Call Detail

Paper as Voice at Art Works Downtown
Art Works Downtown
1337 Fourth Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Entry Deadline: 3/17/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (Paper as Voice at Art Works Downtown): $40.00

Description of Theme: Art Works Downtown seeks to showcase artwork with innovative techniques, concepts, and compositions primarily dependant on paper.

Juror: Judy O'Shea is an internationally exhibiting artist who focuses on large-scale paper installations in challenging locations.


  • Artworks must be predominiantly made of paper.
  • San Francisco Bay Area artists only (within 100 miles from San Rafael California)
  • Submit via only. AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions
  • Original artwork only, no giclees or reproductions
  • Artwork must not have exhibited in the 1337 Gallery
  • Size restriction:  no larger than 6’ in any dimension

Exhibition Calendar:

  • Fri, March 17, 4pm: Entries due via
  • Fri, March 24 or Sat, March 25: Notification by email
  • Sat, April 15, 11am-4pm: Deliver accepted entries
  • Fri, May 12, 5-8pm: Reception
  • Sat, June 3, 10am - 4pm: Pick up unsold artwork

Entry Fee: $40 for up to 3 entries. Discount provided for AWD Artist Members.

Online Entry: AWD uses (CaFÉ) to process juried exhibitions. To submit entries, visit First create a free profile then upload images to your portfolio. Second, apply to this call. The CaFÉ website provides all the assistance you should need to prepare your submissions and apply. If you have trouble sizing your image(s), use the links provided below for help. Before you start, we recommend reviewing the CAFÉ HELP page. We also recommend reviewing our CAFÉ Tips and Tricks by going to > Exhibitions tab > Calls for Entry > Tips and Tricks. If you need assistance after using Call For Entry HELP or these other websites, contact AWD to request assistance from our staff.

  • 3D/sculptural entries: Since you can only submit one image per entry, we suggest submitting one image with two views.
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Notification: You will be notified by email. Note: you will receive separate emails for accepted and reject entries.

Delivery of Accepted Work: Work(s) must be hand delivered to Art Works Downtown 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael between the hours of 11am and 4pm. All work must be ready for installation. Wall hung work must be securely wired. If you work requires special installation, prepare printed directions. No substitutes will be accepted for works approved by the juror. Please also deliver an artist statement and resume for the artist binder. We do not print these materials for you. The artist must sign a consignment contract upon delivery. If a representative of the artist delivers, the artist must call ahead to give the representative’s name.

Pick Up: Pick up unsold work between 10am and 4pm. Artists who do not retrieve their work will be charged a storage fee of $1.00 per day. Works remaining after 30 days will become property of Art Works Downtown.

Sales: Art Works Downtown (AWD) accepts a 40% donation upon sale. AWD processes sales as follows. All checks and credit card sales will be made to Art Works Downtown. AWD then reports the sales tax and passes the net sale to the artist. The artist is responsible for donating 40% of the net sale total to AWD. It is not the artist’s responsibility to report sales tax. All sold artworks will remain in the gallery until the exhibition ends. Buyers can pick up the work on, or after, the last exhibition day. Sales will be paid to artists at the end of the exhibition.

Liability and Image use Regarding Work Submitted: Precaution will be taken to safeguard all work from loss or damage, but neither Art Works Downtown nor anyone connected with this exhibition will be responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Artist permits AWD to use images(s) of accepted works for AWD promotions.