Spring Open Exhibition: Celebrating HARD at 75

Spring Open Exhibition: Celebrating H.A.R.D. at 75 March 30–May 11, 2019
Adobe Art Gallery, 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Click here for Call for Entry.

Artists are invited to submit work to Adobe Art Gallery in this year's Spring Open Exhibition. Our broad theme embodies the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District’s (H.A.R.D.) mission at 75. The mission of H.A.R.D. is to enrich the quality of life for our community by providing a variety of recreation activities, parks, and facilities that promote health and wellness, learning, and fun.  

Use the following as inspiration for your artwork: community, relationship, inclusivity, environment, stability, celebration, longevity, sustainability, nature, public, free, space, parks, performance, recreation or H.A.R.D. programs or facilities. Works may be conceptual, metaphorical, poetic or place specific to the district’s mission.

Eligibility and Requirements
Open to all Bay Area artists and all 2D and 3D media. Work must be hand delivered and picked up. Open to the first fifty (50) entrants. One entry per artist. Work larger than 42 inches in height and width will be installed only as space permits at the discretion of the gallery director. Maximum weight is 50 lbs. Work must be original in nature, completed within the last two years and not previously shown at Adobe Art Gallery. Artwork must be framed, wired, pre-assembled and ready to hang/display. Plexiglass is highly preferred over glass. All works must remain for the duration of the show. Adobe Art Gallery will not accept artwork that is not mounted/framed professionally and ready to display. Adobe Art Gallery reserves the right of final selection of the work to be shown.

Fee for Submission
Bring cash or a $15 check payable to H.A.R.D.: Hayward Area Recreation and Parks District upon delivery of artwork. Deliver artwork to Adobe Art Gallery at 20395 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546.

Important Dates
03/12/19: 12am–Deadline to Submit Online Entry Form
03/14/19: 6–8pm & 03/16: 10am–12pm–Hand deliver artwork to Adobe Art Gallery,
20395 San Miguel Ave., Castro Valley. Please bring artist statement/bio/resumé for binder.

Work may be dropped off in protective packaging or shipped to Attn: Leah Virsik/Adobe Art Gallery, H.A.R.D. District Office, 1099 ‘E’ Street, Hayward, CA 94541 from 03/11–03/15 between 9am-1pm and 2–5pm. If shipped, include return shipping and entry fee payable to H.A.R.D. Please also email adobegallery@haywardrec.org to inform gallery to expect the work.

03/30/19: 1–3pm Reception for the Artists
05/11/19: Exhibit ends
05/11/19: 3–5pm or 05/13/19: 10am–12pm* Pick up artwork.
*Work left after this time incurs a $5 storage fee per day/per artwork.