallery Route One as outlined below under Fellowship Benefits and Fellowship Responsibilities

When to Apply

April 1 through October 15, 2021

How to Apply

Application is online at Submittable.com.

Notification: November 15, 2021

Interviews: November-December, 2021

Fellowship Benefits

  • Solo exhibition in the Annex Gallery
  • One or Two-person exhibition in the Main Gallery
  • $1000 stipend to help with the costs of producing the exhibitions
  • Promotion for the solo and two-person exhibitions on the GRO website and in social media, broadcast media and print media
  • Inclusion in the Annual Artist Members’ Exhibition and the Alcove Small Works Gallery
  • Mentoring from Gallery Staff, Artist Members and Board in areas of interest to the Fellow
  • Inclusion in GRO’s annual Box Show (optional)
  • Knowledge of and direct experience in producing exhibitions and other aspects of gallery management through participating in a nonprofit organization with a strong emphasis on community service
  • Paid participation in GRO’s Artist in the Schools program (optional)

Fellowship Responsibilities 

  • Gallery sit a minimum of once during each of your exhibitions
  • Co-host a reception for your solo and one/two-person exhibitions
  • Attend one Board Meeting or Special Event to be introduced to the Board
  • Participate in monthly Artist Member meetings as a voting Member
  • Encouraged to participate in GRO events such as exhibition receptions, fund raising activities, and/or community outreach activities

Applications are judged on:

  • Quality of the artwork
  • Dedication to artistic practice
  • Professional presentation of artwork and resume
  • Applicant’s willingness to work in a collaborative way with other artists
  • Applicant’s willingness to receive feedback
  • Interest in learning about a nonprofit organization and community service


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