Call for Artists: Introductions 2020

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Root Division invites artists working in all genres to submit work for our annual juried exhibition, Introductions 2020. Each year, Root Division presents the work of 12 Bay Area artists in an exhibition and catalogue juried by three prominent arts professionals. Introductions highlights emerging Bay Area artists without gallery representation. Artists are selected through a highly competitive juror review based on the conceptual and formal strength of the work. The resulting exhibition includes a diverse range of media and subject matter featuring video, installation, sculpture, photography and painting. Introductions is a keystone of Root Division’s exhibition programming -- offering exposure to emerging artists and a chance for the public to learn about up and coming creative voices. This year, the exhibition will take place from August 19 to September 26, 2020 at Root Division.

Root Division invites artists working in all genres to submit work for an exhibition called Introductions 2020.

This exhibition will take place August 19 -  September 26, 2020. 
Introductions Jurors TBA
Submission Deadline: EXTENDED - Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:59pm

Eligibility Requirements:
▪ Artists must be living in one of 9 counties of the San Francisco Bay Area.
▪ Artwork submitted for review (or work very similar in nature to that submitted) must be available for listed exhibition dates.
▪ Artists cannot have existing gallery representation in the Bay Area.

Submit your Application:
Please submit the following materials in a single email to with the subject line "Introductions 2020_Last Name". Please limit total attachment size to 10MB.
Submission Deadline: EXTENDED - Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:59pm

▪ 4 images (jpegs: 72dpi) AND/OR a link to 3-minute clip of video on Vimeo or other video platform. Please label each jpg as "ImageNumber_Last Name" i.e. "01_Cortez"
▪ Artist CV (1-2 page max)
▪ Artist Statement (1 page max)

Online Application Form available here.

Submission Fee
All submission payments* must be on file by 06/11/2020 for the email submission to be considered.
E-payment can be paid securely online at this link:

* Fees go to support stipends for jurors and exhibiting artists as well as the production of a full-color exhibition catalog. In an effort to provide equitable access to this opportunity, artists can request a fee waiver by emailing:

** Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified in mid-July via email or phone about the inclusion of their work in the show. Representatives from Root Division will conduct studio visits as necessary, but good documentation of work for submission is strongly suggested. **

Please email with any questions.

April 14th, 2020 9:00 AM through June 19th, 2020 11:59 PM
Submission Fee
Submission Fee $ 20.00

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