We are excited to announce that /room/ is seeking up to six paintings and/or drawings by one Bay Area-based* emerging artist for our upcoming exhibition. The selected works will be shown in a solo exhibition in /room/ from September 9 – December 17, 2022.Please note that the main gallery is not seeking artists via open call or other proposals at this time.

We particularly encourage BFA and MFA students and recent graduates of the following programs to apply: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and UC Santa Cruz. Please note that this is an opportunity for emerging and early-career artists. If you have gallery representation, we ask that you do not apply.

The selected artist will be paid a fee of $350. There is no application fee.

The open call will be guest juried by Micki Meng and Nkiruka Oparah.

Application period: July 11 – July 25, 2022 (midnight PST)

Applications will be evaluated based on the quality of the work and how the proposed paintings consider the parameters of the space. We are particularly interested in works on canvas, paper, drawing board etc. that are ready to hang. We encourage you to take a look at the floorplan and dimensions of /room/, included in the below application form, and to visit the gallery to get a sense of the space. We will work with the selected artist to problem-solve as needed.

IMPORTANT: Selected artwork must be dropped off at /(slash) – 1150 25th st, SF – for installation in the week of August 22nd, 2022. We will not be able to ship works.

Please go here to access the full application form.

*We understand that these are uncertain and economically challenging times and accept submissions from emerging artists with deep ties to the Bay Area who may have recently or temporarily relocated elsewhere. Please note that we will not be able to ship works.