"Urban Tides: A San Francisco Story" Artist Submission

Exhibition Details

Voss Gallery, in partnership with the Ferry Building, is thrilled to announce "Urban Tides: A San Francisco Story," an unprecedented open call seeking to illuminate the vibrant soul of the Bay Area through the lenses of its most creative artists.

This juried group exhibition aims to capture the unique narrative of San Francisco—a city where the pulse of urban energy harmoniously blends with the allure of natural beauty. By featuring 70 of the Bay Area’s most compelling artistic talents, this event not only offers a prestigious platform at Voss Gallery but also provides 20 of the showcased artists an extraordinary opportunity to magnify their work at the iconic Ferry Building.

"Urban Tides: A San Francisco Story" embodies a celebration of the region's enchanting essence and the Ferry Building's enduring legacy as a landmark of innovation, elegance, and a gateway to the heart of San Francisco. Join us in showcasing the dynamic and diverse stories that make the Bay Area an epicenter of artistic excellence.

Important Dates

The deadline for submissions is SUNDAY, MAY 12TH (11:59PM PST).
Artists must be 18 years or older by the submission deadline and based in the Bay Area to apply.

Artists will be notified via email about their submission by May 25th. Artists are responsible for delivering selected work for exhibition to Voss Gallery. Further details will be provided via acceptance email.

An Award Ceremony for the selected artists will be held during the Ferry Building Day Anniversary Celebration on Friday, July 12th from 5PM - 7:30PM, followed by an Opening Reception at Voss Gallery on Saturday, July 13th from 5-9PM. The exhibition will be on view through August 17th.

Selection Committee

Artwork Information

All artwork must be the EXACT dimensions 20 inches tall x 16 inches wide and may not exceed more than 3 inches from the wall. The 20 x 16 in. requirement includes any necessary framing of the work for works on paper.

All artistic styles of 2D mediums accepted include: paintings, drawings, photography, and collages. If the work incorporates textured elements, it may not exceed more than 3 inches from the wall. Artwork must be professionally presented and ready to hang securely on a wall with hanging wire. Any artwork without hanging hardware may not be accepted for exhibition on arrival.

Cat Gutierrez's "Hapuna HI" sunset painting is available at Voss Gallery, San Francisco for $350.