Sun Gallery
Hayward Area Forum of the Arts
Building Community
Through Creativity

1015 E Street
Hayward , CA , 94541
Call for Art:
2017 Holiday Boutique

Our annual "Holiday Boutique" show is just around the corner and begins Nov. 17- Dec. 17, 2017.  Our search begins for new and exciting items for this show. This show is important to Sun Gallery because it gives the gift of art to our local children. It supports our free Saturday art for families and scholarships to our artcamps. Please join us by either selling your items at our event or by coming to buy handmade items from local crafters/artists in our community.  Be sure to share this information on your social media apps.  If you know someone that makes crafts, or creations that would make nice Holiday Gifts please pass this info to them.  

If you are a crafter/artist that has not shown in our gallery please come share your new work with us at Sun Gallery's Holiday Boutique.  It's time for the world to see your creations.  If you have been here before we welcome you back.  This year we have one less room to work with as we will have a special art exhibit in our Ken Cook Room.  So hurry and sign up to be in this show.

 Hand made items can be ceramics, sewn items, jewelry, ornaments, soap makers, cards, clothes, purses, etc. to name a few. If you are interested in participating please email us your photo of your items to see if we have a fit for the show. We collect 30% of sales and a $35 show fee which lets you become a member of the gallery for one year. You will be provided with a table or wall to display your items. If you want to split a table with some other crafter/artist we will consider that for a fee of $20 each.  This is a five weekend show and we are openThursday through Sundays 11-5pm.  You do not have to be there to sell your items except for 3 hours gallery sitting time if possible. We collect the taxes. 

All items must be tagged with your initials, price and item # you assign. We do not require a detailed inventory list but only ask for a total amount of each type of item. (example: 10 sets of earrings). 
You will only be asked to gallery sit for 3 hours total or pay a fee of $40. We also do aSpecial Reception day (on a Saturday) which will be announced later. A raffle, a light potluck, and craft making workshop will be at the reception day. You may enter the show late up to Nov 30 (we know some crafters have other shows they are already in). 

Sun Gallery does not provide art insurance on your work.  The Gallery will take every precaution to ensure the safety of your pieces, however, we cannot be held responsible for theft or damage to your work while on the gallery premises.  Each artist, if they wish to have it, needs to provide their own insurance.

Drop off dates will be Nov. 10, 11, 12 or 15 or 16th 1 to 4pm or by appointment with Christine Bender. Email any questions to to Christine.  

The Gallery publicises this event in local newspapers, by email, and flyers. 

If you wish to have your artwork images considered for our postcard, the final deadline for consideration is Nov 1st.  Please email your contact information along with your jpeg images of some of your submissions. JPGs should be no larger than 8” in height and 300 dpi maximum. Please name your files as follows: firstinitial.lastname.title.jpg. You may also submit via CD using the same format.  We need 300dpi images for press releases and postcards, so if you have digital images that size, please send them. 


Please send us your photos, either by email to: subject line: 'Holiday Boutique 2017 or by regular mail to 1015 E St., Hayward CA 94541.  You may also drop by the gallery to show us your work.


Artists will be notified on an ongoing basis if their art has been selected for this show. If your work is chosen to be part of the show you will be sent a contract and inventory list:  Sun Gallery 1015 E Street, Hayward 94541  510 581 4050


The Sun Gallery is a 50lc3 non-profit organization supported in part by the City of Hayward, H.A.R.D., its membership, ACAC ARTSFUND Grant, El Taquito #2 Hayward, Dr. Marion Kramer, Assemblyman District 20 Bill Quirk, Joy Rowan & Bruce Barret and Carpenters Union Local 713.