Our next round of opportunities is currently closed. Our next round of open calls will be up in mid October.

Embark's open calls are directed towards the graduate students and recently graduated masters students from the below local institutions: California College of the Arts, Mills College, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, San Jose University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and UC Davis. 

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Recent Open Calls

Taking Temperature

Exhibition Dates: September 7 - October 13

In partnership with The COAL + ICE Project, a documentary photography exhibition and climate festival coming to San Francisco this Fall, Embark Arts seeks artwork that responds to the environmental and political complexities of the climate change crisis. 

On both a personal and global scale, how have these shifts affected landscapes, cultures, and communities? What are the implications of living in a country whose government actively denies climate science? Possible themes include, but are certainly not limited to, extreme weather events, apocalyptic predictions for the future, public land use and regulations, and hope in the form of environmental activism. We would like to focus on how these issues can be addressed through a variety of art forms and as such we encourage artists working in all mediums, including performance, to apply. 



Artwork Drop Off/Artist Meet Up: Sunday, August 26, 12:00PM-4:00PM

Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 6:00PM-9:00PM

Artwork Pick Up: Monday, October 15, 10:00AM-5:00PM



Wave Forms

Exhibition Dates: October 26 - December 1

Embark Gallery seeks artworks that engage meaningfully with light and/or sound. This exhibition will ruminate on how these forces can be effective as the focus of a visual artwork, or how they can enhance a viewing experience. Artwork should capture the unique energy of light and sound waves, considering the vast diversity of both and/or how they can function together. Embark seeks a broad applicant pool for this show in order to demonstrate a variety of approaches to light and sound art, and as such encourage artists working in all mediums (including performance) to apply. 



Artwork Drop Off/Artist Meet Up: Sunday, October 14, 12:00PM-4:00PM

Opening Reception: Friday, October 26, 6:00-9:00PM

Artwork Pick Up: Monday, December 10, 10:00AM-5:00PM