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



Hello Artists of the Greater Bay Area, 




Day of the Dead~Dia de los Muertos

"Creative Life and Love"

Important Dates and Details for the 2019 Sun Gallery Day of the Dead Exhibit:

Exhibit Dates: 
Friday Oct. 18  - Saturday  Nov. 16 

Last submittal date to be on the postcard: Sunday Sept. 29 (by 9 am)

Last submittal date for show: Friday Oct. 4 (9 am) on a space available basis.

Drop off dates for art: Sun. Oct. 6 from 11-4 (or by special arrangement)

Celebration and Artists Reception: Sat. Oct. 19th from 2-6 (lunch/dinner fundraiser: $5 plate - authentic Mexican food)

Pick up of work: Sunday Nov. 17 from 12-4 (or by special arrangement)

Artwork can be any media including, but not limited to: Altars, painting, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, drawing, photography and assemblage.

The gallery will be using an extensive mailing list for publicity. 

Group and/or student submissions

from High School art teachers are 

welcome and will be free.

The following are the guidelines and fees for the show:

1) Fee: Members: $30 for up to 3 pieces not to exceed appr.16 sq. feet in wall area, and $5 per additional piece. Altars: $40 per altar (a table will be provided for you)

Submission of Works:

2) You may email your contact information, including your E-Mail address and phone number, along with your jpeg images to with "2019 Day of the Dead" in the subject line or by regular mail to 1015 E St., Hayward CA 94541-5210. Please name your files as follows: firstinitial.lastname.title.jpg. If you are submitting via CD, please use the same criteria. 

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 e-mailed a contract and an inventory list.

Group and/or student submissions from High School art teachers are welcome and will be free.

3) You can pick up 5 postcard invitations at the gallery prior to the show.

4) Artists must identify their work with a label attached to the front of the artwork with: name, title of the art piece, medium, and price. All of this information must also be submitted on your inventory sheet. This info will be used for the wall labels. All wall mounted work must be wired and ready to hang, matted and framed or edges gallery wrapped and finished - no exceptions. No special installation requirements and no ceiling mounted works are eligible. We reserve the right to refuse accepted work that arrives damaged, is too fragile to be exhibited or was misrepresented in submission.

5) If you submit one, a one-page artist statement or bio will be displayed in a binder that accompanies the show.

6) 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, may provide their own insurance.

7) Sun Gallery will keep a 30% commission on any sale of artwork.

8) No artwork will be removed from exhibition during the show.