Sculpture as Metaphor • Juried Exhibition

October 3—Novemver 14, 2014
Receptions: October 10, 5-8pm + November 11, 5-8pm

Juror: Bella Feldman, award winning artist and professor of sculpture

ENTRIES DUE Friday, September 5, 4pm
Apply through Call For Entry today 


SF Bay Area artists only (within 100 miles from San Rafael, California)
Submissions should express or allude to the theme as described below
Sculptural media only, industrial and innovative materials encouraged
The size limit is six feet in any dimension
Submit via only. AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions
Original artwork only

Description of Theme

Description: All sculptural techniques and compositions which play with the idea of metaphor will be considered. Industrial and innovative materials encouraged.

Exhibition Calendar

Fri, September 5, 4pm: Entries due via
Fri, September 12 or Sat, September 13: Notification by email
Sat, September 27, 10am-4pm: Deliver accepted entries
Fri, October 10, 5-8pm: Reception
Fri, November 11, 5-8pm: 2nd Reception
Sat, November 15, 10am - 4pm: Pick up unsold artwork

Entry Fee

$40 for up to 3 entries. $20 discount provided for AWD Artist Members.     

Online Entry

callforentry logoAWD uses (CaFÉ) to process juried exhibitions. To submit entries, visit Once you create a free profile, follow the directions for uploading your images to your portfolio, and applying to this call and other calls. AWD will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions. The CaFÉ website provides all the assistance you should need to prepare your submissions.  If you have trouble sizing your image(s), here are a few links that will help. If you need assistance after using Call For Entry help or these other websites, contact AWD to request assistance from our staff.

Apply through Call For Entry today 


You will be notified by email or phone if your work is accepted, otherwise you will receive an email.

Delivery of Accepted Work Sat, September 27: Work(s) must be hand delivered to Art Works Downtown classroom, 1337 Fourth St., San Rafael, between the hours of 10am and 4pm. All work must be prepared to install the following week. Wall hung work must be securely wired.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.

Retrieval Sat, Nov 15Pick 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.


Upon sale, AWD accepts the artist’s (tax deductible) donation of 40% of the artwork’s value. Artist must include the cost of tax in their prices. The artist is responsible to report sales tax.

Liability and Image use Regarding Work Submitted

There is coverage for exhibited work based on insured value entered on the entry form. Beyond that, artists may provide their own insurance. 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 accepted images(s) for AWD promotions.

For more information, call (415) 451-8119, or emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ENTRIES DUE Friday, September 5, 4pm


Click here to view printable version of prospuctus.