Eight bridges connect the San Francisco Bay, so it is an apt name for a gallery platform that brings the Bay Area art world together.

Our mission is to maintain a vibrant gallery scene, despite restrictions on travel, celebrations and other larger gatherings. We want to support our artists by informing and entertaining curators, collectors and critics with potent online exhibitions of their work.

On the first Thursday of every month, we will launch 8 shows of artists relevant to the Bay Area. They may be working in this place, long considered an epicenter of change, or deeply engaged in the conversations the Bay Area holds dear, whether it’s related to technology, the environment, social justice or sexual identity, to name a few. In addition, each month will highlight the crucial work of a Bay Area non-profit arts organization.

Founding Committee

Claudia Altman-Siegel, Kelly Huang, Sophia Kinell, Micki Meng, Daphne Palmer, Ratio 3, Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Jessica Silverman, and Elizabeth Sullivan

Ambassador Committee

Sayre Batton & Maja Thomas, Joachim & Nancy Bechtle, Matt Bernstein, Sabrina Buell, Wayee Chu & Ethan Beard, Natasha Boas, Douglas Durkin, Carla Emil, Matt & Jessica Farron, Lauren Ford, Ali Gass, Stanlee Gatti, Brook Hartzell & Tad Freese, Pamela & David Hornik, Katie & Matt Paige, Putter Pence, Becca Prowda & Daniel Lurie, Deborah Rappaport, Komal Shah & Gaurav Garg, Laura Sweeney, The Battery, Robin Wright, Sonya Yu & Zack Lara


Lobus, The Space Program


Headlands Center for the Arts – Artist in Residence The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 50 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to ten weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living expense reimbursements. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus. Artists selected for this program are at all stages in their careers and work in all media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, poetry, dance, music, interdisciplinary, social practice, and architecture.
Artadia Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of leading curators in the spring of 2022. This is the fourteenth San Francisco Bay Area Awards cycle.


June 1, 2022 by 11:59pm (Midnight) PDT


To be eligible to apply for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards, artists must fulfill the following requirements:

Be a contemporary visual artist (making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context).
Live and work within the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.*
Have resided in one of the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years.*
Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.
Not be related to Artadia staff or directors in any way.
Have not received an Artadia Award or an award from The Art Council for $5,000 or more in the past.
If you are enrolled in a long-term artist residency program, please note you are only eligible to apply in the Award city where you permanently reside. Additionally, you must make yourself available to meet with jurors for a 45 minute virtual studio visit should you be chosen as a Finalist.
Unless applying as a collaborative, you must be the sole conceptual author of the artwork submitted in the application; if there are collaborators that share authorship of the submitted work they must be clearly identified and credited.
*If you have temporarily relocated due to COVID-19 please email us at info@artadia.org

Artadia is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and believes in fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs of all individuals and groups.

While we welcome applications from artists at all stages of their practice, Artadia Awardees demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence, maintain a rigorous practice and have a clear artistic voice.

Previous jurors have recommended that artists submit work that has been created within the past three years. Though you may submit more than one slide of the same artwork, we recommend that you provide a representative sample of the breadth of your creative work.
PLEASE NOTE: Video submissions are limited to video art, animation, and performance documentation. Feature length commercial films and documentaries, music videos, and commercial music projects are not eligible.

Artadia employs a rigorous two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading national and international curators and artists. A preliminary panel evaluates all submissions and selects six Award Finalists. A second panel of two curators, one based in the Award city, will conduct virtual studio visits with the six Finalists. Of the Finalists, the jurors will designate three artists to receive awards of $10,000 each in unrestricted funds.

May 1 - June 1: Application open
Mid June: Finalists notified
Late June: Virtual studio visits with Finalists
Early July: 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awardees announced

Fill out the application below to have your work considered for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards.
We recommend that you finish the application two days prior to the deadline. We will not be able to answer questions past Monday, May 30 or accept late applications. Please allow yourself 48 hours to upload images and video. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Please direct any questions to info@artadia.org with the subject line "2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awards Application." We will answer your questions as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
In Cahoots Residency In Cahoots Residency, Petaluma CA, provides housing and studio space to both emerging and professional artists in a variety of mediums, with a focus on artists books, letterpress, printmaking, writing, and collaboration. The residency hosts from three to five artists at a time in 1-week, 2-week or 4-week sessions. Residents are provided individual guest houses and 24-hour access to the spacious shared studio. In Cahoots is a place of collaboration and creative energy, a rare opportunity for uninterrupted work time as well as creative dialog with other artists. Our pastoral location, light-filled studios, and collaborative spirit inspire artists to make new discoveries and leave with a renewed passion for their work.

The spacious printmaking and book arts studios are in a renovated barn, with modern conveniences and historic charm. The letterpress studio, located in the former horse barn, is fully equipped with a Vandercook Universal I, a Vandercook Universal III automated press, polymer plate bases, and a large collection of lead and wood type of a variety of sizes. The etching studio, with northern light and exposed beams overhead, houses a Takach 40 x 72 etching press, acid area for etching, a large drying rack and work tables. The book bindery is in a separate wing of the barn and includes a Jacques board shear, guillotine paper cutter, large clean work table, drymount press and nipping press.

With separate housing and socially distanced studios, residencies have continued throughout COVID-19. Next deadlines are June 1, and October 1, 2022, for residencies that will take place in 2023. Grants are available.
SFAC Galleries & SFPL: COVID-19 Community Time Capsule Project The COVID-19 Community Time Capsule is a collection located at the San Francisco History Center of the San Francisco Public Library that documents and preserves the collective experiences of San Francisco residents during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

For this opportunity, SFAC Galleries is partnering with SFPL requesting proposals of projects by artists of all disciplines that respond to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The completed works will be preserved in the COVID-19 Community Time Capsule at SFPL and shared with the public, as well as remain in the City and Country Archives of San Francisco for long-term preservation.

Projects must reflect the events that took place during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Proposals may include projects that have been initiated in 2020 or new projects. We are accepting proposals from artists of all disciplines; however, the final form of the project must be in a form appropriate to be housed at the San Francisco History Center (see Selection Process for more details).
Call for Artists – A Between This exhibition explores how environments shape the perceptions and positions that guide ideas of self, connection to others, and collective activity. It poses the question- how does the amount of time spent in a specific environment also affects one’s vision towards it?

Artists working in all mediums are welcome to apply.

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 24 – Mar. 23, 2022

Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 11:59 pm
Email submissions can be sent to submissions@rootdivision.org.

1. Submission Form: please submit the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

2. Images: Up to four jpgs associated conceptually with the open call. Each jpg should be 1200px in the largest dimension, labeled to correspond with the inventory numbers listed on the application (i.e. 01_LastName.jpg). If there is video it should be submitted as a still and as a link to a web-hosted video viewer.

3. Artist Resume: (2 pg. max)

4. Artist Statement: (1 pg. max) Please tell us how your work relates to the theme of the open call.

5. Submission Fee: A $10 fee must be on file by 12/14/21 for the email submission to be considered. E-payment can be made on website.

Please email renee@rootdivision.org with any questions and send all application materials to submissions@rootdivision.org.
Mary Blair Award for Art Contest

The Mary Blair Award for Art honors exceptional artists’ work across various media. With a prize of $1,000, this award is constantly seeking new and fresh artist perspectives to create a dialogue with our audience. Works can be stand-alone pieces or part of a larger series. Artists may submit up to five (5) pieces per submission.

Please be sure to:

include your name, address, phone number, and email address when submitting

include available art credits: title, medium, dimensions, year

ensure submissions are rendered in an easily accessible format such as .jpg

ensure submissions are at least 300 dpi

provide a 50-word bio

make sure your Submittable profile is up-to-date

The contest submission fee is $20, which includes a free copy of the latest edition of Reed. (Please note that submitters with US addresses on file will receive print copies of the journal, whereas those with overseas addresses will receive digital copies.) Multiple submissions are accepted as separate entries. Contest submissions not selected for final judging may still be considered for publication in the magazine. The winner of the Mary Blair Award may have a portfolio of their work featured online or in the journal (as space permits). Contest pieces may be considered for the cover.
Center for Cultural Innovation Grants CCI understands that artists working in all disciplines, at all stages of their careers, need direct support to develop their creative practice. For this reason, we constantly evolve, research, and refine our programs and forge beneficial partnerships that allow us to quickly address new developments and provide artists with support in areas where other funding sources may be limited.
San Francisco Artist Grant (SFA) For projects taking place July 2022 - December 2023. For guidelines: https://www.sfartscommission.org/sites/default/files/FY22%20SFA%20Guidelines_Finalv2.pdf.
Artadia Awards – San Francisco

The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose.

The San Francisco Bay Area application includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Application open from June 1 – July 1, 2021.
Root Division – Open Call: Introductions 2021

Root Division invites artists working in all genres to submit work for our annual juried exhibition, Introductions 2021. Each year, Root Division presents the work of 12 Bay Area artists in an exhibition and catalogue juried by three prominent arts professionals.
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