Open Call for Entries : December Gallery Exhibit

 Gift of Art

Entry Deadline: OCTOBER 31



San Francisco Women Artists (SFWA) welcomes Bay Area artists of all genders to submit work for this juried exhibition. The theme for this show is GIFT OF ART – “Imagine your artwork as a gift”.   Both 2D & 3D/mixed media works are welcomed for submission to this show.

Requirements for 3D artwork:

  • Standing sculpture must have a flat base & fit securely onto a 16×16″ pedestal base.
  • No free-standing sculpture
  • Fragile or unstable pieces will not be accepted at gallery receiving

JUROR: Gwenda Joyce, Artist Agent/Art Career Coach – The Art Ambassador


SUBMISSIONS:  10/3/20 – 10/31/20.
                           No work submitted outside of that period will be considered.
                           All submissions must be done online.

NOTIFICATION*:    by Friday, November 6.

ART DROP OFF:     Friday, December 4th, from 3:00 – 5:00 PM
                                   Saturday, December 5th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM

EXHIBITION:           December 8th – January 8, 2021

OPENING RECEPTION: Let’s hope these will happen again one day!

ART SIZE: Maximum width for show submissions is 50 inches, INCLUDING FRAME. *Contact the gallery to request an exception for the width limit.

HANGING REQUIREMENT: All artwork must be ready to install with hanging wire The wire should be low enough to be hung without the hanging hook showing above the frame, and just loose enough for the wire to be pulled over the hook. NO SAWTOOTH HANGERS! Note: any work that requires special installation (i.e. wood or metal prints) must have gallery approval in advance. Please review the Hanging Instructions and the Wall Art Receiving Check List

ARTWORK: SFWA cannot accept responsibility for damage incurred to art that is vulnerable or fragile (i.e. unprotected photographs; prints on metal, wood or acrylic; or other specialty art.)

PRICING: It is important to price your artwork appropriately; prices that are too high or too low impact the credibility of our gallery and the artist. Here are three helpful links for setting prices:, Xanadu Gallery podcast on pricing and

Note: Once the Submission Deadline has passed, you will not be able to adjust artwork title, medium, or price by contacting SFWA. Give yourself time to think it through, or get advice, especially on the price, before the deadline. If your normal medium is not listed, please let us know and we will add it in as a category.


*For complex or special art processes: Use the ‘Notes’ section in Smarter Entry to describe unusual or complex process, techniques, or materials used in your artwork. This aids the gallery staff in discussing and selling your work. Mixed media and encaustic artworks, for example, may benefit from more description of their process.

* IMPORTANT: Acceptance by the juror does not guarantee acceptance by the gallery. Please be sure to read the HANGING INSTRUCTIONS and the Wall Art Receiving Check List before bringing art to the gallery.