Gualala Arts offers a broad and diversified array of exhibitions to promote public interest and participation in the arts.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Exhibit Committee welcomes new concepts and proposals. We suggest you read the documents listed below 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.
Proposals must be received by April 1st and artists will be notified by April 30 for exhibits in the following calendar year. Call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138 if you have problems about the proposal process.
Each of these pages is printer friendly in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required for viewing pdf files.
- Initial Exhibit Proposal Information
- Gualala Arts Exhibit Agreement
- Curator Check List
- Guidelines for Hanging Art at Gualala Arts Center
- Guidelines for Arranging Gualala Arts Center Exhibits
- Jacob Foyer floor plan
- Burnett Gallery floor plan
- Registration Form/Call to Artist template (for Exhibit Curators) – MS Word
If you have additional questions, please contact Gualala Arts by email at info@GualalaArts.org.
The Dolphin Gallery has one room available for artists’ exhibits. Exhibits have been solo, paired with a complimentary artist or small group exhibits and work together with Dolphin Exhibit Committee to transform the space. Exhibit lighting is very good for the walls and pedestal areas. The windows are large enough for creative use of natural light.
If you are interested in having an exhibit at the Dolphin Gallery, please contact the Exhibit Committee at info@GualalaArts.org. Proposals must be received by April 1st and artists will be notified by April 30 for exhibits in the following calendar year. Call the Arts Center at 707-884-1138 if you have questions about the proposal process.