Call for 2022 Gualala Arts Exhibit Proposals

Gualala Arts Presents

A call for ideas and proposals for 2022 gallery exhibits

Proposals must be received by Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Gualala Arts & Dolphin Gallery


***Start here NEW 3/2021 pdf Application for Gualala Arts Exhibits***

“Where the Journey Takes Us” Exhibit in Burnett Gallery Featuring the Artworks of Composition 4: Jenny Wantuch, Victoria Veedell, Sara Post and Michelle Andres
Burnett Gallery, Steve Olff & Friends Exhibit

Gualala Arts is currently taking ideas for our 2022 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!

Burnett Gallery, Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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.

Burnett Gallery, “Tape, Nail, Mark. Hard Earned Uncertainty” featuring artists, Suzan Friedland and Elisabeth Gladstone

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 at Cypress Village, in Gualala’s Uptown Gallery District and we occasionally have exhibits in Coleman Hall, our performing arts theater.

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.

Elaine Jacob Foyer Gallery, “Chairs Alive!” Artist Alice Wingwall

The Jacob Foyer is lit primarily with natural lighting from the large front windows and is complemented with state of the art LED spot lighting.


Elaine Jacob Foyer Gallery, “Covid 2020 Where We Stand” by Artist Loraine Toth





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 Dolphin, staffed by volunteers, features art and fine crafts by local artists and those in the extended coastal communities of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. These artists frequently serve as volunteers at the gallery. The inventory changes regularly, and each month the Gallery presents exhibits of work by local artists who are members of Gualala Arts. Visitors to Gualala return to the Dolphin time after time to enjoy the shopping experience and see the new Featured Artists Gallery.

Dolphin Featured Artist Gallery: “Come fly with me!” Artists, Ling-Yen Jones & Barbara Kelley

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.

These and other images can be found here.

Burnett Gallery

Elaine Jacob Foyer

Dolphin Gallery