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Call for Local Artists

The Artists Loft, located in downtown Oakland, CA is seeking local artists to exhibit their work for a one weekend art exhibit (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon). This exhibit will be a collaborative project showcasing various artistic mediums including painting, photography, three-dimensional work, and performing arts; and will benefit the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition.

The topic of this exhibit will be “Dia de los Muertos”, or “Day of the Dead”, the equivalent of the Catholic “All Souls Day” celebrated on November 2, where the dearly departed are celebrated and honored by loved ones. 

Work must adhere to the following parameters: 

  • Each artists must address the topic of el Dia de los Muertos, and
  • Each piece (or grouping) of physical art must be for sale for $400 or less.

Within these parameters, the exhibit is open to your artistic interpretation – personal loss, cherished relationships, local and global current events, cultural traditions, mystery and beauty of cemeteries, Calaveras or Catrinas, etc.

This exhibit will incorporate a fun, lively concept – Off the Hook – that will encourage visitors to liberate the art as they view it (buy the art and take down the exhibit). Purchased art will be taken by the patron immediately rather than after the exhibit has closed.

This exhibit is scheduled to open on November 3, 2017.

Interested artists should email Melanie Gravois of The Artists Loft at by September 15, 2017.  Provide your full name, mailing address, phone number, email address and jpegs of 2-6 pieces of work that you would like to be considered for the exhibit.  Include the name of the work, medium, dimensions (framed) and sale price. Please ensure that your information is accurate and complete.

Note: Artists may be required to bring samples of work to The Artists Loft for view prior to them being accepted for this exhibit. The Artists Loft reserves the right to select pieces of work to be exhibited in this show.

For more information about The Artists Loft, visit the website at


Deadline: 09-15-2017
The Artists Loft
Oakland, CA

Contact: Melanie Gravois
Phone: 510.585.4589

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