How to Propose an Exhibit for Gualala Arts Center

Application for Gualala Arts Exhibits

Burnett Gallery

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 online. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions after reviewing these materials.

Burnett Gallery ceiling installation.

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.

The Burnett Gallery is perfect for exhibiting work with controlled lighting needs. The off white walls and wood 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.

“Where the Journey Takes Us” Exhibit in Burnett Gallery. Featuring the Artworks of Composition 4: Jenny Wantuch, Victoria Veedell, Sara Post and Michelle Andres
Elaine Jacob Foyer, hanging installation.

The Elaine 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 may be exhibited in this space as long as it does not impede the flow of traffic.

The Arts Center has “Z” panels available if you need additional hanging space. We also have pedestals in various heights and sizes. The panels and pedestals may be used together for art arrangements.

The Dolphin Gallery has a gallery available for exhibits. Exhibits may be of a single artist, complimentary artist pairs or small group exhibits. Exhibit lighting is very good for the walls and pedestal areas. The windows are large enough for creative use of natural light.

The Exhibit Committee welcomes new concepts and proposals. Please review the documents below for more information about curating exhibits.

Proposals must be received by April 1st and artists will be notified by April 30 if their exhibit proposals are accepted for following year. Call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138 if you have questions or need help.

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If you have additional questions, please contact Gualala Arts by email at