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

Call for Art: 
#ClimateChange: An Unfolding Emergency

Dear Sun Gallery Members and Artists at large: 
 At this time the Sun Gallery's curatorial Committee is announcing a Call for Art for our April - June Exhibition titled #ClimateChange: An Unfolding Emergency


This is Sun Gallery’s 5th Annual Exhibit on Climate Change and the Environment


We are expecting a lot of response to this exhibit, so please apply early.


Dates of Exhibition: April 6th - June 2nd, 2018 (Earth Day is Sunday April 22nd)


Artists Reception to be held Saturday April 14th from 1-4, 2018


The deadline for consideration of your work for our postcards and press release is 9am Friday, March 16th, and the final deadline for consideration of your work in the show is 11:59 pm Tuesday, March 23rd.


Inspiration tags for the exhibit: Earth, Water, Environment, Endangered Animals, Human Response, Emergency, Climate Change, Oil Drilling, Government Response, Arctic, SOS, Disasters, Extinction


Artwork will be juried for entry digitally or by photo at no cost to the artist. We are calling for submissions of art for this exhibit, and as always look forward to the creative ways our members choose to address the theme of the show.


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: If you are a Sun Gallery member, the show fee will be reduced for this special environmental show to $50 (for up to 4 pieces)


The fee includes a set of postcard invitations and a hanging fee for up to 4 pieces not to exceed 12 sq. feet in wall area. You can pick up the invitations prior to the event at the gallery, or if you want them mailed to you, please add another $5.00. The fee for non-members is $65, and includes all of the above, and membership from this exhibition onwards for the Calendar year 2018.


Additional work can be submitted for a fee of $10 per piece.


**** Artists chosen for this show will automatically be eligible to have 2 of their pieces displayed at the O'Lague Galleria at Hayward City Hall in a follow up show on #climatechange. There is no additional fee for the O'Lague Show and it will be offered to you at no charge should you choose to participate. It is not required that you show in the O’Lague Galleria, but if you choose to be in that exhibit it will be required that you are able to personally bring and pick up your work to and from the Galleria at the announced dates and times.****


Artwork can be any media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, glass-work, ceramics, drawing, and assemblage. The submission of multimedia pieces is also encouraged, including photography, digital collage, short films (5-10 min.) and soundscapes.


Submission of Works:

Please email your contact information along with your jpeg images 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, subject line: Climate Change or regular mail to 1015 E St., Hayward CA 94541. If you have any questions, please contact the Director at, attention: Dorsi Diaz

Please make checks payable to Sun Gallery. Artists must identify their work with a label attached to the front of the art with: name, title of the art piece, medium, and price. 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 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. You will need to bring or mail a completed inventory sheet with the same info as above, and a signed contract with your fees. A one page artist statement or bio will be displayed in a show binder if you supply us with one. 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. Sun Gallery will keep a 30% commission on any sale of artwork. No artwork will be removed from the exhibition during the show.


College and High School Entries: The Sun Gallery welcomes entries from both College and High School students. The entry fee will be waived but only one entry per student, please.

Deliver uncrated, ready to hang or show, artwork to the Sun Gallery on Friday March 23rd and Saturday March 24th, from 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Art Pick Up will be confirmed at a later date via email. The participating artists will be providing finger foods or beverages for the event.


Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your submissions!

Sun Gallery

1015 E St.
Hayward CA

Gallery Hours 11-5 pm, Friday - Sunday
(Fall, Winter and Spring Hours)



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, Nina Starr, Betty Isabel Ferguson and Carpenters Union Local 713.