Call for 2019 Gualala Arts Center Exhibit Proposals

Gualala Arts Presents

A call for ideas and proposals for gallery exhibits

Proposals must be received by Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Gualala Arts Center

Initial Exhibit Proposal Information

Elaine Jacob Foyer

Elaine Jacob Foyer

Gualala Arts is currently taking ideas for our 2019 exhibition galleries. Proposals must be received by April 1st and artists will be notified by April 30 for exhibits in the following calendar year. You do not have to be an artist to propose an exhibit or idea and you do not necessarily have to curate the exhibit. We are looking for new and exciting idea from existing and up-and-coming artists!

We accept and encourage non-solicited proposals for exhibitions. If you are interested in exhibiting your work or curating a show at the Gualala Arts Center, you will find most of the information you will need to develop your proposal here online. Please feel free to contact us at 707-884-1138 or at if you have any questions after reviewing these materials or contact Exhibits Committee Chair Doric Jemison-Ball II at

We have two main spaces for exhibits at the Gualala Arts Center: the Burnett Gallery and the Jacob Foyer. In addition, Gualala Arts presents exhibits at the Dolphin Gallery, our members’ gallery in downtown Gualala and we occasionally have exhibits in Coleman Hall, our performing arts theater.

Art installation, Burnett Gallery.

The Burnett Gallery is perfect for exhibiting work with controlled lighting needs. The off-white walls and new hardwood flooring allow the art pieces to take center stage. The gallery is a separate space with no through-traffic which allows exhibit options not available in the foyer. The open ceiling design provides additional creative exhibition space while still maintaining an intimate art experience.

The Jacob Foyer is lit primarily with natural lighting from the large front windows. Its two-story wall heights are conducive for showing large wall pieces and the beautiful slate floor and wood paneled staircase create a warm, friendly atmosphere. In addition to the walls, sculpture is often exhibited in this space, while being sensitive to not impeding the traffic flow through this area.

The Arts Center has white panels available if you need additional wall hanging area. By using the three pieces you will have a free standing unit which can be used in several different areas depending on your needs. We also have white pedestals in various heights and sizes. The panels and pedestals used together make a pleasing arrangement.

Elaine Jacob Foyer
Elaine Jacob Foyer

The Exhibit Committee welcomes new concepts and proposals. We suggest you read the documents online to help you understand how to write your proposal, know what you will be responsible for as a curator, and how and when the Exhibition Committee functions.