Call for Artists

Now Accepting Submissions for Spring 2017!

DEADLINE: February 12th!

Embark is pleased to announce 3 new opportunities: two exhibitions for current MFA students and one film and video night, which is open to any and all emerging local artists!

Apply now at Embark Art's application portal on SlideRoom! 

FREE to Apply


April 7- May 7

In honor of Embark’s upcoming expansion, this exhibition will explore the theme of growth. Embark calls for artworks that address change, improvement, transformation, transition, multiplying, metamorphosis and/or modification. Subjects can include but are certainly not limited to the body, form, technology, politics and culture, or the history of art. For example, consider borders in terms of nationalism and globalization, or the spread of viruses and growth of parasites.

All media will be considered, and large installation pieces are specifically encouraged for this show. Apply now!


May 19- June 18

As students earn their degrees and celebrate their success, Embark explores the theme of FAILURE. Embark calls for a broad range of artworks that address inadequacies, deficiencies, and failings, either personal, political or aesthetic. Consider social or political failures, the failure of the individual in the face of larger structures, or even the failure to fit societal norms. These are just a few examples. All media will be considered, including performance.   Apply now! 



Date TBD

Frame(s) is an recurring one night film and video art event at Embark Gallery. Please apply with film or video work under 20 minutes long. We are currently accepting works in a broad range of subject matter and style.

IMPORTANT: For Frame(s) we are accepting submissions from any and all emerging artists who are local to the Bay Area, meaning you do NOT have to be enrolled in an MFA program at one of the 8 institutions Embark serves to apply for Frame(s.)  Apply now!


Embark is accepting submissions until February 12, 2017.

We look forward to seeing your work!





Embark’s New Writing Fellowship Program seeks impassioned authors to write about Embark programming

Embark is happy to announce an exciting new opportunity for writers. Are you an art historian, critic, academic or an artist with a creative writing practice? Apply now! DEADLINE: September 22nd at midnight

We are looking for critical essays, art historical analyses, artist interviews, journalistic pieces, and creative writing to include in our published exhibition catalogs. Students will get valuable experience in working with a professional gallery, meet and network with other artists and writers from local institutions and learn best practices for creating content for exhibition catalogs. Embark will publish and publicize the writing of these fellows and also provide a small working stipend of $150.

We have 2 openings for the Fall 2016 Writing Fellowship Program. Each fellow will be responsible for 3 pieces of writing (1000-3000 words each) throughout the semester, covering our upcoming exhibitions Humor US and #simulacra.

To Apply

To Apply to the Fall 2016 Embark Writing Fellowship, please reply to with the Subject Line: “Writing Fellowship” and the following information:

1) Your full name, school, and expected graduation date.

2) At least 1 short proposal for a piece of writing about each show. Show descriptions and participating artists can be found here for Humor US, and here for #Simulacra.

3) A short (1-2 page) example of an art related essay, article or interview you have done in the past. Excerpts of longer work also accepted.